Cityplace Target Lawsuit, California's Texas Travel Ban, Victory Park: Your Friday Morning Roundup

Good morning!Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.🌡️ Weather: Sunny, hot, and humid with a heat advisory in effect. High 99°👋 Stay in touch: Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Lawsuit filed in Cityplace Target attackBy Lauren Fox A Dallas theater director severely beaten and robbed outside the Cityplace Target in January sued the retailer Thursday, alleging that store security failed to protect him and even discouraged him from calling police. "Do not let him call the police. Don't call the police," the lawsuit quotes the store's head of security as telling employees. "We have a police officer here, and we will take care of it." Derek Whitener's attorney alleges that there was no security in the parking lot on Jan. 14 when Whitener was attacked by the same masked men whose presence had worried him enough to alert employees on his way into the store on Haskell Avenue.Whitener is suing Target Corp., Juan Manuel Puente -- the head of security for the store -- and three other store employees for negligent security. He seeks monetary relief in excess of $1 million.Sibling drama: An argument that started with someone using too much Febreze ended with a central Oak Cliff man threatening his sister with a butcher knife, Dallas police say.Puppy return: An Austin-area man who police say left his puppy in a hot car "because he didn't want to waste gas" will be able to keep the dog, a court ruled Thursday.Lifeguard hunt: Police are searching for the head lifeguard of a McKinney pool after they say he touched a young girl inappropriately.Editorial: Why the next Dallas police chief has to do more than just fight crime.  Continue reading...

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