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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police are investigating a deadly rollover crash involving an 18-wheeler.

The rig crashed at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. in the 1800 block of International Parkway. According to a preliminary investigation, the truck was on the ramp traveling from northbound SH-121 to eastbound I-635 when the driver lost control.

The 18-wheeler flipped onto its side and struck the guard rail. The driver, a man believed to be in his 20’s or 30’s, was trapped inside the truck and did not appear to be breathing. Crews had to first stabilize the truck before the man could be extricated. He was pronounced deceased a couple hours later, and removed from the truck at approximately 3:15 a.m.

Firefighters from Grapevine and DFW Airport assisted with the crash, while TxDOT will assess damage to the guardrail. The accident remains under investigation. The ramp to I-635 will remain closed until police clear the scene.

The driver’s identity will be released after notifications are made to next of kin.

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Opioid overdose deaths increase nationally, locally

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Graphic: Lindsay McCravy/Community Impact Newspaper

It could begin with a prescription for a sports injury or as a way to escape the pain of unresolved childhood trauma. Whatever leads someone to become addicted to opioids, addictions have led to an increase in overdose deaths nationally and locally.

Between 2014 and 2015, Denton County opioid-related overdose deaths increased from 15 to 27 deaths, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Collin County overdose deaths increased from 20 to 24 deaths between 2014 and 2015.

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Overnight ‘Wings of Rescue’ flight helps move shelter pets to the northwest

By: Staff

 – An overnight flight will give some cats and dogs a chance at being adopted to forever homes in the northwest.

There’s always a surplus of pets available for adoption in North Texas. But in some parts of the country, there is a chronic shortage of adoptable cats and dogs.

That’s why the Humane Society of North Texas partnered with a non-profit organization called Wings of Rescue and other groups to make a large-scale animal transfer happen.

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Basketball-sized bee’s nest has Dallas apartment residents worried

By Teresa Woodard

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Photo: WFAA

DALLAS – A bee’s nest which appears to be home to thousands of bees is causing great concern for mom, dad, and three children who live in the apartment that is just feet away.

“My children are in the house. They’re scared of any bug, so to see that many, they’re terrified,” said Cedrick Gamble.

Cedrick and his wife Dominique said they started noticing some bees outside their front door in early May. Cedrick said he noticed a small nest about the size of his fist just a few feet from his second-story master bedroom window.

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87-Year-Old North Texas Career Scout Honored with City Proclamation

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87-year-old Ernie Doclar has been involved with Scouts longer than many people have been alive. (Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

The Grapevine City Council meeting Tuesday night was filled with uniformed Scouts. In the sea of fresh, young faces, one stood out: 87-year-old Ernie Doclar.

“Make way for the old fella,” Doclar joked as he made his way to the council chambers through groups of teenage Scouts that gathered to honor him.

Scouting has changed over its 100-plus year history. Most recently, the name changed to Scouts BSA to allow girls to join the ranks. But Doclar has been a constant.

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