Ken Foote

The Foote Files: Covering Tragic News Stories

Since the beginning of radio and TV, broadcast journalists have been or will at some time in their career be faced with covering a story that has the potential and capability to affect them personally.


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The Possible Role Of Mental Illness in The Newtown Tragedy

Investigators looking into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday are hinting that a personality disorder, mental illness or autism played a role. But psychologist believes it is a particular kind of mental illness called atypical depression.


A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Children About Tragedy

Parents across the country are struggling to find words to talk to their children regarding the Newtown, Connecticut shooting that killed 20 young children.


Picture of Nahum Martinez, 15, a teen shot and killed on March 31, 2012. (Credit: Wylie ISD)

Memorial Run Held For Slain Wylie Student

The flag is at half staff at Wylie East High School following the murder of 15 year old cross country runner, Nahum Martinez.


Carolyn Montgomery was 28-years-old in 1971 when she was brutally murdered. Her case remains unsolved. (Credit:

A Note Continues To Haunt Investigators 41 Years After Brutal Murder

‘The wrong one I’m sorry.’ Those five words have baffled investigators and haunted a son whose mother was brutally murdered in 1971. The case remains unsolved.


Julianne McCrery is seen in court.

Irving Mother Sentenced To 45 Years For Killing Son, 6

A North Texas woman was sentenced to 45 years in prison Friday for killing her son.


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Investigators: Arlington Wreck, Shooting Suspect Was High During Fatal Crime

A toxicology report reveals that the suspect believed to have killed two men last week in a baffling shooting and wreck was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crime.


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Family Escapes Fire That Destroys Keller Home

A family of four narrowly escaped an early-morning blaze that destroyed their 7,100 sq. foot residence in the 1300 block of Britney Court.


A recent photo of Elizabeth Lightfoot, 22, who was found inside her burning car on Nov. 4, 2011. (Credit: Dallas Police)

Dallas Police Issue Recent Photo Of Murdered Hairstylist

On Thursday, investigators issued a more recent photo of the 22-year-old hair stylist who was found dead inside her burning car last week in the hopes that someone recognized her on the night she was killed.


Danielle Ruthstrom, 19, was killed in an early-morning collision in Arlington on Oct. 10, 2011. (Credit: Facebook)

Arlington Mom ‘In Limbo’ After Daughter’s Fatal Crash

It’s the hardest walk a mother should ever have to make, but Rosemarie Ruthstrom slowly made her way to her daughter’s memorial Monday evening.


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Dallas Family Appeals To Hit-And-Run Driver After Woman Is Killed

A Dallas family is desperate for answers after their mother was killed by a hit and run driver. Dallas police say the suspect hit 54-year old Sue Burks as she crossed the 7600 block of Great Trinity Forest Parkway. Investigators say the unknown driver never stopped.


Tavian Sabur, who was killed by a suspected drunken driver on Sept. 1, 2011.

Memorial Held For 10-Year-Old Killed By Suspected Drunken Driver

Friends, neighbors and family gathered together at a memorial for Tavian Sabur, a 10-year-old who died Thursday after being hit by a suspected drunken driver.