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  • Military dad surprises daughter at school in Omaha

    OMAHA, Neb. – A military dad stationed in Seoul, South Korea pulled off a great surprise this Thanksgiving week for his daughter back home in Omaha, Nebraska. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Byous was able to surprise five-year-old Kinley at school. “I’m just ready to see her. I.. she’s my world,” Byous said just before the surprise reunion. Wanting to be reunited with his daughter was all Byous cared about, but others stepped in to help make it the surprise […]

  • David Cassidy, ’70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

    David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital. Cassidy was in critical condition and suffering from organ failure before his death Tuesday, Geffen said. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain […]

  • Dallas police need your help identifying 2 burglary and package thieves

    DALLAS – Police need your help in identifying two very busy men caught on camera committing burglary and stealing packages in Dallas — the same day. Police say the burglary incident happened on November 12, when the two suspects drove up to the DSW Shoe Warehouse on Westchester Drive in Dallas; they broke into the store and took merchandise. A few hours later, at 7:45 a.m. the same day, home security video captured what appears to be the same suspects […]

  • Sherin Mathews’ mother Sini arrested by Richardson police

    RICHARDSON – Sini Mathews, the adoptive mother of Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old Richardson girl reported missing October 7 and found dead in a culvert more than two weeks later, has been arrested and is in the Richardson City Jail. Sini Ann Mathews is accused of Abandoning or Endangering a Child, a felony, on October 6. According to the arrest affidavit, Sini and Wesley Mathews took their biological three-year-old daughter to a North Garland restaurant, leaving Sherin home alone. Cell phone records and […]

  • Fort Bend County sheriff searching for driver with anti-Trump message

    FORT BEND COUNTY – A Texas sheriff is looking for the owner of a truck traveling around with a profane anti-Trump message splayed across the back window. And, apparently, the county’s prosecutor is on board, ready to file Disorderly Conduct charges. Sheriff Troy E. Nehls  says citizens in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, have been calling about the sticker displayed on the back windshield of a white GMC Sierra pickup truck often seen on FM 359. The large print […]

  • Dallas Animal Services offering free adoptions

    DALLAS – Dallas Animal Services is over capacity right now, so they’re offering FREE adoptions of hundreds of pets. Animals over six years old are free to adopt and all spayed or neutered animals are free, according to DAS. Find out more here. The shelter says more than 200 animals are ready for adoption. You can find out more and see your future best friend at petfinder.com or at PetHarbor.com, with zip code 75212. Adoption costs for dogs and puppies is […]

  • Charges dropped against man shot by Mesquite police

    MESQUITE- All charges have been dropped against a Mesquite man who was shot in the chest by police officers last week. “What we heard was there was an altercation ensued typically done to the victim in this case now all this is speculation. It can be cleared up if they release the video,” attorney Justin Moore said. Officials say they got a report of a man breaking into a car. When police arrived, they found Lyndo Jones at the scene […]

  • Children shot at Northern California elementary school

    TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. – At least three people were killed and at least two children wounded in a shooting at a rural Northern California elementary school Tuesday morning. Authorities said multiple shots were fired about 8 a.m. at Corning Union Elementary School District’s Rancho Tehama Elementary School, about 20 miles southwest of Red Bluff. There were multiple victims, according to fox5sandiego.com. A witness near the scene told the local TV station she heard 90-100 shots fired, according to fox40.com. Another witness claimed to […]

  • Video shows rodent feces falling from ceiling at mall food court

    LOS ANGELES — A California woman says she is “shocked and disgusted” after recording cellphone video of rodent feces that fell from the ceiling of a food court at the Westfield Culver City mall over the weekend, according to KTLA. Meeyoung Choi said she recorded the video on Saturday when she and her mother were dining in the mall’s food court. After feeling something hit her, Choi at first thought children sitting nearby were throwing food; then, she and her […]

  • Sherin Mathews: Dallas ME confirms identity of Sherin’s body, father changes story

    RICHARDSON – The arrest affidavit for Sherin Mathews’ father, arrested for a second time in the disappearance and death of the three-year-old Richardson girl, shows Wesley Mathews changing his story. Richardson police say Mathews voluntarily showed up to the Richardson police station Monday with his attorney and told cops a different story about what happened the night Sherin disappeared. Wesley Mathews now says the little girl choked to death while drinking her milk in the garage. The Dallas County Medical […]