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Denton Hears From Public on Proposed Development Code Update

Growth and investment have made Denton an envious spot, for both new residents and developers. But some say the city's development code is outdated. Denton officials are closer to changing that.


Thunderstorms could bring 4 inches of rain, or more, through Wednesday evening

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain by the end of Wednesday night, with some spots possibly getting up to 6 inches. A flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday evening, with officials warning that flash flooding could happen in areas with poor drainage.


Family of four found dead in Fort Worth home died of gunshot wounds, police say

The four people who were found dead in a north Fort Worth home on Monday afternoon all died of apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. While no identities have been released, police say the four people were family members. Two were adults — a man and a woman — and two


Denton County buys Sally Beauty building for $12 million

Denton County recently purchased the Sally Beauty Holdings distribution building at 3900 Morse St. in Denton for $12 million, plus applicable closing costs, according to a news release from the county.


New era for Denton development begins

Growth was on Denton's agenda Tuesday night. The Denton City Council adopted a new development code — zoning rights and development rules that some property owners can now take out for a test drive, but won’t be in full effect until October 1. The council was still taking public comment and had not


Denton County Jail eyes new vendor for video chat during visitations

The Dallas company that ushered in an era of Denton County Jail inmates being unable to see their visitors in person could soon lose some of its grip on the jail’s visitation services.


Diana Leggett: Ready to be your voice on Denton City Council

It’s time that District 3 has a practiced and compassionate voice — one that sees both sides of an argument, is detailed to the nth degree, can see through discrepancy and innuendo, and who will not back down in the face of powerful special interests.


Fort Worth Mother Found Bodies of Husband, Sister, 2 Children: Relative

A mother going home to eat lunch with her children found the bodies of her sister, husband and two children at their home in North Fort Worth Monday, according to a family member and city and law enforcement officials.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Blotter: Two Denton residents killed in crashes over weekend

A man and a woman were killed over the holiday weekend in separate crashes in Krum and on Interstate 35E in Denton, records show. Dakota Judkins, 20, of Denton was killed in a crash in the 1800 block of I-35E in Denton on Saturday night. And 37-year-old Raymond Bell of Denton was killed on a two-lan


3rd Grade Teacher In North Texas Arrested For Indecency With A Child

CORSICANA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A third grade teacher in Corsicana is in the Navarro County Jail charged with two counts of indecency with a child involving sexual contact. Ramon Santuario-Mendoza, 48, who teaches English Language Arts at Sam Houston Elementary, is on administrative leave as Corsica


Students to help with science event at Denton library

University of North Texas students will host Brain STEMS Wednesday at the Denton North Branch Library. The event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will have children ages 8 to 14 learn how to create a model airplane out of household materials.


Denton appoints new assistant city manager

Denton City Manager Todd Hileman has appointed Sara Hensley as an assistant city manager beginning May 13. Most recently, Hensley was Austin's parks and recreation director and served as the interim assistant city manager there for two years. She is replacing Bryan Langley, the former deputy city ma


Texas woman receives gonorrhea diagnosis after rash erupts on hands, body

A 20-year-old woman in Dallas, Tex., rushed to the hospital after waking one morning with a bumpy rash on her arms, legs, scalp and torso. She was later informed the unusual skin lesions were caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD).


Blotter: Corinth store owner offering $10K for leads on burglary

A Corinth business owner is offering $10,000 for any help in finding thousands of dollars’ worth of property he says was stolen from his shop in an April 7 burglary. Chris Lyche, the owner of GSA Coins and Jewelry, said about $75,000 worth of coins — half pennies all the way up to silver dollars — w


Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

A Texas couple who held a young girl from West Africa as a slave for 16 years were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, PEOPLE confirms. A press release from federal prosecutors states Toure and Cros-Toure must pay $288,620.24 in restitution to their victim, who managed to escape


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


Two U.S. soldiers stopped, one disarmed, near Texas border by Mexican troops who thought they had crossed into Mexico

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


A Texas Mom Who 'Loves Her Baby' Failed to Pick Up Her Son, and Now She's Considered Missing

The family of a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week is searching for answers. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing from Mesquite, Texas, Wednesday after she failed to pick her son up from his babysitter, WFAA, ABC13 and Fox4 report. During the investigation, police found her ve


What changes are coming to Texas marijuana and hemp laws? Two big bills are getting a debate this week

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers this week are scheduled to debate bills that would dramatically change the state's hemp and marijuana laws. You can watch live video of the debate on the hemp bill here and follow The Dallas Morning News' coverage on Twitter below.