Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins started out with one question to answer. Now that he has defied a subpoena, he's got at least a couple more. Last week Watkins was ordered to appear in the court of state District Judge Lena Levario to answer an accusation that he brought criminal charg ... More >>
A lot has happened to Barrett Brown since heavily armed federal agents raided his girlfriend's Dallas apartment and threw him in jail: The Anonymous-affiliated hacktivist was indicted on charges of threatening an FBI agent via loopy YouTube rant, then doxing said agent by publishing his personal inf ... More >>
The FBI dropped a bombshell in federal court today with an affidavit by Special Agent Donald Sherman as to why, exactly, law enforcement felt the need to seize more than $400,000 in cash (thick stacks of $100 bills) and other assets from Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price last year. In br ... More >>
That photo you see at right comes from the F.B.I.'s Bandit Tracker website, which we've perused in the past. It was snapped June 14 of last year at a State Bank of Texas branch in Garland, off IH-30. The bandit in question: 19-year-old Anthony Blue of Garland. Which we now know thanks to Anthony' ... More >>
On Tuesday Mike Byrd provided us with his high-speed, first-hand account of how, along a rural stretch of Mississippi highway, the sheriff there used his .40-cal Sig Sauer to shoot out the tire of a fleeing Steven Milam, the Tyler casket salesmen better known as the "Handsome Guy" Bandit who poli ... More >>
Organization's books weren't cooked -- they simply don't exist.
I think of everything the wrong way, from a skewed perspective. Who knows why? Maybe I got dropped on my head as a baby. But here's how I'm looking at this deal in which Dallas County Judge Craig Jenkins fired the security lady who wouldn't sweep for FBI bugs in the home of a county employee ... More >>
If you missed Brett Shipp's Willis Johnson story on WFAA-Channel 8 last night, you need to go give it a gander here. I also have a column in this week's paper version of Unfair Park talking about Johnson, a radio host who is a crucial but mysteriously low-profile figure in the affairs now be ... More >>
Looking to keep your holiday week festive?Then look no further than tomorrow night's wingding at the Kirkwood Temple CME Church -- to our knowledge, the first real "community" event in support of embattled Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who, of course, is under FBI investigation for ... More >>
Mayor Mike Rawlings' chief campaign-runner, Mari Woodlief of Allyn Media, responded this afternoon to questions I had posed about the $270,000 paid by the Rawlings campaign to consultant Kathy Nealy, whose offices were searched by the FBI Monday as part of the federal investigation of County ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney's Office just sent word: This morning, FBI agents arrested John David McAllister, a sergeant with the Mesquite Police Department -- and the head of its four-man Narcotics Unit. Says the release, back in December the feds got a tip that McAllister was skimming off the top during ... More >>
We can look at CQ Press's just-released City Crime Rankings 2010-2011 two ways: from safest to most dangerous or vice-versa. But either way -- based upon the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports that include "the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and the property crimes of bu ... More >>
Between the weather and the Rosh a few things fell through the cracks yesterday. Like, oh, former FBI agent Terence Hart's report to City Manager Mary Suhm concerning the funeral procession for Dallas Police Chief David Brown's son. City Hall sent the 11-page doc, and Suhm's accompanying memo, la ... More >>
So now we know what the Dallas Police Department is charging Michael Laurence Browne with following yesterday's slow ride that landed on the Love Field runway: evading arrest in a vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, aggravated robbery and an outstanding traffic ticket ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney's Office just sent word: On Saturday afternoon, a 27-year-old Plano man named Erlyndon J. Lo, was arrested by FBI agents at his home on charges that he threatened to use deadly force to stop an abortion at the Southwestern Women's Surgery Center on Greenville Avenue and Lovers L ... More >>
Earlier this month, the so-called Billy Mays Bandit robbed a Wells Fargo on S. University in Fort Worth.This morning's New York Times heralds the debut of the F.B.I.'s Web site featuring the most-wanted bank robbers in New York and New Jersey. Of course, that's old news 'round these here parts: T ... More >>
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice JohnsonLast year, The New York Times noted a sharp increase in violent crimes committed against the homeless -- up 65 percent from '05 to '07, according to statistics kept by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. But at the moment, attacks on the homeles ... More >>
In a sworn deposition filed in Dallas today, Dallas County Judge Jim Foster is quoted saying he has spoken with the FBI "on many occasions" concerning an ongoing FBI investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and the southern Dallas "inland port" project. Reached for comment this ... More >>
Yup, says so right here on CQ Press' 2008 City Crime Rate Rankings: The fine, fair city of Allen's a Top 10'er when it comes to safety among 385 cities in the country -- and not far below, why, you'll find the likes of Frisco (at No. 16) and Plano (No. 51) and McKinney (No. 60) and Carrollton (No. 7 ... More >>
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Set Don Hill free
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Salma's shorts get top billing in an otherwise unwatchable caper
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DART removes ads for a charity accused of links to terrorists
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Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?
Judge Solis orders controversial Peavy Tapes released to Justice Dept.
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