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  • Missing 8-year-old Fort Worth boy found safe

    FORT WORTH – An eight-year-old boy missing overnight in Fort Worth has been found safe. Dieudonne Babutu had last been seen early Tuesday evening at a park playground in the 4500 block of Campus Drive, near the Ladera Palms Apartments in southeast Fort Worth. After family checked at homes of several of the his friends, police went door to door, checking 300 apartments, in search of Dieudonne. Early Wednesday, Fort Worth police posted to Facebook that Dieudonne had been found […]

  • Former Fort Worth coach accused of sex abuse of young gymnasts

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – A Texas gymnastics coach is behind bars in Indiana, wanted by Fort Worth police on several counts of sexual assault. Skipper Glenn Crawley was arrested Wednesday in Indiana and booked into the Hamilton County Jail, according to FOX59. Fort Worth police say Crawley will be extradited to Texas, where he faces preliminary charges of sexual abuse of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Crawley is accused of abusing several young gymnasts, all of whom […]

  • Kraft Heinz’s Taco Bell Queso recalled for botulism risk

    Kraft Heinz is recalling close to 70,000 jars of Taco Bell Cheese Dip because of a risk of botulism. The company says the decision was made after discovering the 15-oz. Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip showed signs of product separation. This could lead to the growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. It’s a rare but potentially fatal food poisoning. The jarred dips with these ‘best when used by’ dates are part of the recall: October 31, […]

  • New hot line opened in Dallas to help unsheltered & homeless

    DALLAS – A new hot line has been opened in Dallas for people who need help finding shelter and housing. Calls coming in from the street, shelters, safe havens and transitional housing, jails, and hospitals can now go through the Homeless Crisis Helpline (1-888-411-6802) and connect to the best resources to meet their needs. The Homeless Crisis Helpline, announced Monday, is part of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. Calls to the helpline, which are toll-free, will be routed by situation. Actively fleeing domestic […]

  • HPV test more effective than Pap smear in cancer screening, study suggests

    Cervical cancer is among the easiest gynecologic cancers to prevent, and two screening tests can help detect the disease early: the routine Pap smear and testing for human papillomavirus, or HPV. The cytology-based Pap smear involves looking for cancer or precancer cells by testing cells taken from the lower end of a woman’s uterus, called the cervix. Diagnosing diseases by looking at single cells and small clusters of cells is called cytology or cytopathology. On the other hand, a woman’s […]

  • Police called on 12-year-old mowing grass – which only gets him more business

    CLEVELAND – An Ohio boy is running his own business this summer cutting lawns and cleaning up yards. Reginald Fields, 12, is the owner of Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service. With several helping hands from his cousins, brothers and sisters, they are up with the sun every day working the neighborhood in Maple Heights. That’s what they were doing when someone called Maple Heights police on them. “They said I was cutting their grass. I didn’t know it!” Reggie said. His […]

  • ‘Toy Story Land’ opens this weekend at Walt Disney World – here’s a sneak peek

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The toy-filled world of Woody and Buzz Lightyear officially opens at Walt Disney World this weekend. Toy Story Land, inspired by the characters from the Pixar films, gives you the chance to become “honorary toys” and hang out Woody and Buzz. “With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences, Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences […]

  • Dallas is #3 nationwide for users of Ashley Madison cheating website

    DALLAS – Infidelity is alive and well here in DFW, apparently. Dallas has the third-highest number of people using AshleyMadison.com, the website for men and women looking to date outside of marriage. A new report calculated by accounting firm Ernst & Young and released by AshleyMadison.com says Seattle and Denver, respectively, are the only cities with more member sign ups per capita than Dallas, according to USA Today. WHY is this? Because Dallas women know what they want (to have their […]

  • ICE is hiring! Arlington hosts Homeland Security job fair Tuesday & Wednesday

    ARLINGTON – Who wants to wear a badge and a windbreaker (and maybe a bulletproof vest?) to work?! The Department of Homeland Security will be in DFW Tuesday and Wednesday, looking for a few good men and women to join up. DHS is in Arlington for the next two days, recruiting North Texans interested in jobs including ICE agents, Border Patrol, Secret Service, and FEMA employees. The department also put out its first ever female-only job announcement for positions like […]

  • North Texas girl, 5, dies after being run over at SeaWorld in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a 5-year-old North Texas girl who died in a parking lot Sunday night at SeaWorld in San Antonio. Police say Michaela Tirazo, of Aubrey, got away from her parents around 8 p.m. Early reports say she ran between parked cars before hitting the side of a white pickup truck driving in the parking lot. Michaela then fell underneath the truck’s right rear tire and was run over. AirLife was […]