KETR Local
9:14 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Juvenile arrested in Greenville graffiti crimes


Greenville – A local juvenile has been arrested in connection to numerous graffiti incidents.

Between December 22 and January 13, Greenville Police received nearly a dozen reports of criminal mischief involving graffiti. The offenses occurred across a large area of the City, including downtown and some businesses in South Greenville.

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KETR Local
9:13 am
Wed January 26, 2011

PJC - S. Springs Center names new director


Sulphur Springs – Dr. Andrew Fisher has been selected as the new Director for the Paris Junior College - Sulphur Springs Center, following the retirement of long-time director Linda Bennett.

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KETR Local
10:23 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Starving horses seized in Yantis


Yantis – An investigation is underway into the seizure of 30 starving horses from a Wood County property Monday, in which the owner has yet to be found.

The horses were rescued at a property on CR 1960, near Hwy 154 in Yantis. Living conditions are being described as unbearable, and the horses' only source of food was the dried up ground.

The rescue was too late for many of the animals, as numerous carcasses were found in a back pasture.

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KETR Local
9:42 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Suspect in Hunt County burglary arrested

Hunt County – Charles Raymond Barnes, Jr. was taken into custody after authorities received a tip regarding his whereabouts.

An arrest warrant was issued for Barnes on January 2 after he was believed involved in at least one South Hunt County burglary. He was found hiding inside a home in the area early Saturday morning.

A female, whose name was not immediately released, was also arrested for hindering apprehension. A second suspect, Charles Massey, is also sought in reference to multiple burglary warrants.

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KETR Local
9:36 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Saunders' death ruled accidental


Wood County – Preliminary autopsy reports are showing that last week's death of an Alba-Golden High School student was accidental.

16-year-old Loren Saunders was apparently the victim of an unintentional self inflicted gunshot wound.

Last Tuesday's incident occurred at Chaney Point RV Park #2 on CR 1590 in Alba.

The accidental ruling was based on interviews conducted by Wood County investigators Saunders' father, his friends, the community, plus evidence from the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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KETR Local
9:29 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Richardson teen to be guest at State of the Union


Richardson – A North Texas teenager is among a select group invited to sit in Michelle Obama's box at Tuesday's State of the Union Address.

16-year-old Amy Chyao is a high school junior from Richardson, and has developed an emerging cancer treatment which uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells. After her freshman year biology class, Amy became interested in cancer research and came up with an idea for improving the way medicine is designed.

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KETR Local
9:27 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Appeal lost, Campbell burglary conviction upheld


Greenville – The 60 year sentence handed down to Douglas Kevin Smith in 2009 will stand following a recent ruling.

The burglary, which occurred in March, 2006, involved the theft of a shotgun, rifle, $530 in cash and 300 pounds of steaks. Smith was arrested the following day after attempting to pawn off one of the firearms.

The crime would normally carry a maximum punishment of 20 years, but Smith was also found to have six previous felony convictions over a 25 year span

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KETR Local
9:20 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Greenville task force results in burglary arrests


Greenville – The formation of a burglary task force through the Greenville Police Department results in multiple arrests.

Newly appointed Police Chief Daniel Busken organized the Task Force last month to combat the recent increase in vehicle burglaries and fraud offenses.

Late last week, two separate search warrants along Zora Drive and Joe Ramsey Boulevard led to the arrest of four individuals. Charges against the suspects range from credit card abuse and possession of controlled substances.

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KETR Local
9:20 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Inmate hospitalized following brain aneurysm


Sulphur Springs – A Hopkins County inmate is in a Tyler hospital after what authorities believe may have been a brain aneurysm.

The inmate reportedly became ill early this morning, complaining of numbness in his hands and feet.

Upon arrival and determining the seriousness of the illness, EMS transported the individual to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler and placed him on life support.

The inmate's name was not released.

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KETR Local
10:21 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Bonham to welcome new Fire Chief


Bonham – The City of Bonham will hold a public reception Monday for newly appointed Fire Chief Brad Nichols.

He replaces former Chief Bill Palya. Nichols has served with the department since 1993, and for the past several months had been acting fire chief.

Monday's reception is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the North Fire Station located at 2509 North Center Street.

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