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Police were called out to a fight at Walmart. Instead, a football game broke out

Police came looking for a fight. Instead, they found more than a dozen teenagers and young adults who they say were playing football late at night. The young people said the heat has kept them trapped indoors during the day.

Officer Rachel Ayuso, one of three officers to respond to the fight call at about 1 a.m. Thursday at the Walmart Supercenter on Southwest Wilshire Boulevard, said the 15 to 20 people stopped playing when police rolled up.

“They looked in our direction, maybe thinking we were going to tell them to leave,” Ayuso said.That’s when the officers hatched another plan, Ayuso said. Officer Jason Tauch came up with the idea to line up next to the players and light up the parking lot with their vehicles’ bright takedown lights.

Read more from The Star-Telegram…

Task Force Vet Visits coming to Addison August 5

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The Task Force will be coming to Addison on Sunday, August 5 from 11 am – 5 pm at 4800 Spring Valley Rd 75244. Stay tuned on the latest details by watching this Facebook page and make sure to “Like” the main page.

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Task Force Vet Visits‘ mission is to visit and assist U.S. Veterans of all ages, branch, color or religion. We are a brother and sisterhood that is like no other. We want to share as much information to all of Our Brothers and Sisters that have served Our Country. No Active Duty, Veteran, Gold Star or Blue Star should ever feel alone nor feel like there is help available.

We try to put the spotlight on many national and local resource and organizations that help our Brother and Sister Veterans.

In the summer of 2018 we will be doing our 2nd official cross country trek on motorcycles to visit as many Active Duty, Veterans, Gold Stars or Blue Stars as possible. In 2017, we travelled 8200 miles across the country with 19 stops. 17 stops were to visit with individuals. 2 were larger publicized events which we were able to introduce our Brothers and Sisters to local organizations.

If you are Active Duty, Veteran, Gold Star or Blue Star and would like a visit then let us know. There is no pressure. We are not selling anything. We don’t ask for money or anything else. We offer our time to get to know you and let you know you are not alone. We care about you because you are our family regardless if we have met you or not. We can meet for coffee, lunch, dinner or a bottle of water at a gas station. Your choice.

If you are an organization supporting Veterans then let us know. We will share your message on our facebook page and help you spread the word.

We are based out of Massachusetts. Throughout the year we will visit with Veterans in New England. We also have team members in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia that are available to visit throughout the year in addition to our annual trip.

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For more information about the Task Force, visit https://www.taskforcevetvisits.org/tfvv/

FATALITY CRASH SHUTS DOWN RAMP TO I-635

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: FOX4News.com 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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VOTE FOR GRAPEFEST!

Grapevine’s own GrapeFest, A Texas Wine Experience (presented by Bank of the West) has been nominated as a top five contender for the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s “Best of the Best” in the category of “Best Local Event.”

​AT A GLANCE:

  • Free to vote (must provide email to Fort Worth Star Telegram to be able to cast final ballot)
  • You can vote once a day during the contest period
  • Voting ends June 11, 2018
  • You can vote for categories you only prefer (you do not have to vote in every category)
  • GrapeFest is under “Best Local Event” in “Places” category

BE SURE TO VOTE FOR OTHER GRAPEVINE FAVORITES!

  • Weinberger’s Delicatessen (“Best Deli”)
  • Andy’s Frozen Custard (“Best Frozen Desserts”)
  • Gaylord Texan Resort (“Best Hotel”)
  • Mad Duck Cycling (“Best Bicycle Shop”)
  • Grapevine Farmer’s Market (“Best Farmers Market”)
  • Classic Chevrolet (“Best Truck Dealership”)

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