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Area & state briefs: 3 Fort Worth firefighters slightly injured in arson blaze

3 firefighters hurt in blaze believed to be arson

FORT WORTH -- A blaze that slightly injured three Fort Worth firefighters Wednesday and destroyed a business was arson, a Fire Department spokesman said. The fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. at Hydro-Expo, 2929 Alta Mere Drive, said engineer Tim Hardeman, department spokesman. The business sells supplies for hydroponic gardening. A liquid was used to set the fire, according to a news release. Investigators are awaiting lab tests to confirm the type of liquid, Hardeman said.

No indictment in use of Taser on woman, 72

AUSTIN -- A Travis County grand jury has declined to indict a deputy constable who shot a 72-year-old woman with a Taser after she dared him to. Christopher Bieze could have been charged with injury to an elderly person. Kathryn Winkfein had refused to sign a traffic citation after she was stopped for speeding on Texas 71 west of Austin on May 11.

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