Update at 2:40 p.m.: WFAA's Rebecca Lopez reports that the victim is a Mexican national named Juan Guerrero Chapa believed to be working for a drug cartel. News 8 has confirmed victim in Southlake shooting is Juan Guerrero Chapa. A mexican natl. believed to work for drug cartel. He's an attorney&md ... More >>
Just so people won't get caught unaware, I want to point out that the town of West has until a week from tomorrow to grieve. That will be two weeks from the time of the industrial accident that blew up their town, took the lives of loved ones and left behind a legacy of bloody suffering and agonizin ... More >>
There was just something that didn't add up about Debonaire Bros, the retail menswear business Kristian Fitz had registered with the Texas Secretary of State. For one, there didn't seem to be any clothes. Federal agents staked out the store's supposed address, a Red Bird home belonging to Fitz's par ... More >>
Adrelos Sanchez Waters drew suspicion as soon as the woman at the baggage check-in counter in McAllen, Texas, all of seven miles from the Mexican border, checked in his two pieces of luggage. They were heavy, much too heavy to just contain clothes and toiletries. She contacted McAllen police, who i ... More >>
Arnold returns -- but do we still need him?
Last Thursday, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency received a tip from someone in Brownsville, Texas: A Dallas-bound freight shipment described on shipping manifests as a collection of scales and metal plates actually seemed to contain something else entirely. The shipment was picked up that ... More >>
Over much of the past year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement agencies have been carrying out the largest offensive against pill mills Texas has ever seen. Dubbed "Operation King of the Pill," the effort involves dozens of officers swarming medical offices suspected of illeg ... More >>
In 2007, the Dallas Police Department and DEA were on the cusp of taking down a major drug distribution ring, or so they thought. Nine months of undercover work had yielded evidence that large quantities of meth and cocaine were being smuggled from Mexico to a house at 2737 Seevers Avenue for distri ... More >>
It was a sweltering afternoon in early July when several DEA agents and police officers showed up at the house at 1215 Lebanon Avenue, a tiny, burnt-orange home fronting some railroad tracks in Oak Cliff. They weren't sure what to expect. It was just a friendly knock-and-talk, meaning they had no wa ... More >>
Mark Henry Kett's troubles with the Texas Medical Board began on Feb. 23, 2008, when Carrollton police received a disturbance call at his home. They found Kett armed with a semi-automatic pistol and ranting about assassins who had come to his house to kill his wife. He had fired off a single shot at ... More >>
For a time, Johar Saran was at the head of one of the largest prescription drug rings in the country. He claimed to own 22 pharmacies in the Dallas area, under cover of which he ordered tremendous quantities of in-demand prescription drugs (codeine cough syrup, for one) then used the supply to fill ... More >>
The federal government has already accused Sam Hurd, a Dallas Cowboys receiver until a year ago, of being caught with a kilo of cocaine while trying to buy a lot more in an attempt drug-dealing network. Because a man's got to live, right? How can a guy feed his family on a $5.15 million, three-year ... More >>
As a nickname, "Dead Bird" hasn't fit so well since the city of Dallas' airport in South Oak Cliff changed its name from Redbird to Dallas Executive a decade ago in hopes of sparking a revival of the 67-year-old airfield, which tends to be forgotten in the shadow of DFW and Love Field. The name cha ... More >>
As midterms approached on the SMU campus, as the dual stenches of Red Bull and coffee drifted through university libraries and the bars fell quiet, Jennifer, clad in an oversized sweatshirt and yoga pants, looked like an average college student cramming for midterms. Yet, as she sat at her usual t ... More >>
In October of 2009, James Capra, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas Division, invited media to a press conference so he could show off the massive haul from a long-in-the-works bust involving the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia: 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kil ... More >>
Hah. We kid. C'mon, you didn't really buy that did you?
In one East Texas town, a new brand of meth lab has business -- and the occasional house -- booming.
In a strange about-face, the President tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
And now we return to the city's enforcement of the Lower Greenville Planned Development District Ordinance, which, as you no doubt recall, went into effect at midnight September 24 and says any venue without a specific use permit and a new certificate of occupancy has to close its doors at midnig ... More >>
Stories linking Los Zetas -- a drug cartel consisting of, among others, former Mexican Army commandos -- with North Texas have been around for years. Take this story, from three years ago, connecting a Collin County deputy constable with a cousin said to be working for the cartel. In March, The N ... More >>
Another round of deaths have another round of North Texas parents trying to wipe out a deadly combination of heroin and cold medicine.
Piles of cash and nowhere to launder it? That's what Texas is for, hombre.In Sunday's Dallas Morning News, reporter Brendan Case took a stab at explaining what, besides the state's generally business-friendly policies, has helped Texas produce such a relative bounty of jobs of late. The state ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney's Office sends word: Federal authorities have rounded up dozens suspected of trafficking heroin and cocaine from Dallas to Atlanta to Baltimore to Philadelphia to Nashville and all points in between. Those arrested yesterday come from all over, including Dallas and Fort Worth an ... More >>
It's elementary, my dear Dorrough.It's been a couple months since the DEA conducted an early morning raid on the Dallas home of Lancaster native Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough, only to come up empty in their search and to leave the premises without arresting anyone.At the time, a spokesperson for the p ... More >>
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city