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Beware of fake IRS phone calls

Nellie and Charles Khanamoko talk about a fake call they received claiming to be from the IRS demanding immediate payment or arrest. Both the IRS and police say it is a common scam and the IRS never calls first. They mail letters. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)

National

Creepy clown sightings: Police are not laughing at ‘national prank’

Sightings and online reports of scary clowns across the country — some real, many fake — are keeping law enforcement officials busy nationwide. Some are frustrated with spending time and resources checking out wild rumors of clowns skulking about, chasing people with knives, tapping on windows, luring children into the woods and threatening schools.

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First it was Samsung phones. Now it’s exploding Samsung washing machines

Some Samsung washing machines, a lawsuit alleges, vibrate violently under heavy loads causing the tub to “become unfastened, resulting in a dramatic centrifugal explosion that destroys the machine and nearby property.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement about “safety issues” with Samsung washers. The warning comes weeks after Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 cellphone after the gadget began exploding in consumers’ pockets, vehicles and airplanes.

Crime

Grapevine murder suspect timeline

On Aug. 23, Bryant's girlfriend, a UNT student, broke up with him after three months of dating, according to court documents. In the following weeks, Bryant was jailed twice on stalking complaints from his ex-girlfriend. And after another woman, Jacqueline Vandagriff, was found burned and dismembered, police named Bryant the suspect in her death. Here's a look at what unfolded over the last month.

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Beware of fake IRS phone calls

Nellie and Charles Khanamoko talk about a fake call they received claiming to be from the IRS demanding immediate payment or arrest. Both the IRS and police say it is a common scam and the IRS never calls first. They mail letters. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)
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