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Dallas’ Lakewood Theater finds second life with hip new bowling alley

By Teresa Gubbins

The iconic Lakewood Theater will soon be home to a new bowling alley, when a Colorado-based concept called Bowlski’s opens in the long-vacant venue. According to their website, they’ll open in summer 2019.

Bowlski’s is a family-run bowling business started in Colorado by Craig and Jennifer Spivey, who have more than 10 years’ experience in the restaurant industry and five-plus years operating as bowling proprietor.

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Bowlounge and Bowlero are bowling cousins. (Courtesy photo)

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Is Italian grocery and eatery Eataly cooking up a Dallas entry?

Maria Halkias, Retail Writer

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Eataly’s Las Vegas location is the most recent to open in the U.S. It’s located at the entrance of the Park MGM Hotel. (Steve Brown /Dallas Morning News )

Eataly, a hybrid grocery and restaurant concept created in Italy in 2007 and now in 37 locations around the world, appears to have taken a formal step into Texas.

Eataly Dallas LLC was created in Delaware last month, a move first reported by D Magazine. Eataly has only six stores in the U.S. in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and most recently Las Vegas.

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Regal Row Street Racers Captured on Camera in Dallas

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At least once a week, part of a major Dallas roadway has been closing down for street racers. Hundreds of people, breaking the law for the thrill of it. Thursday night, it was all caught on camera and now Dallas Police say they’re working in overdrive to stop them. (Photo: NBCDFW)

Squealing tires, revved up engines — the sounds of street racing on Regal Row have been driving some crazy for years.

“They still doing they thing though. I don’t think it’s gonna stop,” said Ricky Ballard, an employee at nearby Allied Interiors.

New video, captured overnight, shows the cars and trucks in action near Irving Boulevard. Employees at Allied Interiors often get a front row seat.

“They take off right here and they go to the bridge. Once they get to the bridge, the first one to the bridge is the winner,” Ballard said.

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Parking space squabble on Dallas’ McKinney Avenue ends in shooting

By Teresa Gubbins

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2600 block of McKinney Avenue. (Google)

A fight over payment for a parking space ended up in a shooting on a main thoroughfare in Uptown Dallas.

According to the Dallas Police Department, the incident took place on April 22 at around 12:34 a.m., when officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 2600 block of McKinney Avenue.

Police interviewed the victim, who stated he was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect, identified in a release as 28-year-old Nnaemeka Onyedebely, regarding payment of a parking space.

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Police file charge against Dallas woman beaten by Deep Ellum bartender

By Teresa Gubbins

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A woman who was the victim of an assault in Deep Ellum now has charges filed against her for causing damage to her attacker’s pickup truck.

L’Daijohnique Lee, 24, has been charged with felony criminal mischief, according to a Dallas Police Department press conference on April 2.

Lee was beaten on March 21 by Austin Shuffield, a bartender at a Deep Ellum club, after a confrontation in a parking lot which was captured on video by a witness.

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Declaration of Independence to go on display during ‘Hamilton’ run in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

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The documents will be on display, free of charge, during regular box office hours and during each performance. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

A copy of the Declaration of Independence and other historical American documents will go on display during the run of Hamilton in Dallas, April 2 to May 5.

Dallas Summer Musicals, in partnership with the Dallas Public Library and Seth Kaller Inc., will present a collection of Revolutionary War and Founding Era documents in the lobby of the Music Hall at Fair Park during the show’s run.

The centerpiece of the display will be the Dallas Public Library’s rare, July 4, 1776 broadside of the Declaration of Independence.

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Dallas Public Library hosts prom dress giveaway for students in need

By Teresa Gubbins

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Photo courtesy of NBC 5

What to wear to the prom looms as one of the key decisions of one’s high school career — made even more difficult when you can’t afford the duds.

But Dallas high school students in need get a break thanks to the Fairy Tale Closet, a charitable initiative taking place at the Dallas Central Library on March 9-10.

Hundreds of gowns in various sizes and styles will be available as well as shoes, accessories, and a few suits and jackets for those who eschew the traditional gown.

This year’s giveaway also includes an LGBTQ+ centric event.

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Dallas council member Kevin Felder involved in incident with cameraman after warrant issued for arrest

By Corbett Smith and Robert Wilonsky

This story is developing.

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Dallas police have issued an arrest warrant for City Council member Kevin Felder, nearly two weeks after the council member was allegedly involved in a car accident with a scooter prior to a City Council meeting.

The news of the warrant broke Monday afternoon, not long after Felder took part in a Public Safety & Criminal Justice Committee meeting. Felder’s troubles continued afterward when he was in what appeared to be a physical altercation with a TV news cameraman as the first-term council member left City Hall.

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DPD busts alleged sex-trafficking operation at NW Dallas massage parlor; 4 arrested

Author: Rebecca Lopez, Marie Saavedra

c9a15660-e260-4255-b741-de7234558f58_750x422DALLAS — At least 16 women were found at a northwest Dallas massage parlor Wednesday during a sex-trafficking raid, WFAA has learned, and four people have been arrested on charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution.

Pornthipa Khan, 54; Steven Eix, 53; Josip Maric, 42; and Yenrudee Anuson, 44, have been taken into custody in the case.

Eix was arrested in Lewisville, while Maric and Anuson were arrested in Commerce, northeast of Dallas. Khan was arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The four suspects were “directly responsible for the illicit massage businesses” involved in the sting, according to a police news release. 

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Officers’ quick actions save State Fair worker’s life

By: FOX4News.com Staff

 – Dallas police officers were honored for saving a life while on duty at the State Fair Classic game at the Cotton Bowl on September 29.

A security worker collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while working at the game. Five Dallas police officers jumped into action to move him quickly through the massive crowds and do CPR. They are credited with saving his life.

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