KETR Local
12:35 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Custody hearing set in Quinlan animal seizure


Quinlan – A custody hearing is set for Wednesday following last week's seizure of 65 dogs and one cat from a property near Quinlan. Four dog carcasses and at least a dozen gravesites that may have held multiple bodies were also found on the property.

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KETR Local
12:20 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Sulphur Springs student flown to hospital


Sulphur Springs – Administrators at Sulphur Springs Middle School are investigating an incident Monday that resulted in one student being taken to the hospital.

The female student was reportedly found not breathing, but then revived. She would eventually be transported to Tyler by air ambulance. It was unclear whether the girl intentionally harmed herself or that other factors played a role. The girl's condition was unknown at last report.

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KETR Local
8:52 am
Tue March 23, 2010

Commissioners approve downtown financial plan


Sulphur Springs – In a 3-2 vote Monday, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved a financial plan for the proposed renovation to downtown Sulphur Springs.

Funding will come from the city's tax increment financing tool, where the cost of structural improvements are repaid by the contribution of future tax revenues of the businesses in that area.

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KETR Local
8:50 am
Tue March 23, 2010

More incendiary devices found in mailboxes


Marshall – Two more incendiary devices turned up Monday in some East Texas postal collection boxes.

The items, found in Marshall, were described as a plastic bottle with a rope sticking out of it. The liquid inside smelled like gasoline or kerosene.

Federal authorities are investigating similar devices found in mail boxes throughout the region.

The first such device turned up at the U.S. Post Office East Texas Processing Facility in Owentown.

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KETR Local
8:28 am
Tue March 23, 2010

Bond reduction denied in Commerce sexual assualt


Commerce – Bond reductions have been denied in connection to two reported sexual assaults and a residential burglary in Commerce.

Damon DeShaun Brown remains in custody charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. A judge Monday denied any reduction in Brown's $150,000 total bond.

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KETR Local
5:55 am
Tue March 23, 2010

State leaders oppose healthcare legislation


– Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation Congress has passed.

Abbott issued a statement late Sunday night after the U.S. House approved the measure. He said the legislation violates the U.S. Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans' individual liberties.

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KETR Local
5:43 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

Four inches of snow fall in region Sunday


– Area churches were forced to cancel services Sunday due to a rare March snowstorm, the second in as many months.

Approximately four inches of snow fell locally, with locations in Rockwall, Collin and Kaufman counties reporting even more snowfall.

Fatality accidents were reported near Arlington and Sherman due to icy roadways.

A winter storm warning was allowed to expire as temperatures rose to above 40 degrees yesterday, and the snow quickly began to melt.

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KETR Local
5:42 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

Vigil for shooting victim postponed


Greenville – A candlelight vigil planned in memory of a Dallas man, shot and killed in Greenville last month, has been postponed.

The cold and rainy weather Saturday forced the cancellation of the ceremony in honor of Edward Markeist Wheaton.

It had been planned for that afternoon in the 4300 block of Wesley, the location where Wheaton died Feb. 20 at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash.

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KETR Local
5:40 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

Fines for parking in front of mailboxes?


Greenville – Greenville residents be advised it may soon become illegal to park in front of a mailbox. Violators could face a fine if they are found guilty of the offense.

A public hearing is scheduled prior to the Council's vote Tuesday.

Assistant City Manager John Adell is proposing regulations which would prohibit parking within 10 feet of a mailbox between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except for federal holidays or when the driver is stopping momentarily to load or unload.

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KETR Local
2:03 am
Sat March 20, 2010

Authorities seize dogs from Hunt County property


Quinlan – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas reported recovering 65 neglected dogs and one cat, while also allegedly discovering four dog carcasses and at least a dozen grave sites that may have held multiple animal bodies.

It was at least the second seizure action by the SPCA of Texas in Hunt County during the past year.

A custody hearing has been scheduled for next Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the court of Hunt County Justice of the Peace Hershey Barnett, 112 E. Main Street in Quinlan.

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