Jury Selected for John Wiley Price Trial. It took one day to select the 12 jurors (plus alternates) who will spend the next four months in the courtroom to hear testimony from more than 170 witnesses in John Wiley Price’s federal corruption trial. The final selection was closed, so the makeup of the jury is not yet known. They are scheduled to hear opening statements Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Price’s seat at the Commissioners Court was empty yesterday for the first time in decades.
North Texas Police Chief Gets Max Sentence for Molestation. A former Ellis County police chief was sentenced to 40 years in prison (two 20-year back-to-back sentences) for molesting a 14-year-old girl, including incidents in his office.
Puppy Chihuahua Survives Heroin Overdose. The 4-month-old puppy, dubbed Lucky by animal services workers, was found barely breathing on the floorboard of a car after his owners were arrested for changing price tags at a Home Depot in Carrolton. He is believed to have ingested heroin, which authorities also found in the car, but the Chihuahua is now doing well. Lucky’s owners are currently in custody for fraud and drug possession.
Dallas Lawyer Taking Hollywood Hair Guru to Task. Dallas lawyer Amy Davis has been working on a class action lawsuit against Wen Hair Care products for nearly two years, and recently objected to a $26.5 million settlement saying the products are not all-natural as advertised, but use synthetic allergens. Hundreds of women have come forward claiming the products, created by Hollywood stylist Chaz Dean and sold via infomercials, have caused significant hair loss.Read More