Mother whose 3 children drowned in Irving apartment pool accepts plea deal

Rosenstein credited the prosecutor, Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Robin Pittman, for "having the guts to do the right thing in this case." "How do we keep her from having to ... relive the deaths of her three children? This was the closest thing to justice," Rosenstein said. "There were some things that occur in life — like this drowning accident — that the criminal justice system isn't meant to fix." The district attorney's office and Irving police did not respond to requests for

From a gorilla with perfect recall to lizard 'handcuffs,' these Dallas Zoo volunteers have seen it all

On top of assisting keepers, talking to guests and caring for animals, some of the Dallas Zoo's long-serving volunteers serve another important role: unofficial historians of the park. The zoo has undergone major transformations since a couple of the volunteers started in 1987, but even recent additions to the team have seen big changes. In the 2018 fiscal year, the zoo's 3,767 volunteers contributed a total of 89,159 hours, which is equal to more than $2 million of in-kind work, according

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
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