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  • Kidnapped woman escapes RV during chase, 2 children rescued before suspect dies in fiery end

    ARLINGTON – A police chase involving a recreational vehicle carrying a man who had allegedly shot his wife and taken her, along with their two young children, across several counties came to a fiery end in Arlington early Thursday morning. According to Arlington Police Lt. Chris Cook, Arlington police joined the chase about 4:30 a.m., after Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 text from a woman reporting she had been shot, kidnapped, and she and her two children were inside […]

  • Dallas police investigating unexplained death on High Five

    DALLAS – Dallas police are investigating the unexplained death of a man who somehow left the top of the High Five overpass and plummeted to his death early Wednesday morning. Officers responded just before 3 a.m. to a major accident at the North Central Expressway access road and 635 LBJ Freeway; upon arrival, officers found 29-year-old Chase Duckworth dead on the roadway below the High Five overpass. Witnesses told police Duckworth stopped and got out of his car on the High Five after […]

  • Arlington City Council unanimously approves $850,000 for Christian Taylor’s family

    ARLINGTON – The family of a man killed by a former Arlington police officer will receive over $800,000 from the city. Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old student at Angelo State University, was fatally shot by rookie officer Brad Miller, who was investigating burglary at a car dealership August 7, 2015. Security video showed Taylor behaving erratically in the dealership before driving through a showroom window. The Taylor family never filed a lawsuit, but chose to work with the City of Arlington […]

  • Richardson police release more video in search for road rage killer

    RICHARDSON – Richardson police are still searching for the shooter in the May 18 road rage shooting on the southbound US 75 Central Expressway frontage road, near Arapaho Road and Campbell Road. Newly-released video matches witness statements saying the victim, 27-year-old Robert Klikus of Irving, may have had to opportunity to remove himself from the situation, but did not. Reports said two cars were driving erratically before coming to a red light, where the drivers exchanged words. That’s when the driver of a […]

  • Woman in viral ‘Fake Homeless’ video arrested

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A woman featured in a viral “Fake Homeless” video has been arrested in Virginia. In the video posted on YouTube, at least two men approach the woman after it appeared she was begging for money at an intersection in Henrico’s West End. The men question the woman about her homeless status after they follow her from the median where she was asking for money to her car parked nearby. After a verbal spat, the woman goes […]

  • Forney softball player dies after being run over at team dinner

    FORNEY – Forney High School is mourning the loss of a 14-year-old classmate and softball player run over by a car as she was leaving a team dinner. Emily Galiano and her varsity softball teammates were leaving a team dinner Tuesday evening when, according to the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office, several girls got into a white Jeep in the driveway of a home in the 13000 block of Hollow Drive, just outside Forney city limits. There “was some horseplay” and as the […]

  • Arlington man sentenced for scamming $1.1 million from Home Depot

    ARLINGTON – An Arlington man will spend two years behind bars for scheming more than a million dollars out of Home Depot. Henry Lamon Spruiell, 46, used a fake tax exempt ID to get $1.1 million in sales tax refunds, in-store credits, and cash from Home Depot stores in north Texas, all over a three-year period. Spruiell pleaded guilty to federal charges in January to one count of using an unauthorized access device. He was sentenced Monday and ordered to report […]

  • Frisco man arrested for touching teen girls in Celina retail stores

    CELINA – A Frisco man has been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching teen girls working in Celina clothing stores. Jonathan Ong Aviles, 46, had been identified as the suspect involved in offenses of unwanted physical contact with female employees of local retail businesses in Celina; Aviles turned himself into police May 15. He was taken to the Collin County Detention Center on two arrest warrants for ‘Assault Causes Physical Contact’ — Class C misdemeanors — and bonds totaling $4,000. Police were […]

  • Irving Metro PCS worker accused of repeated sexual assault of 9-year-old girl dropped off ‘to play’ in store

    IRVING – A Metro PCS employee in Irving is accused of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl on several occasions after she was dropped off over the past year ‘to play’ in the store while her mother attended a fitness class next door. Police arrested Gerardo Israel Strauss following an outcry from the girl claiming she had been inappropriately touched by a man in the store located in the 1400 block of E. Grauwyler Road. The girl told investigators of a male employee taking […]

  • 26 Mother-in-law horror stories

    If your mother-in-law is or was a handful, know that you are NOT alone. We took social media and slightly beyond to ask the brave for a few tales from their MIL diaries. In the interest of world peace, all contributors are anonymous. We’d love to hear — and let’s face it, laugh at — your MIL horror story! Submit at the bottom of this post. From Day 1 “My husband’s parents told me when we first got married I was […]