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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KETR Local
9:43 am
Tue February 15, 2011

L-3 and Greenville reach agreement, hearing canceled


Greenville – Under the agreement signed Monday, L-3 dropped its pursuit of an injunction that would prevent the re-plat of Major's Field Municipal Airport, on which the company is located.

However, the temporary restraining order was extended 90 days until May 2 and an attorney for L-3 said the company plans to reschedule a request for a temporary injunction prior to the deadline.

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KETR Local
9:41 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Sunday wreck kills Greenville resident


Greenville – 25-year-old Matthew Charles Crow was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday morning.

According to State Troopers, Crow was driving an SUV along Hunt County Road 3315 (Old Mill Road), when his vehicle reportedly veered off the roadway, struck a fence and then a tree, ejecting the driver. Crow was the only occupant of the vehicle.

There's been no word as to the cause of the accident


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KETR Local
9:37 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Horses seized amid claims of animal cruelty


Yantis – Investigators suspect another case of animal cruelty in Yantis at the same location where numerous horses were seized last month.

Wood County authorities received several calls in reference to the property on CR 1987, and later seized 12 horses.

On January 24, authorities rescued several horses, who've have since come under the custody of True Blue Animal Rescue. The horse's owner, 67-year-old Linda Hurley Jones, was charged with animal cruelty.

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KETR Local
9:24 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Greenville murder suspect arrested


Greenville – An arrest has been made in connection to last Tuesday's shooting death of a Greenville man, but the original suspect remains at large.

Tyrone Laron McCurdy was still being sought as of Monday evening following the alleged murder of Treybbian Leekey Nelson.

Taken into custody last Friday was 22-year-old Bernard Dale Kelly Jr., of Greenville. He is the second person to be charged in the case.

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KETR Local
9:16 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Suspect captured following high speed chase


Terrell – A Caddo Mills man is in critical condition after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase through Hunt County before ending near Terrell.

Monday afternoon's episode began when a trooper saw a speeding car driven by 35-year-old Steven Capps. A child, believed to be Capps' son, was also in the car at the time of the chase.

Trooper Tad with the Department of Public Safety Office in Garland says the lengthy chase began on Interstate 30 near Greenville.

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KETR Local
9:14 am
Tue February 15, 2011

New apartment comlex planned for Commerce


Commerce – Commerce property owner Mike Oglesby has received approval to revive the existing structure at 1600 Lee Street, just north of campus, into a restaurant/multi-family dwelling.

The property, adjacent to the East Texas Bookstore, would be converted into a mixed used facility with a restaurant located on the first floor, and five apartments on the second floor.

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