KETR Local
1:39 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Greenville updates emergency notification system


Greenville – The City of Greenville has recently updated its account with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED notification system. This no-charge update will allow message recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. Message recipient's Caller ID will read Emergency Communications Network or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. And for CodeRED Weather Warning calls, either Emergency Communications Network or the number 800-566-9780 will appear on Caller ID displays.

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KETR Local
1:37 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Hunt County to host storm spotter training course


Greenville – Emergency Management partners across Hunt County will host the SKYWARN storm spotter training class Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville. The event is designed to provide local weather spotters with the tools needed to accurately identify and describe severe local storms and report in a timely manner to the National Weather Service.

Mark Fox is the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth.

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KETR Local
9:13 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Council to look into moratorium on impact fees


Greenville – The Greenville City Council is looking to stop collecting impact fees; one of the tools used to pay for local economic development.

Some council members Tuesday voiced their support of a moratorium on the fees, amid concerns that with the current state of the economy the fees hurt rather than assist development.

Others were not entirely sure a break from collecting the fees was needed, as the fees are designed to lessen the need for taxes in paying for infrastructure.

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KETR Local
9:10 am
Thu February 25, 2010

More indictments to be issued by Grand Jury


Greenville – More indictments are expected to be handed down Friday by the Hunt County Grand Jury.

The panel may hear evidence this week concerning two recent homicides.

Wills Point resident Danny Lane Campbell is charged with the murder of a Quinlan-area resident last month.

Meanwhile there have been no arrests made in a shooting death earlier this month near West Tawakoni. Michael C. Nix of Quinlan was killed during the incident.

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KETR Local
9:08 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Details released in recent shooting in Hunt County


Greenville – New developments have emerged in last weekend's shooting at a Hunt County game room that left one dead.

Guadalupe Ramirez III, of Greenville and Darreus Demont Williams, of Van Alstyne remained in custody Wednesday each charged with one count of aggravated robbery and each in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Vincent Thomas of Greenville was identified by the sheriff's office as the deceased individual.

Both Ramirez and Williams will appear in court Thursday seeking reductions in their bond.

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Morning Blend
9:08 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Bobby Aikin Breakdown

Bobby joins the Morning Blend to discuss the latest taking place in Washington.

Bobby Aikin Breakdown

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KETR Local
8:22 am
Thu February 25, 2010

New trial sought after new evidence revealed


Paris – A 2001 Paris stabbing case is being revisited after DNA tests showed blood on the murder weapon did not belong to the victim.

Paris resident Danny Holloway was sentenced to 20 years in the death of Ashley Lee, which is said to have occurred during a bar brawl.

Holloway is to appear in court in Lamar County court Thursday and will ask for a finding of innocence or a new trial. He's been in prison for nearly 8 years.

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KETR Local
8:05 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Mistreated animals seized near Bonham


Bonham – Authorities have seized about 60 dogs and three horses from a Fannin County property.

Brenda Neely's Pet Place near Bonham reportedly had eleven dead animals in plastic bags stored in a barn. The SPCA of Texas says many of the dogs were severely underweight or emaciated, and some had no access to water.

Investigators said they had repeatedly warned the owner about the animals' poor care, but say that owner failed to improve conditions.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce
1:54 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

Former President McFarland to Serve Interim Role at TWU

COMMERCE – Former Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Keith McFarland will serve as acting provost and vice president of academic affairs at Texas Woman's University beginning March 1.

The President Emeritus will take over for TWU's provost Dr. Kay Clayton, who is leaving due to health reasons and will retire in August.

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KETR Local
7:24 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Trial in Hunt County shootout to begin


Hunt County – Trial begins Wednesday in Hunt County concerning an armed standoff last September.

Jeffery Brian Fagan has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer.

Authorities responded to a suicidal subject in the community of Hawk Cove, where Fagan reportedly fired off several rounds. The standoff lasted several hours but ended without incident.

Jury selection in the case begins Wednesday.

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