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North Texas Fireworks

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Fourth of July Fireworks are on tap tonight in Dallas, at Fair Park in the Cotton Bowl, and in Fort Worth at the Botanic Garden.

The 30th annual Grapevine fireworks show starts at 9:30. It can be seen from almost all parks and places around Grapevine Lake.

Irving’s “I am America” celebration started with a morning parade and ends with fireworks at the Irving Convention Center.

And McKinney hosts Red White and Boom – with fireworks choreographed to music at the Craig Ranch soccer complex.

BJ Austin, KERA News

Pilot in disturbance not guilty due to insanity

A JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about religion and terrorists has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

A federal judge issued the ruling Tuesday in Amarillo for the Clayton F. Osbon, noting he suffered from a "severe mental disease or defect." Osbon's attorney, Dean Roper, declined comment.

Osbon was indicted on one charge of interfering with a flight crew after the March 27 incident on a flight from Las Vegas to New York.

Passengers say they wrestled him to the floor after he ran through the plane's cabin yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida.

Osbon will be sent to a mental health facility for further examination. The judge will then decide whether he can be released.


North Texas motorcyclist dies while fleeing police

A 22-year-old motorcyclist has died after striking the back of a vehicle while fleeing from police in the Dallas suburb of Garland.

Garland police say they attempted to pull the man over after he was observed travelling at a speed of more than 100 mph on an interstate Tuesday evening, but the man fled.

Police say as the motorcyclist lost control as he approached an intersection, striking the back of a Cadillac. The rider was ejected and the motorcycle came to rest on the sidewalk. A woman waiting for a bus sustained a minor injury when she was struck by the motorcycle, but refused to go to the hospital.

The motorcyclist's name has not been released.

Police will conduct a review of the chase to ensure it was within guidelines.


Double murder suspect surrenders at border bridge

U.S. marshals say a man wanted in the 2007 slayings of a Dallas couple has been arrested at a West Texas border crossing.

In a statement Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service says Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 35-year-old Nicolas Monarrez late last week at an El Paso crossing.

Dallas police wanted Monarrez as a suspect in the abduction, torturing and killing of Luis Campos and his pregnant 18-year-old girlfriend, Linoshka Torres. Police say they were killed after Monarrez was told that Campos had stolen some $40,000 in drugs and cash from him.

Two other men have been arrested elsewhere in the deaths.

Monarrez is at the El Paso County Jail awaiting transfer to Dallas County. No attorney is listed on his jail booking sheet.