WOMEN TIED UP, BEATEN IN ROBBERY
Police said three women were tied up and two were beaten during an early-morning home invasion in south Fort Worth, the Star-Telegram reports. The residents told police that they were sleeping when two men kicked in the front door of their apartment Sunday morning at the Sycamore Villa Apartments in the 7500 block of Chance Boulevard. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.
SMASH AND GRAB ATTEMPT FAILS AT DALLAS SHELL STATION
Dallas police were searching Monday for a silver Ford 150 that they believed was used to hit the front of a Shell station located at 17604 Davenport Road. Police said the incident was a failed attempt to smash into the store and grab the ATM. The vehicle fled westbound on McCallum Blvd, police said.
DRIVER SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN FATAL 2006 INCIDENT
A River Oaks woman has been sentenced to 20 year in prison after pleading guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the death of a Fort Worth man, the Star-Telegram reports. Lisa Cook admitted to being drunk when she ran her SUV off a White Settlement road in 2006, striking and killing Claudio Ochoa as he mowed his lawn. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.
MOTHER BEGS JURY TO SPARE SON'S LIFE AT QUADRUPLE MURDER TRIAL
Raul Cortez's mother had to be led from the courtroom Monday morning after she got on her knees and begged a Collin County jury to spare her son's life, the Dallas Morning News reports. Cortez was found guilty Thursday of the 2004 shooting deaths of Rosa Barbosa, 46; her nephew, Matthew Barbosa, 25; and his friends Austin York, 18, and Matthew Self, 17. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.
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CROOK STEALS GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
A burglar took three large sacks filled with Girl Scout cookies out of a vehicle parked at a Southlake home in the 900 block of Brazos Drive on Jan. 17, the Star-Telegram reports. No other items were taken, according to police reports. An estimated 32 boxes of cookies of different varieties were in the sacks, police said. Click here to read this story from the Star-Telegram.