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VIDEO: Good Samaritans help Kaufman County deputy rescue driver from vehicle fire
KAUFMAN COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A deputy with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office along with several Good Samaritans helped rescue a driver from a vehicle that caught on fire Dec. 4.
Video: North Texas boy jumps from burning apartment to officers
BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A police officer's body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below. Video obtained by television station WFAA (Channel 8) shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment bui
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death
DALLAS – A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
Felon steals squad car, leads police on chase
KAUFMAN, Texas — A felon, handcuffed in the back of a Kaufman Police Department squad car, broke into the front seat and led police on a chase before crashing into a field and attempting to flee on foot on Sunday.
Kaufman County grand jury indicts former constable's deputy with tampering with a witness
FORNEY, Texas — A Kaufman County grand jury has indicted a former Precinct 2 Constable's Office deputy with tampering with a witness, a third-degree felony. On November 30, 2018, the grand jury indicted former deputy John Paul Bohmer with one count of tampering with a witness.
Deputy and police officer hurt in Hunt County chase crash
GREENVILLE, Texas - A Hunt County sheriff’s deputy and a Royse City police officer were injured in an early morning chase. The chase started in Royse City and around midnight made its way to Greenville, which is about 50 miles northeast of Dallas.
Ahead of Execution, Texas Inmate Apologizes to Woman He Raped After Killing Her Husband
A Texas inmate who was executed for murdering a newlywed during a 1993 robbery apologized to his victim’s widow, whom he raped after fatally shooting her husband. Doug and Lora White had only been married 10 days when, on Sept. 21, 1993, Alvin Braziel Jr. jumped out from behind a bush and demanded m
Tracing Our Roots: Finding people in the substitutes for the lost 1890 Census
Most of us have people we would like to have found in the missing pages of the 1890 census, but have you given up, or are you one of those that never give up? I am one of the latter. Certainly, it is not as easy, but there is likelihood that missing person might be found if you put some work into fi
Kaufman County deputy brings man to safety from fiery crash
KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — Deputy Conner Martin may lack in experience, but his demeanor is far beyond in age. "I get told that I look awfully young every day," said Martin, 23.
Additional victim identified in child sex abuse case, man held on $300,000 bond
FORNEY, Texas — An additional victim has been identified in a child sex abuse case against a man police say may have targeted additional victims. In October 2018, Kyle Landon Turner was arrested for online solicitation of a minor. That case led to investigators discovering another child victim, the
Investigation leads to child pornography arrest
A Royse City-area man, previously charged with possession of child pornography, has again been arrested on the charge and is being held in local custody. Billy Lewis Malone Jr., 52, was taken into custody Monday following an investigation by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and Royse City and Greenv
Man Who Killed North Texas Newlywed During Robbery Executed
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for shooting and killing a North Texas newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago. Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 murder of 27-year-old Douglas
Killer who shot newlywed, raped his wife on Mesquite walking trail is executed
HUNTSVILLE — A convicted killer who shot a man and raped his wife in 1993 as the newlyweds strolled on a trail in Mesquite was executed by lethal injection Tuesday night. Alvin Avon Braziel Jr., 43, was convicted of capital murder in 2001, nearly eight years after he killed 27-year-old Douglas White
Routine traffic stop in Hunt County results in arrest for child pornography
HUNT COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - In September of this year a Royse City Police Officer conducting a routine traffic stop was provided computer items that allegedly contained images of child pornography.
Man Who Killed Newlywed During Robbery Set To Die In Texas
HUNTSVILLE (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A death row inmate is set to die by lethal injection Tuesday for the fatal shooting, more than 25 years ago, of a newlywed who was attacked on a North Texas jogging trail.
WATCH: Kaufman County deputy saves man from burning truck
TERRELL — TERRELL, Texas — A Tyler man is praising a quick-thinking Kaufman County deputy after he saved him from his burning truck following a crash on I-20 in Terrell on Tuesday.
Former NFL player killed in limousine crash in Van Zandt County
MABANK, Texas - A former professional football player who founded a halfway house in North Texas was killed Thursday night in a limousine crash. The deadly crash happened around 10 p.m. on State Highway 198, about five miles north of Mabank in Van Zandt County.
Former NFL Rams Linebacker Dies in Van Zandt Co. Wreck
A former All-Pro Linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams has died after the limousine he was driving was struck twice on Highway 198 near Mabank. A DPS preliminary report stated that at 10 p.m. Dec. 6, Isaiah Robertson, Jr., 69, of Garland, was driving north on Highway 198 at an unsafe speed. He lost co
Kaufman Co. deputy, Good Samaritans save man after fiery crash
TERRELL, Texas - A Kaufman County sheriff’s deputy risked his life to rescue a pickup truck driver. The driver had crashed into the back of a semi Tuesday morning on Interstate 20 near Terrell. He was pinned inside his truck and flames were starting to spread.