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    Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images. Police in Britain have arrested two teenagers in connection with events at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday, in which a gunman took four people hostage before he was killed. Saturday morning during religious services, Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. After a nearly eleven-hour standoff, one hostage was released unharmed on Saturday afternoon and the remaining three escaped when the hostage rescue team killed Akram. Before he died, Akram repeatedly demanded the release of convicted terrorist and attempted murderer Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently serving a 86-year sentence at a federal prison in Texas. According to a report by CNN, “a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation” said that Akram arrived in the U.S. about five weeks ago, via a flight that landed at JFK Airport in New York City. The exact path he traveled was not yet known. The source also said that Akram was not on any U.S. government watchlists and traveled legally. Both American and British intelligence services were...
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- An 18-year-old student accused in a shooting at a Texas high school was released from jail Thursday after posting bond.Police accuse Timothy George Simpkins of opening fire in a classroom Wednesday at Timberview High School in Arlington. Two people were shot and two others suffered unspecified injuries. He was jailed on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Police have said the shooting happened after a fight, but Simpkins' family said he had been bullied and robbed twice at school."The decision he made, taking the gun, we're not justifying that," said family spokeswoman Carol Harrison Lafayette, who spoke to reporters outside the Simpkins' home Wednesday night while standing with other relatives. "That was not right. But he was trying to protect himself."Police said a 15-year-old student who was shot remained in critical condition while a 25-year-old teacher who was shot was in good condition Thursday.EMBED More News Videos The suspect, an 18-year-old student, fled the scene and was taken into custody hours later, police said.
    McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – McKinney Police said they’ve charged a 22-year-old Stephon Washington with aggravated kidnapping for allegedly assaulting a woman at knifepoint on Saturday, July 10. Police said it happened at Towne Lake Park around 5:45 a.m. that day. Police said the woman, who was attacked while she was jogging, “was able to bravely fight off her attacker and give officers a description of him.” Police said, a short time later, Washington was taken into custody. The victim said she was jogging when he grabbed her from behind at knifepoint and took her into a bathroom telling her to remove her shirt, then asking asking for money, CBS 11’s Erin Jones reports. The woman said after a few moments, Washington let her go and told her she got lucky this time. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
    TEMPE, Ariz. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – An Army soldier based at Fort Hood has been arrested in connection with the 2019 death of his former girlfriend’s baby, Tempe police said Thursday, May 27. They said Khairee Patton was taken into custody Tuesday, May 25. READ MORE: North Texans Memorial Day Weekend Lake Plans Will Be Impacted By Recent Rainfall Authorities said Patton was booked into the Bell County Jail as he awaits extradition to Arizona where he’s facing charges of second-degree murder, child abuse and failure to provide care. Khairee Patton (mugshot) Police said they were called to a Tempe hospital in January 2019 about an unresponsive 13-month-old child who arrived in critical condition and died. The child’s mother had gone to work, leaving Patton to watch him. READ MORE: Real North Texas Businesses Have Bank Accounts Frozen In Federal Push To Find COVID-19 Fraudsters Investigators said Patton reported the baby hit his head on a stereo at the home. But doctors said the injuries did not seem consistent with an accident and appeared to be caused by abuse. Fort Hood criminal...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas man has been arrested and charged with bank robbery, Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah announced Thursday, May 4. Michael Wilmer Wilson, 34, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Dallas on Thursday morning and charged with bank robbery. READ MORE: Former Cowboys QB Babe Laufenberg Surprises Kids With Cancer, Shares Personal Story He is set to make his first appearance in federal court on Friday. According to the criminal complaint, Wilson is allegedly connected to multiple recent bank robberies across North Texas. The incidents were repeatedly caught on surveillance cameras. Michael Wilmer Wilson (credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office) During a robbery at a bank in Dallas on Feb. 9, Wilson allegedly flashed a demand note that read, “This is a robbery. I have a gun.” After grabbing several thousand dollars from the frightened teller, he fled with the money and demand note – but left a deposit slip on the counter. Investigators lifted a latent fingerprint off of the slip. They ran the print through a police department database, but failed to turn up...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas man has been arrested and charged with bank robbery, Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah announced Thursday, May 4. Michael Wilmer Wilson, 34, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Dallas on Thursday morning and charged with bank robbery. READ MORE: Former Cowboys QB Babe Laufenberg Surprises Kids With Cancer, Shares Personal Story He is set to make his first appearance in federal court on Friday. According to the criminal complaint, Wilson is allegedly connected to multiple recent bank robberies across North Texas. The incidents were repeatedly caught on surveillance cameras. Michael Wilmer Wilson (credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office) During a robbery at a bank in Dallas on Feb. 9, Wilson allegedly flashed a demand note that read, “This is a robbery. I have a gun.” After grabbing several thousand dollars from the frightened teller, he fled with the money and demand note – but left a deposit slip on the counter. Investigators lifted a latent fingerprint off of the slip. They ran the print through a police department database, but failed to turn up...
    New this week: Stowaway, Rutherford Falls and the Oscars U.S. judge detains two Proud Boys over role in storming Capitol © Provided by Sports Illustrated Willie Simmons III signed to North Texas in December and was a three-star linebacker. Willie Simmons III, a North Texas football signee, was one of three people killed in a shooting on Sunday in an Austin, Texas, apartment complex. The Elgin (Texas) Independent School District confirmed his death in a statement.  Elgin ISD Superintendent Dr. Jodi Duron confirmed that one of the other victims in the shooting was Alyssa Broderick, who played on the school's girls basketball team. The third victim has been identified but their identity has not been made public.  “He was an exceptional young man and leader among his peers,” Duron said.  Simmons III signed with North Texas in December and was a three-star linebacker recruit. Duron said the football team captain was also a National Honor Society member and “represented the very best of Elgin ISD.” Police announced that Stephen Broderick, 41, has been arrested. Austin police interim chief Joseph Chacon...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Today’s beautiful, sunny weather will be short-lived as our next storm system approaches on Friday. That storm continues to strengthen as it exits the Pacific Northwest and will continue to head towards the Plains, providing our next threat for severe weather Friday afternoon and evening.   READ MORE: COVID Shot And A Beer Anyone? Whats On Tap Event In North Richland Hills Offered Both As of this writing (Thursday), the severe threat is not a slam-dunk. Models remain in a bit of disagreement on this event thanks to a “cap” that will be in place across the area. That is to say, the ability for our atmosphere to fully tap into the available instability is uncertain at this time. This will all play out early tomorrow. If we get some sunshine to break through, this would increase our likelihood for severe activity. READ MORE: Ellis County Murder Suspect Trenton Adams Found, Arrested In Houston The severe potential in North Texas focuses on supercell development that could begin as early as 3 or 4 PM...
    VENUS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities in North Texas have arrested two 16-year-olds in connection to the deaths of two other teenagers who are believed to have died from overdosing on counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Police in Venus, located in Johnson County, made the arrest of the two boys following the deaths in March. The identities of the two suspects or what charges they face were not immediately released. READ MORE: Dallas Teen With Cystic Fibrosis Just Wanted To Meet A Police Officer; Brandon Benavides Ended Up Chief For The Day Police said the two victims died in separate incidents over spring break. READ MORE: North Texas Physical Therapist Charged With Sexual Assault At Hospital In each case, witnesses told police they thought they were taking oxycodone pills. Police said there have been confirmed cases around North Texas in recent months of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. MORE NEWS: Former Texas Sheriff Robert Chody Charged Again With Evidence Tampering In Mans In-Custody Death This is a developing story and will be updated.
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A suspect in a fatal stabbing outside a Rhode Island bar 10 years ago has been arrested in North Texas, officials said Friday. Jason Lopes, 33, formerly of North Attleborough, Massachusetts, was arrested in Garland, Texas, this week, Attorney General Peter Neronha said in a statement. He is currently in custody at the Dallas County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Rhode Island. READ MORE: Hangry Customer Helps Cops Stop Alleged Suspect Running Through Texas Chick-fil-A Drive-Thru No defense attorney for Lopes was listed in online court records. Jason Lopes (Source: Dallas County Jail) Lopes has been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge in connection with the December 2010 stabbing of Zackary Marshall outside a Providence bar, authorities said. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Expanded Credit Works And Why It Means More Money To Parents “Ten years is a long time, and I recognize how difficult it has been for the family of Mr. Marshall to wait for this day to come,” Neronha said. “There is a distance on road to...
    BUTLER, Alabama (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The son of a slain Alabama preacher has been arrested in North Texas on a murder charge in the killing of his father and the attempted slaying of his mother, authorities said. Shannon Xavier Pearson, 25, was arrested Monday, March 8 by federal marshals in Plano, the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release posted on social media. READ MORE: Dallas Police Seek Suspect Who Fatally Shot Rachel Witcher, 21, At Wilshire Apartments Shannon Xavier Pearson (Choctaw County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Department) He was being held on a cash bond of $1 million in the shooting death of his father, the Rev. Tim Pearson. Pearson also is charged with trying to kill his mother, Melony Pearson, who was seriously injured, the statement said. Deputies were called about the shooting around midnight on Jan. 8. READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Christopher Trevon Avington Faces Capital Murder Charges For Alleged Connection To Fatal Shootings Melissa Breauna Hill, 18, surrendered to authorities on the day of the shooting and was charged with murder and attempted murder, authorities said. Her bail...
    MESA, Ariz. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Mesa now, two weeks after her death, authorities have arrested a suspect in North Texas and charged him with second-degree murder. According to police, 34-year-old Cherdon Mitchell was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Frisco, after DNA evidence linked him to the January 15 death of Xzavia Williams. (credit: Mesa Police Department) Officers making a traffic stop in Mesa said they heard a gunshot and found Williams, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Mesa police investigators located surveillance video from the apartment complex where Williams was killed. They said it showed the suspect, later identified as Mitchell, and his vehicle. Mitchell was seen holding a white cup in the video and it was later found by detectives in a bush near William’s apartment, according to police. They said DNA analysis from the cup identified Mitchell as the suspect. Mitchell remains jailed on a $500,000 bond. It was unclear Sunday if he has a lawyer yet for his case. (© Copyright 2021...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas man is facing three federal charges for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after he was identified through social media posts. Nolan Cooke, 22, is currently in the Fannin County Jail as he is accused of acts during civil disorder, entering restricted buildings or grounds and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds. The riot in Washington, D.C. happened after a rally by now-former President Donald Trump and his supporters as they called for the 2020 election results to be overturned due to unfounded claims of voter fraud. In the end, five people, including a Capitol police officer, died as a result of the events. According to the arrest affidavit, Cooke was identified by tipsters through posts on Snapchat as having allegedly participated in the riot. The affidavit stated Cooke posted a video of himself driving to Washington, D.C. before the rally and also posted pictures and video during the riot. Authorities also found posts from Cooke on Instagram and TikTok that showed him at the Capitol. Nolan Cooke Instagram posts...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/CBS NEWS) – North Texas realtor Jenna Ryan, who traveled on a private plane to the January 6 Trump rally and later, the Capitol riot, was kicked off PayPal Thursday evening, Jan. 21, after attempting to solicit donations for business losses. Ryan, who was arrested last Friday, Jan. 15, asked her Twitter followers for help Thursday afternoon, sharing a link to a PayPal account where supporters could offer a donation. Jenna Ryan (courtesy: Twitter) In a tweet, Ryan said, “I am accepting donations to pay legal fees and losses due to my arrest and charges by the FBI” and later claimed she had raised $1,000. By Thursday evening, PayPal had closed the account, according to Kim Eichorn, a PayPal spokesperson. “PayPal has a policy to allow fundraising for legal defense purposes,” Eichorn said in an email to CBS News. “PayPal thoroughly reviews accounts, and if we learn that funds are used for anything other than legal defense, the account will be subject to immediate closure. We can confirm that the account in question has been closed.” Ryan turned herself...
    CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas realtor Jenna Ryan, who was seen in photos and video at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, arrived home Friday, Jan. 15 after turning herself in to authorities earlier in the day. The FBI had executed a search warrant at Ryan’s home in Carrollton a short time earlier. “It was a very strange experience to be arrested by the FBI,” she told CBS 11 outside home.  “They’re very professional and it was a very strange feeling. I have a lot of faith in God and I was just praising him and praying and I was just knowing God would take care of me in this situation.” Ryan, who took a private plane to Washington D.C. on the day of the riot, faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. “I just want people to know I’m a normal person. That I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol. That I was displaying my patriotism...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force arrested Julian Samano, 18, in connection to the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man Tuesday morning, Dec. 1 in the 1500 block of Centre Place Drive. Multiple callers heard shots fired, and at least one witness reported seeing the victim lying on the ground in a parking lot. Julian Samano, 18 (credit: City of Denton Jail) Investigators said they determined Samano shot the victim after a verbal dispute. Samano was apprehended without incident in Fort Worth after investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest. He’s currently being held in the City of Denton Jail. His bond has not been set at this time. The identity of the victim is not being released, pending family notification. MORE FROM CBSDFW North Texas Teen Arrested For Allegedly Committing 3 Aggravated Robberies In Less Than An Hour On Thanksgiving Day Cancer-Surviving North Texas Santa Moves Kids Meet Up Operation To Zoom During Pandemic Treasure Hunt: Dallas Record Store Owners Sift Through Million-Piece Collection In Search Of Valuable Items  
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Homicide Detectives in Dallas arrested three people — all under the age of 20 — in connection to the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old on July 15, 2020. Officers found the victim laying on the ground in the 2700 block of Texas Drive. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Through their investigation, detectives determined that two Latin males, one who’s 18 and another age 20 were responsible. The both face a murder charge and were no billed by the Dallas County Grand Jury. A third suspect who is a juvenile suspect was also arrested. MORE FROM CBSDFW North Texas Teen Arrested For Allegedly Committing 3 Aggravated Robberies In Less Than An Hour On Thanksgiving Day Cancer-Surviving North Texas Santa Moves Kids Meet Up Operation To Zoom During Pandemic Treasure Hunt: Dallas Record Store Owners Sift Through Million-Piece Collection In Search Of Valuable Items      
    MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 19-year-old was arrested for disorderly contact and assault-contact after Mesquite police said he made inappropriate sexual comments/advances toward women he didn’t know. Police took Adam Martinez into custody on Nov. 21, 2020 in the 700 Block of E. Davis St. Two women at the scene told police Martinez about his unwanted advances. MORE FROM CBSDFW North Texas Teen Arrested For Allegedly Committing 3 Aggravated Robberies In Less Than An Hour On Thanksgiving Day Cancer-Surviving North Texas Santa Moves Kids Meet Up Operation To Zoom During Pandemic Treasure Hunt: Dallas Record Store Owners Sift Through Million-Piece Collection In Search Of Valuable Items  
    MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mesquite Police arrested a 17-year-old wanted for three aggravated robberies on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. at three convenience stores. · 800 Block of E. Main at approximately 4:53 P.M. · 2300 Block of N. Galloway at approximately 5:23 P.M. · 100 Block U.S. Hwy 80 at approximately 5:36 P.M. After the third robbery, responding officers located the suspect vehicle leaving the area and they chased after him. The pursuit continued into Dallas, where the suspect, Israel Montantes was ultimately taken into custody. The suspect vehicle was later determined to have been stolen out of Irving. Montantes is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery with bonds set at $50,000 each and one count of evading in a vehicle with a bond set at $10,000. MORE FROM CBSDFW Power And Cable Out In Part Of Mansfield After Juveniles In Stolen SUV Crash Into Power Pole Cancer-Surviving North Texas Santa Moves Kids Meet Up Operation To Zoom During Pandemic Treasure Hunt: Dallas Record Store Owners Sift Through Million-Piece Collection In Search Of Valuable Items  
    GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Garland man is in jail charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing his father multiple times. Police said it happened shortly after 4:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 in the 1400 block of High Meadow Drive. When officers got there they found a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. Officers said they learned the victim was in bed asleep with his wife when the victim’s son, 32-year-old Ronald Bruce Kennedy Jr., entered the bedroom an attacked his father. Ronald Kennedy Jr. (Garland PD) Officers said they were told Kennedy Jr. was suffering from a mental health crisis. As officers approached the victim to render aid, they were told his son was in the bathroom and still armed with the knife. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and take him into custody without further incident. The victim was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. No bond has been set on the son.
    TEXAS – Authorities provided new details about the discovery of a burned body in a house that was under construction in the Celina area. According to the mayor of the city, Sean Terry, the emergency call was received around 11:08 am where it was indicated about sounds of gunfire, but upon arrival firefighters found a fire. After fighting the flames, officers found a burned person in the vicinity of Anvil Ct and Dallas Pkwy. This person was identified as Blair Carter, 60, of Celina. Minutes later, officers found the suspect who was identified as Jeremy Harris, 31, who is facing murder charges. His bond was set at $ 1,000,000 and he is being held in the Ellis County Jail. The investigation continues as they also seek to determine how and why the events occurred.
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas man was arrested at a Houston airport last week and charged with international child exploitation crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. The office said David Woods, 68, of Lake Kiowa in Cooke County is accused of “coercing and enticing” a child in the Philippines to engage in sexual activities. According to officials, Woods was first suspected in July 2019 after he returned to the U.S. from a months-long trip to the Philippines. An investigation by Homeland Security later revealed he was allegedly in contact with the victim and coerced her into engaging in sexual acts and filming them for him. Officials allege Woods also engaged in sexual acts with the victim during the 2019 trip. He was arrested on Sept. 25, 2020 at the George Bush International Airport in Houston after he arrived from the Philippines. He is charged with coercing and enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He faces 10 years to life in prison, if convicted.
    TOLEDO, Ohio (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Dallas, Texas man has been arrested after leading troopers on a chase through three Ohio counties in a stolen ambulance, authorities said. Troopers were dispatched at about 3 a.m. to check on an ambulance that had been reported stolen from Mercy Health St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo and was parked on Route 24 in Lucas County, police said. When troopers arrived to check on the ambulance, the driver fled west into Henry County, police said. Troopers tried unsuccessfully to halt the vehicle using stop sticks, and it continued into Defiance County, where troopers were able to deflate the two front tires with stop sticks. The driver was taken into custody and will face charges of fleeing and eluding and receiving stolen property, police said. St. Vincent Medical Center police plan other charges, the highway patrol said. WTOL reports the driver was identified as Johnny Smith of Dallas. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
    PRINCETON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Princeton, Texas couple has been arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child and two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence after Collin County deputies found their one-week old baby dead in a bucket of tar in a shed behind their home. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday, August 8, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 9100 block of Highridge Road in Princeton, regarding the possibility of an unreported death of an infant. Later that morning, investigators located and interviewed the child’s parents, identified as 42-year-old Roland Grabowski and 41-year-old Donna Grabowski. Roland Grabowski and Donna Grabowski (Collin Co. Sheriff’s Office) They initially declined to cooperate with investigators. A subsequent investigation by deputies resulted in the arrest of the Grabowski’s for Abandoning or Endangering a Child, a 2nd degree felony. After their arrest, the Grabowski’s made a statement to investigators advising that on or around July 29, they awoke to find their one week old baby, Micah Grabowski, deceased in their bed. The Grabowski’s confessed that they failed...
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