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Scott Morgan

Host: All Things Considered

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.

Scott's role is to present up-to-the-minute local news during All Things Considered each afternoon here on 88.9 KETR, and he also contributes as a reporter to other news products from the station.

The Federal Trade Commission is warning Delta County residents to be wary of scammers posing as county sheriffs, lawyers, and bounty hunters who claim to have arrest warrants. 

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The body of a teenage girl found floating in a Dallas creek Sunday has been identified as the stepdaughter of a Sherman  doctor who was recently charged in connection with seven opioid-related overdose deaths in the area.

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WikiCommons

Over the past month, The Texas Department of State Health Services has seen a spike in the intestinal illness that comes from consuming food or water contaminated with Cyclospora parasites.

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WikiCommons

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe is leading an effort among Congressional Republicans to keep the House from breaking for its August district work period until it passes legislation to fund the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

Sixteen US representatives, including Ratcliffe, submitted a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for swift and decisive action on one of candidate Trump’s signature issues.

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On Monday, Republican senators' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed. On Tuesday, at the behest of a blindsided President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for repealing the ACA without anything to replace it.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced today that former Balch Spring police officer Roy Oliver has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in May. 

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2016 Campaign Photo

Collin County has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade and a half. While that's good for developers and business, it's proving to be upsetting for County Sheriff Jim Skinner, who says that the county's rapid population growth makes patrolling with a small department is putting the public and deputies at risk.

A private twin-engine plane crashed near Tyler Pounds Regional Airport this morning. Both the pilot and passenger died after a Piper PA-31 went down shortly after takeoff. 

Grand Saline Police Chief Justin Collins has been placed on administrative leave following complaints filed by all six officers on the force. 

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Official photo

State Senator Bob Hall has filed a bill for the upcoming special legislative session aimed at removing local-level regulations regarding trees on private property in Texas. 

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U.S. Drought Monitor

A small strip of Fannin County under abnormally dry, conditions is all that remains of a drought that has nagged the region for almost a year.  The latest report by the Texas Water Development Board is evidence that drenching summer storms have polished off almost all of the drought  that at the beginning of the year had reached extreme conditions in much of the region. 

Hearing dates have been set in the year-old dispute between the City of Greenville and Texas United Housing.

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three UT Austin professors who wanted  to overturn the state's 2015 campus carry law. The law allows people to carry concealed handguns inside most public university buildings.

The housing market in Hunt County  had a strong May. The Herald Banner reported today that the Hunt County housing market’s latest numbers show a 17 percent rise in new listings in the county compared to last May. There was also a 7 percent uptick in total listings compared to last year.

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Fisheries biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say an alga bloom is responsible for a massive fish kill in Lake Texoma last week. 

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