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Police Arrest Man Accused of Taking a Sledgehammer to Dallas Police Cars

Police have arrested one person for allegedly taking a sledgehammer to Dallas police cars Sunday morning. Gregory Simpson, 58, has been charged with criminal mischief. Officers said Simpson entered the Central Patrol station parking lot on Chestnut Street and used a sledgehammer to damage twelve marked squad cars. The person was taken into custody and is in the Lew Sterrett …

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Overturned 18-Wheeler Closes Ramp in Grand Prairie

An overturned semi-truck is causing delays for drivers Monday morning in Grand Prairie at southbound President George Bush Turnpike. It’s closed at the entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 20, police say. Grand Prairie Police said they were working with the Department of Public Safety to clean up the area and the ramp should be open by noon. No injuries were …

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Dallas Probation Officer Sentenced for Extorting Immigrants

Prosecutors say a probation officer in North Texas who extorted cash from Spanish-speaking immigrants after threatening deportation must serve three years in federal prison. Officials say 35-year-old David Delgado of Dallas was sentenced Thursday and ordered to repay $2,900. The ex-Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections officer pleaded guilty to use of interstate facility to commit travel act. Authorities say …

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Harris County needs updated address information on 175,000 voters

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector is seeking updated address information for roughly 175,000 voters in Harris County, including some displaced by Hurricane Harvey, whose accounts have been classified as “in suspense” ahead of the March primary election. Mike Lykes, chief of staff of administration for the tax office, said those voters need to update their address information — they can …

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US stocks fall again, Wells Fargo shares sink

NEW YORK (AFP) – Wall Street stocks fell again early Monday, adding to last week s losses as worries about excess equity valuations and rising interest rates continued to dent investor sentiment. About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost 1.0 percent to 25,254.98. The blue-chip index on Friday saw its biggest drop in more than …

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Dental care in early dementia might prevent problems later

Preventive dental care provided in the early stages of dementia could help limit major tooth problems later, researchers say. “Dementia is associated with a change in health habits, including two major ones – diet and teeth cleaning,” said Robert Emanuel of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust in Sussex in the UK, a specialty care dentist who is often consulted to …

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SpaceX poised to launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’

MIAMI (AFP) – SpaceX is poised for the first test launch Tuesday of its Falcon Heavy, which aims to become the world s most powerful rocket, capable of ferrying people to the Moon or Mars some day. No people are on board, just a mannequin wearing a futuristic spacesuit, strapped into CEO Elon Musk s very own cherry red Tesla …

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YouTube begins flagging videos backed by governments

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — YouTube says it has started flagging videos provided by news outlets that receive government backing. The move is part of a commitment that its parent company, Google, made last year when it was hauled before congressional investigators looking into Russian tampering with the U.S. electorate. In particular, Google faced numerous questions about RT. The service …

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Apple overtakes Samsung in shrinking smartphone market: survey

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter as the largest smartphone producer in a declining global market for handsets, a research firm said Friday. A survey by research firm IDC showed Apple — which reported its quarterly data Thursday — led all vendors with 77.3 million iPhones sold, giving it a 19.2 percent market share. Even though …

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