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Leading Off (8/23/16)

It's Tuesday again.

Violent Crime Is Up. Through August 17, violent crime in Dallas is up 10 percent, and murders are up almost 25 percent over last year. At a public safety committee meeting yesterday, cops explained what they’re doing to handle the problem. But for a long-term fix, they say they need better pay.

Big Gas Leak in Grapevine. Dozen of homes had to be evacuated last night when a leak was detected. One can only imagine how crazy things got on Nextdoor.

TWU Student-Athletes Fall Ill. Eight Texas Woman’s University student-athletes, some of them volleyball players, were hospitalized with a rare syndrome called rhabdomyolysis. It’s a serious condition wherein muscle tissue breaks down and releases its contents into the bloodstream, which can lead to renal failure. One of the main causes of rhabdomyolysis is drug use. Just saying.

Check Out the ‘Dez Rules’ That Kept the Cowboy Out of Trouble. Thank goodness for the lawsuit between Royce West and Dez Bryant because it continues to bring us all sorts of TMZ-type reading material

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