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Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari

The Dallas County Medical Examiner has ruled 31 year old James Harper died of gunshot wounds. He has also classified the police shooting of Harper a homicide – meaning the death was the result of a willful act by someone other than the victim.

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Tarrant County is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus.

Officials at Tarrant County Public Health say with fewer than five cases, any information about the victim is not released in order to protect confidentiality.

The county has five mosquito pools testing positive for the virus so far. They are in Hurst, Euless, Bedford and Richland Hills.

Yesterday, Dallas County reported its first human case of the mosquito-transmitted virus. Denton County reported a case late last month.

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Parker County Sheriff's Department


A Texas man has been found guilty of kidnapping his former neighbor and raping her on a deer-skinning device and a bed where she was chained nightly for almost two weeks.