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Passengers Smoking Pot Leads to Texas Train Attack

'Everything just went from 0 to 100'

(Newser) - A man says he was beaten until he was unconscious Sunday night after asking a group of fellow passengers to stop smoking marijuana on a Dallas train, CBS DFW reports. "I'm like come on man. We're on the train ... You got other people on here who don'... More »

What It's Like to Be Mistaken for a Cop Killer

Fusion offers an extensive look at Mark Hughes of Dallas

(Newser) - A year ago, Mark Hughes' life was permanently changed when he attended a Black Lives Matter march in Dallas. He was legally carrying his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, which he decided to do to protest the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, who was also legally carrying a firearm when he... More »

Cops: Girl, 13, Kidnapped, Killed in Stolen Drugs Dispute

Kidnappers used her phone to call family

(Newser) - A 13-year-old Texas girl was kidnapped and murdered as payback after a relative's boyfriend stole a large quantity of drugs from two men, police say. Shavon Randle was found dead in a Dallas home early Sunday, as was 19-year-old Michael Titus, who had been named as a person of... More »

Mom Sues T-Mobile Over Baby's Death

Suit claims glitch prevented babysitter from getting through to 911 after Brandon Alex fell

(Newser) - The mom of a baby who died after his babysitter was put on hold with 911 for more than half an hour has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile for a system glitch that may have contributed to the boy's March death. The Dallas Morning News reports the complaint filed... More »

Dallas Shooter Found Dead Along With Another Person

Suspect shot a Dallas paramedic

(Newser) - A man suspected of shooting and critically injuring a paramedic who was tending to a shooting victim on Monday has been found dead in a Dallas home, authorities said. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a news conference that a police robot found two bodies in a home, including that... More »

Hackers Woke Up All of Dallas With Emergency Sirens

They set off 156 emergency sirens, all at the same time

(Newser) - Dallas got a rather unpleasant wakeup call over the weekend: nearly 160 emergency sirens blaring throughout the city in tandem, in what Rocky Vaz, director of the city's Office of Emergency Management, says was the result of hacking from "someone outside our system" but in or near the... More »

Infant Dies After 911 Put Sitter on Hold for 31 Minutes

T-Mobile glitch plaguing 911 operators in Dallas since November

(Newser) - A glitch that has been plaguing Dallas T-Mobile customers who call 911 since November may have contributed to the death of a 6-month-old boy Saturday, WFAA reports. For an unknown reason, when a T-Mobile customer calls 911 the system creates multiple "ghost calls" to 911 that register as hangups.... More »

The 10 Best Cities for Football Fans

Green Bay is No. 1: WalletHub

(Newser) - Come Sunday, the best US city for football fans will undoubtedly be Houston. But that's not the case during the rest of the year, according to WalletHub . The site checked out 244 cities with at least one college or professional team to determine the best places for football fans... More »

Parents Building a Neighborhood Just for Autistic Adults

Community is going up on 29 acres near Dallas

(Newser) - For years, the parents of a boy on the high-needs end of the autism spectrum have been brainstorming what to do when he enters adulthood. When he was a pre-teen, they hit on the idea of a housing complex designed specifically for adults with autism, and now that he's... More »

Lawyer Found Dead Days After Daughter's Suicide

Brian Loncar found in his car at law firm

(Newser) - A well-known attorney in Dallas has been found dead just two days after his daughter's funeral. Brian Loncar, 56—nicknamed the "Strong Arm" thanks to local commercials for law firm Loncar & Associates—was found early Sunday in his Rolls Royce, parked at his law firm, reports Fox... More »

Obama, Black Lives Matter Sued for 'Igniting a Race War'

Dallas police sergeant wants more than $500M in damages

(Newser) - A Texas police sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and President Obama, among others, for "igniting a race war." The Dallas Morning News reports Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of law enforcement and president of the Dallas Fallen... More »

Stray Dogs Are Terrorizing Dallas —Thousands of Them

Nearly 9K dogs are on the streets of city's south, a report finds

(Newser) - In May, a 52-year-old woman in southern Dallas was mauled to death by stray dogs who attacked her like they were "eating a steak," her family told the Dallas Morning News . After that attack, the city commissioned a report on its dog problem, which has found that about... More »

NFL Nixes Dallas Cowboys' Decal Honoring Slain Cops

'Arm in Arm' helmet decals cannot be worn during preseason, regular season

(Newser) - Last month, the Dallas Cowboys unveiled a helmet decal meant to show solidarity with the Dallas Police Department after five officers were murdered. But on Wednesday, the NFL rejected the team's request to wear the decals during the preseason, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Cowboys had already been... More »

Dallas PD Applications Up 344%

Police chief put out a call for recruits after massacre

(Newser) - After five police officers were murdered in Dallas July 7, applications to join the city's police force are up 344%, CNN reports. Four days after the shootings, the city's police chief urged Black Lives Matter protesters to join the force if they wanted to see changes. "We'... More »

Dallas Chief's Stevie Wonder Speech Resonates

Chief David Brown delivered soulful tribute at memorial service

(Newser) - President Obama delivered a stirring call for unity at Tuesday's memorial service for five slain Dallas police officers, but the city's top cop's soulful tribute is the one getting the most attention. Dallas Police Chief David Brown recited lyrics from Stevie Wonder's "As," explaining... More »

Police Chief: Dallas Sniper Had 'Devastating' Plans

Micah Johnson 'thought what he was doing was righteous'

(Newser) - Dallas sniper Micah Johnson had plans for even greater mayhem than the murder of five police officers , Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed in a CNN interview Sunday. The chief says bomb-making materials and a journal found at the 25-year-old's home signal that he had plans for an attack... More »

Dallas Police Chief: Shooter Scrawled in Blood

David Brown says gunman laughed at police during standoff, 'wanted to kill some more'

(Newser) - "At the scene where (Micah Johnson) was killed, he wrote some lettering in blood on the wall," Dallas Police Chief David Brown tells CNN in an interview Sunday. "Which leads us to believe that he was wounded on the way up." Brown says that Johnson scrawled... More »

Dallas Gunman Drilled in His Yard, Learned to 'Shoot and Move'

Micah Johnson attended private self-defense school, learned tactics

(Newser) - The gunman who killed five police officers at a protest march had practiced military-style drills in his yard and trained at a private self-defense school that teaches special tactics, including "shooting on the move," a maneuver in which an attacker fires and changes position before firing again. Micah... More »

Authorities: Micah Johnson Was the Only Dallas Shooter

Police say he had a journal of combat tactics and bomb-making materials at his home

(Newser) - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says authorities believe 25-year-old Micah Johnson was the lone shooter in the attack that killed five police officers and wounded seven others, the AP reports. Johnson was killed following a standoff with police. Rawlings made his comments Friday in response to questions about initial police reports... More »

Cops Killed by Dallas Sniper Wanted to Help People

Patrick Zamarripa and Michael Krol have been identified as 2 of the officers killed Thursday

(Newser) - Two Dallas Police Department officers killed by a sniper during a protest Thursday night in Dallas have been identified as 32-year-old Patrick Zamarripa and 40-year-old Michael Krol. Zamarripa was a veteran of the Navy who served three tours with the military police in Iraq, the Washington Post reports. “He... More »

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