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Older man found dead of ‘homicidal violence’ in Dallas home, police say


July 30, 2018

The man “appeared to have died from homicidal violence,” according to a Dallas police news release. Author: WFAA Staff Published: 1:05 PM CDT July 29, 2018 Updated: 1:05 PM CDT July 29, 2018 Homicide detectives are investigating after officers found an older man dead inside a home in southeast Dallas on Saturday. The man “appeared to have died from homicidal violence,” according to …

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Showers and storms bring a cold front to North Texas


July 30, 2018

We really need the rain! But it’s not going to be nearly enough to put a significant dent in the horrible drought conditions in the area. The cold front is here! Showers and storms could cause some slowdowns for the Monday morning commute in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the cold front sweeps through. The metroplex will see showers and …

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Austin should consider new name to sever its Confederacy ties, city report says


July 30, 2018

Would it keep Austin weird to call the city something else? A new report by the city’s Equity Office recommends a new name for the city because of Stephen F. Austin’s ties to the Confederacy and support of slavery, including opposition to Mexico’s attempt to ban slavery. He said freed slaves would be “vagabonds, a nuisance and a menace.” Austin, …

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Inside the pool party of the summer: a Dallas show featuring ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ celeb


July 30, 2018

While you were keeping cool indoors this weekend, over 200 people showed up to the annual Down To Float pool party, an event hosted by Impulse Group Dallas. The candy-themed party featured a drag fashion show and performances by Vanessa “Miss Vanjie” Mateo, a contestant from the 10th season of Rupaul’s Drag Race. First and foremost, this was a pool party. I was wearing a T-shirt, jeans …

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Authorities arrest sex offender who failed to report to Houston halfway house


July 30, 2018

The high-risk Houston sex offender who failed to report to his northeast Houston halfway house has been booked into Harris County Jail on a motion to revoke his parole. Jerry Don Seib, a 53-year-old man considered a high-risk sex offender, violated his parole on July 20 when he failed to report to a northeast Houston halfway house in 10900 block of …

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Texas’ top colleges, according to both experts and students


July 30, 2018

There’s no shortage of debate when it comes to settling whose Texas alma mater is better. Aside from sports rivalries, one interesting way to approximate the state’s top school is the work being done by College Consensus. The higher education data site recently combined student college reviews with the reviews of major publications— like the Wall Street Journal’s annual ranking— into one, …

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Dead person found in bag on SW Houston road


July 30, 2018

Houston police found a dead person inside of a bag on the side of the road Saturday morning. Police officers were called out to the scene at 9870 Ruffino Road, near the west Sam Houston Parkway and Southwest Freeway, around 7:40 a.m. A witness met with police and pointed them to a suspicious bag. Officers found a person inside, according …

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Bodycam video released in fatal police shooting of black man


July 30, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video from two police officers in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old black man, with the footage showing the man shot from behind after a foot chase and what appeared to be a gun in his hand. Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly were responding to a 911 call of a …

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