KETR Local
8:57 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Foreign nationals covicted, face up to ten years


Sulphur Springs – A Hopkins County jury has convicted two Bosnia-Herzegovinian nationals on charges of money laundering and illegal possession of a firearm.

23-year-old Muhamet Ajvazi and 21-year-old Selmin Selava were stopped last September for a traffic violation on Interstate 30.

The Sulphur Springs News Telegram reported this week that troopers testified that while during the search, Ajvazi ran from the scene with his hands cuffed behind him. He was located a couple of hours later about two miles away.

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KETR Local
8:53 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Two firefighters treated after battling Wednesday blaze


Peerless – One person has been cited for violating the Hopkins County burn ban after a Wednesday afternoon fire charred the side of the general store in Peerless.

Hopkins County, North Hopkins, Cumby, Miller Grove and Tira volunteer fire departments responded to the grass and brush fire behind the Peerless Assembly of God Church on Spur 71.

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KETR Local
8:41 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Two of 14 identity theft suspects plead guilty


Greenville – Lengthy prison terms have been issued in one of the largest identity theft cases in Hunt County history.

Edgar Guadalupe Espinoza, of Greenville, pleaded guilty to a total of four counts Wednesday, while Quinlan resident Brandon Duane Truss pleaded guilty to one count. As part of a plea deal, Espinoza was sentenced to 35 years in prison for engaging in organized crime and fraudulent use/possession of identification information. Truss got 20 years for organized crime.

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KETR Local
8:36 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Another area city placed under water restrictions


Cooper – Due to high usage and drought conditions the City of Cooper has implemented a water restriction plan for all the water customers of the city and Delta County Water.

There will be no outside watering between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mayor Scotty Stegall said violators will be fined.

The decision was part of Monday's regular City Council meeting and proceeded by a work session for the budget workshop.

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I’m Cindy Roller for KETR News, corresponding for Delta County and am also the Editor for the Cooper Review. While radio broadcasting is still a learning experience for me, I enjoy it as well as all aspects of print media from writing, photography, page design to seeing the smiles of readers when I deliver the newspapers.

Moving from Editor of The Twin Cities News in West Texas, I got my start in Northeast Texas as the Sports Writer/Photographer for the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram before finding my way back to a weekly paper, the Cooper Review. However, I am still most known as the tall red head on the sidelines covering football games.

Brad is a 1979 graduate of Lake Highlands High School, and attended Richland College in Dallas and East Texas State University. He’s been married since 1994 to his wife, Vida, and has three children; Nick, 21, Jaylynn, 12, and Jason, 5, and one granddaughter, Lauryn, 3. He’s a crazed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, and the 2011 ALCS champ Texas Rangers.

As a journalist, Brad is a beat writer and go-to reporter for the Greenville Herald-Banner, as well as a log-time contributor to KETR News.

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