4 charged in slaying during botched robbery at northwest Dallas apartment

Four men who police say may have been involved in a series of robberies are accused of killing a father during a botched robbery in northwest Dallas last month. Dominique Mangum, 21; Edward Roper, 20; Corey Smith, 20; and Michael McCoy, 20, have been charged with capital murder in the death of Eduardo Sergio Orellana, who was shot about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Senior Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez said.

Driver's marijuana, sedative use led to crash that killed 13 in Texas church bus, NTSB says

Toxicology tests showed Jack Dillon Young had marijuana and clonazepam, a sedative used to treat seizure and panic disorders, in his system. Young also said he took twice the prescribed dosage before the March 29, 2017, crash, according to a summary of the NTSB report. Young's truck crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 83 near Concan, about 80 miles west of San Antonio, and slammed into the bus carrying members of First Baptist New Braunfels.

What you need to know about 'Dr. Death,' Dallas neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch

Dr. Death, a six-episode podcast from Wondery and journalist Laura Beil, a former Dallas Morning News reporter, explores the life of Christopher Duntsch, who a colleague once referred to as a sociopath and a "clear and present danger" to patients. Duntsch, who bounced around hospitals in North Texas, was arrested in July 2015 in Colorado, about a year and a half after his medical license was revoked.

A history of Texas 'affluenza teen' Ethan Couch and his family's troubles with the law

Despite pleas that "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch and his mother stay out of trouble, the pair have had repeated run-ins with the law in the years since Couch's intoxication manslaughter trial ended with a controversial probation sentence. Following is a history of some of the legal troubles that Couch and his parents, Tonya and Fred Couch, have been involved in since 2013:

Suspect in Home Depot shooting arrested after five-hour manhunt, high-speed chase

Authorities arrested Armando Luis Juarez, 29, who faces multiple charges of aggravated assault on a police officer in the shootings at the Lake Highlands store. Dallas police announced early Wednesday that the three victims remained in critical condition. Michael Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association, described one of the officers as gravely wounded — "fighting for his life." "He's holding in there, but the prognosis is not real positive," Mata said. "The female officer is still in

Richardson police arrest Sherin Mathews' mother, say parents left 3-year-old home alone night before her death

The mother of a Richardson girl found dead last month in a culvert was arrested Thursday because police say she and her husband left the 3-year-old home alone the night before she was reported missing. Sini Mathews and husband Wesley Mathews, who was arrested last month, went out with their biological daughter Oct. 6, leaving Sherin Mathews because she refused to drink her milk, police said.

The birds, the bees and the pill: How the Dallas Zoo handles birth control

Every day about the same time, Missy gets a pill that’s popped out of a 28-day blister pack similar to the ones that millions of women take to keep from getting pregnant. But Missy isn’t like most females on a birth control prescription. She’s a chimp. Because chimpanzees share a similar anatomy to humans, they can take the same pill in much the same way as a woman does. But because they are animals, Dallas Zoo keepers sometimes have to come up with ways to disguise it.

Bride, groom who slammed Dallas wedding photographer online, in media must pay $1.08M

A Dallas wedding photographer was awarded $1.08 million July 28 in a defamation suit against a local blogger and her husband who launched a social media campaign that destroyed her business. A Dallas County jury concluded that Neely Moldovan and her husband, Andrew, embarked on an extensive effort to slam Andrea Polito and her business, Andrea Polito Photography, according to a lawsuit filed in March 2015.
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