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Dallas County

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  • Newest traffic cameras are on school buses

    Newest traffic cameras are on school buses
    Dallas County Schools is attacking the problem of stop-arm violators with pricey cameras and a policy initiative. The district wants to have any place where a school bus stops and drops its stop-arm declared a school zone. Ten new buses in the district...
  • Dallas Police - Public Awareness Regarding Sexual Assault

    The Dallas Police Department has recognized a spike in the number of sexual assault offenses reported for this year. There have been 25% more sexual assault offenses reported this year than for the same time period last year. Analysis shows that...
  • Balch Springs Texas Woman Faces DWI After Running Over Husband

    Balch Springs Texas Woman Faces DWI After Running Over Husband
       The way Dallas Police put it, she first passed out, then she ran over her husband, then she tried to flee the scene.  Mary Jane Lane, 50, of Balch Springs Texas faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after the accident in Dallas Tuesday.   ...
  • Child rape conviction overturned for deaf man

    Child rape conviction overturned for deaf man
    Stephen Brodie couldn't hear the applause explode in a Dallas courtroom, after a judge set aside his conviction for sexually assaulting a child. The deaf man bowed his head and wept as the judge announced her decision that would set him free. "This has...
  • Innocent man serves 30 years behind bars

    Innocent man serves 30 years behind bars
    It's been a long road for Cornelius Dupree, 51. He served 30 years in prison after being convicted of a Dallas rape and robbery in 1980. DNA tests on evidence recently proved his innocence. Dupree served more time than anyone in the state recently...
  • Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show

    Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show
    The Texas Tribune Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show by Ross Ramsey, Matt Stiles, Julian Aguilar and Ryan Murphy, The Texas Tribune The state's explosive growth during the past...
  • Juror who sent "Arab Slayer" to Texas death row, joins effort to spare his life

    Juror who sent "Arab Slayer" to Texas death row, joins effort to spare his life
    Jennifer knows her admission almost a decade later may create backlash, but she is speaking out about an execution scheduled to take place Wednesday. "I made a wrong decision," said the North Texas woman, who doesn't want her last name used. The woman...
  • "Arab Slayer" Executed After Victim Pleas for Clemency

    "Arab Slayer" Executed After Victim Pleas for Clemency
    Wednesday was full of angst for Mark Stroman, a Texas inmate who called himself the "Arab Slayer." It was the date for his scheduled execution. Stroman was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing two, and injuring one, Middle Eastern men in...
  • Hot Temperatures causing Electricity Bills to Soar

    Hot Temperatures causing Electricity Bills to Soar
    It's the sound of summer--AC units humming away under the blazing Texas sun. 25 consecutive days and counting of 100 degree temperatures--but there is another countdown--the one when the electricity bill arrives. You know, the bill that people like...
  • North Texas Father arrested for leaving 4 young children in hot SUV, expresses regret

    North Texas Father arrested for leaving 4 young children in hot SUV, expresses regret
    Fighting back the tears, Nick Madison spoke out from behind bars at the Dallas County Jail to express remorse for what he calls a dangerous decision. "I regret it, every second and every minute of it," said the 24-year old medical technician. Madison...
  • Elderly Woman Dies of Heat Stroke After Air Conditioner Stolen

    Elderly Woman Dies of Heat Stroke After Air Conditioner Stolen
    OAK CLIFF, Texas (KTLA) -- Authorities in Texas say an elderly woman died of heat exhaustion two days after reporting that her air conditioner had been stolen. Dolores Grissom, 79, was found dead in her home in Oak Cliff on July 16 as Texas experienced...