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Claire St. Amant

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Named one of Editor & Publisher’s 25 Under 35 in the newspaper industry, Claire St. Amant has written for the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle and D Magazine. She has earned many writing accolades, including a Stephen Philbin Award for online legal reporting. St. Amant got her start as a reporter at People Newspapers, where she covered everything from cops and courts to education and real estate before being promoted to assistant managing editor.

A graduate of Baylor University and a returned Peace Corps volunteer, St. Amant is a native Texan who has also lived in South America and Eastern Europe. She credits surviving the Ukrainian winter to “This American Life” podcasts and Smart Wool socks.

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Ongoing Investigations

Police release cause of death in mysterious Dammion Heard case

By Claire St. Amant

Nearly four months after former Texas State Champion wrestler Dammion Heard was found dead in Colorado, authorities have finally released his cause of death. According to the Gunnison Police Department ...


High School Football Fiasco

Allen ISD to cough up $2 million for Eagle Stadium repairs

By Claire St. Amant

Allen ISD board members are prepared to spend up to $2 million to repair Eagle Stadium, which shuttered in May due to significant structural problems. The 18,000-seat stadium was ...


Links We Love

Best water balloon invention ever and more links we love right now

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Restaurant surprises and scary shootings lead this week's 5 most popular stories

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Political Predicament

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price arrested in political corruption case

By Claire St. Amant

One of Dallas' most influential politicians was arrested July 25 following a three-year federal investigation. Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price faces 13 felony counts of conspiracy, bribery, tax violations ...


Crime Spree Investigation

FBI searches for clues about violent gang of serial Dallas bank robbers

By Claire St. Amant

The Dallas FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a gang of violent criminals believed to be responsible for as many as eight local bank robberies. The ...


Park Cities Crime

Picky burglar rummages through Highland Park home while owner sleeps

By Claire St. Amant

Sometime before 6:30 am on July 23, a burglar slipped into a Highland Park home while the owner was asleep inside. According to Highland Park Department of Public Safety ...


Unprecedented Legal News

DNA testing exonerates Dallas man but real rapist goes free for 1990 crime

By Claire St. Amant

A 57-year-old Dallas man who spent 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit will be exonerated July 25. The Dallas District Attorney's Office announced today ...


Disturbing Crimes

Horrific details emerge about 7 abused corpses at Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth

By Claire St. Amant

Disturbing details are emerging in the case against Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth. Police were initially called to the South Handley Drive funeral home on July 15 after the ...


Links We Love

Monkey-puppy friendship, Simpsons World and more links we love right now

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Violence in the Streets

Man shot on Dallas North Tollway in Park Cities may have been victim of road rage

By Claire St. Amant

A 36-year-old man was shot while driving on the Dallas North Tollway in the Park Cities early Wednesday morning. The victim, who was not seriously injured, called 911 around 2 ...


Murder Accusations

Family questions accused murderer Michele Williams’ role in suspicious death of her brother-in-law

By Claire St. Amant

Editor’s note: Michele Williams is nearing trial for the murder of her husband, Greg Williams. But that’s not the only mysterious death the so-called Keller black widow is ...


Crime Alert

Teenager killed in drive-by shooting in Far North Dallas

By Claire St. Amant

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Far North Dallas on July 21. According to police, multiple shots were fired from a vehicle in ...


Tragic Accident

Go-kart crash outside Texas Motor Speedway ends in tragedy for 14-year-old driver

By Claire St. Amant

A 14-year-old Flower Mound girl was killed in a single-person go-kart crash outside Texas Motor Speedway on July 20. Kierstin Eaddy was an experienced go-kart driver participating in an autcross ...


Art of War

One Arts Plaza in Dallas displays never-before-seen images of WWI

By Claire St. Amant

Dallas photographer Jeffrey Gusky has spent years documenting the secret world left behind after World War I. Now he's sharing around 2,000 never-before-seen images in a collection titled ...


Links We Love

Epic mother-son wedding dance, fried chicken Oreos and more links we love right now

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Iconic Dallas dishes and Mary Kay convention woes lead this week's 5 most popular stories

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Unusual Lawsuits

Fort Worth's Birchman Baptist sued after father commits suicide and leaves church $100,000

By Claire St. Amant

A Fort Worth mega church is at the center of a contentious lawsuit involving a man who committed suicide, his two adult children and a $100,000 life insurance policy ...


Upcycling Ideas

Southwest Airlines' upcycling initiative provides shoes and soccer balls for Kenyan orphans

By Claire St. Amant

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may not fly to Africa, but that isn't stopping the local company from making a global impact. In its first-ever partnership with SOS Children's Villages ...


The Future Is Now

Medical City Dallas hospital debuts new robot-assisted surgeries

By Claire St. Amant

Going under the knife always involves a certain element of risk, but a new surgical robot is reducing the chance for human error. Medical City Dallas is one of the ...


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