KETR Local
9:35 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Paris City Manager to be suspended


Paris – Following a one and a half hour executive session Monday, the Paris City Council voted 4-3 to begin the process to terminate City Manager Kevin Carruth.

The city attorney will now draft a resolution to suspend Carruth for what is described as a failure to comply with contractual obligations, deficient performance and failure to comply with established policies and procedures.

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KETR Local
2:59 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Possible murder-suicide in Lamar County


Powderly – Two women are dead and a young boy injured in a possible murder-suicide in Lamar County.

Authorities have confirmed the shooting occurred in the Powderly area, about 12 miles north of Paris.

A mother is alleged to have gone to a home where her son was located and shot and killed a woman there. She is then said to have taken her nine-year-old son home with her where she shot him before turning the gun on herself.

The boy was flown to a Dallas hospital in unknown condition.

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KETR Local
1:27 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Early voting remains strong in region


– 4,000 Hunt County residents have already voted early for next week's General Election.

Elections Administrator Mina Cook says 4,011 total ballots had been cast by the end of the day Monday.

Early voting continues through Friday at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office in Greenville. Mobile early voting is also available Tuesday at the Wolfe City Fire Station from 1-5 p.m., and Wednesday at Greenville's Crossroads Mall from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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KETR Local
1:26 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

New damage estimates released from Sunday storms


– The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 passed through the area, producing winds between 80-85 mph.

As many as 500 homes across Hunt County may have received roof damaged due to hail. No injuries were reported locally.

The tornado was said to have struck the Rolling Hills addition along FM 513 south of Lone Oak, completely destroying two homes and causing moderate to major damage to eight others.

The tornado was 50 yards wide and created a path of destruction 200 yards long.

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KETR Local
1:16 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Brown receives Mayo Professorship Award


Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce Early Childhood Education Professor Dr. David L. Brown has been awarded the 2010 William L. Mayo Professorship Award.

Dr. Brown was honored during a special University Convocation Tuesday morning.

A leader in the national preschool movement, Dr. Brown is a recognized researcher in the areas of Emergent Literacy and Early Childhood Education, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.

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Special to KETR
11:12 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 10-27-10

Luke Clayton talks fishing on the Red River this week.

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KETR Local
10:07 am
Tue October 26, 2010

City to honor Parks Project


Commerce – A Thursday ceremony will recognize members of the Commerce Parks Project, who were instrumental in raising funds to bring new play equipment to City Park.

The organization raised approximately $32,000, which was used as part of a $150,000 matching grant awarded to the City. The remainder of the match came from city funds and in-kind services.

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KETR Local
9:38 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Possible murder-suicide in Lamar County


Powderly – Two women are dead and a young boy injured in a possible murder-suicide in Lamar County.

Authorities have confirmed the shooting occurred in the Powderly area, about 12 miles north of Paris.

A mother is alleged to have gone to a home where her son was located and shot and killed a woman there. She is then said to have taken her nine-year-old son home with her where she shot him before turning the gun on herself.

The boy was flown to a Dallas hospital in unknown condition.

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KETR Local
7:53 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Public invited to meeting on Hwy 154 project


Hopkins County – Hopkins County officials and TxDot will again hold a community meeting tonight to discuss the State Highway 154 project south of Sulphur Springs.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place at 6 p.m. at the Seymour Church of Christ.

A number of fatal crashes have been blamed on the highway over the years due to the narrow road, poor sight lines and various blind spots.

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KETR Local
10:00 am
Mon October 25, 2010

TX jobless figures down in September


– The Texas Workforce Commission reports a slight drop in the state unemployment rate, down from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent.

Employers added 3,700 jobs in September. Texas has now added more than 152,000 jobs in the past year, and was one of 23 states nationally to register a drop in its unemployment rate in September.

Hunt County reported a drop of more than one half of a percent in its unemployment rate, down to 8.3 percent.

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