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Two Rowlett PD Patrol Cars Hit by Drunk Drivers in Recent Weeks

ROWLETT (WBAP/KLIF) – Rowlett Police are using two recent crashes as examples of why drivers should slow down when passing the scene of an accident. According to Police, two Rowlett PD patrol cars have been hit by drunk drivers in the last two weeks when responding to accidents on Interstate 30.


Community Rallying Around Rowlett Woman Critically Ill With The Flu

A community is rallying around a young woman who is in intensive care after coming down with the flu. Keri Heal's family said the 36-year-old was perfectly healthy a few days ago, but is now in critical condition with fluid in her lungs and damage to her heart.


Rowlett council talks impact fee program

Rowlett Deputy City Manager Paul Stevens gave the City Council an update on its Impact Fee Program. Impact fees are assessed on new developments to assist in paying the costs to provide additional public infrastructure that is attributable to new development. The Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) spel


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Texas Children Who Didn't Know Their Own Names Were Found Living in Home that 'Reeked of Feces,' Police Say

A Texas man is facing criminal charges after police said his four children were found living in a filthy Dallas home and did not appear to know their own names. Robert Preston, 31, was arrested last Saturday and taken to Dallas County jail after officers responded to a call at around 6:30 p.m. that


Trial underway for alleged hitman in murder-for-hire of Rowlett mother of 3

The accused hitman in a murder-for-hire is on trial for his role in the crime. The victim, Laura Grillo, was found shot to death in her Rowlett home in Nov. 2015. Prosecutors say Jesus Trevino committed the murder after being paid by the victim's fiancé, who has already been convicted of capital mur


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Men and Ladies of Honor Celebrate 16 Year Anniversary

The endeavor began in 2003 when Founder and Executive Director Tony Rorie, then a principal in a Pleasant Grove charter school, as a means to proactively address the ongoing behavior issues of students at the school with a common factor—boys without a father at home.


Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Keurig Dr Pepper To Relocate Texas Headquarters From Plano To The Star In Frisco

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it will be moving its Texas headquarters from Plano to The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys announced the new 350,000 square-foot facility that will be one of the homes to the company. The building is expected to


Texas robber duct-tapes store clerk, sets bound customer on fire: police

Authorities in Texas on Thursday said they arrested the suspect wanted for a violent robbery earlier that included duct-taping a convenience store clerk and customer and then pouring lighter fluid on the customer and setting the bound person on fire.


South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha


Garland ISD Trustee Named Texas’ School Board Member of the Year

(GARLAND, TX – Feb. 21, 2019) As Garland ISD’s most tenured Board of Trustees member, Linda Griffin has served the district since 1998. Year after year, she selflessly dedicates her time—without compensation—to ensure the safety, equity, financial stability and educational excellence of all students


4 toddlers found in squalid Dallas apartment, father arrested: report

Four young boys were found Saturday inside a squalid Dallas apartment and their father was arrested, a report said. Police were reportedly alerted after a neighbor said she spotted an unaccompanied 3-year-old wearing a t-shirt and one shoe in 40-degree weather.


New Video Shows Hilarious Attempts By Minivan To Evade Garland Police During A Chase

Last month, Garland Police apprehended 47-month-old Stoffon Lorains Cooper after a lengthy, but low-speed chase through the city. Garland PD was able to catch Cooper after a chase that saw Cooper make several hilarious attempts to evade them. While the situation itself isn’t funny (he had a large, m


Eight Texas counties agree to halt voter citizenship reviews while lawsuits proceed

When the Texas secretary of state embarked on its controversial voter citizenship review almost four weeks ago, multiple county officials across the state immediately leapt into action to question the citizenship status of their local voters marked for review.


North Forney Lady Falcons in playoff action tonight with Kemp, Mabank & Crandall boys

FORNEY, Texas — The North Forney Lady Falcons basketball team is headed into the regional semi-finals tonight along with three other teams from across the county who continue to maintain their place in area playoff action.


Bobcat sightings peak in Collin County

In recent weeks, the number of bobcats that have been spotted roaming the streets and parks of Collin County, particularly in Plano, Frisco, and McKinney, have peaked. One family of bobcats has even taken up residence within a storm drain within the Spring Creeks Estates neighborhood. The photograph


Texas lawmaker files bill to add 'In God We Trust' to government buildings

AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to add the U.S. national motto, In God We Trust, to the state’s government buildings.