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Amber Alert Issued for Galveston Infant — A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a Galveston infant taken from a babysitter by three people, according to The Texas Center for the Missing. The child, 6-month-old Jerome, is black with black hair and brown eeys. He was last seen wearing a dark blue Snoopy onesie with light blue trim and white socks.
Nov 21, 2014

@NBCDFW: Amber Alert for Galveston Infant a Hoax: Police Baby didn't even exist.” crazy story

Overturned 18-Wheeler Shuts Down Arlington Street — Police said Cooper Street is shut down in Arlington after an 18-wheeler wrecked Friday morning. Arlington police say the 18-wheeler turned on its side just before 6 a.m. on southbound South Cooper Street near Interstate 20. Officials did not say if any other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

DFW Airport Gate Area Evacuated for Suspicious Bag — Live video from Chopper 5 will appear in the player above. From time to time the signal may go black -- this is normal and the video should return soon. Police have evacuated a gate area in Terminal E at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport after the discovery of what was deemed a "suspicious" bag.

5 Die in Wreck on Family Trip to Disney World — Three children and two adults were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over during the North Texas family's trip to Disney World, Louisiana state police said. The family's 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the wheel just before 11 p.m.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @frankheinziv: Absolutely heartbreaking RT @NBCDFW: 5 members of North Texas family headed to Disney World killed in a car crash

Nov 20, 2014

Absolutely heartbreaking RT @NBCDFW: 5 members of North Texas family headed to Disney World killed in a car crash

Two Men Arrested for Child Pornography — Hurst police have arrested two men on charges of child pornography, Randy Ray Wesson, 28, and Ricardo Javid Lugo, 17, have been taken into police custody. According to investigators, a tip from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led officers to the two men.
Nov 20, 2014

This story is twisted: One man poses as sixth grader; another as his father - both arrested for child porn… @nbcdfw

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Explosion on Gulf Platform — An explosion has occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. Thursday about 12 miles off Louisiana's coast.

11-Year-Old North Texas Child Paralyzed by Enterovirus-D68 — A mystery illness that has sickened children all over the country has caused paralysis in a North Texas child. On Thursday, the family of 11-year-old Bryan Sotelo, of Allen, was told he tested positive for enterovirus-D68. In many cases, the illness causes breathing problems to the point where children have ended up on ventilators.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @NBCDFW: 11-year-old child from Allen partially paralyzed by enterovirus-D68, but there's reason to hope, @RayVilleda reports:

Defying GOP, Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation — Administration officials say President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation's immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people, including parents and young people, to avoid deportation. "What I am going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president, to make the system work better," Obama said in a Facebook video previewing the 7 p.m.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @NBCDFW: Watch Live: President Obama to unveil a major executive action on immigration policy tonight at 7 p.m. -->…

Fire Reported at Arlington Apartments — Arlington firefighters helped extinguish an apartment fire Thursday afternoon that sent one person to an area hospital.

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $400,000 from Employer — A man has pleaded guilty to stealing $400,000 from a San Antonio company and spending the majority of it at strip clubs. The San Antonio Express-News reported 52-year-old Todd Seward admitted Tuesday to charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Authorities say he stole the money from his employer, Gratr Landscapes Ltd.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @NBCDFW: Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $400,000 from Employer. Read where he is accused of spending the money

Police: FW Teacher Accused of Improperly Touching Student — Fort Worth police said they arrested a middle school teacher accused of inappropriately touching a female student. Officials said 24-year-old Handley Middle School teacher Nestor Torres touched a female student's chest while on school property in October. After investigating, Fort Worth Police Department spokesman Daniel Segura said they arrested Torres and charged him with improper relationship between teacher and student.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @NBCDFW: Fort Worth police say they arrested a Handley Middle School teacher accused of improperly touching a female student

SMU Police Looking for Missing Student — A student from Southern Methodist University has not been seen since Tuesday and police are asking for help locating the male. SMU police said 21-year-old Connor Burrel was last seen wearing a white hoodie and khaki pants carrying a dark jacket or sweater outside of NorthPark Center at 2:30 p.m.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @NBCDFW: SMU police are asking for help locating a student who was last seen Tuesday.

Red Cross and Fire Departments Busy This Winter — The American Red Cross Disaster Services team has been extra busy this month helping North Texas families affected by fires. This past week alone, the team has responded to 41 fires, including Monday morning on North Story Road, where Nicole Hayes and her son were able to escape the flames after firefighters pounded on her door.