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Blotter: 55-year-old Denton woman found dead in bath tub

A 55-year-old Denton woman was found by her family dead in a bath tub in the 1000 block of Ector Street on Friday, according to a Denton police report. Officers and paramedics responded to a call at approximately 8:30 a.m. about the woman found unconscious after being submerged in a bath tub for an

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2018-03-17 21:55:15

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

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-03-17 14:00:00

Insight Denton: Can government officials include Bible verses in public memos ?

Yes. Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree did it last month in a public press release, prompting a response from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national nonprofit that describes itself on its website as "an effective state/church watchdog and voice for free-thought." Murphree issued the p

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2018-03-17 16:21:22

Nearly three months after fire, downtown Denton businesses tangled in 'slow' repair process

La Di Da boutique co-owner Emily Wiest said she's had to readjust her lifestyle since her business temporarily closed on Dec. 26. And she's not alone. Nearly three months after a fire ravaged the Downtown Mini Mall on the east side of the Square, three nearby small businesses that suffered heavy sm

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2018-03-16 23:58:03

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

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-16 14:56:00

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

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-03-16 16:23:16

San Angelo Fire Chief Brian Dunn a Finalist to Head City of Denton Fire Department

DENTON, TX- The City of Denton announced this week that San Angelo Fire Chief Brian Dunn is a finalist to be the City of Denton Fire Chief. According to a statement released by the City of Denton, there were 111 applicants for the opening and six were chosen for interviews that begin March 20. Dento

SAN ANGELO LIVE! - 2018-03-17 12:51:00

More decisions ahead for Denton area voters

Mail carriers barely got a break between rounds of political fliers, with mail-in ballots for the May 5 election close behind. Denton County Elections Administrator Frank Phillips said the first round ships on Wednesday to voters who qualify. The campaign has begun for area cities, schools and spec

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2018-03-17 16:00:00

Dying in Dallas: A grandmother's heartbreak for her daughter's children

Nine-year-old Audrey was all eager to be on TV. She likes to dance like her mother. But behind the third grader's exuberance was a child grieving for her mother. Audrey spoke in a quiet voice as she held her mom's dog, Toby, tightly. "Every time I look in his eyes, I see mama's eyes," she said, her


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Denton County jail improvements target drug presence among inmates, mental health treatment

Denton County Sheriff's Office investigators haven't been able to prove rumors that people throw ping-pong balls containing methamphetamine into the Denton County Jail's open-air recreation areas. The rumors surfaced during investigations into inmates found with small amounts of meth, which is the


Blotter: Man arrested on warrants after police respond to two stalled vehicles

Denton police arrested a 21-year-old man on active warrants after they saw him standing near two cars that stalled at the stoplight near the intersection of West Oak Street and Carroll Boulevard, according to a police report. According to Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose, police first saw the man


Denton County sergeant arrested, charged with online solicitation of a minor

A Denton County Sheriff's Office patrol sergeant was arrested Tuesday and charged with online solicitation of a minor, authorities said. Sgt. West Jordan was arrested after an investigation was conducted by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and the Texas Depar


Dallas police: Suspect exposed himself, masturbated inside Target

DALLAS -- Police are needing your help identifying a suspect who allegedly exposed himself inside a Target in downtown Dallas. According to police, the incident happened on March 5 at about 1 p.m. at the store in the 2400 block of N. Haskell Avenue. The victim noticed the suspect, near the books an


Speed limits changed on southern Denton County highways

The speed limits have been changed on Hwy 377 to 55 mph through much of southern Denton County. Speed limits were recently changed on highways and Farm to Market roads throughout southern Denton County by the Texas Department of Transportation. Most of the changes lower the speed limit, except on Hw