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    NEWSLETTERS

    Nick Koudis

    WOMAN ACCUSED OF HOME-BASED PROSTITUTION
    A 44-year-old woman accused of running a prostitution business from her house was arrested Monday, University Park police said. Cynthia Martinez has been renting the house in the 2900 block of Fondren Drive since 2006, police said. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.

    FORMER SOCCER COACH SENTENCED FOR CHILD SEX CRIMES
    A former North Texas soccer coach was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison on child molestation charges. Daniel Cassidy was convicted on six counts of child sex crimes in Denton County. Highland Village police arrested Cassidy last summer. He coached for the Lewisville Soccer Association, but police said none of the victims were soccer players.

    GRANDMA PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING "CHEESE" HEROIN
    A 60-year-old Rowlett grandmother pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of drug possession with intent to distribute, the Dallas Morning News reported. Police raided Barbara Blanton Sims' $200,000 house in February in response to a tip and said they found at least nine ounces of heroin, more than 3,000 capsules containing what appeared to be "cheese," a mixture of heroin and an over-the-counter sleep aid, and eight guns. Sims' sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 28. She faces 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.  

    ID ON 3 DEAD IN GARLAND
    Garland police have identified three people found shot to death in an apparent double murder and a suicide as a man, a woman and her husband. The standoff ended Sunday afternoon when police went into the home and discovered the bodies of three Garland residents. A police statement said Amber Doyle, 30, and Damon Spoon, 31, had been slain. The suspected gunman, Denny Doyle, 37, was dead from a self-inflicted wound. Garland police are investigating the motive for the shootings.

    POLICE NAB CIGARETTE THEFT SUSPECTS AFTER CHASE
    Two men suspected of breaking into a Conoco Gas Station in Garland were arrested Tuesday after a chase through South Dallas, police said. Police said a burglary alarm alerted them to the break-in at about 3:45 a.m. in the 4700 block of North Beltline Road and Northwest Drive. Police said when they arrived they found two men loading trash cans filled with cigarettes into their car. The men left cigarettes scattered in the parking lot as they fled.

    NEARLY $8M IN POT FOUND IN CORSICANA
    Navarro County sheriff's deputies helped harvest and then confiscate more than $7 million worth of marijuana near a levee system. Capt. Elmer Tanner said removal of the marijuana plot, about 5,000 plants, began Monday. No arrests were immediately made, but Tanner said some individuals are under investigation. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.