Paris – Officials are continuing their comprehensive investigation into the cause of last week's fire at a Paris homeless shelter that killed five.
Paris Fire Department Arson Investigators, members of the State Fire Marshal's office, and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are all assisting in the investigation at the Christians in Action facility. The State Fire Marshal's office has also sent a canine unit to search for the possible presence of a fire accelerant.
Commerce – Florida wins the national championship; An off game for Dirk Nowitzki but the Mavs pull out the win over the Knicks; victories for both the A&M-Commerce men and women; the Dallas Stars get hammered by the Redwings; and the NFL playoffs continue this weekend.
Memorial service Saturday for Dr. Jerry Morris, President Emeritus of Texas A&M University-Commerce; Guilty plea entered in area game room robbery; Man sentenced to prison for December robbery in Greenville; A Greenville department store to close; Royse City Police Department releases crime statistics for 2008.
Royse City – The Royse City Police Department has released its crime statistics for the 2008 calendar year.
Crime was up overall for the year. Royse City Police Chief Tom Shelton believes the increase stems from a shorthanded number of officers, the result of a major shortfall in the City's budget that led to several job dismissals.
Greenville – A Greenville department store will be closing soon. The Goody's Family Clothing store inside Crossroads Mall, which escaped being closed last spring, will be among the outlets shutting its doors this year. The Associated Press reported this week that the Knoxville, Tenn.-based-chain will be liquidating its remaining 287 stores beginning Friday. The Goody's store at the Lamar Crossing Shopping Center in Paris also remained open last year, but will be among the outlets closing under the liquidation.