Body Found in Trinity Is Likely SMU Officer Carried Away in Turtle Creek. Yesterday afternoon, Dallas police found a body in uniform in the Trinity River, about 3 miles from SMU officer Mark McCullers’ last known location after he’d been swept away by Turtle Creek flooding in July. Officers believe the body to be McCullers, but they’re waiting on DNA confirmation before officially identifying the body. As the body was removed from the water, officers lined up in a salute.
Susan Hawk Is Still District Attorney. If you’ll remember, tomorrow, August 26, is an important date for Susan Hawk. If she resigns by then (so, today), voters would be able to pick a new DA in November’s election following Gov. Greg Abbott’s appointment of someone to serve out her term. If she does not, the earliest voters could choose a new DA would be 2018. Apparently there has been no indication of Hawk considering resigning. I’m guessing that won’t change today.
DPD Officer Shoots Suspect Who Pointed Gun in His Direction. After a traffic stop yesterday morning in Oak Cliff, the man who was pulled over pointed a gun at the police officer, who then shot and killed the man. The car’s license plate seemed to belong to a different vehicle. The man got out of his car and ran, and when the police officer gave chase, the man pointed a gun at the officer. The suspect died at a hospital after being shot. This was the first shooting involving a DPD officer since the ambush downtown on July 7.
Knox Street Going from Four Lanes to Three. From McKinney Avenue to Travis Street, Knox will be three lanes, as decided by city council members yesterday. The goal is to fix a bad parking situation and make sidewalks better. But some business owners worry that this will congest things and limit access. However, the project is set to begin within a year.
Yu Darvish Hits a Homer. In yesterday’s win against Cincinnati, Darvish hit the ball so hard that it soared over the center field wall at Great American Ballpark. This was the first home run by a Rangers pitcher since 1997. Hopefully this sets the tone for the next two weeks, which will greatly impact the AL West standings.Read More