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24 Defendants Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims


July 21, 2018

21 Indians jailed in US over call center scam Press release Newyork: Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week to terms of imprisonment up to 20 years.  Three other conspirators were sentenced earlier this year for laundering proceeds for the …

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No cooling off yet: It’ll be 109 degrees this weekend!


July 21, 2018

A cold front will drop the temperatures next Monday. North Texas isn’t cooling off until next week! SATURDAY: Another scorching afternoon as highs soar to 109°! The record high is 107°, also in 2012. SUNDAY & MONDAY: The heat goes on with highs 105°-107°:   Some relief arrives with a weak cold front late Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will cool to near …

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Duncanville family says thief set fire to home


July 21, 2018

James and Monica Lewis of Duncanville returned to their home for the first time only to see the damage in the daylight. The fire had ravaged most of their rooms and devastated their master bedroom. DUNCANVILLE, Texas — James and Monica Lewis of Duncanville returned to their home for the first time only to see the damage in the daylight. …

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Dallas motorcycle officer seriously injured after being hit by car


July 21, 2018

DALLAS — Eastbound I-20 was completely closed at Bonnie View Saturday morning after a Dallas Police motorcycle officer was hit by a car around 5:40 a.m. The motorcycle officer was part of a courtesy escort to the county line for a fellow officer’s burial in Louisiana. He had blocked the Bonnie View entrance ramp of EB I-20 for the escort …

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Illegal voting disagreement turns into Twitter fight for Sen. Don Huffines, Rep. Poncho Nevarez


July 21, 2018

Two Texas legislators quarreled on Friday over how, and if, noncitizens can register to vote. “How do illegal aliens register to vote in Texas?” asked Dallas-area state Senator Don Huffines on Twitter. “The honor system. We don’t VERIFY the citizenship of applicants to register to vote.” “This isn’t true,” replied Rep. Poncho Nevárez, who serves multiple cities in west Texas. Huffines responded and insisted that …

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Update: 4 adults, 3 minors in custody after officer-involved shooting kills 1


July 21, 2018

A suspected robber is dead after Harris County deputies exchanged gunfire with a group of suspects Friday afternoon, officials said. Eight men and teens were in an apartment at the 8700 block of Point Park Drive, Friday afternoon. Their alleged plan was to order food from a delivery service and then rob the delivery driver, according to Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland. …

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Jury: Woman not guilty in killing of man accused of rape in Cinco Ranch


July 21, 2018

A jury returned a not guilty verdict late Friday evening for a woman charged in the killing of a man who allegedly raped her friend at his Cinco Ranch home. Monserrat Carrillo-Castilla, 21, openly sobbed and embraced one of her attorneys, Asha Reddi, as the verdict was read around 8:20 p.m. The former dancer and escort faced a murder charge …

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14-year-old arrested after memorial honoring hero Navy SEAL vandalized


July 21, 2018

BROOKHAVEN, Long Island — A 14-year-old was arrested after a memorial honoring a hero Navy SEAL from Long Island was destroyed. The monument honoring Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy of Brookhaven was vandalized Thursday, police said. Authorities said the suspect was arrested at his Ronkonkoma home early Friday morning on charges of criminal mischief. He is scheduled to be …

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