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Dallas firefighters rescue three children from burning apartment

The Dallas Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire just before 12:30am this morning at the Interlace Apartments, 3811 Gannon Lane, in southwest Dallas.

Firefighters reported heavy smoke showing from the two-story apartment building. They were immediately met with residents who stated there were children trapped in the burning apartment unit.

A bystander had already pulled a woman out of the apartment, but firefighters immediately went into rescue operations to locate her children.

Firefighters were able to rescue three children from the burning apartment and also contain the fire to the original unit.

The woman and her children were transported to area hospitals for treatment of exposure to smoke and fire conditions. Their conditions have not yet been released.

Investigators are working to determine what sparked the fire, but they say it started in the living room.

Woman killed after hitting off duty officer’s vehicle in construction zone on I45

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early this morning on southbound I45 near Simpson Stuart Road.

Just after 4:30am, a woman driving southbound on the highway attempted to pass another vehicle and changed lanes from center to left. When she changed lanes, she collided with a retired off-duty officer’s SUV that was blocking for construction traffic.

The woman sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dallas Fire Rescue.

The off-duty officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Authorities say the off-duty officer’s SUV was parked in the left lane with emergency lights on at the time of the crash.

Driver hits man walking his motorcycle along rural Johnson County roadway

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash that occurred on Friday evening along Farm to Market Road 2331 near Godley in Johnson County.

Just before 9:00pm, a man was walking his motorcycle along FM 2331 just south of FM 4 when a southbound driver struck him. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, requiring air transport to a Fort Worth trauma center.

CareFlite airlifted the 22-year-old Godley man to JPS with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Young man arrested in the shooting death of a juvenile girl found near Mountain Creek Lake

The Dallas Police Department has arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him for the murder of a 14-year-old girl this week in Dallas.

On Wednesday at 3:25am, Dallas police responded to the 2000 block of Merrifield Road near Mountain Creek Parkway after someone spotted a body laying along the side of the road. This is east of Mountain Creek Lake and north of the DFW National Cemetery.

Officers located the 14-year-old girl suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

On Thursday, officers arrested 22-year-old Tyrone Davis for the murder of the girl.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this case.

No major injuries after FedEx truck flips over, catches fire on I35E in Lewisville

The Lewisville Fire Department had quite a mess on their hands earlier this morning.

At around 8:30am, Lewisville Fire Department and Police Department were dispatched to a major accident involving a vehicle fire along southbound Interstate 35E near Business 121.

Officials say the driver of a FedEx tractor trailer crashed into a concrete divider as he traveled in the express lanes. The collision caused the semi truck to overturn and catch fire.

The driver was able to escape the wreckage before the flames got too intense.

A second vehicle was hit by debris. The driver was not seriously injured.

Traffic was closed in the area through the afternoon as crews worked to clear up the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Several north Texas high school students arrested for terroristic threats

At least one student from Rockwall ISD and three students from Lewisville ISD have been arrested for publishing fake school shooting threats on social media over the past week.

Rockwall Police say they arrested a juvenile male student who made a threat against Rockwall High School. The threats involved texting of photos of simulated firearms and threats of shooting at the school. The student, who was not at class today, was identified and arrested at his house. He now faces a Terroristic Threat felony charge.

In Lewisville, police arrested three students for terroristic threats made against Lewisville ISD schools last week. One student was charged with four counts of misdemeanor Terroristic Threat and two others were charged with felony Terroristic Threat. Officials say threats made by these students are unrelated to the nationwide social media challenge threatening violence at schools.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, the Flower Mound Police Department identified an LISD student who made the hoax threat at Marcus High School. The juvenile suspect was detained on Dec. 13, charged with making a terroristic threat, which is a felony,” said Flower Mound PD in a statement regarding the threats at Marcus High School.

“Dallas ISD and the Dallas ISD Police Department are aware of anonymous general threats communicated through Tik Tok against schools nationwide identifying Friday, December 17, as National School Shooting Day,” said the Dallas ISD in a statement. “Day. While local law enforcement continues to receive these various threats that are intended to create anxiety and disrupt the last day of school for 2021, they do not believe the posts are credible.”

A middle school student was also arrested for making a threat against his Arlington ISD school.

A total of seven students were arrested for posting threats against their school in Frisco, according to Frisco Police. ISD officials even canceled classes at Lone Star High School this week due to those threats. Among those arrested were middle school students. “Our ongoing investigation may lead to more arrests in the future,” said Frisco Police.

A threat was also made towards Haltom Middle School, but that threat was also deemed to be a hoax. Police did not say whether anyone was arrested.

Fossil Hill Middle School in Keller ISD was also on high alert after a fake threat was made against their campus. Police continue to investigate this case.

Garland ISD statement on the threats made in their district.

Fake threats have flooded social media across the country, leading to numerous arrests.

13-year-old girl killed in south Fort Worth shooting

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night in the 3500 block of Altamesa Blvd.

At around 9:40pm, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to a shooting near the LA Fitness at 3560 Altamesa Blvd.

When officers arrived, they located a 13-year-old girl with an apparent gunshot wound.

She was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center, but did not survive her injuries. She has been identified as a resident of a southwest Fort Worth apartment complex.

Homicide detectives are still trying to determine what happened. The investigation is ongoing.

Infant killed in rollover crash was not properly restrained, Arlington police believe

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred on Sunday afternoon along Interstate 20.

Just before 2:00pm, Arlington Fire Department, EMS, and Police Department responded to the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 near 287 in southwest Arlington.

Traffic investigators believe the driver of an SUV swerved in front of an 18 wheeler, causing the semi to clip the SUV. The SUV overturned multiple times off the roadway and down an embankment.

There were a total of seven people inside the vehicle, which only had seating for five. One of the occupants, a 9-month-old little boy, was sitting unrestrained in the lap of a passenger at the time of the crash, according to police. The infant was ejected and suffered serious injuries.

Multiple people, including the infant, or transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Arlington police received word yesterday that the infant passed away from injuries sustained in the crash. No one else suffered life-threatening injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation.

“The Arlington Police Department wants to remind the public that state law requires all children younger than eight years old, unless they are taller than 4’9”, to be properly secured in a child safety seat whenever they ride in a vehicle.”

Juvenile dies in motorcycle crash involving 18-wheeler in Lewisville

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Monday afternoon in the lanes of Business 121 just north of Interstate 35E.

At around 4:30pm on Monday, Lewisville Fire/EMS and Police were dispatched to the area of 500 E. State Highway 121 Business between Mill Street and Main Street.

Police say an 18-wheeler was traveling west on Business 121 and was attempting to turn left into the parking lot of a business when a motorcyclist traveling east collided with the semi truck. The semi had blocked lanes of the highway and traffic had slowed to let the truck turn.

Witnesses tell police that the motorcyclist may not have seen the slowed traffic or 18-wheeler before the collision.

The Medical Examiner has identified the victim as a 16-year-old male from Lewisville.

No charges have been filed in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

Fort Worth police kill armed man who pointed his gun at officers, stated he was “possessed by demons”

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this afternoon in a north Fort Worth neighborhood.

At 12:29pm, officers were alerted to a mentally distressed man with a weapon in the 10400 block of Bear Creek Trail. Reports indicated he said that he was possessed by demons and wanting to kill his parents.

When officers arrived in the area, they encountered a 29-year-old man armed with a weapon. The man raised his gun at officers, forcing at least one officer to shoot him.

Medstar paramedics were called to the scene, but the man was pronounced deceased.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Fort Worth PD and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office are investigating this incident.

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