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Four new murder indictments for suspected serial killer give victim's family validation

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A Collin County grand jury Tuesday slapped suspected serial killer Billy Chemirmir with four new capital murder indictments. This brings the total number of counts against him to 24, including 22 charges for murder and two for attempted murder.The latest indictments include the name of one victim never before made public, 82-year-old Helen Lee, who died in September of 2017 at the Parkview senior living center in Frisco. She's one of three women Chemirmir is accused of killing there on separate occasions.The other victims named in the new indictments are Diane Delahunty, Mamie Dell Miya, and...
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Man gets 10 years for role in Denison shooting

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A man who pleaded guilty in his role in a Denison shooting last year was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday. Michael Ricardo DeAlejandro was indicted on attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges for shooting a 34-year-old man was a home on East Main Street near South 7th Avenue last February.
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Property Owner Whose Home Was Severely Damaged While a SWAT Team Was Pursuing a Suspect Receives $59,000 in Takings Compensation From a Federal Jury

Vicki Baker received $59,656 in takings compensation after a police SWAT team badly damaged her home while attempting to capture a fugitive who had taken refuge inside. It is possible that the jury verdict’s enabling federal district court decision from Baker v. City of McKinney on April 29 is more important than the verdict itself. The choice, in my opinion, is sound.

Neighbors watch helplessly as fire tears through McKinney neighborhood

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A fire tore through a McKinney neighborhood over the weekend, destroying or badly damaging seven homes within minutes. Neighbor Kapil Sama spotted the fire when it first began in the garage of a home across the street on Marigold Drive around 7:15 p.m. Saturday night. "I tried to see if someone was there," he said. "Then I immediately called 911 and saw, by that time, it went beyond my control."Just four minutes later, the house and the one next to it were engulfed.Six houses burned to the ground, and one, which a family was living in,...

Multi-billion-dollar Taiwan-based company to build first-of-its-kind factory in North America in Texas

(The Center Square) – Taiwan-based GlobalWafers Co. (GWA) plans to build a new state-of-the-art 300-millimeter silicon wafer factory in Sherman, Texas, after receiving taxpayer-funded incentives. Taiwan’s largestand the world’s third largest wafer manufacturer is building the first-of-its-kind factory in North America in the north Texas town of roughly 43,000...

Ultimate Sports Bar Meets Delightful Restaurant

Located at The Star in Frisco, City Works Eatery & Pour House is the ultimate sports bar and restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are a lot of reasons you may want to plan a visit, but we’ve narrowed it down to some of the best for you here.

Panera's corn chowder recalled from supermarkets due to an undisclosed allergen

Exterior of Panera Bread restaurant on November 09, 2021 in San Rafael, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) On Friday, Blount Fine Foods, a prepared foods and soup manufacturer based in McKinney, Texas, voluntarily recalled a limited amount of Panera at Home Southwest Corn Chowder over an undeclared wheat allergen, according to a company announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Savor the Summer in Denison

Sometimes, the best summer vacations are the ones that require little planning and are within a few hours from home. Denison fits the bill. Grab your camping and lake gear, pack a small bag, and get away for the day–or the weekend–in Denison. In just over an hour, you’ll be soaking up the sun and making memories with family and friends on a campground by the lake, on the water, along a trail, or by toasting to another great day over delicious food and drinks on a bustling outdoor patio. Denison has it all.

How local honey can help season allergies

(KXII) -Flowers have bloomed and for every flower, there’s a bee. Stacy and Tim Branam of Whitesboro have more than one million bees on their land and it all started because of Stacy’s allergies. “The pollen that naturally gets into it, as they produce the honey, helps build...

Beating the summer heat on Lake Texoma

POTTSBORO, Texas (KXII) - Summer is here and people are spending it at Lake Texoma. “What happens on the boat stays on the boat,” said Beth Hutchinson, Captain for Fast Trac Cruises. It’s nearly 100 degrees Saturday, but that isn’t stopping people from going outside. Instead, people gather here...

McKinney restaurant owners announce new chief operating officer, 2023 growth plans

From left, Preston Lancaster, Chef Brian Luscher and Kristin Wisniewski are the team leading 33 Restaurant Group, which has several restaurants throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including two in McKinney. (Courtesy 33 Restaurant Group) 33 Restaurant Group, which owns and operates several McKinney restaurants, including Cadillac Pizza Pub and The...

Yet another trip!

Have you noticed that our year is very close to being half over? I was looking at a calendar the other day and all of a sudden it dawned on me…2022 is already half over, where has it gone…I know we can’t get it back…guess we just have to live with it! At least, it was lot’s better than two years ago!
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It is a spectacular day in McKinney and Pet Sitter Leah is looking forward to her walk with Fournette, a black Lab mix named after Leonard Fournette, a running back from LSU. Fournette’s harness is on, he is leashed up, and off the duo goes. They don’t make it very far down the block before an unleashed pup darts out of a garage and heads straight for Fournette. A fight begins. Both dogs are standing on their hind legs, paws up, “going for each other.”