KETR Local
10:13 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Sheriff: Inmate continued drug ring through jail employee


– 20 people are in custody after Hunt County authorities executed multiple arrest warrants during raids Wednesday morning.

The suspects are believed to have been involved in a drug ring that was apparently being run through the Hunt County Jail.

Sheriff Randy Meeks tells KETR the investigation dates back to May 2010 prior to the arrest of Bobby Evens, who was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, violation of parole, and child endangerment.

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KETR Local
10:13 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Super Bowl champion to address campus crowd


Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes Former East Texas State All-American and Super Bowl champion Alan Veingrad back to campus Thursday to speak during the 2011 Harvey Martin Classic Kickoff Reception.

Veingrad was a two-time first team All-Lone Star Conference offensive lineman for the Lions and played seven years in the NFL, five with the Green Bay Packers and two with the Dallas Cowboys. He graduated from East Texas State University with a degree in accounting in 1986.

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KETR Local
10:09 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Sentencing Friday for child sexual assault suspect


Greenville – A Kaufman County woman faces a potential life sentence Friday for multiple counts of sexual assault of a child.

Misty Laverna Dale Mayo is also charged with multiple counts of indecency and injury to a child. She pleaded guilty to each of the five indictments earlier this year. She also admitted to setting fire to two children after pouring alcohol on them.

Charles Dwayne Mayo Jr., of Terrell, has agreed to plead guilty to the same charges and will be sentenced later this month.

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KETR Local
10:00 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Portion of major highway project nears completion


Greenville – It will be at least six more weeks before the State Highway 34/Wesley Street overpass in Greenville will be open to traffic.

The bridge deck for the overpass is scheduled to be poured on September 27 and October 3. It will then take another month for the deck to reach its required design strength to accept traffic on all lanes.

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Wed September 14, 2011

'Wi-Fi Refugees' Are Moving To West Virginia To Escape Radio Waves

"Dozens of Americans who claim to have been made ill by Wi-Fi and mobile phones have flocked to the town of Green Bank, W.Va.," the BBC reports.

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The Two-Way
9:25 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Gulf Spill Blamed On Poor Management, Bad Cement Job, Other Missteps

"A key federal report blames poor management, key missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers," The Associated Press reports.

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KETR Local
9:21 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Motorcyclist killed in collision with animal


Honey Grove – A bull that apparently wandered along a Northeast Texas highway is blamed for the death of a Red River County man Tuesday morning.

State Troopers say 43-year-old Timothy Martin of Bogata hit the animal while riding his motorcycle along Highway 82 in Honey Grove. Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say the bull was then run over by an 18 wheeler. It's possible the owner of the animal could be charged.

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Report: White House 'Tried To Rush' Decision On Loan To Solar Firm

May 26, 2010: President Obama tours the Solyndra solar panel company with Executive VP of Engineering Ben Bierman.
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One of the scoops of the day, from The Washington Post:

"The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company's factory, newly obtained e-mails show."

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It's All Politics
7:51 am
Wed September 14, 2011

GOP's Bob Turner Wins Weiner's House Seat In N.Y. Upset

Republicans had reasons to cheer and Democrats to despair Wednesday with the upset special election victory in New York City of a Republican retired businessman who will complete the congressional term of Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who exited the U.S. House because of a sexting scandal.

Bob Turner, a 70-year old former cable television executive, beat David Weprin, a 55-year old, state assemblyman, in a district which had, until Tuesday, been reliably Democratic for nearly 100 years.

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The Two-Way
7:38 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Retail Sales And Wholesale Prices Unchanged In August

A sharp drop in energy costs helped keep prices at the wholesale level unchanged in August vs. July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.

According to BLS, while food costs went up 1.1 percent, energy costs fell 1 percent.

Still, over the 13 months ended Aug. 31 the producer price index rose 6.5 percent, BLS added.

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