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23 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Mother's arrest at D/FW Airport shows difficulties of international custody disputes

There were mutual allegations of abuse, suspicions of infidelity and a nasty fight over custody of the couple's toddler son, Drew. But when Padmashini Drees traveled with Drew to India seven years ago and didn't return, the family's problems reached the U.S. State Department and the FBI.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Supreme Court, McKinney, TX

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Man with fraud history arrested for swindling $2 million from school teachers

A swindler who sold over $2 million in illegal promissory notes and other securities to school teachers , administrators and other school district employees was arrested this week. According to the Texas State Securities Board yesterday, McKinny resident Christopher Anthony Zaal was arrested Sept.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Personal Finance, Retirement, Home, Mortgage

Fri Sep 12, 2014

North Texas e-News

Watters Creek breaks ground on Lofts at Watters Creek

Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, the popular 750,000-square-foot mixed-use destination in Allen, Texas, is expanding with its much-anticipated new phase, the Lofts at Watters Creek, which will expand multi-family housing options. The expansion will be led by the partnership Trademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use development, investment and services firm, and Pacific Coast Capital Partners, Coventry Real Estate Advisors, and Southern Land Company.

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Related Topix: Texas, Allen, TX, Fort Worth, TX

CBS Local

Domestic Violence Shelters At Capacity Again

The numbers, experts say, are staggering: one in four women will experience abuse in her lifetime. And safely escaping isn't a simple task.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Dallas Morning News

Police accuse Richardson ISD teacher of sexually assaulting a child

McKinney police on Wednesday arrested Roger Kessler, a 43-year-old teacher, on suspicion of sexual assault with a child. The homeowner detained a man who was seen trying to flee the home, according to police.

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Related Topix: McKinney, TX

Dallas Morning News

Rape crisis center serves Collin County residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Amy Jones is a therapist and interim executive director at The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center in Plano. The agency, the only standalone rape crisis center in Collin County, provides anyone who has faced sexual assault with a 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital assistance, forensic exams, legal advocacy and counseling - all as free services.

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Related Topix: Plano, TX, Melissa, TX

Thu Sep 11, 2014

North Texas e-News

Modern day Vikings invade McKinney

Norsemen are gathering to invade McKinney September 26-28 during Oktoberfest. Their first stop will be at the Collin County Historical Society & Museum for their marching orders.

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Related Topix: McKinney, TX

Dallas Morning News

North Texas traffic planners back off idea of toll lanes on Central

Cars pack Central Expressway's main lanes just north of LBJ Freeway, while a handful of drivers use the carpool lanes that run down the middle of the highway and connect to LBJ. The Regional Transportation Council on Thursday backed off plans for tolls on Central Expressway's car pool lanes amid hopes that state lawmakers will finally shore up transportation funding shortfalls next year.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Plano, TX

D Magazine

Farm to Market Report September 12 - 14

Celebrate the arrival of cooler temperatures with a trip to your favorite area farmers market this weekend! From free fitness classes to new vendors, Dallas-area markets are gearing up for fall with subtle shifts in their offerings. Many of these markets offer more than the usual fare of fruits and vegetables.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Life, Food, Vegetables, Meat, Chicken

CBS Local

No Toll Lanes For U.S. 75 In Plan & Richardson

After an outcry from Collin County residents and leaders, regional transportation planners officially slammed the brakes on a controversial plan to introduce tolls on a busy North Texas highway. If approved, the plan would have allowed single drivers to use the HOV lanes on U.S. 75 Central Expressway from Richardson up to Allen as long as they paid a toll.

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Related Topix: Richardson, TX, Allen, TX

Dallas Observer

DART Is Wooing the Exurbs, but It's Losing to Texoma

We don't mean that the agency, now three decades old, has largely failed to woo people out of their cars. That's true, but it's not entirely DART's fault.

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Related Topix: DeSoto, TX, Duncanville, TX, Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX

Tue Sep 09, 2014

KWTX

Power Outage Closes Texas Courthouse

A power outage shut down the Collin County Courthouse Tuesday in McKinney, delaying government proceedings for at least a day. A message on the county's website cited a power outage and said all county offices were closed and court cases were postponed until Wednesday, when electricity should be restored.

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Related Topix: McKinney, TX

Dallas Observer

A Frisco Homeowners Association Is Suing to Stop Homeless Teens from Moving In

Since 2006, the City House nonprofit has offered shelter for homeless kids and young adults in two houses in Plano, smack in the middle of residential neighborhoods. City House claims the kids' neighbors never seemed to mind.

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Related Topix: Plano, TX, Frisco, TX

KTEN-TV Denison

Power outage closes Collin County Courthouse

An electrical outage has shut down a North Texas county courthouse and delayed government proceedings for at least a day. ?The Collin County Courthouse in McKinney was closed Tuesday.

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Related Topix: McKinney, TX

CBS Local

Collin Co. Courthouse Closed Following Overnight Power Loss

Reports say the building lost power around 9:00pm Monday night and crews have been working to try and get the electricity on again. The Collin County Courthouse is closed today due to a power outage.

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Courthouse News Service

Child Burned When Nike Shorts Catch Fire

A child spent a week in a hospital burn unit after his Nike Dri-FIT shorts burned "with unthinkable speed and intensity," though he was the farthest child from a campfire, and was the only child who caught fire, his parents claim in court. Troy and Leslie Patton sued Nike in Collin County Court on behalf of their son, Hunter, who suffered burns over 17 percent of his body on May 5. "Hunter left home that that morning dressed from head-to-toe in his favorite Nike apparel, which included Nike Dri-Fit shorts," the complaint states.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Suit seeks to block homeless youths from Frisco neighborhood

The path to a better future is on hold for two homeless teens after an HOA board filed suit to keep them from moving into a Frisco neighborhood. The PR2 Homeowners Association cites harm to the Plantation Resort 2 neighborhood and its home values if the girls move in as part of a transitional living program just starting in this Collin County suburb.

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Related Topix: Frisco, TX, Yeardley Smith, Plano, TX

Business Journal

Developer on track for $140M Haggard Farm residential tower

Developers say they want to develop two luxury condo towers and retail on land owned by the Haggard property in Plano. The developer behind One Haggard Place has the go-ahead to move forward on the luxury residential community.

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Related Topix: Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, Richardson, TX

Dallas Morning News

Solar-powered savings: How North Texans are raising the roof over generating electricity

After a spring hailstorm ruined the roof of her year-old house in Collin County, near Melissa, Margaret Walsh had solar shingles installed. One day last May, a small fleet of green and white trucks pulled up to Betsy Evans' East Dallas condominium.

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Related Topix: Texas, Melissa, TX, Dallas, TX

D Magazine

Farm to Market Report: September 5 - 7

If you haven't made the rounds of some of your favorite area farmers markets, now might be the time to do so before several of them close until spring. From renovations at the Dallas Farmers Market to free classes at the Collin County Farmers Market, there's much to explore this weekend.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, Grand Prairie, TX

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