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Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:31 AM

Updated: Mar 5, 2013 2:31 AM

TERRELL, Texas (AP) One person is dead after a plane crash near an airport east of Dallas. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Kyle Bradford confirms a death in the crash yesterday afternoon near Terrell. Bradford says the aircraft went up in flames and the person on board couldn't be immediately identified.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Authorities have identified the Austin man who died at the start of the swim portion of a California triathlon. The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office says it's investigating the cause of 46-year-old Ross Ehlinger's death on Sunday. Race organizers speculated Ehlinger died of a heart attack.

DALLAS (AP) A Dallas police lieutenant has been suspended for posting a video of herself online performing a rap song that contains profanities and threats of violence. Officials say Lieutenant Regina Smith "brought discredit to the department." Smith was placed on administrative leave in November but her disciplinary hearing wasn't held until Friday.

WACO, Texas (AP) A freshman at Baylor University has died after injuring himself while attempting a backflip during a dance rehearsal. The university says 18-year-old Kevin Signo was rehearsing Saturday night when he tried to do a flip during a break in the dance. Signo's funeral is scheduled for Saturday in nearby Allen.

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