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Severe Weather
4:02 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Strong thunderstorms possible Thursday

Severe weather is possible on Thursday for NE Texas.
Daniel Starks KETR

April is fulfilling its stereotype as the stormy month as it moves onto our calendars with gale force!

Severe weather is expected to make its way to Northeast Texas during the mid afternoon hours on Thursday, some areas could see damaging high winds, large hail and even isolated tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has placed Northeast Texas under a "slight" risk for severe weather on April 3. Areas to the northeast near Texarkana could see stronger storms.

City of Greenville
3:43 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Life sentence given for sexual assualts on girls

Greenville resident, Julio Torres Palomo, is sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two young girls under the age of 14.
Greenville Police Department

It only took a few minutes for a Hunt County jury to find a local man guilty of multiple sexual assaults against young girls.

The same panel sentenced Julio Torres Palomo to life in prison on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children, according to Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr.

“We are extremely pleased for the children involved in this case,” Walker said. “They showed a great deal of courage in testifying against this defendant and I’m glad they were able to see their efforts pay off and the defendant sentenced to life in prison.”

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The President's Perspective
3:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future'

KETR

Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, The President's Perspective.

Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.

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Texas Crime and Corrections
1:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Perry: Texas will not comply with prison anti-rape law

NPR

More than a decade after the Prison Rape Elimination Act unanimously passed Congress, federal standards for implementation of the law have been finalized. Now, Gov. Rick Perry and some prison reform advocates are at odds over what those standards mean for Texas lockups and the taxpayers who pay for them.

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Kaufman County
12:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Pistol used in Hasse slaying found in Lake Tawakoni

Eric and Kim Williams
provided images

Law enforcement officials have recovered the gun used to kill Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse, according to a search warrant affidavit made public.

The gun was found in Lake Tawakoni on March by Texas Department of Public Safety diver, according to a Dallas Morning news report. They have been searching the water along Highway 276 in Hunt County, the report said.

Hasse was killed Jan. 31, 2013, as he was leaving his car to go to work at the Kaufman County courthouse.

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Delta County
10:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Arrests made in cattle rustling case

Jonathan Jones is one of the many arrests made for the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Cindy Roller

Over the past two months, a puzzling series of cattle thefts had been reported in Delta County.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s Special Ranger Tony Hurley have been investigating the thefts. As a result of their investigation, officers have arrested John Green of Klondike and Jonathan Jones of Cooper.

Green was arrested in Fannin County while he was in the process of stealing another load of cattle, officials said.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

City still picking up limbs; Farmers' Market coming back

Commerce Mayor John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor John Ballotti says, even though the emergency pick up period for limbs from last December's ice storm is over, the remaining limbs are being picked up as part of the city's regular series of curbside refuse pickups.  And the mayor says he's appointed a committee to bring back the Farmers' Market on Bonham Alley in downtown Commerce.

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Texas Water
10:38 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Marvin Nichols hearings Apr. 29 in Mt. Pleasant, Apr. 30 in Arlington

TWDB

The Texas Water Development Board has announced the two public hearings during which the agency will receive public comment on the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

A hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Tue., April 29 in Mount Pleasant at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 North Jefferson St. Another hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wed., April 30 in Arlington at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. At both hearings, oral and written comments will be accepted.

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7:25 am
Tue April 1, 2014

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Cattle rustlers in Delta, Hopkins County

Cindy Roller
Cooper Review

The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, says law enforcement agencies are investigating a series of cattle thefts in Delta and Hopkins Counties.  Cindy also says the water level in Cooper Lake remains very low.

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