• Woman Wanted For Stealing Glasses From Dallas Optical Store

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police detectives are trying to find a woman they say stole several pairs of glasses from the Glass Optical on W. Davis Street.
    Police said it happened on Sunday, June 10 around 11:00 a.m.
    Police said surveillance video showed the woman taking the glasses.
    Glass Optical burglary suspect (surveillance)
    Police believe the suspect is about 20 to 30 years old with a medium to heavy build. She has long black hair and was wearing all black clothing.
    Anyone who knows
  • Dallas Man Dubbed ‘Frack Master’ Arrested On $62.6 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Christopher A. Faulkner, 41, aka the ‘Frack Master’ was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport by special agents on a federal complaint, charging him with securities fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, in connection with a scheme to defraud investors of millions of dollars.
    The 41-year-old  made an appearance Monday in Los Angeles, California before a U.S. Magistrate Judge and will remain in custody pending further court hearings i
  • Bottled Hot Dog Water: It’s A Thing

    VANCOUVER, Canada (CBSDFW.COM) – When it comes to different variations of bottled water, one thing they have in common, is the idea they’re healthy.
    Well, here’s another one said to be healthy, but it may not sound like it.
    During a festival in Vancouver last weekend, among the vendors selling food, drinks, and crafts was one selling “hot dog water.”
    A man wearing a full-body hot dog costume spent the day selling bottled hot dog water — water used to boil hot
  • Cedar Hill Police Searching For Man After Robbery

    Cedar Hill police are searching for a man in an alleged armed robbery case.Photo Credit: Cedar Hill Police
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  • First Lady’s ‘I Don’t Care’ Jacket Causes A Stir

    McALLEN (AP) — First lady Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?”
    The green hooded spring military jacket has the words written graffiti-style on the back.
    When asked what message the first lady’s jacket intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message.”
    Mrs. Trump wore a different
  • Skateboarding Teen Hit By Car Dies

    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth Police said a 16-year-old boy was struck and killed while skateboarding down a hill on a side street Wednesday.
    It happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. at Riverside Drive and East Lancaster Avenue.
    The victim jumped off his skateboard just before Lancaster, but his momentum carried him into the roadway where he was struck by a vehicle.
    The victim was rushed to John Peter Smith Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
    There are no criminal charges pendi
  • Billboard Encouraging ‘Liberals’ To ‘Keep Driving’ Out Of Texas Removed

    FRITCH, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — A Texas billboard that sparked controversy and death threats online after going viral on social media this week has been removed.  That according to the company that manages the sign.
    “The billboard advertising ‘Liberals keep driving’ is now down,” Randy Burkett of Burkett Outdoor Advertising said in a statement to CBS 11 Thursday. “The client who paid for the Liberal sign requested [it] come down after only being up 24
  • ‘This Is How I Save My Life’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher

    Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from Gallery Books, an imprint CBS sister company Simon & Schuster.
    I am twenty-eight years old when I arrive in magnificent India. I am here with my parents, an
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  • It’s National Selfie Day, Here’s Proof The First One Was Taken In 1839

    (CBSNewYork/CBS Local) – June 21 is National Selfie Day. People around the country are celebrating the start of summer by grabbing their cameras, smartphones, and selfie sticks to snap a quick photo of themselves.
    The casual self-portraits have become so popular in recent years that the word “selfie” is now in the Oxford Dictionary.
    While the selfie revolution has gone hand-in-hand with the spread of smartphone users around the world, did you know the first “official&rdqu
  • Authorities: Would-Be Thieves Blow Up ATM In Failed Heist

    PHILADELPHIA (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities say two people blew up an ATM inside a business in Philadelphia during an unsuccessful theft attempt.
    City police say the explosion happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday inside a beer distributorship.
    Video shows a woman, with some type of cover on her face, placing the device into the ATM and lighting a fuse. The woman then joined a man who had given her the device and left the area. Seconds later there is an explosion.Authorities say the blast tor
  • Girl From Guatemala Burned In Volcano Eruption Dies In Texas

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala say a child severely burned in this month’s volcano eruption and transferred to a Texas hospital has died.
    Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare announced the girl’s death Tuesday night in an online statement. Her name and age weren’t released.
    Officials with Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston did not immediately provide details Thursday. Spokeswoman Jennifer Anderson said a statement would be
  • GREAT VIDEO: Bear Cub Climbs Ladder To Reunite With Mom

    VILAS COUNTY, Wisconsin (CBSDFW.COM) – It was one paw ahead of the other that helped a bear cub in Wisconsin make a great escape — up a ladder!
    Game wardens with the Department of Natural Resources were called to home to help rescue a bear cub trapped in a newly constructed open basement.Warden Supervisor Dave Walz had just finished his shift when he got the call about the curious bear cub.
    The cub’s mother watched from afar, but the little bear’s cries cou
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  • As Loneliness Rises Among Americans, Experts Warn It’s Making Many Sick

    (CBS Local)- Former Surgeon General Doctor Vivek Murthy brought mental health to the forefront last September when he wrote in the Harvard Business Review that loneliness is a “growing health epidemic.” Now a recent survey by health service company Cigna adds to that by showing many Americans say they sometimes or always feel alone.
    The survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older revealed some alarming findings:Nearly half of Americans report so
  • Teens Kept At Virginia Center Say They Were Cuffed, Beaten

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.
    The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say the guards
  • Diabetes Breakthrough: Common Vaccine Can Improve Blood Sugar Levels Long-Term

    BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers at Mass General Hospital announced a breakthrough in treating Type 1 Diabetes. In a long-term study released Thursday, patients in a clinical trial had their blood sugar levels restored to near normal, with lasting results.
    Patients in the trial received two doses of the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, an inexpensive vaccine that is widely used to prevent tuberculosis. Results were not immediate, but after three years, every patient, “showed an impr
  • OPEC Enters Meeting That Could Set Direction Of Oil Prices

    VIENNA, Austria (AP) – Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remains a wild card.
    Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia are meeting Friday and Saturday in Vienna, and it could be a difficult and uncomfortable gathering. The cartel’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, wants hig
  • New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.
    The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor do they suggest it’s contagious.
    But a team led by researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai Health System found that certain viruses — including two extremely com
  • First Lady Visits Migrant Children At Texas Detention Center

    McALLEN (AP) — Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.
    The first lady’s visit to Upbring New Hope Children’s Center on Thursday comes after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families. However, his policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers remains.
    Mrs. Trump, whose focus is on
  • Traffic Backups at the Dallas High Five

    U.S. 75 and Interstate 635 were closed for a few hours Thursday morning. Check out the images of the massive backups.
  • Flipped Fuel Tanker Closes All Lanes, Ramps of High Five

    The entire High Five interchange at U.S. 75 and Interstate 635 — including ramps — was closed Thursday morning after a tanker truck hauling diesel fuel rolled on its side, prompting a hazardous materials cleanup...Photo Credit: NBC 5 NewsThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Fast Food Restaurant Employee Fired For Stirring Tea With Her Hands

    Kansas City, Mo. (CBS Local)- Customers at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Missouri might want to order something to drink besides tea.
    A female employee at the fast food chain lost her job after a video showed her stirring tea in a large container with her hand.Raising Cane’s official Facebook page commented on the viral video and the status of the employees involved.
    “Our 19,000+ Crewmembers take pride in what we do; we take the integrity of our products very seriously
  • Chaos In Dallas After Overturned Tanker Truck Closes High Five

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A crash involving an overturned gasoline tanker truck created chaos in Dallas on Thursday, as the High Five interchange was shut down for hours, through the morning rush hour. This is where Central Expressway and the LBJ Freeway intersect. It is often the busiest area of North Texas.
    The incident happened at about 4:30 a.m. on a ramp from southbound Central Expressway to the eastbound LBJ Freeway.
    (credit: CBSDFW.COM)
    According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, the tanker truck
  • Burned Body Identified As Missing Texas College Student

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A burned body found in a San Antonio apartment was identified as that of a missing college student.
    The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office on Wednesday said the body is that of 20-year-old Northwest Vista College student Jared Vargas.
    The body was found Monday, three days after Vargas was last seen.
    The cause of death is listed only as homicidal violence.
    Police have arrested 20-year-old Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia on charges of murder, arson and abuse of a corpse.
  • Lawyer: Feds Unexpectedly Drop Charges Against 17 Immigrants

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children.
    Efren Olivares, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project, said outside of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, that the 17 immigrants were supposed to have been sentenced Thursday morning for improperly entering the U.S.
    Central American asylum seekers, including a Honduran girl, 2, and her mother (L
  • NFL Players Respond To President Trump’s Request For Names Of People To Pardon

    Ryan Mayer
    A quartet of current NFL players published an editorial in The New York Times today responding to President Trump’s request that they provide the names of people they believe have been treated unfairly by the justice system.
    The President said in an interview earlier in the month that if he agrees they’ve been treated unfairly, he will pardon them.
    Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Boldin, Doug Baldwin and Benjamin Watson’s piece in the Times argues that the President should u
  • High Court: Online Shoppers Can Be Forced To Pay Sales Tax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.
    The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection.
    The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. They had resulted in some companies not collecting sales tax on every online purchase. The cases the court overturned said that if a business was s
  • The Best NBA Draft Pick Ever From Each Slot

    There’s a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft.
    But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases.
    Here’s a look at The Best of The Best — the top all-time NBA picks in each of the top 30 draft spots. The best No. 1 overall pick, the best No. 2 overall pick… and so on.
    One note: This do
  • 1 Arrested After Shooting at High School Track in Dallas

    One person was shot while walking at a track at a Dallas ISD school Thursday morning, officials said.Photo Credit: NBC 5
  • President Trump’s Immigration Order Sparks Confusion, Deep Concern

    EDINBURG, TX (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexican border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with their families.
    “We are pleased that the president is calling a halt to his inhumane and heartless policy of separating parents from their children,&rd
  • Venomous Caterpillar Sends Teen To Emergency Room

    Land O’Lakes, Fla. (CBS News/CBS Local)– A teen in Land O’Lakes, Florida, experienced what his mom said was “the worst pain he ever felt” after coming in contact with a venomous caterpillar. Fifteen-year-old Logan Pergola was doing volunteer landscaping work with his family on Saturday, WFLA-TV reports.
    His mom, Andrea Pergola, said Logan was picking up tree branches when his arm brushed up against the caterpillar. It wasn’t the kind of harmless
  • Massive Backup Behind High Five Closure

    An 18-wheeler rolled onto its side on a ramp over the High Five interchange in North Dallas before the Thursday morning rush. All of Central Expressway and the LBJ Freeway was closed at about 8 a.m.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
  • Mixed-Race Family Asks Blue Bell To Change ‘The Great Divide’ Flavor Name

    Ryan Mayer
    In an open letter on Love What Matters, Traci Schmidley, a mother of six children and a foster mom to more, is asking Blue Bell Ice Cream to change the name of their chocolate and vanilla flavor, which is currently named “The Great Divide.”
    According to Schmidley, the family was sitting down to celebrate the end of a long week with some ice cream when her 10-year-old son saw the name on the carton and decided to make a joke calling it “The Civil War flavor.”
    &l
  • Suspect Arrested In Rapper XXXTentacion’s Shooting Death

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida authorities said that they have arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release sent Thursday morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
    Dedrick Devonshay Williams (credit: Broward County Sheriff’s Office)
    The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports de
  • Santiago Cabrera: ‘Salvation Is Full Of Surprises & Incredible Twists’

    An asteroid is heading to Earth and tech billionaire Darius Tanz is back to solve the problem. Season two of “Salvation” returns to CBS on Monday and Santiago Cabrera reprises his character that loves being the smartest person in the room.
    Cabrera chatted with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith about his acting career, working on “Salvation” and what to expect in season two.
    DJ Sixsmith: How did you get your start as an actor?
    Santiago Cabrera: I did a play when I was abo
  • Intel CEO Resigns After Consensual Relationship With Employee

    NEW YORK (AP) – Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is resigning after the company learned of a consensual relationship that he had with an employee.
    Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the company’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers.
    (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)
    Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan will take over as interim CEO immediately. A search for a new CEO is under way.
    In this #MeToo era, corporate America is under intense pressure
  • Live: All Lanes, Ramps Closed at High 5 After Tanker Crash

    An 18-wheeler rolled onto its side on a ramp over the High Five interchange in North Dallas before the Thursday morning rush.Photo Credit: NBC 5 NewsThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Texas Company Recalls Nearly 500 Pounds Of Ground Beef

    LOTT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Central Texas company has recalled 489 pounds of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Texas Natural Meats of Lott, Texas produced the beef on August 8, 2017. The problem was discovered Tuesday during a routine Food Safety and Inspection Service inspection.
    The recall involves 1-pound bags of Green Field Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef that expire August 8, 2020. The beef, with USDA number EST. 3
  • Gas Prices Across Texas Decline By 4 Cents This Week

    COPPELL (AP) – Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have declined this week.
    AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide dropped 4 cents to settle at $2.69 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices slipped 3 cents this week to average $2.87 per gallon.
    The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $3.09 per gallon. Drivers in the Brownsville-Harlingen area have the cheapest gasoline in Texas t
  • NBC 5 Staff Selfies on #NationalSelfieDay

    Not only is June 21 the official start of summer, it's also #NationalSelfieDay. The first selfie was taken in 1839, but a lot has changed since then, to say the least. About 1,000 selfies are uploaded to...Photo Credit: NBC 5
  • No Framework To Reunite Border Children Separated From Parents

    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Despite a Presidential executive order, chaos reigns in the process to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigrant policy.“We don’t know what’s going on,” said GianCarlos Franco, an immigration lawyer for the group RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).RAICES is one of the main organizations in Texas legally representing parents and kids
  • NASCAR Driver’s Father Rushed Onto Track To Pull Son From Burning Car

    Ryan Mayer
    One of the inherent risks that race-car drivers take when getting behind the wheel is the possibility of a crash that can be life-threatening. In a NASCAR Late Model 100 series event at South Boston track this past weekend, driver Mike Jones learned that first hand when his No. 39 car got spun into the wall and caught on fire. Luckily for Jones, his dad Dean was there to save the day.That’s Dean in the shorts hopping the wall at about the :20 mark of the video. He serves as the
  • NASCAR Driver’s Father Rushed Onto Track To Pull Him From Burning Car

    Ryan Mayer
    One of the inherent risks that race-car drivers take when getting behind the wheel is the possibility of a crash that can be life-threatening. In a NASCAR Late Model 100 series event at South Boston track this past weekend, driver Mike Jones learned that first hand when his No. 39 car got spun into the wall and caught on fire. Luckily for Jones, his dad Dean was there to save the day.That’s Dean in the shorts hopping the wall at about the :20 mark of the video. He serves as the
  • Burger King Apologizes For Russian World Cup ‘Impregnation’ Ad

    MOSCOW (CNN) – Fast food company Burger King Russia apologized after an advertisement that offered Russian women the chance to win $47,000 and free Whoppers for life if they got impregnated by a World Cup player.
    The short-lived campaign was promoted in Russia on Tuesday using social media. It was pulled down after a flurry of angry responses from the public. Burger King Russia then released an apology, saying that they had removed all materials related to the campaign as it was &ldqu
  • Already A Pro, Doncic Joins College Stars In NBA Draft

    NEW YORK (AP) – Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted.
    He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion.
    And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class.
    After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with another title, the Slovenian guard heads the list of international players expected to be selected Thursday, a teenager whose resume is already more complete than even some of th
  • Hall Becomes First Devils Player To Win NHL MVP Award

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – Taylor Hall doesn’t love public speaking, and the New Jersey Devils forward’s nervousness grew while the NHL Awards show moved along.
    But after Hall and the hockey world watched moving tributes to the Humboldt Broncos and the victims of two mass shootings, he was ready to accept the Hart Trophy with the proper perspective.
    “It’s not all about you,” Hall said. “It’s not all about winning awards. It’s about enjoying life and do
  • Suspect Arrested For Kidnapping & Sexual Assault Of UTA Student

    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – On Wednesday a student at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) was kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint. This morning police made an arrest in the case.
    The Arlington Police Department fugitive team tracked down Joel Engobo Mambe at a home in Fort Worth and took him into custody without incident.
    Joel Engobo Mambe (credit: Arlington Police Department)
    Police say the female victim was at the Midtown Apartments, near the UTA campus, when she w
  • Baseball Fan Injured By Flying Hot Dog Launched By Phillie Phanatic

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.
    Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says, all of a sudden a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face.
    McVay says she is suffering from a shoulder injury, so she was unable to swat the hot dog away.
    She
  • UTA Attack, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

    A man has been charged in connection with the kidnapping, robbery and rape of a University of Texas at Arlington student, police say.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News Arlington PD
  • Child Safety Group Issuing Annual List Of Unsafe Summer Toys

    BOSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group is set to issue its annual summer safety report flagging toys it says pose a danger to children.
    World Against Toys Causing Harm — better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H. — says its latest report will highlight “warm weather recreational products and hazards that parents should avoid.”
    W.A.T.C.H.’s 2018 warnings are set to be made public Thursday morning at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in
  • Koko, The Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies At 46

    WOODSIDE, Calif. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.
    The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
    Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford University project in 1974.
    Koko the gorilla and her lifelong teacher

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