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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Stockbyte

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled Oct. 19, 2009.

    POLICE SAY ATM ROBBERY SUSPECT TRAVELED BY DART RAIL
    Dallas police said a man arrested on suspicion of robbing an ATM may be responsible for dozens of similar holdups across the Metroplex. Deshannon Lewis was arrested Saturday night as he ran toward a DART Rail station on South Lancaster Road after allegedly robbing a nearby bank customer at a drive-through ATM. Police said Lewis used DART to travel around the Metroplex. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.

    CAR THEFTS DROP TO 20-YEAR LOW
    Authorities say vehicle thefts are at historic lows. The experts credit technology and police programs aimed at stopping car thieves before they take your wheels with the decline. North Texas law enforcement agencies report similar trends in vehicle thefts. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com and watch a video report.

    ROANOKE TEEN GETS 60 YEARS IN MOM'S STABBING
    An 18-year-old from Roanoke was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the stabbing of her mother. Jennifer Bailey must serve at least 30 years before she is eligible for parole, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Bailey fled to South Dakota last year with her boyfriend and 13-year-old brother after Susan Bailey was fatally stabbed in her home. The boyfriend, Paul Allen Henson Jr., was sentenced to 60 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to murder. The brother faces a capital murder charge in the juvenile system. He will not face the death penalty.

    BODY FOUND ON LEDBETTER STREET
    Dallas police continue to investigate the death of a man found along the roadway in the 3600 block of E. Ledbetter Dr. Firefighters were called for an "unconscious person" and found a body in the bushes along the side of the road. Police tell NBCDFW it appears the person died of homicidal violence.

    MAN SHOT DURING CARJACKING ATTEMPT
    Dallas police are looking for the shooter after an attempted carjacking overnight. At about 1:50 a.m. Dallas police officers on patrol were flagged down at Lancaster Rd. and E. Kiest Blvd. by a couple in an SUV. The pair tells police they were sitting in the SUV in south Oak Cliff when three men approached them, the victim says he drove off when one of the men shot him in the leg. They drove a couple of blocks and flagged down the officers.

    MAN DIES AFTER ATTEMPTED MURDER-SUICIDE
    Dallas police say a man who shot his ex-girlfriend then turned the gun on himself has died. According to police the man went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the 4100 block of North Haven to discuss an upcoming court case, but when he arrived he shot the ex-girlfriend then shot himself. Police say he died at the hospital, the ex-girlfriend is still recovering, her injuries do not appear life-threatening.

    DALLAS COUNTY INMATE DIES AFTER JAIL FIGHT
    Authorities are investigating the death of a Dallas County jail inmate who died after fighting with another prisoner. Officials at the Dallas County Sheriff's Department said Mario Bernardo was taken off life support Sunday evening, the Dallas Morning News reported. An initial investigation indicates that Bernardo and the other unidentified inmate fought at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on Saturday. Later that afternoon, medical staff noticed that Bernardo appeared to be having a possible seizure and called for Dallas Fire-Rescue. He was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery for a head injury.

    KERENS FIRST BAPTIST DESTROYED BY FIRE
    Fire investigators are still looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed the Kerens First Baptist Church on Saturday morning. A Kerens police officer spotted the fire at the church at around 3 a.m. Saturday. The fire destroyed the sanctuary, but the nearby educational building was spared. Click here to watch an NBCDFW video report.