KETR Local
11:07 am
Sun October 10, 2010

Grant to fund two police officer positions


Greenville – The Greenville Police Department will receive a 2010 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant award for two police officer positions.

The estimated amount of federal funds to be awarded over the three year grant period is more than $430,000.

The City will soon begin the hiring process for the two new positions, which will help address neighborhood complaints, criminal activity, and traffic violations.

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KETR Podcasts
12:35 pm
Sat October 9, 2010

The Lead: Friday, October 8, 2010

Host Scott Harvey speaks with Cooper Lake State Park Officer Jim Beach on an upcoming event for the entire family. Kevin Jefferies checks in with our Friday feature on a local transportation service.

The Lead: Friday, October 8, 2010

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KETR Local
12:05 am
Sat October 9, 2010

Friday Night Scoreboard




Rockwall Heath-14
McKinney North-20

McKinney-42
Rockwall-35

Wylie-21
Highland Park-24

Richardson-Pearce-48
Wylie East-10

Greenville-0
Sulphur Springs-56

Denison-21
Royse City-35

Commerce-7 (OT)
Bonham-0

Van Alstyne-28
Celina-55

Frisco Lone Star-7
Princeton-55

Community-13
Farmersville-41

Canton-55
Rains-13

Lindale-56
Wills Point-7

Paris-21
Liberty Eylau-36

Atlanta-14
North Lamar-56

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KETR Local
1:14 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

The A&M-Commerce Coaches Show for October 7, 2010

Commerce, TX – This is The A&M-Commerce Coaches Show for October 7, 2010

KETR Local
10:01 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Plea agreement reached in Commerce shooting


Greenville – A Garland man has pleaded guilty to a double shooting at a Commerce night club.

Under a plea bargain arrangement, 25-year-old Carlos Anthony Mahr received a probated sentence and was fined, after his attorney filed a motion to suppress a key piece of evidence in the case.

He was placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation and a $200 fine in each case.

Commerce Police say gunfire erupted at a local club early New Year's Day.

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KETR Local
9:58 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Trial for man's seventh DWI indictment begins


Greenville – A Greenville man is facing trial on his seventh charge of driving while intoxicated.

47-year-old Jay Mark Housewright entered a not guilty pleaded to one count of felony DWI Thursday.

A tentative trial date was set for March, 2011.

Houswright is alleged to have driven a vehicle this past March while intoxicated.

Records show he's been convicted three previous times for misdemeanor DWI, plus received three other convictions for felony DWI; the latest from 2009 in Hunt County.

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KETR Local
9:55 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Appeal filed in local murder conviction


Paris – The attorney for Larry Wayne Wooten has filed an appeal of his murder conviction, just two weeks before Wooten's scheduled execution.

He was convicted for the 1996 murders of 80-year-old Grady Alexander and his 86-year-old wife Bessie in Paris.

The couple was beaten, stabbed and had their throats slashed in a robbery.

Wooten is set to die October 21. His attorney is asking for a 60 day reprieve.

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KETR Local
9:54 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Burglary suspect leads authorities on chase


Quinlan – Hunt County authorities were led on a chase Thursday afternoon following a reported burglary near Lake Tawakoni.

A homeowner in the 6600 block of FM 276 discovered a person inside a barn located on his property.

The suspect then fled in a vehicle and the homeowner followed while calling 911. A short time later, the suspect vehicle was spotted by a Hunt County constable, and officers gave chase until the man stopped at his Quinlan residence, leading officers on a short foot pursuit.

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KETR Local
7:58 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Local man killed while authorities try and serve warrant


Fannin County – A Fannin County man was shot and killed yesterday by authorities attempting to serve a warrant.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Mark Tackett says that 31-year-old Christopher Ramquist was shot following a struggle at his home near Bonham.

It was not immediately known how many shots officers fired.

Tackett says that a multi-agency drug task force was issuing an arrest warrant for Ramquist, wanted for conspiracy to possess with intent to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

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KETR Local
3:16 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Deadline set in cleanup of former ESCO site


Greenville – The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to clean up the former ESCO Manufacturing Site in the Ardis Heights area of Greenville by September, 2012.

In 2008, the site was added to the National Priorities List (Superfund Sites) after tests on the soil discovered the ground is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and lead.

Over 8,000 tons of contaminated soils have since been removed for the surrounding area. Another 4,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil remains inside the building.

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