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  • Escaped Dallas County inmate caught, arrested

    DALLAS COUNTY – Escaped Dallas County inmate Justin Gonzalez is back behind bars. Gonzalez was handcuffed to another inmate Monday as he was being taken from Garland to the Dallas County Jail. Gonzalez slipped out of his handcuffs, escaped out of the back of a transport van, and fled on foot. Dallas police say investigators interviewing family, friends, and associates were able to get information on a car Gonzalez may have been using, then found the car Wednesday at an […]

  • Teen develops ‘wet lung’ after vaping for just 3 weeks

    An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke — or in this case, a vape. This hostess, though, paid an unusual price for her e-cig use, according to a case study published Thursday in the medical journal Pediatrics. As usual for a patient report, the authors did not disclose the young woman’s name to protect her privacy. E-cigarettes heat […]

  • Dallas Animal Services officer arrested for animal cruelty

    DALLAS – A Dallas Animal Services officer is charged with animal cruelty after causing the death of a kitten he was supposed to be caring for. Officer Eric Pogue was charged May 16 with Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals. Investigators say Pogue was bitten April 25 by a four-week-old kitten he was supposed to be taking in; Pogue reacted to the bite by throwing the kitten to the floor, causing severe trauma and leaving the animal unresponsive. DAS notified Dallas Police and […]

  • Irving teacher accused of molesting student for years

    IRVING – Irving police have arrested an elementary school music teacher after an outcry from a 10-year-old girl alleging years of inappropriate contact. Edmund Charles Barrera, a music teacher at Irving ISD’s Lee Britain Elementary School, is in the Irving Jail after the girl told police Barrera repeatedly touched her genitals through her clothing. Police say the incidents took place in the classroom over the past few years. Police had been investigating Barrera for previous accusations of unwanted contact involving […]

  • Arlington police post photo after one ‘friend’ shot another while rolling marijuana cigarettes

    ARLINGTON – Two ‘friends’ were arrested in Arlington after one accidentally shot the other while the pair were rolling joints, according to police, and on top of that, one got a friendly hospital bracelet. Arlington police say Tresean Melvin Damarius was arrested on outstanding warrants, possession of marijuana, and tampering with evidence. This after allegedly being shot by his ‘friend’ Wesley Simmons, who was arrested on Class C warrants and assault – bodily injury. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson posted […]

  • Dallas ISD staff save substitute teacher’s life after he collapses

    DALLAS – A Dallas ISD substitute teacher is alive to celebrate National School Nurse Day and Teacher Appreciation Week, all thanks to… yep, a school nurse, a teacher, and a school office manager. The three women at Dallas’ Martha Turner Reilly Elementary, who have been First Aid/CPR/AED trained, jumped into action and called 911 to save the substitute teacher after he collapsed in the school’s front office. After hearing ‘a thump’ and finding the man on the floor, office manager […]

  • Check your phone number! If DISH Network called, you could get $1,200

    If your phone number was listed in the Do Not Call Registry and Dish Network called anyway, you could be one of thousands eligible for $1,200 in damages. A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed against DISH Network, saying the satellite TV provider violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The suit is a result of Krakauer v. DISH Network. Thomas Krakauer, who had his phone number listed in the Do Not Call Registry, […]

  • Plano ISD student arrested for soliciting others to join ISIS-inspired attack at local mall

    COLLIN COUNTY – A Plano ISD student has been arrested and charged after an undercover investigation into an ISIS-inspired shooting attack at a North Texas shopping mall. Matin Azizi-Yarand was arrested for soliciting others to join in a mass shooting at a local mall sometime in mid-May. Affidavits released by the Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis say the 17-year-old sent more than $14,00 to others to buy weapons and other tactical gear and  he had written and planned to […]

  • CW33 mourns loss of longtime engineer Gene Peterson

    DALLAS – The CW33 family here at KDAF-TV is mourning the loss of our longtime engineer, expert, mentor, and friend Gene Peterson. Gene was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed not only by his family, but also by all who worked with and loved him. Known commonly as ‘Gene’ to most, Eugene Peterson was born in 1947 in Brighton, Colorado, the first son of Hobart and Lucille Peterson. As a child, he moved often with his family, […]

  • Thieves caught on camera stealing woman’s wallet in Fort Worth

    FORT WORTH – Take a look at the surveillance video above. It shows a man creeping up on a shopper April 1 at a grocery store in Fort Worth. Security video from Winco Foods in the 8900 block of Tehama Ridge Parkway shows the man reach into a woman’s purse and steals her wallet. A second suspect is seen watching the incident from afar. You can see them both walking away; it’s clear the two suspects are working together. The woman’s credit cards […]