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Arrest of Denton County Sheriff’s Office (DSCO) Sergeant West Jordan

380news | April 18, 2018 | Metro

TARRANT COUNTY, TX – On March 13, 2018, Denton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant West Jordan was arrested by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) in a joint Investigation with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division. Jordan has been charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor, a Second Degree Felony. Jordan has been terminated by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of this press release, Jordan was being held in the Tarrant County Jail. “I am shocked and ashamed by the arrest of one of ou...[read more]

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

380news | April 18, 2018 | Metro

McKINNEY, TX – PR #:2018.001 – McKinney police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to determine if there are additional child victims of Noel Anderson. Anderson has admitted to sexually assaulting four children between the ages of two and six over the course of the last seven years. Anderson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1020 N. Lake Forest Drive, located his victims through church meetings and held responsibilities such as primary instructor for children ages 7-8 in 2014. He also came into contact with children through othe...[read more]

Wild Horses are Iconic Symbols of Our Heritage

Karen Svien | April 18, 2018 | Metro

Equine enthusiasts dominate our 380 Corridor area and that’s why many would share my appreciation of the stunning view of mountains, the Pacific Ocean and a herd of wild horses that literally took my breath away. We were at Return to Freedom’s wild horse sanctuary in San Luis Obispo, California. Neda DeMayo founded the organization to explore alternatives to the way wild horses are typically managed both in sanctuaries and on the range. Additionally, Return to Freedom seeks to preserve historical, equine blood lines … some dating back to the early, original Spanish bloodlines of the ...[read more]

McKinney Fire Department Honored for Performing Rare Life-Saving Procedure

380news | April 17, 2018 | Metro

McKinney Fire Department honored for performing rare life-saving procedure Medical City McKinney honors Station 8 crew   McKINNEY, Texas (April 13, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) was honored today for performing an advanced skill that is usually only seen in hospital emergency rooms.  On Feb. 25, MFD received a call about a person choking at a home. The Station 8 crew arrived to find the patient was not breathing and did not have a pulse. They began CPR, but were unable to completely clear the airway. That’s when they performed a successful cricothyrotomy – surgically creat...[read more]

Fire Sprinkler Helps Save McKinney Restaurant

380news | April 17, 2018 | Metro

Fire sprinkler helps save McKinney restaurant Single fire sprinkler head and kitchen hood fire suppression system shut down the flames       McKINNEY, Texas (April 17, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a kitchen fire at Thai Noodle Wave, 2775 S. Central Expy., shortly after the restaurant closed Sunday night. Firefighters arrived to find the fire extinguished by the kitchen hood fire suppression system and one sprinkler head. The most significant damage was limited to the cooking area. “The kitchen hood fire suppression system and the fire sprinkler made all the di...[read more]

Endowment Established in Memory of TWU Student

380news | April 17, 2018 | Metro

Endowment established in memory of TWU student Apr. 17, 2018 — DENTON — Jaqueline Rae Vandagriff’s life was cut short 19 months ago, but her memory will live on through an endowment established by her friends and family at Texas Woman’s University. The 24-year old junior, who was a lifelong vegetarian and animal lover, was studying nutrition at TWU. The fund will commemorate her life by supporting an internship in the area of health and wellbeing, with a preference for students majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences. Her killer was convicted and sentenced this past week, and now that ...[read more]

Denton County and Area Officials Celebrate the Much-Needed Opening of FM 423

380news | March 2, 2018 | Metro

FROM STEWARTS CREEK TO US 380  DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County, the Texas Department of Transportation and adjacent communities came together today to celebrate the much-needed completion of FM 423 from Stewarts Creek to US 380 as a six lane divided urban facility. The project was constructed in two sections. Section One, from Stewarts Creek to FM 2934, was let for construction in August of 2014 for a construction cost of $29,931,000. Section Two, from FM 2934 to US 380 was let for construction in September 2013 for a construction cost of $29,826,070. Denton County contributed in exce...[read more]

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Clint Bedsole: From Foster Care, the Military to Local Small Business Owner

380news | March 2, 2018 | Metro

Is the Texas House of Representatives next?  Clint Bedsole overcame some serious challenges in his early years to become a successful small businessman, husband and father, and community leader. Today, he wants to help make lives better for members of our community as our next conservative representative in the Texas House. A product of Texas’ broken CPS system, Clint lived in about 10 foster homes in his youth, suffering abuse and neglect. His life stabilized when he was adopted by his last foster mom, but the self-reliance and perseverance he developed in his childhood have served him wel...[read more]

Denton County Reports Ninth Influenza-Associated Death

380news | March 2, 2018 | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX – On February 21, 2018, Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the ninth influenza-associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-2018 flu season. The 2017-2018 flu season is not over yet. The flu continues to be a serious health threat, and as the number of influenza-associated deaths rises, DCPH continues to recommend preventive steps to protect the health of our communities: Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get an annual flu shot, and the flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and ol...[read more]

Letter to the Editor

380news | March 2, 2018 | Metro

With careful consideration, I am writing in support of Clint Bedsole for Texas State Representative District 106 in the upcoming primary election. After attending debates and discussing the needs and priorities with the various candidates it is my belief that Client is the right person for the job. He supports public education, understands that vouchers are not the solution to failing schools and promises to help solve the current crises in funding school districts. Clint understands the heavy burden of skyrocketing property taxes and realizes that we need appraisal reform not gimmicky proposa...[read more]

From the Desk of Hugh Coleman

380news | March 2, 2018 | Metro

Precinct 1 Transportation Updates FM 2181 North-South – Widen from two-lane to sixlane divided roadway from the City of Denton/Corinth City limits to Lillian Miller, just south of I35E in Denton. Construction began on November 21 of 2017 and is scheduled for completion in January of 2020. FM 2181 will provide an alternate route to IH 35E when delays on I35E occur. FM 720 North From US 380 to Martop Lane. Widen two-lane rural roadway to six-lane divided urban. The right-of-way acquisitions are complete and utilities are scheduled for completion in April 2018. The project is expected to be und...[read more]

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