Back to school brings new stressors to students, parents, and teachers

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The three largest North Texas school districts – Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington – begin classes on Monday.With that, many parents said they're stressed about all the challenges that can bring. Before kids head to school, parents have a lot on their mind, from health concerns..."We're still worried about COVID and whether or not the schools have completely taken away any kind of protection," said parent Karen Sweeton. To bus delays..."That's a little problem we are having at the moment is the busing, trying to get her on the bus to go," said parent Vanessa Avran. And making sure their...
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Fort Worth man hospitalized after being stabbed by wife

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — A man in Fort Worth was taken to the hospital after his wife stabbed him in a case of family violence early Saturday morning.Just before 4:30 a.m. on August 13, Fort Worth police officers, fire crews, and MedStar personnel responded to a call about a stabbing in the 700 block of River Hill Lane.Officers found a man who had been stabbed in his abdomen. He told police that he'd gotten into an argument with his wife that turned into a physical confrontation.During the fight, the victim's wife grabbed a knife and stabbed him.The man was taken to JPS Hospital for medical treatment and in is critical condition. His wife has been taken into custody, and Fort Worth police detectives are investigating.
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Officer-involved shooting in Richland Hills leaves 1 dead

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A man allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle in a Richland Hills street was shot and killed by police on Friday after, they said, he raised his gun at them. Just before 3:15 p.m. on August 12, Richland Hills police responded to a call about...

Local non-profit helps first generation college students with guidance and financial assistance

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - If you're the parent of a college hopeful, you know just how expensive getting a four year degree can be. Often times, student loans are entered into the equation and it can take decades to pay off.   A local non-profit is working to help some of those most in need, first generation college students. Even as a teen mom, Gladys Macias was able to graduate high school and was determined to become the first in her family to graduate college. "I felt like it was up to me to make them proud and I owed it to them...

Dallas college installs new security features following a 2017 shooting

IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - North Lake College in Irving might be considered one of the most high-tech campuses in North Texas — partly because of what happened five years ago.It was covered in chaos after a man with a gun walked onto campus killing 20-year-old student Janeera Nickol Gonzalez.CAMERASYou can see the exact spot it happened on one of the thousands of new motion-sensored cameras. They are among major security changes at the seven main and 20 satellite campuses."They have those analytic features on them," says Dallas College Police Chief Lauretta Hill."A red dot indicates motion," she explained. A green box...

Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD upgrade and expand security before school starts

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The majority of North Texas students head back to class next week. In the two biggest school districts, police are expected to be on their toes more than ever with the security of children and teachers now the primary concern. A lot of money has been spent both at Dallas Independent School District and by Fort Worth Independent School District to upgrade and expand security after what happened in Uvalde. But Fort Worth and Dallas police want to send a message - that the single most important tools to keep schools safe could end up being your own eyes...

Family of slain Texas soldier seeking $35 million in damages

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The family of a Texas soldier who was was sexually harassed and killed at a military base near Killeen in 2020 filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $35 million in damages from the U.S. government.The family of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen is seeking damages on the basis of sexual harassment, abuse, assault, rape, sodomy and wrongful death.An investigation by military officials into the death of Guillen, who was killed by a fellow soldier at U.S. Army base Fort Hood, found that she was also sexually harassed and that leaders failed to take appropriate action. The lawsuit describes two instances in...

Tarrant's top property tax appraiser suspended

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — The Tarrant Appraisal District suspended its chief appraiser Friday, and he in turn, suspended his director of residential appraisals.One board member wanted chief appraiser Jeff Law to be fired over the public fallout from his mismanagement of an official complaint to the state against a man who tries to help homeowners lower their property values and tax bills for free.The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation this week found there was insufficient evident that tax consultant and realtor Chandler Crouch had broken any laws or rules in assisting tens of thousands of property owners.With home values soaring...

Construction company blames legal dispute with Arlington ISD for bankruptcy filing

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A North Texas construction company is permanently closing its doors, leaving dozens of customers with thousands of dollars of unfinished work.The owner of RJ Construction blames the Arlington Independent School District for the bankruptcy filing, claiming the district never paid the company for work it did on a school damaged by Winter Storm Uri in February 2021.RJ Construction's fight against AISD received a lot of attention in the past year and garnered the company's owner, Robert Jordan, a good deal of community support.Now, many of those same supporters say they're the real victims in all this."She...

Shooting, kidnapping in Edgewood that led to high-speed chase leaves 1 dead

EDGEWOOD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A deadly shooting and kidnapping that turned into a high speed chase through multiple counties Friday ended with one dead, one injured, and a child unharmed.On August 12, 2022, the Wills Point Police Department and a Van Zandt County DA Investigator responded to a call from the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office about a shooting and kidnapping in Edgewood that had just taken place. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, allegedly took his infant child after fatally shooting the child's mother. He then fled from the scene and headed onto Highway 80.The Wills Point officers...

ProRodeo Hall of Famer Neal Gay dies at 96

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Hall of fame stock contractor and co-founder of the Mesquite Rodeo, Neal Gay has died at the age of 96. His family shared the news on Facebook, saying: "On behalf of everyone here at the Gay family and the extended family and friends of Rafter G Rodeo, we are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and founder Neal Gay.We are so very thankful for the 96 years of wisdom, friendship and memories we have shared with so many. We are currently in the planning stages of a memorial service and will provide information very...

1 dead in officer involved shooting in Richland Hills

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - One person is dead after an officer involved shooting in Richland Hills. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Boulevard 26 and Glenview to Vance was closed for the investigation.Police said this all started when a man shooting a rifle in the middle of Hardesty Street. Responding officers said that the suspect pointed the rifle at them, and that's when they shot him.Texas Rangers are investigating.

Two teens arrested for intentionally crashing truck into SUV in Weatherford

WEATHERFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Two teens were arrested Friday for their alleged involvement in an intentional crash in June that left two victims hospitalized.The alleged driver, Bryson Tyre, 17, was arrested on August 12 on two warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His passenger, Christopher Novakov, 18, was arrested a day earlier for failing to report the crime.On June 30, 2022, Weatherford police responded to a call about a major accident on S. Bowie Drive. A tan SUV had been hit and was resting on its side when officers arrived. First responders were able to get the two...

Beloved McKinney police horse 'Ontario' hangs up his saddle after 12 years

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - One of three original horses comprising McKinney's Mounted Unit, 'Ontario' is hanging up his saddle and headed for greener pastures. At 18 years old, Ontario is one of the city's longest-serving police horses and even survived getting hit by a car. And yes, his name is connected to his homeland, Canada. "Ontario lived in a pasture and was ridden a little bit before coming to us but Ontario's mom felt that he needed a job and that his temperament and personality would be perfect for a police mount," said the four-legged officer's human partner, Officer John Amedee. By all accounts,...

Viral video shows fight between employee and passenger at DFW Airport

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A video capturing a fight between an airline employee and a passenger at DFW Airport has gone viral on social media.The DFW Airport Department of Public Safety said that on August 11 at about 10:30 a.m., officers were called to a gate in Terminal E after the fight broke out between Spirit Airlines supervisor Emmanuel Sullivan and passenger Ayriana Angenet Bailey Davis.Davis allegedly hit Sullivan after he took her boarding pass because she was being aggressive and disruptive.According to police, Sullivan said that the episode started when he was at the gate and approached by a woman...

Irving woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling 'date rape drug'

IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - An Irving woman who sold date rape drugs over the internet was sentenced on Thursday to 151 months - more than 12 years - in federal prison. Hyun Ji Martin, 40, sold gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), more commonly known as the date rape drug, over the dark web, court documents said.Martin was first charged in June 2021, then plead guilty in August 2021 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. On Nov. 6, 2020, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Parcel Task Force officers observed Martin delivering 15 parcels to a post office in Irving, two of...

Mar-a-Lago search warrant released, reveals FBI seized top-secret classified documents

The federal government is investigating former President Trump for potential violation of three criminal statutes, including the Espionage Act, according to the unsealed search warrant that was executed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence Monday and reviewed by CBS News. The FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents, including four sets that were classified "top secret," according to the warrant.According to the unsealed warrant, the FBI collected boxes marked top secret, secret and confidential, as well as documents marked top secret/sensitive compartmented information, photos and information about the president of France, among other things. The ex-president's defense team on Friday did not object to the warrant's...

Eye on Politics: CPAC in review and a sit-down with Sen. Ted Cruz

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM ) - What happened at CPAC in Dallas? How are both sides of the aisle responding to the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act? What role will abortion play in the upcoming election?Jack Fink covers these topics and more in this week's edition of Eye on Politics.   Every week, CBS 11 political reporter Jack Fink breaks down some of the biggest political stories grabbing headlines in North Texas and beyond. Watch the latest episode of Eye on Politics in the video player above and stream new episodes live every Thursday and Friday at 7 pm on CBS...

Vigilant parent thwarts alleged kidnapping attempt at North Texas school event

North Richland Hills, TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A watchful parent managed to stop a possible kidnapping attempt at a school event on Tuesday night when a man allegedly put his arm around her child and tried to lead him away.It happened during Meet the Teacher night at the International Leadership of Texas School NRH on August 9. The parent said she had seen a man walking around the school, but noticed he was alone.The man, Kevin Ward, 31, allegedly tried to put his arm around the child and separate him from his mother. She was able to pull her child away from Ward and quickly alerted the school, who contacted North Richland Hills police.Ward was arrested outside of the school and charged with unlawfully restraining a minor. He is being held at the Tarrant County Jail on $150,000 blond.Police said Ward did not know the victim or his parent and that this appeared to be a random attempt.

White Settlement police subdue 'agitated' man with machete

WHITE SETTLEMENT (CBSDFW.COM) - An 'agitated' man wielding a machete-style weapon went from walking down the middle of White Settlement Road, to the back of a police cruiser on Aug. 12. At dawn officers found him walking, then running down the four-lane roadway. "Shoot me! Kill me!" he allegedly told police. A 911 caller confirmed the man was armed, telling operators, "There's a guy walking down the middle of the road with a very big knife -- almost like a small machete."In addition to stalling driver's Friday morning commute, the incident was potentially dangerous to numerous passers-by. Thus, officers quickly closed the roadway at...