Leading Off (8/7/15)

It's hot. Hot. Hot.



Heat Wave. The official high temperature at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reached 102 on Thursday, and the forecast calls for nothing but triple digits ahead. It’s so hot that water mains broke in North Oak Cliff, as ground deprived of moisture shifted and ruptured the pipes. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees the state’s power grid, projects that we could set another all-time peak demand record during the next few days, after having just set records on both Wednesday and again Thursday that topped the god-awful summer of 2011.

Arlington Cops Kill Burglar. The man reportedly drove his Jeep into the showroom of a car dealership at about 1 a.m. today. When officers arrived on the scene, there was an altercation, and the suspect was shot.

Police Issue Alert For Missing Man and Son. Vincent Jackson, 26, and his 6-year-old son Vincent Jr. haven’t been seen since leaving their Southeast Dallas home nearly two weeks ago.

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