KETR Local
10:59 am
Sun April 24, 2011

Local crews back home after battling fires out west


Commerce – Two fire strike teams, made up of crews from Northeast Texas, have returned home safely.

According to Commerce Fire Chief Brian McNevin, firefighter's Jeremy Littlefield and Brian Millard, along with Brush Truck 2 arrived home Friday. The truck is to be cleaned and re-supplied for another possible deployment, with firefighters Josh Cato and Joe Martello standing by.

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Commerce Fire Department
11:14 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Firefighter grant approved, $732,500 awarded

COMMERCE – The Commerce Fire Department is awarded more than $732,000 in grant funding to develop a program to increase the level of volunteer firefighters.

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KETR Local
11:13 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Local lawmakers await redistricting vote


Austin – State Representative Dan Flynn expresses concern over a proposed redistricting map which would pit him against another GOP incumbent, should the two run again in 2012.

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KETR Local
11:11 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Funds becoming scarce for firefighters out west


– Donations are still being accepted as firefighters are called to assist in the wildfires in West Texas.

Jennifer Cook with the Lamar County Red Cross says money is running so thin that in some cases firefighters are footing the bill.

"We found out that a lot of the volunteer firefighters are actually having to take the fire trucks and fill them up [with gas] with their own money because the fire departments are out of money," Cook said.

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KETR Local
11:08 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Meetings planned to further develop Wesley St.


Greenville – Big plans by the North Central Texas Council of Governments are in the works for what to do with Greenville's biggest business corridor.

The agency would like to make the retail corridor along Wesley Street more pedestrian friendly and accessible to bicycle traffic. The efforts are the result of months of meetings to help bring more business to the area and also create a safer route between Interstate 30 and Joe Ramsey Boulevard.

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KETR Podcasts
10:05 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Movie Picks with Alice Reese, 4-22-11

Alice previews "Water for Elephants" and "African Cats."

Movie Picks with Alice Reese, 4-22-11

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KETR Podcasts
9:23 am
Fri April 22, 2011

The Lead: Friday, April 22, 2011

Jennifer Cook with the Lamar County Red Cross talks about the assistance being provided for the West Texas wildfires and recent severe weather. Our Friday Feature comes from KETR Intern Tricia Gilbert on the dangers of drunk driving.

The Lead: Friday, April 22, 2011

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KETR Local
12:41 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Katzenmaier admits to burglary, gets 25 years


Greenville – A Caddo Mills man facing 18 felony charges, namely home burglary, receives two prison terms.

Kenneth Eugene Katzenmaier was sentenced to a total of 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty Wednesday to two indictments for burglary.

Although the remaining indictments were dismissed, Katzenmaier took responsibility for the crimes, which was taken into consideration during sentencing.

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KETR Local
11:03 am
Thu April 21, 2011

City moves forward on possible multipurpose center


Commerce – The Commerce City Council has appointed a 12 team task force to explore the possibility of developing a multi-purpose facility in town.

The team will now spend the next several months gathering information and gauging public interest in constructing a combination recreation center, public library and new swimming pool.

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KETR Local
9:25 am
Thu April 21, 2011

L-3 to receive testimony from Greenville officials


Greenville – Attorneys for L-3 Communications receive permission to take oral depositions from Greenville Mayor Tom Oliver and City Manager Steven Alexander over the two sides' ongoing dispute.

Judge Richard A. Beacom also ordered a continuance on several other motions pending in the case, including the status of a temporary injunction on the proposed re-plat of Majors Field Municipal Airport, and whether the court has jurisdiction in the matter.

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