October 22, 1991 |
"C.J.," who jolted the city with her anonymous claims that she was deliberately infecting men with AIDS, was a hoax created by a teenager and copied by up to six other women, police said yesterday. "We want to assure the community that this purported danger does not exist," said Deputy Police Chief Ray Hawkins. The hoax began with the letter published in the September issue of Ebony magazine. In it, a woman who claimed to be infected with the AIDS virus said she was having sex with men to deliberately spread the virus in retaliation against the man who had infected her. Later, Dallas radio and television stations got calls from a woman repeating the claim.
December 15, 2012 |
DALLAS - The manslaughter case against Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will likely require several more days of investigation by suburban Dallas police, authorities said Thursday. Brent is free on bond after the accident last Saturday morning that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown. Police from Irving, who say Brent was driving drunk, met with prosecutors from the Dallas County district attorney's office to discuss the case. "They talked about the case and where we are in the investigation," police spokesman John Argumaniz said in an e-mail.
June 8, 1986 |
Two police patrolmen were shot and wounded in the legs early yesterday in Dallas, Pa., about nine miles northwest of Wilkes-Barre, after a man wielding a .357 revolver burst into the municipal building as the officers were sipping coffee during their midnight shift, state police said. The patrolmen - Wayman Miers, 35, of Dallas, and James Tupper, 34, of Trucksville - were listed in fair condition at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following the incident that occurred about 3:50 a.m. in the rural township in northeastern Pennsylvania.
October 10, 2008 |
Troubled cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be disciplined by the Dallas Cowboys for a scuffle with his bodyguard that team owner Jerry Jones said resulted from joking banter that got out of hand and was quickly settled. "They were literally kidding each other," Jerry Jones said yesterday. "They were jiving around . . . and all of a sudden one of them starting saying some things, and here you go. " Dallas police were called to an upscale downtown hotel because of the disturbance late Tuesday night.
October 10, 2012 |
DALLAS - A Dallas woman who super-glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her brain, a doctor testified Monday during the mother's sentencing hearing. Elizabeth Escalona faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in July to attacking her daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, last September. Police say that the 23-year-old mother attacked the toddler due to potty-training problems. During a sentencing hearing that began Monday, prosecutors presented gruesome photos and details of the attack.
October 4, 2013 |
AS THE 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK nears, we have "Parkland," a docudrama that reimagines the whole thing as an episode of "ER. " The movie concentrates on events of Nov. 22, 1963, at Dallas' Parkland Hospital, where President Kennedy was taken after being shot. It plays like a standard emergency-room drama - an overmatched young resident (Zac Efron) an efficient and compassionate nurse (Marcia Gay Harden) and a take-charge senior physician (Colin Hanks). The dynamics are repeated soon after, when the president's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is himself shot, and the same doctors attend to his wounds, amid the same sort of ER crash-cart hubbub.
April 10, 2004 |
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Dimitrius Underwood was taken to a psychiatric ward after refusing to get out of his stalled car on an interstate highway. Dallas police found Underwood, 27, sitting inside the car in the middle of I-35 shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said Underwood rolled down his window slightly and told officers that he wasn't coming out. Cpl. Chris Gilliam, a Dallas police spokesman, said officers reported that Underwood showed signs of "drug-induced psychosis," so they called for backup.
April 1, 1991 |
Dallas Mavericks forward Roy Tarpley, who was arrested early Saturday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, denied yesterday that he was drunk and that he cursed and verbally threatened arresting officers. "What good would that do me to fight the police? Let's be real about this," Tarpley, 26, said in an interview outside his home. "I didn't do any of those things," Tarpley said. "I was very cooperative. " Dallas police said they would file a charge of driving while intoxicated against Tarpley today.
January 25, 1993 |
CHICAGO RECORDS: ROSTY BILKED TAXPAYERS Since 1987, Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., charged taxpayers more than $68,000 so he could lease two vans and a station wagon that he apparently bought from a Wilmette, Ill., car dealer, state and federal records indicate. The leasing arrangement was unusual in that lease payments of $1,050 per month were made with government funds while Rostenkowski held title to the vehicles, according to the Illinois Secretary of State's office.
April 19, 1995 |
A teen-age topless dancer, who has accused Dallas Cowboys tackle Erik Williams and his friend of sexual assault, had sex with both men, then became upset when Williams said she couldn't be his girlfriend, the player's lawyer said yesterday. Attorney Donald Godwin, of Dallas, said at a news conference that Williams was startled when he discovered two policemen at his front door early Thursday. Williams is a graduate of John Bartram High. Godwin said Williams, 26, told him the 17-year-old had sex willingly with him and Roderick Carson, 26, of Madison, Wis., that night, and on the previous weekend.