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  • Billy Bob Hall Police free woman kidnapped by hitchhiker

    Weatherford police Friday morning rescued a woman reportedly kidnapped and held by a hitchhiker with a box cutter after she was able to call for help. 

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Akers' swearing in Judge Ben Akers dies

    County Court At Law No. 2 Judge Ben Akers died Thursday evening following a long illness. 

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0702 peach entertainment.jpg 20th Annual Parker County Peach Festival

    The 30th Annual Parker County Peach Festival is right around the corner.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal shelter to provide services to Willow Park

    At Tuesday’s regular Weatherford City Council meeting, the council approved entering into an interlocal agreement between Weatherford and Willow Park, where the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter will provide certain animal control services to Willow Park.

    July 10, 2014

  • 0711 one gregory long.jpg Con artist arrested

    A man accused of scamming an 89-year-old Parker County woman out of nearly $10,000 in May was arrested Thursday in an Oklahoma casino, according to authorities. 

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Utility board reviews utility fund debt

    As a part of an ongoing discussion, the Weatherford Municipal Utilities Board Tuesday afternoon convened in a special board session to hear a presentation from City of Weatherford Finance Director David Croft regarding the utility fund debt review as of June 2014, and to learn more about the cost of service and rate design study from NewGen Strategies and Solutions. 

    July 9, 2014

  • Ceara Renteria Mother, boy injured in stabbing

    Police say a fender bender accident led to a stabbing that injured a woman and her 10-year-old son following Fourth of July festivities in Hudson Oaks over the weekend. 

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • One injured after house fire near Springtown

    A man was taken to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation following a house fire Tuesday evening near Springtown. 

    July 9, 2014

  • Sarra Lane bridge site Mom who admitted to burying toddler in creek bed arrested

    The Weatherford mother who, after allegedly watching her boyfriend brutally beat and kill her 18-month-old daughter, reportedly admitted to helping bury the girl under a bridge in northern Parker County was arrested Tuesday evening on warrants. 

    Alexis Botello, the 17-year-old mother of Tylea Moore, has been charged with tampering with evidence and injury to a child, according to Arlington jail records.

    July 8, 2014 4 Photos

  • Joshua Beard Toddler's body found in creek grave

    A 17-year-old Weatherford mother said she helped bury her 18-month-old daughter under a bridge in northern Parker County after watching her boyfriend beat and stomp the girl, killing her, according to Arlington police. 

    Authorities Monday reportedly recovered the body of a toddler believed to be Tylea Moore under a bridge in the 1900 block of Sarra Lane.

    July 8, 2014 4 Photos

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