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The 50th is the last big moment of mourning for Dallas' aging true grievers.
The suspected gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shootings is Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old Fort Worth native who once lived in Forth Worth, NBC News is reporting. He was killed today, although there's no word yet on how. NBC reports that he was able to infiltrate the Navy Yard by using the ID card of ... More >>
David Hartman's death at the hands of Highland Park police back in June was weird. For starters, there was the shooting itself. The 32-year-old had already been searched and was handcuffed in the back of the squad car when police say he managed to pull out a handgun and shoot out one of the rear wi ... More >>
So many questions remain unanswered regarding the fatal shooting of a motorcyclist in police custody Tuesday evening. Who is he? How did he manage to bring a gun into the back of a Highland Park police SUV, and to fire it after he'd already been placed in handcuffs? What we do know is incredible. A ... More >>
Early on Tuesday morning, Jerry Waller woke to a noise coming from outside the garage of his home on a quiet street near Woodhaven Country Club in East Fort Worth. It was about 1 a.m. when the 72-year-old stepped outside to investigate. He grabbed his .38-caliber handgun just to be safe. The exact ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Only a few days ago, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece about Texas' Tango Blast gang, which was formed within the confines of the state's penitentiaries and "could change the Dallas landscape because it rejects old notions of prison gang exclusivity and lifelong commitments," wrote Tanya Eiserer. ... More >>
Anand Jon with one of his famous former clients Several Friends of Unfair Park who quite vividly recall the sordid story of fashion designer Anand Jon have sent this update: Yesterday, Jon was convicted in Los Angeles of raping and sexually assaulting aspiring models as young as 14. The conviction, ... More >>
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
I saw the little gotcha thing Wick Allison had Tim Rogers do over at FrontBurner about how one of the people gathering signatures for the Trinity toll road referendum turned out to have a criminal record for murder. I see that city council member Angela Hunt, the de facto commander of the referendum ... More >>
The arrest of Dallas' "Black Widow" lights a fire under a cold murder case
See a suburban West Side Story
Pastor Sherman Allen of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ is accused of assaulting at least eight women. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Melody McDonald had an excellent piece yesterday on the sexual allegations against Pastor Sherman Allen of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Chris ... More >>
Brian Harkin Someone told us the other day this photo of Sam Coats almost makes them wanna vote for the guy. "Makes him look tough." Which is one way of putting it. If a mayoral candidate has a beef with one of his fellow combatants, we usually hear about it -- in the form of a press release, which ... More >>
The exonerations just keep on coming
You know what scares Tony Goolsby more than a Democrat? A lot of Democrats. I spoke this morning at a meeting of the Norwood Republican Women's Club at the Fretz Park Library in North Dallas. I decided not to use my usual canned speech ("All Republican Congressmen are members of the Man-Boy Love Soc ... More >>
Ever watch HBO's The Wire? No need now; just read this, a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office about nine alleged South Dallas gang members arrested on conspiracy, drug and firearms charges; 16 of their, ah, colleagues remain at large. Among the gangsters arrested by Dallas police and feder ... More >>
According to the F.B.I., if you live in Dallas you might wanna buy one of these. Might save you and the cops a lot of time down the road. Saw this story in the morning paper about yesterday's F.B.I. report on the rise in violent crime last year. Lots of numbers, hard to add 'em all up: "The Dallas P ... More >>
On Saturday, Raymond Hammell was mentioned in The Dallas Morning News, just not by name. He was not dead even a day, but already he was a statistic: a 56-year-old man "stabbed multiple times Friday evening in a skywalk in the 2000 block of Bryan Street. He later died at Baylor University Medical Cen ... More >>
When I was in high school, the school participated in a program called Shattered Dreams just before prom season. It's meant to instill fear of drunk driving in the hearts of binge-drinking high schoolers who may imbibe on their magical evening. The point is to create a shockingly real, disturbing ca ... More >>
When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.