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10:25 am
Fri January 13, 2006

Canton Coach heading to Baylor

Canton – Canton High School Coach Gary Kinne has accepted a job as linebackers coach for Baylor University. Kinne recovered from a near-fatal shooting by a disgruntled parent last may and has lost 90% of his liver. He came back to lead the Eagles to a District 15-3A title and four rounds deep into the playoffs. Kinne was recently named Adams National Coach of the Year.

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KETR Local
10:23 am
Thu January 12, 2006

Disaster declaration issued by President Bush

Texas – Nine Texas counties where wildfires destroyed homes and blackened thousands of acres are included in a disaster declaration issued by President Bush.

The disaster declaration covers Callahan, Cooke, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Montague, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Wise counties in North and West Texas.

A Red Flag warning has gone up for most of the area until Friday evening, as dry conditions, low humidity, and high winds continue. Outdoor burning bans persist all through north and east Texas.

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KETR Local
10:13 am
Thu January 12, 2006

Terrel City Manager gets DWI

Terrell – Terrell City Council members will be reviewing charges of driving while intoxicated against the Terrell City Manager, according to the Terrell Tribune. Gordon Pierce was pulled over along U.S. Highway 80 last Saturday by a DPS trooper. He was later released on $1,500 bond.

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KETR Local
10:28 am
Wed January 11, 2006

Zero Tolerance on burn ban violations

Hopkins County – Zero Tolerance. That's the policy adopted by the Hopkins County Commissioner's Court concerning burn ban violations. Hopkins County Judge Cletis Millsap said citations will be written for violations of the burn ban and the public is being asked to work with law enforcement and fire departments to not burn anything until the area sees relief from severe drought.

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KETR Local
10:27 am
Wed January 11, 2006

Wills Point woman indicted for stealing over $200,000 from WPISD

Wills Point – An ex-Wills Point ISD employee has been indicted by the Van Zandt County Jury for theft of more than $225,000 from the school district. 64-year-old Shirley Oldacre had worked with the Wills Point ISD for more than 15 years before being charged with theft in December. Discrepancies were found after the Wills Point ISD switched to a new administrative computer system. An investigation revealed Oldacre had been issuing checks to herself from the school's general fund for nearly five years.

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KETR Local
12:12 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Despite light rain, conditions still ripe for fire

Hunt County – Despite a little rain in the area, conditions are still ripe for fire across northeast Texas. The Hunt County Commissioners Court extended a burn ban for any outdoor activity that may cause fire, including barbecuing, welding, or trash fires.

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KETR Local
12:10 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Seven arrested in Wolfe City drug raid

Wolfe City – Seven suspects remained in custody on drug charges after a weekend raid in Wolfe City. The Wolfe City police, aided by the Greenville Police Department tactical team, served a warrant Friday in the 400 block of Mason. Four male suspects and three female suspects were taken into custody, and seven grams of methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and assorted paraphernalia was found. All suspects have been charged with possession of dangerous drugs in a Drug Free Zone, as the residence was within 1,000 feet of a school.

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KETR Local
2:29 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

Brian Patrick waives trial, pleads guilty to murder

Hunt County – Brian Patrick today waived his right to a jury trial and pled guilty to the murder of James Prothro of Commerce, according to a news release by Hunt County District Attorney F. Duncan Thomas. Thomas said it was an open plea with no agreement as to punishment. The judge will decide punishment on February 28th after hearing evidence in the case.

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KETR Local
2:29 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

Brian Patrick waives trial, pleads guilty to murder

Hunt County – Brian Patrick today waived his right to a jury trial and pled guilty to the murder of James Prothro of Commerce, according to a news release by Hunt County District Attorney F. Duncan Thomas. Thomas said it was an open plea with no agreement as to punishment. The judge will decide punishment on February 28th after hearing evidence in the case.

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KETR Local
9:56 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Murder trial of Commerce man begins today

Commerce – Jury selection is set to begin today in the murder trial of Brian Patrick, accused of killing a Commerce man last June. The 25-year-old is charged with murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old James Prothro of Commerce. Patrick has entered a plea of not guilty to both charges.

Prothro was shot in the 600 block of Fourth Street in Commerce June 30th and was later pronounced dead after being transported by helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

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