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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 »

Dallas Cop Who Killed Neighbor Hears Her Fate

Amber Guyger shows little emotion as the sentence is read in court

(Newser) - A white Dallas police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for killing her black neighbor in his apartment, which she said she mistook for her own unit one floor below, the AP reports. Amber Guyger didn't appear to show much reaction, at least from the angle... More »

Verdict Is in for Ex-Cop Who Killed Man in His Home

Amber Guyger is found guilty of murder

(Newser) - The verdict is in for Amber Guyger. On Tuesday a Dallas jury unanimously found her guilty of murdering Botham Jean after entering his apartment last year by mistake, NBC News reports. The former Dallas police officer had pleaded not guilty, saying her building's floor plan was confusing, but prosecutors... More »

Man Shot Fleeing Burglar, Went Back to Bed: Cops

Dallas man said he fired a shot 'into the night'

(Newser) - A Dallas man who told police he fired at a fleeing burglar before going back to bed has been charged with murder. Police say James Michael Meyer told them that after hearing a noise around 5am Thursday, he saw somebody with a pickax trying to break into his storage shed... More »

Cop Accused of Killing Man in His Home: I Wish He'd Shot Me

At murder trial, ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger says she thought Botham Jean was going to kill her

(Newser) - The former Dallas cop who shot and killed neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment took the stand Friday morning at her Texas murder trial, emotional as her defense team continued to insist that Jean's death was a "tragic but innocent" mistake that happened after she entered his... More »

Thousands Are About to Get a $2.7M Letter of 'Love'

Dallas-area church raised the funds to pay off medical debt for locals

(Newser) - Close to 2,400 families in two Texas counties will get a letter this week that will lift their hearts, but also (and more importantly) relieve their wallets. What that note will inform them, per FOX 4 News : that a Dallas-area church has raised enough money—almost $2.7 million... More »

Reporter Waiting for His Flight Witnesses Something 'Beautiful'

On inbound plane, the remains of an American who died in Vietnam, flown home by son

(Newser) - Bryan Knight was 5 years old when he saw his father depart Dallas Love Field Airport for Vietnam. It was January 1967. On Thursday, Knight returned to the same airport, ferrying his father's remains. The Southwest captain had arranged to be the one to fly the remains of Col.... More »

Cops Explain Why They Mocked Man Who Died

Dallas officers say they were trying to 'perk up' Tony Timpa

(Newser) - Dallas police officers who handcuffed and pinned down a struggling schizophrenic until he died say their mocking banter was really a strategy, the Dallas Morning News reports. The explanation emerged in audio of a police hearing into the 2016 death of Tony Timpa. "When we're kind of going... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities to Celebrate July 4

The Big Apple promises the best time, while San Bernardino falls last

(Newser) - Tomorrow is Independence Day, meaning you still have time to get to where the best celebrations are going to be. WalletHub tries to suss those out for you, looking at the 100 most populous cities in the nation across five major categories: affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, the... More »

10 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Hangar

'It's a very sad day for Dallas County'

(Newser) - Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, says a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas. Mary Rosenbleeth says no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport, about 20 miles... More »

Texas Police Officer Charged With Murder in Dallas Shooting

'This sends a message that officers do not have the right to kill someone'

(Newser) - A Texas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge two weeks after shooting the unarmed driver of a truck that had been reported stolen as the vehicle swerved past his police SUV in a Dallas parking lot. Farmers Branch Officer Michael Dunn, 43, turned himself in Wednesday night... More »

Photographer Says He 'Felt Journalistic Duty'

Gunman had just opened fire at courthouse

(Newser) - The Dallas Morning News sent photographer Tom Fox downtown to take a photo of a fraud defendant when she arrived at the federal courthouse Monday morning. He got something better, the New York Times reports: A man in the middle of a shooting rampage, in tactical gear, carrying a military-style,... More »

Gunman Shot Dead Outside Federal Courthouse

Authorities identify him as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22

(Newser) - A gunman wearing a mask and glasses was killed outside a Dallas courthouse Monday after opening fire with an assault rifle, the Dallas Morning News reports. The FBI identified him as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, but gave no motive for the attack at the Earle Cabell Federal Building. No officers... More »

Suspect in Transgender Woman's Death Already in Jail

Police believe Kendrell Lavar Lyles killed Muhlaysia Booker in Dallas

(Newser) - Police in Dallas have a suspect in custody in the murder of Muhlaysia Booker —and they believe he is responsible for at least two more murders. Police say Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 33, was already in custody for two apparently unrelated killings when he was arrested in the May 18... More »

Crane Crushes Apartment Building

One dead, at least six injured in Dallas fall

(Newser) - One person is dead and at least six others are injured after a crane collapsed on an apartment building in Dallas amid severe thunderstorms, the AP reports. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans told the Dallas Morning News that the crane fell into a downtown apartment building Sunday afternoon as strong... More »

Audio Was Cut, Valedictorian Says, at Mention of 'Tamir Rice'

Unfinished speech also mentioned victims of mass shootings

(Newser) - "To the kids that were murdered in senseless mass shootings; to Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and all the other children who became victims of injustice," a high school valedictorian in Dallas began saying Saturday. Then her microphone was cut, NBC reports. Rooha Haghar tweeted an account and a... More »

2nd Transgender Woman in 2 Weeks Murdered in Dallas

Body was pulled from lake Saturday

(Newser) - Police in Dallas have called in the FBI for assistance after the second murder of a transgender woman in the space of two weeks. The body of Chynal Lindsey, 26, was pulled from White Rock Lake on Saturday, less than a mile from where the body of 23-year-old Muhlaysia Booker... More »

Are the Killings of 2 Transgender Women Connected?

A third transgender woman was also attacked in Dallas but survived

(Newser) - Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected, the AP reports. Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the three cases. No arrests have been made. The most recent... More »

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