Christian McPhate is an award-winning journalist who specializes in investigative reporting. He covers crime, the environment, business, government and social justice. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Miami Herald, San Antonio Express News and The Washington Times.
1 day ago | Crime
A Denton County sheriff's patrol sergeant posted a Craigslist advertisement looking for a "needy twink" who wanted to have sex, according to investigators who arrested the officer on charges of solicitation of a minor. “I’m near UNT,” 46-year-old ...
8 days ago | News
Leonardo Villarreal wielded an ax handle, Denton police say. James Auxier used his boot. It was a cold and rainy night in late February outside Jack’s Tavern off Elm Street in Denton when their confrontation with another tavern customer, Kenneth W...
12 days ago | News
The human remains found in Collin County has been identified as belonging to Christina Morris, unidentified sources told KDLR Thursday afternoon. Plano police is expected to make an official announcement at 4:30 p.m. press conference. An excavatio...
13 days ago | News
The Democratic primary race for Dallas County district attorney is turning out to be a battle between liberal forces over who will challenge Republican incumbent Faith Johnson, whom Gov. Greg Abbott appointed after former DA Susan Hawk stepped dow...
15 days ago | News
Fernando Cabrera needed someone with a car to take him to pick up some money that a friend known as “Pancho” in Mexico had asked the 21-year-old South Texan to collect. Cabrera, in turn, asked another friend, who asked a younger buddy whose mother...
19 days ago | News
On Thursday, as one North Texas family sets out to bury their 12-year-old daughter who was killed in a gas explosion, Atmos Energy announced it was stopping gas service to another 2,800 homes at noon. Known as a “truly extraordinary event,” Atmos ...