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Video shows arrest at Fort Worth hospital involving indicted officer

A video that opens with a man using the telephone to make a phone call at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has sparked a criminal investigation and a lawsuit and has criminal justice reform advocates in Fort Worth's African-American community calling for the firing of another police

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-23 03:00:00

Judge sets terms for Ethan Couch's release

FORT WORTH, Texas - Affluenza teen Ethan Couch will have to follow some strict guidelines once he is released from jail in a few weeks. Couch is set to get out of the Tarrant County jail on April 2, just days before his 21 birthday. But he still has several more years left on his probation. Judge Wa

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 17:43:00

He ran into oncoming traffic in Fort Worth and was killed

A man who ran out of a gas station into oncoming traffic was run over and killed early Friday morning, Fort Worth police say. The man, who was not identified by police, came out of the bathroom of the Racetrac at 3204 Alta Mere Drive, ran from the station and into the street, where he was hit by a v

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-23 14:43:00

As 'affluenza teen' Ethan Couch leaves jail, he's found forgiveness from the unlikeliest place

Tim Williams, whose longtime friend Brian Jennings was among the four people killed by "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's drunken driving in 2013, forgave Couch long before their first jailhouse visit. Now, after meeting with him almost weekly for two years, Williams believes Couch will leave jail April

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-03-23 11:00:00

He confessed to raping a young boy and has been behind bars 21 years. Was he railroaded?

A mentally challenged 12-year-old boy picked Johnnie Dunning out of a photo lineup and reportedly told his stepfather that "a black man raped me." Dunning, who is black and lived near the boy in Fort Worth at the time, initially claimed innocence but later pleaded guilty to raping the boy and has sp

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-23 20:11:00

Fort Worth cop, hospital being sued after punch caught on camera

It was November 2016, and then-20-year-old Henry Newson had just been released from Harris Methodist Hospital near downtown Fort Worth. "This was a young African-American kid with no criminal history, no criminal record," said his attorney, Matthew Bobo. "He'd been in the hospital for two days and

WFAA - 2018-03-22 23:40:00

She was a Western Hills High School senior with a bright future. It ended on a street.

Maria Watanave Espinosa's heart breaks every day since her 18-year-old daughter was killed last week in west Fort Worth. She and her husband have suffered through a parent's worst nightmare, getting a telephone call in the middle of the night about one of their children being in the hospital. Ilda E

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-22 18:17:00

Human remains found at Texas chemical plant explosion site

Human remains have been found in the wreckage of a North Texas chemical plant nearly a week after a worker went missing following an explosion and fire. In a statement, Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson says the remains were found about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Tri-Chem Industries plant near Cresso

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 22:58:00

Body found at chemical plant that exploded southwest of Fort Worth

Rescuers found human remains Wednesday at a Hood County chemical plant that exploded last week, officials said. The victim was believed to be Dylan Mitchell, 27, a worker at the Tri-Chem Industries plant who has been missing since the explosion. Rescuers had to halt the search for Mitchell while the

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-03-22 16:35:00

Man used fake ID to buy Porsche at Dallas dealership, police say

Dallas police are looking for a man who used fake identification to buy a luxury car last month. (Dallas Police Department) The man first went to Palomino Motors in the 7000 block of John W. Carpenter Freeway in late January, police said. He tried to used a driver's license with his photo and some


Man fatally shot after fight at Arlington 7-Eleven

A man was shot and killed Wednesday evening following a fight at a 7-Eleven in Arlington, police said. Officers think two men had an argument or altercation in the convenience store in the 2100 block of East Abram Street, near State Highway 360. One of the men walked away and the other reportedly

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-03-22 00:44:32

Girl sexually assaulted by her manager at Dallas Long John Silver's, lawsuit alleges

A Dallas woman says her 16-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by a manager at a Long John Silver's in September while she was on the job, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Jeremiah Wayne Turner (Dallas County Jail) Jeremiah Wayne Turner, 28, was arrested Feb. 22 and charged with sexu


Couple arrested after CPS home visit

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested a Weatherford couple following a CPS (Child Protective Services) home visit. The initial investigation stemmed from an anonymous tip about drug use inside the home where a child was staying. Deputies arrived at a residence in the 5300-block of


Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of North Texas

Update (2:25 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of North Texas, including Dallas and Tarrant counties, until 11 p.m. Here's the outlook for Saturday: If you have late afternoon or evening plans, don't completely tune out the weather. By mid-afternoon, storms will develop ma


Lawsuit: Suspect begged for mercy from Fort Worth police officer accused of brutality

An African-American man claims that two Fort Worth police officers and a security officer beat and handcuffed him while he was at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. One of those officers, Jon Preston Romer Jr., 38, has been indicted on a charge of official oppression for hitting the


Body of Missing Man Found in Backyard Pool: Arlington Police

The body of a North Texas man who has been missing for three days was found Thursday evening, police said. Merlin Earl Butler, 67, was last seen early Monday morning near the independent living facility where he lived in the 1300 block of Quail Lane in Arlington. Butler's body was found in a backyar


Woman Killed in Fort Worth Hit & Run Crash

A woman has died Thursday morning after she was the victim of a hit and run driver in West Fort Worth. The crash occurred on the northbound service road of West Loop 820, near Camp Bowie Blvd West, where she was apparently walking, about 3:30 a.m. She was transported to a nearby hospital, and died s


High levels of toxins found in some fish from Lake Worth

Unsafe levels of pollutants were found in some fish in Lake Worth, making some completely unfit for consumption, according to a new report. Anyone who catches flathead catfish or smallmouth buffalo in the Tarrant County lake should not eat them or severely limit their consumption, according to the T


This Fort Worth quarry will be transformed with hotels, a beach and even a ferris wheel

A rock quarry can scar otherwise-pristine land, but there are beautiful examples around the world of these old mining pits being re-purposed as nature parks, recreational areas and tourist attractions. And now, Fort Worth residents soon will have a recycled quarry of their own. A project known as Qu