Latest Fort Worth News

'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial

Aug. 20, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck. Tonya Couch will now await her trial on money laundering and hindering apprehension charges in the Tarrant County Jail. Her trial is now set for Nov. 12....

1 killed, 3 hurt in North Texas plane crash

Aug. 16, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

RHOME, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed and his three passengers, two of them children, were injured when the single-engine aircraft crashed on takeoff from a rural North Texas airfield. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Cessna 172 aircraft was taking off around 7:30 p.m....

TCU's new QB will have talented skill players around him

Aug. 16, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson won his only start last season, making the sophomore TCU's most experienced quarterback. Coach Gary Patterson has always said he judges quarterbacks by what they do on Saturdays. Robinson, filling in that mid-November day at Texas Tech for injured Kenny Hill, got a...

American Airlines to connect Cheyenne to Dallas-Fort Worth

Aug. 6, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — American Airlines has announced plans to offer service between the Cheyenne airport and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports SkyWest Airlines will offer one flight daily in each direction beginning in early November. The flights are expected...

US, BNSF settle lawsuit over damages from Montana derailment

Aug. 3, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway has agreed to pay the U.S. government $200,000 and spend up to $750,000 on road repairs to settle claims that the company failed to pay for damages caused by a 2011 train derailment in northwestern Montana, government prosecutors and a railroad representative said...

Texas mom gets life in prison for toddler's stomping death

Aug. 3, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of her toddler daughter, who was fatally stomped and beaten by her boyfriend. Prosecutors in Fort Worth say 21-year-old Alexis Botello was convicted Friday of capital murder and evidence tampering. Botello was...

Man in police custody dies after medical complaints

Aug. 3, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Texas say multiple Fort Worth officers are on administrative duties following the death of a man who complained of medical issues while handcuffed. A department statement says officers found the man armed with a pipe after responding to a report of a prowler on July 26. Police say...

Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse

Aug. 2, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An elite Texas gymnastics coach was arrested in Indiana after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls at a Fort Worth gym, police said Thursday. Skipper Glenn Crawley, described as an elite-level team gymnastics coach, is accused of sexually assaulting the victims at Sokol gymnastics...

Fort Worth man, 26, gets life in prison for sex trafficking

Aug. 2, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 26-year-old North Texas man must serve life in federal prison after being convicted of helping run a sex trafficking ring exploiting underage girls. Prosecutors on Thursday described Demarcus Davis of Fort Worth as a "violent pimp" who recruited, controlled and profited off girls...

Prison portraits from retiring AP reporter Michael Graczyk

Jul. 31, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Before every Texas execution, Michael Graczyk has asked to talk to the convict scheduled to die. If the person said yes, he would visit death row to interview and take a photo of them. He also attempted to contact the family members of the person killed by the condemned inmate and the...