KETR Local
10:38 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Historic meeting for Bonham City Council


Bonham – Monday night marked the first public meeting held at the recently completed Bonham City Hall, a project that was done without raising taxes.

City officials were able to restructure their finances to take advantage of lower interest rates and bring the new facility online.

Located at 514 Chestnut Street, the building is more than 11,000 square feet, almost double the size of their former workplace, which was shared with the Bonham Police Department. Crews broke ground on the project in January.

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KETR Local
10:37 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Attempted stabbing results in local man's arrest


Paris – A Paris man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly tried to stab a female victim.

The incident occurred Monday afternoon at the Wooden Nickel, located at 435 North Main Street.

There officers discovered that the suspect, later identified as 55-year-old Larry Boyd Mallory, was in a car and about to leave. After some resistance, Mallory was detained and eventually arrested.

He was also charged with resisting arrest.

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KETR Local
10:34 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Monday's deadly fire still under investigation


Commerce – The cause of a Monday evening mobile home fire in Commerce that killed a four-year-old girl remains in doubt.

Fire Chief Brian McNevin told KETR Tuesday that the blaze was still under investigation and that witnesses to the fire were being interviewed. He did say that the fire is believed to have originated from a bedroom in the middle of the house.

Annette Reyes was found in a back bedroom and then transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

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Monkey See
10:22 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Your Friends Are Not Your Audience: A Disturbing Internet Lesson In Perspective

iStockphoto.com

It's a piece of necessary wisdom that will be shared with countless college students this fall by nervous parents: Tell a story at a party, and it's heard by a handful of people, whose reactions you perhaps have some ability to predict. Tell it on the internet, and it will be heard by the people you know and the people you don't — and the latter outnumber the former by several orders of magnitude. Don't put your picture on Facebook flashing the camera or looking drunk or kissing someone you might later regret kissing.

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Education
10:20 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Former GM Exec Hopes To Kick-Start Detroit Schools

Roy Roberts, emergency manager of the Detroit Public Schools, speaks at Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School. Roberts, a former General Motors executive, came out of retirement to try to fix the school system.
Larry Abramson NPR

Originally published on Tue August 30, 2011 9:31 pm

If there were an award for the "most challenged" school district in the United States, the Detroit public school system would have good reason to claim the title.

The system is wrestling with crumbling buildings, low achievement and a decline in enrollment that just won't stop. But this year, the system has added some new faces and plans to the mix in an attempt to revive it.

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Cheney: Iraq War Did Not Hurt Reputation Of U.S.; Was Sound Policy

"Critics here at home" argue that the war in Iraq has hurt the reputation of the United States around the world, former Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged this morning. But he doesn't believe that's true.

"In fact I think it was sound policy that dealt with a very serious problem" — then-Iraqi leader Sadaam Hussein — Cheney said on NBC-TV's The Today Show.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
9:26 am
Tue August 30, 2011

The 'Top Secret America' Created After 9/11

A K-9 police officer and his partner "Bart" patrol New York's Grand Central Terminal in 2003. Less visible are the clandestine security measures the government has implemented since 2001.
Joe Kohen AP Photo

Thousands of government organizations and private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence. Last December, The Washington Post reported that this "top-secret world ... has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work."

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The Two-Way
9:15 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Consumer Confidence 'Plummeted In August'

Blunt words from The Conference Board in its just-released report on how consumers are feeling:

"The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved slightly in July, plummeted in August."

The widely watched index now stands at 44.5, its lowest point in more than two years, vs. 59.2 in July. In good times, the index often stays well above 100.

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KETR Local
9:02 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Man facing multiple charges following standoff


Lamar County – Lamar County deputies were able to peacefully end a hostage situation Sunday with the arrest of 25-year-old David Mitchell Skeen.

Skeen had a protective order placed against him, but allegedly entered a house and assaulted two females with a 2X4 in the Community of Direct. He was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, unlawful restraint and violation of a protective order.

Witnesses reported Skeen appeared high on narcotics.

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KETR Local
8:54 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Vehicle strikes pedestrian, multiple injuries sustained


Hopkins County – An individual has been transported to a local hospital after they were struck by a vehicle shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday just outside the Sulphur Springs City limits.

Authorities said a helicopter had arrived on the scene along CR 2310 to care flight the patient, who was said to be suffering from multiple injuries.

A chaplain on the scene was ministering to the driver of the vehicle. Motorists were being asked to avoid the area.

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