KETR Local
10:46 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Quitman ISD student killed in rollover wreck


– A 15-year old girl has died after her school SUV flipped near canton. The girl and five other future farmer of America kids from Quitman were heading to San Antonio.

"Preliminary investigations show that the suburban ran off the west side of the roadway, and that the driver over corrected back to the left," says Trooper Jean Dark.

Dark says the suburban then flipped into a ditch, ejecting Skyler Carpenter.

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KETR Local
9:20 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Bond election propsed for Bonham ISD


Bonham – The Facilities Committee at Bonham ISD is recommending the district call a $25 million bond election for campus renovations.

The Committee's proposed, issued Tuesday, called for enlarging Bonham High School by adding classrooms and building a new gym and cafeteria. They've also called for renovations to I.W. Evans Intermediate School, which is reportedly 25 percent over capacity.

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Mary Clark, Traveler
12:00 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Mary Clark, Traveler Episode 06

Mary heads to the lesser explored areas of Guatemala.

KETR Local
2:43 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

McLemore pleads guilty to robbery, shooting


Greenville – One of two suspects indicted in an armed robbery and shooting near Lone Oak last summer has pleaded guilty.

A punishment hearing is set for March 28 for Joshua William McLemore, of Winnsboro, who entered the guilty plea Wednesday.

The 23-year-old McLemore, along with 30-yearo-old Silas G. Reppond, were arrested last July following an alleged home invasion robbery along CR 3221. The reporting party said her house was shot up and a window broken during the crime.

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KETR Local
9:39 am
Thu February 17, 2011

New report questions controversial pipeline


– A conservative group's report that tar sands is three-13 times more acidic than conventional crude oil is giving new ammunition to opponents of a proposed pipeline through East Texas.

The proposed TransCanada XL pipeline would run from Canada, through Hopkins, Delta, Wood and other East Texas counties toward refineries on the Gulf Coast. Opponents fear of the effects of an oil spill and how the pipeline may diminish property value.

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KETR Local
9:38 am
Thu February 17, 2011

A&M-Commerce budget to be addressed


Commerce – A&M-Commerce administrators will address the school's current budget situation during Thursday's University Community Update.

Texas lawmakers are exploring a number of money-saving options in dealing with a projected $15 billion budget shortfall, including cuts to higher education. All state institutions have been asked to cut 2.5 percent from their current fiscal year's budget, which accounts for about $1 million at A&M-Commerce.

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KETR Local
9:35 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Local physician surrenders medical license


Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs physician has voluntarily surrendered his license following allegations he improperly treated a patient.

The Texas Medical Board says that Dr. Tom Korn failed to treat a patient according to the generally accepted standard of care.

Korn permanently surrendered his license to the Board, and his privileges at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital were revoked.

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KETR Local
9:22 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Drivers to use caution during overpass demolition


Greenville – The Texas Department of Transportation was scheduled Thursday to reduce State Highway 34/Wesley Street in Greenville to one lane in both directions where it crosses Interstate 30. Crews are preparing to demolish the existing structure and then construct a new overpass.

TxDOT is urging motorists that normally drive this roadway to consider alternate routes across Interstate 30 to avoid long delays, including FM 1570, US Highway 69/Joe Ramsey Blvd., and Highway 69/Moulton Street.

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KETR Local
9:12 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Crime reporting app to benefit local authorities


Paris – Lamar County Crime Stoppers are endorsing the recent launch by CrimeReports.com of a new mobile app for iPhone users called TipSubmit. The app gives iPhone users the ability to submit anonymous Crime Stoppers tips straight to their local Crime Stoppers program right from their iPhone. The app is the first of its kind to hit the market, and the first of its kind for Crime Stoppers.

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KETR Local
8:45 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Greenville man sentenced for armed robbery


Greenville – A Greenville man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to an armed robbery at a local store.

Marvin Lewis Arkansas received 20 years behind bars after entering the plea Wednesday to one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. He's to serve at least half of that sentence before being eligible for parole.

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