KETR Local
4:53 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Area firefighters converge on Palo Pinto blaze


Palo Pinto County – A Strike Team consisting of personnel from Commerce and Royse City Fire Departments, among others, is now assisting with the Possum Kingdom Lake fire that has already burned 150,000 acres.

The complex of fires, about 50 miles west of Fort Worth, has also destroyed about 150 homes in the past week.

In addition to crews from fire departments throughout the state and volunteer firefighters, teams from both federal and state agencies have been called in to tame the situation.

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Radio
12:27 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 4-20-11

Luke talks turkey with Mike Ford on the Rio Rojo Rancho in Red River County.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 4-20-11

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KETR Local
10:33 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Commerce ISD seeks Hall of Honor nominations


Commerce – The Commerce ISD Hall of Honor selection committee has begun seeking nominations for its second class of inductees.

Instituted to recognize former CISD and Norris School students who have had distinguished careers and staff who have made a significant impact on students, the CISD Hall of Honor will strengthen and acknowledge the heritage associated with Commerce schools, according to Superintendent Blake Cooper.

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KETR Local
10:32 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Area unscathed by Tuesday's severe storms


– No major damage is being reportedly after another line of severe thunderstorms again targets Texas counties along the Red River.

The entire region was under a tornado watch last night, and for Lamar and Red River counties, that watch was later upgraded to a tornado warning.

Widespread hail and vivid lightning was also reported throughout the region.

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KETR Local
10:30 am
Wed April 20, 2011

One dead, another injured after domestic disturbance


Winnsboro – A Wood County man is dead after shooting his ex-girlfriend and then turning the gun on himself.

Danny Harvey, of Winnsboro, reportedly shot through the door at the Autumn Ridge Apartments and hit Patricia Favors in the leg. Investigators say he then entered the apartment and shot himself in the chest.

Harvey was pronounced dead after transported to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Favors was treated and released.

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KETR Local
10:28 am
Wed April 20, 2011

More crews deployed to West Texas wildfires


Sulphur Springs – Two Hopkins County firefighters will join the fight out west to help suppress the Texas wildfires.

Commissioners met in emergency session Tuesday in response to a request from the State Fire Marshall. Officials also agreed to send one of their brush trucks to the scene.

The firefighters will join a large group of area crews already on scene, including personnel from Bogota, Commerce, Forney, Mt. Pleasant, Prosper and Royse City.

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KETR Local
8:16 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Funeral services held for local storm victim


Gunter – A victim of last week's tornado that hit Tuska, Oklahoma is laid to rest in North Texas.

Ava G. Walkup was a resident of Southmayd in Grayson County. Funeral services were held Tuesday.

Walkup was in Tuska visiting her sister last Thursday when the storm hit. Her sister, Sammie, was also killed, when the tornado struck her double-wide trailer home. Sammie's husband is currently hospitalized in serious condition.

Last week's storms are blamed on multiple deaths throughout the southern United States.

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KETR Local
7:53 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Drowsy driver hits DPS vehicle along I-30


Hunt County – Three people were hospitalized, including a DPS trooper, after a driver fell asleep behind the wheel while traveling through Hunt County.

The accident occurred Tuesday morning as a trooper was working traffic near the eastbound 83 mile marker of Interstate 30 at around 2:30 a.m.

The female driver, who had reportedly been traveling for several hours, rear-ended the trooper's vehicle and spun into traffic, and was then clipped by a passing 18-wheeler.

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KETR Local
11:01 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Another successful year for Boots N BBQ


Commerce – Over $16,000 in pledges were received over the weekend at the Commerce ISD's annual Boots N BBQ fundraiser.

"Each year, participation in the event exceeds our expectations, "said Dr. Jack Pirkey, president of the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation. "Hearing the budget cuts education is facing, members of our community have shown they value education through their generous donations, even in a struggling economy."

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KETR Local
9:17 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Aggravated robbery suspect fails to show for trial


Greenville – Trial is delayed and a new arrest warrant issued after a local woman, charged with aggravated robbery, fails to appear in court.

Vanessa Robles Rodriguez, of Greenville, is one of three people allegedly involving in a violent purse snatching last year outside a store. All three were later arrested after the suspect and a witness to the crime informed law enforcement.

After Rodriguez failed to show for Monday's hearing, her bond was revoked and her immediate arrest ordered.

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