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2:20 pm
Tue August 11, 2009

This Day in History

This Day in History: Tuesday, August 11, 2009.

This Day in History

This Day in History: Tuesday, August 11, 2009.

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KETR Local
2:10 pm
Tue August 11, 2009

Alleged car thief caught in Oklahoma


Paris – A juvenile is arrested in Oklahoma after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Paris Monday afternoon.

The vehicle was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 2900 block of Clarksville Street. It was believed that the keys may have been left in the car.

The vehicle was later located in Oklahoma after officers with the Paris Police Department entered the vehicle as stolen in the National Crime Information Computer system. The driver was arrested without incident.

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KETR Local Newscasts
10:15 am
Tue August 11, 2009

KETR Newscast 8-11-09

KETR Newscast 8-11-09

Sulphur Springs man killed in Monday accident; Garland man dies from injuries received from wreck in Hunt County; Three truck collision injures two in Greenville; Three arrested for theft over weekend near Royse City; Lengthy prison sentence handed down in Campbell burglary; Hunt County Commissioners keep tax rate the same, postpone decision on alcohol petitions for Wolfe City.

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KETR Local
9:52 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Weekend crash in Hunt County kills one


Hunt County – A weekend wreck in Hunt County has resulted in a fatality.

51 year old Javier A Ochoa, of Garland, died last night of injuries he received Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with an SUV that turned in front of it.

The accident took place on Hwy 34 between Cash and Greenville.

Ochoa's 45-year-old wife, Vickie was a passenger on the motorcycle and suffered minor injuries.

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KETR Local
8:56 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Sulphur Springs man killed in accident


Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs man is killed Monday following a collision on Highways 154 and 182 north of Quitman.

State troopers are reporting the death of 47-year-old Hugh Anthony Wood. Wood's vehicle is said to have crossed the center stripe and struck the left front of another pickup.

The occupants of the other truck were transported to ETMC in Tyler where they were listed in stable condition at last report.


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KETR Local
8:53 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Lengthy sentence in Campbell burglary


Campbell – A lengthy prison sentence is handed down in a Campbell burglary.

44-year-old Douglas Kevin Smith, of Dallas, was sentenced to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division for a conviction on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft.

Smith normally would have been facing no more than 20 years in prison, but due to his criminal history, he received a harsher sentence.

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KETR Local
8:30 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Three arrested following weekend theft


– A not so inconspicuous getaway leads to the arrest of three individuals following a weekend theft.

Daniel Oscar Tew Jr. and Dustin Richard Early, of Quinlan, along with Wendy Michele Tanton, of Denton, were taken into custody Sunday afternoon for allegedly stealing a welder, trailer and four-wheeler.

The arrest took place within hours after the theft in the Southfork community near Royse City. A sheriff's deputy located the trailer, with the welder on board, being towed by the stolen four-wheeler.

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KETR Local
8:18 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Two injured in wreck, I-30 temporarily closed


Greenville – Westbound Interstate 30 in Greenville was closed for nearly an hour Monday following a three vehicle accident.

Two people were hurt when three 18-wheelers were involved in a Monday evening accident along Interstate 30.

A semi-tractor trailer clipped the back of a flatbed trailer truck near the 88-mile-maker. Then a double-trailer swerved to avoid one of the trucks and ran up on the embankment, with a portion of the trailer landing on top of the other 18-wheeler.

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KETR Local
8:06 am
Tue August 11, 2009

VFW fire believed to have started in restroom


Sulphur Springs – Veterans of Foreign Wars members will utilize the social hall for activities, following a fire that destroyed the canteen area of the Sulphur Springs post.

The social hall sustained what is believed to be smoke damage. Insurance investigators will now determine when rehabilitation work can begin on that part of the building.

The cause of the fire is still unclear, but officials believe it may have started in the ceiling area of the women's bathroom.

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KETR Local
6:22 am
Tue August 11, 2009

County tax rate to stay the same, petition approval postponed


Hunt County – Hunt County Commissioners during its Monday meeting voted to keep the tax rate as is for the upcoming fiscal year.

The rate will still require two public hearings in the near future, according to Katrina Pemberton with the county judge's office. That's because the current rate of $0.507534 per $100 valuation exceeds the effective tax rate by just over two percent (2.001917%).

Still, the approved tax rate is five cents less than the 2006-2007 fiscal year rate.

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