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Man struck, killed while changing tire on 183 in Irving

At approximately 4:00am this morning, a driver was traveling eastbound on SH 183 and struck the collision attenuator disabling the vehicle just east of Loop 12.

The driver got out of the vehicle and attempted to change the tire while the vehicle was in a lane of traffic. Another vehicle struck the man and his vehicle.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Irving paramedics.

The driver and occupant of the second vehicle had non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital.

NEW: Shooter down after actively firing at Arlington car dealership

At around 6:30pm this evening, Arlington Police Department, Arlington Fire Department, and Arlington EMS all responded to reports of an active shooter at Vandergriff Honda, 1104 W. I20 Highway.

Police arrived and the shooter was neutralized. The shooter was transported to an area hospital.

No officers were injured in the shooting. No civilians or employees of the dealership were hurt.

The scene is secure, but still very active. Police will be investigating the scene throughout the night.

Updates to follow.

Man stabs roommate to death during argument at Carrollton apartment

Just after 4:00am this morning, Carrollton police responded to a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of MacArthur Blvd.

Carrollton Police Officers responding to a 911 call were flagged down by two people standing outside an apartment.

One of the roommates was sleeping when the suspect, 20-year-old Pascual Alexander Guachiac Xum, went to his room and told him he had gotten into a fight with another roommate.

Upon arrival, police found the victim deceased in a back bedroom.

The suspect was placed under arrest.

North Richland Hills police arrest 18-year-old who brought loaded handgun to football game

An 18-year-old man from Haltom City was arrested yesterday evening and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds after he brought a loaded weapon to the Birdville Fine Arts Athletics Complex during a football game.

Around 9 p.m., school administration alerted officers that an individual believed to have a weapon had been pointed out to them. NRHPD Officers working off duty, alongside BISD Safety and Security, located the man and began speaking with him. He was detained, and a handgun with an extended magazine was found inside his waistband. The man was arrested and transported to the NRH Joint Detention Facility for booking.

“While it is unlawful to possess this firearm on school grounds, we have not discovered evidence to support any planned act of violence by the man or any other person,” said NRH PD in a statement.

“The NRHPD appreciates the tipsters who alerted officials. This is a reminder to the community that if you see something suspicious, say something. The tip allowed officers to investigate, locate the weapon, and keep those attending the game safe.”

Burglar dies after jumping from Uptown Dallas business

At around 6:00am this morning, Dallas police responded to an incident in the 2900 block of Cityplace West Blvd at Oak Grove Avenue in Uptown Dallas.

Police originally responded to a stabbing victim on the ground outside of the building. Detectives have since learned the man was burglarizing a business in the area and jumped from the building, falling to his death.

Paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

At least 100 acres scorched in wildfire near Lake Whitney

Several fire departments and the Texas A&M Forest Service are working to contain a wildfire near Lake Whitney.

Firefighters in Bosque County were called this afternoon to the area of Kimball Bend Park for a growing grass fire. Mutual aid from several surrounding departments responded to help.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has also responded to assist. They are estimating the fire has burned at least 100 acres with 0% containment as of 8:30pm Saturday.

Traffic on Highway 174 has been impacted by this fire.

As weather conditions improve this evening, firefighters should be able to make some headway on containment.

We will update the story below with the latest information.

Update – As of 9:30pm Saturday, containment has been updated to 30%.

One person killed in crash on 114 in Westlake

At 12:03am this morning, multiple agencies responded to a crash on westbound Highway 114 just west of Trophy Club Drive.

Authorities say a passenger vehicle was traveling along Highway 114 when it struck the back of an 18-wheeler parked on the shoulder of the highway.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police say the victim is around the age of 25.

All lanes of westbound Highway 114 were closed for several hours while crews investigated the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

TCEQ, EPA monitoring runoff from large paint facility fire in Garland

On August 7, 2023, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Garland Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 701 S. Shiloh Road, Sherwin-Williams. Fire units arrived on the scene, discovering a large ongoing fire and observing several large explosions. Fire units immediately evacuated the plant and took measures to ensure all plant employees were accounted for, with one employee being treated at the scene for minor injuries. Ultimately, 16 Garland Fire units responded to the scene. After approximately two hours, the fire department suppressed the fire. 

The City of Garland has partnered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct extensive air quality and stormwater (runoff water) testing including active monitoring around the Sherwin-Williams Plant and nearby neighborhoods. The EPA conducted fly-over air monitoring assessments, and all test results have shown safe levels for air quality. 

During the efforts to contain the fire and manage immediate life safety priorities, foam retardant from the Sherwin-Williams fire suppression system entered the sewers and surrounding creeks. TCEQ, EPA, the City of Garland and Sherwin-Williams are working to remediate the issues caused by the runoff and cleanup any remaining foam. While some dead fish have been observed in the impacted creeks, no major impacts to public health have been identified at this time. The public is advised to not fish or have contact with these creeks while contaminant testing and cleanup activities continue. Dams have been constructed and water is being pumped out of impacted creeks to mitigate the spread of potential contaminants.  Water sampling is ongoing, and the sampling results will be posted when available. 

Air and stormwater quality testing will continue throughout the cleanup efforts. The health, safety and security of our citizens is top priority.  Therefore, if hazards are identified, residents in the affected area will be immediately notified. To register for the Garland Alert System, please visit

The map below indicates the impacted creeks that the public should avoid while contaminant testing and cleanup activities continue. The cause of the fire is still under investigation with Garland Fire remaining onsite. 

Very high to extreme wildfire danger this week in North Texas

Record high temperatures, dropping humidity levels, and gusty winds will create a perfect storm for wildfires today (Tuesday) and continuing at least through the remainder of this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag WARNING from 1:00pm Tuesday to 1:00am Wednesday due to the threat for fast-moving wildfires. Areas along and west of the I35 corridor will see the highest conditions for fires. A Red Flag WARNING means that extreme fire weather conditions are expected. Avoid all outside burning or welding.

Rapid drought development or flash drought is ongoing across the area due to persistent above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall. A persistent upper level high pressure pattern has suppressed meaningful rainfall and will be responsible for the hottest July on record for many, primarily in Central Texas.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has reporting stations positioned across Texas to report real-time weather conditions and how favorable the environment is for fires. They expect all of these stations to be above the 90th percentile due to underlying dryness and large dead fuel loads (or lots of dead grass).

Concerns for firefighters:

  • Extreme fireline intensity is to be expected during both initial attack and extended attack. Currently, only elevated fire weather is required to produce extreme fire line intensities and high crown fire potential.
  • Typical barriers to fire spread like roadways, rivers, and hardwood river bottoms cannot be relied upon to stop fire progression.
  • Active fire behavior may extend into the overnight hours due to poor overnight moisture recovery.
  • The area of concern includes some of the highest population densities in the state.

Cedar Hill police shoot active shooter after he opened fire at medical clinic, police say

On Tuesday, 07/25/2023 at approximately 12:17 pm, Cedar Hill police officers were dispatched to 950 E. Belt Line Road in reference to an active shooter inside a medical building.

Cedar Hill officers arrived at the location at approximately 12:21 p.m. and observed a victim of a gunshot wound on the ground in front of the clinic. Officers also observed a black male with a long gun leaving the scene in a black Chrysler four-door vehicle.

At approximately 12:22 p.m., the suspect vehicle was involved in a crash in the 700 block of E. Belt Line Road. Multiple officers on the scene of the crash observed the suspect inside the vehicle with a long gun, and five officers discharged their firearms at the suspect.

The suspect was removed from the vehicle, and officers began life-saving measures until medics arrived. The suspect was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he is currently in critical condition.

One physician from the medical building was injured and was transported to the hospital in stable condition. One civilian driver of a vehicle was involved in the crash and was transported with minor injuries.

A criminal investigation will be conducted by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s office. An administrative investigation will be conducted by the Professional Standards Division of the Cedar Hill Police Department. Footage from multiple car and body-worn cameras will be used in the investigation. All officers involved will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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