Denton hazmat crew on scene following chemical waste spill inside TWU building

The Denton Fire Department hazmat crew is currently responding to a chemical waste spill inside the Texas Woman's University Graduate research building in the 300 block of Research Circle, according to authorities. The building has been evacuated, and no injures have been reported, according to TWU spokeswoman Amanda Simpson.

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Dodd Intermediate School students get funding for playground proposal

KRUM — Grant Freels was lying in bed one night when the idea came to him. He and his friends had gone to recess earlier that day, and the only thing anyone could talk about was the basketball goals. They said they were weathered, rusty and missing nets.

Denton police searching for 5 robbery suspects

Denton police are looking for five suspects after a man was robbed at gunpoint in his apartment early Monday morning in the 600 block of Cardinal Drive.

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City Council not stoked with high cost of tech incubator

The Denton City Council worked to steer Stoke, the city’s new “technology incubator,” back on track Tuesday.

Blotter: Police arrest makeup-covered man

Police charged a 25-year-old man with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday afternoon after an unusual encounter with several officers in the 1000 block of West Hickory Street.

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Wednesday, February 22 Calendar

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City relieves gas buildup

The city landfill got too much gas after the holidays. Monitoring wells around the landfill detected excess methane in early January. City crews took emergency steps, including putting more pipe into the landfill to siphon off and burn the extra gas.

UNT college to split this fall

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas will split in two this fall. Instead, there will be the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, according to a background report in a board book for the UNT Board of Regents.

Bill would put money behind ‘kinship care’

AUSTIN — A Dallas County lawmaker wants to put more of the state’s wallet behind efforts to persuade relatives to take in abused and neglected children. Sunnyvale GOP Rep. Cindy Burkett has proposed a major bump in state payments for “kinship care.”

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Best seat in the house

Mel Grolla, 92, sends the ball back in a game of chair volleyball Monday at the Denton Senior Center.

Blotter: DME worker airlifted after injury at substation

A Denton Municipal Electric employee was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Monday morning after touching live equipment at the substation on North Bonnie Brae Street and Riney Road in northwest Denton, according to DME spokesman Brian Daskam.

Tuesday, February 21 Calendar

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DME worker airlifted to Dallas hospital following accident at Denton substation

A Denton Municipal Electric employee was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas this morning after the employee was injured after coming in contact with live equipment at the substation on North Bonnie Brae Street and Riney Road in northwest Denton, according to DME spokesman Brian Daskam.

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Churches play large role in Denton black history

Religion has always been a cornerstone of African-American communities.When slaves arrived on American soil in the 1600s, white religious leaders began converting them to Christianity.

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Woods House to be excavated, moved

One of the last remaining original Quakertown homes, the Woods House, is set to be moved to a new location at the Denton County Historical Park on Mulberry Street. But before the move, residents are invited to join the Denton County Office of History and Culture to excavate the property and learn more about the residents who previously occupied 1015 Hill St. The excavation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Monday, February 20 Calendar

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Home tax breaks done many ways

Denton County’s largest cities take different tacks when taxing single-family homes, a Denton Record-Chronicle analysis has found.

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Talks promote ways to halt violence

Domestic violence Detective Elisa Howell remembers a case about a woman who tolerated routine, life-threatening abuse.

Heavy rainfall in store for today

Area residents who enjoyed a sunny Saturday are in for a wet end to the weekend.

Most read on DentonRC.com

Here are the most-read stories online at DentonRC.com (including date it was posted) from Friday, Feb. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 16:

Blotter: Man found battered and bleeding

Police discovered a 25-year-old man knocked out on the ground and bleeding from several head injuries at about 9:15 p.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Stuart Road, according to a police report.

Dave Lieber: Company left victims without new roofs

In the midst of the crime spree that is today’s Texas roofing industry, we now find one of the region’s great roofing schemes of all time.

Sunday, February 19 Calendar

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A sweet reward

Runners Stan and Teresa Stienstraw take to a beekeeper to taste honey and learn about beekeeping after they finished the third annual Honey Run on Saturday at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center in Denton.

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5K ‘layer’ run/walk,chili cook-off scheduledThe Denton Teen Council is raising money for its activities with the Cool Beans Layer Run and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday morning at South Lakes Park.Participants...

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Green good to go

Yancy Green couldn’t get up. Lying on the pavement near a dead end in the 1300 block of Auburn Drive, the Denton police officer thought he simply broke his leg.

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City Hall gets reorganized

Denton’s new City Manager Todd Hileman has reorganized departments at City Hall, with several department heads now reporting directly to him.

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Calif. dam problems call to mind Lewisville Lake woes

DALLAS — A troubled dam. Concerns about failure. And talk of evacuation plans. That was the scare at the Lewisville Lake Dam in 2015.

Third candidate in District 1

A third candidate has filed to run for Denton City Council in District 1, filling up almost the entire ballot for the city’s May election.

Blotter: ATM stolen from Rudy’s in Denton, later found in Dallas

Denton police are looking for suspects in connection to a burglary at Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q at 520 S. Interstate 35E, where an ATM was stolen from inside the restaurant early Friday morning, according to a news release from the police department.

Saturday, February 18 Calendar

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ATM stolen from Rudy's in Denton, later found in Dallas

Denton police are looking for a suspect in connection to a burglary at Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q at 520 S. Interstate 35E, where the suspect reportedly stole an ATM from inside the restaurant, according to a press release from the police department.

Hileman reorganizes departments at Denton City Hall

Denton's new city manager Todd Hileman has reorganized departments at City Hall, according to a press release issued by the city.

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Doggone good time

Bear was the first to try out the new digs Thursday. The 3-year-old terrier bounded through the gate and stopped to sniff the wood chips as he waited for his friends to join him in the newly finished dog park at Dogwood Estates.

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Forum tackles local immigration enforcement

Local residents and civil rights groups are trying to learn more about immigration laws as many cities grapple with uncertainty surrounding federal deportation procedures.

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County sees uptick in flu cases

A spike in the number of reported influenza cases in Denton County indicates the 2016-17 flu season has begun in earnest, and health officials expect that number to increase.

3 major projects slated at TWU

Three construction projects are scheduled to start by the end of the year at Texas Woman’s University. During a Board of Regents meeting Thursday, B.J. Crain, the interim vice president of finance and administration, said the amount of construction on campus will be challenging, but the changes are necessary.

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Kids battle for county bee win

Swayam Rath didn’t have to pay a “remittance” to win the Denton County Spelling Bee, but he did have to spell the word correctly.

Panelists discuss state of 1st Amendment

University of North Texas political science professor Kimi King seemed to regard the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a double-edged sword.

Blotter: Personal items stolen from apartment

A trove of personal items were stolen Thursday afternoon from an apartment in the 700 block of Hercules Drive, according to police.

Friday, February 17 Calendar

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Nationwide "A Day Without Immigrants" affects Denton

A few local predominately Hispanic businesses closed Thursday as part of "A Day Without Immigrants," a nationwide protest that aims to underline the importance of immigrants in U.S. cities.

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Comedy nonprofit seeks national charity status

A handful of educators, comedians and volunteers walk into a basement. What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke was actually the beginning of a local comedy nonprofit that got its start almost a year...

County approves Family Drug Court

Goal will be to reunite participants with children after completing program Denton County parents who have lost custody of their children because of a drug addiction will soon have a new option to receive treatment and reunite with their kids thanks to the creation of a new specialty court.

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I-35E art adds custom touch

As the 35Express project nears completion, drivers may start to notice more artwork along portions of Interstate 35E.

Blotter: Area man sentenced to federal prison

David M. Kruse, a 63-year-old man from The Colony, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography in October, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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