KETR Local
10:19 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Rhodes gets seven years for organized crime


Greenville – A Greenville man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to organized crime.

Gregory Scott Rhodes received seven years behind bars after entering the plea during a Wednesday hearing. Charges against more than a dozen individuals are still pending the case.

The alleged offenses targeted 47 people, mainly in Hunt County, between May and November 2010.

Rhodes has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and testify, if needed, against any remaining defendants.

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KETR Local
10:16 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Fiscal matters await Delta County officials


Cooper – Public input is sought from Delta County residents in separate meetings this month on local budget issues.

The Delta County Commissioners Court will be holding a 9 a.m. meeting on Friday during which a budget workshop will be held and then a proposed tax rate considered. Possible action on proposing a General Fund Tax Rate and a Road and Bridge Tax Rate will be on the agenda.

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KETR Local
10:15 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Child support case involving judge continues


Greenville – A child support case brought against an East Texas judge by a woman from Hunt County continues Thursday.

In testimony heard Wednesday, Tracy A. Gilbert said he did not believe the child of Lone Oak resident Kari Moore might be his son until two years ago. The boy is now 18-years-old.

Moore reportedly told Gilbert in 1997 that her fianc e would raise the child, that she did not want Gilbert in the child's life and she did not want him to pay child support.

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KETR Local
10:14 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Two charged with multiple gun-related offenses


– A six month investigation stemming from suspicion of illegal activity at Canton Trade Days has led to the arrest of two Northeast Texans.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, raided a home on Santa Fe Street in Emory and a storage facility in Quinlan this week and seized a total of 150 guns of various types.

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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Thu September 1, 2011

No Cash For Kid Who Made $50,000 Hockey Shot

A quick follow-up to the story of the Minnesota family that looked like it had won $50,000 — until dad came forward to say that the boy who had made a lucky hockey shot wasn't the son who was supposed to have taken it:

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The Two-Way
9:40 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Reports: Gadhafi Asks Followers To Fight On

As word comes that leaders of the opposition that has taken control of much of Libya have extended the deadline by which they want fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi to surrender, the ousted leader has been heard urging his supporters to fight on, Al-Arabiya and other news outlets are reporting.

Gadhafi's whereabouts aren't known. Nor is just when the recorded message was recorded.

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The Two-Way
9:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Solar Company's Shutdown Becomes Political Issue

May 26, 2010: President Obama tours the Solyndra solar panel company with Executive VP of Engineering Ben Bierman.
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Just a little more than a year ago, President Obama was in Fremont, Calif., to tout the jobs created by a solar cell manufacturing company called Solyndra.

As NPR's Scott Horsley reported:

"The federal government guaranteed a $500 million loan for the company that, White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein said, is allowing Solyndra to build a new solar cell factory employing 3,000 construction workers and creating 1,000 permanent jobs."

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Shots - Health Blog
8:57 am
Thu September 1, 2011

UnitedHealth Buys Another Calif. Doctor Group

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If you live in Southern California, the chances that your doctor's paycheck will be cut by a UnitedHealth Group company are on the rise.

The insurer, the nation's largest by revenue, is acquiring the operations of Monarch HealthCare, a 2,300-physician group, trade magazine Modern Healthcare reported. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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The Two-Way
8:25 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Soda Or Pop? Which Do You Drink?

Blue is for "pop." Red is for "coke." Other colors show where "soda" is supposedly preferred.
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Having grown up in "pop" country, gone to college in a "soda" city and lived for nearly 30 years in a place where the two cultures mix, this blogger is well aware that folks can get excited when they start debating about what to call carbonated beverages.

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The Two-Way
8:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Resents Cheney's 'Attack On My Integrity'

When they were on the same team: Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2008.
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Top officials from President George W. Bush's administration continue to fire back at former Vice President Dick Cheney for things he says in his new memoir.

First it was former Secretary of State Colin Powell who accused Cheney of taking "cheap shots" with some of his criticisms of former colleagues.

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