Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

Jogger Finds Body Along Trail in Allen


September 13, 2019

A jogger running along a trail in Allen Thursday morning spotted a burned body near the Twin Creeks golf course. Allen police said the body was so burned that the medical examiner has to use dental records to confirm the identity. Late Thursday afternoon, police confirmed the cause of death was suicide. Check back and refresh this page for the …

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Students Claim Driver in School Bus Crash Was Asleep Behind Wheel


September 13, 2019

Students riding a school bus involved in a crash this week claim the driver was asleep or falling asleep behind the wheel when the collision happened. Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a bus carrying 20 students was involved in a crash near the intersection of Sheridan Road and Hallmark Drive. The Everman Independent School District confirmed the bus involved was one …

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Man Arrested, Charged With Capital Murder, Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure


September 13, 2019

A 31-year-old man is behind bars in Fort Worth, accused of capital murder, sexual assault and indecent exposure. Lee Dexter Joiner was arrested Tuesday, Fort Worth police said, on two counts of sexual assault and an outstanding warrant for indecent exposure out of Dallas County. Joiner, police said, is suspected of attacking at least two women in the last two …

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FBI Investigates After Millions in Workers’ Direct-Deposit Pay Vanishes


September 13, 2019

The FBI and the New York State Department of Labor are investigating allegations that a payroll company diverted millions of dollars in employee pay to its own bank account, officials said Thursday. NBC News reported that an FBI spokesperson confirmed the investigation after the bureau’s Albany, New York, office tweeted that it was “seeking information from business owners who may have suffered financial …

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Local Police Department Offers Citizens Active Shooter Response Training


September 13, 2019

The Colony Police Department is hosting it’s 43rd Citizens Police Academy. The 10 week course teaches people about what the department does and addresses personal safety issues as well. But one part of this course now has it’s own class and that’s how people should respond in an active shooter situation. “Unfortunately it comes out of tragedy in our country …

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Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack


September 13, 2019

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced. Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted on one count in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead in the border city, District Attorney Jaime Esparza …

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Protesters cause part of Houston Ship Channel to close


September 13, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — Eleven protesters have been arrested after they rappelled from a busy highway bridge over the Houston Ship Channel, closing the vital artery for hours. The Coast Guard said the closure came after the protesters were spotted Thursday afternoon dangling from the Fred Hartman Bridge near Baytown, Texas. The demonstrators were Greenpeace USA activists protesting the use of …

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Vow to ban assault weapons gives O’Rourke debate breakout


September 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called “Beto-mania.” Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a Senate race Asked about a mandatory federal buyback …

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