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  • Fort Worth leaders denounce video leak; promise changes

    01/29/2017 7:07:10 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 JANUARY 2017 | WFAA.COM
    Friday afternoon, Fort Worth city leaders gathered to denounce the leaking of police body-camera video and documents, as well as to promise that systemic changes will be recommended to the Fort Worth Police Department in light of a December incident that remains in the headlines. On Dec. 21, Fort Worth police responded to a disturbance on the city’s south side. The incident was streamed live on Facebook, and it showed Officer William Martin becoming physical with mother Jacqueline Craig and her daughters, Craig had called police for help after she said a neighbor hurt her 7-year-old son. Since then, Officer...
  • 100-150 teens involved in Fort Worth mall fight

    12/27/2016 10:18:55 AM PST · by bgill · 83 replies
    kvue ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | Lauren Zakalik
    Fort Worth Police say they went to the Hulen Mall Monday night on a shots fired call. When they arrived, they found no evidence of a shooting. What they found instead were massive melees, breaking out one after the other inside the mall. Police say between 100 and 150 teenagers were fighting each other in the food court. In the end, police say up to four teenagers received citations for fighting. We know now that mall fights similar to these happened all over the country Monday night. Police are looking into the connections.
  • Ted Cruz Rally Thurs. in Ft. Worth has been moved to a new area b/c it’s “drawn so much support,”

    09/03/2015 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    Patrick Svitek's Twitter ^ | September 3, 2015
    Patrick Svitek, reporter at Texas Tribune, has tweeted the following message: @tedcruz rally Thurs. in Ft. Worth has been moved to a new area of @ftwStockyards b/c it’s “drawn so much support,” per @KonniBurton email
  • Texas-owned private jet owned impounded in Congo

    02/20/2011 9:17:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    A private jet owned by a North Texas company has been impounded for the past 2 1/2 weeks and its passengers and crew detained by the Congolese government in central Africa, where officials say it was used to smuggle gold from rebel territories in the nation's eastern provinces. The plane was leased by Southlake Aviation, based in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth, to a subsidiary of CAMAC International, The Dallas Morning News reported in its Sunday editions. CAMAC company is owned by Kase Lawal, a Nigerian-born Houston oil tycoon an appointee of President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy...
  • (vanity) Big Thunderstorm about to hit Dallas - no Tornado at the moment though

    04/24/2015 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Weather Channel etc ^ | 4/24/2015 | (si th
    Hi. Just a quick note there is a (serious but no tornado) just now hitting Ft. Worth, heading for Dallas. It is however very fast-moving, so it won't last long. Just a heads-up.
  • Teen arrested for posting threatening photo of a toy gun aimed at police car....

    01/01/2015 12:16:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/14 | David Mc Cormack
    ...and the words 'should I do it?' Montrae Toliver, 17, was arrested on Monday for allegedly making a terroristic threat He posted a photo of a replica gun pointed at a police car in Fort Worth, Texas The message accompanying the photo read, 'Should I do it? They don't care for a black male anyways!' Someone saw the photo on Twitter, took a screenshot and submitted it to Fort Worth police's Facebook page Police in Texas have arrested a teen for posting a photo of a replica gun pointed at a police car along with a caption reading in part:...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood

    11/19/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by Ken H · 234 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | November 19, 2013 | Scott Gordon
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Longhorn drive in Ft. Worth

    11/21/2011 6:31:01 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 11/21/2011 | Moneyrunner
  • Student: Being Homosexual is Wrong.. School: You're Suspended

    09/22/2011 9:41:33 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 54 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 9-22-11 | cakid1
    In Fort Worth, Texas - Dakota Ary, commented to his friend in their German class that his Christian beliefs say homosexuality is wrong. "I said, 'I'm Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong'" "After Ary commented to his friend about his Christian beliefs, the teacher reportedly began yelling at him and took him to the front office. " Ary got a two-day suspension because of his “inappropriate” comments. (According to the family’s attorney, Matt Krause with Liberty Counsel, religious discussions had come up in the classroom before.) "According to reports, just one week earlier the German teacher posted a...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth again leads nation in job growth

    06/01/2011 6:21:17 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 49 replies
    Star-Telegran ^ | May 31, 2011 | Scott Nishimura
    Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston continue to lead the nation's largest metro areas in new jobs and the rate of job growth compared with a year earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.
  • California man admits illegally working as Yemeni agent

    10/09/2010 2:01:05 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/10 | Associated Press
    Amen Ahmed Ali of Bakersfield pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally exporting military equipment, possession of stolen U.S. property and conspiracy to act as an illegal agent for a foreign country.
  • Cattle-based fuel runs Oklahoma-Texas passenger train

    04/20/2010 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 46 replies · 624+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2010 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    ABOARD THE HEARTLAND FLYER — Amtrak and transportation officials from Oklahoma and Texas have started a yearlong test to see whether beef-based biodiesel can efficiently run The Heartland Flyer passenger train between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Texas cattle are supplying 20 percent of the fuel for the 3,200-horsepower engine, the rest is regular No. 2 diesel.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth area moves to top tier of terrorism targets

    12/09/2009 9:50:08 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 5 replies · 574+ views ^ | December 9, 2009 | Todd J. Gillman, Jeff Mosier, Rudolph Bush
    Snips: Dallas is now officially one of the nation's top 10 terrorist targets – a designation that sounds alarming but which state and local officials have sought for years, because it means millions in federal funds to beef up security. In Washington, homeland security officials had little to say publicly about the rationale for moving Dallas – along with Boston and Philadelphia – into the top tier of cities facing potential threat. The additions create a top 10 list for the first time. The Tier 1 list already included New York and Washington, which were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Ft. Worth Diocese sues for Diocesan property

    04/14/2009 5:44:38 PM PDT · by altura · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worht website ^ | April 14, 2009 | Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worht
    Holy Stewardship A statement from the Office of the Presiding Bishop concerning actions in Fort Worth on April 14, 2009 The Episcopal Church, with the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, filed in court today for a declaratory judgment as the rightful owners of all diocesan property, real and personal, including funds and endowments. We feel sorrow that the former diocesan leaders took such actions that led us to this time. However, this is a necessary step in order for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, comprised of Episcopalians of the...
  • U.S. declines to sell F-16 jets to Taiwan

    03/14/2009 5:15:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies · 3,253+ views ^ | March 11, 2009 | Lieven Dewitte
    The U.S. government has declined to make a long-awaited sale of block 52 F-16s to Taiwan for fear of upsetting China. The White House blocked the $4.9 billion deal for 66 advanced F-16s last year and there was little hope of it being revived this year. It's seems the United States doesn't want to give them to Taiwan, mainly because mainland China would oppose the sale. In 2006 the U.S. had already blocked the sale to Taiwan of 66 F-16C/D block52s after the island's parliament repeatedly failed to approve funds for an earlier arms package. Then in July 2008, the...
  • Desperate times in the newspaper business lead to drastic measures (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/09/2008 12:35:11 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies · 239+ views
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | November 9, 2008 | MITCHELL SCHNURMAN
    The Star-Telegram used to be a special business. For decades, the Fort Worth newspaper had some of the strongest numbers anywhere, stoked by a fast-growth market and big-city competition. With almost 400 journalists at its peak, it staffed one of the largest newsrooms for a paper its size and had a fat news hole for stories. Profit margins sometimes hit 30 percent, justifying the large head count and making the Star-Telegram a cash-generating machine. That’s all yesterday’s news. Newspapers across the nation are facing their own economic crisis, and they’ve cut more than 24,000 jobs in the past year. The...
  • Large hole closes I-30 in both directions

    05/05/2008 1:38:24 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 27 replies · 132+ views
    WFAA TV News ^ | 5 May | WFAA TV Staff
    DALLAS - Interstate 30 is closed in both directions at Beckley Avenue in Dallas due to holes in the Beckley Street Bridge. Reports described the hole to be about 6-feet in size and covering the westbound lanes of I-30. Sr. Cpl. Janice Crowther said the interstate was closed to allow TxDOT and the City of Dallas Streets Department to inspect the bridge for safety concerns. Crowther said the "significant size holes" possible posed a danger and there was no word yet on when I-30 would reopen.
  • Dorset man smuggling parts to Iran, says US

    03/30/2008 10:04:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies · 1,174+ views
    Dorset man smuggling parts to Iran, says US By Patrick Sawer A British pensioner is at the centre of a worldwide police hunt after being accused by United States authorities of smuggling military parts to Iran. Brian Woodford, 77, who owns a 17th century manor house and 100-acre estate in Dorset, has been charged in his absence with selling millions of pounds worth of US military and civilian aircraft parts to the Islamic regime in Tehran. His wife Laura was arrested after arriving at San Francisco on a flight from Hong Kong with two catalogues from a Chinese company that...