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An administrator at The Oakridge School in Arlington who called high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti “a f------ douche bag” is suspended indefinitely, according to the private campus’ head administrator. Butch Groves, … Click to Continue »
More than 60 homes were damaged during weekend flooding as record-breaking rain drenched this town, officials reported Monday. Initially, 47 homes were believed to have sustained water damage late Friday … Click to Continue »
The attorney for a man accused of running a large-scale human trafficking ring has asked a Dallas County judge to lower the man’s $500,000 bond. Omar Nawaz, who is representing … Click to Continue »
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall has fired the police officer who shot a man in his apartment after the chief previously said she couldn’t fire her. Amber Guyger, 30, who … Click to Continue »
A woman filed a lawsuit this week saying she was body-slammed and arrested by a security guard and Fort Worth police in March while volunteering at a T.D. Jakes Ministries … Click to Continue »
KDAF TV - CW33 News Fix
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Manila, Philippines — A dog that acts as a seeing-eye dog for a blind dog is taking social media by storm, according to WJW. According to their Facebook page, Ginger and Kimchi have been “ambassaDOGS” for three years now. Ginger, an 11-year-old Golden Retriever, reportedly serves as a seeing-eye dog for blind rescue Kimchi, who is a Spaniel-type breed and believed to be between nine and twelve years old. A Facebook post says that the dogs’ owners, a husband and […]
PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. – Authorities found a man’s body in a car that had careened down an embankment after his father received an alert from a GPS device, according to California Highway Patrol. The 28-year-old man’s father contacted CHP around 5:45 a.m. after receiving the alert that his son had been involved in a crash in Pauma Valley, California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe said. Pauma Valley is located in San Diego County, just west of Cleveland National Forest. Officers […]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Four little girls recently reunited for one very special photo shoot in Florida. McKinley, Chloe, Ava and Lauren, all between the ages of 4 and 5, beat cancer together at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, WTVT reports. Ava, Lauren, and McKinley had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, while Chloe had a rare form of lung cancer. Two years ago, the girls took a photo together during active treatment, and it was a much different photo. ”It’s amazing to […]
DENVER, Colo. – Nearly one month after 9-year-old Jamel Myles took his life, his mother’s heartbreak still keeps her up at night. “If it wasn’t for bullying, a lot of suicides wouldn’t happen,” said Jamel’s mom, Leia Pierce, told KDVR. She says her son was confident in his own identity, coming out to her as gay weeks before school started. “He loved to dress himself. Like, he didn’t care if he was mismatch,” Pierce said. “He didn’t care. He felt […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied an allegation Sunday made by a second woman accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called for an immediate postponement of Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings in a letter to the committee’s chairman, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, and asked that the new allegation be referred to the FBI for investigation. Grassley’s spokesman, George Hartmann, told CNN that the chairman […]
KTVT TV - CBS 11
5233 Bridge St
Fort Worth, TX 76103 Directions
“He was funny, full of joy,” said Amaya’s cousin Sergio Amaya. “Always full of energy. Always wanted to play soccer.”
An attorney for Amber Guyger, who was fired by the Dallas Police Chief on Monday for the shooting death of an unarmed man in his apartment she mistook for her own, responded to the firing Monday night.
Two years ago, 32-year-old Tony Timpa was afraid and called 911 for help. Less than an hour later, he died in police custody.
Derick Wiley said he shot Lyndo Jones because he feared for his life.
Dak Prescott has the fewest throws of at least 15 yards down the field among quarterbacks who have played all three games this season.
KXAS TV - NBC 5
4805 Amon Carter Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76155 Directions
Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer accused of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her neighbor Botham Jean earlier this month, has been fired by the Dallas Police Department.The department announced on Twitter that Guyger was "terminated for her actions" by Chief U. Renee Hall during a hearing Monday morning. Why Hasn't Amber Guyger Been Terminated? "An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter," the department said."As a police chief, my job is to ensure the integrity of the highest level," said Hall. "That is what I did, and I waited until the critical portion of this investigation was complete." New Search Warrants in Amber Guyger, Botham Jean Case Hall said that happened over the weekend. Guyger had a hearing at police headquarters Monday morning, which was followed by her firing.Guyger, 30, told investigators she returned home at the end of her shift Sept. 6 and found the door ajar to what she believed to be her apartment. Demonstrators March With Casket to Protest Jean Shooting In an arrest warrant affidavit, investigators have said Guyger described seeing a "large silhouette" in the apartment and that she gave "verbal commands that were ignored" prior to firing the shots that killed the 26-year-old Jean, her upstairs neighbor. Guyger told investigators she mistakenly believed the apartment was her own and that Jean was a burglar.Jean's family and their attorneys dispute those accounts and said information they gathered from witnesses will contradict Guyger's statements."We're not sure why it took so long, but we're glad the chief of police made the decision to fire this officer," said Jean family attorney Daryl Washington. On Monday night, Guyger's attorney released a statement saying "What happened on September 6th was a tragic mistake and words can never express our sorrow for the pain being suffered by those who knew and loved Botham Jean. Amber Guyger is completely devastated by what happened. Unfortunately, today Chief Hall bowed to pressure from anti-police groups and took action before all of the facts had been gathered and due process was afforded. That’s not the way our system of justice should work. It is important for all parties and the integrity of the justice system that a full and fair investigation be allowed to reach its conclusion before decisions such as this are made."When asked last week why Guyger hadn't been terminated, Hall said she wasn't able to terminate the officer. She elaborated Thursday with the following statement:"There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don't want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions. Here's why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation. That is not a risk I am willing to take. We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a 'technicality' rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed."Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement Monday that firing Guyger was the right move."I have heard the calls for this action from many, including the Jean family, and I agree that this is right decision in the interest of justice for Botham Jean and the citizens of Dallas. The swift termination of any officer who engages in misconduct that leads to the loss of innocent life is essential if the Dallas Police Department is to gain and maintain the public trust. I know Chief Hall agrees with me on that and I appreciate her leadership. Once again, she’s made the right call," Rawlings said.Washington, one of the three attorneys representing Jean's family, commented on Guyger's firing Monday morning while at an unrelated "use of force" trial in Dallas County."The Dallas Police Department has now stepped in and made a decision which is contrary to the decision Chief Hall said was going to be made just a few days ago," Washington said. "Obviously there has been enough information presented to the Dallas Police Department that would justify termination, so we're hoping that now that this has happened, it's our belief that perhaps the district attorney's office should have enough information to move forward with an indictment."Attorney Lee Merritt said the chief called the attorneys and Jean's parents last night and explained she intended to fire Guyger."She had to answer some tough questions from the family, specifically about why it took so long and she tried to explain the employment process could, in fact, impact the criminal investigation. In other words, if she's faced to give a statement in protection of her job, that can infringe on her Fifth Amendment right and can affect the criminal investigation. It's a complicated question," Merritt said.Merritt said the family sees Guyger's termination as a victory -- especially on Monday, the same day Jean is being buried in St. Lucia. A memorial was held for Jean Sept. 13 in Dallas before his remains were flown to his native St. Lucia."The nation of St. Lucia, has turned its attention to that burial service. This comes as a welcome relief, however there's still a long way to go," Merritt said.During a meeting with the Dallas City Council's Public Safety Committee Monday morning, Hall recommended suspending the department's 72-hour cooling off period following an officer-involved shooting. The current cooling-off period gives the officer three days before being compelled to make an official statement on the shooting.Hall's proposal said those statements should immediately follow an incident and that they should include mandatory drug testing. She also said she wanted to make sure there was communication with the community within five days of an incident and to expand citizen review power.Lastly, Hall said she wants to expand the department's fairness and bias training to include every officer and not just sergeants and new recruits.The Dallas Police Association offered no statement on Guyger's termination and said they will withhold comment until the ongoing investigation is complete.Guyger was arrested and faces a manslaughter charge, though Dallas County prosecutors have said they will conduct their own review to determine if a murder charge or other charges are more appropriate.Online -- Public Safety and Criminal Justice21st-Century Policing Best Practices for Dallas Police DepartmentImplicit Bias PresentationNBC 5's Noelle Walker, Maria Guerrero, Ken Kalthoff, Scott Friedman and Cody Lillich contributed to this report.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Ten people were injured after an SUV slammed into a Garland bakery.[[494181281,C]]It happened just before 10:30 Sunday morning at Panaderia Guatelmateca, located in the 1800 block of South 1st Street. Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Fired The crash was caught on surveillance cameras both inside and outside of the store.The driver said he was attempting to park and pressed the gas instead of the brake pedal. Seeing Mosquitoes Everywhere? It’s Not Your Imagination One person was taken to the hospital, their condition is not known. Nine others were treated at the scene.No charges have been filed and the driver was able to drive his SUV home. Homeowners Recovering After Worst Flooding They've Ever Seen This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
A booming demand for luxury cars in China, and tactics used in the United States to accommodate those demands, have forced car dealers to, at times, investigate their own customers, NBC 5 Investigates has learned.Federal authorities have grappled with how to deal with the “grey market” export schemes, where high-dollar SUVs – primarily Mercedes Benz and Land Rover – are purchased in Texas and then taken to the West Coast to be shipped overseas. We Are All Accountable for Missing TRE Deadline: DART Chair At the Port of Los Angeles, agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency showed the expensive vehicles they had seized before they made it onto ships to China, where they could fetch far more than their U.S. sticker prices.“They double and triple their money easily, or quadruple it,” said Lou Koven, an investigator with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, an organization that works alongside U.S. Customs to prevent theft and fraud. New Safety Technology Delayed on North Texas Commuter Line The reason for the huge markup?Prestige … even more than what these types of vehicles convey in the car-loving United States. Kissing Bugs Attack Central Texas Woman: Report “This would be the pinnacle of a status symbol … all over the world,” said U.S. Customs chief Victor Todorov, pointing to a Mercedes SUV limo.Koven added: “You have a lot of millionaires, or even billionaires, over there, and they want something high-end, and they want something nice to drive.”Criminals, using stolen identities, will buy these vehicles from U.S. dealerships.“They will have someone go in and fraudulently obtain a loan and then the vehicle disappears” overseas, Todorov said.In other cases, organized groups or companies recruit straw buyers to purchase the vehicles – a process that can be done lawfully, if the vehicle is paid in full, with no loan attached, when it’s shipped.But if the straw buyer finances the vehicle, then it disappears to China without paying off the loan, then that amounts to theft from the bank or finance company.“If it leaves through this export warehouse, and gets on a ship and it goes, it’s gone,” Todorov said.Chris Lauritzen knows how straw purchases work from the inside, and it’s not a pleasant feeling.At his home in Spring, near Houston, Lauritzen told NBC 5 Investigates he was attracted by a job posting saying he could make money helping an export company purchase luxury cars.“Went through maybe 30 minutes of training on the Internet and I was off buying cars,” Lauritzen said.He said he did business with Texas dealerships, buying Mercedes and Range Rovers, initially with the company paying for them up front, and then sending a truck to his house to pick them up.Lauritzen was paid between $1,000 and $3,000 for each purchase – pretty good money, he said, especially since “it didn’t take long.”Later, the company told him he would make more money if he financed the vehicles in his own name, with the promise he would be reimbursed before each vehicle was shipped overseas.But with the last Mercedes he financed, he said the company, apparently unable to find an overseas buyer, stopped making the car payments.“And April comes along (and) no payment. So I’m starting to get worried. The bank is starting to call,” Lauritzen said.He finally located the vehicle, using a Mercedes tracking app, in the Los Angeles area, and is working with the bank and Homeland Security investigators to try and get it back.Lauritzen said he is hoping he can sell the pricey SUV for the amount he owes on it.If not, he’s stuck with a vehicle he said he can’t afford.“You know, it’s killed our credit,” Lauritzen said, adding, “Our credit scores before this were incredibly good.”For others who might be considering going into such a straw-buying business, he had a piece of advice: “Don’t do it.”Automakers are now trying to stop the practice by placing customers under greater scrutiny.NBC 5 Investigates has learned Mercedes Benz now tell its dealers to run more extensive background checks, especially on customers interested in buying certain models, such as the GLS class of SUVs.Those checks include looking to see if potential customers’ names show up on a “known exporter list,” and “to look for indications that the customer does not have the financial wherewithal to purchase a luxury vehicle for cash.”One red flag, Mercedes dealers are told, is if “the customer’s home value is equivalent to the purchase price of the vehicle.”In a statement, Mercedes told NBC 5 Investigates it is working hard to eliminate the exports, but “that said, no policy is perfect … so some vehicles do slip through. This is something we are working with our dealers to address.”Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
As many as 150 families in Everman and Forest Hill are facing a daunting clean-up after their homes flooded over the weekend.There are rows of trashed belongings along Christie Avenue in Everman. Floodwaters overwhelmed homes there within minutes late Friday night, overflowing from a nearby creek. The water dropped again almost as quickly as it rose, but the signs of damage will take much longer to erase. Heavy Rain, Flooding Forces 35 Rescues in Everman Just three days after floodwaters crept into their home, the Garcia family is already giving back. They're part of a stream of volunteers dropping off supplies at a Red Cross joint response center for flood victims in Everman and nearby Forest Hill."It's devastating to the city, it's devastating to the residents and we've never seen anything like this here before," said chief Craig Spencer of the Everman Police Department. He's also the city's director of emergency services. Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Fired Late Friday night, six feet of water flowed over Christie Avenue, catching homeowners by surprise and driving some of them onto their roofs to wait for rescue."It was really, really scary," said Cecilia Cedillo. Seeing Mosquitoes Everywhere? It’s Not Your Imagination She and her husband had to climb out a window and hop a fence to a neighbor's house. Then, while walking through the flood waters, Cedillo felt an electric shock in her feet. It was a terrifying moment at eight months pregnant."I'm just happy that my baby is fine," Cedillo said through tears.Now with only a month left until the due date, the Cedillos are starting over with nothing."It was the crib, we have to take it out," Cedillo said, pointing to piles of damaged and discarded baby furniture. "It was a mattress, the changing table."But in this community, no one faces the challenge alone. The Red Cross and other charitable groups are partnering with the cities of Everman and Forest Hill to put families on the slow climb to recovery."Oh it's great, I mean we need all the help we can get, everybody over there is struggling," said flood victim Ralph Ditto.City leaders said they've had such a good response that they don't need any more donations right now. For anyone who still needs help, there will be a response center still set up at Everman's City Hall Annex on Tuesday. That's at 213 N. Race Street in Everman.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
Major problems with busing students to and from school have resulted in the firings of six transportation managers at the Dallas Independent School District, and the re-assignment of another manager, NBC 5 Investigates has learned.Thousands of complaints have poured in as DISD begins its new role of running school buses, a big task inherited from Dallas County Schools, the bus agency that shut down amid widespread corruption that cost taxpayers millions of dollars. DISD Hiring More Bus Drivers After 'Hiccups' in First Week “I don’t want to make excuses. We have to deliver. But if it’s not working, you can’t just keep going that direction,” DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa said in an exclusive interview with NBC 5 Investigates.“So we have made some drastic changes in personnel and systems,” Hinojosa said. Crossing Guard Missing, Dallas Parents Worried About Their Kid's Safety He said the managers who were let go all worked previously for DCS, a mistake he said was due to the district just following the “playbook” of the now-closed bus agency.Problems were the most severe, the superintendent said, during the first couple of weeks of school, rooted mainly in the scheduling and routing of buses, responding to complaints, hiring the right personnel and adequately maintaining the fleet. Dallas ISD Responds to Bus Overcrowding, Delays Hinojosa advocated for the shutdown of DCS, and promised that school bus service would improve under DISD control.Now that that’s happened, he said, service is getting better, but much more needs to be done, with buses still running late, causing kids to miss classes.Among those fired were managers responsible for overseeing entire sections of the city.Hinojosa declined to identify the six people who were fired.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
WFAA TV - ABC 8
606 Young St
Dallas, TX 75202 Directions
Record-setting rainfall drenched the Dallas-Fort Worth area throughout Friday night while flooding dozens of homes, and causing tough driving conditions where in a few places, water was as high as the cars on the road.
Dallas officer Amber Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct" when she was arrested for manslaughter for fatally shooting Jean at his South Side Flats apartment in Dallas, police said.
He survives off social security and the money he gives to feed those kids comes out of his retirement. Don says it's worth every penny.
The victim was identified as Lin Wang. Police are still searching for the suspect.
A large wave overcame Nikki Lewis and slammed her headfirst into the sand, breaking her neck and partially paralyzing her.