<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usWed, 27 Jul 2016 16:04:44 -0500Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:04:44 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[102-Year-Old Texas Woman Stalked, Robbed]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:23:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_102yorobbed0727_1920x1080.jpg A 102-year-old woman was attacked and robbed at gunpoint in the garage of her Houston home.

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<![CDATA[Mentally Ill Woman, Rape Victim, Sues Over Texas Arrest]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jail+Cell.PNG

A rape victim with a history of mental illness has sued a Texas county alleging she was wrongly jailed after prosecutors said she refused to testify a second time against her attacker.

Attorney Sean Buckley said his client has bipolar disorder and had a breakdown in December while testifying in Harris County. She later walked into traffic outside a courthouse before she was involuntarily committed to a hospital psychiatric ward, according to Buckley.

She was discharged and then arrested as a material witness, according to the Houston Chronicle.

District Attorney Devon Anderson said the woman, who was homeless when she raped in 2013, was going through a "life-threatening mental health crisis" and told prosecutors she was not going to return to testify.

"If nothing was done to prevent the victim from leaving Harris County in the middle of trial, a serial rapist would have gone free -- and her life would have been at risk while homeless on the street," Anderson said, in a video statement. "This was an extraordinarily difficult and unusual situation. There were no apparent alternatives that would ensure both the victim's safety and her appearance in trial."

Anderson said any claim that her office does not support crime victims is "outrageous."

The lawsuit also said the woman, while in custody, did not consistently get her medication, was attacked by another inmate and was later charged with assaulting a guard after having another psychological episode. The assault charge was dropped after the woman resumed her testimony in January. Her attacker was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

The lawsuit noted that data incorrectly entered into the jail booking system wrongly classified the woman as a sexual assault defendant, not a victim.

The federal lawsuit was filed Monday in Houston. It seeks unspecified damages for violating the 25-year-old woman's rights, including unlawful arrest.

<![CDATA[Airline Abuse Suspect Was Returning From Alcohol Treatment]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/vuelo_turbulencias_jet.jpg

The man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl on flight from Dallas to Portland last month was returning to Oregon after completing a residential treatment for alcohol dependency in Florida.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Edmonds revealed the information Thursday while arguing for Chad Camp to remain in jail as he awaits trial on a charge of abusive sexual contact. A witness told police Camp had at least four mixed drinks during a layover in Dallas.

Magistrate Judge Youlee You decided to keep Camp in jail, saying there's a correlation between substance abuse and a defendant failing to show for court, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

"When you're high and using, nothing else matters," she said. "What's particularly troubling in this case, right after intensive residential treatment program in another state, there's evidence Mr. Camp consumed a lot of alcohol, right after being released from that program."

Camp, 26, has been in jail since FBI agents arrested him following the June 16 flight. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities said a flight attendant noticed the man's hand in the victim's crotch area, and a tear running down the girl's cheek. The girl was flying as an unaccompanied minor, and her family has filed a $10 million lawsuit against American Airlines.

Camp's lawyer, Steven Lindsey, asked for his client to be released to an inpatient residential treatment program in southern Oregon. But the prosecutor said it's not in a secure facility, and there was no guarantee Camp would stay.

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<![CDATA[UT Football May Finally Have All the Stars Aligned ]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:40:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/175*120/492169520.jpg

It’s a big year in Austin. No, it is (probably) not the year the University of Texas wins another national championship. I don’t know if we are anywhere near that year. It is a really big year, though. This is Charlie Strong’s year. Even if it isn’t, it kind of has to be. In the current climate of college football, coaches do not get a lot of time to turn things around and the better the program, the less time you get. People around the nation are already wondering if Charlie's time is running out.

At big budget schools like UT, three years is like a decade, or at least they feel like it. Charlie Strong has to win and he has to do it now. If he wants to be the coach of the Longhorns, he does not have any time to waste and he could help his case a lot by winning in week one.

Of course every team in the country wants to win their opener, but not every team is playing Notre Dame, in Austin, a year after getting routed by them. If Strong can get his team to beat the Fighting Irish on a Sunday home opener then he will cut himself a lot of slack for the rest of the season.

The Texas Longhorns do not have an easy schedule, but it is manageable. Going 8-4 is do-able, but the pressure to win could hurt this team. They are likely playing for higher stakes than the rest of their competitors.

Can Charlie choose a quarterback that can beat Baylor and Oklahoma for a second year in a row? Those would be big wins in the mind of the UT-faithful. He also cannot afford to lose any Big 12 bottom-feeders or schools in the state of Texas. When you add all that together it sounds like Strong needs to win 10 games to keep his job, but is that fair?

Well, as Strong surely knows, life is not fair and being a football coach is no different. If UT stumbles out of the gate then the Charlie Strong-experience may be over before it ever really got started, but this team is talented and growing. Strong might just turn out to be the coach they though he was. It will be a big season for Texas, nothing new.

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<![CDATA[Cat Stolen from Texas Winery]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:04:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_stolenkitty0719_1920x1080.jpg Texas winery says customers walked away with their beloved pet cat.

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<![CDATA[Texas Braces for Wildfire Risk]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:04:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/7AY_VO_BURN_BAN_KNSD4A1O_1200x675_292385859887.jpg Concerns are growing across the state of Texas as temperatures move closer to the century mark and conditions remain dry. ]]>