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7:54 am
Thu July 24, 2008

Warrant ordered for woman who<BR>delivered cocaine addicted baby

Greenville – A warrant has been ordered for a woman who delivered a cocaine addicted baby. Authorities are again seeking Angela Lanett Martin of Greenville, indicted last month on a charge of endangering a child. Martin was alleged to have ingested crack cocaine while she was pregnant and to have given birth to a daughter who had more than 2,000 milligrams of cocaine in her system. The baby was found to have developmental problems and was undergoing withdrawal symptoms. Martin failed to show for her arraignment hearing this week.

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KETR Local
7:49 am
Thu July 24, 2008

Drowning death at Greenvillle reservoir

Greenville – An accident at the Greenville city reservoir leads to the drowning death of one individual. Greenville Police officers had pulled the female passenger from her care after it slid off Power Lane flipped upside down and landed on its top in about five feet of water shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was pronounced dead after being transported to Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Two other people, the female driver and a male passenger, were able to escape the vehicle. No names had been released as of Wednesday night.

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KETR Local
10:40 am
Wed July 23, 2008

Fraudulent check operation bust in Commerce

Commerce – A fraudulent check operation has been broken up in Commerce. Arthur Lee Moore of Dallas and Monique Shunta Roland of Sulphur Springs were two of the three people taken into custody last week and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and forgery. Each was appointed an attorney Tuesday and is seeking a reduction in their bonds.

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

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KETR Local
10:39 am
Wed July 23, 2008

Greenville taking steps toward TIRZ

Greenville – The City of Greenville is taking steps toward the formation of a tax increment reinvestment zone. The City Council Tuesday hired consultant firm Hawes Hill and Calderon to assist in the creation of such a zone. The TIRZ would pay for public infrastructure improvements, such as water and sewer lines and roads, within a specific area identified for development. The money would come from incremental property taxes, and possibly sales taxes, resulting from development constructed within the zone.

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KETR Local
2:39 am
Wed July 23, 2008

New A.C. Williams Elementary School project update

Commerce – The new A.C. Williams Elementary School in Commerce is on schedule. The information was presented Monday to the Commerce School Board by Claycomb Associates Architects and W.B. Kibler Construction Company.

All foundation piers are now in place. Crews are currently installing grade beams around the perimeter of the foundation, while utilities are also continuing to be installed.

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KETR Local
10:50 am
Tue July 22, 2008

Commerce ISD hires superintendent search firm

Commerce – The Commerce School Board has approved the hiring of a superintendent search firm. A presentation last night by Arrow Educational Services prompted approval from board members.

AES has been in existence for ten years, having assisted in 84 superintendent searches state-wide. Russell Marshall and Jim Dunlap, both former superintendents, will head the search. During the presentation, Marshall told the Board he expects upwards of 35 applicants, and will post the job sometime this week.

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KETR Local
10:49 am
Tue July 22, 2008

Bond reduced for Commerce man

Commerce – A Commerce man has had his bond reduced in connection to a methamphetamine lab. Bond for Bobby Shane Richardson Monday was lowered from $500,000 to $100,000. Richardson was arrested in April by officers with the Hunt County Sheriff's office who were responding to a report of a possible narcotics lab in the 7400 block of Highway 50.

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

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KETR Local
10:48 am
Tue July 22, 2008

Pot farm descovered in Hunt County

KETR Local
10:45 am
Tue July 22, 2008

No action taken regarding cell phone ban in school zones

Commerce – The Commerce School Board took no action last night regarding the prohibited use of cell phones in school zones.

The item was placed on the agenda after a citizen expressed concern during the board's June meeting, of how operating a cell phone in a school zone can limit an individual's attentiveness, therefore posing a risk to students.

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KETR Local
8:26 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Commerce School Board to begin search for new superintendent

Commerce – The official search for a new superintendent for the Commerce Independent School District is about to begin.

The Commerce School Board is scheduled Monday to consider hiring a search firm to start the process of replacing Mike Roberts, who resigned last week.

During Monday's regular session, the Board is scheduled to hear a presentation from a superintendent search firm and then discuss and possibly take action on hiring the firm.

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