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‘Favorite’ live oak tree at Menil cut down, dismaying admirers


July 24, 2018

In a sunlit patch of grass near the Menil Collection, all that remained Monday of a beloved oak tree were misshapen brown stumps. The intersection of Mulberry and Branard saw plenty of passers-by pausing to mourn the loss of their “favorite tree” in the city. The once-sprawling live oak tree was a spot for friends, families and couples to hang out. …

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Man fatally shot in robbery at Sunnyside-area park


July 24, 2018

A group of friends’ short trip to the park Tuesday morning turned deadly when they were robbed and one man was fatally shot, Houston police said. The shooting happened sometime after 2 a.m. at Cloverland Park, south of Sunnyside and at the corner of Hickok and Scott. Four friends had stopped at the park to use the restroom when two …

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Officer helps homeless man shave for McDonald’s job interview


July 24, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A police officer in Tallahassee, Florida went above and beyond the call of duty. Officer Tony Carlson spotted a homeless man struggling to shave. He helped fix the clipper and shaved the man’s beard for him. It turns out the man was trying to clean up for a job interview he had at a McDonald’s. It’s not …

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Houston pharmacy burglary caught on surveillance video


July 24, 2018

The Houston Police Department is searching for two men seen on surveillance video breaking into a pharmacy twice in two days. The business in the 5600 block of South Willow Drive was first burglarized June 18 after two men shattered its front door and kicked open the burglar bars, CrimeStopHouston wrote on YouTube. The next day, the same two men returned with …

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Dallas police remember fallen officer as ‘good cop, good man’


July 24, 2018

Fellow officers gathered to remember Sr. Cpl. Jamie Givens, who was killed while escorting the body of a Dallas police officer who died of cancer. Dallas officers gathered Monday to remember Sr. Cpl Jamie Givens at the Central Patrol Division. He was known as the big man with the big heart and big smile. “He was a good cop but …

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Woman Almost Loses Leg After Nightmare Pedicure


July 24, 2018

Tracy Lynn Martinez says to watch out for illegal callus scrapers after a pedicure in Winston-Salem almost cost her a leg. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– A woman has a warning for everyone who gets pedicures—watch out for illegal callus scrapers. Tracy Lynn Martinez shared her story on Facebook and the post has gone viral. What started as a normal pedicure turned into …

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Garland police chase ends with suspect’s arrest in South Dallas


July 24, 2018

A suspect led Garland police on a chase that wound up in South Dallas on Tuesday morning. Police tried to stop a Cadillac on Interstate 635 around midnight, but the driver fled to southbound Interstate 35E and onto I-635, then down U.S. Highway 75 to State Highway 175. The driver took an exit and wound up at McDermott Avenue in …

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North Texas man suspected in at least a dozen construction scams heads to jail


July 24, 2018

Ernest Thibodeaux, who authorities say went by the name Kris Malachi, will spend nearly 4 years in state jail and pay $77,000 in restitution. Author: Lauren Zakalik Published: 5:20 PM CDT July 23, 2018 Updated: 6:35 PM CDT July 23, 2018 For five years, Melissa Sanchez and her husband saved money to renovate their Fort Worth home. “I just wanted an open floor …

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Families worry about prisoners ‘being cooked alive’ in Texas jails without air conditioning


July 24, 2018

Mindy Thibeaux’s godson is young and strong, she said. He’s only 25, after all, and has always been optimistic. But extreme temperatures at the state jail where he’s serving time on drug charges have tested that resolve. It’s hot at the Hutchins Unit, just a 15-minute drive from downtown Dallas. Like the majority of Texas jails and prisons, there’s no air conditioning …

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New dads need depression screening, too


July 24, 2018

Fathers of young children may be almost as likely as new mothers to experience symptoms of depression, a US study suggests. Fathers of young children may be almost as likely as new mothers to experience symptoms of depression, a US study suggests. Researchers examined results from depression screenings done for parents during more than 9,500 visits to paediatrics clinics with …

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