Fire at Paris homeless shelter kills five; Not guilty plea entered in connection to area game room robbery; Hunt County now has two working County-Court-at-Laws; Dallas motorist thankful after surviving highway shooting.
Hunt County – Hunt County now has two working County-Court-at-Laws. Judge F. Duncan Thomas heard his first cases Monday, presiding over some mental evaluations. He is scheduled to preside over additional mental hearings and perhaps his first misdemeanor criminal cases later this week. The County Court-at-Law No. 2 was designed to help relieve the caseload of the existing County Court-at-Law, with space created out of what had been the former County Commissioners Courtroom and County Auditor's offices.
Paris – Five people are dead following a Monday morning fire in Paris that swept through a men's homeless shelter.
At approximately 2:49 a.m. Monday, units of the Paris Fire Department, Police Department, and EMS responded to a structure fire at Christians in Action, located at 410 Clarksville Street. The fire was primarily located in the southwestern part of the masonry building.
Commerce – The NFL divisional playoff lineup is set; Mavs fall to the Grizzlies; the Dallas Stars pick up a win in OT; No. 3 Texas plays Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl tonight; and the A&M-Commerce men win but the women fall to Abilene Christian despite a record-breaking performance by Britney Jordan.
Rains County girl given two life sentences for her role in the murders of her mother and two young brothers; Status for a raised median for Wesley Street in Greenville still up in the air; Greenville to hold city-wide cleanup event Saturday; Dallas posts a drop in number of murder s in 2008.
Paris, Texas – The fast blazing blaze broke out around 3am this morning and quickly spread before being able to be contained at a homeless shelter in Paris. The shelter, located in the 400 block of Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, had about 40 beds and 28 men were in the shelter at the time of the blaze. Five of them lost their lives.
With Christmas just around the corner, officials with the North Texas Food Bank are asking for your assistance toward those less fortunate.
Help is needed more than ever this year, as the Food Bank faces a budget shortfall of $156,000, or enough to fund the distribution of $780,000 this holiday season. Additionally, the Food Bank must still raise more than $1million and 2.6 million pounds of food in December alone to meet current budgetary goals and close the gap on hunger in our community.