newsThe Dallas Morning News has been following a story about a 24-year-old man who reportedly broke into a Far East Dallas apartment Saturday night and began beating the woman and 7-year-old child who live there. You can read the first report hereLater, the Dallas Morning News posted a follow-up, in which the suspect, Jamal Allen, said he doesn’t remember attacking the woman and child, and that he hadn’t planned to burglarize their apartment. He blames his behavior on synthetic pot. Read the rest of that story here.

Neighbors Go asked neighbors what they think about Dallas City Council looking at requiring sex offenders to live farther away from schools, playgrounds and other areas where children gather. You can read the responses here.

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