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Policing Town Hall Planned in Fort Worth


July 19, 2019

A grassroots organization in Fort Worth wants more input when it comes to police accountability. The group calls itself the Tarrant County Coalition for Community Oversight and organizers will host a town hall Friday evening to discuss fair and equitable policing. Fort Worth recently formed a Race and Culture Task force to address community concerns and make recommendations for an …

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Man Uses Child as Shield, Killed by Fort Worth SWAT


July 19, 2019

A man is dead after using a child as a shield while shooting at police from a Fort Worth apartment Thursday. Fort Worth police said a woman called 911 and whispered to dispatchers that there was a man with a gun inside a residence at the 2900 Broadmoor apartments and that there were people inside being held hostage, including children. …

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Rapper Tay-K 47’s Tarrant County Murder Trial Wraps for the Day, Resumes Friday


July 19, 2019

The capital murder trial of a local rapper has been handed to the jury Thursday after a day that included emotional testimony from the victim’s mother. The trial resumes Friday morning. The defense attorney didn’t call a single witness. Closing arguments were Thursday afternoon and the jury was handed the case at about 3 p.m. Taymor McIntyre, also known as …

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Dallas Police Search for Aggravated Assault Suspect


July 19, 2019

Dallas police are searching for a man that shot a person outside a Quik Trip located at 4767 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway on July 17. According to police, the man was involved in a verbal altercation with the victim inside the gas station. When the victim left the store, police said the man confronted the victim and shot them. …

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HPD officer arrested in undercover prostitution sting


July 19, 2019

A Houston police officer was arrested for allegedly trying to solicit sex during a sting operation in Fort Bend County, according to court records. The officer, Danny Le, a 22-year veteran of the Houston Police Department who was assigned to the downtown division, was relieved of duty the same day pending the outcome of the investigation, according to police department …

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Richard Branson inspired by Apollo, his own space shot soon


July 19, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip The British billionaire celebrated his 69th birthday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during 50th anniversary festivities for humanity’s first moon landing. His guests were 100 other aspiring astronauts who have …

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Drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ likely to spend the rest of his life at ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’


July 19, 2019

Now that notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was officially sentenced to life in prison (plus 30 years), let’s take a look at who he could be serving hard time with inside the “Supermax” federal prison. Experts speculate Guzman is destined for the infamous federal prison south of Denver in Florence, Colorado, according to the Associated Press. Guzman was sentenced …

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Liberty County correctional officer arrested for allegedly stealing from inmates while on duty


July 19, 2019

A former correctional officer is facing a felony charge after she was accused of stealing nearly $1,500 from inmates at the Liberty County Jail while on duty. Mayra Gallegos-Balderas, 23, surrendered herself to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office on a theft warrant July 16, according to a release from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Gallegos-Balderas has served as a correctional officer with …

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Career thief gets life for Montgomery County conviction


July 19, 2019

A career thief and burglar has been sentenced to life in prison in Montgomery County following his conviction for stealing from a Conroe bank’s ATMs in 2018. A jury on Tuesday convicted Robert Alan Cordray, 56, of Houston for his role in the Sept. 14, 2018 theft from three ATMs at the Bank of America in Conroe, according to a …

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Man found shot to death in abandoned apartment in north Harris County


July 19, 2019

A man in his 20s was found dead of a gunshot wound Thursday afternoon at an abandoned apartment in north Harris County, police said. The man’s family said they were unable to reach him and went to a complex in the 300 block of Highland Cross Drive to look for him, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials. The relatives …

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