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  1. Man sentenced in heroin death of Pickens' grandsonRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A man will serve four months in prison after acknowledging in a plea deal with North Texas prosecutors that he caused the death of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens' grandson by injecting him with heroin. Tarrant County prosecutors said Monday that 23-year-old Brennan Rodriguez was also sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to delivery of a controlled substance.


  2. Euless officer not indicted in drug suspect deathRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A North Texas police officer who fatally shot an armed suspect during a 2013 drug investigation will not face charges. A Tarrant County grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the officer, who was never charged.


  3. Fort Worth voters OK funding for 14K-seat arenaRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Voters in Fort Worth have approved a tax plan to help pay for a proposed $450 million arena and sports facility in the Cultural District. Measures approved Tuesday will help fund about 15 percent of the public share of the complex, which is expected to seat up to 14,000.


  4. Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    FORT WORTH, Texas - The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being withheld, along with additional medical records, by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8. The hospital released more than 1,450 pages of medical records to Duncan's sister, Mai Wureh, the day he died.


  5. Police: North Texas pedestrian killed on highwayRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Fort Worth police say a pedestrian walking across a highway has been fatally struck in an accident that involved vehicles in both lanes. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the man was killed Sunday night on Interstate 820 in White Settlement.


  6. Driver killed as truck hits Fort Worth homeRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Authorities say a pickup driver was killed after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a Fort Worth home. A woman in the home suffered minor injuries.


  7. Air tanker crashes while fighting California fireRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The Fort Worth, Texas, company Cleaning Guys has dealt with hazardous spills. It has cleared bloody crime scenes, including those involving HIV.


  8. North Texas storms knock out power, close schoolsRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Power outages after severe North Texas storms have closed dozens of schools and left at least two people slightly hurt when a dormitory roof was torn off. Oncor reported about 178,000 homes and businesses without electricity Friday, mainly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


  9. Lawsuit: BNSF discriminated against injured manRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A lawsuit says BNSF Railway violated federal law by withdrawing a job offer to a qualified police applicant because of a back injury. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says BNSF, based in Fort Worth, Texas, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  10. Truck driver killed in rollover in ScituateRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The driver of a tractor trailer has been killed after his truck crashed into the woods and rolled over in Scituate. The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday on Route 6 at the intersection with Route 101.


  11. Fort Worth firefighters rescue pet frog from blazeRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Firefighters who doused the flames at a North Texas house have also made sure the lone resident didn't croak. Fort Worth firefighters rescued a pet frog and returned the amphibian to the daughter of the homeowners, who were out of town. 1 comment

  12. Man gets 40-year term for rage death, standoffRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in a road-rage killing and attempted capital murder for shooting at deputies during standoff 10 months later. A Tuesday statement from the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office says Jesus Ray Ybarra was sentenced after entering his guilty pleas Monday in Fort Worth.


  13. Rail union rejects deal that allowed one-man crewsRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The deal would have allowed BNSF to use one-person crews on tracks where a system capable of stopping the train remotely had been installed. The Fort Worth, Texas, railroad says it has Positive Train Control systems installed on about 60 percent of its 32,500 miles of track.


  14. Montana coal railroad told to turn over documentsRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana's huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project's economics to a conservation group opposed to the line. The Surface Transportation Board said in a Wednesday decision that the information being sought by the Northern Plains Resource Council will help determine if the Tongue River Railroad is in the public interest.


  15. Driver dies in 4-vehicle North Texas wreckRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    TV reports a semitrailer carrying rocks on a highway in Denton County veered into oncoming traffic and struck three other vehicles. The driver of the semitrailer carrying rocks was flown to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth.


  16. 2 lost hikers plucked from coastal Oregon cliffsRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Authorities say a Coast Guard helicopter working by the light of a nearly full moon has plucked two lost hikers from cliffs along the southern Oregon Coast. The Coos County sheriff's office says the hikers got disoriented Sunday in dense forest south of Cape Arago State Park and called authorities after dark.


  17. Man convicted of DWI manslaughter in family deathRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A jury has found a North Texas man guilty of intoxication manslaughter in the drunken-driving crash that killed a family of three. The Tarrant County jury deliberated for several hours over two days in Fort Worth before finding Benjamon Todd Stewart guilty Thursday of three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one of failure to stop and render aid.


  18. Baylor to hold memorial concert for 2 students killed in wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The Baylor School of Music will host a memorial concert to honor two of their students killed in a wreck back in July. Jack Stewart and Laura Onwudinanti died when a pickup they were in went off the road and hit a tree on Highway 7 on July 29. Stewart was an upcoming sophomore studying music education and Onwudinanti was a 2014 Baylor graduate with a degree in music education, who was going to go to graduate school at the University of Michigan.


  19. Bridges on $1.4B North Texas toll road need repairRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Officials in North Texas will have to repair faulty bridge beams on the new $1.4 billion Chisholm Trail Parkway after an inspection found design flaws.


  20. Lake Worth celebrates 100 yearsRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    With an eye toward creating a source of water, the city from 1911 to 1913 spent $1.5 million to acquire land and construct a dam along the West Fork of the Trinity River.


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