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Man Arrested in Routh Street Shooting 

(DALLAS) -- Police arrested a man after he allegedly fired into a street early Sunday morning.

Officers were near the 2700 block of Routh Street around 2:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots and saw people fleeing the area, according to police.

Witnesses said a tall, white man fired a gun in the air and fled in a white Prius.

Soon after the incident, officers located the vehicle during a traffic stop and arrested 35-year-old Michael Goode in connection to the shooting. He was charged with deadly conduct.

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

(DALLAS) -- Police are investigating an apparent fatal motorcycle accident early Friday morning.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, a motorist driving on Denton Drive called authorities after noticing a motorcycle on the ground and a person lying near it.

Emergency responders found the man and pronounced him dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in an apparent motorcycle crash.

A preliminary investigation of the crash site indicated that the man had been riding the motorcycle southbound on Denton Drive and when he crossed over Storey Lane, then collided with a curb line, losing control. The man is believed to have been thrown from the motorcycle.

Police do not believe any witnesses observed the collision. The victim was not publicly identified.

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Fire Crews Douse Flames at Crescent Hotel

(DALLAS) -- An unknown number of guests were evacuated on Thursday morning due to a fire at the Crescent Hotel.

Fire crews responded to the fire at about 8:05 a.m. Thursday. The flames were out by 9:15 a.m.

Preliminary information from Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans indicated that the fire may have started in the hotel's basement laundry room.

There were no reported of injuries.

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death 

(DALLAS) -- Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred on Tuesday evening in which a man was found dead in a vehicle.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers responded to the scene of a suspected one-car crash on Skillman Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, finding the victim dead.

Officers initially believed that the driver had been shot, prompting an investigation to be launched by homicide detectives. However, doctors at the emergency room where the victim's body was sent could not determine whether the individual had been shot.

Officers from both the Traffic Division and the Homicide Division will continue to investigate.

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Safety Officials: Overall Crime Rate Decreases in Texas 

(DALLAS) -- The state's overall index crime rate decreased slightly over the last year, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday.

The Uniform Crime Reporting program's 2013 Crime in Texas report indicates the dip, but still shows a "significant" volume of crime in the state.

In 2013, there was a reported total of 966,340 index offenses in Texas, compared to 981,582 in 2012. While murder rates stayed the same, rapes and aggravated assaults saw a decline.

Officials cited particular challenges faced in the report, including crimes that are not reflected in the data, such as drug smuggling, child pornography, weapons offenses, bribery, and kidnapping.

State law enforcement call on the adoption of the National Incident Based Reporting System, which would address such issues.

"Regardless of the reporting system challenges, DPS commends the efforts of law enforcement at all levels in the state of Texas for putting their lives on the line to combat all criminal activity and to protect the people of Texas," officials said in a statement.

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