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2:29 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 3-2-11

This week, Luke welcomes guide Tony Parker in to talk about fishing in the spring.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 3-2-11

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9:39 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Commerce Idol Talent Show this weekend


Commerce – The Commerce Rotary Club is busy preparing last-minute details for its sixth annual Commerce Idol talent show and scholarship fundraiser, to be held this Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commerce Middle School auditorium.

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9:35 am
Wed March 2, 2011

PJC enrollment up more than five percent


Paris – Paris Junior College experienced another record-breaking semester this spring, but officials feel the figures could have been higher if not for a stretch of bad weather.

Official enrollment was 5,787, up 5.26 percent from this time last year and 24.83 percent from two years ago. PJC, like many other area colleges, universities and/or school districts, were forced to cancel classes multiple days due to an unusual amount of snow and ice accumulation. PJC canceled three instructional days.

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9:35 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Campbell man faces sentencing on porn charge


Greenville – A punishment hearing Wednesday will determine the fate of a Hunt County man, who has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Donald Means, of Campbell has been a registered sex offender since 2002 after being convicted of possession and receipt of child pornography. A plea deal indicates Means could get 12 years behind bars.

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9:27 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Nobody hurt after threat at North Texas school


Denton – A 30-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly making a threat in class that prompted a lockdown at Texas Women's University in Denton.

Nobody was harmed at the school shortly after 9:30 Tuesday morning, but TWU advised students and staff to remain indoors after the man allegedly made an unspecified threat and left class. A TWU statement says the lockdown was lifted by late morning after the suspect was taken into custody.

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9:21 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Budget outlook still uncertain for local schools


Commerce – It remains uncertain as to how Texas lawmakers plan to cut education funding and how local school districts will respond.

The Commerce ISD held its first budget workshop on Monday. Superintendent Blake Cooper says the district is looking at between a seven to 15 percent cut to its next fiscal budget cycle. That ranges from about $800,000 to $1.5 million less.

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9:47 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Foul play suspected in Wood County death


Winnsboro – The death of an elderly Winnsboro man is being ruled a homicide.

81 year old Don Randoll Askew was found at his residence on FM 852 on Friday. His body has been sent for an autopsy.

Wood County investigators say they have a person of interested in the case but are staying tight-lipped about the investigation, so as not to compromise it.

Texas Rangers are assisting in the case.

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9:47 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Drug possession lands Commerce man in jail


Commerce – A Commerce man faces additional charges after police find him in possession of cocaine during the course of issuing a search warrant.

23-year-old Quentis Lavance Weatherall was initially stopped while walking in the area of a shots fired' call along Fourth Street.

After being indentified, Weatherall was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for theft of between $500 and $1500. He was also found with approximately 3 grams of what was believed to be crack cocaine.

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9:46 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Sunday wreck kills Fannin County resident


Grayson County – A one vehicle accident Sunday in rural North Texas has left a Fannin County man dead.

44-year-old Frankie Lawhon, of Ravenna, is said to run off the road while riding his motorcycle. He was traveling south on FM 1753 in Grayson County at around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Lawhon later died after being transported to Texoma Medical Center.

Troopers say Lawhon was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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9:28 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Search for murder suspect continues


Greenville – The search for Greenville murder suspect Tyron Laron McCurdy enters its third week.

Two individuals have already been arrested in connection to the murder of Treybbian Leekey Nelson. But McCurdy, the first suspect indentified to have been involved in Nelson's death, remains at large.

He's considered armed and dangerous. Hunt County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 leading to McCurdy's arrest.

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