KETR Local
7:30 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Hunt County man sentenced in armed standoff


Greenville – Hawk Cove resident Jeffery Brian Feagin has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in connection with an armed standoff.

Under a plea bargain arrangement, Feagin was given 12 years on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. He also received probation and community service time after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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KETR Local
6:29 am
Fri February 26, 2010

New trial ordered in Paris murder case


Paris – A Paris man who spent the past eight years in prison on a manslaughter conviction is getting a new trial.

A Lamar County Judge Thursday set aside Danny Holloway's conviction, agreeing that a DNA test showed that blood on the suspected murder weapon didn't belong to the victim.

The 32-year-old Holloway has said he's innocent and that someone else fatally stabbed 17-year-old Ashley Lee in 2001 during a brawl outside a bar in the city.

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KETR Local
3:58 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Caddo Mills man busted for drugs, gun possession


Commerce – Commerce Police have arrested a Caddo Mills man on multiple charges following a traffic stop Thursday morning.

The subject was found to be driving with an invalid driver's license, and a search would reveal he had three previous convictions for the same offense. An inventory of the vehicle would find a small amount of marijuana and a revolver in the vehicle as well. Records would also show the man had a previous felony conviction which makes it illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm.

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KETR Local
3:40 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Local livestock show aims to raise funding


Sulphur Springs – The Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show and sale begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Civic Center arena in Sulphur Springs.

The show, sponsored by the Northeast Texas Livestock Association, features a buyer's supper Saturday after which many of the animals shown will be sold.

Last year over a $250,000 was raised for the young people representing 4-H and FFA chapters from almost every school in the county as well as students who are being home-schooled.

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KETR Local
3:38 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Local family to appear on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"


Mineola – A Wood County family will receive the makeover of a lifetime after being selected by the TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Katrina and Mike Carr live in Mineola with their four adopted children.

The "Extreme Makeover" team and hundreds of local volunteers will build the Carr's a new home while the Carr family will go on vacation to Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu.

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KETR Local
3:36 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Two arrested in bizarre drug bust along I-30


Titus County – Nearly 80 pounds of marijuana were discovered Wednesday following a stop on Interstate 30 in Titus County.

But while State Trooper Jose Osornio was in the process of arresting the driver another vehicle reportedly drove up and a man got out and stole the vehicle containing the drugs.

A pursuit would ensue and the man was captured after he wrecked out on FM 1001.

His name was not released, nor was that of the original driver, a 35-year-old woman from Wisconsin. No major injuries were reported.

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KETR Local
3:34 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Student arrested for drug possession


Commerce – A Criminal Justice student at Texas A&M University-Commerce was arrested Wednesday for possession of marijuana.

21-year-old Michael Rashad Horn was found with over four ounces of the drug, as well as a 9mm pistol and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

The bust occurred in the 1900 block of Live Oak Street at Gant Apartments.

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KETR Local
3:32 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Warrants lead to drug busts in Paris


Paris – Two separate searches Wednesday by officers with the Paris PD Narcotics Division netted an abundance of paraphernalia and led to two arrests.

32-year-old Fredrick Lee Sanders was found in possession of a substance which later tested positive for cocaine at a residence in the 500 block of East Grove.

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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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