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‘Bernie’ Victim’s Family Fights For Voice In Court

When the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie ‘Bernie’ was let out of prison, the family of the elderly woman he killed found out about his release from reporters.

09/05/2014

(Courtesy of Dallas Police)

Jury Sentences Mesquite Man To 6-Years For Killing Dog

Earlier this week, a Mesquite man was convicted on a felony charge for beating his dog, Candy, with a shovel and then drowning her – today he learned his sentence,

09/05/2014

Benjamon Ray Stewart (Arlington Police Department)

Man Guilty Of Manslaughter In Arlington Crash

A jury has found a North Texas man guilty of intoxication manslaughter in the drunken-driving crash that killed a family of three.

09/05/2014

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Officer’s Heartfelt Words For Teen Who Shot Him

Before the teen who pled guilty to murdering a 6-year-old Saginaw girl left to begin his prison sentence, he listened to statements from the girl’s parents, and the Arlington police officer he shot.

CBS 11–09/04/2014

.Tyler Holder

Child Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison, Plus 40 Years

A Saginaw teenager has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault and suffocation of 6-year-old.

09/04/2014

Robert Prichard of Mesquite has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of animal cruelty and use of a deadly weapon. 

According to the police report, he is alleged to have beaten his pit bull, Candy, in the head with a shovel multiple times, thrown her into his swimming pool, and then used the pool net to drown her while she fought for her life.  He acknowledged to police that he was mad at Candy for chewing on the pillows of his lawn furniture.. (Dallas Co. Sheriff's Office)

Mesquite Man Found Guilty Of Killing Pet Dog

A man from Mesquite faces up to 10 years in prison for beating and drowning his pit bull. Prosecutors said that he hit the dog with a shovel and tossed her into a swimming pool.

09/04/2014

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Grand Prairie Man Headed To Federal Prison For Child Pornography

A Grand Prairie man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison following his guilty plea to felony child pornography charges.

09/03/2014

Michael Allen (credit: CBS 11 News)

Family Of Unarmed Man Killed By Police Files Lawsuit

The family of an unarmed man who was gunned down by police two years ago has filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Garland.

09/02/2014

(credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Texas Voter ID Decision Not Expected Before Nov. Elections

A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law.

09/02/2014

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Mother Sues Forney Police For Mistaken Traffic Stop

A North Texas woman ordered out of her car by at gunpoint in front of her kids is planning a lawsuit against the Forney police officers and police department responsible for the mistake.

09/02/2014

A hummingbird flies in a garden. (credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Arrested For Trying To Sell Dead Hummingbirds

A Dallas man has admitted to a scheme to catch protected hummingbirds in Mexico, kill them, then bring them to Texas to sell for romantic good luck charms.

09/02/2014

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Trial Begins Over Tough Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation.

09/02/2014