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    August 27, 2010

    Feds Arrest Dallas Man For Mailing Baking Soda to IRS and Social Security Administration

    ​Although investigators aren't linking him to the series of white powder mailings throughout North Texas, Michael Wayne Patterson was arrested Thursday by federal law enforcement officers and was detained today pending an August 30 detention hearing, according to U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks. ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    April 10, 2008

    Ask A Mexican

    Identity theft is bad. Dealing with the IRS is even worse.

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    February 7, 2008

    Life After DNA Exoneration

    After 27 years in prison, DNA exoneree Charles Chatman tries to pick up the pieces and catch up with a world that has left him behind

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Who's the Boss?

    Local restaurant owners and other employers worried about being forced to fire large numbers of workers can rest easy, at least for the moment. A California judge yesterday granted a temporary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to crack down on employers who have ille ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    New Immigration Rules Could Empty Local Kitchens

    Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards

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    July 12, 2007

    "Her Web of Deceit and Lies”

    Sandra Bridewell's never been convicted of murder. But now she's got federal forgery charges pending, which makes her like, what, Al Capone? It's been, what, six days since our last item on the Black Widow; we're due an update, right? Especially when it turns out to be this interesting: Yesterday, f ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006

    Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

    Sam Gross does, but despite his claims to the contrary, he's only about a billion or so short of his goal.

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    November 6, 2003

    Grave Robbers

    Even in the great beyond, no one is safe from identity theft

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    October 23, 2003

    Sticker Shock

    Our bill finally comes in for the Kirk/Ware era

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    May 3, 2001

    Locked In

    Trinity Works says it helps poor people find housing and jobs. But an Observer investigation reveals questionable policies that do little except ensure its clients never leave.

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    February 1, 2001

    The Unbelievers

    Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.

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    July 27, 2000

    Talk isn't cheap

    Dallas County rakes in millions from pricey pay phones at the jail

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    December 9, 1999

    The Dropout Piece

    Lee Lozano was among the most celebrated conceptual artists of the 1960s. So why is she buried in an unmarked grave in Grand Prairie?

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    October 22, 1998

    Death Merchant

    In 1979, Walter Waldhauser Jr. arranged the murder of a Houston family. Today, he has a new name and a new business in Dallas,but he still profits when people die.

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    August 13, 1998

    Toxic Justice

    Lawyer Fred Baron says he's one of the good guys, fighting a war against evil asbestos manufacturers. But some former employees claim his firm is a factory that mass-produces lawsuits by implanting memories and inventing testimony.

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    Downright unneighborly

    Tenants of drug-infested apartments find that help is not just a phone call away

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    November 13, 1997

    Nobody Noticed

    Marilu Dennis lived in Lakewood for 36 years. One hot July day, she died alone in her home. For 15 months, the grass grew. The mail piled up. The bills went unpaid. Nobody saw Marilu. Nobody noticed

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    January 30, 1997

    Late Bloomer

    When Pat Stone learned her daughter was a lesbian, she helped start a support group for parents of gay and lesbian children. Then, after 35 years of marriage, Stone realized she had her own journey to make.