Stars Even Playoff Series. After an overtime goal by Cody Eakin secured a 3-2 win, Dallas and the St. Louis Blues each have claimed two games in their best-of-seven contest. The Stars’ comeback victory is doubly impressive considering they were rebounding from a blowout loss the last time the teams took to the ice. Game 5 is scheduled for noon Saturday at the American Airlines Center.
Deadly Crash on Woodall Rodgers. At least one person died as a result of the accident, which took place just before 10 p.m. Thursday between the tunnel under Klyde Warren Park and the exits to Interstate 35E.
Construction Worker Freed From Trench. While helping to dig a sewer line in Irving, a 34-year-old man got buried when the pit around him caved in. His co-workers cleared enough dirt to uncover his upper body, and after an hours-long rescue effort, firefighters managed to get him out without further collapsing the trench onto him or others. He was taken to Parkland by helicopter for treatment.
Ex-Fort Worth Cop Freed For Another Trial. Brian Franklin was convicted 21 years ago of having raped a 13-year-old girl. On Thursday he walked out of the Tarrant County probation office, having been released from prison after the victim in the case admitted to having lied in some of her testimony. (Though she still insists she was sexually assaulted.) Franklin is awaiting a new trial and hopes for a full exoneration.