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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KETR Local
6:55 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Indeceny with child suspect found dead


Rockwall – A Texas A&M University-Commerce student is found dead as authorities attempt to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Autopsy results are pending for Christopher John Torti, of Commerce, whose body was found near Lake Ray Hubbard on Tuesday.

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KETR Local
4:01 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Annual Chamber Banquet set for Thursday


Commerce – The Commerce Chamber of Commerce will put the "Spotlight on Service" during its 102nd Annual Chamber Banquet set for Thursday evening.

As part of the evening's theme, the Chamber will highlight the various service organizations and volunteer efforts throughout the community.

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2:28 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 2-16-11

Luke welcomes professional hog-trapper Donald Kelly in this week to discuss trapping hogs and the upcoming White Bass Run on the Sabine River.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 2-16-11

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KETR Local
9:31 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Gaming machines rules set in Bonham


Bonham – The Bonham City Council has voted in favor of a measure to prohibit gaming machines within 600 feet of a church, school, playground or hospital.

The ordinance also requires all game rooms to apply for a permit, which will impact eight businesses in the City.

One such establishment is within the 600 foot requirement. The City agreed to allow that business 30 days to meet the new rules.

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KETR Local
9:26 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Torti ordered back to jail after bond ruled insufficient


Greenville – A new arrest warrant is issued for a former Greenville High School student teacher, originally charged with indecency with a child.

Christopher John Torti, of Commerce, was arrested in October, alleged to have engaged in a sexual act with a 15-year-old student away from the Greenville campus last spring.

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KETR Local
9:18 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Three arrested in counterfeit scheme


Commerce – The Secret Service pays at visit to Northeast Texas, after the reported passing of counterfeit bills at a Commerce business.

Three subjects were detained last Friday after their alleged involvement in the use of a fake $50.00 bill.

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KETR Local
9:17 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Additional damages sought in jail lawsuit


– The Hunt County Jail lawsuit has been expanded to include five more defendants, bringing the total to six, and increasing the damages sought to $30 million.

Hunt County formally filed suit against two Ft. Worth firms in 2009, claiming they both failed to adhere to warnings the jail was being built on unstable soil. Since it opened, the facility has reportedly experienced numerous issues including cracks in the walls.

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KETR Local
2:19 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Authorities investigating Como man's death


Como – A tragic accident in Hopkins County has led to the death of an elderly Como man.

Authorities say 67-year-old Domingo Perez was burning trees at his home on FM 69 when one fell and he was trapped underneath. As no one was around at the time to assist him, Perez is believed to have been caught in the fire.

No foul play is suspected, but deputies are investigating.

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