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Fort Worth Police search for semi-truck driver after 82-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – NBCDFW Staff – 2024-02-18 10:54:01

SUMMARY: Fort Worth police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who caused the death of an 82-year-old man in a collision on Interstate 30. The victim, Charlies Jones Jr., was driving his car when an unidentified 18-wheeler moved into his lane and hit his vehicle, causing it to spin and hit a guardrail. Despite being taken to a hospital, Jones died from his injuries two days later, and his funeral was held on February 17. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the 18-wheeler driver and any witnesses to the deadly crash. Any information should be reported to Detective Carter at 817-392-4885.

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Actor Dabney Coleman, known as bigoted boss Mr. Hart in ‘9 to 5,’ dies at 92

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-05-17 23:53:56

SUMMARY: Dabney Coleman, the iconic character actor known for playing smarmy villains in films like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie,” passed away at the age of 92. Coleman’s daughter confirmed his death, stating that he passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Monica. With a career spanning over four decades, Coleman was recognized for his versatile talent and deadpan delivery. He won awards for his work in TV shows like “The Slap Maxwell Story” and “Sworn to Silence.” Known for playing obnoxious characters, Coleman also appeared in popular films like “War Games” and “You’ve Got Mail.” Despite his success, some of his TV shows struggled to find a mass audience. Throughout his career, Coleman remained a reserved and shy individual, leaving behind a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

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Houston storm damage: Midtown drivers still traveling under leaning power pole despite CenterPoint Energy alerted to hazard

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-05-17 22:21:19

SUMMARY: Thursday’s thunderstorm in Houston caused power poles to crash down across the city, with concerns raised about poles that were only partially displaced. Residents reported a leaning power pole in Midtown, but no action had been taken by CenterPoint Energy to fix it. Numerous businesses and homes were left without electricity, with residents facing humid conditions due to the lack of air movement. The storm also brought down buildings, trees, and caused damage to businesses along the Eastex Freeway. CenterPoint Energy stated that most outages would be restored by ‘early next week’ but some areas may take longer.

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Cypress tornado damage: Residents in Towne Lake neighborhood react to overnight tornado damage to community

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abc13.com – Pooja Lodhia – 2024-05-17 22:18:26

SUMMARY: A tornado with peak winds of 110 miles per hour hit the Cypress area in Texas. Residents described the sudden and destructive impact, with debris flying everywhere and damage to homes and property. Some residents were caught off guard and did not take the storm seriously until they heard things hitting their houses. The community is coming together to support each other as they deal with the aftermath of the tornado, with some facing challenges like power outages and difficulty finding hotel rooms. The Heritage at Towne Lake community, meant for those 55 and above, saw significant damage.

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