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5:32 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Paris traffic stop results in drug seizure

Commerce – Two people were arrested following a traffic stop in Paris Wednesday night that resulted in a drug seizure.

Charlesetta Tolbert, and Walter Lane were arrested after authorities found crack cocaine in their car.

According to Crime Information Officer Matt Birch, the vehicle was pulled after the driver failed to use her turn signal. When Officer Rowton with the Paris Police Department was given permission to search the vehicle he discovered what was later identified as crack cocaine.

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KETR Local
5:32 am
Thu March 26, 2009

One killed in Tuesday accident in Franklin County

Dike – A Dike man is killed Tuesday after crashing his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 67 just west of Mount Vernon.

The Sulphur Springs News Telegram reports officials with Franklin County and the Texas Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the crash site at around 7:17 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival they found a white male, later identified as Jonathan Craver Offutt, of Dike, had been thrown off his wrecked motorcycle. Troopers noted in their accident report that he had apparently lost control of the bike, causing the crash. Offutt was pronounced dead at the scene.

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KETR Local
3:55 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Area under tornado watch until 8 p.m.

Severe weather continues to taunt the Northeast Texas region today, as the National Weather Service in Forth Worth has issued a tornado watch in effect for the area until 8 p.m.

Light to moderate rain has been falling throughout much of the week, with tornados even spotted last night in Montague County in North Texas. No injuries were reported, but golfball-size hail was said to have smashed some windshields. Tornadoes were also reported near Muenster and Nocona in North Texas yesterday.

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KETR Local
3:34 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Zurn Pex employees to receive assistance from city

Commerce – Two weeks after officials at Zurn Pex in Commerce announced they would be laying most of its workforce in the coming months, we learn of what the city is doing to help.

Executive Director with the Commerce Economic Development Office Jeanette Burnette says one of several things being planned is a job fair, either in late April or early May. Texas A&M University-Commerce has already agreed to co-sponsor the event.

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KETR Local
2:50 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Area school boards to cancel May 9 elections

The Paris Independent School District has gone ahead and declared its next term's Board of Trustees, after both candidates failed to receive opposition in their respective races.

School board members Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Incumbents George Fisher for Place 1, and Dave Eisele for Place 6, therefore cancelling its May 9 election.

Elections are also scheduled to be cancelled soon in other area school districts.

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KETR Local Newscasts
12:29 am
Thu March 26, 2009

KETR Newscast 3-26-09

KETR Newscast 3-26-09

Greenville meth dealer dealt 49 years in prison; City of Greenville already seeking funding for July 4 celebration; Paris Junior College approves $1 increase per semester credit hour for 2010 academic year; Paris ISD cancels May 9 elections, as candidates received no opposition - several other school districts plan to cancel elections as well.

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KETR Local Newscasts
10:43 am
Wed March 25, 2009

KETR Newscast 3-25-09

KETR Newscast 3-25-09

Texas A&M University-Commerce names new Vice-President for Institutional Advancement; Commerce PD releases racial profiling report; EPA seeking millions to clean contaminated site in Greenville; Finalists for Greenville Fire Chief interviewed this weeek; Paris participating in Great Texas Warrant Round-Up; Lamar County Crime Stoppers seek robbery suspects.

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KETR Local
10:36 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Finalists interviewed for Greenville Fire Chief

Greenville – The naming of Greenville's next fire chief seems to be just around the corner.

The five finalists, who were named last week, were guests of honor during a dinner in Greenville Tuesday night, which followed the regular Council meeting. The finalists have been undergoing interviews this week, although there was no word Tuesday evening as to who might be in line for the job.

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KETR Local
10:34 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Millions needed to clean up Greenville site

Greenville – It's expected to take millions of dollars to clean up a Greenville superfund site.

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Morning Blend
10:27 am
Wed March 25, 2009

This Day in History

This Day in History: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Day in History

This Day in History: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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