KETR Local
7:51 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Punishment hearing Thursday for Rodriguez


Greenville – A sentence is expected this week in connection to the death of a child in Greenville.

Christina Renee Rodriguez entered an open plea of guilty last month on a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the 2008 death of an infant.

A punishment hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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Special to KETR
3:31 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Outdoors with Luke Clayton

Luke talks fishing this week with guide Jason Barber.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton

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KETR Local
1:05 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Heavy rains, hail fall during storm Monday


– Severe thunderstorms, first forming in Kaufman County, brought heavy rains and pea-sized hail to the region Monday afternoon.

Thunderstorm warnings were issued for a majority of the listening area as storms worked their way from south to north; bringing minor flooding, scattered power outages, lightning and gusting winds at up to 70 mph.

Calling into KETR, Captain Prigmore with the Campbell Fire Department described the scene from his vantage point.

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KETR Local
10:52 am
Tue July 27, 2010

CISD finance addressed during public meeting


Commerce – The first of two town hall meetings by the Commerce ISD to address its upcoming tax ratification election is in the books.

Monday night at the Norris Community Center, Superintendent Blake Cooper broke down the district's financial situation. He focused largely on the lack of funding from the state, combined with increased expenditures.

"There are two ways we can get money for schools: More students, and tax revenue," said Cooper.

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KETR Local
10:45 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Sigma-Aldrich reviews A&M-Commerce Science Building


Commerce – Sigma-Aldrich, a leading life science and high technology company, recently assessed the environmental health and safety (EHS) programs in the Texas A&M University-Commerce Science Building on July 14. The group's objective was to evaluate safety practices related to laboratory operations and support functions.

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KETR Local
10:00 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Traffic stop nets over 250 lbs of marijuana


Greenville – Approximately 269 pounds of marijuana were seized by authorities and two people were arrested Monday in Greenville.

Officer Robert Pemberton and K-9 Ceiko were working a drug interdiction assignment shortly before 9 a.m. along Interstate 30.

A truck failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and Officer Pemberton initiated a traffic stop.

Consent to search the vehicle was obtained and the search revealed drugs. Estimated street value was put between $161,000 and $188,000.

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KETR Local
9:27 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Trial set in case of two children lit on fire


Greenville – A Kaufman County woman will face an October trial for allegations she set two children on fire.

Misty Laverna Mayo was one of two people who had pleaded not guilty to multiple indictments, including indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

A judge has now ordered a tentative trial date for Oct. 11 for Mayo on all charges.

Charles Dwayne Mayo Jr., with a Terrell mailing address, is facing a trial August 16 on the same charges.

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KETR Local
9:22 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Bond reduced for Lone Oak home invasion suspect


Greenville – Bond has been reduced for one of two suspects charged in a home invasion robbery in Lone Oak earlier this month.

During a hearing Monday, Joshua William McLemore, of Winnsboro, was granted the reduction from $500,000 to $100,000.

The 23-year-old McLemore was one of two suspects arrested in connection with a July 11 home invasion on CR 3221. Also arrested was 30-year-old Silas G. Reppond, also from Winnsboro.

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KETR Local
9:19 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Community Garden awaits grant funding, upgrades


Commerce – The Commerce Community Garden hopes to receive grant funding to help expand what's become an increasingly popular site since its creation two years ago.

Hunt County Commissioners Monday gave approval to move forward on obtaining a pass-through grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The grant, if approved, would provide more than $36,000 in funding for the construction of a fence around the garden, plus a sheltered educational facility to be built on site.

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KETR Podcasts
4:25 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

The Lead: Friday, July 23, 2010

Host Scott Harvey speaks with Frank Prigmore who has recently made a historic discovery in Commerce relating to aviation. Our Friday feature documents a conditioning class at A&M-Commerce.

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