<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:37 -0500 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:37 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers ]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:10:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MMA-Clerk.jpg

A group of robbers got more than they bargained for when they messed with the wrong clerk at a Houston gas station.

Mayura Dissanayake was behind the counter when he noticed several men trying to rob a co-worker outside.

Surveillance video shows him going to the rescue with a flurry of punches and kicks--that's because he's a semi-professional mixed martial arts fighter.



Two of the men drove off without the third man. Mayura managed to pin him down until the police arrived and arrested him.



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<![CDATA[Explosion Levels Home in Willis]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:52:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Willis+House+Explosion+072214.jpg

Three adults have suffered severe burns in a Central Texas house explosion that leveled the home.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the fiery blast happened before dawn Tuesday at a home near Willis. That's about 40 miles north of Houston.

Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams said it could be weeks before investigators determine a cause for the explosion that was felt several miles away.

Williams said two men and a woman suffered severe burns and were transported to a hospital. Their names and further details on their conditions weren't immediately released.

Williams said investigators are trying to determine if any nearby homes in the unincorporated area were damaged.



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