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Man Arrested After Drunken Driving Crash Kills Denton Man

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The victim of fatal crash on Highway 377 in south Denton was identified. The other driver was charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, police say. Denton police arrived in the 3300 block of Fort Worth Drive on Feb. 7 around 1:20 a.m.


Blotter: Man with multiple knives threatens brother, police say

Police arrested a 44-year-old man who had multiple knives strapped to his belt after he allegedly threatened his brother Friday evening, according to a police report. Denton police responded to the call around 6 p.m. at the Waterford at Spencer Oaks apartment complex in the 2100 block of Spencer Roa


Texas woman shot dead in $200 gas station robbery, police say

A newlywed convenience store clerk in Texas was shot to death early Friday during an armed robbery, becoming the second person to be killed at a business in the area in three months.


Longer yellow light, fewer drivers running red: Timing change at Oak and Carroll seems to help

Since the city increased the length of the yellow light at Oak Street and Carroll Boulevard last year, there have been fewer vehicle crashes and fewer violations recorded by the red-light cameras.


Judge Sides With Texas Landowners Over High-Speed Rail Issue

A judge sided with Texas landowners who pushed back against the prospect of being forced to sell their land for a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston. Leon County Judge Deborah Evans ruled this month that Texas Central Railway doesn't have the authority to force landowners to


Many aspects of black history celebrated at Denton's MLK center

John Wiley Price, a Dallas County commissioner, said African-Americans must analyze their roots and history in order to properly look to the future. Denton residents got a taste of that history Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center’s annual Black History Month Program, which had t


Denton PD changing terminology when it comes to using force on someone resisting arrest

Denton police will soon stop using force on people when making arrests or detaining alleged criminals. Instead, officers will respond with force to people's resistance during encounters.


Robbers made off with $200 after killing Lewisville store clerk

LEWISVILLE, Texas - Police continue to search for the armed robbers who killed a gas station clerk in Lewisville early Friday morning. The 51-year-old victim, Ashraf Lakhani, did nothing to provoke the shooting, and the only description police have of the killers is their clothing.


North Texas man who tried to have child killed in sex abuse case sentenced to 50 years

McKINNEY, Texas — 20-year-old Kylil Jamall Killian of Crowley, Texas, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole after a Collin County jury found him guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.


Local roofing business plans to roof 11 homes for low-income seniors

A local business owner has partnered with Hearts for Homes, a nonprofit that improves the living conditions of low-income senior citizens in Denton. Classic Roof Systems, a roofing company owned by Denton resident Mike Briscoe, has donated about 25 roofing jobs for the Christian nonprofit.


Bullock and Rose are engaged

Jay and Rebecca Bullock of Flint, Texas, and Elizabeth and Daniel Ferguson of Denton, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Carrie Elizabeth Bullock to Trey Rose, son of Bernie Rose Jr. and Lynn Rose of New Iberia.


Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid

LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.


Boys basketball: Seven area teams qualify for postseason

As Guyer prepares to begin another playoff run that the team hopes will culminate in the Class 6A state championship, the Wildcats know their road out of the first round likely will be tougher than it was last season.


Abilene City Secretary leaving for same job in Denton

ABIELNE, Texas — Abilene City Secretary Rosa Rios is leaving after just 15 months. Rios was hired by the City of Denton to do the same job. "My plans were to retire in Abilene," Rios told KTXS. "Wonderful place and people. Family obligations made the decision for me. I got lucky Denton came along."


Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.


Calendar: Sunday, Feb. 17

Noon to 6 p.m. — Armadillo & Friends Pizza Palooza at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. Friends With Benefits co-sponsors this charity pizza festival, featuring pizza samples from local pizza makers, art vendors and music by DJ Kind Beats. $15 for eight pizza samples and one beverage; $30 VIP en


Model townhomes ready to tour in north Denton

There's now three model townhomes for interested buyers to tour at Brentwood Place, a new development in north Denton. The development, located right off of N. Elm Street across from the University of North Texas Discovery Park campus, will eventually have 180 townhouses. Ten inventory homes will be


Denton County nonprofit leaders graduate from training program

For the past 10 years, the United Way of Denton County (UWDC) has equipped area nonprofit leaders with the skills to take their groups to the next level. Each year, UWDC hosts its Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training –a course series designed to train potential nonprofit board members across


Blotter: Jailed robbery suspect gets new robbery charge

A 37-year-old man charged with robbing Rick’s Beer Barn at gunpoint this week picked up an additional aggravated robbery charge stemming from a convenience store robbery last week, Denton police said.


Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.