That’s not hot, Dallas. Someone hit a Dallas Fire Rescue truck with an artillery shell Wednesday night. The shell went under the truck and blew the oil pan off the engine. That damage took the truck offline for two hours on one of the busiest nights of the year for the fire department. Another artillery shell hit the windshield of a truck from station No. 24, damaging it. And someone threw a firework into the rolled-down window of an ambulance from station No. 24. That one burned a first responder. The illegal fireworks situation is really out of control, although the number of burn victims in area hospitals is typical. (WFAA/Dallas Morning News)


Firefighters save lives
Two construction workers passed out after hitting sewer gas some 30 feet underground in West Dallas Thursday. Dallas Fire Rescue pulled the men out. Three workers were taken to the hospital, including one who was injured above ground. One of the men who was pulled from the hole later died.  (KXAS)

Have you seen these tats?
The owner of an auto-parts store in Pleasant Grove shot a would-be burglar to death on June 25. The police are asking for help in identifying the dead man, and they released drawings of his face and tattoos. (Dallas Police Department)

Tick-tick doom
Stay woke to tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease because they are out here, family. One Dallas family’s two daughters contracted Lyme disease, which they think came from ticks their dog brought into the house. (KTVT)

Love struck, baby
How well do you know Dallas’ own Vaughan brothers? A new film about Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan premieres at the Texas Theatre in August. (Oak Cliff Advocate)

*Plays the “Dallas” theme song*
Two 1980s office buildings near the Dallas Galleria are getting gussied up. An Atlanta-based investment group has been holding them for 14 years and grew attached enough that they decided to paint the exteriors and do some interior renovations. Redevelopment is taking hold in that neighborhood, which came up in the era of J.R. Ewing. (Dallas Morning News)

How an ambush unfolded
Saturday marks the two-year anniversary of the ambush on police in Downtown Dallas. Revisit with this interactive story about how the Dallas Police Department took the shooter down.
(Dallas Morning News)





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Run for the Blue 5k and 1-mile run starts at 8 a.m. at Trinity Groves. (Details)

Deep Vellum Books offers a Texas-themed art show from 8-10 p.m. (Details)

Shakespeare Dallas presents “Comedy of Errors” starting at 8 p.m. (Details)

The Double Wide flea market is from noon-5 p.m. (Details)

The annual parade of playhouses runs through July 15 at NorthPark. (Details

Scout at The Statler hotel offers Salsa Sundays from 5-8 p.m. (Details)

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