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Rebecca Lopez


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Recent articles by Rebecca:

5 Dallas County jail inmates confirmed to have COVID-19

Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown said the first inmate who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has been in custody since December. → Read More

Domestic violence calls increase as people shelter in place during COVID-19 outbreak

Domestic violence shelters say they are being swamped with calls as many people are asked to stay at home to avoid exposure to COVID-19. → Read More

Tarrant County judge says he needs to consult with mayors before shutting businesses amid COVID-19 outbreak

Judge Glen Whitley told WFAA the coronavirus was not a deadly virus and was going to be measured in his approach to combating the spread. → Read More

A Mesquite man who spent over 2 years in jail for murder he didn't commit was left in jail after his acquittal

JaTyrone Hollis faced the death penalty and was charged with capital murder after Mesquite police claimed he robbed and then killed a man inside a car in 2017. → Read More

'I will never hear his voice again': Parents of UNT student killed by police react to the body camera footage

The parents of Darius Tarver say he was suffering a mental health crisis when he was shot → Read More

Denton police release body camera videos, 911 calls in fatal police shooting of UNT student

Darius Tarver, 23, was tased and shot by a Denton police officer during the Jan. 21 incident. → Read More

Are first responders in Dallas-Fort Worth ready for a coronavirus outbreak? Here's what they have to say

Dallas Fire-Rescue has issued new guidelines for paramedics dealing with people who have respiratory issues. → Read More

Shavon Randle was shot 4 times, court testimony reveals

Shavon went missing in June 2017 from her aunt’s home in Lancaster. She was found dead days later in an abandoned house in Oak Cliff. → Read More

Legal analysis: Trial for alleged kidnapper involved in death of 13-year-old Shavon Randle

Desmond Jones, 24, is charged with aggravated kidnapping in connection with Shavon Randle's disappearance. → Read More

Judge declines to lower bond for defrocked Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a child

Richard Thomas Brown, 78, is accused of assaulting a young girl while he was a priest at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plano. → Read More

Father of sisters who were killed in Texas A&M University-Commerce dorm room says they were best friends

Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21, faces a capital murder charge in the deaths of sisters, Deja Matts and Abbaney Matts, Texas A&M University-Commerce confirms. → Read More

'They tried to save the baby': Witness describes wrong-way crash that killed mother, unborn child

A wrong-way driver caused a crash that killed a pregnant Arlington woman, police say, and paramedics were unable to save her unborn baby. → Read More

Suburban cities near Dallas seeing uptick in violent crime

The City of Desoto has had seven murders in six months. Prior to that, the city hadn't had a murder in two years. → Read More

South Oak Cliff and Kimball High Schools finish game that was interrupted by gunfire and violence

South Oak Cliff and Kimball picked up Monday where the game stopped after a shooting Saturday. → Read More

Dallas community outraged after shooting at high school basketball game

The community gathered Sunday night to talk about how to stop the violence in their schools and neighborhoods. → Read More

Violence in Dallas not slowing in 2020

Dallas police are overwhelmed with a wave of crime that started two years ago. Critics say the leadership of the Dallas Police Department has moved too slowly. → Read More

'I'm devastated,' says neighbor who called police before Atatiana Jefferson was shot, killed by officer

James Smith says he thought police were going to knock on the door and check to see if his neighbor was OK. He never expected an officer would kill her. → Read More

'I am afraid of what I might hear': Botham Jean's parents talk about upcoming Amber Guyger trial

The parents of Botham Jean met with prosecutors as they prepare for Amber Guyger's Trial. → Read More

'I am afraid of what I might hear': Botham Jean's parents talk about upcoming Amber Guyger trial

The parents of Botham Jean met with prosecutors as they prepare for Amber Guyger's Trial. → Read More

'We are ready for justice': Botham Jean's family arrives in Dallas for Amber Guyger's murder trial

'We are ready for justice,' says Botham Jean's sister days before ex-cop Amber Guyger goes on trial for murder. → Read More