KETR Local
9:53 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Delta County Crime Watch meeting scheduled


Pecan Gap – The newly formed Community Crime Watch program in Delta County is gaining momentum as residents plan to meet Tuesday night in Pecan Gap.

The program, established last month, is working to create a rotating call and email list to let residents know of any crimes that occur. This list will also be used for weather emergencies.

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Mary Clark, Traveler
12:00 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Mary Clark, Traveler Episode 09

Mary double dates in Cambodia and Viet Nam.

KETR Local
4:32 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Council to move forward on contaminated sites


Greenville – The Greenville City Council plans to hire Terracon Consultants, Inc to help oversee two EPA grants, which will determine what local sites may be contaminated.

Officials learned last September they had been approved for the $400,000 grant, which is the third such grant approved for the City since 2000.

The money pays for environmental assessment of properties which are either contaminated or suspected of contamination that are either underutilized or vacant.

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KETR Local
10:05 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Ft. Hood shooting victim suffers possible setback


Reno, Nevada – A soldier from Lone Oak who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is once again hospitalized after suffering a fall.

Officials say Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler fell during a trip to Reno, Nevada where he was being honored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

It's a possible setback to what doctors had called a miraculous recovery in the past 16 months. According to a Fort Hood spokesman, the 29-year-old Zeigler was on a ventilator Friday after surgery to remove a blood clot.

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KETR Local
10:05 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Dealership to continue under new investor


Commerce – An announcement is forthcoming concerning an agreement between Williams Motors in Commerce and an investor that will restructure the company as it exits Chapter 11.

A judge in federally bankruptcy court last week denied a motion by Mt. Pleasant-based Guaranty Bond Bank to end chapter 11 protection which, if granted, could have led to the immediate liquidation of the business.

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KETR Local
10:02 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Numerous agencies help chase down suspect


Sulphur Springs – Several area police agencies were involved in a pursuit Sunday afternoon that began near the 121 mile marker along Interstate 30 in Sulphur Springs.

The chase ended in Hunt County after deputies successfully laid spike strips.

Law enforcement involved in the pursuit included officers with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, Hopkins County and Hunt County Sheriff's deputies and the Department of Public Safety.

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KETR Local
9:11 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Budget workshops scheduled in region


– Area school districts will continue to tackle budget issues amidst projected cuts during meetings this week.

The Commerce ISD is scheduled to meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the CISD Board Room to address possible cuts ranging from seven to 15 percent for the next school year.

The Bonham ISD will develop a reduction in spending plan for the 2011-2012 school year when they meet at 7 p.m. in the BISD Administration Center Monday.

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KETR Local
9:10 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Community honors fallen Titus County Soldier


Mt. Pleasant – Friends, family and community members gathered over the weekend to celebrate the life of fallen Titus County soldier Chauncey Mays.

Former and current military members were also in attendance at Sunday's memorial, held at Chapel Hill School in Mt. Pleasant.

Mays' brother, Cheyenne, tells KLTV-TV, "He made a big difference. He had a big impact on a lot of people's lives. He saved a lot of people's lives."

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KETR Local
9:10 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Police chief, officer face criminal investigation


Trenton – A Fannin County police chief and one of his officers have been indicted by a grand jury for official oppression.

Named in the indictment were Trenton Police Chief George Warren and Officer James Davenport.

According to Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser, the two officers subjected a suspect to detention, seizure, or disposition that they knew was unlawful while they were acting as public servants. The incident in question occurred last August.

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KETR Local
9:08 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Weekend fires destroy two homes, kill two


– Two Northeast Texas children are dead and two houses destroyed following separate fires over the weekend.

17-month-old Kendra Glynne Gregory and 4-year-old Claira Dawn Gregory were killed following a Sunday morning blaze at their home on Highway 69 near Trenton. Fannin County officials say their parents, DJ and Alicia Gregory and two other children in the family survived.

A space heater is suspected to have caused the fire, but an investigation is underway.

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