At midday on Wednesday, Dallas police and firefighters broke down the front door of a small townhome in the 1800 block of Browder Street in the Cedars to perform a welfare check. Inside, they found the bodies of Nick and Vanessa Pitofsky, both dead of gunshot wounds. Police are describing the slayi ... More >>
In 2005, Mitch McBain and Blake Myers, the duo which comprises Houston-based band Rosehill, suffered a tragic loss when they were playing as a part of the group Texas High Life. Keith Binder, the band's drummer, committed suicide, leaving the rest of group awash in hopelessness. Rosehill was formed ... More >>
Last January, an FBI agent based in Maryland was cruising through a peer-to-peer file-sharing network in search of child porn. There, he stumbled upon a user named "Classybitch," who offered him access to several hundred videos and images with file names like "Taboo Incest - Grampa Fucks Sleeping Gi ... More >>
Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."
It's another beer festival. Are we getting tired of these? No! We're not! That was totally a loaded question. Beer festivals are a great chance to try new brews. Instead of investing five, seven or 10 dollars in a beer you're not sure you'll like, you get to dabble in different flavors, perhaps disc ... More >>
Christine Sexton's family made several calls to the River Oaks Jail on February 6. They'd paid a bondsman to bail her out as soon as she was transferred to the Tarrant County jail on a forgery charge she'd been picked up for four days earlier. They say a River Oaks dispatcher finally confirmed Sexto ... More >>
Late last night, divers searching Possum Kingdom Lake found the body of missing teenager Jacob Logan, who disappeared Sunday after diving into the lake with friends, the AP reported. His was the second death this week at Coppell, where senior Jonah Blackwell committed suicide on Tuesday. Logan, a s ... More >>
Saturday, October 20 at Dada
Schools ignore gay bullying at their own peril
It's been a bad run for sax players lately, what with the Killers' Tommy Marth committing suicide and Men At Work's Greg Ham passing on. As you try to find solace, this amazing website has compiled various sax solos from 1978-1989 to ease you into your weekend. And yes, the sax solo from Rosanne i ... More >>
Allison V. SmithAdam CarterI'm really torn with how we should be handling coverage of Spector 45 bassist Adam Carter's recent suicide. Adam was a sweet guy, a great sound man, a heck of a musician (in addition to his role in Spector 45, he played in a number of other great bands, including The Ma ... More >>
Allison V. SmithAdam Carter, just three months ago, performing at the memorial concert held for his Spector 45 bandmate Frankie Campagna at Club Dada. Former Spector 45 bass player Adam Carter is dead of an apparent suicide. He was 27. Details are still trickling in, but those close to Carter con ... More >>
Uche Okafor, a soccer star in Nigeria, played for Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards in the late '90s.In the two months since Nigerian soccer star and Major League Soccer alum Uche Okafor was found dead in his Little Elm home, press from his home country has followed the blow-by-blow betwe ... More >>
Early this afternoon, my wife called from the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Harvest Hill and asked: What's up with all the police cars? I told her what I knew at the time, via Dallas Police media bulletins: A man had attempted to rob a bank in the area, but following a brief chase, ... More >>
A comedy star who made his career as "Lord Bongo" back in Sierra Leone, police say Godfrey Spain murdered his wife before hanging himself in their Mesquite home last month.You might recall reading last month about the Mesquite couple found dead in their home, in what police suspected was a murder ... More >>
Jacob Whitt's driver's license photoIn 1997, Jacob Whitt was a 21-year-old anxious to get out of his tiny Central Florida hometown and start a life somewhere new. Truckers passing through told him Dallas was the place to move if he wanted to make some money, so that August he headed west, moving in ... More >>
Jay Novacek was always a unique dude. Okay, I'll say it, he was a little weird. During my time covering the Dallas Cowboys for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he was always friendly, yet sorta edgy. For example, one year on the eve of training camp at St. Edward's University in Austin ... More >>
To this day, people still post comments to the September 4, 2007, Unfair Park item concerning the smoking-cessation drug Chantix and its troubling effect on users. Andrea Grimes wrote the piece because Sorta's Carter Albrecht and his girlfriend had begun using the Pfizer-made medicine shortly before ... More >>
Jose and Alicia Elizondo, the parents of a Garland teen who died on March 19 from gunshot wounds suffered after a Garland police officer responded to a 911 call for a suicide attempt, have filed a civil rights and wrongful death suit in Dallas County District Court. The 15-page lawsuit against the C ... More >>
Two Texas brothers fall in the war on terrorone in combat, one by his own hand
T.O. brings out Dallas' dark side
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In a bungled hunt for a killer, police wreck the life of an innocent
Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.
Elliott Smith officially becomes his generation's Nick Drake
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As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.
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