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37-year-old Lancaster man sentenced to 20 years for meth possession, spitting on a deputy

An Ellis County jury sentenced a 37-year-old Lancaster resident to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine possession and later spitting in a deputy’s face. Brannon Parsons, 37, was sentenced the maximum of 20 years in state prison and assessed a $10,000 fine for methamphetamine possession Wednesday


8 places federal employees in North Texas can get a free beer, cup of coffee, movie ticket, even a plate of spaghetti

Americans are experiencing the longest government shutdown in history. For federal employees — many going without pay — some North Texas venues are offering free admission and free fun. Read on to find where federal employees can find free beer, free movies, $1 burgers and more.


Dallas County jail gets passing marks in new sheriff's first year

When state jail inspectors arrived Monday in North Texas, they saw an ambulance waiting outside the Dallas County jail. A jailer had been assaulted by an inmate and needed medical attention. That wasn't a good sign, said Shannon Herklotz, assistant director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.


Police chase robbery suspect into Tarrant County, back to Dallas County. 3 in custody

Law enforcement units in Dallas chased a robbery suspect into Tarrant County and then back into Dallas County, according to Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV. After about a 15 minute chase, three people were taken into custody after the driver stopped near a field, according to scanner traffic and


Larry Casto Drops Out of Dallas Mayor Race

Former Dallas city attorney Larry Casto dropped out of the Dallas mayor's race and endorsed Mike Ablon Friday. A release from Ablon's campaign said Casto shared Ablon's vision for making Dallas neighborhoods stronger.


Dallas County Judge Denies Bond for Sini Mathews

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – A Dallas County judge has decided not to lower the bond for the Richardson woman accused of child abandonment in connection with the death of her adopted daughter.


Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew


“The Book of Mormon” Returns to North Texas

“The Book of Mormon,” which played record-breaking runs in Fort Worth and Dallas, returns to North Texas for limited engagements Jan. 22-27 at Bass Performance Hall, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth; and Jan. 29 through Feb. 3 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, presented by Dallas Summer Musical


Prison time for woman linked to probe involving kidnapping and death of Lancaster teen

DALLAS — A woman linked to the investigation into the kidnapping and death of a Lancaster teen has been sentenced on federal gun charges. LaPorshya Polley, 27, is sentenced to four years in prison for making false statements to a gun dealer in order to acquire two weapons for a convicted felon. Poll


Officials warn of scammers posing as Dallas County court staff to ask for money

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of scammers posing as court staff to ask for payment for outstanding court costs or fines. Multiple people have reported getting phone calls in which the caller says they are calling from Dallas County Court at Law No. 1, then asks for the pers


Dallas Police Searching For “Critically” Missing 25 Year Old

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Dallas are asking for help locating a critically missing woman. Investigators say it was around 4:00 a.m. Friday when Meosha Willis was last seen walking near Baylor University Medical Center in the 3500 block of Gaston Avenue.


Kings Top Stars 2-1 Deep in the Heart of Texas

(Featured photo by DailyHerald.com) Okay, maybe this Los Angeles Kings’ game wasn’t played deep in the heart of Texas, as the city of Dallas is located more like the left collar bone of Texas, but darn it, I can’t help but think of this clip from the classic Tim Burton film every time I think about


McKinney couple arrested in southeast Texas in connection with indecency with a child investigation

McKINNEY, Texas — A McKinney couple was arrested in southeast Texas last week in connection with a McKinney investigation for indecency with a child, police announced earlier today.


9 Students, Driver Taken To Hospital After School Bus Overturns Off Dallas Highway

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An unmarked yellow school bus ended up on its side down an embankment off I-30 near Loop 12 in Dallas Thursday afternoon. This happened on the westbound side of I-30.


Value Offer In Texas and Pacific Lofts on Lancaster

Though I’m sure my editor would take issue, procrastination has its advantages — in this case, turning up an outstanding listing less than 24 hours old. And what a value. If you imagined downtown loft living only attainable for a king’s ransom, be prepared for a shock — a two-bedroom, two-bath loft


Dallas County Reports Third, Fourth Flu-Related Deaths of 2018-2019 Season

Just two days after confirming the first two flu-related deaths in Dallas County, the health department says two more people have died flu-related deaths. Dallas County Health and Human Services said the patients were residents of Dallas and Sunnyvale; their ages are not yet known. For medical confi


Woman with dementia last seen in Pleasant Grove may need assistance, police say

Dallas police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman who has dementia. Mary Anderson, 69, was last seen about 2 p.m. Friday in the 9700 block of Scyene Road, near North St. Augustine Drive in Pleasant Grove.


Lancaster Police, Schools Host Winter Holiday Event

LANCASTER—Snow covered the floor while a steady flow of kindergarten students from Lancaster ISD made their way through a wintery maze as part of a joint project between the City of Lancaster Public Safety department and the school district during the holidays.


How much do Texas teachers get paid? Depends on where the classroom is

Lawmakers agree on one thing: They want Texas' teachers to get paid more. Exactly how remains to be seen. One high-priority bill out of the Senate would give an across-the-board pay raise of $5,000 to each teacher in the state.


Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas.