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Historic Planes Collide, Crash During Air Show

Officials have no information yet on possible casualties

(Newser) - Two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground Saturday during an air show in Dallas, exploding into a ball of flames and sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky. It was unclear how many people were on board the aircraft or if anyone on the ground...

Cops: Guy Who Killed 2 at Dallas Hospital Was There for Birth

Nestor Hernandez, 30, allegedly opened fire after accusing his girlfriend of infidelity

(Newser) - The man who fatally shot two Dallas hospital employees over the weekend opened fire after accusing his girlfriend, who had just given birth, of infidelity, authorities said. Jacqueline Pokuaa, a 45-year-old social worker, and Katie Annette Flowers, a 63-year-old nurse, were killed in Saturday's shooting at Methodist Dallas Medical...

Suspected Serial Killer Has His Second Conviction

Mary Brooks, 87, was followed home after shopping

(Newser) - A man charged with killing 22 women in the Dallas area over a two-year span was found guilty Friday in one of their deaths—his second murder conviction. With the verdict, Billy Chemirmir, 49, automatically received a second sentence of life without parole, the AP reports, this time for the...

Texas Doctor Faces Federal Charges, Accused of Putting Drugs in IV Bags

Dallas police have arrested Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr.

(Newser) - Update: Dallas police arrested an anesthesiologist Wednesday on federal charges after an investigation into the death of a fellow physician and cardiac emergencies suffered by several other people. Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr. is suspected of injecting nerve blocking agents and other drugs into patient IV bags at the surgery center...

Police Say a Man Shot Woman in the Neck—and It Killed Him

Dallas police believe the bullet exited her neck, hit the suspect

(Newser) - A possible Darwin Awards contender out of Texas: Dallas police say a 26-year-old man died Saturday after shooting a woman in the neck—with said bullet exiting her neck and somehow striking him the leg. His was a fatal wound. Much of the details of the incident, which police say...

Woman Opens Fire Inside Dallas Airport

Officer wounds her at Love Field, and no other injuries are reported

(Newser) - A 37-year-old woman fired several gunshots, apparently at the ceiling, inside of Dallas' Love Field Airport on Monday before an officer shot and wounded her, authorities said. No other injuries have been reported. The woman was dropped off at the airport, walked inside, and then entered a bathroom, Dallas police...

Man 'Mad at His Girl' Destroys Ancient Art

Police say man smashed his way into Dallas Museum of Art

(Newser) - Ancient art was destroyed when a man smashed his way into the Dallas Museum of Art Wednesday night, but the devastation may not be as bad as initially feared, authorities say. Museum officials, who initially estimated the damage at $5 million, now say the total could be a "fraction...

3 Korean Women Shot at Dallas Salon
3 Korean Women
Shot at Dallas Salon

3 Korean Women Shot at Dallas Salon

Victims expected to be OK after Wednesday shooting; police are seeking suspect, who fled

(Newser) - Police in Texas are on the hunt for a suspect who shot and injured three Korean women at a Dallas beauty salon. ABC News reports the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at Hair World Salon, in the city's Koreatown. Police say the suspect parked a "dark color minivan-type vehicle"...

12 Concertgoers Are Shot, One Fatally, in Dallas

Police say someone fired into the crowd

(Newser) - One person was killed and 11 others were injured during a shooting at an outdoor concert in Dallas, police said. At about 12:15am on Sunday, officers responded to a field in southeast Dallas where a concert was being held, police said in a statement. Police say a preliminary investigation...

Mom Who Said Son Was Shot in Road-Rage Incident Arrested

3-year-old Dallas boy was shot at very close range, investigators say

(Newser) - A Dallas woman who claimed her 3-year-old son was killed in a road-rage shooting is now in custody facing charges including child endangerment. Lacravivonne Washington, 26, initially told investigators that her son, Jalexus Washington Jr., was shot by an aggressive driver who had been following her. But police say they...

Dallas IT Worker Loses Files on Open Criminal Cases

Police might have to investigate the crimes again

(Newser) - A massive amount of information on criminal cases dating to July 2020 has been lost from the Dallas Police Department computer database, authorities revealed on Wednesday. In a statement, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office said the loss occurred in early April as the police department performed a data...

He Was on Paid COVID Leave. Then They Asked to See the Tests

Dallas firefighter William Carter has been charged with felony theft

(Newser) - The pandemic hit Dallas firefighter William Jordan Carter's family hard, his employer thought: He received weeks of paid time off after reporting that first his wife and then his daughter had tested positive for COVID-19. Two days before he was due to return to work, he said he had...

48 Years After Cop Killed Boy in Russian Roulette: an Apology

Dallas Police apologize for 1973 murder of Santos Rodriguez by Darrell Cain

(Newser) - Two boys were pulled from their beds, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a police car in Dallas, Texas, in the early hours of July 24, 1973. Only one lived to see July 25. Suspecting the Mexican-American brothers had stolen $8 from a vending machine and hoping for a...

Superbug Fungus Spreading in 2 US Cities

CDC says drug-resistant 'Candida auris' is moving from person to person in Dallas and DC

(Newser) - US health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home, per the AP . The "superbug" outbreaks were reported in a Washington, DC, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the CDC reported. A handful of the patients had...

His Song Went Gold Last Week. Now He&#39;s Dead at 20
Rapper With Smash Hit
Is Dead at 20

Rapper With Smash Hit Is Dead at 20

Dallas' Lil Loaded had a gold record with '6locc 6a6y'

(Newser) - One week after his big hit was certified as a gold record, Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has died at age 20, reports Billboard . Attorney Askhan Mehyrayi told the outlet that the singer (real name Dashawn Robertson) is believed to have committed suicide. Lil Loaded was best known for his 2019...

A Skateboard Led to a Mass Shooting Panic

No one was injured in Dallas incident

(Newser) - Panicked shoppers rushed out of a Dallas mall on Memorial Day after a man banged a skateboard on the ground in the food court and made hand gestures as if he were shooting, police said. “That sound obviously caused a panic," Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said. "...

4-Year-Old Murdered in Dallas Was Taken From His Crib

Cash Gernon was later found dead on the street

(Newser) - Home surveillance video shows the 4-year-old boy found slain on a Dallas street being taken from his crib while he slept around 5am Saturday, an arrest warrant affidavit reveals. The boy, Cash Gernon, had been staying, along with his twin brother, in the home with his father's girlfriend, Monica...

4-Year-Old Boy Found Murdered on Dallas Street

An 18-year-old has been arrested in his death

(Newser) - An 18-year-old man has been arrested after the body of a 4-year-old boy was found lying on a neighborhood street in Dallas, police said Sunday. Police said that Darriynn Brown has been charged with kidnapping and theft, the AP reports. Police say they also anticipate additional charges pending the results...

Cops Blame Brothers' Suicide Pact for Death of 6

One left behind rambling note that took issue with lax gun control, as well as 'The Office'

(Newser) - Texas police were responding to a report of a possible suicidal person at a home in suburban Dallas on Monday when they found the bodies of six family members that are thought to have been there since Saturday—the result of an apparent murder-suicide pact. Coverage:
  • Two brothers, ages 19

7 Texas Officers Fired After Death in Custody

Black man arrested for pot misdemeanor died after being restrained

(Newser) - On March 14, a 26-year-old Black man with a history of mental illness was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Allen, Texas. He died after he was taken to the county jail, where he was restrained, pepper-sprayed, and had a "spit hood" placed over his head. Seven...

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