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Tarrant County GOP set to vote on whether to remove vice-chairman because he’s Muslim


January 10, 2019

Some local party members say Shahid Shafi’s faith isn’t representative of all Tarrant County Republicans. But many Texas GOP officials have denounced the attempt to oust the trauma surgeon and called the move bigoted. Shahid Shafi identifies as a Republican because of his firm belief in small government, lower taxes and secure borders. But his commitment to core GOP values …

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Reunion Tower attack on a Muslim woman reflects the rise in hate crimes


January 10, 2019

While most Americans were celebrating the new year, Jenan Ayesh, a Muslim visiting Dallas with her family from Oklahoma, is happy to be alive after a vicious verbal and physical attack. She may have been targeted because of she is a Muslim. Ayesh and her family visited Dallas to ring in the new year. They went to the observation deck of …

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Dallas Police Officer Trainee Arrested


January 10, 2019

A 27-year-old Dallas police officer trainee was arrested Wednesday and faces charges, the department said. He has since been released on bond. O’Shea Nelson faces charges of interference with emergency request for assistance and assault causing bodily injury (family violence), police said. Nelson has been with the department since June 2018 and is assigned to the Training Academy. He was …

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Suspect on the run after stabbing Brookshire worker to death


January 10, 2019

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (KTRK) — A case of apparent workplace violence is under investigation in Waller County, where deputies say an employee was stabbed to death. Deputies were called to Orizon Industries on FM 362 near Brookshire just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. Another person, a male employee, was also stabbed and flown to a hospital with serious injuries. We’re told the …

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Homeless man in GoFundMe scandal arrested after skipping court


January 10, 2019

The homeless man at the center of a local GoFundMe scam that made national headlines has been arrested after authorities say he skipped out on his court date. A judge issued an arrest warrant for John Bobbitt Tuesday after he was a no-show at a required court appearance in Burlington County. The Philadelphia veteran was previously charged for the charity …

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Suspect on the run after stabbing Brookshire worker to death


January 10, 2019

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (KTRK) — A case of apparent workplace violence is under investigation in Waller County, where deputies say an employee was stabbed to death. Deputies were called to Orizon Industries on FM 362 near Brookshire just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. Another person, a male employee, was also stabbed and flown to a hospital with serious injuries. We’re told the …

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Suspects in Jazmine Barnes’ murder allegedly have gang ties


January 10, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As Jazmine Barnes was laid to rest Tuesday, a second suspect was charged with her murder. Larry Woodruffe, 24, now faces a capital murder charge along with Eric Black Jr., 20, who was charged over the weekend Investigators say Woodruffe fired eight shots into Jazmine’s mother’s car early on Sunday, Dec. 30, killing the 7-year-old and injuring her …

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Murderer confesses crime to girl he sexually assaulted: records


January 10, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police say an arrest in a gruesome murder has uncovered another disturbing crime. Estanislado Alvarez-Hernandez is charged with the murder of Maria Gonzalez, who died last August after being stabbed 12 to 14 times in front of her two children. It took months to find a suspect, and now court documents reveal how Alvarez-Hernandez was caught. …

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With the republic at stake, Senate needs to grill Trump’s pick for attorney general


January 10, 2019

(CNN)Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general. While any attorney general inherently holds immense power, the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller — and the threat it poses to Trump’s presidency — potentially raises the ordinarily high stakes to bet-the-republic levels. Given Barr’s public condemnation of Mueller’s work, the Senate must …

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