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Leading Off (5/12/17)

A Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund update, details emerge in Jordan Edwards' shooting death, and more.

‘Major Progress’ Made on Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. After days of negotiations, a plan for a possible agreement among Dallas leaders, pension fund officials, and police and fire associations has been reached in the state Senate. State senators Royce West and Don Huffines brokered the deal, which would amend a House bill to rescue the failing fund. Through the bill, the city has a 6-5 majority on the board. But a 2/3 majority of the board would have to approve changes that reduce benefits, increase contributions, or seek reimbursement on payments from DROP accounts. The bill is awaiting a hearing in the Senate State Affairs Committee. Despite progress, retirees are still concerned about their pensions.

Details Emerge in the Shooting Death of Jordan Edwards. The gunshots heard at a house party the night the teen was shot and killed by a Balch Springs police officer came from a nearby nursing home parking lot, investigators say. Four shell casings were found there. Roy Oliver, the now-fired Balch Springs officer who shot Edwards, heard the gunfire and left the house party he was investigating. Frightened by the shots, Edwards, his brothers, and friends got into their car to leave, when—soon after—Oliver fired his rifle into their car, striking Edwards.

Monica Alonzo and Omar Narvaez Will Face One Another in Council Runoff. Although incumbent Alonzo and challenger Narvaez led the polls in last weekend’s city council elections, there have been rising concerns in West Dallas about mail-in ballot fraud. County elections officials reviewed and counted the hundreds of ballots before finalizing the results. The candidates will face off in the June 10 runoff election.

Rangers Rally Late Against San Diego. They scored four runs in the ninth inning, winning 5-2 thanks to a three-run homer from Mike Napoli. Jonathan Lucroy posted three hits, including a single in the ninth inning that kept the rally moving.

Don’t Forget: Mother’s Day is Sunday. And we have suggestions on where to brunch, what to do, and a few last-minute gift ideas.