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'Ruff' day for Lakeville dogs that called 911 16 times - It must have been a "ruff" morning for a duo of dogs in Lakeville, Minnesota that called 911 at least five times while their owners were gone, prompting police to respond to their home.

New indie coffee shop and roaster in East Dallas takes beans seriously A new independently owned coffee shop has opened just down the street from the Dallas Arboretum, from a family who knows good coffee. Honduras Fresh Coffee opened in early February at 9219 Garland Rd., in front of the White Rock Apartment complex, with coffee and espresso drinks, panini, and pastries.

Case agent at center of botched Houston drug raid released from hospital The wounded case agent at the center of the botched Pecan Park drug raid has been released from the hospital, his lawyer confirmed Thursday. Gerald Goines, a 34-year veteran of the force, was shot in the neck on Jan. 28 after narcotics officers burst through the door of 7815 Harding in a futile search for heroin.

Photos inside Texas brothel show sex trafficking victims' bleak living conditions, authorities say Several people inside the businesses were also detained, although police believe they could be victims of human trafficking who were forced into prostitution. In a lawsuit filed by the city of Dallas against the property owner, city officials are seeking to label the property as a nuisance.

Former Education secretary, UNC president moving to Dallas to do public policy work She later served as Bush's education secretary from 2005 to 2009. Texas 2036 founder Tom Luce says he hopes Spellings will become the group's permanent leader.

Texas SG Kerwin Roach II reportedly suspended for a violation of team rules When the Texas Longhorns take the floor on Saturday morning as part of a road rivalry meeting with the Oklahoma Sooners, they'll do so without senior and starting guard, Kerwin Roach II. According to a report from 247Sports' Chip Brown, Roach has been suspended from the team for a violation of team rules and will miss at least the Oklahoma game.

Trial continues for alleged hitman in murder-for-hire of Rowlett mother of 3 Prosecutors used a recorded police interview as evidence against the accused killer in a murder-for-hire trial. The victim, Laura Grillo, was shot in the head at her Rowlett home in November 2015. Prosecutors say the man on trial for the murder, Jesus Trevino, was hired by Grillo's fiancé, who is now serving a life sentence.

Texas will open the 2021 season against Louisiana The 2021 football season for the Texas Longhorns will open with a game against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in Austin at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 4, the school confirmed on Thursday. The home game against the Ragin' Cajuns completes a non-conference schedule that already featured games at Arkansas on Sept.

North Texas jail releases murder suspect on bond to avoid costly surgery bill PALO PINTO, Texas - A North Texas murder suspect was released on a personal recognizance bond after it was determined he would have to have surgery that would cost the county "hundreds of thousands of dollars." Lonneil Javon White has been charged with murder in the death of Richard Grajeda on Jan.

Memorial portraits unveiled for Dallas PD officers killed in 2016 police ambush The Dallas Police Department has revealed memorial portraits of the four officers killed in the 2016 police ambush in downtown Dallas. Friends and family of Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Officer Michael Krol, Sgt. Michael Smith, and Officer Patrick Zamarripa were at the ceremony.

Jussie Smollett posts bond, leaves Cook County Jail while swarmed by media CHICAGO - "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record the beating, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Cowboys 2019 draft prospect: Miami S Sheldrick Redwine scouting report School: University of Miami. Height: 6'1" Weight: 200 lbs. Sheldrick Redwine is one of the more versatile safeties in the 2019 NFL draft. Coming out of high school, Redwine arrived at Miami as a cornerback and played his first two seasons there before transitioning to safety.

Showers and Storms Could Delay Start of Cowtown Saturday, But Sunday Will Be Perfect Marathon Weather More than 25,000 runners will participate in the 41st running of the Cowtown this weekend. While Sunday is perfect for a marathon, weather may impact the races on Saturday. There will be some showers and thunderstorms moving through Fort Worth early Saturday about the time the Cowtown races will be getting underway.

'Feed The Flame' - Lamar County Contenders Annual Fundraiser The Lamar County Contenders are hosting their annual fundraiser this Friday, February 22, at the Paris Texas Elks Lodge. "The Lamar County Contenders consists of adults from Lamar County, over the age of 21, who have intellectual disability," said Bill Taylor.

Starting pay raise bump for Dallas PD officers yields more applicants The Dallas Police Department says a recent bump in starting pay is beginning to pay off. The bump is good news for a department that's been struggling with a shortage of officers. It's the first recruiting class to sign up since the raise went into effect last month.

Cowtown Marathon President Talks to NBC 5 The Cowtown Marathon 2019 is this weekend and Cowtown Marathon President Jay Iorizzo joined NBC 5 to talk about what to expect.

The Rundown: February 21, 2019 From the Monkees to Nintendo - Rick Mitchell takes a look at some of the top trending topics on social media.

Groups want to change Texas law allowing non-medical exemptions for vaccines Another measles case in Harris County brings the state total to eight confirmed cases of a once eradicated disease. Vaccine advocates say disease outbreaks. like measles. are on the rise since 2003, when Texas started allowing for non-medical exemptions to vaccine requirements.

Chinese Tree Bark Being Used to Treat Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is one of the toughest cancers to treat. Only six to eight percent of patients survive five years after the time of diagnosis.

The Best Thing in Texas: A Message in a Bottle Washed Up on Padre Island-57 Years Later The missive was part of a 1962 study that attempted to track the flow of ocean currents.

STUDY: Dog people take more photos with their fur-baby than their spouse However, the biggest thing for us is the 65% of people that admit to taking more photos of their dogs than their significant others. Among that percentage is 47% who would find it more difficult to be without their dog for a week than to be without their human partner.

National tour of Anastasia musical journeys into bland territory People love a good mystery, and one of the most persistent mysteries of the 20th century was whether or not Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova survived the murder of her entire family in Russia in 1917.

TX Lawmakers File Roofing Bill To Protect Consumers Lawmakers filed a bill in the Texas legislature on Thursday to protect consumers and hold bad contractors accountable. Many have called Texas an "anti-regulation state," but this proposed bill challenges that narrative and is aimed at putting the consumer first.

Poitín's chef dishes on big changes, plus River Oaks' buzzy steakhouse On this week's episode of "What's Eric Eating," chef Dominick Lee joins CultureMap food editor to discuss Poitín Bar and Kitchen. As the restaurant in Sawyer Yards approaches its one-year anniversary, Lee and the restaurant's owner Ian Tucker have made a number of changes in response to customer requests.

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