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Hunt County
2:53 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Greenville Police: Medlin committed suicide

Thomas Medlin
Credit Greenville Police Dept.

The Greenville Police Department released a statement on Nov. 15 concerning the investigation into the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez:

“In the early morning hours of Friday, November 14, 2014, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, DPS SWAT, and Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant in Wolfe City searching for Thomas Isaac Medlin, suspect in the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez. Medlin was not at the location.

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Hunt County
11:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

'Buy and Support Local' week comes to Commerce

Credit Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce has teamed up with Commerce ISD, the City of Commerce, and the Hunt Hospital Board to bring Buy and Support Local week to Commerce. Individuals from each group are encouraged to shop at local stores during the week of October 5-11 to support the community.
 

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Commerce Police
1:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Arrests made in kidnapping/robbery case

Kavrin Massey, left, and Tyran Wilson were arrested Monday in connection with a kidnapping and robbery which occurred on Friday, September 19th in Commerce.

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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Commerce Police
9:42 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests, burglary charges

Credit Scott Davidson, flickr, used through Attribution 2.0 Generic license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.

On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive.  Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.

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Commerce Police
1:38 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Commerce man charged with posession of child porn

Credit Commerce Police Department

A 31 year old Commerce resident faces charges of Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography.

About 3 weeks ago, the Commerce Criminal Investigations Division received information from the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, about an individual in the City of Commerce downloading and distributing child pornography.  The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the ICAC (Internet crimes against children) Task Force and the Commerce Police Department on these types of cases.  

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Local Interest
9:24 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Nitrite levels high in North Hunt SUD drinking water

This photo, “leaky_faucet” is copyright (c) 2010 Maegan Tintari and made available under an Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Credit Maegan Tintari / flickr

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the North Hunt Special Utility District water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Containment Level (MCL) for nitrite.

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University News
3:28 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

A&M-Commerce sells land to CVS Pharmacy

Credit TAMUC Marketing Communications

Texas A&M University-Commerce signed a contract on Aug. 1 which completes the sale of a plot of land to CVS Pharmacy, Incorporated.

“I am proud that A&M-Commerce continues to support the economic development of our community,” said President Dan Jones. “CVS will bring jobs and increased retail activity to Commerce, making our city an attractive destination for students and families.”

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Police and Courts
12:27 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Release: Homicide investigation in Greenville

Credit Greenville Police Department

On August 4, 2014 at approximately 12:54 a.m. the Greenville Police Department received a call of shots fired at 5015 Joe Ramsey Blvd – the Galleria Apartments.

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U.S. Navy
9:43 am
Tue July 1, 2014

USS Harry S. Truman is Commerce grad's temporary home

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Young
Gary Ward, Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist U.S. Navy Photo

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Young, an aviation boatswain’s mate from Commerce, Texas and 2009 graduate from Commerce High School, is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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Commerce
3:35 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Operation 'Cold Spell' nets 23 defendants in jail

Commerce Police Department

23 defendants have been taken into custody and are facing charges ranging from Manufacturing and Delivery of Marijuana, Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Fire Arm Smuggling.

On Thursday, Mar. 6. shortly before 6 a.m., through a combined law enforcement effort, officers from the Commerce Police Department, Texas A&M Police Department, Hunt and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Sulphur Springs Police Department hit the streets in search of individuals wanted on charges of Manufacturing and Delivering of Narcotics and two for Fire Arm Smuggling.

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Washington, D.C.
4:16 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

KETR to participate in FEMA Emergency Alert project

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working with a number of NPR stations throughout the gulf region to provide information to the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced a cooperative pilot project with National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) technology research and development group, NPR Labs, to demonstrate the delivery of the first-ever, real-time emergency alert messages to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in five Gulf states. 

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Commerce
10:34 am
Wed October 2, 2013

New portrait honors legacy of Ivory Moore, Sr.

Ivory Moore addresses the crowd at the unveiling of his new portrait that hangs on the second floor of the McDowell Administration Building on the A&M-Commerce Campus.
Marketing Communications

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Texas A&M University-Commerce unveiled the portrait of Ivory Moore, Sr., now showcased on the second floor of the McDowell Administration Building.

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Northeast Texas Health
3:36 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Commerce mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

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Commerce Emergency Management released this statement Tuesday regarding West Nile tests, and preventative tips for Commerce and all Northeast Texas residents.

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Texas News
10:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

President declares emergency for Texas

FEMA logo

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Texas to supplement state and local response efforts following the explosions in West.

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Road Crews Out
7:00 pm
Tue December 25, 2012

TxDOT Working to Keep Roadways Safe

TxDot

TxDOT forces have been out since this morning preparing for the current winter weather across North Texas.  TxDOT will be working overnight to ensure Northeast Texas roads remain passable and safe.

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