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Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland (credit: Kaufman County District Attorney's Office)

Suspicion In DA Death Shifts To White Supremacists

Suspicion in the slayings of a Texas district attorney and his wife shifted Monday to a violent white supremacist prison gang that was the focus of a December law enforcement bulletin warning that its members might try to attack police or prosecutors.

04/01/2013

I-Team: Acting Kaufman County DA Named, Governor Has Three Weeks To Appoint Replacement

The CBS 11 I-Team confirmed two attorneys have already thrown their names in the hat for the Kaufman DA vacancy.

CBS 11–04/01/2013

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Family Friends Found Body Of District Attorney’s Wife & Called 911

For the first time since the bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found and the investigation into their murders began, the sheriffs department has re-opened Blarney Stone Way.

CBSDFW.COM–04/01/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Dallas County District Attorney Breaks His Silence On Accusations Against Him

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins appeared publicly Friday for the first time in weeks.

CBS 11–03/29/2013

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Tarrant County DA’s Wife Takes Stand In Hearing To Disqualify Him From Criminal Case

The wife of Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon testified Wednesday she believed it was her duty as a citizen to tell him about possible crimes she learned about in her family law practice.

CBS 11–03/27/2013

Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

FBI Investigating Dallas DA Craig Watkins

CBS-11 News has learned the FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into Watkins’ he planned prosecution of oil heir Albert Hill III.

CBS 11–03/12/2013

Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Judge Picked To Hold Contempt Hearing For Dallas DA

A Wichita Falls judge will decide whether to order a punishment for the Dallas County district attorney after he was declared in contempt of court by another judge.

03/12/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Political Fallout Over DA’s Contempt Charge Could Be Lasting

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has said little publicly Friday, following a stinging court defeat, including being held in contempt of court.

03/08/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Says Dallas DA Did Nothing Wrong In Hill Case

In a nasty fight involving Dallas’ rich, powerful, and politically connected– a federal judge rules against a Hunt family heir, while handing embattled District Attorney Craig Watkins a public relations victory, if not vindication.

03/04/2013

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Officers Not Taking Kindly To Chief’s Tweet Prior To Dismissal

Dallas Police Chief David Brown isn’t backing away from a twitter message that has an attorney for some fired officers fired up.

03/02/2013

Mark Hasse (credit: Kaufman County Sheriff's Office)

Reward Grows In Murder Case Of North Texas Prosecutor

It’s been nearly a month since a North Texas assistant district attorney in was shot and killed, just feet from the courthouse. Now authorities say, reward money for information in the case has reached six-figures.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2013

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Tarrant DA, Wife, Accused of Sharing Confidential Information

Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon is being accused of investigating and prosecuting a man based on information Shannon got from his own wife.

02/22/2013

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