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Corsicana ISD teacher arrested for felony indecency with a child
There was another emergency meeting for Corsicana ISD parents after a teacher was arrested on child sex charges. Ramon Santuario Mendoza, 48, is a third grade English Arts teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School.
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
Bosnian refugee finds life-long purpose in Ellis County courts and Christianity
Born in 1990, Sherry Roeder was only two years old when the Bosnian War broke out. Even though her mind was young, unforgettable memories lingered, and as she matured, recollections that seemed more like dreams were verified.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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
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.
Thunderstorms Move Through North Texas Tuesday Night
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several rounds of heavy rain have pushed through parts of North Texas and more are on the way overnight. Two to three inches of rain have fallen in some areas as of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Texas House votes to legalize hemp, CBD oil, farming of industrial hemp
The Texas House on Tuesday gave broad preliminary approval to a bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow industrial hemp — a move lauded as a win for the state’s farmers.
2nd man to be executed in James Byrd Jr.'s 1998 dragging death
(CNN) - A man who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history -- the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas -- is slated to die Wednesday over the objections of some of Byrd's relatives.
Texas man charged with capital murder in 2016 slayings of 2 women
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) Police say an inmate who just finished a state prison term in a firearms case has been arrested and charged in the 2016 shooting deaths of two women at a Longview apartment complex.
Sentencing hearing continues for man connected to 13-year-old Lancaster girl's death
The sentencing hearing for the man linked to the kidnapping and murder of a Lancaster teenager continued on Tuesday with a second day of testimony. Darius Fields is being sentenced on weapons charges, but government and state prosecutors feel he is responsible for the murder of 13-year-old Shavon Ra
Worker hit by a beam, flown to a hospital in the Texas Medical Center
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — A 31-year-old worker has been flown to a hospital in the Texas Medical Center after sources tell KHOU 11 News the man was hit by a beam. It happened Tuesday evening, just before 6 o'clock.
Theft suspect shot during fight in Red Oak Walmart parking lot
RED OAK, Texas - Police in the Ellis County city of Red Oak are investigating a man who was shot in a fight with another man after being accused of stealing from Walmart. The bizarre incident happened late Monday at the store on Ryan Drive.
Plano City Council says ‘yes’ to Collin Creek Mall
After six months of planning, drafting and over 100 community comments, the Plano City Council on Monday unanimously approved plans to redevelop Collin Creek Mall, spearheaded by developers Centurion American.
Sentencing Begins In Weapons Charges Tied To Teen Kidnapping, Murder Case
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A convicted felon tied to the kidnapping and murder of a teenager in suburban Lancaster is waiting to be sentenced on federal weapons charges. Darius Fields is suspected in the 2017 death of 13-year-old Shavon Randle.