Spider-Man and friends deliver toys, joy
Melissa Federspill|Leader-NewsChildren gather and frolic in a large collection of foam in the driveway of El Progreso Memorial Library. The fun was part of Superhero Day held Sunday. Denton area resident Jeremy Sons grocery shopped wearing a Spider-Man costume during the COVID-19 pandemic. He thought it would be a safe way to get people, especiallyuvaldeleadernews.com
“The most hated conservative college student in the state”: How a UNT student embroiled her campus in a culture war
Senior Kelly Neidert has repeatedly thrust the University of North Texas into the conservative media spotlight, most recently by bringing Texas House candidate Jeff Younger to campus. Her motive? It depends on who you ask.
Assault charges dropped against Texas woman abused as child
Sexual assault charges have been dropped against a Texas woman who, as a child, had been rescued from a closet after suffering horrific abuse. Lauren Kavanaugh was indicted in 2019 on three counts of sexual assault of a child. Authorities said at the time that Kavanaugh admitted having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl she met through a Facebook page that Kavanaugh used to support and befriend other abuse victims.news.yahoo.com
Big Bend Sentinel gets decorated by Texas Press Association – The Big Bend Sentinel
By Big Bend SentinelTEXAS – The Big Bend Sentinel brought home a handful of awards from the Texas Press Association convention and trade show in Denton, Texas, over the weekend, claiming titles for photography, writing and overall excellence among a division of peers. The paper claimed first in the division for news photography with a photo by Editor-in-Chief Maisie Crow that was taken during coronavirus testing in the area. The paper also received second-place recognition for feature photography with Crow’s work and for its news writing during 2019 to 2020 by Stephen Paulsen and Abbie Perrault. The paper received a third-place win in feature writing by the same writing staff, as well as in sweepstakes, which sorts papers by total points awarded. Big Bend Sentinel publisher Max Kabat was also an invited speaker at the convention, sharing “Ideas From a First-Time Newspaper Owner” about evolving the business model of local, independent journalism and how to diversify revenue streams in a changing print media landscape.bigbendsentinel.com
Authorities: Utah's Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Utah running back Ty Jordan (22) scores against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Salt Lake City. Authorities say Jordan died at a hospital in the Dallas area after accidently shooting himself. University officials announced Ty Jordans death Saturday, the day after he was named Pac-12s newcomer of the year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)DALLAS – Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself, authorities said Sunday. Jordan, 19, died in an emergency room at a hospital in Denton around 10:45 p.m. on Christmas Day, according to medical examiner’s records.
Man arrested for assault after fight breaks out at Buc-ee’s, Denton police say
DENTON, Texas – A 44-year-old man accused of punching another man in the face during an argument at a Buc-ee’s store is now in custody, Denton police say. Police said they were called to a local hospital for a report of an assault after the incident. The victim told police he has been assaulted at a Buc-ee’s store. Lata is currently in the City of Denton Jail and his bond is set at $15,000. RELATED: Investigation underway after man punches man in the face at Buc-ee’s, Denton police say
Investigation underway after man punches another in the face at Buc-ee’s, Denton police say
DENTON, Texas – An assault investigation is underway after Denton police say a man got into an argument with another man at a Buc-ee’s store and punched him in the face. The incident happened around 12:40 p.m., Saturday, in the 2800 block of S. I-35 E at Buc-ee’s. Police said they were called to a local hospital for a report of an assault after the incident. The incident began as a verbal argument that soon escalated into the man punching the victim in the face, according to a press release. RELATED: Leon Valley police say woman accused of fatally hitting man on sidewalk was his relative
Texas sheriff’s deputy charged with murder of girlfriend
DENTON, Texas – A North Texas sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with murder and evidence tampering in the death of his girlfriend, police said. Denton officers on Monday arrested Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy Jay Allen Rotter following an investigation into the death last month of the woman with whom he lived, according to a statement from the police department. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office identified the woman as 46-year-old Leslie Lynn Hartman. Police said they arrested Rotter after examining the physical evidence, executing search warrants and determining that he and Hartman were the only people who live in the home. Rotter was being held Tuesday in the Denton County Jail on a more than $1 million bond.
‘I just remember hearing this incredible explosion,': Texan recalls surviving 9/11 attacks on World Trade Center
September 11, 2001 will always be fresh in the mind of one Texan after having experienced the attack on the World Trade Center firsthand 19 years ago. ET, American Airlines Flight 11, traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, struck the North Tower, according to CNN. “I just remember hearing this incredible explosion,” John said in an interview with CBS Dallas. The second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, struck the South Tower at 9:03 a.m. John’s family lives in Denton, Texas; however, the family returns to the World Trade Center site to attend the memorial at Ground Zero.
Former Sen. Denton, who used eyes to send secret message, dead at 89
Former Sen. Denton, who used eyes to send secret message, dead at 89 Jeremiah Denton, a former POW who became a U.S. senator, died Friday of heart disease. Denton was held by the North Vietnamese for more than seven years, and when they forced him to appear in a propaganda film, he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code. Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com