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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 16, 2009.

    Murphy Attack

    Murphy police are looking for 5 men in a late model convertible Ford Mustang, white body with a brown top and a custom hood and spoilers. They're accused of beating a Richardson teenager early Saturday morning. "Matt's" face is puffy and purple, but he's taking it in stride. He was severely beaten early Saturday morning outside the Taco Bell in Murphy, Texas, on FM 544 and Murphy Road.
    "Before I knew it, this guy throws a can at my head, I duck it, and by the time I get back up, there are five guys on me." Matt said.
    Matt admits he was knocked out by the men, but his friends recall that the beating didn't stop.
    The teens called police, but the men got away. Matt was taken to the hospital and was in and out of consciousness. Now, he's limping around the house on crutches. His mom hopes police catch the men responsible.
    If you know who owns the car, call the Murphy Police Department 972-468-4200.

    CAR CRASH TAKES OUT 911 SERVICE
    Residents in White Settlement could not dial out to 911 Sunday after a car wreck knocked out calls going into the police department. Police said a car crashed into a phone pole near the station. Residents can call 817-246-1761 for non-emergencies, and 911 calls will be routed to Benbrook.

    3 INJURED IN SUV ROLLOVER IN ELLIS COUNTY
    Authorities said three people were injured in a car crash off Interstate 45 early Sunday morning. A sport utility vehicle rolled over off the highway, authorities said. The victims were airlifted to Parkland Hospital. Their condition was not immediately known.

    MAN THWARTS ROBBERY ATTEMPT, BUT SHOOTS SELF IN HAND
    Police said two people were shot during an attempted robbery in Dallas early Sunday morning -- one of them accidentally. Witnesses said a group of teenagers who were partying inside a vacant apartment in the 1600 block of John West Road tried to rob a man in the parking lot. The man's friend pulled out a gun and shot one of the teenagers in the head, investigators said. The man then accidentally shot himself in the hand, police said. The teenager who was shot was taken to a local hospital.

    POLICE: WOMAN TRIED LEAVING STORE WITH 16 PAIRS OF SHOES
    Police said a Dallas woman tried stealing 16 pairs of children's shoes from a Grapevine Mills store, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The 47-year-old woman bought a few items from Children's Place, stayed in the store and then opened boxes of shoes and placed them in the bag, the newspaper reported. The woman told investigators she just forgot to pay for the shoes, which were valued at $264. A security officer stopped the woman before she left the mall.