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"She Never Said I Was the Monster": Denton Husband Accused of Child Abuse Claims Innocence

John Tufts says he's innocent of the horrific child abuse crime that landed him in the Denton County Jail in October 2016. He spoke to the Dallas Observer while standing in front of the courthouse Monday morning, where he was to appear in Judge Brody Shanklin's 211th District Court. Tufts' 5-year-o

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Selwyn University Drive property could face foreclosure

The property that once housed Selwyn College Preparatory School could be foreclosed on, according to a letter sent to Denton ISD earlier this month. The letter was sent to district officials on Sept. 6 by Brandon Hurley, an attorney at the Fort Worth-based Kelly Hart law firm. Hurley represents Volu

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 00:04:00

There's another hotel planned for Texas 121 near Glade Parks in Euless

Another hotel is planned near the expanding Glade Parks development on Texas 121 in Euless. Developer Amish Patel wants to build a four-story, 85-room La Quinta del Sol hotel along the east side of Texas 121, north of Mid Cities Blvd. and south of Vineyard Village Shopping Center. Patel, who lives

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 21:15:00

Principal Taped to Wall For Good Cause

Hundreds of elementary school students got to tape their principal to a wall on Friday. Glen Cove Elementary School -- just outside of Roanoke, Virginia -- raised $1,000 to aid those effected by Hurricane Harvey. The students were provided with an incentive for fulfilling their goal: duct taping the

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-19 00:46:30

4 North Texas Cities Partner For Mass Casualty Training Exercise

SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) - A mass casualty training exercise in Southlake Monday gave first responders an opportunity to practice finding potential victims, without ever speaking to them to know their location. Just like a mapping or rideshare app, the SirenGPS app gives location information to public

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 02:26:00

School officials apologize after Texas actress distributes sex-trafficking, abortion materials to kids

A presentation by Friday Night Lights and Northern Exposure actress Janine Turner upset some Southlake parents because their children were given material about sex trafficking and abortion. The Tarrant County actress spoke at Eubanks Intermediate School for Constitution Day last week to discuss the

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 00:16:46

Monarch Butterfly Festival promises nature spectacle and family fun

It's a festival that will take your breath away. On Saturday, Sept. 23, hundreds of people will converge on the Bob Jones Nature Center tucked away in a beautiful wooded area of Southlake to see 500 monarch butterflies take flight. The Monarch Butterfly Festival is in its third year and is becoming

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-17 07:28:00

Blotter: Authorities work to find family members of deceased UNT employee

Local authorities continue to search for family members of a 67-year-old woman who was found dead last week on the University of North Texas campus. Troy Taylor, Denton chief death investigator for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office, said the woman has been identified. However, it's agains

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-18 23:31:41

Football: Ryan moves up a spot, Argyle remains No. 4 in latest AP poll

The Associated Press updated its high school football poll on Monday. The only change among Denton-area teams is Ryan, which moved up one spot to No. 3 in Class 5A after a 48-22 win over Wylie East. Ryan (3-0) will face No. 9 Frisco Lone Star this week. Argyle, which beat Celina, remains No. 4 in Cl

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-18 18:48:33

Fort Worth teen fatally shot in driveway of White Settlement home

A Fort Worth teenager was fatally shot in the driveway of a White Settlement home Monday night, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. Xavier Olesko, 18, died of a gunshot wound to his chest about 8:40 p.m. outside of a home in the 8100 block of Tumbleweed Trail, the medical exa

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 17:37:00

Man opens fire on woman after car crash in South Dallas, police say

Diavontain Hill (Dallas County jail) A 20-year-old man is accused of shooting a woman after he was involved in a car crash with her early Sunday in South Dallas, police say. Diavontain Hill ran a stop sign about 12:30 a.m. and crashed into a vehicle with two people in it on South Malcolm X Boule

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-18 00:53:00

Fort Worth Police Searching for Naked Bicyclist Who Attacked Female Jogger

NBC 5 News Police are searching for a naked bicyclist they say attacked a jogger in Fort Worth. A man was sitting on bench on the Trinity Trails near the 1800 block of Rogers Road at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday when he decided to remove his shorts and get on a bicycle. Approximately 30 minutes later,

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-18 21:19:17

Teen shows up at Fort Worth hospital with gunshot wound to wrist

FORT WORTH A 19-year-old man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound early Monday, but he did not provide authorities with information about the shooter, police said. The man was shot in the wrist, police said. Police were summoned to Medical City Fort Worth at 900 8th Ave. shortly before

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 15:47:00

Police: Woman shot, killed sleeping boyfriend before dismembering body

BAYTOWN, Texas - A woman has been charged with the murder of her boyfriend after she fatally shot him and then dismembered his body inside their home, according to the Baytown Police Department. Cierra Alexis Sutton, 30, has been charged with the murder of 32-year-old Steven Coleman. Detectives say

WFAA - 2017-09-18 12:59:26

Long-awaited connector between Fort Worth downtown and southside underway

Every day at lunchtime, co-workers Ben Paredes and Keith Nguyen leave work to get in a short walk. Even though their office is just a stone's throw from beautiful downtown Fort Worth, they're limited to just walking around their building at the corner of Vickery and Hemphill. That's because there'

WFAA - 2017-09-18 21:42:40

Homeless suspect in stabbing in downtown Dallas had been arrested last month for drug possession

A 22-year-old homeless man who is accused of stabbing a woman in a downtown Dallas apartment building's elevator Sunday has been suspected of illegal drug use before, court records show. Police said Branden Holbert was arrested after he chased the woman into the elevator of the Wilson Building on Ma

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-18 19:53:00

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit "with a force and violence that we have

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 02:30:00

Plan on speaking to the City Council? What you need to know about the new rules

If you want your voice heard at a City Council meeting, sign up early and be prepared to shorten your remarks if asked. Council members voted 9-0 Tuesday to approve several changes to the rules of procedure covering how the public can address them. Under the new rules, residents will still be allo

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 02:03:00

Trump hotel, Amazon, Harvey impact, executive changes: Tuesday's Business Briefing

( Plano's J.C. Penney campus is being touted as a location for a proposed Trump hotel. (G.J. McCarthy / Staff Photograper) / )" src="https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1505852744-download-(12).jpg?q=30&w=200&fit=clip&auto=format&frame=1"> ( Plano's J.C. Penney campus is being touted as a location for a p

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:29:00

Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis protests

FILE- In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to the media after meeting with clergy at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church ahead of a verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in St. Louis. Greitens' campaign promises are being put to

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 05:08:00