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Dallas County Health and Human Services helps those who can't pay high electric bills

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - You may have noticed an increase in your electric and/or water bill lately. Many people have and are turning to Dallas County Health and Human Services for help. They have a program to help people pay for their bills."I am so grateful for this program. It's helped me survive during this time," woman who received help to pay bills, Joyce Jackson said. Jackson was full of emotions when talking about what this program has done for her."It means I can stay in my house," Jackson said. "It means that I can make my bills."After taking a step away from...
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Yaser Said found guilty of capital murder in deaths of his two daughters

DALLAS, TEXAS ( - Yaser Said, 65, was found guilty of capital murder in the slayings of his two daughters Sarah, 17, and Amina, 18. A Dallas County jury reached the verdict after around three hours of deliberation Tuesday.On Monday, Said took the stand in his own defense and denied killing the teens, who were both students at Lewisville High School. "Definitely not, I did not kill my daughters," said Said, whose testimony in Arabic was translated to English.Said testified that as he was driving to dinner with his daughters on the evening they were killed, he thought someone was following the...
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Dallas Koreatown salon shooting was anti-Asian hate crime: indictments

A man charged in connection with a shooting in Dallas’s Koreatown earlier this year was indicted for alleged hate crimes against Asian Americans. Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot announced Tuesday that a Dallas County grand jury had returned seven indictments against 37-year-old Jeremy Smith for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

18-year-old arrested after fatal eating in Red Bird

An 18-year-old was arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a 46-year-old woman Saturday in the Red Bird neighborhood, Dallas police said. Arianna Guice was booked in the Dallas County jail Saturday night and faces a murder charge. It is unclear if she has an attorney. Officers were called...

Texas Dad Found Guilty of ‘Honor Killing’ Daughters in Back of Taxi

A Texas father accused of fatally shooting his daughters in the back of a taxi in an “honor killing” before going on the lam for over a decade was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday. After three hours of deliberation, Dallas County jurors convicted Yaser Said, 64, of murdering 17-year-old Sarah and 18-year-old Amina. Throughout the week-long trial, prosecutors argued that Said was an abusive, controlling husband and father who killed his daughters after learning they had begun dating and had briefly run away from home. After the grisly crime on New Year’s Day in 2008, Said went on the lam for 12 years, a move that landed him on the FBI's Most Wanted List until he was found in 2020 hiding in a Justin, Texas home. Said’s lawyers claimed the crime was only pinned on him because he was Muslim and Said claimed on the stand that, on the night of the girls’ deaths, he left his daughters in a taxi and went elsewhere because he “felt like someone was following” him. He insisted his daughters were alive when he left them.

Salon shooting suspect indicted for anti-Asian hate crime

DALLAS (AP) - A man accused of shooting three Asian American women at a hair salon has been indicted on multiple counts, including committing a hate crime. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment Tuesday of 37-year-old Jeremy Smith for the May 11 shooting at a salon in Dallas’ Koreatown.

Yaser Said faces automatic life sentence in prison after saying he didn't kill his 2 daughters

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Justice finally came on Tuesday for two teenage girls murdered nearly 14 years ago. A Dallas County jury took about three hours to find Yaser Said guilty of murdering his two daughters, Amina and Sarah. This verdict was not a surprise considering the evidence and Said's years long effort to evade capture. But what continues to surprise some is Said's stubborn refusal to accept any responsibility for ending the lives of his daughters. He appeared to show no emotion after hearing the guilty verdict that comes with an automatic life sentence with no parole. "The result of this offense is that he...

Gardening 101: Shade Project Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Southwest Medical District in Dallas is a crowded place. The former industrial district is now home to several major hospitals and a medical school. With over 40,000 workers and three million visitors, this is the second highest employment area in Dallas County.It is also one of the hottest locations in the summertime. There are several geographical reasons for this. Just downwind (to the south) from the area are 16 lanes of I-35 and frontage roads. Also, just to the south? The gravel and metal bed of the TRE commuter rail. The summer's prevailing wind (south) constantly pushes this...

2022 Nobel Peace Prize Nominees Drs. Peter Hotez And Maria Elena Bottazzi To Keynote Beyond Duty: A Gift To The World Fundraiser

Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) and Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation (DCMSAF) had originally planned on hosting a dinner — Beyond Duty: A Gift To The World — for Celebrate Doctors Day on Friday, April 1, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The evening’s program was to be simply stellar and timely featuring 2022 Nobel Peace Prize nominees Dr. Peter Hotez and his colleague of 20 years Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi.

Dallas County is training to change its monkeypox vaccination method

DALLAS — Dallas County Health and Human Services is preparing to administer the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine "intradermally," which means between the layers of the skin, instead of under the skin. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for intradermal injection Tuesday. The procedure considerably stretches the supply of the...

Man With ‘Asian Mob’ Delusions Charged With Hate Crimes in Salon Attack

A man from Dallas, Texas, has been indicted on hate crime charges after allegedly shooting three Asian American women at a salon in May. Jeremy Terrence Smith walked into the salon and fired off 13 bullets with a rifle, wounding the three women and endangering four others, according to an indictment. He’s been hit with seven charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, each with a hate-crime enhancement. “Smith is alleged to have intentionally selected the complainants because of his bias or prejudice against Asian Americans,” according to the press release. His girlfriend told cops that after a car crash involving an Asian man, Smith had “delusions that the Asian mob is after him or attempting to harm him.” Smith’s delusions have placed him in mental health facilities in the past, the girlfriend added.Read it at Associated Press

City in Texas Calls for a State of Emergency Due to Monkeypox

In the United States, there are 7,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox according to the CDC. In the State of Texas, monkeypox cases are increasing. Recently, Dallas County was confirmed to have more cases than any other county in Texas. On Friday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins signed a public health emergency declaration to help slow the spread of the virus.