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At least 2 killed, as many as 30 hurt in bus crash outside Dallas

At least two people were killed and as many as 30 injured Thursday when a bus carrying people to a casino overturned on a highway outside Dallas, authorities said.The crash happened in the Dallas suburb of Irving. Authorities closed the highway and a nearby tollbooth.


Walmart strikes spread to more states

For the second time in five days – and also the second time in Walmart’s five decades – workers at multiple U.S. Walmart stores are on strike. This morning, workers walked off the job at stores in Dallas, Texas; Miami, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Laurel, Maryland; and Northern, Central, and Southern California. No end date has been announced; some plan to remain on strike at least through tomorrow, when they’ll join other Walmart workers for a demonstration outside the company’s annual investor meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas. Today’s is the latest in a wave of Walmart supply chain strikes without precedent in the United States: From shrimp workers in Louisiana, to warehouse workers in California and Illinois, to Walmart store employees in five states.


Mother gets 99 years for beating child, gluing hands

A Dallas judge today sentenced Elizabeth Escalona to 99 years in prison for beating her 2-year-old daughter into a coma and gluing her hands to a wall because of potty-training problems.


Mom who glued toddler to wall over ‘potty training issue’ has sentencing hearing today

A mother who admitted that she glued her toddler’s hands to a wall faces a sentencing hearing today in a Dallas courtroom. Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty to injury to a child in July. She faces up to life in prison for her crimes but is also eligible for deferred adjudication probation.


Fuel tanker hit by freight train in fiery Texas crash

A road tanker carrying more than 8,000 gallons of fuel was hit by a freight train in Wills Point, near Dallas, Texas, early Thursday, causing an explosion.


Report: Naked man steals car, crashes into Dallas mall in attempt to dress self

Report: Naked man steals car, crashes into Dallas mall in attempt to dress self. According to authorities, the suspect was involved in a disturbance in the 2600 block of Bainbridge before entering a red truck in the nude and driving one mile west to the Southwest Center Mall. Upon being found putting on clothes in the Champs Sports store, the suspect was arrested and transported to Methodist Central.


Man who found body of girl behind Fort Worth home quits talking to investigators

There’s been no arrest in the case of a Trinity High School student found dead at the Fort Worth home of an apparent stranger, but there has been an interesting development. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the man who found the victim — who claimed not to know who she was or how she got there — has quit talking with investigators. The man’s name has not been released, and police are not calling him a suspect or even a person of interest.


Video: Hailstorm pummels parts of Dallas

Softball-Sized Hail

Hundreds of vehicles were left damaged after softball-sized hail rained down on parts of Dallas, Texas.


Dallas preparing to auction off old fire stations, libraries

On and off in recent years, I’ve written about why the city hasn’t sold off its so-called surplus properties, including old libraries and fire stations that have been replaced by bigger, brighter, shinier models and then left to rot. As Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm said one year ago, “We don’t want to just give them away.” And so they’ve become shadows of shadows of their former selves, canvases for taggers and targets for vandals.


Dallas crane standoff ends as man falls to ground

Dallas Crane Standoff

A standoff between police and a reported fugitive who climbed a construction crane in Dallas, Texas, ended early Tuesday after the man fell to the ground.



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