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3 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News
A Pelican Bay woman who killed her husband and buried him in their front yard was sentenced to 18 years in prison, the Tarrant County District Attorney's office announced Monday. She must serve half of her sentence before she is eligible for parole, the office said in a news release.
4 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
An Arlington woman who abused and starved the 9-year-old son of her live-in girlfriend is set to be executed Wednesday, the first Tarrant County woman to be put to death since executions resumed in Texas in 1982. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was convicted in 2006 in the death of Davontae Williams, one of three children of Marcella Williams.
6 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
Texas' gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis made dueling accusations Monday as each claimed the other is trying to deflect attention from their own campaign - and improper political moves each has made. Abbott's campaign claimed, as a new controversial TV ad by Davis hit the airwaves, that the Democratic state senator from Fort Worth is running commercials that distort the truth in order to deflect attention from how she financially benefited from her elected posts.
In the first crash, a Granbury motorcyclist was killed Saturday morning on Texas 114 in Grapevine, police said. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office identified the victim as Charles Ives, 61, who died in the emergency room at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine shortly after the accident.
A 30-year-old Roanoke mountain biker who was missing for two days before his body was found near Lake Grapevine in June died of a drug overdose, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. Wesley Hixson's cause of death was listed as "mixed drug intoxication ," according to the medical examiner's website, and the manner of death was ruled accidental.
A Haltom City man with a string of convictions dating back to 1986 was sentenced to 70 years in prison on Friday for a home-invasion sexual assault. Kenneth Dale Baker, 47, forced his way into a woman's home and then beat and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint before tying her up with electrical cords, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney's office.
A 27-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from North Texas. The Tarrant County District Attorney's office says Stephan Cox was also sentenced to 25 years in prison on two counts of sexual assault of a child and was fined $10,000.
An Ohio man was convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault Thursday after he took a Haltom City teen he met online to Mexico last summer. The sentencing phase of Stephan Andrew Cox's trial began this morning.
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Aledo's campus police have stored away the combat weapons - identified in state records as five assault rifles - borrowed under a controversial Defense Department program, Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney said. Aledo and nine other Texas school districts borrowed gear under the Texas 1033 Military Surplus Program, according to KHOU in Houston, an affiliate of Because intruders or even a student in the Parker County district might have them, argued a chief from another district.
A second human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Arlington. Health officials say this latest victim was diagnosed with the less serious non-neuroinvasive form of the disease, more commonly referred to as West Nile fever.
Fort Worth faces flood of black field crickets Crickets give us those soothing sounds of summer. But this year, they're giving people like Mary Chambers nightmares.
As the much-anticpated cold front drifted across the DFW area on Thursday, some areas reported heavy rains while others saw just a sprinkle. Rain gauges and radar estimates had seen reports ranging from a half-inch to three-quarters of an inch across northern parts of Tarrant County and heavy rain was falling across parts of Johnson County, where the front had stalled.
The Barnett Shale generates $11.8 billion in gross product per year and 107,650 permanent jobs for North Texas, according to economist Ray Perryman . Despite reduced drilling and relatively low natural gas prices, the value of the Barnett Shale has increased by $700 million since Perryman 's last study in 2011.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:50 pm
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