Franklin County – Authorities have determined the identity of a body found in the trunk of a burned out vehicle nearly two weeks ago.
Sean Andrew Lam, of Rockwall, was the owner of a liquor and beer store in Newsome in Camp County.
The vehicle was located in a secluded area of southern Franklin County north of Winnsboro. District Attorney Martin Braddy says Lam was last seen leaving the liquor store late on the evening of Friday, May 20, a day before the burned vehicle was found.
Paris – Information is sought into a string of vandalism in Paris reportedly caused by kids armed with BB guns.
According to police, there have been at least 13 reported incidents where juveniles have shot out windows in neighborhoods since May 20. On more than one occasion, persons have seen a group of two to three African American male juveniles leaving the area riding bicycles, ranging in ages from 12 to 16.
Cumby, TX – Daily arrivals of seasonal produce at Rockin' H Gardens at the Craven's Corner turnoff to Cumby two miles east of Commerce are attracting shoppers seeking the region's finest fruits and vegetables as they come off the vine. David and Tammie Hughes have just stocked their first Pittsburg peaches and plums of the season. Cumby tomatoes are expected on their shelves into another two weeks.
Commerce, TX – The unveiling of Ballerina, a surrealistic natural bois d'arc sculpture by Jerry Lytle of Commerce will open a two-week exhibit at the Cooper Review office on the east side of the Cooper square and the affiliation of Delta County with the Bois d'Arc Kingdom, a new domain of civic pride and tourism promotion. The exhibit will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, and conclude at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Commerce, TX – Book signings by regional authors will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, followed by a free writers conference on "Developing Good Character Traits," events sponsored by the Silver Leos Writers Guild of Commerce. Guild president Vivian Freeman announced today that only a few reservations remain for the conference to be held from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center on the A&M-Commerce campus.
– The Memorial Day Weekend saw a great show of support locally for those who've lost their lives serving our country.
On Sunday, an American soldier last seen nearly 60 years ago was laid to rest with full military honors in Paris. Private First Class Floyd Thurman Coker was met just days earlier by an honor guard after a plane escorted him home.
Coker died of pneumonia and starvation in a North Korean prisoner of war camp in 1951. It was not clear when or how Coker's remains were eventually identified.
Sulphur Springs – The February stabbing death of a Sulphur Springs' man has led to the formal indictment of another local resident. The charge against 50-year-old Roy Dean Duffey was handed down late last week.
Duffey is alleged to have stabbed to death David Harrison Cooper in the 400 block of Lamar Street. Police had stated the two men had been involved in an ongoing feud that escalated.
Greenville – The investigation continues into last summer's murder of Royse City resident Heather LeAnn Pope.
Still no arrests have been made and no suspects identified in the case, which is being reviewed by the Hunt County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Randy Meeks says evidence has also been submitted to a forensics anthropology lab in Denton and the Sheriff's Association of Texas Cold Case Review Team.