Sherman – Sherman Police are investigating an accident that nearly killed a toddler that fell out of a window. The two year old was apparently asleep in his home when he rolled out of a second story window. The window had no screen. The boy's mother found the child lying in the backyard.
Emergency workers flew the boy to a Dallas hospital with severe head injuries.
Wills Point – A Wills Point man is behind bars after police say he has sexually assaulted three of the seven children living with him. 35 year old James Vincent Cotter was arrested after his step-daughter complained of sexual assault to officials at the Wills Point ISD. Cotter is also wanted in Ellis County for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Hunt County – The Hunt County Commissioner's Court has approved the hiring of an attorney to represent the county during civil litigation involving Sheriff Don Anderson. In an emergency meeting Friday, it was found that Anderson does have sufficient bond to hold office. A public group had been demanding to see the bond for more than a month.
Canton – The Commerce Tigers went to 1-1 on the season after falling to Canton Friday, 20-16. Sam Buker returned the opening kick-off 80 yards for a touchdown and set the tone for the game early. The 5'4'' Buker added 177 more rushing yards and another touchdown to lead the Eagles to victory. The game saw several lead changes, but Commerce could not mount the comeback in the waning second of the fourth quarter and the Canton Eagles held on for the win.
Northeast Texas – While the area has enjoyed recent rains, there hasn't been enough to relieve drought for Northeast Texas. Burn bans are still active throughout the area, and most areas that have enacted mandatory watering restrictions still have those restrictions in place.
In Commerce, watering has recently been limited to weekend nights, and City Manage Bill Shipp said those restrictions won't be lifted due to recent rain.
Lake Texoma – Excessive speed may have been a contributing factor in a deadly boat collision on Lake Texoma that killed five people, including a couple from Rockwall. According to his son, Gordon Mineo of Rockwall had his boat going around 75 miles per hour at the time of the accident Saturday that killed Mineo, his wife, two passengers, and a woman in another boat. One man is also hospitalized in Dallas in serious condition.
Greenville – A Greenville teen will be formally charged with murder and tried as a juvenile. The Hunt County Grand Jury met in special session this week to decide if the 13 year old boy would be charged with murder. If convicted of murder, the teen would be placed in a Texas Youth Commission facility until he was 18, then returned to Hunt County where a judge would decide if he would spend the remainder of his sentence in an adult prison.
Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for stabbing another man. The Incident occurred on Putman Street over the weekend, when one man was hit with a bench and retaliated by stabbing the other man in the chest with a box cutter.
Paris, Texas – A Paris man has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus. Paris/Lamar County Health Director Anthony Bethel was notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services of one case of West Nile virus and the possibility of another last week. Hunt, Titus, and Cooke Counties have each had one case of West Nile this year. Denton and Kaufman Counties have reported two and Collin County has four. Tarrant County has seven confirmed cases and Dallas county reports 27 confirmed cases of West Nile.