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  • Hurst pastor arrested on child porn charges

    HURST – A Baptist pastor in Hurst has been arrested on child porn charges after Best Buy employees discovered child pornography on his computer. James Rankin was arrested Thursday after employees of the Best Buy store at 869 Northeast Mall Blvd. alerted police about 8:40 p.m. to what they believed to be child pornography, according to a Hurst Police Department press release. Investigators arrested 78-year-old Rankin, owner of the computer and an associate pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Hurst, charging him […]

  • Vigil honors 8-year-old killed in hit & run

    FORT WORTH – A Fort Worth neighborhood is remembering one of its youngest residents by holding a vigil Thursday in the very spot where the little girl was killed by a hit and run driver last week. Aja Dakota Hill was struck by a speeding car Friday in the 1500 block of Barron Lane as she rode her scooter. The driver fled the scene without stopping or helping the 8-year-old; Aja was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. A home security […]

  • Suspect arrested in Garland Subway store robbery and rape of 2 employees

    GARLAND – Garland police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of a Subway restaurant and sexual assault of store two employees. Joshua Cook, 20, was arrested Friday at a hotel in the 3600 block of Leon and booked into the Garland Detention Center on one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. Officers say two Subway employees were preparing to close the store Wednesday night in the 1200 block of Northwest Highway when Cook allegedly confronted them […]

  • 2 Killed, 18 injured in Mount Pleasant High School track team bus crash

    TITUS COUNTY – Two people were killed and 18 injured Thursday night when a bus carrying the Mount Pleasant High School boys track team crashed into an oncoming 18-wheeler in east Texas, officials say. The Mount Pleasant High School boys track team bus, being driven by a coach as the team returned from a meet in Paris, was a few miles ahead of the girls bus as it traveled two miles south of Talco on Highway 271. According to Mount Pleasant ISD […]

  • Body found in Lake Ray Hubbard is missing Rowlett fisherman

    DALLAS – A body found on Lake Ray Hubbard has been positively identified as missing Rowlett fisherman Mark Jordan. Texas game wardens say Mark Jordan’s body was found early Wednesday several yards from where his capsized boat had been found earlier on Lake Ray Hubbard. Jordan’s body surfaced and was pulled from the lake around 7:30 a.m., according to Dallas Police spokesperson Jason Evans. The body was turned over to the Rockwall Justice of the Peace and taken to the Dallas County […]

  • Denison teen lied about black men kidnapping, gang raping her

    DENISON – An 18-year-old woman’s claim that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted… was all a hoax. Breana Harmon Talbot ignited a sense of fear and outrage in the Denison community as well as on social media after she said three black men in ski masks were responsible for kidnapping her, taking her into the woods, and raping her. But police say her story did not add up and quickly unraveled. Police found Talbot partially dressed at a church, where she […]

  • Denton woman rescued after 5 days stranded in Grand Canyon

    DENTON – A woman from Denton was rescued after being stranded in Arizona near the Grand Canyon for five days. Amber Vanhecke was traveling to the Havasupai Reservation when her car ran out of gas. The 24-year-old called for help, but her call was dropped before a trooper could determine her exact location. Authorities conducted an air search and a helicopter crew noticed she had arranged rocks to spell “Help.” Vanhecke’s car was found abandoned, but police discovered notes she left that explained where […]

  • Fort Worth police release photo in hit & run

    FORT WORTH – Fort Worth Police are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run that put a teenager in critical condition. 16-year-old Aaron Lancaster was walking home from school at Timber Creek High School when he was struck at a protected crosswalk on Alta Visa Road and Funnel Street. Police say the car that hit Lancaster continued northbound on Alta Visa Road. Lancaster was taken to a hospital where he currently remains in a medically induced coma. A witness described the […]

  • April Netflix: Everything coming and going

    Everything from Schindler’s List to A Nightmare on Elm Street to Gremlins arrives on Netflix in April. It’s also the last month you can catch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Princess Bride. ARRIVING April 1 A Weekend with the Family (2016) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Across the Universe (2007) An American Tail (1986) An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) Boy Bye (2016) Born To Be Free (2016) […]

  • New area being searched for missing retired Dallas firefighter

    QUINLAN – Crews are beginning a third search for a retired Dallas firefighter who’s been missing for nearly two weeks. Michael Chambers was last seen on security video at the Walmart near his home in Quinlan. Chambers’ wife last spoke to her husband around 8:00 a.m. March 10; she reported her husband missing that evening when she returned home to find him gone, according to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. Based on found evidence at the Chambers home, investigators believe the 70-year-old to be […]