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Leading Off (9/1/16)

Notes on police overtime, rescued babies, Romo stories, and Shake Shack lines.

North Texas Police Overtime Through the Roof. The DMN reports that the July 7 ambush cost the Dallas Police and surrounding departments more than $800,000 in overtime. And while the DPD budgeted for $15 million in overtime, the department’s fiscal year total is looking more like $32 million after a spike in crime, the July ambush on police, and that cool $200,000 dropped on Donald Trump’s visit in June (insert the entire second half of the face emojis).

Baby Found In 130-Degree Car in McKinney Parking Lot. It seems like I’ve read this headline every week this summer. Fingers-crossed, prayers, whatever type of good vibes you believe in, go ahead and send it this child’s way, because a baby seems to have somehow survived being trapped in triple-digit temps for half an hour (and that 130 degrees was taken ten minutes after a passerby broke the window and rescued the child). The 27-year-old mother, getting an eye exam at the time, is now in Collin County Jail, charged with abandoning/endangering a child. McKinney police suggest people keep their cell phone or bag in the backseat to help them remember to get their child—and that’s just sad.

Today’s “Will He or Won’t He” Romo Article. Unlike my colleague, I’m not up for a quarterback controversy. Mostly because I don’t want waste any of my precious brain cells digesting football stories well enough to recap them when I should be wrapping my head around this weird Tiffinni Young situation or understanding what the unprecedented sale of the Statler Hotel’s city incentives means for Dallas. So instead of trying to figure out the significance of Tony Romo being left on the 53-man roster versus ending up on the injured reserve list, I’ll just do this: To read a story about Romo perhaps, but not definitely, but definitely maybe being out a few weeks longer than the initial estimate, click these words with the blue line under them.

Dallas’ First Shake Shack Opens Today. Even though I worked a block away from the original Shake Shack in New York for almost two years, I’ve never tried the famous burger because lines practically ran the length of Madison Square Park at all times. So, how long do I need to give our own Crescent location before I can just walk up and order? Six months? A year?

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