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7:17 am
Mon May 19, 2008

West Wing expansion for HMHD opens this week

Greenville – The Hunt Memorial Hospital District will celebrate the opening of the new West Wing this week. A four day open house will culminate with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Linda Armstrong Kelly, mother of cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. The new wing and expanded tours will be open after the ceremony at 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

Voters passed a $24 million bond package in 2006 for the 97,000 square foot expansion, which will feature a cancer center, new ICU, and improved dining facilities.

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KETR Local
7:17 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Paris woman victim of home invasion

Paris, Texas – A Paris woman was the victim of a home invasion robbery Friday, according to The Paris News. The unidentified woman was putting up groceries from her car she had left in her garage when she looked up to find a 250lb black man in dark clothes standing over her. The man struck her with a blunt object, stole her purse, and fled the scene.

The suspect remains at large.

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KETR Local
7:03 am
Mon May 19, 2008

New Scam in area

North Texas – A new scam is making the rounds in North Texas. Law enforcement is warning of another scam in the area aimed at getting access to your bank account by offering a too good to be true job. Several residents in Paris have recently become victims of the scam, losing thousands of dollars.

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

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KETR Local
6:59 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Trial starts for man the drove into a daycare

Greenville – Trial begins today in the case of a man accused of driving his car into a crowded daycare in Greenville. Jury selection begins today in the trial of Richard Whytus, who is facing eight counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after driving his car into the Wee Wisdom Daycare two years ago.

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

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KETR Local
6:56 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Click It or Ticket!

Hunt County – Its time to Click It or Ticket . The Hunt County Sheriff's Office and Commerce Police are combining forces with law enforcement across the state to promote the use of safety belts starting today. Increased enforcement will be in place through June 1st and during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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

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KETR Local
10:36 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Rains County murder suspects face death penalty

RAINS COUNTY – The state will seek the death penalty against two defendants charged in the murder of Penny Caffey, according to the Rains County leader. The murder occurred in the early morning of March 1st when Caffey and her sons- 13 year old Matthew and 8 year old Tyler- were found murdered in their Alba home. Four people were taken into custody for the murder, including Caffey's 16 year old daughter.

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KETR Local
2:05 am
Fri May 16, 2008

City-wide Emergency notification system sought in Commerce

Scott Harvey

Commerce – The City of Commerce plans to implement a city-wide emergency alert system to better inform and warn citizens. During a special meeting Tuesday, the Commerce City Council gave approval toward moving forward with the IRIS notification system. It's the same system that's been used by the Police Department for the past year and a half.

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KETR Local
9:36 am
Thu May 15, 2008

Commerce City Council passes resolution to increase revenue

Commerce – The Commerce City Council has passed a resolution in an effort to bring more money to the city. During special session Tuesday, approval was given to enter into a contract with Noresco Company on replacing old water meters with new radio read meters.

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KETR Local
7:23 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Property annexation plans for Greenville business put on hold

Greenville – A plan to annex property for an expanded Greenville business has been put on hold. The Greenville City Council Tuesday elected to postpone final public hearings and votes on a proposed annexation and rezoning of 77 acres west of Greenville. The annexation and change in zoning would have allowed the local Newell Rubbermaid plant to expand its operations. However, the developer behind the effort had asked for the votes to be pulled from the agenda, as the company was not yet ready to proceed.

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