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21 May 2013 | 4:10 pm Several schools in North Texas are releasing students early Tuesday with the potential of a severe weather threat Tuesday afternoon. You can find the latest closings information at If that page is not updating, you may need to clear your browser's cache. To do so, click your web browser-> Choose "Options" or "Preferences"-> Select "Advanced"-> Click on "Network" tab-> Click …

Girls soccer coach becomes 33rd Texas teacher this year arrested for sexual relations with student

16 May 2013 | 9:57 pm Teachers having sex with students has become an epidemic in Texas. Cleburne (Texas) High girls soccer coach William Christopher Francis, 27, became the 33rd teacher arrested for sexual contact with a student this year, WFAA-TV reported. Continue reading

PHOTOS: Daylight reveals North Texas tornado's path of destruction

16 May 2013 | 12:27 pm KENS 5's sister station, WFAA in Dallas gets a first look at damage in Cleburne as the sun rises Thursday morning. While there were no deaths reported in Cleburne, there was major damage across the city after storms and tornadoes passed through North Texas Wednesday night. Click here to see damage photos–Daylight-reveals-North-Texas-tornados-path-of-destruction-207688411.html

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  • Julie says:

    Do You Think It’s Fair Obama Is Deporting Illegal Immigrants, Accused Of Serious Crimes Like Rape & Murder? Do you think it’s fair Obama is deporting Illegal immigrants, accused of serious crimes like rape and murder without even bothering to bring them into a court of law to have a trial for their crimes instead Obama deports them with no worries about prison ?DALLAS –– Dallas police have arrested an accused child rapist who escaped justice for four years and whose case led to a News 8 Investigation exposing how hundreds of illegal immigrants, accused of serious crimes like rape and murder, were deported from Dallas County instead of ever going to trial.

    Nearly four years ago to the date, Dallas detectives found DNA evidence that linked Mexican citizen Jose Rico to the brutal rape of two young girls in northeast Dallas.

    He was arrested and sat in jail for five months. But in August of 2009, he bonded out. Soon thereafter, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents deported him, sending him back to Mexico on a bus.

    He then vanished. Until Thursday.

    Rico, 37, is now being held, without bond, in the Dallas County Jail. According to Dallas Police Department spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey, Det. Vidal Olivarez, who led the initial investigation along with Det. Jerry Williams, got a provisional warrant to pursue Rico in Mexico.

    That warrant, granted by the federal Office of International Affairs, allows American agents to pursue a suspect in a foreign country and bring him or her back to the United States for trial. Jeffrey said Olivarez found two informants who helped “pinpoint Rico’s physical address, work information and the vehicle he was driving in Mexico.”

    This information was forwarded to U.S. Marshals who located and arrested Rico in July. They brought him back to Dallas on Thursday. Jeffrey said Olivarez met him on the tarmac.

    Police and prosecutors say Rico’s first sexual assault occurred in October 2008. The second happened in January 2009. The girls were 12 and 14-years-old. Both were bound with tape and raped. One of the victims told investigators that Rico threatened to kill her if she didn’t stop screaming.

    The northeast Dallas neighborhood of Five Points feared a serial rapist was on the loose. The Dallas Police Department formed a special investigative team to find the person responsible, ultimately assigning Olivarez and Williams to lead it.

    In March of 2009, the department issued a ‘suspicious person’ alert after someone attempted break into an unlocked apartment. Police were able to get a partial license plate number off a Chevy Tahoe, which led investigators to Rico, who had been arrested the day before for burglary

  • Kayla says:

    Is Being Recorded At Work Without Knowing About It Illegal? My manager recorded me & another co worker talking without us knowing I live in Texas. Is this illegal?

    • Curator says:

      Depending on your facts, it may or may not be legal.

      Summary of statute(s): An individual who is a party to either an in-person conversation or electronic communication, or who has the consent of one of the parties to the communication, can lawfully record it, unless the person is doing so for the purpose of committing a criminal or tortious act. A person also can lawfully record electronic communications that are readily accessible to the general public. Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 16.02 (Vernon 2011).

      In-person conversations: The consent of at least one party to a conversation is required to record an “oral communication,” which is defined as “any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that the communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying that expectation.” Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 18.20. Thus, a journalist does not need consent to record conversations in public where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.

      Electronic communications: The consent of at least one party to any telephone communication is required to record it. And because the provision of the statute dealing with wireless communications applies to “a transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature,” consent likewise is required to disclose the contents of text messages sent between wireless devices. Id.

      Hidden cameras: It is a felony to photograph or record a person without the person’s consent in a public place “with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person,” or in a bathroom or private dressing room “with the intent to invade the privacy of the person, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person,” and to disclose any images obtained by these means. Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 21.15. The law, however, does not criminalize the use of recording devices for other purposes in areas to which the public has access or there is no reasonable expectation of privacy (i.e., filming conversations on public streets or a hotel lobby). The state’s highest court for criminal cases recently held that the statutory prohibition on photographing or videotaping a person in public without that person’s consent with the intent to arouse or gratify a sexual desire did not implicate, much less violate, a defendant’s free-speech rights because the statute was not a regulation of speech or the contents of a visual image but rather a regulation of the photographer’s or videographer’s intent in creating the image. Ex parte Nyabwa, 366 S.W.3d 710 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012).

      Criminal penalties: Illegally recording an in-person conversation or electronic communication is a felony offense. Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 16.02.

      Civil suits: Anyone whose wire, oral or electronic communication has been recorded or disclosed in violation of the law can bring a civil suit to recover $10,000 for each occurrence, actual damages in excess of $10,000, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. Under the statute, an aggrieved person also is entitled to an injunction prohibiting further unlawful interception or disclosure. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 123.004.

      The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans (5th Cir.) held in 2000 that a television station and reporter who obtained illegally recorded tapes of telephone conversations, but who had not participated in the illegal recording, could nonetheless be held civilly liable under the federal and Texas wiretap statutes. Peavy v. WFAA-TV, Inc., 221 F.3d 158 (5th Cir. 2000). The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, along with two other cases raising similar issues. The Supreme Court refused to hear the Texas case but decided in one of the other cases, Bartnicki v. Vopper, 532 U.S. 514 (2001), that media defendants could not be held liable for publishing information of public concern that was obtained unlawfully by a source where the media were blameless in the illegal interception. Following the Bartnicki decision, the parties in the Peavy case settled out of court.

      Disclosing recordings: Disclosing the contents of a wire, oral or electronic communication obtained through illegal recording is a felony. Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 16.02.

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