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Dallas Morning News Offers Online Content Removal for Certain Criminal Convictions

The Dallas Morning News is now offering people who have been implicated in crime coverage the chance to have their names removed from articles on DallasNews.com under certain conditions. To qualify, a person must have had the criminal offense legally cleared from his/her record through an expunction order. Expunctions may be granted for people who […]


40 People Charged with Serious Federal Firearms and Drug Crimes 

Several individuals are now facing serious federal firearms and drug charges in connection with a recent sting operation. “Operation Taste the Rainbow” netted 15 arrests on September 8, 2021, but has named 40 defendants. Those charged are allegedly linked to a methamphetamine trafficking operation in the Lubbock area.   The FBI’s Dallas Field Divisions, the […]


Plea Deals Reached for Men Accused of Hate Crime

Four men were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury for a January 2019 attack on a gay couple in Austin. Texas law punishes the second-degree felony with two to 20 years in prison. However, prosecutors hoped to prove the assault was a hate crime, elevating the charges to a first-degree felony. A […]


Attorney General Under Investigation for Allegations of Bribery

In October 2020, seven former employees of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused him of using his position for personal gain. They claimed that he involved himself in legal matters his friend and real estate investor faced, someone who also donated $25,000 to Paxton’s 2018 campaign. The whistleblowers believe the AG used his power to commit crimes […]


Domestic Violence Cases on the Rise, Turn Deadly 

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Texas, and it may be triggering another deadly bout of domestic violence cases across the state. In only one 24-hour period, a series of domestic violence cases have left at least three people dead in Harris County. The first case involved a woman killing her allegedly estranged husband as she got her […]


Coppell Man Sentenced for Fraudulently Applying for Millions in PPP Loans

A man in Texas was sentenced for defrauding the federal government after applying for various PPP loans using false business names. He pleaded guilty to the charges in March and has to serve more than eleven years in prison for his money laundering and wire fraud crimes. The Coppell man completed fifteen applications for PPP loans and […]


Gang Member Responsible for Jail Riot Sentenced for Drug Crime

A gang member in the Lubbock County jail started a riot in June. A surveillance camera caught the man stomping and kicking members of a rival gang, sparking a riot. Officers were able to stop the violent activity by using pepper spray and placed the whole facility on lockdown. The man responsible for this riot pleaded […]


Suspect in Police Shooting and High-Speed Chase Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

A Lubbock resident attempted to evade police after being pulled over by officers from the Lamesa Police Department. Law enforcement discovered that he had an active warrant for discharging a firearm and was on parole. When they shouted commands at him, he allegedly responded with gunfire before leaving the scene in an attempt to escape. According to […]


FBI Agent Arrested for Alleged Sex Crimes

Law enforcement officials may enforce the law, but they are not above the law. One official may be finding that out the hard way. A veteran FBI special agent has been arrested in Louisiana, according to a local Louisiana news source, and stands accused of a variety of sex crimes. These sex crimes span at least […]


Texas Man Indicted on Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Assault Charges

A 19-year-old man from Tyler, Texas, has been arrested on the charges of human trafficking and sexual assault after allegedly kidnapping a girl from her home in Florence, Alabama. The 13-year-old girl, a minor who the man met through an ongoing thread of Instagram messages, was reported as a missing person on the morning of […]