KETR Local
12:19 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Wood County man to pay millions in restitution


Wood County – A 62-year-old Wood County man is ordered to pay $4.35 million in restitution to his 8-year-old foster daughter for possessing pornographic images of her and two other victims on his computer.

The victim and her four siblings have since been separated from the man and send to different homes. They were placed with the man and his wife as foster children.

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KETR Local
12:17 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Como Mayor to remain at post


Como – Como mayor James Carroll has rescinded his resignation. His letter of resignation was never accepted by the City Council so he will remain in office.

The news comes a day after two other city officials resigned from their posts, leaving four vacancies.

Kris Skidmore, who serves as city secretary, associate municipal judge and court clerk is leaving to spend more time with family. Water Commissioner Stephen Ray Smith said the position interferes with his regular job.

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KETR Local
12:11 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Two bodies found in Kaufman County


Kaufman County – An investigation is underway into the deaths of two women, whose bodies were found in rural Kaufman County.

A jogger is said to have found the victims Tuesday morning in a remote creek near Post Oak Bend. The bodies are believed to be that of a female child between 10 or 12 years old and a woman about 40 years of age.

It's reportedly been 40 years since a murder is alleged to have occurred in that area.

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KETR Local
12:10 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Local man among several still recovering from shooting


– Fort Hood officials say that 15 of 29 people wounded in last week's shooting rampage remained hospitalized, three in intensive care.

A statement issued Tuesday said 12 others have been moved to recovery rooms. As of Monday, one of the injured soldiers, Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler Jr., of Lone Oak, was in stable condition at a Temple hospital.

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KETR Local
12:06 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Bonham woman still missing after two months


Bonham – Nearly two months have passed since 71-year-old Katie Jo Brewer went missing from her Bonham residence.

Tuesday evening Brewer's husband pleaded for anyone with information into her disappearance to come forward.

An extensive search which included more than 400 volunteers found nothing in the immediate days to follow her disappearance.

Brewer was last seen on September 12. Bonham Police say she was last seen near her home on Carpenter Loop on the east side of town.

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KETR Local
9:03 am
Wed November 11, 2009

Approval given to proceed with plan for auditorium


Greenville – Just enough Greenville City Council members were on board to proceed with a plan to hire someone to increase the promotion of municipal auditorium.

Municipal Auditorium is inside the Municipal Building, which formally opened in October 1939. The 1,700 seat venue currently plays host to several events.

Local attorney Larry Green Jr., who volunteers with the Threadgill Concert Series, believes the auditorium could mean even more to the City if it is marketed correctly.

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KETR Local
1:21 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

SSHS band to perform in honor of veterans


Sulphur Springs – The public is invited to attend a salute to veterans Wednesday at the Hopkins County Courthouse, featuring the Sulphur Springs High School Band.

Clayton McGraw will be the master of ceremonies and the Hopkins County Military Coalition will serve as honor guard.

The program begins at 1:30 PM and will last 30 to 45 minutes.

At the observance, officials want to remember the soldiers that died and the wounded at Fort Hood last week.

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KETR Local
12:58 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

Commerce Chamber says farewell to longtime staffers


Commerce – A retirement reception is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon for Barbara Kersey and Annette Busby with the Commerce Chamber of Commerce.

Collectively, Kersey and Busby have spent some 30 years at the Chamber of Commerce. Kersey joined the Chamber Dec. 1, 1999 as chamber manager and Busby has been with the chamber off and on for 20 years.

A reception honoring both will take place from 4-6 p.m. at the Chamber office, 1114 Main Street, located downtown.


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KETR Local
9:06 am
Tue November 10, 2009

Nearly a dozen break-ins overnight in Mt. Pleasant


Mt. Pleasant – A series of break-ins Monday are under investigation in Mt. Pleasant.

Eleven businesses, all downtown, were either vandalized or burglarized. Property was also stolen from some of the businesses.

Mt. Pleasant Police say they plan to interview several people of interest.

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9:04 am
Tue November 10, 2009

Bland ISD receives criticism over knife policy


– Administrators with the Bland ISD in Hunt County are receiving criticism after allowing students to bring knives to school.

WFAA - TV reports a ninth grader in the district brought home two knives he had purchased on campus from a fellow student. Upon review, it appears Bland ISD does not have a policy pertaining to knives. The report finds officials instead adhere to Texas law, which allows students to carry knives under 5.5 inches long.

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