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8:01 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Arraignment held in area game room robbery

Quinlan – An arraignment has been held in an area game room robbery. Willis Wilkin Langley of Lewisville was indicted last month by the Hunt County grand jury in connection with an incident in May at the Gray House Game Room in Quinlan. He entered a not guilty plea Thursday during an arraignment hearing. A tentative trial date has been set for Oct. 6. Langley was arrested on May 28 following the reported robbery.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports

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KETR Local
7:25 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Local man caught with possession of ID's, insurance cards

Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs business owner is arrested after police find he unlawfully possessed the personal information of hundreds of people.

The materials were found by the Sulphur Springs Police Department Tuesday after a search warrant was run at 112 Como Street. The owner of the house, Damon Dugan, was arrested after police found hundreds of photocopies of driver's licenses and insurance cards.

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KETR Local
6:34 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Summer Commencement at A&M-Commerce Saturday

Commerce – Summer Commencement at Texas A&M University-Commerce will be held tomorrow in the Field House with new president Dr. Dan Jones to present the degrees.

Ceremonies for undergraduate students will be at 10 a.m. with graduation for master's and doctoral students at 2 p.m.

Speaking at the ceremonies will be Dr. Michael McKinney, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.

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KETR Local
10:22 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Sales tax payments up in region

Sales tax payments continue to increase in the area. Customers in Commerce spent about $4,000 more at local merchants in June of this year that they did last year.

The figures are according to a report issued Wednesday by the Texas Comptroller's Officer.

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KETR Local
10:17 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Greenville woman found guilty of murdering child

Greenville – A Greenville woman has been found guilty of murdering her infant child. The trial against Christi Denice King took only two days before a guilty verdict was handed down for the murder in the drowning death of her 10-month-old son. Not a single witness was called by the prosecution during the two days. A pre-sentence investigation has been scheduled as well as a punishment hearing for Sept. 29. King could face a sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison, with no chance of probation.

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5:55 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Steps taken toward street improvments

Commerce – The City of Commerce has taken the next steps toward improving city streets and utility lines. The City Council approved a contract Tuesday with Hayter Engineering Inc. to conduct a city wide drainage study. The $78,690 needed to fund the study will be subtracted from the $3 million in bonds approved by citizens in May.

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KETR Local
10:18 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Commerce to make changes to city's tax rate

Commerce – The City of Commerce will soon be making changes to the city's tax rate. However, that change could benefit some citizens.

The Commerce City Council Tuesday night agreed upon a tax rate decrease of about 2 cents per $100 valuation.

By law, the city will hold two public hearings before the rate becomes effective. That's because the proposed tax rate exceeds either the rollback or effective rate, in this case, the effective rate. The current tax rate for the city is approximately 76 cents per $100 valuation.

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2:47 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Royse City to get crime stoppers hotline

Royse City – The Royse City Police Department is seeking the adoption of a crime stoppers hotline.

The city has been discussing options both with Rockwall and Hunt Counties for the past month. They are also considering a hotline for the school district as well.

Royse City Police Chief Tom Shelton says making citizens aware of such a service will go a long way in preventing and solving crime.

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KETR Local
10:42 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Testimony to begin Tuesday in child murder case

Greenville – Testimony begins Tuesday in a child murder case. Opening arguments are also scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a Greenville woman, charged with murder in connection with the drowning death of her infant son. A jury was chosen Monday in the case of Christi Denice King, who has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder involving the death of her 10-month-old son in Jan., 2006. Prosecutors have subpoenaed some 36 witnesses to testify in the case.

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10:21 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Hunt County Crime Stoppers seeks your help

Hunt County Crime Stoppers is seeking information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a rash of area burglaries.

Most recently, suspects are said to have burglarized a safe at the Dollar General in Commerce along Live Oak Street. The incident occurred about a week and a half ago, according to Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews.

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