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    NEWSLETTERS

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 24, 2009.

    VIDEO RELEASED IN BRINKS GUARD'S FATAL SHOOTING 
    Dallas police are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of killing a Brinks security guard at an Oak Cliff bank. After watching the video police said they are concerned the suspect may have police or military training because of the way he stands as he fires his weapon. Brinks is offering $75,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Police said they believe he may be responsible for three other bank robberies. In each one, police said the man took off in this white two-door vehicle. Click here to watch the surveillance video.

    JAIL SAYS ACCUSED CANNIBAL MOM COMPETENT FOR TRIAL
    The attorney for a San Antonio mother accused of killing, mutilating and cannibalizing parts of her infant son in July said a jail psychiatrist deemed her competent to stand trial. According to an autopsy report, the baby was nearly decapitated and was missing several part parts and organs. A judge will consider the recommendation in November. Otty Sanchez is charged with capital murder and is being held on $1 million bail. Her lawyer said Sanchez will likely plead not guilty by reason of mental illness.

    TWO KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN LAKESIDE
    Two people died after they were ejected from a rolled over vehicle at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday in the 10000 block of Confederate Park Road in Lakeside, police said. Police shut down the road as they investigated the single-car wreck. There was no word on what caused the accident.

    POLICE: COUPLE'S DEATH APPARENTLY MURDER-SUICIDE
    An investigation is under way after a Highland Park couple was found dead Wednesday night inside a house in the 4000 block of Purdue Street, police said. Police said they were called to the home of Roscoe Halcomb, 66, and his wife Mary Halcomb, 59, after a relative reported not hearing from the couple in several days. Police said their preliminary investigation results are that the deaths are a murder-suicide by gunshot wounds.

    THREE KILLED IN NATIONAL GUARD HUMVEE CRASH
    A National Guard Humvee went airborne on a Texas interstate Wednesday and vaulted into an oncoming lane, triggering a six-vehicle crash that killed a soldier and two other drivers, authorities said.  Texas National Guard spokesman Col. Bill Meehan declined to say where the soldier, who was driving the Humvee, was stationed or where she was going at the time of the crash. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.

    MAN DIES FROM INJURIES IN CAR CRASH
    A 27-year-old Decatur man who was ejected from a vehicle Saturday in a crash in Watuaga died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital, the Star Telegram reported.  Kent Powell was a passenger in a 2009 Corvette that was driven by a 27-year-old Watauga man. Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a telephone pole at about 1:45 a.m. in the 6200 block of Chapman Road. The driver, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released shortly after.

    CITY COUNCIL APPROVES DALLAS AUTO POUND CAMERAS
    The Dallas City Council has approved funds to purchase cameras to monitor the city's auto pound, which has long been an easy target for thieves, the Dallas Morning News reported. The 13 digital cameras, which will have low-light vision and motion sensing and tracking will be installed around the perimeter of the pound, First Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans told the paper.