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Survivor of vicious attack in Fort Worth testifies against rapist

A teen who broke into a woman's residence and sexually assaulted her for two hours before stabbing her repeatedly was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

4 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Construction worker killed in Haltom City ceiling collapse

A construction worked is dead after a second story roof collapsed on a work site in Haltom City Thursday morning.


Related Topix: Haltom City, TX, Fire

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lake Worth woman admits she's the Wig Bandit who robbed 7 banks

But that didn't stop the 23-year-old Lake Worth resident who wore a wig, put on makeup, wore different clothes and shoes, and took money from tellers as the "Wig Bandit," stealing an estimated $25,000 in the seven banks she now says she robbed.


Related Topix: Drugs, Fort Worth, TX

Tue Jul 08, 2014

2nd brother accused of capital murder in Fort Worth auction house slaying

A one-time employee of a Fort Worth auction house is now accused of capital murder in the robbery and fatal shooting of a woman who helped run the business.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fort Worth, TX

Haltom City babysitter goes on trial in baby's death

A neighbor of a then-21-year-old babysitter described for jurors on Tuesday the scene after the sitter asked for help on April 22, 2013.


Related Topix: Haltom City, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Angels have taken their rightful place on new courts building

As I looked at the exterior of the still-not-completed Civil Courts Building, with the scales of justice prominently in view, I had to take responsibility for my part in what some considered a serious offense just a few years ago.


KVII-TV Amarillo

$5,000 reward offered for most wanted sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Randy Hofstetter, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Fort Worth, TX

Mass Transit

TX: Amtrak Disrupted from Fort Worth to San Antonio

Amtrak has shut down its Texas Eagle train service between Fort Worth and San Antonio for two months and is using buses to ferry passengers through Central Texas because of massive construction at the Tower 55 railroad intersection near downtown Fort Worth.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, San Antonio, TX, Texas

Mon Jul 07, 2014

NBC Dallas

First Human Case of Chikungunya in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed its first human case of Chikungunya in Texas, in Williamson County near Austin.


Related Topix: Williamson County, TX, Austin, TX

Crowley mother arrested in death of daughter who fell from moving car

The mother of a 12-year-old Crowley girl who died last month after falling off the trunk of a car during a swimming outing has been arrested, Crowley police said Monday night.


Fort Worth teen sentenced to 15 years in fatal shooting

A teenager who pleaded guilty to a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Fiscal year change could net $10 million

A special accounting option available to Texas school districts could earn the Mansfield district a one-time windfall of roughly $10 million, officials estimate.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Mansfield, TX, Fort Worth, TX

CBS Local

Open Carry Group Seeks Injuction Against City Of Arlington

Members of Open Carry Tarrant County have taken their fight against the City of Arlington to court, to challenge the city's new ordinance that prevents them from passing out literature with their guns in plain view.


Related Topix: Arlington, TX

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Man killed in stolen van crash identified

A man killed in an Arlington crash Friday night as he fled Kennedale police in a stolen van has been identified as Jerald Bruton, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's website on Sunday.


Related Topix: Kennedale, TX

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Body recovered from Fort Worth lake

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a fire department dive team recovered the body from Lake Worth on Saturday evening.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Lake Worth, TX

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Police: 'Doggie door bandit' suspected in more than 2 dozen burglaries

Since at least 2012, police suspect that John David Aguilar, 19, sneaked into more than two dozen homes in west and near south Fort Worth, often wiggling in through pet doors.


New owners bring bed-and-breakfasts to urban setting

Slayton, 60, and his wife, Laura, 53, who hail from New York but spent the last few years in Scottsdale, Ariz., are the happy new owners of the Hattie May Inn south of downtown Fort Worth, one of the city's few bed-and-breakfasts.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Home Listing, Home, Texas, Bob Newhart, Arlington, TX

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Dallas musicians flock to mock Open Carry protesters

Organizers predicted 1,000 music-fans-turned-protesters would participate in the first ever Open Carry Guitar Rally Friday.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Guns

CBS Local

Colleyville Finds Mosquito With West Nile

Don't forget the bug spray when you head outdoors this summer. The West Nile threat is real, and DFW communities are taking steps to help keep you and your family safe.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Colleyville, TX, Entomology, Science, Travis County, TX, Hurst, TX

Rain chances diminish in Tarrant County

Thunderstorms dumped heavy rains early Thursday near the Red River, and a second round of rain weakened before it could arrive in Tarrant County.


Related Topix: Weather, Grayson County, TX, Krum, TX