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    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Oct. 1, 2009.

    MAN PLAYS "RUSSIAN ROULETTE" WITH SELF, LOSES
    A man accidentally shot himself in the head Thursday at the Grand Manor Apartments in the 1700 block of West Tarrant Road, Grand Prairie police said. Grand Prairie police found the man dead at about 1 a.m. The man's girlfriend said he was playing with the handgun in what officers described as a "Russian roulette" fashion. When he put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger it discharged, killing him, police said. 

    BOMB QUAD CALLED FOR SUSPICIOUS DEVICE AT AIRPORT
    A bomb quad was called to Dallas Love Field Thursday morning after a suspicious device was spotted in the lobby area's men's restroom, airport officials said. The call followed a Dallas-Fire Rescue HAZMAT call about a white powder found in the restroom. The HAZMAT team investigated and found the substance was actually some sort of body powder.  While the team was in the restroom, they noticed an old clock radio with wires exposed and called the bomb squad. The bomb squad determined the clock was a clock, and not some sort of bomb. The incident did not affect airport operations, officials said. 

    BUDWEISER BIG RIG INVOLVED IN BIG WRECK
    A multi-vehicle wreck involving a Budweiser semi-truck Thursday injured 10 people and shut down part of Interstate 20, Weatherford police said. The semi-truck was traveling eastbound near the 408 exit of I-20 when it apparently veered out the eastbound lanes and crossed through the cables into westbound traffic, investigators said. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.

    MAN CONVICTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE
    A McKinney man has been convicted of animal torture and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a domestic disturbance, the McKinney Courier Gazette reported. Ronald Lyn Cash, 43, was arrested Jan. 16 in the 2300 block of Gabriel Drive. The woman at the residence told police that after she and Cash got into an argument he shot and killed her dog, and threatened to kill her and himself. He has been sentenced to five years of probation with a two-year prison sentence for probation violations on the animal cruelty charge and seven years of probation with a three-year prison sentence for probation violations on the assault charge, according to court records.