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1:20 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Sentencing this week in case of car hitting daycare

Sentencing is scheduled this week in the case of a car hitting a daycare. Richard Whytus was found guilty in May of the crime, and left sentencing up to the judge in the case. Sentencing is scheduled for Friday morning.

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

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KETR Local
1:18 am
Mon July 7, 2008

GUES customers could receive help with bills

Greenville – Help could be coming for some low income customers of the Greenville Electric Utility System. GEUS is considering creating a low income discount fund, similar to a TEC program already in place.

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

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KETR Local
5:39 am
Sun July 6, 2008

Active Shooter training course to be held<BR>at Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce – The Department of Risk Management at Texas A&M University-Commerce beginning Tuesday will be offering an active shooter training course.

The training, to provide information and protection against an active shooter on campus, is part of the University's Crisis Management Plan.

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KETR Local
5:56 am
Fri July 4, 2008

July 4th festivities in Commerce

Commerce – July fourth festivities in Commerce take place at Centennial Park and the Eddie Moore Sports Complex.

Activities, to Friday afternoon at five, include several children's events, food, live music and evening fireworks.

The event will also feature the annual Battle of the Bats softball game, featuring the City of Commerce and A&M-Commerce versus the Chamber and Commerce Independent School District.

Participants are asked to provide one can of food for admission, to benefit the local food pantry.

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KETR Local
5:14 am
Fri July 4, 2008

No fireworks allowed inside city limits

As you celebrate the anniversary of our Nation's independence today; area officials urge you do so safely. Hopkins County Fire Chief Carl Nix says you need to be aware of the potential of grass fires if lighting fireworks.

He says anytime you use any type of pyrotechnic, there's a chance that embers or sparks could fall. Nix recommends abiding by the instructions on the package, having water readily available and be sure those using fireworks are properly supervised.

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KETR Local
6:04 am
Thu July 3, 2008

Comparing Texas levy systems to Midwest

As Midwesterners begin to assess the damage following recent flooding, area residents may be wondering how safe our existed flood systems are.

Fred Jensen is a Hydraulics Engineer with the Forth Worth District Army Corps of Engineers. Jensen says Texas uses more lake systems, as opposed to river-based, and has an abundance of flood control reservoirs to aid in prevention.

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KETR Local
3:31 am
Thu July 3, 2008

Fate of Greenville Starbucks unknown

KETR Local
3:30 am
Thu July 3, 2008

Several wanted fugitives caught in Hunt County

Hunt County – Several wanted fugitives have been caught in Hunt County. The arrests come as part of a multi-state sweep by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. In Hunt County, the Greenville and Commerce Police Departments and the Hunt County Sheriff's Office made 14 arrests, which resulted in 17 charges being filed and the clearing of 11 felony cases. Five of the individuals arrested were charged with sex offenses or were already registered sex offenders.

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KETR Local
10:57 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Robbery suspect waives jury trial

Greenville – There will not be a jury trial in connection with a reported aggravated robbery in Greenville. Lakisha Denise Budgewater of Lancaster has waived a jury trial in connection to the crime. She's is now scheduled for a trial on Sept. 30. Budgewater pleaded not guilty in March to a charge of aggravated robbery. She was alleged to have used a knife to threaten a female victim and steal a jacket, a cell phone and a backpack in March of last year.

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10:55 am
Wed July 2, 2008

One injured in two vehicle crash

A two vehicle accident severely injures one person Tuesday morning. The head-on collision between the 18-wheeler and sport utility vehicle also caused a spill of diesel fuel, which was quickly contained. The SUV was southbound on FM 1565 when it swerved into the northbound lanes in front of the tractor trailer, hitting the front of the vehicle and ending up in the ditch. The driver of the SUV was transported by helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The man's identity and condition were not immediately available.

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