KETR Local
8:08 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Qutiman man found guilty of murder


Quitman – Jason Tad Payne, of Quitman, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his wife and stepson.

After deliberating about 5 hours, a Wood County jury convicted Payne. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole as prosecutors did not seek the death penalty in the case.

The bodies of Nichole Payne and step-son Austin Taylor Wages were found in the family's home back in 2007. Payne was arrested in September of 2008.

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KETR Local
8:06 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Lamar County woman found guilty on two counts


Greenville – A local woman is found guilty on two of three offenses related to a robbery and high speed chase last year.

Vicki Dawn Szalay of Sumner was convicted this week of endangering a child and evading arrest. A related charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon ended in a mistrial.

Sumner pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of robbery at Crossroads Mall in Greenville and was sentenced to a combination of prison and state jail. Szalay had previously pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

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KETR Local
7:58 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Terrell man accused of setting child on fire


Terrell – A Terrell man, already facing a number of charges, will likely face even more indictments.

Charles Duane Mayo Jr. already had three indictments pending against him, alleging he committed violent acts against multiple individuals.

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KETR Local
6:23 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Milton's contract extended at Fannindel


Ladonia – Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton will be with the district for at least another three years after board members unanimously agree to extend his contract this week.

The Board made the decision after conducting Milton's annual performance evaluation. Milton has been the superintendent at Fannindel since 2006. Previous positions held include superintendent at Honey Grove ISD and principal at Honey Grove High School.

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Morning Blend
3:57 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Bobby Aikin Breakdown

Bobby sits down with The Morning Blend on Thursday, Jan. 28 to talk inflation and President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Bobby Aikin Breakdown

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KETR Local
8:51 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Candidate forum Thursday in Sulphur Springs


Sulphur Springs – A non-partisan candidate forum sponsored by the Political Enlightenment Group will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

All candidates in the March 2nd primaries have been invited to participate, and citizens are encouraged to ask questions related to the campaign.

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KETR Local
7:21 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Second arrest made in Lone Oak tampering case


Lone Oak – A second arrest has been made in connection to a records tampering case in Lone Oak.

A sealed indictment for tampering with governmental record was issued against Diane Butler Dockery on Dec. 11. The indictment became public after Dockery turned herself in Monday.

Dockery and Anna Marie Wilson, who was arrested on the same indictment Friday, have each been released on $10,000 bond. They are both scheduled to be formally arraigned on the indictments during a hearing Feb. 9.

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KETR Local
7:20 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Two Commerce men indicted for assault


Commerce – The Hunt County Grand Jury has indicted two Commerce residents for aggravated assault in separate incidents.

Jeffery Lewis Afterly was indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury. He's alleged to have stabbed a women in the 1400 block of West Neal in September 2008.

Billy Jean Parker was also indicted on the same charge, where he's alleged to have caused bodily injury to a male victim in November 2008 while displaying a firearm.

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KETR Local
6:31 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Federal lawsuit filed against Lamar County


Paris – Two former Paris murder suspects are now seeking restitution for time spent in jail. Ryan Crostley and Shannon Finley spent nine months behind bars before new evidence led to the charges being dismissed.

The two white men were accused of killing Brandon McClelland, who is black, following a night of drinking in September, 2008. The case sparked major controversy as local civil rights activists denounced the case as a racially-inspired hate crime. Protestors even staged rallies around the Lamar County Courthouse.

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Morning Blend
4:22 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

NE Texas Children's Museum's Daddy Daughter Dance

Jalinna Jones speaks with The Morning Blend to talk about the 2nd annual event taking place Saturday, Feb. 6 in Commerce.

NE Texas Children's Museum's Daddy Daughter Dance

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