commerce – Guy Morriss has been named the new Head Football Coach at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Listen to the full press conference on demand here at ketr.org. Featuring university president Dr. Dan Jones, Athletic Director Carlton Cooper, and Coach Morriss, A&M-Commerce looks to continue a strong athletic and academic tradition.
Commerce – Commerce Police believe they are close to making an arrest in a New Year's day shooting in the City that injured two.
The incident occurred at just before 3 a.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Live Oak, across from the Mafioso Club. Based on witness accounts, officials believe they're close to bringing in the lone subject responsible.
Rains County – Four friends have been sent to prison for the bloody ambush of a Texas family in a massacre plotted by a lovesick 16-year-old girl.
Charlie James Wilkinson and Charles Allen Waid were sentenced in Emory Tuesday to life in prison without parole for the March 2008 killings of Penny Caffey and her two sons in their rural East Texas home.
Authorities say Caffey's teenage daughter, Erin, and the 20-year-old Wilkinson spent weeks planning to kill the girl's family because they were forbidden to date.
Paris – Red Cross officials are meeting Wednesday to decide what housing options are available for the survivors of a fire that killed five homeless shelter residents in Paris.
The Paris News reports the survivors are being sheltered for three days at First United Methodist Church. Red Cross Executive Director Brad Scott says they must immediately find other quarters after three days.
Commerce – The Longhorns mount the miracle comeback to win the Fiesta Bowl; the A&M-Commerce men and women's basketball teams lose to Angelo State; the Mavericks are looking for a win tonight against the Clippers; and it was a historic night in Abilene as the women shatter several NCAA records.
Fire at Paris homeless shelter kills five; Not guilty plea entered in connection to area game room robbery; Hunt County now has two working County-Court-at-Laws; Dallas motorist thankful after surviving highway shooting.
Hunt County – Hunt County now has two working County-Court-at-Laws. Judge F. Duncan Thomas heard his first cases Monday, presiding over some mental evaluations. He is scheduled to preside over additional mental hearings and perhaps his first misdemeanor criminal cases later this week. The County Court-at-Law No. 2 was designed to help relieve the caseload of the existing County Court-at-Law, with space created out of what had been the former County Commissioners Courtroom and County Auditor's offices.