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High Profile Murder Case Delayed

The murder case for the man accused of drowning his ex-wife has been delayed until February.

CBS 11–12/02/2013

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Family Frustrated By Delays In High-Profile Murder Trial

A high profile murder case, that led to sweeping changes for the Dallas 911 system, may be pushed back – and the victim’s family is not happy about it.

CBS 11–11/26/2013

A woman speaks on a mobile phone. (credit: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

Most Texas Wireless 911 Calls Lack Location Information

An advocacy group says two-thirds of all wireless 911 calls in Texas don’t provide enough location information for the caller, violating federal requirements.

11/07/2013

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Population Boom Leaves Area Of North Texas In Need Of Fire Station

When you call 911 you expect crews to respond within minutes. But if you have an emergency in parts of south Fort Worth, it could take up to 15 minutes for first responders to get to you.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

Ellen Bevers mugshot. (credit: Allen Police Dept.)

Lawyer Defends Dewhurst Family Member In Theft Case

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has been under fire for placing a call to police. An attorney for Dewhurt’s family member says the entire incident was a huge mistake.

KRLD–08/23/2013

David Dewhurst

David Dewhurst Calls Police To Try & Free Relative

Demanding to talk to the “most senior police officer you have,” Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called the Allen Police Department earlier this month to try to spring a relative from jail for alleged shoplifting.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

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Dallas PD Attributes Slow Response Time To Caller’s Accent

Dallas Police say the heavy accent of a store manager delayed their response to a robbery and shootout at a local business on Sunday evening.

05/08/2013

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MedStar Nurse Triage Conserves Resources & Saves Patients $

When you call MedStar in Fort Worth for medical assistance, dispatchers may or may not send an ambulance to your location. Last year the emergency medical service began a Nurse Triage Program, that screens non-critical calls.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2013

Richland Hills police chargrf Brent Troy Bartel with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly carving a pentagram on the back of his 6-year-old son. (credit: Richland Hills Police Dept.)

North Texas Dad Indicted For Carving Pentagram On Son

The North Texas father, who late last year admitted during an emergency call that he had carved a pentagram symbol on the back of his 6-year-old son, has been indicted by a grand jury.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2013

Mugshot of Linda White, the woman accused of calling 911 in Hood County asking for cigarettes. (credit: Hood County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Arrested After Calling 911 For Cigarettes

A 48-year-old Hood County woman was arrested for calling 911 and requesting that cigarettes be delivered to her home.

KRLD–02/19/2013

Jay Ratliff

911 Tapes Released In Jay Ratliff Crash

Recordings of two 9-1-1 calls have been released by the Grapevine police that describe the crash scene on westbound Hwy 114 that led to Dallas Cowboys player Jay Ratliff being arrested and charged with DWI on Tuesday.

01/23/2013

Richland Hills police chargrf Brent Troy Bartel with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly carving a pentagram on the back of his 6-year-old son. (credit: Richland Hills Police Dept.)

PD: Father Carved Pentagram On 6-Year-Old Son’s Back

A North Texas father is in police custody, accused of carving a pentagram symbol on the back of his 6-year-old son.

CBSDFW.COM–12/12/2012

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