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The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Dave:

Supreme Court won’t intervene in Texas inmate coronavirus lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court decided this week not to force Texas state prison officials to improve cleaning and safety protocols requested by inmates afraid of... → Read More

Texas courts hit by ransomware attack

Texas courts shut down websites and disabled servers late last week in response to an online attack, the Office of Court Administration announced Monday. → Read More

Texas court denies death row inmate’s hypnosis appeal

A Texas court has denied the death row appeal of inmate Charles Don Flores, who argued he was improperly convicted in part due to evidence gleaned through... → Read More

Texas demand for crisis mental health resources soars during pandemic

Anxiety and fear caused by the coronavirus and related economic problems are driving Texans to seek mental health resources more now than before the pandemic. → Read More

The Memory Room: Texas courts allow hypnosis despite science and overturned convictions

Hypnosis has played a role in more than 50 cases where Texas prosecutors eventually earned convictions, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis. → Read More

UTD president won't punish professors involved in transfer credit deal

Two University of Texas at Dallas professors will not be punished by the school president for directing a credit transfer arrangement that school... → Read More

Nashville police have taken 7,900 guns off the streets since 2015. Here's where they found them.

From traffic stops to robberies, police come across guns across Nashville. A new task force is now focusing on confiscating firearms. → Read More

How many school gun incidents have there been in Tennessee? Depends on whom you ask

There were 470 incidents involving a real gun reported in Tennessee schools from the 2011-12 school year to 2017-18, according to the state Department of Education. However, U.S. Department of Education statistics reported dozens more. → Read More

Special report: In Tennessee, a gun or threat is reported at school every 3 days

From 2001 to 2017, TBI data shows almost 1,700 Tennessee law enforcement reports involving guns or threats of guns at schools or colleges — nearly once every three days. → Read More

Daniel Hambrick shooting: Here's what Nashville prosecutors presented to get Delke charged

Nashville officer Andrew Delke was charged in Daniel Hambrick's shooting death, here's a timeline of events surrounding the July 26 fatal incident. → Read More

Tennessee execution: What to know ahead of the Oct. 11 date

Edmund George Zagorski is scheduled to be the next death row inmate executed on Oct. 11. → Read More

Tennessee inmate convicted in 1983 double murder fights for his life as Oct. 11 execution nears

Edmund Zagorski is the inmate who has spent the second-longest time on death row. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Oct. 11. → Read More

Have insurance? There's still no guarantee you can get mental health care

The state estimates 52 percent of those who needed service have insurance, but a Tennessean review found hurdles prevent many from receiving care. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee Execution: Expert Claims Billy Ray Irick Suffered During Execution

As part of the ongoing legal challenge to the state's execution protocol, a Florida doctor claims that Billy Ray Irick felt severe pain during his execution. → Read More