10-year-old shot amid Dallas domestic disturbance
DALLAS (AP) - Police say a 10-year-old boy was shot during a domestic disturbance at a home in the Forest Hill section of Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the boy sustained injuries that were not life threatening around 1 a.m. Sunday. Police say he was shot during a fight between his mother and her husband.
The boy was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg/hip area at Cook Children's Medical Center.
Police arrested the man involved in the disturbance, who they said fired the gunshot. They were not sure if he is the boy's father or stepfather.
The man, whose identity hasn't been released, has been charged with aggravated assault and family violence with bodily injury.
Dallas man arrested for cutting another man's neck
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man has been arrested after police say he cut the neck of an acquaintance following an argument.
The Dallas Morning News reports that 57-year-old Anderson Irby was arrested on aggravated assault charges. His bond was set at $50,000.
Irby is accused of arguing with a 32-year-old man, then pulling a knife and cutting the other man's neck. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Grove section of southeast Dallas.
Police spokesman Lt. Max Geron said the victim was taken to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with critical injuries.
Irby also faces a charge of marijuana possession. Dallas County records indicate he faces previous charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to carry a license.
Donations sought for care of burned pony, foal
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Humane Society of North Texas is collecting donations for care of a pony and her foal who were severely burned in a barn fire south of Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that a pony named Bella was found trying to shield her foal Butterscotch from the flames.
Bella sustained burns over much of her body, and officials weren't sure if her flame-scarred ears could be saved. Butterscotch sustained several smaller burns.
Both are being attended to by Human Society volunteers, who hope to raise $4,000 for their care.
The pair was in a barn near Alvarado in the early morning hours of April 6 when a heating lamp shorted out, causing an electrical fire.
TRAFFIC STOP-DRIVER KILLED
DPS investigating trooper's shooting of driver
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities are investigating the death of a driver who allegedly struggled with a trooper before she shot and killed him.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Bryan Witt says the driver of a Cadillac was being arrested for failing to identify himself after being pulled over early Sunday for a routine traffic stop just south of Lubbock.
Witt said the man began to struggle with the trooper near her driver's side door before she shot him.
The man, whose name and age Witt said had not been determined, died a short time later at a Lubbock hospital.
Two other people riding with the man at the time of the traffic stop were released after giving statements.
EL PASO-WATER RESCUE
3 rescued from El Paso ditch after rain, hail
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Two men and a woman have been rescued after being swept into a drainage ditch after heavy rain and hail fell in northeastern El Paso.
The El Paso Times reports that the men were swept Saturday about 400 feet into a drainage canal.
Once rescued, the men told firefighters they were with a woman when water and ice swept through the drain.
The woman was found alive a short time later, but she was buried beneath 3 feet of ice from the hail. Additional information about her condition wasn't available Sunday.
Her body temperature was 75 degrees and emergency personnel performed CPR.
The victim was taken to University Medical Center where medical personnel worked to warm her body and resuscitate her.
43rd annual festival honors Western Swing icon
TURKEY, Texas (AP) - The 43rd annual Bob Wills Day celebration in West Texas begins Wednesday.
It's a tribute to the man known as the King of Western Swing, and runs through Saturday in Turkey, about 100 miles southwest of Amarillo.
A gospel jamboree kicks off the party at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wills, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died in 1975. He formed the Light Crust Doughboys in 1931, and later put together the Texas Playboys.
Hollywood discovered Wills in the 1940s, and he and the Playboys appeared in numerous movies.
Official Bob Wills Day is Saturday. Activities begin that day at 7 a.m. with a biscuit and gravy breakfast. There is also a free outdoor concert, lawnmower races and dances.
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