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The Dallas Morning News Hires Veteran Watchdog Consumer Columnist Dave Lieber

The Dallas Morning News has hired Dave Lieber as its new consumer columnist. Known largely for his twice weekly ‘Watchdog’ column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for the past 20 ye
Fort Worth-area soldiers deploy for Kuwait

- 1 month ago @ star-telegram.com: FORT WORTH — Over 300 Fort Worth-area soldiers were sent to Kuwait on Saturday morning with hugs from the family members who came to see them off. The 90th Aviation Support Battalion, an Army Reserve group based in Fort Worth and led by Lt. Col.

Texas Collegiate Baseball League wins big award

- 1 month ago @ star-telegram.com: liz@star-telegram.com. FORT WORTH — The Texas Collegiate Baseball League, which was forced to shut down in 2007 after several team owners announced that they were not returning to play, has won a $2.9 million judgment in a civil case that accused the ...

Taking flight over the Trinity in Fort Worth

- 1 month ago @ star-telegram.com: ... during the demonstration. The fly board team that will be performing at Fort Worth's July Fourth Trinity River celebration this year gave a sneak preview today at Panther Island Pavilion near downtown, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley.

Cousin accused of stabbing Fort Worth man to death

- 1 month ago @ star-telegram.com: By Bill Miller. wmiller@star-telegram.com. FORT WORTH — A 23-year-old man who was fatally stabbed Friday afternoon in southwest Fort Worth was identified as Paul Welch by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. His cousin, Brandon Neil Lemons, ...

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The West Nile debate: to spray or not to spray?

The spraying will take place between 9 p.m. and midnight in a section of North Richland Hills east of Davis Boulevard, west of Precinct Line Road and north of Hightower Drive and Amundson Drive. The Little Bear Creek corridor west of Davis Boulevard ...

Tarrant County official cited in dispute says she 'gently pushed' husband

The elected official's version of the incident that resulted in her being cited for a Class C misdemeanor assault were revealed in a Fort Worth police report released to the Star-Telegram Friday through an open records request. Police had been called ...

Irving man gets 2nd chance with brother's kidney

FORT WORTH — Brothers Aaron and Lee Goggin describe themselves as close siblings, but their relationship grew more special this week when Aaron gave his brother a kidney. Lee, 31, had been battling end-stage kidney disease, which doctors believe ...

Mortuary reality show dropped

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse.

Tarrant County sees flurry of child drownings

FORT WORTH — The accidental drowning of three toddlers within one week has Cook Children's Medical Center urging families to remain vigilant when their little ones are playing in or near water. In each case, the parents of the drowning victims, ages 2 ...

Four Tarrant County cities to soon get AT&T's ultra-fast gigabit Internet speeds

“We're proud to be the first to offer ultra high-speeds to local consumers and employers in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities,” said Dave Nichols, president of AT&T Texas, in a statement. “The AT&T GigaPower network will help encourage economic ...

Tarrant County Clerk cited for assault in domestic dispute

FORT WORTH — Tarrant County Clerk Mary Louise Garcia was cited last month for assault following a domestic disturbance with her husband at their Fort Worth home, the Star-Telegram has learned. Chris Garcia, 53, had called Fort Worth police to the ...

TV show on Fort Worth mortuary canceled after bodies found

FORT WORTH — A reality TV show focused on the “soul and spice” of the Johnson Family Mortuary has been canceled as a real-life drama unfolds at the east Fort Worth funeral home. The show, titled Good Grief, was originally scheduled to premiere ...

IN FORT WORTH..

Five injured in Fort Worth apartment blaze

FORT WORTH — Five residents of an apartment complex were injured Wednesday morning in an apartment fire in east Fort Worth that destroyed one building and damaged two others, fire officials said. Four residents suffered a variety of traumatic injuries ...

Survivor of vicious attack in Fort Worth testifies against rapist

The jury took 12 minutes before convicting Juan Olmos, 18, of Fort Worth, earlier on Wednesday, then deliberated another half-hour before assessing the life sentence, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney's office. Olmos ...

2nd brother accused of capital murder in Fort Worth auction house slaying

FORT WORTH — A onetime employee of a Fort Worth auction house is accused of capital murder in the robbery and fatal shooting of a woman who helped run the business. Raan Henderson, 25, was already in the Tarrant County Jail on a burglary charge ...

Suspect arrested in Fort Worth slaying

FORT WORTH — A 20-year-old Fort Worth man was in custody Tuesday, accused of shooting another man last week and then running over him with a vehicle in a convenience store parking lot. Authorities identified the suspect as Sergio Andres Ayala, who ...

Texas mortuary moves, leaves behind eight dead bodies

Evan Bleier FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16 (UPI) -- The Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth left behind eight dead bodies in a vacant building after a "misunderstanding" with the property owner.

Fort Worth Council OKs new arena, distillery, Stockyards development

FORT WORTH — It was a night of big decisions in Fort Worth Tuesday as the City Council took the first step toward replacing the aging Convention Center Arena with a new facility next to the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The building would host concerts, sporting events and conventions, but the funding must be still approved by voters. That election could happen anytime before 2018. Council ...

School marshals take firearms course in Fort Worth

The state legislature created the new class of law enforcement last year through the Protection of Texas Children Act, sponsored by state Rep. Jason Villalba. The Dallas Republican said the marshals will protect schools against violent attacks similar to the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Potential marshals must be employed by a school district or public ...

FORT WORTH FIREFIGHTERS..

WFAA report: Denali summit eludes Fort Worth firefighters

After five days near the top of North America's tallest mountain, six Fort Worth firefighters and their guides are making their way back to base camp, WFAA/Channel 8 reported Saturday. They reached their “high camp” on Alaska's Mount McKinley last ...

Snowstorm slows Fort Worth firefighters climb

Send us a news tip · Express your opinion in a letter to the editor. Fort Worth firefighters attempting to climb Mount McKinley were confined to their tents for 12 hours on Monday because of heavy snow. They plan to try again on Tuesday. Story at WFAA ...

2 Fort Worth firefighters hurt in roof collapse

FORT WORTH — Two Fort Worth firefighters escaped serious injuries Friday when part of a ceiling and roof collapsed during a house fire. Jimmy Gray, 44, and Dallas Murr, 39, freed themselves from the debris and crawled out of the kitchen, Fort Worth ...

Denali bound: Firefighters on ultimate uphill challenge

FORT WORTH — After months of intensive training, several Fort Worth firefighters have flown to Alaska to begin their quest to climb Denali, North America's highest peak. “The only thing that could stop us is the weather,” firefighter Kasey Gandy said ...

Firefighters Treated, Released After Roof Collapse

Two Fort Worth firefighters have escaped serious injuries after part of a ceiling and roof collapsed during a house fire.

Firefighters escape serious injuries after roof collapse

Two Fort Worth firefighters have escaped serious injuries after part of a ceiling and roof collapsed during a house fire.

FORT WORTH POLICE..

bodies found in vacant Fort Worth mortuary

“A total of eight bodies — human remains, aged from infant to adult, were found in the building in varying stages of decomposition, some quite advanced,” Sgt Raymond Bush, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said in a news release Tuesday evening.

Lake Worth woman says she is the lone 'Wig Bandit'

FORT WORTH — A Lake Worth woman has confessed to being the “Wig Bandit,” saying she robbed banks to pay for her heroin habit. Jessica Stell, 23, who was jailed on a parole violation and a drug warrant out of Wise County, told Fort Worth police that ...

Likely murder weapons found in suspect's apartment, Fort Worth police say

FORT WORTH — A gun and two knives — one bent and the other bloodstained with hair on it — seized from a Haltom City apartment are believed to have been the weapons used in slayings of three women inside their south Fort Worth home, police said ...

Teen fatally shot by Fort Worth police identified

By Domingo Ramirez Jr. ramirez@star-telegram.com. FORT WORTH — A burglary suspect shot and killed Friday morning by Fort Worth police has been identified as 17-year-old Joe Hernandez, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's website.

Star TCU DE Devonte Fields a suspect after allegedly pointing gun at ex-girlfriend

Fields allegedly told his ex-girlfriend, "I should blast you," after punching a hole through her bedroom window. Star TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is being investigated by Fort Worth police for domestic violence, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . Fields has not been arrested but the allegations, including pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, are disburbing. The alleged victim, who ...

TARRANT COUNTY..

TCU star defender Fields arrested on assault warrant

FORT WORTH — Devonte Fields, the star TCU defensive end who was “separated” from the university this week while police investigated domestic violence allegations made against him, surrendered Thursday afternoon at the Tarrant County Jail on a ...

Two killed in separate Fort Worth wrecks

FORT WORTH — A Hurst man died Sunday afternoon from injuries he suffered in a wreck on Loop 820 and another person was killed in a separate crash on 28th Street, police said. The Tarrant County medical examiner's officials identified the Hurst man as ...

United Way approves $32.1 million budget for next year

FORT WORTH — The United Way of Tarrant County has budgeted $32.1 million to assist its clients, including programs that will prepare at-risk students for graduation and help low-income families achieve financial stability. “We feel real good about the ...

Driver identified in fatal Fort Worth crash

By Domingo Ramirez Jr. ramirez@star-telegram.com. FORT WORTH — Santos Narvaez, 25, of Fort Worth has been identified as the motorist killed early Tuesday in a wreck on Interstate 35W, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's website.

Fort Worth woman says she is lone 'wig bandit, ' confesses to serial bank robberies

Jessica Stell, 23, confessed to the robberies from the Tarrant County Jail where she is currently being held for parole violations and a drug warrant, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Whole Foods Colleyville: sneak peek | Star - Telegram .com - DFW.com

Whole Foods expects to be certified within the next three months, which would make it the only grocery store in the nation with VPN certification, and only the second eatery in Tarrant County (after Cane Rosso in Fort Worth ).

Eats Beat: Sausage Shoppe joins the south Tarrant barbecue scene

By Bud Kennedy Fort Worth Star-Telegram . The south Tarrant County barbecue selection is growing. The Sausage Shoppe, the Chambers family's homemade sausage cafe, is near opening in the middle of what is already a ...

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