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Dallas Drug Treatment Facility Employee Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

(DALLAS) -- Police arrested a Dallas man on Thursday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at the healthcare facility where he works.

The Dallas Police Department says that Anthony Sennette Jackson, 31, works at Homeward Bound, Inc. on West Tenth Street.

On March 9, a patient claims that she fell asleep on a couch next to Jackson and woke up to him rubbing her back. After she requested that he stop, she went back to sleep and Jackson pressed her to go to a vacant room, she said. The patient told police that she later woke up on a couch in a separate room with Jackson on top of her.

The patient reported being sexually assaulted on March 11.

Jackson is now under investigation for any additional incidents, although no other offenses were reported at the Homeward Bound facility.

Jackson is being held at the Dallas County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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Police Searching for Person of Interest in Fatal Hit-and-Run

(DALLAS) -- Police have identified a person of interest in a Tuesday morning incident in which the driver of a stolen vehicle was involved in a fatal hit-and-run.

According to the Dallas Police Department, the driver of the stolen vehicle collided with a second vehicle, causing the second driver's death. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene on foot.

The DPD considers Dagoberto Castanon, 24, a person of interest. He is currently wanted for a probation violation in Collin County. He is described as a Hispanic man, about 5-feet-9 inches tall and 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Castanon's whereabouts is asked to call (214) 671-3605.

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Police Searching for Pair of Missing Girls

Dallas Police Department(DALLAS) -- Police are searching for a pair of young girls who went missing from their Dallas apartment complex on Tuesday.

According to the Dallas Police Department, Ali Abrego, 11, is considered a runaway and may have taken her 7-year-old sister Adriana Castillo with her. The girls were last seen near a wooded area around their apartment.

Abrego is described as being about 4-feet-11 inches tall and 70 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Her sister, police said, is about four feet tall and 50 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the two girls is asked to call (214) 671-4268.

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Two Boys Robbed, Assaulted Saturday Night

(DALLAS) -- A boy is in critical condition after he and his brother were robbed and assaulted Saturday night.

The Dallas Police Department reports that the brothers -- ages 12 and 15 -- were walking along the 7900 block of Antoinette Street when four or five boys approached them and demanded their property.

When the 12-year-old tried to flee, two of the suspects assaulted him. The 12-year-old hit his head on the ground. He is now in the hospital in critical condition.

The suspects are described to be about 15 years old. No other description was available.

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After West Explosion, Inspectors at Chemical Facilities May Get More Power

(WEST, Texas) -- A Texas House committee is meeting Monday to discuss a plan to give more authority to state inspectors at chemical facilities following last year's explosion in West, Texas.

Thursday marks one year since the chemical explosion devastated West, killing 15 people.

And now Texas lawmakers are discussing ways to prevent future tragedies.

The precise cause of the blast was never found, although calls have gone up for tighter regulation of facilities that handle ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded.  

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