Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.
A new court order in the federal corruption probe into John Wiley Price tilts the case in the county commissioner's favor, maybe just a little, maybe quite a lot. We all recall that in 2011 the FBI seized $229,590 from a safe in the Dallas County Commissioner's Oak Cliff home. Today's order by fed ... More >>
Larry Lake lives comfortably in a red brick McMansion in Colleyville with his wife Kathy, enjoying the fruits of a handful of successful businesses he owns. He's a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of the Grapevine Drug Mart. On the side, he established VIP Finance, an auto-title loan business with b ... More >>
Updated to include an additional interview. A Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial published this weekend concludes that Tarrant County has not exonerated nearly as many innocent prisoners as Dallas County simply because it did not wrongfully incarcerate them in the first place. This black-and-white ... More >>
Once an outspoken judge advocate, Dallas' Colby Vokey was chased from the Marines, but he's still defending troops -- and still speaking his mind.
Former Dallas Morning News star reporter Olive Talley has a piece in the paper today saying Walker Railey killed his wife and got away with it. Not in so many words. Forgive me if you're under 100 years old and this is all Greek to you. Railey was a certain local archetype -- the very promin ... More >>
Dallas County District Attorney's OfficeDale DukeOn April 30, 1992, Dale Lincoln Duke was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Four months later, according to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and its Conviction Integrity Unit, D ... More >>
Earlier today, Jennifer Emily noted that Jonathan Bruce Reed was found guilty of the 1978 murder of Braniff Airlines flight attendant Wanda Jean Wadle -- the third time he's been convicted of raping and strangling her in her Northeast Dallas apartment. (Prior convictions -- based upon the testimo ... More >>
Actually, it was just one Picasso -- along with "real estate, boats and other personal water craft, luxury vehicles, artwork, furniture, antiques, musical instruments, jade, expensive jewelry and wine." Still. That's not how Tony Rand and his boys Greg and Bill were supposed to be spending more t ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenCraig WatkinsDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and Republican challenger Danny Clancy stared each other down and traded barbs this afternoon at the Belo Mansion during their first debate, and tensions peaked when Watkins was asked what three issues the two cand ... More >>
There's magic in these hits hot off the charts, all charged with original star power -- pure power! New, from K-Tel and the U.S. Attorney's Office, this hit parade of local tax preparers, investment advisers and other no-filing nogoodniks currently serving five to Top 10! The original hits of '09 ... More >>
Hal SamplesJonathan Neerman says Craig and Tanya Watkins have an "ethical dilemma" on their hands.With the role of consultants in the city under the microscope because of what we've learned in the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial, it seemed like a good time to check in on newbie Tanya Watki ... More >>
Sam Merten Miller crosses Commerce Street this morning, along with husband Steve Wolens and daughter Alex.Moments ago, folks standing outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse got a sneak peek at the prosecution's next witness in the City Hall corruption trial: former ... More >>
Let's get back to Kim's item about Roderick Newton, scheduled to be executed by the state on Thursday, for just a minute. And let's go ahead and set aside the issue of "mental retardation." Instead, focus on the second of three claims Newton's attorneys make in the writ filed today -- the one ... More >>
The plot thickens.The attorney for Russ Martin's fiancee - Mandy - says this afternoon that his client was arrested via warrant and handcuffed at work Monday by Dallas County authorities, transfered to Irving and eventually taken by Tarrant County officers to Judge Jamie Cummings' County ... More >>
Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.
Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Hill felt sorry, Bolton felt nothing over fake drugs
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
The more things change, the more we try to keep up
Think it's brutal to send a 14-year-old boy to prison for decades? Meet Billy Ray Dennis, and think again.
High-profile P.I. Bill Dear believes he knows who killed Nicole Simpson. It's not who you think.
Millionaire Allen Blackthorne had a unique scheme to regain custody of his kids--have his ex-wife murdered
Why didn't the Morning News' Lee Hancock win a Pulitzer? Because of Jasper, Ronald King, and karma.
Within days of a shotgun attack in Rowlett, tempestuous Dallas lawyer Catherine Shelton found herself in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. It isn't the first time.
Former Dallas police officer and onetime X-rated movie star Jordan Lee finds herself hunted by two ex-cops who say she did them wrong
Dallas judges say unqualified Spanish translators are hindering the course of justice, but county commissioners are hearing another story altogether
The Texas Troubadour's Fatal Rendezvous and other amazing stories from the police department's cold case squad
False arrest fuels woman's zeal to undo judge
She said it was abuse. He said it was manipulation. By the time a Denton court got through with this messy custody battle, a good mother would lose her kids forever.
Police give back Erik Williams' "intimate" videos
Denton man claims he's in jail because attorney Brian Loncar failed to show up in court
Local company agrees to plead guilty and pay record fine in pollution case
You'd better be. Even in the predatory world of towing companies, they don't get much nastier than Elite Towing, Inc.
Paul "Mouse" Millender is in hiding after being stabbed 24 times. He says his old skinhead running buddies did it. But he swears he's not a rat.
Laws to speed executions will make it harder to save Death Row's innocent
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