Over the past several years, in shopping malls and storefronts across the country, entrepreneurs have begun operating what are called sweepstakes parlors. They look and smell like miniature casinos, and they're lined with terminals featuring electronic games that bear an uncanny resemblance to slot ... More >>
Back in March, Derek Madrigal, a 21-year-old student at Brookhaven Community College, was viciously beaten and stabbed by around a dozen people after he tried to defend a woman who was being harassed. The group of men beat Madrigal with cooler lids and stabbed him nine times, landing him in the ICU. ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. The Presidential candidates hope you won't notice.
The 2004 summer night when David Cunniff took his two teen daughters to an Old 97's show at the Gypsy Tea Room rattled Deep Ellum to the core. How it all went down depends who you ask, but the end result left Cuniff bloodied and beaten to the point that friends and family questioned whether he would ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanScott Griggs certainly appeared tickled by the appearance of a certain crime dog ...On Monday a few Friends of Unfair Park seemed a little humbugged to hear that the Dallas Police Department, along with the mayor and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, would pref ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanMayor Rawlings, Chief Brown and the council at this morning's presser to announce "attack" on buyers, sellers of stolen goodsThis holiday season, City Hall, the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office would like to remind you not to buy y ... More >>
Sunday, February 13, at Trees
The average Giuseppes of organized crime
The "Argh".I.A.A. strikes again! This NBC 5 report says the yesterday's bust on a CD and DVD pirating operation not too far from TCU in Fort Worth is apparently "the largest such pirating operation ever taken down in the U.S." Which, turns out, is fairly surprising... mostly 'cause the FWPD went i ... More >>
Barnes & Noble hosts Bob Delaney
Schutze was just telling me the story about the time he dug up Lee Harvey Oswald. Actually, Jim wasn't holding the shovel -- maybe you recall that in 1981, a British researcher named Michael Eddowes claimed there was a "second Lee Harvey Oswald" and got locals to yank Oswald's body outta the ground ... More >>
Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
Crime doesn't pay? Tell that to truck cargo thieves.
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
Harry Hunsicker's new book is among the small stack of new tomes with substantial local connections. Just a reminder: Our old pal Will Clarke will be signing his new (to you, anyway) book The Worthy tonight at 7:30 at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers across the street from NorthPark Center, at 7700 W. ... More >>
Josh Alan Friedman drags a rock 'n' roll great out of hiding
David Cunniff Lives in Pain. Skinhead Jesse Chaddock lives in a Texas Prison. Who got the raw deal?
Looking for counterfeit goods, sheriff's deputies go bargain hunting
There's drama at Café Nostra, but it's not on the menu
The South's mythical Mafia finds a home in Elmore Leonard's imagination--and new novel
Voltaire's search for a head cook finally comes to a close
Made, a wannabe mob comedy, won't be furthering anyone's career
Fact or fiction? A Texas author claims Chuck Norris left him stranded in Moscow.
The Crew are four semi-tough guys, shooting blanks at sunset
Playing a high-rolling mobster, Norm Berger was a convincing undercover agent for the IRS and FBI. Then the government accused him of pocketing some of the proceeds. As Norm would say, "Ya gonna love this one."
Hugh Grant plays at being a goombah, and it's an offer you can refuse