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Dangerous prisoners escape from North Texas prison

April 2, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Two inmates escaped from a Hopkins County jail 75 miles northeast of Dallas on Tuesday morning. Local authorities are using dogs, helicopters and roadblocks to launch a manhunt for the fugitives, Brian Tucker (44) and John King (39), in Sulphur Springs and other nea...

Police cracking down on drunk drivers in Coppell

Dec. 19, On-campus school officer Ricky Jimenez explains to junior Kyle Ash how wearing the fatal vision googles impairs your vision and how standardized field sobriety test works in science teacher Susan Shepperd's forensic science class. Photo by Rowan Khazendar.

January 9, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor While the rest of us were celebrating with our families during the 2012 holiday season, the Coppell and Carrollton police departments teamed up to ensure that drivers hadn't been getting too festive. The two cities entered a partnership campaign that would all...

Record number of “Texas 10 Most Wanted” fugitives arrested, one in Coppell

December 12, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor In a state as large Texas, there are so many outlaws, drug gangs and sex offenders that it can be extremely difficult to keep the populace in-the-know about each one that they should keep an eye out for. The Texas Department of Public Safety's solution to this was...

City of Coppell ready to knock out National Night Out

September 19, 2012

by Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Every year, many of the bustling neighborhoods that make up Coppell come together to celebrate their neighbors and talk about plans to improve their neighborhood. Appropriately named National Night Out, this country-wide event brings neighbors together for a fun-filled...

Gun control is not the solution, Hair says

The rush of recent shootings have divided the nation's opinion on gun rights. Should the government interfere with the sale of guns in order to prevent future murders? Graphic by Rinu Daniel.

September 6, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Election campaigning in America and the Olympics Games in London made the months off of school memorable ones, but ultimately, the summer of 2012 was marred by something far more sinister. Twelve were killed in 58 more were injured when a shooter turned his weapons...

New study shines light on flaws of justice system

May 21, 2012

By Thomas Hair Online Copy Editor A recent study conducted by a pair of university institutes, University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, reported that well over 2,000 people in the past 23 years have been exonerated from priso...

Guerry to lead cyber-crime seminar at CMSW

May 9, 2012

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer Coppell citizens now have the opportunity to see the award-winning live event that explains various methods of reducing the risk of becoming a victim of cyber-crimes such as cyber or digital bullying.  This Thursday, May 10th, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, the seminar, Publ...

Coppell police double up for holiday theft

December 14, 2011

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer For many, the holidays mark a season filled with celebration, cheer and family. However, for many people, holidays are a tough reminder of how hard it can be to make ends meet financially. Because of this, it has become a repeating trend that theft increases dramatically...

Another college sports scandal coming to light

November 30, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer Following the Penn State University scandal involving ex-coordinator Jerry Sandusky, another scandal seems to be coming to light at Syracuse University within the basketball program. After initial allegations were brought up, head coach Jim Boeheim vehemently denied...

Coppell police charge suspect in vandalism case

Photo courtesy WFAA.

September 21, 2011

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Coppell police arrested Nicholas Monroe Morehart on Saturday as he was charged with a series of car vandalisms and other criminal mischief in the community, with several victims being Coppell High School students. Morehart, a former Coppell student, faces several...

Crimestoppers, how it works

February 24, 2011

Mike Pankonien Staff Writer Crimestoppers: stopping crime one tip at a time. Crimestoppers: snitches get stitches. These are the two slogans dominating the news surrounding the Coppell Crime Commission’s recent program, Crimestoppers. Whether you believe the program will help clamp down on crime...

In the end, Piracy is illegal

February 25, 2010

By Wren Culp Staff Writer Taking cars, iPods and cell phones is what people call stealing. Physical stealing is illegal. But what most people don’t think about is the fact that stealing something over the Internet is also stealing. It’s called piracy. And it’s illegal. Since the dawn of the Internet in 1989, music artists had a new way of reaching audiences, companies had better w...