JWP Opening Statements, Voter ID, Josh Hamilton: Your Monday Evening News Roundup

Good afternoon. Here are some stories you may have missed today. Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. John Wiley Price portrayed as generous public servant and greedy crook in opening of trialFederal jurors who will decide the fate of veteran Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price will have to determine whether he's a hardworking public servant who helped his close friends in need or a greedy and corrupt man who enriched himself by selling his vote and position of influence. Those were the two versions of Price that the government and the defense presented to the federal jury on Monday during opening statements in his political corruption trial. Price's bribery, mail fraud and tax evasion trial is expected to last through June. City budget: Dallas Fire-Rescue chief David Coatney told members of the City Council's public safety committee on Monday that the rescue side of Dallas Fire-Rescue is under a "substantial strain" and needs more resources in the years ahead.   Continue reading...

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