Commerce – The University Police Department is ensuring that safety is a top priority as Texas A&M University-Commerce prepares to receive up to 136 hurricane evacuees.
Officers will be present at the shelter area around the clock while evacuees are on campus to ensure the security of the facility, as well as the safety of evacuees, A&M-Commerce students, faculty, and staff.
The UPD would like to remind everyone that the remnants of Hurricane Ike are predicted to hit the Commerce area on Saturday during the afternoon or evening hours.
Greenville – Hunt County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to 1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a burglary of a residence in Greenville.
The crime occurred in the 3500 block of Caddo Street between July 26 and August 9. The suspect or suspects forcible entered a residence through ha back door and removed a DVD player, DVD's, a surround sound system, a PSP game system, jewelry, and a window air conditioner unit.
Greenville – Work to clean contaminated soil is set to begin in northeast Greenville. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the agency's contractors have set up shop in Ardis Heights, as the effort of contamination from the former ESCO plant is about to begin. Evacuations of the surrounding neighborhood could get underway today, with demolition and remediation of the plant itself to come later. The plant was formally listed last week as a Superfund clean-up site, as one of the most polluted contaminated waste properties in Texas.
Greenville – A school bus collision was reported in Greenville Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Greenville Independent School District says none of the students were believed to have suffered any significant injuries. Seven students were transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation as a precaution, with at least one of the students complaining of back pain. It was the second school bus accident for the District in less than a week.
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