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One dead, one critical after motorcycle crash in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight in the 4400 block of W. Vickery Blvd.

At 2:29am, multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth FD and PD along with MedStar EMS were called to the intersection of W. Vickery Blvd and Hopkins Street after a motorcycle collided with a vehicle.

MedStar paramedics pronounced one person deceased on the scene. Another individual was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Details surrounding the crash are still under investigation.

Person killed in crash at south Fort Worth intersection

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight at the intersection of Crowley Road and Risinger Road.

At 12:42am, Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the location.

Paramedics pronounced one person deceased at the scene.

Police say two cars collided in the intersection. No other information was released.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The intersection was closed for a couple of hours while Fort Worth PD investigated the scene.

Elderly woman dies in Dallas house fire

The Dallas Fire Rescue is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred overnight in the 1400 block of Briar Cliff Road.

At 3:40am this morning, Dallas firefighters were called to a house fire at the given location. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire showing from the one story home. They were met with reports of a woman trapped inside.

A 2nd alarm was called to the scene as firefighters went into rescue mode. Unfortunately the found the body of an elderly resident deceased in a bedroom. The woman’s daughter, who was also home when the fire started, was able to get out of the house.

A neighbor attempted to rescue the woman before firefighters arrived, but was unsuccessful due to the intensity of the fire.

Fire Investigators believe the fire began in the bedroom and spread into the attic space before firefighters were able to knock it down. However, the cause of the fire will be listed as undetermined pending a final ruling, from the Dallas County Medical Examiner, on the victim’s cause of death.

One person shot in the face during shootout at Tarrant County club

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning at the Temptations Cabaret club, 12291 Camp Bowie W. Blvd in far west Tarrant County.

At 4:30am this morning, Tarrant County sheriffs deputies and Fort Worth police officers responded to a fight at the club.

Authorities say a shootout occurred in the parking lot between a group of five men who had been kicked out of the club and security personnel on site. During the fight and shootout, one of the men was shot in the face. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. No one else was shot or injured.

Some of the men ran away, but officers were able to detain them.

There is a crime scene established in the parking lot while Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office investigates the scene. Call TCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 817-884-1305 if you have any information on this case.

UPDATE: Denton police investigating threats at Denton HS and Ryan HS

The Denton Police Department is currently investigating “unsubstantiated threats” at both Denton High School and Ryan High School. As a result of these threats, the campuses have been placed on lockdown.

According to the sergeant who oversees the SRO division (School Resource Officer), information indicates these threats are not credible.

“This individual has been putting information out on Snapchat on schools across the United States, mostly here in Texas,” Sgt. Bradford said to Ryan High School parents.

Police are doing a systematic search of the school, room by room, to ensure there is no shooter in the building.

All students are locked down inside the schools. Reunification will occur after the search has concluded.

There was not a shooting and no shots were fired. Some reported hearing gunshots, but it was an officer kicking in the door to a bathroom stall.

DPS-101 helicopter has been circling the campuses for aerial support.

Guyer High School is also on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

At this time, no injuries have been reported.

Updates to follow.

Woman dies in crash after swerving to take exit on Grapevine highway

The Grapevine Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Sunday afternoon along State Highway 121.

At 4:15pm, Grapevine FD/EMS and Police responded to a major accident along northbound State Highway 121 near the Loop 635 interchange. Emergency personnel located a vehicle with major damage.

Inside the crashed vehicle was a 44-year-old female. She was transported to a nearby hospital, but pronounced deceased a short time later.

Investigators believe the woman was traveling on 121 when she abruptly swerved to exit onto 635. She lost control, struck a construction vehicle, and hit the barrier wall.

No other vehicles or people were involved in the accident. Witnesses believe speed may be a factor.

Apartment building destroyed, six homes damaged after wind-driven fire in Dallas

At 1:44am this morning, Dallas Fire Rescue crews responded to an apartment fire in the 3400 block of Hidalgo Drive in northwest Dallas. First arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the vacant apartment building.

Wind gusts up to 50MPH resulted in a fast spread of the fire throughout the entire building. The fire escalated to 3 alarms.

Embers from the large fire were driven by high winds and sparked fires in the adjacent neighborhood. A total of six homes suffered damage, including residences on Larga Drive, Fontana Drive, and Espanola Drive. One home on Larga Drive suffered major damage. Another home lost an RV/camper behind the home.

Thankfully there were no injuries from these fires.

NEW: Fort Worth police pursue and arrest suspects from Home Depot shooting in North Las Vegas

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested two suspects wanted in connection for an out of state shooting.

At around 11:00am on Monday, North Las Vegas Police Department in Nevada responded to a shooting at a Home Depot store in their city. A loss prevention officer from the store was shot and the suspects fled the scene in a Ford Taurus with California license plate tags. The loss prevention officer was not seriously injured.

Information relayed to local police departments indicated the suspects may be in the North Texas area.

Tonight at around 7:30pm, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspects took off, leading Fort Worth police on a long pursuit that eventually ended along eastbound North Loop 820 and Riverside Drive.

Fort Worth officers took the driver and a passenger into custody. There will be local charges filed as well as extradition for the out of state warrants, according to authorities.

Driver dies after hitting stalled semi cab on 635 in Balch Springs

The Balch Springs Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early this morning along the southbound lanes of IH-635 near Seagoville Road.

Balch Springs FD/EMS and Police responded to the crash around 4:30am this morning.

Officials say a semi cab was stalled in the southbound lanes of traffic when a vehicle rear-ended the cab at highway speeds. The adult male driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else sustained any serious injuries.

A total of four vehicles were involved in the collision.

All southbound lanes of 635 were closed for a couple hours while police investigated the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

Intoxicated teenager causes serious 4-vehicle crash in Johnson County

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash that occurred Thursday morning along Farm to Market Road 917 near Maxey Road in Johnson County.

At 10:25am, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene and located four vehicles with major damage.

Investigators say a 17-year-old girl was driving an SUV when she veered into oncoming traffic, hitting a pickup truck. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash after the initial impact.

The driver of the pickup truck hit head-on by the teen driver was seriously injured. A second driver involved in the crash was also seriously injured. They were both airlifted to area hospitals. As of Friday morning, there is no update on their conditions.

Police determined the 17-year-old girl who caused the crash was intoxicated at the time of the collision. She was subsequently arrested on three counts of Intoxication Assault, a 3rd degree felony.

Lanes of FM 917 were closed while police cleared the scene.

Photo: Briaroaks (TX) Fire Department

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