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Crime

Leading Off (1/22/16)

An eroding backyard, tornado victims file suit, and the Stars end a losing streak.
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HOA, Developer Fight Over Falling Slope. The Woodward family of Frisco has watched as the empty land behind their house has continued to erode away ever since the heavy rains last May. No one disputes that repairs to the collapsed land are necessary, but the homeowners association says it has been unable to do anything because the empty lot is still owned by Shaddock Developers. Meanwhile Shaddock says the Lone Star Ranch HOA has maintained the property for years, making the fix the HOA’s responsibility. The two sides of the dispute have pledged to resolve the matter before someone falls into what’s becoming a gaping pit, but it may be time to call in Leslie Knope.

Garland Tornado Victims Sue Over Looting. Residents of the Landmark at Lake Village West apartments were forced out following a deadly Dec. 26 tornado. But many of them say that when they returned to their homes days after the storm, they’d been burglarized. About a dozen tenants have joined a lawsuit against the property management company and the security company that was hired to protect the complex after the storm.

Mavs Center Almost Voted an All-Star Starter. Zaza Pachulia, who is having a career year after Dallas traded for him following the DeAndre Jordan debacle, fell just 14,000 votes short of the final starting spot on this year’s Western Conference team for the NBA All-Star Game.

Stars Stop Skid. A 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night ended the team’s four-game losing streak.

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