Paris – Paris Police believe they've identified two suspects in a Wednesday robbery in the 500 block of SE 19th Street.
Resulting from the investigation by department detectives, warrants were issued for the suspects in the case Thursday. Later that evening, officers located a vehicle that matched the description as that of the suspects'.
Taken into custody were 20-year-old Nathan Tyrese Fisher and 21-year-old Jamatrick Jamar Patterson, both of Paris. They've each been charged with aggravated robbery.
Paris – Area school districts, colleges and universities are following the every moves of the Texas Legislature, to learn how they'll be affected by budget cuts.
This week, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents received a report from President Pam Anglin that shows proposed cuts at PJC of either $1.7 or $1.6 million. To allow for the 2.5 percent cut to this year's budget, vacant positions are being left open for the remainder of the fiscal year. Also, student travel has been frozen unless it is for competition purposes.
Paris – Paris residents and local officials came together last night to celebrate 25 years of fighting crime in the City and County.
Since 1986, the efforts of Lamar County Crime Stoppers, with the help of local tipsters, has led to the arrest of more than 1,800 individuals, over 3,400 cases cleared and over $270,000 in rewards paid. The organization has also recovered over $2 million worth of property and nearly $900,000 worth of drugs removed from the streets.
Campbell – The Campbell ISD continues to be hampered by a large portion of ill students and staff, and administrators are forced to cancel classes again Friday.
It's the third day this week that all grade levels will be shut down.
About 75 students and some staff were out on Monday with flu-like symptoms. When classes resumed Thursday, 90 students and six staff remained home sick, according to Campbell High School Principal Earnie Phelps.
Paris – The Paris Junior College Board of Regents this week was presented with designs for a new Science and Technology Building to be construction at the north end of campus.
The design, by SHW Architects, includes an open, flexible classroom that can seat up to 120, and several classrooms that can hold 60 or 30-plus students. There would be a math center, classrooms, science labs with shared prep rooms, space for faculty and adjuncts and common space for students to gather.