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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Dallas.

Friday
Sep192014

Armed Woman At-Large After Robbing Bank

(DALLAS) -- Authorities are searching for an armed woman who robbed a bank.

According to the Dallas Police Department, an armed woman robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 17088 Preston Road on August 30.

No injuries were reported.

Police say the suspect is described as a black woman in her 30's or 40's with shoulder-length black hair. She stands at about 6 feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds.

Anyone with information can contact the Dallas FBI office at 972-559-5000.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Man Arrested for Murder

(DALLAS) -- A man was arrested for murder following a Wednesday morning health and welfare check.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers responded to a health and welfare check at 6800 South Cockrell Hill, where they found the body of a woman, identified as Onkuli Morris.

Police then found a man, Melik Smith, hiding inside the apartment.

Smith was taken into custody and charged with murder.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Woman May Be Put to Death Wednesday in Arlington

(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Since the return to capital punishment in the early 1980s, the State of Texas has put only a handful of women to death, but it may happen again Wednesday evening in Arlington.

In 2004, the body of nine-year-old Devontae Williams was found in Arlington. He had been severely beaten and he only weighed 35 pounds. His mother's live-in girlfriend, Lisa Ann Coleman, was found responsible.

Coleman's lawyers have argued, in part, that their client's race and sexual orientation played into the jury's decision. They are appealing to Gov. Rick Perry and the U.S. Supreme Court for a reprieve.  


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Tuesday
Sep162014

Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

(DALLAS) -- The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover's coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze began Monday.

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo is accused of poisoning her lover, fellow cancer researcher Dr. George Blumenschein.

The breast cancer oncologist laced Blumenschein's coffee with ethylene glycol, a deadly chemical used in antifreeze, last year, say prosecutors.

When Blumenshein told Gonzalez-Angulo he thought his coffee tasted "sweet," she allegedly told him it just was Splenda, according to court documents.

Blumenschein survived, but his attorneys told ABC News that his kidneys are severely damaged and that "he is not 100 percent and may never be 100 percent."

Gonzalez-Angulo has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault, but prosecutors say she is no stranger to violence.

They allegedly recorded her on the telephone claiming she had "people assassinated and that she takes care of things the Colombian way."

Prosecutors tried to submit the recording as evidence, but the tape will not be used in Gonzalez-Angulo's trial.

Her attorney, Derek Hollingsworth, told ABC News last year that his client is "completely innocent."

"She is a distinguished citizen and scientist, and these allegations are totally inconsistent with her personal and professional life," he added.


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Monday
Sep152014

Man Falls About 15 Feet at Texas, UCLA Game

(DALLAS) -- A man is in the hospital after an accident at a college football game at the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium this weekend.

Late in a game between the University of Texas and UCLA on Saturday, fans watched as a man fell flat on his back about 15 feet on the concrete below him.

One fan said, "It looked, maybe, like he was leaning over to clap or something and, whenever he did that, he just kind of did a somersault."

The man is hospitalized in intensive care. Stadium officials are investigating the incident.


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