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5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Woman killed in apparent gun battle at Fort Worth auction house

"She was a firebrand, a lightning bolt. She had just a huge amount of spunk," said Bob Crowder, who has run the 4A Good Auction business in south Fort Worth with Beverly Carter and Johnson for 14 years.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

9 hrs ago | NBC Dallas

Fort Worth and Tarrant County Slightly Adjust West Nile Plan

Fort Worth and Tarrant County have made some slight adjustments to their West Nile Virus action plan, including closely monitoring trouble areas.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

9 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Arlington school district asks its voters to approve historic bond package, but at what cost?

The $663.1 million Arlington school bond package on the May 10 ballot will be the largest in Tarrant County history and covers technology, fine arts and transportation.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arlington, TX, Hurst, TX

12 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth pedophile gets 70 years after cutting off ankle monitor, fleeing to Austin

A pedophile from Fort Worth was sentenced Tuesday to 70 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender after he cut off his ankle monitor and relocated to Austin.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

13 hrs ago | The Family Badge

Fort Worth - Joint Operation Cracking Down on Domestic Violence

The Office of the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit coordinated a law enforcement operation with local, state and federal law enforcement authorities that led to the arrest of 33 fugitives with outstanding felony and misdemeanor family violence arrest warrants.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Fort Worth, TX, Law

17 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Addressing Some Confusion About The ACA

Of late I've noticed there is some confusion some folks have about the ACA, specifically over affordability of plans for the working poor.

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21 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

Saginaw woman died in plane crash

The woman who died in a plane crash Saturday night in Denton has been identified as Jennifer Lunow of Saginaw.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Saginaw, TX

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Group wants high court to review rules about collecting legal fees from poor litigants

Advocates for the poor are asking the Texas Supreme Court to revise a rule regarding indigency court affidavits following concerns about inconsistencies in how it is being enforced throughout the state.

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Star-Telegram.com

Eyes on Arlington: YMCA awards luncheon April 22 at Cacharel

The YMCA of Arlington has announced "It's a New Day at the Y. We're More Than A Gym.

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Related Topix: Arlington, TX, Health Club, YMCA, Pantego, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Fort Worth gentleman's club sued over rape

A former waitress at Cabaret North is suing the nightclub alleging that she was repeatedly raped at knife point by her supervisor.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International, Energy, Oil & Gas

Star-Telegram.com

Man gets 7 years for torching Wendy Davis' office

A homeless man pleaded guilty Monday morning to throwing Molotov cocktails at the office of Wendy Davis in 2012 and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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Related Topix: Prison

CBS Local

Wind Advisory Today, Freeze Warning Tonight

From Tornado Watches yesterday to Freeze Warnings tonight. A strong cold sweep through DFW just before midnight; temperatures have fallen from 74A at 11pm down to 47A by 6am.

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CBS Local

An Introductory Course Into Criminal Justice, Translated Into A...

Amanda Edirimanasinghe took a variety of classes while pursuing her undergraduate degree; as an elective, she took an introduction to criminal justice course.

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Related Topix: Social Software

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Home distillers get serious about legalizing their hobby

"A lot of people don't realize this is illegal," Rick Morris, a still distributor, says of ginning up spirits at home as a hobby.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Keller, TX, Beer, Drink, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies

Star-Telegram.com

Winds damage booths at Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, event canceled

Wind damage to booths and a severe weather forecast prompted Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival organizers to canceled the final day of the event Sunday, the first time in recent memory that the 29-year-old event was shut down for a full day, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Weather

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Ed Lasater has most amount of contributions in Fort Worth City Council race

Two of the six candidates running for Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns' seat are neck and neck in campaign funding, but a local expert warns that elections aren't won with just money.

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Related Topix: 9

KWTX

Texas Taxpayers Will Foot Most Of Affluent Teen's Treatment Tab

Taxpayers will pick up most of the $715-a-day cost of state hospital treatment for Ethan Couch who killed four people and injured two others in a drunken driving crash in June 2013 when he was 16. Couch, who turned 17 on Friday, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a list of charges including intoxication manslaughter.

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Related Topix: Burleson, TX

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Two injured in 2-car wreck in northwest Tarrant County

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Friday evening on Business U.S. 287 in northwest Tarrant County.

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Star-Telegram.com

Methodists rebuilding community centers to serve more needy families in Fort Worth

More than 100 years ago, women of the United Methodist Church in Fort Worth established a "mission" to serve some of the city's most needy residents.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Methodist, Religion

Boston.com

'Affluenza' teen's family won't pay full rehab fee

The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified Friday.

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Related Topix: Texas State Hospital, State Prisons, Prison

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