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1 Killed, 5 Hurt When Crane Collapses on Dallas Apartments


June 11, 2019

A woman was killed and five others were injured Sunday afternoon when a crane collapsed into an apartment building in downtown Dallas, leading to several collapses within the building and an adjacent parking garage, officials say. Kiersten Smith, 29, was killed Sunday, June 9, 2019, when a crane collapsed into her Dallas apartment building. Photo courtesy of Smith’s family. Photo …

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Amber Alert Canceled for League City 2-Year-Old


June 11, 2019

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert Monday for a 2-year-old boy missing from the Houston area since Tuesday. Officials later canceled the Amber Alert, saying the boy had been found. Authorities were looking for Malakhi Bankhead, 2, who was last seen June 4 around 9:30 p.m. on Estella Court in League City, which is southeast of …

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Jewish ‘Texas 7’ death row prisoner claims judge was anti-Semitic


June 11, 2019

A “Texas 7” escapee on death row has filed an appeal claiming a former Dallas County judge referred to him with obscenity-laced anti-Semitic language, part of an alleged pattern of racism and bias so serious that he says the jurist should have recused himself before the man’s 2003 trial. The federal appeal filed by Randy Halprin, a Jewish man who …

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Hundreds march to honor memory of Texas girl Maleah Davis


June 11, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people marched to honor the memory of a 4-year-old Houston girl who was missing for several weeks before her remains were found last month in Arkansas. Family members of Maleah Davis as well as area residents walked through downtown Houston on Sunday After the march, people gathered at City Hall. Craig Davis, Maleah’s father, spoke …

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Rapper Scarface running for city council in Houston


June 11, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — A member of the iconic rap group the Geto Boys is hoping to trade beats and rhymes for politics. Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, announced over the weekend that he plans to run for a Houston City Council seat. The Office of the City Secretary confirmed Monday that Jordan had filed paperwork naming his campaign …

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Ex-Houston minister gets 10 years in prison, embezzled $800K


June 11, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — A former minister in Houston has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to what prosecutors call the theft of more than $800,000 from First Baptist Church. Authorities say Jerrell Altic was sentenced Monday in Houston in a plea deal over embezzlement during a six-year period. Church officials in 2017 noticed suspicious financial activity …

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Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of rape


June 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. — the son of a Hall of Famer who himself earned more than $40 million during his career — has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in his picturesque beach community of Encinitas, north of San Diego.   A jury returned the verdict Monday in San …

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California man guilty of killing family of 4 found in desert


June 11, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was convicted Monday of bludgeoning a couple and their two little boys to death, then burying their bodies in a remote desert area where the crime remained hidden until an off-roader stumbled across skeletal remains. After a trial that spanned more than four months and depended largely on circumstantial evidence, jurors …

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Rapper Scarface announces run for Houston City Council seat


June 11, 2019

Your mind isn’t playing tricks. A former member of the pioneering hip-hop group Geto Boys could wind up representing a large part of the city. Brad Jordan, better known as his rap moniker “Scarface,” on Sunday announced his bid for Houston City Council District D. The seat is currently held by Councilman Dwight Boykins, who recently filed paperwork indicating he …

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