Leading Off (6/30/14)

Price May Meet With Prosecutors Wednesday. His lawyer, Billy Ravkind, has encouraged Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who has been under criminal investigation for at least three years, to accept an invitation to sit down with the U.S. Attorney’s office. This could mean an indictment of some kind is finally imminent. Ravkind says they’ll take any charges to court.

Vandals Target Oak Lawn. The vandals tagged the ‘Legacy of Love’ monument, dedicated to the neighborhood’s diversity, with the numbers ’666′, and painted ’666′ in the driveway of Cathedral of Hope, noted for its LGBTQ membership. The vandals also found their way to the Dallas Observer building. “No suspects or motives have been identified.” Anyone want to hazard a guess?

Two Family Members Have Same Surname, Maybe Look Similar, Dallas Police Find. This is probably a more-or-less honest mistake, since apparently Yaqub Talib’s pals told police he played for the Denver Broncos. But I’m still confused about pretty much everything that led up to DPD spokesman Max Geron thinking it was a good idea to send out several #BreakingNews tweets that they had arrested Aqib Talib, Broncos cornerback, inside Synn Nightclub Saturday night. It was in fact Talib’s drunk and disorderly brother, Yaqub. This misidentification took nearly three hours to correct.

Elvis Lives (And Gets Adopted). An all’s-well-that-ends-well story for your morning. A German Shepherd named Elvis was found, horribly, wandering the HOV lane near Interstate 35E and Highway 67 last week. Crazily enough, he was rescued unharmed. He got a new home on Sunday.

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Leading Off (5/19/14)

Body Found Near Creek May Be Missing Former Assistant Police Chief. Gregory Holliday, 63, hadn’t been seen for six days when a body was discovered Saturday matching his description. Investigators indicated that Holliday, reportedly suffering from depression, had left his North Dallas home on foot at 2 p.m. last Monday and was hit by a car around 4:15 p.m. after wandering into the road at Frankford and Midway. He left the scene before police officers arrived. Dallas Police issued a “critical missing” alert for the former police executive that evening.

AT&T Acquires DirecTV. For the low, low price of $67.1 billion dollars. After failing to wed T-Mobile (that bid was $39 billion), AT&T refused to be a bridesmaid to the massive Comcast-Time Warner merger for long. The deal is pending federal approval, of course, but Mark Cuban thinks “it would be good for all involved.” So, mazel.

Girl Drowns in Balch Springs Pond. This is very sad. A 10-year-old girl drowned in a park pond Sunday night. Police and firefighters responded to reports of a child drowning around 6:25 p.m. The child was found at the bottom of the pond and airlifted to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where she was pronounced dead.

Track-Suited Adventures Continue at CRMA 2014. I’m filling in for Cristina this morning. The majority of the D Magazine editorial staff, plus sales, art, marketing, and audience development folks, have made it to D.C., against, apparently, all odds. If you follow any of these guys on various forms of social media—you should, because there’s nothing like seeing at least three versions of the same picture in a row and getting to psychoanalyze the wildly different choices of filter—you will notice that yes, those red-orange track suits have made a reappearance. And in Tim’s case, I’m not really sure he’s taken it off at all. So far, Michael J. Mooney has beat everyone at pinball and won a $20 bet against Tim. The actual awards are tomorrow.

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