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Ex-gymnastics coach gets 50 years in prison for sex assaults

Jan. 24, 2020 7:57 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former gymnastics coach was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting young female gymnasts in North Texas and Oklahoma. Skipper Crawley, 53, of Kemp, Texas, pleaded guilty in a Tarrant County state district court in Fort Worth to four counts of aggravated...

Texas officer's shooting, chase ends with suspect dead

Jan. 15, 2020 6:29 PM EST

FOREST HILL, Texas (AP) — The shooting of a North Texas police officer and the theft of her patrol car early Wednesday led to a chase that ended with a crash and the suspect dead. The events began about 2:30 a.m. outside a convenience store on Interstate 20 in Forest Hill, Texas, a Fort Worth suburb....

Trial begins against company in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

Jan. 15, 2020 12:31 PM EST

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The wrongful death trial against a oilfield equipment contractor in connection with a January 2018 explosion and fire that killed five men in southeastern Oklahoma is underway. The McAlester News-Capital reports that attorneys for the families of Parker Waldridge of Crescent; Matt...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2009, file photo, singer Michael Lee Aday, who goes by the stage name Meat Loaf, arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond in Los Angeles. Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention goers last May. He and his wife Deborah Lee Gillespie Aday filed the suit Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in a state district court in Fort Worth, Texas, against the Hyatt Corp. and Texas Frightmare Weekend LLC. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Meat Loaf sues hotel, blaming negligence for disabling fall

Jan. 14, 2020 10:12 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention goers last May. The singer and actor, whose...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Boeing 737 Max jets sit parked in Renton, Wash. American Airlines said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule for two more months and canceling nearly 20,000 flights through early June, an acknowledgment of the ongoing uncertainty over when the grounded plane will fly again. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Max crisis: Boeing airplane orders plunge to a 16-year low

Jan. 14, 2020 2:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing orders and deliveries of new jetliners plunged last year as the company struggled with the worldwide grounding of the 737 Max, which had been its best-selling plane. Gross orders fell to their lowest mark in 16 years, and that tells only part of the story. Boeing reported more...

As clouds from a passing shower move across the Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Michael McKinney and Maddi Reid of Dallas take a stroll across the Continental Street Bridge in Dallas on the their fourth wedding anniversary, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma were at an enhanced risk of storms Friday, including from strong tornadoes, flooding rains and wind gusts that could exceed 80 mph (129 kph), the speed of a Category 1 hurricane. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Three dead in Louisiana as severe storms sweep southern US

Jan. 11, 2020 8:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said Saturday said at least three people have died in connection with a severe storm that is sweeping across parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that the bodies of an elderly couple were found near...

Mother dies months after daughter killed in house by officer

Jan. 9, 2020 3:12 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas woman fatally shot by a police officer has died in the house where her daughter was killed, an attorney for the family said. Yolanda Carr passed away Thursday morning in the Fort Worth home where an city officer shot her daughter, Atatiana Jefferson, in...

Trinity Lewis appears at a news conference held outside Cook Children's Medical Center, Jan. 6, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas, where her daughter Tinslee is on life support. Advocates for Lewis held the news conference. Lewis is battling in court to stop the hospital from removing life-sustaining treatment from the 11-month-old. (AP Photo/Jamie Stengle)

Mother of Texas baby on life support talks amid court battle

Jan. 6, 2020 8:33 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman awaiting a court decision in her battle against a Texas hospital's plan to end life-sustaining treatment for her 11-month-old daughter spoke out Monday after revoking the medical center’s permission to talk about her child’s treatment. “This situation...

FILE - This June 15, 2005, file photo shows a Pier 1 Imports store in Dallas. Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The home decor company said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. It didn't say where the store closures would occur, but it operates stores in the U.S. and Canada. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)

Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter

Jan. 6, 2020 7:42 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The home decor company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. It didn't say where the store closures would occur, but it...

This Nov. 8, 2019 photo provided by Texas Right to Life shows Tinslee Lewis. A Texas appeals court on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 agreed to delay a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a hospital to end life-sustaining treatment for Tinslee Lewis, an 11-month-old girl who doctors say is in pain and will not get better. (Texas Right to Life via AP)

Court grants order to keep Texas baby on life support

Jan. 3, 2020 9:34 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Friday agreed to delay a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a hospital to end life-sustaining treatment for an 11-month-old girl who doctors say is in pain and will not get better. The Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth ordered Cook Children's...