Tag: Fort Worth

Fort Worth, Texas, Becomes First American City to Mine Bitcoin

The city of Fort Worth, Texas, has become the first city government in the United States to mine bitcoin, advancing its goal of becoming a leading center of tech and innovation, city authorities announced on April 26. The bitcoin mining pilot program was launched by the Office of Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker and the…


97-Year-Old Marine Who Survived Iwo Jima Walks Into Cafe, Tells His Stories—So They Give Him His Own Table

The Cafe Republic on North Beach Street in Fort Worth holds a special place for someone who once prayed on a beach during the Battle of Iwo Jima. That someone is Don Graves, 97, who joined the Marine Corps in 1942 at age 17, before shipping off to fight alongside 335 other Marines, of whom…


Probe: Suspect Fatally Shot by Texas Officer Posed No Threat

FORT WORTH, Texas—A murder suspect who was wielding a knife posed no immediate safety threat when a Texas police officer fatally shot him from as far as 20 feet away, state investigators said in charging the officer with assault. Forest Hill Officer Logan Barr, 23, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon…


Texas Shooter Dies After Party-Goers Throw Bricks at Him

FORT WORTH, Texas—A man who opened fire at a backyard party in Fort Worth early Monday, killing one and injuring three, died after being chased by fellow party-goers who threw landscaping bricks at him, Texas authorities said. Fort Worth police said the shooter, who was struck multiple times with at least one brick, was pronounced…


8 People Wounded in Shooting Near Fort Worth Car Wash

FORT WORTH, Texas—Eight people were wounded early Sunday when a person began shooting toward groups of people near a Fort Worth car wash and multiple people returned fire, police said. Police said in a statement that the eight gunshot victims were taken to hospitals and were in stable condition. Police said no suspects were in…


Texas 100-Car Pileup Leaves at Least 5 People Dead, Dozens Injured: Officials

At least five people died and dozens were injured following a 100-car pileup near Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday, said officials. Between 70 and 100 vehicles were involved in the crash on Interstate-35W in Fort Worth. Several people were trapped in their vehicles, officials told CBS Dallas. A spokesperson for the Fort Worth Police Department,…