Greenville – Hunt County fire crews battled a scrap yard fired in Greenville for several hours Thursday afternoon as large plumes of black smoke were visible for miles.
The fire at the New Phoenix Metals plant along Industrial Drive reportedly burned dozens of salvaged vehicles and tires. No one was injured. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at around 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
Delta County – A woman is being questioned by Delta County authorities after she was found hiding in a ditch near the scene of a motor vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning.
Hopkins County deputies were first dispatched to the scene at around 12:40 a.m. near the intersection of FM 71 West and CR 2285 to find a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The woman, who was believed to have been driving the vehicle, was found about a mile from the wreck.
Commerce – Donations are being accepted for Diamond Bronston, the nine-year-old girl who drowned Sunday at the Commerce City Pool.
Bronston had just completed third grade at A.C. Williams Elementary School. Her family is accepting donations to help cover funeral expenses through the A.C. Williams front office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. this week. Checks are to be made payable to the school.
Paris – Lamar County Crime Stoppers are again thanking residents for their help in solving a string of burglaries in the area.
Authorities believe they've cleared four cases with the arrest of 25-year-old Robert Joseph Bankston and 21-year-old Jeremy Dewayne Spivey, both of Paris. Each was taken into custody on warrants for burglary of a habitation stemming from the investigation.