Dana Branham, The Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Dana:

Afiah Bey, beloved Dallas griot who dedicated herself to preserving stories of African culture, dies at 63

Afiah Bey, a pillar of Dallas’ African-American community and a well-known griot who made it her life’s work to share and preserve stories of African... → Read More

Dallas County reports 1,019 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths; Tarrant adds 31 fatalities, 991 cases

Dallas County reported 1,019 new coronavirus cases Sunday, as well as 11 more deaths from COVID-19. Eight of the victims were Dallas residents, including... → Read More

Man, woman arrested in Dallas after Denton County slaying, police say

A man and woman were arrested Saturday in Dallas after a fatal shooting in the Denton County town of Lake Dallas, police said. Lake Dallas officers had... → Read More

Family-violence charge against activist Dominique Alexander is dismissed

A family-violence charge against Dallas activist Dominique Alexander has been dismissed, his organization, Next Generation Action Network, announced Monday. ... → Read More

Dallas County reports 1,617 coronavirus cases, 12 deaths; Tarrant logs 36 fatalities, 1,888 cases

Dallas County reported 1,617 new coronavirus cases Sunday, as well as 12 more deaths from COVID-19. The latest victims were a Dallas man in his 30s, a... → Read More

Missing 71-year-old man was last seen walking in central Oak Cliff, police say

Dallas police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 71-year-old man last seen in central Oak Cliff. Ramiro Ybarra was last seen about 9 a.m.... → Read More

Dallas prosecutors say false testimony led to man’s conviction in 1987 robbery, paving his path to freedom

A Dallas man’s conviction in a 1987 deadly robbery could be overturned now that the Dallas County district attorney’s office has supported his innocence... → Read More

Body of missing 19-year-old found in Lake Lewisville; capital murder suspect in custody

Detectives discovered the body Tuesday of a missing 19-year-old who was dumped in Lake Lewisville, days after the teenager disappeared “under suspicious... → Read More

Dallas County reports 1,671 cases and 40 more deaths, a record single-day toll

Dallas County reported 1,671 new coronavirus cases Wednesday and 40 more deaths from COVID-19 — the most the county has reported in a single day since the... → Read More

Dallas officer arrested on family-violence assault charge, department says

A Dallas police officer was arrested Monday on a family-violence assault charge, the department said Tuesday. Keith Huber, a senior corporal who has been... → Read More

Man who sued 2 Keller officers after being arrested, pepper-sprayed reaches $200K settlement with city

The city of Keller reached a settlement with a man who was arrested and pepper-sprayed last year in what he said was retaliation for filming his son’s... → Read More

Mesquite police searching for missing 86-year-old man

Mesquite police are asking for the public’s help finding an 86-year-old man whose family reported him missing Sunday. Francisco Bueno Jr. left his home... → Read More

What’s the status of the sexual assault cases against ‘Girl in the Closet’ Lauren Kavanaugh?

Two years after the arrest of “Girl in the Closet” Lauren Kavanaugh, three sexual assault charges are still pending against her. Kavanuagh, who faced... → Read More

Dallas County adds 1,174 coronavirus cases as death toll rises over 2,000; Tarrant reports 36 deaths

Dallas County reported 1,174 new coronavirus cases Sunday and hit another grim milestone as 12 more COVID-19 deaths brought the county’s death toll over 2,00... → Read More

Haltom city police investigate woman’s slaying at apartment complex

Haltom City police are investigating after a woman was found dead in an apartment breezeway Saturday night. Police were 9:35 p.m. to the 4200 block of... → Read More

18-year-old arrested in slaying of Arlington convenience store clerk

An 18-year-old was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting early Sunday of an Arlington convenience store clerk, police said. Police said Dorian... → Read More

Former North Texas ADT technician pleads guilty to hacking into customers’ home security video feeds

A former ADT security installer pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of computer fraud after admitting he repeatedly accessed unsuspecting customers’ home... → Read More

At least 200 people evacuated after gas leak discovered in Old East Dallas, fire official says

At least 200 people were evacuated Wednesday after Dallas Fire-Rescue crews were alerted to a gas leak in Old East Dallas, a department spokesman said.... → Read More

Dallas County reports 3,469 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths; Tarrant adds 23 deaths

Dallas County reported 3,469 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, as well as 30 more deaths from COVID-19. The state warned that Texans must avoid another... → Read More

Man arrested in east Oak Cliff shooting that left 29-year-old dead, police say

Dallas police arrested a 33-year-old man after an east Oak Cliff shooting earlier this month left a man dead. Police said Rapheal Jefferson was arrested in... → Read More