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Man Dies After Gunfire Exchange Near Terrell

A North Texas man has died after being shot during an exchange of gunfire with officers responding to a call about someone with a gun on a road.


The now deceased Derrick Birdow is the suspect in the beating death of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Danny Kirk Sr. (credit: Tarrant Co. Sheriff's Office)

Forest Hill Pastor’s Killer Died From PCP Ingestion

The man who rammed his car into a Fort Worth area church and beat the pastor to death died of PCP ingestion while in custody, the Tarrant County medical examiner ruled on Tuesday.


Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Family’s Call For Help Ends With Son’s Death In Police Custody

A Dallas man died in the custody of police, and a family wants answers.


Liban Jama, 26, is charged with murdering a family member on Feb. 4, 2012. (Credit: Arlington PD)

Arlington PD: Man Charged With Killing Family Member

Arlington Police arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with murder shortly after finding a woman in her sixties dead inside her apartment Saturday, department spokeswoman Tiara Richard said.


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.


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Sansom Park Woman Found Dead On Tanning Bed

The Tarrant County medical examiner is awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine what killed Rhonda Waits, 46, who was found lying face down in a tanning bed inside her home.


A police officer talks on a cell phone while walking around an apartment building where seven people were found dead at the Lincoln Vineyard Apartment Homes on December 25, 2011 in Grapevine, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Grapevine Police: Shooter Tried Spreading Blame In Murders

Search warrants from a Christmas Day shooting in Grapevine show a family gathered in a living room and enjoying the holiday moments before the shooter opened fire, killing six relatives before turning the gun on himself.


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14-Year-Old Killed By Hit And Run Driver In Northeast Dallas

A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 14-year-old boy who was darting across the 7600 block of Skillman Street early Saturday morning.


The Windtree Apartments in Kaufman. (Credit: Google Maps)

Kaufman Man Dies After Balcony Collapses

A 37-year-old Kaufman man fell to his death Saturday when the balcony at his apartment complex collapsed, pitching him headfirst onto the pavement 12 feet below.



Family: We Want Our Daughter’s Organs Back

Every night before bed, Ruben Soto says a prayer for his daughter, Sonia. She died more than 7 months ago, but he says she has yet to rest in peace. “I would never wish this on anyone,” said Soto.



Pregnant Fort Worth Student Dies, Baby Survives

It’s the type of tragedy typically reserved for a Shakespearean play. This story involves a North Texas teenage mother who died when she was nine months pregnant, but her baby is saved.


Tests Show Man in Custody Died From Meth Intoxication

Tests show the Arlington man who collapsed while under arrest in Coppell last month died from taking methamphetamine.