Nichole Manna,

Nichole Manna

Wichita, KS, United States

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  • The Kansas City Star
  • The Miami Herald
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  • Bradenton Herald
  • Idaho Statesman
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Past articles by Nichole:

Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger can’t get a fair trial in Dallas, attorneys argue

Attorneys for ex-Texas cop Amber Guyger say media coverage, commentary and news conferences by former Dallas officials are reasons why she can’t get a fair trial in Dallas County in the murder of Botham Jean. → Read More

Pilots identified in Addison plane crash lived in Fort Worth, records show

Howard Hale Cassady, a pilot, is last victim identified in the Sunday plane crash that killed 10 people, including a family of four. The crash, which happened at the Addison, TX airport, is under investigation. → Read More

Family of 4 from Plano among 10 killed in North Texas plane crash

Family from Plano identified as 4 of 10 people killed in plane crash in Addison, TX. John Paul II High School students Alice and Dylan Maritato and their mother and stepfather, Brian and Ornella Ellard, died. → Read More

Vatican says resignation of Father Kirkham from St. Martin de Porres is valid

The Vatican has returned a decree saying that the resignation of the Rev. Richard Kirkham, of Prosper, is valid. The suspension of the priest is lifted. Bishop Michael Olson will determine what comes next. → Read More

No cause determined for plane crash; witness says engine sounded wrong from take-off

A small plane crash into an airport hangar in North Texas near Dallas, in which ten people died, is still under investigation. The NTSB and FAA are investigating why the plane crashed in Addison, TX, on Sunday. → Read More

Man charged with sex abuse after Star-Telegram series on IFB churches brings new tips

A former independent fundamental Baptist church school teacher in Michigan has been charged with the sex abuse of a teenage student in 2006 and 2007. The case opened after a Star-Telegram investigation. → Read More

3 violent accusations in 3 months: Man who fatally shot neighbor is back in jail

A Texas man who is accused of fatally shooting his neighbor in March, shooting his girlfriend in May and threatening another woman is held in jail on a higher bond. A judge on Friday set Mark Jabben’s bond to $50,000. → Read More

2 Dallas men accused of sexually trafficking a girl

Two men in Dallas, Texas are accused of sexually trafficking a child under the age of 18, according to records. One of the men is a lifetime registered sex offender for assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2013. → Read More

Alleged Dallas serial killer tied to six additional murders in new lawsuit

A Texas man accused of posing as a maintenance worker to rob and kill elderly women at care facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is tied to 6 more deaths, a lawsuit filed by victim’s family members alleges. → Read More

Portion of $2 million stolen from Crowley schools recovered during fraud investigation

Crowley school officials said they have put safeguards in place to make sure a similar fraud doesn’t happen again, including stronger safety procedures in finance and technology departments. → Read More

Charges dropped against man accused of stealing $2 million from Crowley ISD

The federal wire fraud case against Donald Howard Conkright, a Florida man accused of stealing $2 million from the Crowley Texas Independent School District, has been dismissed, according to court records. → Read More

What if Fort Worth hired ex-convicts to fight violent crime? It’s working elsewhere

Leaders in Fort Worth, Texas, are searching for ways to stop violent crime. In California, Richmond has a program that is helping — it hires previously violent people to mentor young men at risk of gun violence. → Read More

Lawyer for nurse injured in elevator prepares for lawsuit, will question hospital CEO

TX judge grants request by the attorney of a John Peter Smith Hospital nurse who was seriously injured in an elevator accident in January to depose the hospital’s CEO Robert Earley in preparation for a lawsuit. → Read More

Woman who was told her rape was a ‘good thing’ by Southern Baptist leader files lawsuit

Ex-Southern Baptist Convention president Paige Patterson sued by woman who reported rape in 2015. Lawsuit says he told the former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary student her assault was a “good thing” → Read More

Criminal case against Fort Worth priest accused of groping man at park is dropped

Prosecutors filed a motion to drop the charges against a Fort Worth, TX priest accused of groping a man in a park near his church last year. Father Genaro Mayorga Reyes told police he did not touch the man. → Read More

Forest Hill police officer who failed to find missing 8-year-old girl is fired

Sgt. Richardson Wolfe, a Forest Hill, TX police officer who didn’t find a kidnapped 8-year-old Fort Worth girl when he searched a hotel room where she was hidden, has been fired, officials said. → Read More

Petition, evidence being gathered to ask Vatican to remove Fort Worth Bishop Olson

Hundreds of parishioners from across the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, have begun the process of asking Pope Francis to remove Bishop Michael Olson. A petition with evidence against the bishop is being gathered. → Read More

4 shootings by Fort Worth officers to be discussed at town hall, City Council meetings

The four shootings by Fort Worth, Texas police officers in June are expected to be discussed during a community meeting on Monday and at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The last shooting happened Sunday. → Read More

Judge in Amber Guyger case trying to determine who leaked 911 audio

A Texas judge overseeing the murder trial of ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger tried Thursday to find out who leaked Guyger’s 911 call from the night she killed Botham Jean. The tape was released in April. → Read More

‘Everyone carries a gun.’ 3 dead in one month as gang feud reignites in Fort Worth.

A gang feud between a few Texas Bloods and Crips that began in 2010 has reignited in Fort Worth, TX. In May, retaliation shootings led to the deaths of three people, including a 19-year-old who wasn’t involved. → Read More