Paris – A Paris man is arrested Sunday following a reported stabbing in the city.
Paris Police were called to a disturbance in the 1200 block of NE 6th Street on Sunday. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a person had been stabbed during the disturbance by 21-year-old Albert Ramon Baker, of Paris. Baker was located outside and just down the street from the residence. He was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a second degree felony.
Hunt County – As of Sunday night, there had still been no confirmed reports of H1N1/swine flu in Hunt County, but cases worldwide do continue to increase.
The closest confirmed cases are in the Plano ISD, where officials announced Sunday that they would shut down two more schools. Barron Early Childhood School and Sigler Elementary will close for the next two weeks, while Wilson Middle School - whose first case was reported lat Thursday - will remain closed until May 18.
Hunt County – A lawsuit is still being pursued against the creators of the Hunt County Jail.
Commissioners on Friday approved a $770,000 settlement via arbitration. The law firm of Scott, Money & Ray in January filed a suit seeking $10 million for the county against Burns Architecture Incorporated, the architects for the jail.
A suit remains pending against Frank W. Neal & Associates Incorporated, the engineers.
Commerce – A possible tornado brings heavy wind damage and power outages to thousands in Northeast Texas.
Commerce seemed to be hit the hardest by Saturday's storm, with approximately 2,400 residents losing power for several hours, and dozens still in the dark as of Sunday night. Tree trimming crews with Oncor were out Sunday trying to restore power to several blocks of the south side of town, including Melmar and Sterling Hart Streets.
Greenville – Beginning Monday, May 4, the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department will accept reservations for private parties to be held at Ja-Lu Pool this summer. Reservations can be made at the Parks and Recreation Department, located at 2315 Johnson Street, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Severe weather plus a possible tornado brings power outages to thousands in the Northeast Texas region Saturday.
A tornado warning was issued just before 4:00 p.m. Saturday for portions of Collin, and all of Hunt and Rockwall Counties. At approximately 4:10 p.m., power began to flicker in Commerce before going out completely in a large portion of the area.
Collin County – A local Texas County is one of the latest schools in the state to have a student test positive for H1N1/swine flu.
"As of yesterday afternoon late we received information that there was a confirmed case in Collin County," says Richard Hill, Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator.
Wilson Middle School, part of the Plano ISD, has shut down operations beginning today through May 11th. Only one case of H1N1/swine flu was confirmed. It is the only school in the district to close its doors.
Dallas man arrested after Thursday attempted robbery at Emory bank; City of Commerce cancels baseball, softball and t-ball games and practices until Tuesday; Open house set for Saturday in Commerce to showcase new ladder fire truck and Emergency Operations Center; Prison sentence given in Commerce drug case; Commerce man headed back to prison.