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Frank Crowley Courthouse (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Dallas County Judge Felt ‘Completely Helpless’ During Tornado Threat

While most of North Texas escaped serious injuries in Tuesday’s tornado outbreak, some Dallas County district judges housed in the Frank Crowley Courts Building were concerned their facility wasn’t prepared for the emergency.

04/07/2012

Sanders Leon Phillips, 50, is charged with murdering his 20-year-old son. (Credit: Dallas Police Dept.)

Father Charged With Killing Son With Shotgun

A father shot and killed his 20-year-old son following an argument Saturday night, Dallas Police Department spokesman Kevin Janse said.

03/25/2012

A body was found in the Trinity River under a bridge at Malloy Bridge Road on Jan. 31, 2012. (Credit: Google Maps)

Body Found In Trinity May Be Man Who Jumped In During Chase

Dallas County authorities suspect a body found in the Trinity River Tuesday morning may be a man who jumped in while eluding police during a chase on Jan. 9.

01/31/2012

A deputy rescued two women trapped inside a car in a lake on Jan. 28, 2012.

Dash Cam Captures Deputy Saving Women From Drowning In Lake

A Rockwall County Sheriff’s deputy is being called a hero for saving the lives of two women who were trapped inside a sinking car at Lake Ray Hubbard.

01/29/2012

A Seagoville farm owner had this sign outside his property, which alerted authorities and animal rescue groups to possible abuse. Initial investigations found nothing of the sort.

Dallas County Searches Property For Malnourished Horses

Dallas County authorities responded to a farm Monday where a man is accused of hoarding nearly 300 starving horses and found about a tenth of that number.

01/09/2012

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

New Law Offers More Help For Abuse Victims & Their Pets

New state laws now give more protection to not only victims of domestic abuse, but their pets, as well.

01/04/2012

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8th DWI Conviction Gets Dallas Man 55 Years In Prison

A Dallas man has received a 55-year prison sentence for his eighth drunken-driving conviction.

12/17/2011

Tarrant County's Sub-Courthouse in Lake Worth.

Tarrant County Spends $50 Million On Buildings With Little Public Input

A CBS 11 News investigation has uncovered nearly $50 million in cash or planned investments for construction projects that were OK’d by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court with little or no public input in the midst of an uneasy economy.

11/10/2011

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Student Hospitalized After Attack At Grapevine School

An attack in a school hallway left a student so badly injured he had to be flown by helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

10/19/2011

(credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Arrest Made In Theft From Dallas Co. District Clerk’s Office

A former Dallas County employee, and another person, have been arrested and accused of stealing more than $100,000.

10/11/2011

DA’s Use Of Confiscated Vehicle Spurs Discussion During Commissioners Court

An often-overlooked item on the Dallas County Commissioners Court agenda caused a flap at Tuesday’s meeting.

09/20/2011

Dallas County Judges Debate Failed Health Insurance Plan

Two Dallas County judges engaged in a terse exchange during Tuesday’s meeting while discussing a well-intentioned health insurance plan for the underemployed that never caught on.

09/13/2011

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