Poetry – Services remain pending for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shawn McNabb, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
McNabb's father is arranging to have his son's body flown into Greenville either this weekend or early next week. Shawn McNabb, a combat medic, was one of 14 Americans killed in helicopter crashes Sunday. He attended school in Terrell and joined the army upon graduation in 2003.
Hunt County – Another case of H1N1 has been reported in Hunt County. The Hunt County Health Department reported Wednesday that there have been seven confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in the county. No deaths have been reported locally due to the strain.
Although a reported shortage of seasonal flu vaccine resulted in the cancellation earlier this month of some flu shot clinics, some local stores have been stocking antiviral medications.
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce is scheduled to host the second Hunt County Alliance Economic Conference Thursday, which will feature a number of business, civic and government leaders.
The conference, titled "Get Real: Today's Economy and Tomorrow's New Future," features luncheon speaker Dr. Lowell Catlett, regent's professor and dean of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science at New Mexico State University.
Daingerfield – Trial has been set in the case of a Pittsburg man, charged in the murder of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student over Easter weekend.
23-year-old Lester Jackson will appear before a Morris County court on December 1. He is alleged to have fatally shot 20-year-old Christopher Rashad Moore. Jackson is also facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Moore was shot outside Katdaddy's club near Daingerfield on April 12. The De Soto native was an accounting major at A&M-Commerce.
Van Zandt County – An East Texas man is charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection to a stabbing in Van Zandt County.
Bond has been set at $1.1 million for Wilhelm Ostrom, of Ben Wheeler.
County deputies were dispatched to a wreck where they found Jonathon Spillman lying on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds. Spillman would later die after being transported to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Washington – Federal transportation officials are recommending that bus drivers take new steps to check tire pressure following a deadly bus crash near Sherman last year. An investigation has determined that a tire puncture, not a retreaded tire, caused the crash that killed 17 people.
The finding was presented at a National Transportation Safety Board meeting Tuesday in Washington. The accident happened in August 2008 when a charter bus carrying 55 passengers from Houston plunged over a highway bridge.