The 16-year-old girl who accused a former Highland Park baseball star of rape is now countersuing him in civil court. In March, after a grand jury declined to indict Ryan Romo on rape charges, the Romo family sued his accuser and her family, claiming, among other things, defamation and negligent ... More >>
In Dallas and across the country, hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation’s sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
Mayor Mike Rawlings' recently launched crusade against domestic violence has been earning praise from local media since it was announced it a couple of months ago. Now, after traveling to the Big Apple to speak on the issue alongside Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Michael Bolton, he's gathering attenti ... More >>
The feds say these people aren't in the labor force. That doesn't mean they're not working hard.
On an August night in 1998, Douglas Feldman pulled his Harley up next to an 18-wheeler that had just cut him off on a highway in Plano. Feldman shot and killed the driver, Robert Everett, then paused on his way home to murder an Exxon tanker driver named Nicholas Velasquez. A week or so later, he ki ... More >>
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 >>
Back in April, Raymond Jackson and James Curtis Williams once again found themselves in a Dallas County courtroom, some 28 years after they were sentenced to life in prison the 1983 rape and assault of a 26-year-old Highland Park woman. This time, the mood was different. DNA evidence proved that Jac ... More >>
Police are investigating whether a woman found dead in White Rock Lake this afternoon was murdered. Walkers spotted the body on the east side of the lake around Garland Road, a half mile or so south of the Arboretum. The body was recovered by Dallas Fire-Rescue, which turned the investigation over ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. The Presidential candidates hope you won't notice.
On Tuesday, Ryan Adam Romo, an 18-year-old Highland Park High School senior and star baseball player, was charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. Romo is accused of raping a HPHS classmate after a Ghostland Observatory concert at the Palladium Ballroom Saturday night. Given ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon at around 3 p.m., Dallas police were sent to check out a silver Pontiac sedan parked suspiciously in an Oak Cliff alley. Officers waited for the driver to pull away, then performed a traffic stop on the 2400 block of Brooklyn Avenue after the car made an illegal turn. Police arr ... More >>
[Update, 10:30 a.m. follows] On Aug. 19, worried family members arrived at Deanna Cook's home. It was a Sunday, and she hadn't showed up for church, which wasn't like her. When they arrived, they found Cook's two dogs running loose, barking frantically, and noticed water leaking form the garage. The ... More >>
And why do they always yell "Cu-le-ro" at bands they love?
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 >>
When she was 15, Courtney Underwood was raped by her pastor. She'd grown up in Highland Park, attended a religious private school and had no idea how to talk about what had happened to her or ask for help. It took her two years to discuss the rape at all, and much longer to tell her mother. Later, ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
Here we are, with the biggest Medicare fraud in history going -- so we are told -- and The New York Times devotes its front page today to a story about Medicare fraud carried out by organized Russian gangs in ... oh, guess where! ... New York City! What can we do down here in Dallas to get respect? ... More >>
Wrong-man thriller might have flown as comedy.
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 >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually assaulted by the cops they hoped to emulate.
Lost Boys: New child-sex-trafficking research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker.
It's been a while since we've heard from or thought about Anna Fermanova, the so-called "sexy Russian spy" from Plano who said she wasn't (well, at least the spy part) but nevertheless pleaded guilty in January to a single count of violating the U.S. Arms Export Control Act. Today, though, there' ... More >>
Not sure what's going on in the trial of Charles Payne, 29, accused of murdering of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Norm Smith during a botched attempt to serve a warrant at Payne's east Oak Cliff in January 2009, but it looks like somebody on the prosecution side is worried. Alex Stolarski, o ... More >>
At 10:24 this morning, Dallas Police first sent word that a 6-month-old girl had been kidnapped on Westmoreland Road; a short time after that came that Amber Alert, which turned out to be a false alarm. (Jack E. Jett, take a bow.) Moments ago, Senior Corporal Kevin Janse sent this release detaili ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>
Anand Jon Alexander with former client Paris HiltonIt's been almost three years since we first told you the sordid story of Anand Jon Alexander, the one-time designer to the stars who came to town promising women, many of them under-age, modeling jobs right before he sexually assaulted them. Wome ... More >>
Crossing between American and Egyptian cultures, he Said girls made one deadly misstep: They fell in love
The Fort Worth preacher is accused of beating, threatening and assaulting women for more than 20 years
Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
The prison gang member and killer stands ready to clear his wife for his crimes
The Warriors take on Dallas
The arrest of Dallas' "Black Widow" lights a fire under a cold murder case
See a suburban West Side Story
The exonerations just keep on coming
When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.
When a gunman terrorized worshipers at Wedgwood Baptist Church, one unlikely hero summoned the courage and faith to challenge a killer
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