The Lake Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred during the overnight hours at the West Loop 820 and Highway 199 interchange.
According to police, a motorcyclist was traveling the wrong direction on the eastbound 820 to westbound 199 cloverleaf when he was forced to lay the bike down to avoid hitting a vehicle. When he crashed, the vehicle struck him.
Lake Worth firefighters and MedStar paramedics responded to the scene, but the rider was already deceased on site.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has released his identity as a 29-year-old man from Haltom City.
The Rowlett Police Department is investigating a multi-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person.
At around 6:04pm on Monday evening, multiple emergency responders from Rowlett Fire/EMS and Police were called to the scene along westbound Interstate 30 near Horizon Road and the Lake Ray Hubbard bridge.
Officers arrived and found 12 vehicles and one 18-wheeler involved in the collision. Scattered vehicles and heavy debris forced closure of all westbound lanes.
Paramedics transported one adult man to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.
Two other people were transported to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
Westbound Interstate 30 was closed for approximately 5 hours while police investigated the scene.
The Grand Prairie Police Department is warning residents in a particular neighborhood to watch out for a dangerous snake on the loose.
Last night (Tuesday) at around 6:30pm, Grand Prairie Animal Services were contacted about a missing snake that had escaped an enclosure at a home in the 1800 block of Cherry Street.
Crews from animal services and professional snake apprehension specialists searched for the snake inside and outside the house throughout the night, but the snake was not located. They believe the snake may have slithered into the surrounding neighborhood.
The West African Banded Cobra snake is venomous and dangerous, police say. They are warning people not to approach or capture the snake.
The owner is permitted to have the snake, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The Grand Prairie Police Department has partnered with the Grand Prairie Fire Department who has alerted area hospitals of the missing snake and initiated a protocol with Parkland Hospital to treat this type of snake bite in event of a human encounter. GPPD has also been in contact with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department related to policy and procedures on the permitting of venomous snakes in residential areas.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a business in the 3200 block of N. Fitzhugh Avenue at Travis Street.
According to Dallas police, a stolen vehicle suspect and the vehicle owner had gotten into an argument in the parking lot of the Beverly’s Bistro and Bar. During the argument, the stolen vehicle suspect used the car to ram the other vehicle driven by the owner. The vehicle owner then pulled out a gun and shot the suspect.
The man was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.
The vehicle owner was interviewed by detectives with the Homicide Unit and was released pending a referral to a Dallas County grand jury.
The Dallas Police Department has released additional information regarding the standoff situation at the Central Expressway office building this afternoon.
At 5:32pm this evening, officers responded to a possible carjacking situation in the parking lot of a high rise office building near 4100 North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue.
It was determined that the carjacking suspect and victim got into a fight when the attempted theft took place. The victim produced a fake gun and ran into the office building to alert security. The suspect followed and got into another fight with the victim and security guards.
Dallas officers responded to the scene and took the carjacking suspect into custody. When the suspect was in handcuffs, he informed officers that he had something on him. The officers lifted the suspect’s shirt and observed what appeared to be an explosive device strapped to his chest. Officers retreated and called for immediate assistance from the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and SWAT teams.
EOD and SWAT responded to the scene and subsequently determined that the device was not real. The suspect was taken into custody again and transported to a hospital for medical evaluation. He is expected to be charged with Robbery and Hoax Bomb.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash that occurred earlier today along Farm to Market Road 51 at Veal Station Road a few miles south of Springtown.
At around 10:00am, a 24-year-old SUV driver was traveling too fast for the wet conditions when she hydroplaned off the roadway and hit a utility pole.
Parker County ESD #1 firefighters, Life Care EMS, and multiple law enforcement all responded to the scene. Firefighters extricated one person from the wrecked vehicle. Life Care responded with four ambulances to transport all nine victims.
Authorities say a total of two adults and seven juveniles were transported to Fort Worth hospitals for medical treatment. The severity of their injuries is unknown.
FM 51 was closed for a portion of time while police cleared the scene.
The Fort Worth Police Department has taken a north Fort Worth homeowner into custody following a standoff at his home in the 4800 block of Cedar Springs Drive.
At around 8:30am this morning, Fort Worth police officers along with City Code Compliance workers knocked on the man’s door to resolution an ongoing issue regarding his high grass. Authorities were serving a warrant and were attempting to notify the homeowner of the necessary action. They were unable to reach the homeowner.
As an independent lawncare service began mowing the yard, the homeowner opened a window from the front of his home and starting firing shots at the lawncare workers and officers.
None of the lawncare workers or officers were injured. They moved back from the house and called for additional officers. Eventually, around 10:30am, SWAT was notified to assist in the apprehension of the armed suspect.
The man fired shots at officers on two more occasions during the standoff.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight in the southbound lanes of the Dallas North Tollway near Mockingbird Lane.
Just after midnight, Dallas Fire Rescue and DPS Troopers were called to the scene after reports of a wrong way driver struck another vehicle head-on. Firefighters located two vehicles with severe damage.
Investigators say a driver was traveling north in the southbound lanes when they hit an innocent driver traveling southbound. The wrong way driver was killed at the scene. Dallas firefighters were able to extricate the innocent driver, who was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Police have not yet determined where the wrong way driver entered the highway.
Southbound lanes of the Tollway were closed for approximately six hours.