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Carroll ISD Adds Armed Officers to Every Campus

Written By dono kasimin on Rabu, 07 Agustus 2013 | 12.13

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

The Carroll Independent School District put together a task force to study security after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December. The school board unanimously voted for armed school resource officers in every school.

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Every school in the Carroll school district, which includes much of Southlake, will have armed officers next year.

The Carroll Independent School District put together a task force to study security after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December. The school board unanimously voted for armed school resource officers in every school.

Southlake police will run the program.

"I am confident whatever comes through a door in Southlake, on the Southlake campuses, these officers will be able to deal with effectively," Chief Steve Mylett said Tuesday night at a City Council meeting.

Funding will come from the city's Crime Control and Prevention District, which oversees a sales tax that is set aside for public safety, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

The officers will work on guidance and mentoring programs, improve student-police relations and teach law enforcement-related topics.

"I think any nervousness parents may have, I am not sure it is going to be significant," Mylett said.

Middle and high schools already had school resource officers, he said.

School resource officers were introduced at the council meeting.

"In consideration of some of the tragic incidents that have happened in the past, it certainly extends to me a feeling of safety," parent Tom Berutti said.

"I am not sure we are quite to that point yet, but the only reason I can see you might want to do it is for peace of mind," Jean Bybee said.

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IRS Investigates Home of Dallas Car Dealer Owner

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Internal Revenue Service investigators swarmed the multimillion-dollar Preston Hollow home of a Dallas businessman on Tuesday, the agency confirmed.

Jeremy Wiggains, 38, owns a high-end, Internet-based car dealership that recently shut its doors because of bankruptcy.

Straight Line Automotive, which has a physical address in the 2700 block of Northaven Road, filed for bankruptcy in mid-July, according to paperwork that NBC 5 uncovered.

Wiggains declared bankruptcy last week.

An IRS representative would only confirm that investigators were "conducting official business" at Wiggains' home in the 6500 block of Northaven Road. The house has an estimated value of $3.2 million.

Exactly what agents were looking for is not yet clear. The search warrant investigators used to gain access to the home has been sealed, said IRS spokeswoman Denise Corcoran.

A representative from the Drug Enforcement Agency was assisting in the investigation at the Wiggains home.

What asked about the federal agents' presence at the home, Gerrit Pronske, a Dallas bankruptcy attorney representing Wiggains said, "It is news to me."

Pronske said he hopes Wiggains can put the bankruptcy concerns behind him as quickly as possible.

Wiggains was not available for comment Tuesday.

The list of creditors detailed in Wiggains' bankruptcy filing is three pages long. The creditors include banks, car dealerships, auto detailers, audio companies and several people who told NBC 5 they purchased cars from Straight Line Automotive.

Wiggains disclosed in his bankruptcy filing that his personal assets are between $500,000 and $1 million and that he owes between $10 million to $50 million to various entities.

Three of the creditors listed -- Straight Line customers who live in Texas, Alabama and Massachusetts -- told NBC 5 that they had purchased their luxury cars from Wiggains but had yet to receive the title to the vehicle.

Among the listed names of creditors are Orlando Scandrick, a Dallas Cowboys defensive back, and Martellus Bennett, a former Cowboy tight end who now plays for the Chicago Bears.

Scandrick would not comment about what he may be owed by Wiggains when he was approached at Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, Calif., on Tuesday night.


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Local Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for HasanĂ¢€™s Chopper Security

Written By dono kasimin on Selasa, 06 Agustus 2013 | 12.13

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Almost every day, two Army helicopters land at the Bell County Jail to pick up the man known as the "inmate of high value."

Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who's accused of gunning down dozens of fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, is that inmate.

The Army helicopters carry Hasan about 20 miles into Fort Hood so he can work on his legal defense.

Since there is no jail at the Army post, Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange houses Hasan at the Bell County Jail under a special Army contract in a special room the Army equipped to accommodate Hasan's injuries suffered when he was shot by police officers responding to the attack.

"Every time Mr. Hasan is moved to Fort Hood we incur additional security costs at our facility," said Lange.

Records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show the Army pays Bell County roughly $15,000 a month to keep Hasan at their jail.  Lange said the money does not cover the cost of security for the helicopter rides, which now require the sheriff's department to go on lockdown twice a day to secure the perimeter.

When the choppers land, Lange said he needs to deploy snipers because Hasan is such a security risk.

Lange estimates the helicopter rides cost his department $800 per landing, twice a day, and Bell County taxpayers are footing the bill.

Lange added that the $1,600 figure didn't include the cost of the flight crew or fuel.

"I don't have any idea what that would be, but it's astronomical," Lange said. "We are losing money every day he is in our facility."

NBC 5 Investigates filed a Freedom of Information Act request in February asking for Army records detailing Hasan's transportation expenses, but nearly six months later the Army has not provided the documents and will not say how much the rides cost or answer any questions about the helicopter rides citing security concerns as the reason.

There's no doubt Hasan is a security risk. Law enforcement officials said there have been threats against Hasan as well as threats made by his supporters.   With threats from both sides, it's easy to wonder why the Army would move him so frequently.

When asked why Hasan is moved so frequently, Lange smiled and said he wasn't qualified to answer that question.  The Army said the jail doesn't have the right facilities for him to prepare his defense, especially now that he's representing himself.

Hasan's trial is set to begin Tuesday after more than three years of delays, including arguments over whether he could grow a beard – which a military judge allowed in spite of military rules.

The sheriff and other local police departments said they were happy to do their part when Hasan was arrested, they just never imagined it would go on this long.

"I don't think anybody had any idea this thing would drag out for three and a half years," said Gene Ellis, Chief of the Belton Police Department.

Belton's officers help with security, especially when the choppers can't fly and a motorcade brings Hasan through town.

Ellis said the cost to his department has been significant, but the delays are far worse for the victim's families.

"The inconvenience we have is nothing compared to their frustration levels," Ellis said.

"It makes no sense to me and I believe most Americans would feel the same way," said Howard Berry, whose son Staff Sgt. Josh Berry suffered years of post-traumatic stress after surviving the Fort Hood shooting before taking his own life on Feb. 13, 2013.

"He was tormented yeah.  That's a good word.  He was very tormented.  He was just tortured and wherever he went he couldn't find a safe place because the Army was his safe place," said Berry.

Berry said his son was constantly frustrated by the fact that Hasan had not been put on trial after more than three years of legal delays.  Meanwhile the Army declined to call the shooting an act of terrorism denying the victims additional benefits and medals awarded to other soldiers wounded in attacks overseas.

"He felt there were considerations that were being given the shooter that weren't being given the victims and he couldn't understand.  He said, 'When a soldier gets injured on a battlefield, you take care of them,' and he felt it just wasn't the case," said Berry.

Other victims told NBC 5 they feel the same way.

"All of the provisions that's been made for [Hasan], the same courtesy wasn't extended to the victims nor the families of the fallen," said Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who is blind in one eye after the attack on Fort Hood.

Even members of Congress are frustrated with the toll three years of delays have taken on the families.

"They've had to live day in day out re-living this event and not being able to bring this to closure.  So the delay is just really incomprehensible," said Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

Meanwhile, as NBC 5 Investigates first reported, Hasan continues to receive his full Army salary that totals more than $278,000 over the three years since the shooting.

Records show Bell County must provide a private guard for Hasan at least 12 hours a day.

So far, the cost of jailing him totals nearly $600,000, not including the helicopter rides.

For Howard Berry it's another wound in a painful process as he fights for the recognition he believes his son and the other victims deserve.

"It makes me sick.  It makes me ashamed," said Berry.  "I told him [his son] I still had his back and I still do.  I still do."

When the trial starts this week the costs will climb even higher as local police provide security for jurors and witnesses for a trial that could last two or three months.

Meanwhile, in July, three congressmen introduced legislation that would strip Hasan's salary and prevent the Army from paying other soldiers accused of serious crimes.


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Burglars Steal Dallas Church's Sunday Offering

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

Police are investigating the burglary at Christian Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Bonnie View Road.

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Thieves who broke into a Dallas church stole about $2,000, including money from Sunday's offering.

Police are investigating the burglary at Christian Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Bonnie View Road.

"We love you in Jesus' name, and we hope you get help, because this is just going to make us stronger," pastor James Johnson said.

The break-in was discovered when the deacon came in Monday morning to meet an alarm repairman.

"It is pretty ironic," Johnson said. "You just smile and go on."

Church officials say they believe someone entered through a back window and busted through a wall to get to the finance office sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. The thief avoided security cameras in the hallway.

"I don't believe it is somebody that is part of this fellowship, but it could be someone that knows this building from previous years," Johnson said.

About $2,000 was stolen from the office.

The close-knit congregation of about 75 people has been in the building since 2010.

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Cast to Continue Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Written By dono kasimin on Senin, 05 Agustus 2013 | 12.13

Desiree Cotton Photography

The Kidd Kraddick in the morning team in New Orleans attending the Kidd's Kids golf tournament and fundraiser. From left to right Big Al Mack, Jenna Owens, Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry and J-Si Chavez. (photo provided by Desiree Cotton Photography)

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The cast of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning plan to continue on with the show even after the show's  namesake has died.

Kidd Kraddick died while attending a golf tournament in Louisiana that benefited his children's charity, Kidd's Kids. Preliminary autopsy results from the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office said Kraddick died of cardiac disease.

On Monday, the cast of the morning show returned to the airwaves for an abbreviated show in which they memorialized the longtime host.

The cast then retreated and took a few days to sort out their future while fans started a petition asking them to continue on in Kidd's absence.

On Friday, KHKS-FM (KISS FM) released the following statement on their web site regarding the show:

In an effort to keep you up to date on what is going on, we wanted to let you know that the cast had a great meeting Thursday about the show moving forward.

They are all excited about continuing Kidd's legacy and are ready to get back on the air. Monday's show, although slightly different, is going to be funny, topical and emotional. It is the same show you fell in love with when we signed on.

Yes, the name is still Kidd Kraddick In the Morning. Kidd worked hard to build this brand, and the bottom line is that the show is Kidd Kraddick In the Morning.

We ask that you be patient with the new version of the show and allow it some time to grow.
 

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Eastbound U.S. 80 in Forney Reopens After Crash

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The driver of an 18-wheeler was taken by air amublance to Parkland Hospital after an accident in Forney on Friday afternoon.

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The driver of an 18-wheeler was taken by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after a crash in Forney on Friday afternoon.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of the big rig was traveling eastbound on U.S. 80 when the front tire on the vehicle blew out.

State Trooper Kyle Bradford told NBC 5 that the driver jerked the vehicle to the left and struck a bridge.

The cab of the tractor-trailer caught fire. From Chopper 5, fire crews could also be seen putting out flames in some brush below the bridge.

The eastbound lanes of U.S. 80 at Farm-to-Market Road 460 were shut down because of the crash. The highway had reopened by 6 p.m. after crews cleared debris and inspected the bridge.

Three firefighters were also take to a hospital for observation of heat-related problems.

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Cast to Continue Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Written By dono kasimin on Minggu, 04 Agustus 2013 | 12.13

Desiree Cotton Photography

The Kidd Kraddick in the morning team in New Orleans attending the Kidd's Kids golf tournament and fundraiser. From left to right Big Al Mack, Jenna Owens, Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry and J-Si Chavez. (photo provided by Desiree Cotton Photography)

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The cast of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning plan to continue on with the show even after the show's  namesake has died.

Kidd Kraddick died while attending a golf tournament in Louisiana that benefited his children's charity, Kidd's Kids. Preliminary autopsy results from the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office said Kraddick died of cardiac disease.

On Monday, the cast of the morning show returned to the airwaves for an abbreviated show in which they memorialized the longtime host.

The cast then retreated and took a few days to sort out their future while fans started a petition asking them to continue on in Kidd's absence.

On Friday, KHKS-FM (KISS FM) released the following statement on their web site regarding the show:

In an effort to keep you up to date on what is going on, we wanted to let you know that the cast had a great meeting Thursday about the show moving forward.

They are all excited about continuing Kidd's legacy and are ready to get back on the air. Monday's show, although slightly different, is going to be funny, topical and emotional. It is the same show you fell in love with when we signed on.

Yes, the name is still Kidd Kraddick In the Morning. Kidd worked hard to build this brand, and the bottom line is that the show is Kidd Kraddick In the Morning.

We ask that you be patient with the new version of the show and allow it some time to grow.
 

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Jenkins: No Threshold to Trigger Aerial Spraying

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2013 West Nile Season Far Better Than 2012

Three human cases of West Nile Virus reported in Dallas County this week are far less than the hundreds reported last summer and not close to the level to justify aerial mosquito spraying, health experts and county officials said Friday.

University Park Teen Fights WNV Fever

A University Park teenager fighting West Nile fever is the third case of West Nile virus reported in Dallas County in this mosquito season. Dallas County Health and Human Services said the patient lives in the 75225 zip code, which is in University Park.

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The three human cases of West Nile virus reported in Dallas County this week are far from the hundreds reported last summer and are not close to the level to just aerial mosquito spraying, health experts and county officials said Friday.

County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's top elected official, said county leaders are concerned about the human cases but some human cases were expected. There is not a certain numerical threshold that would trigger aerial spraying, he said.

"As far as like the elected officials having set out a specific line, they have not done so, nor would it be appropriate for elected officials to do that because none of us are scientists," he said.

Jenkins said he and other county leaders frequently consult with Dallas doctors, as well as specialists in the county and state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jenkins said gathering data and opinions from scientists and medical professionals shapes the decision on when and where to launch aerial spraying against the mosquitoes. Jenkins stressed the scientific community isn't sounding any alarms.

"I don't have any scientists right now saying to me, 'You know, put planes in the air. We need to start aerial spraying,'" he said. "If we don't have a fierce, all-over-the-county problem like we did last year, there is not a need to spray from the air if we can handle it on the ground."

Dr. John Carlo, chairman of the Dallas County Medical Society Emergency Response Committee and a former Dallas County health department medical director, said last year was much different from this year's mosquito season.

"What happened last year was, we saw an evolving risk with numbers of human cases that kept continuing to ramp up," he said. "Thankfully, this year, we haven't seen that. But we're not done yet."

Carlo was among the experts who urged Dallas County to conduct aerial spraying last year but is not calling for it this year.

He praised the county's expanded monitoring system, which uses far more mosquito traps to better detect infected mosquitoes.

"That offers a better way to make targeted intervention," he said.

This year, the county has used targeted ground spraying to kill mosquitoes. A team of experts constantly monitors the situation, Jenkins said.

"Things can change suddenly, and that's why we look at this every day," he said. "But we're in a much better point than we were last year, and we think can continue handling this with the assets we have on the ground right now and, if that changes, we'll let the public know."

Earlier this year, county commissioners approved a budget for possible aerial spraying. Dynamic Aviation, which conducted last year's aerial spraying, told NBC 5 that the county has an contractual option with the company to continue spraying if needed.

Spokesman Caleb Stitely said Dallas County leaders have contacted the company to keep them up-to-date on West Nile virus numbers, not to mobilize the company.

Jenkins is urging residents to continue removing standing water that can serve as mosquito breeding areas and wear insect repellant and long sleeves in the dawn and dusk hours, when mosquitoes are active.

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Cast to Continue Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Written By dono kasimin on Sabtu, 03 Agustus 2013 | 12.13

Desiree Cotton Photography

The Kidd Kraddick in the morning team in New Orleans attending the Kidd's Kids golf tournament and fundraiser. From left to right Big Al Mack, Jenna Owens, Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry and J-Si Chavez. (photo provided by Desiree Cotton Photography)

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The cast of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning plan to continue on with the show even after the show's  namesake has died.

Kidd Kraddick died while attending a golf tournament in Louisiana that benefited his children's charity, Kidd's Kids. Preliminary autopsy results from the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office said Kraddick died of cardiac disease.

On Monday, the cast of the morning show returned to the airwaves for an abbreviated show in which they memorialized the longtime host.

The cast then retreated and took a few days to sort out their future while fans started a petition asking them to continue on in Kidd's absence.

On Friday, KHKS-FM (KISS FM) released the following statement on their web site regarding the show:

In an effort to keep you up to date on what is going on, we wanted to let you know that the cast had a great meeting Thursday about the show moving forward.

They are all excited about continuing Kidd's legacy and are ready to get back on the air. Monday's show, although slightly different, is going to be funny, topical and emotional. It is the same show you fell in love with when we signed on.

Yes, the name is still Kidd Kraddick In the Morning. Kidd worked hard to build this brand, and the bottom line is that the show is Kidd Kraddick In the Morning.

We ask that you be patient with the new version of the show and allow it some time to grow.
 

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Jenkins: No Threshold to Trigger Aerial Spraying

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University Park Teen Fights WNV Fever

A University Park teenager fighting West Nile fever is the third case of West Nile virus reported in Dallas County in this mosquito season. Dallas County Health and Human Services said the patient lives in the 75225 zip code, which is in University Park.

Dallas County's Third WNV Human Case Reported in University Park

A University Park teenager fighting West Nile fever is the third case of West Nile virus reported in Dallas County in this mosquito season. Dallas County Health and Human Services said the patient lives in the 75225 zip code, which is in University Park.

More Photos and Videos

The three human cases of West Nile virus reported in Dallas County this week are far from the hundreds reported last summer and are not close to the level to just aerial mosquito spraying, health experts and county officials said Friday.

County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's top elected official, said county leaders are concerned about the human cases but some human cases were expected. There is not a certain numerical threshold that would trigger aerial spraying, he said.

"As far as like the elected officials having set out a specific line, they have not done so, nor would it be appropriate for elected officials to do that because none of us are scientists," he said.

Jenkins said he and other county leaders frequently consult with Dallas doctors, as well as specialists in the county and state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jenkins said gathering data and opinions from scientists and medical professionals shapes the decision on when and where to launch aerial spraying against the mosquitoes. Jenkins stressed the scientific community isn't sounding any alarms.

"I don't have any scientists right now saying to me, 'You know, put planes in the air. We need to start aerial spraying,'" he said. "If we don't have a fierce, all-over-the-county problem like we did last year, there is not a need to spray from the air if we can handle it on the ground."

Dr. John Carlo, chairman of the Dallas County Medical Society Emergency Response Committee and a former Dallas County health department medical director, said last year was much different from this year's mosquito season.

"What happened last year was, we saw an evolving risk with numbers of human cases that kept continuing to ramp up," he said. "Thankfully, this year, we haven't seen that. But we're not done yet."

Carlo was among the experts who urged Dallas County to conduct aerial spraying last year but is not calling for it this year.

He praised the county's expanded monitoring system, which uses far more mosquito traps to better detect infected mosquitoes.

"That offers a better way to make targeted intervention," he said.

This year, the county has used targeted ground spraying to kill mosquitoes. A team of experts constantly monitors the situation, Jenkins said.

"Things can change suddenly, and that's why we look at this every day," he said. "But we're in a much better point than we were last year, and we think can continue handling this with the assets we have on the ground right now and, if that changes, we'll let the public know."

Earlier this year, county commissioners approved a budget for possible aerial spraying. Dynamic Aviation, which conducted last year's aerial spraying, told NBC 5 that the county has an contractual option with the company to continue spraying if needed.

Spokesman Caleb Stitely said Dallas County leaders have contacted the company to keep them up-to-date on West Nile virus numbers, not to mobilize the company.

Jenkins is urging residents to continue removing standing water that can serve as mosquito breeding areas and wear insect repellant and long sleeves in the dawn and dusk hours, when mosquitoes are active.

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