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Gunman at Large After Shooting at Dallas Mall

Shooter, victim appeared to know each other, police say

(Newser) - One person was shot Tuesday at a busy Dallas shopping mall, and police were seeking a single suspect, authorities said. The incident happened shortly before 7pm at the Galleria in north Dallas, the AP reports. Police Senior Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez said the wounded person was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital.... More »

Racist Record Brings Down Airport's Texas Ranger Statue

New book details horrific incidents in the agency's past

(Newser) - A published account of brutal and racist chapters in the history of a Texas investigative agency prompted Dallas officials to remove a statue from Love Field’s passenger terminal that honored the agency. The 12-foot-tall bronze statue of a Texas Ranger, called "One Riot, One Ranger," has been... More »

Guy Attacks 'Looters' With a Sword. It Ends Badly

Other Saturday incidents include a cop restraining a protester with a knee on his neck

(Newser) - A man who went after Dallas protesters with a sword Saturday is now hospitalized in stable condition after a vicious beating—and the whole thing is caught on video, CBS Dallas Fort-Worth reports. In the tweeted video (WARNING: violence) he can be seen screaming and chasing protesters away. But only... More »

Eatery Flouts State Order, Says It's 'Standing for America'

Castle Rock restaurant was packed on Mother's Day, despite statewide health order

(Newser) - The day before Mother's Day, a Colorado eatery declared on Twitter , "We are standing for America, small businesses, the Constitution and against the overreach of our governor in Colorado!!" On Sunday, it became clear what C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock meant: It reopened for... More »

'I'm a Little Overwhelmed': Salon Owner Freed From Jail

Shelley Luther of Dallas refused to close her business

(Newser) - Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther, who refused to close her business in defiance of state orders, won't be serving a week in jail after all. Luther walked free on Thursday after the state Supreme Court ordered her release, reports the Dallas Morning News . Luther spent two days in jail.... More »

Salon Owner's Choice: Jail or Apology. She Chose Jail

Shelley Luther of Dallas ignored order to keep her business closed

(Newser) - A salon owner in Dallas is emerging as the public face of the resistance to lockdown orders across the country. Shelley Luther began a week-long jail sentence on Tuesday after refusing orders to close her business, reports the Dallas Morning News . Coverage:
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Texas Reopens as Virus Numbers Hit 3-Day High

One expert warns that 'we should expect' a spike in coronavirus cases

(Newser) - Texas is reopening its economy as coronavirus case numbers remain high, and the media isn't letting it go. NBC Dallas Fort-Worth reports that Texas marked its first three-day stretch of over 1,000 new cases Saturday as stores, movie theaters, and restaurants reopened to limited capacity. In fact 1,... More »

Bus Chase With Hijacker Ends in Fatal Shootout

The suspect was killed and three police officers wounded in Texas

(Newser) - A man opened fire on a Dallas-area public bus on Sunday, hijacking it with two people aboard and leading officers on a chase that ended in a shootout in which the man was killed and three officers were wounded, according to police officials, the AP reports. A man got on... More »

Dallas' Famous Leaning Tower Finally Falls

'Leaning Tower of Dallas' held on for more than 2 weeks after failed implosion

(Newser) - The "Leaning Tower of Dallas," the iconic remnant of a high-rise building implosion gone awry, finally collapsed in a cloud of dust Monday after two weeks of being whacked with a headache ball. The tower collapsed about 3:15pm after a few last whacks with a wrecking ball... More »

'Leaning Tower of Dallas' Designer Explains Why It Won't Fall

Thomas Taylor is pretty amused, too

(Newser) - The designer of the "Leaning Tower of Dallas" has been taking a wry pride in the stubborn resistance the creation is presenting to explosives and the wrecking ball, the AP reports. Thomas Taylor is the principal design engineer for Dallas-based Datum Engineers, which designed the 49-year-old, 11-story Affiliated Computer... More »

'Leaning Tower' Still Won't Topple

Wrecking ball is 'still just ineffective,' witness says

(Newser) - The "Leaning Tower of Dallas," a social media sensation born when a part of a building survived implosion, endured hundreds of blows from a wrecking ball Monday. Dozens of people gathered northeast of the city's downtown to watch as a crane was used to batter the former... More »

Demo Company Makes Worst Possible Mistake

JR's Demolition tore down the wrong house

(Newser) - A Texas demolition company made a huge mistake Wednesday when it bulldozed the wrong house—and tore a hole in the heart of a neighborhood, the Advocate reports. JR's Demolition levelled the Dallas property without realizing the correct address was two blocks away. "All the windows were intact,... More »

Dallas Demolition Doesn't Quite Finish the Job

People are having fun with 'leaning tower' photo op

(Newser) - Dallas has its own version of the leaning tower of Pisa after a demolition failed Sunday morning. Crews imploded the former Affiliated Computer Services building, or at least, they imploded most of it: The elevator shaft and stairwell of the 11-story building did not fall. (See the video .) The... More »

She Honked at Him. He Shot Her Daughter

9-year-old girl in backseat shot during Dallas road rage incident

(Newser) - A woman driving in Dallas Sunday night honked at a man who swerved in front of her car—and the road rage incident ended with the woman's 9-year-old daughter shot. The woman was approaching an exit on Interstate 35 when she swerved out of the man's way and... More »

Inside the Dentist's Murder That Rattled Uptown Dallas

Brenda Delgado orchestrated the killing of her ex's new love

(Newser) - In 2015, a gunman fatally shot 35-year-old pediatric dentist Kendra Hatcher in a Dallas parking garage and took her purse. The murder and robbery shook the Uptown neighborhood where Hatcher had lived among other well-to-do young adults, writes Skip Hollandsworth at Texas Monthly . Young women were suddenly leery about strolling... More »

Guilt Haunted Secret Service Agent Who Planned JFK's Motorcade

Winston Lawson was in the car ahead of the president's in Dealey Plaza

(Newser) - "I'm the only agent in the history of the Secret Service as advance that had the president of the United States killed," Winston Lawson said in 2013. "At times I wish I had never been born." Lawson, who has died at 91, chose the route... More »

Navy Vet May Have Been Dead in Apartment for 3 Years

Ronald Wayne White's mother wants answers

(Newser) - Maintenance workers for a Texas apartment building were looking into why one apartment's water usage had been zero for an extended period—and discovered a long-dead body. Now, the mother of Navy veteran Ronald Wayne White wants answers. An officer with the DeSoto Police Department tells People the maintenance... More »

Dallas Station: Sorry We Delayed Tornado Warning for Football

'We know that seconds matter'

(Newser) - A Dallas TV station has apologized for taking six minutes to decide that a tornado warning was worth interrupting coverage of the Cowboys game over. NBC affiliate KXAS issued a statement admitting that although its meteorologists were tracking thunderstorms Sunday night, they delayed breaking into programming when a tornado warning... More »

Trump Bashes 'Crazy' Democrats at Dallas Rally

'I really don't believe anymore that they love our country'

(Newser) - President Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone, Trump told his supporters, "At stake in this fight is the survival of... More »

Key Witness in Amber Guyger Trial Shot, Killed

Joshua Brown shot to death in a parking lot just days after Dallas police officer hears her fate

(Newser) - A witness in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor has been killed in a shooting, the Dallas Morning News reports. Authorities said Joshua Brown, who lived in the same apartment complex as Amber Guyger and Botham Jean, was shot and killed... More »

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