It's not easy to call the cops on your boyfriend when he's a powerful judge, but in the beginning, it seemed that the law was on Maggie Strother's side. Dallas Police Department officers visited the Uptown condo of state District Judge Carlos Cortez on December 28. There, Strother showed them some ... More >>
Earlier this week, Tarrant County prosecutors were busy lamenting that they are unable to appeal the sentence handed down to 16-year-old Ethan Couch, who got 10 years' probation and a stint in rehab for drunkenly running over four people in June. Under state law, only the defendant In juvenile case ... More >>
Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced this afternoon he has ordered aggravated assault charges against 52-year-old Bobby Gerald Bennett to be dropped. Bennett is the mentally ill man shot on Monday by Dallas police officer Cardan Spencer. In an affidavit, DPD said that Bennett had approached of ... More >>
By the time firefighters showed up at the Newport Landing Apartments in Far Northeast Dallas on Tuesday, Lesley Williams' had already escaped from her burning unit, running outside and calling for help until a neighbor was able to douse the flames that still covered her body. Her hands, back and fac ... More >>
Jimmie Jerome Hiners, aka Jimmie "Nookie" Hiners, is kind of an open book. The marijuana leaf tattooed on the front of his neck tells you that he really likes weed, probably too much. The word "Blood" on his left arm tells you that he claims affiliation with that particular street gang. His other in ... More >>
The weather on Sunday evening was unseasonably temperate for Dallas. The heat of the day, which barely cracked 90, faded rather quickly. By 6:30 p.m., it was pleasant enough for a quartet of diners at Campisi's downtown location to dine al fresco. At least it was pleasant until Allen McRae showed up ... More >>
At first, Jamie Lamont Jones told police he couldn't have fired the shots. He'd been lying in bed in a back room when it happened, the same spot he'd been for days. Surely the officers could see that someone in his condition -- paralyzed from the waist down and missing a leg -- could no more make it ... More >>
The 5 a.m. shift is typically a quiet one for a cashier at an all-night pharmacy. The drunks have mostly gone to bed while the sober haven't yet roused themselves for the new day. But for whatever reason, that wasn't the case on Wednesday at the CVS at Central Expressway and Meadow Road. (Note: The ... More >>
A week ago Sunday, Justin Mark Stanert made a cameo on TheDirty.com, Nik Richie's rather lurid crowd-sourced gossip site. By the standards of the site, the allegations against Stanert were tame. No nude photos, no rumors of liaisons with underage transexual prostitutes, just a report that he and his ... More >>
This is a stickup, see? At least that's what I picture the guy saying. The Oak Cliff Advocate is reporting that a gunman has held up five local Burger King restaurants. Dallas police robbery detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating the suspect involved and have p ... More >>
In yet another piece of bad publicity for SMU's fraternities, the university's police department reports there was a "hazing incident" at Sigma Alpha Epsilon over the weekend. Two reports were filed from the Sigma Alpha house on February 17, one around 9:30 a.m. for the hazing, and another at 10 a. ... More >>
On a Sunday night in January 2010, Johnson County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on a rural road a couple of miles south of Mansfield. The husband, 33-year-old Joshua Adam Lewis, had gotten drunk and begun arguing with his wife and insulting her dead father. The argument escalate ... More >>
Maybe Jamie Elias and Adan Zermeno were stoked that their Dallas Stars would soon return and couldn't wait to hit the ice to celebrate. Or maybe it was mere coincidence that their burglary spree came just as the NHL lockout was coming to an end. Either way, they found themselves escaping from a stra ... More >>
The death of Deanna Cook, who police believe was murdered by her ex-husband as 911 operators listened, was a rare public reminder that instances of domestic violence can turn fatal, with alarming frequency. So far this year, 19 PEOPLE have been murdered in acts of domestic violence, few of which rec ... More >>
Dallas police just announced that they've arrested one of the two men suspected in the May 28 robbery of a Metro PCS store. That man is George Tucker, and he can be seen in the video above waving a gun at the store employees, a male customer, and, at one point around 3:07 or so, dangerously near the ... More >>
Stephen Benavides, the Occupy Dallas protester arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer during a scuffle at the November Bank of America protest, has signed a plea deal that reduces the felony to a misdemeanor resisting-arrest charge and keeps him out of jail. Benavides pleaded no conte ... More >>
At the top, that's Hollis giving Benavides a shove off the planter, as seen in this video that led the DPD chief to open his investigationSeems like forever ago, but it was just last month that Stephen Benavides spent a few days in county lock-up on charges of assaulting a police officer and resi ... More >>
Photo by Brantley HargroveStephen BenavidesEarlier this morning, Occupy Dallas posted to its website an item headlined: "OccupyDallas supporter assaulted." That supporter: Glynn Wilcox, who was among those who helped hash out the agreement between City Hall and the protesters that allowed them to ... More >>
On October 19, Dallas Police Department sent word that two days earlier, at around 6:15 a.m., a man broke into a home near North Glasgow Drive and Reiger Avenue and sexually assaulted a 59-year-old woman who had been sleeping inside. On the 27th, DPD sent a further description of the assailant: b ... More >>
Chris Brown is back with a new hit? What the deuce is this?
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, June 23, 2009... Perez Hilton allegedly got punched by the Black Eyed Peas' manager for calling Will.I.Am a "faggot." It's funny how it's OK for him to call a straight man that. A little bit of a double standard, ya think? Kid Rock is ... More >>
Happy Birthday from Berg
Friday, September 14, at Hailey's, Denton
Did lack of manpower leave a felon on bail free to kill? Maybe. Sort of.
Friday, November 18, at the Cavern
Thursday, November 3, at Galaxy Club
David Cunniff Lives in Pain. Skinhead Jesse Chaddock lives in a Texas Prison. Who got the raw deal?
Plus: One Less Load of Hype, No News Is Bad News
Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!
After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced
When an animal rights activist came up against Neiman Marcus, she had more than some dead fur to contend with
A little scuffle between kids turns into a nasty fight between grown-ups at DISD