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Aledo students disciplined after posts about ‘Slave Trade’ of Black classmates


April 15, 2021

Some Aledo high school students were disciplined after setting up a “Slave Trade” on social media where they pretended to auction off their Black classmates. The students had a Snapchat group with multiple names, including “Slave Trade” and another that included a racial slur, according to the Star-Telegram. One person typed in the group that they would spend $1 on a peer, …

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Wildfire at Big Bend National Park grows to more than 860 acres


April 15, 2021

A wildfire in Big Bend National Park had grown to more than 860 acres Monday. The fire started about 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the park’s South Rim in the Chisos Mountains, park officials said. Wind pushed the flames to the cliff edge in a remote location accessible only by a three- to four-hour hike up steep trails. About 70 firefighters, …

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Man fatally shot at Pleasant Grove home, Dallas police say


April 15, 2021

A man was fatally shot at a Pleasant Grove home Friday evening, Dallas police say. Officers were called about 7:30 p.m. to a house in the 300 block of Beautycrest Circle, near St. Augustine Drive and Seagoville Road, where they found a man with a gunshot wound on the bathroom floor. The man was pronounced dead at the home. A …

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Blaze at Addison apartment complex displaces residents


April 15, 2021

Firefighters were battling a blaze at an Addison apartment complex Monday evening. Several units were on fire at the Cortland Addison Circle apartments in the 15700 block of Quorum Drive. Flames were shooting out of the building’s roof in the early evening, and a large plume of smoke could be seen for several miles. There are a bunch of residents …

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Missing 78-year-old man is found safe


April 15, 2021

Fort Worth police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing man whose family believes he may be lost. Jesus Avila, 78, was last seen about 10 a.m. Monday in the 2500 block of Timberline Drive, near Old Mansfield Road. Avila is described as a Hispanic man who is 5-9 and about 170 pounds, with gray hair and brown …

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