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Caddo Mills murder trial
7:13 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Murder trial to conclude

A Hunt County murder trial should conclude today.  A sentencing phase in the murder trial of Randall Douglas Smith of Caddo Mills is scheduled to conclude Monday.

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Mary of Puddin' Hill
7:11 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Puddin' Hill is back

Mary of Puddin Hill is now expected to be open in time for the holidays.  The iconic Greenville business will have both its catalog ordering, and its retail store, in operation early next month, according to owner Ken Bain.

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Early Voting
7:09 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Early Voting begins today

Early Voting begins today for the November 8thelections.  Lone Oak is having an election to decide if a local sales tax to go towards the city’s streets is approved and in Wolfe City, the sale of alcoholic beverages is on the ballot. 

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Local Elections
7:07 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Possible changes for local elections

There could be some big changes for local elections next spring.  The Greenville City Council could vote Tuesday to scrap next spring’s municipal elections.

Or, the Council could decide to move the elections to November, conduct the elections on its own, or pay a little more to Hunt County in order to have the elections occur as currently scheduled in May.

Commerce Kidnapping
8:27 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Commerce man charged for kidnapping and more

A Commerce man charged in connection with an alleged domestic violence kidnapping last week decided to skip a Thursday bond hearing.  Christopher Bernard Alex is being held in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of a total of $45,000 bond on one count each of kidnapping- family violence, abandoning and endangering a child, evading arrest, and unlawful restraint.   A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, but no action was taken as Alex refused to come to court.  No new hearing date has been scheduled.  Alex previously served time for a 2003 armed robbery.  He was arrested following a

Charles Duane Mayo
8:25 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Man still faces lifetime in prison

Multiple indictments for indecency and  and aggravated sexual assault of a child filed against a Terrell man have been dismissed.   But Charles Duane Mayo Jr. still faces a life sentence for allegedly setting a child on fire.   Charles Duane Mayo Jr was scheduled to enter pleas to multiple charges yesterday, about a month after a Kaufman County woman, Misty Laverna Dale Mayo, was sentenced to hundreds of years in prison on the same charges.

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Sara Kinslow
8:23 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Missing Girl Remembered

Sara Kinslow

A missing Greenville girl will be remembered this weekend.  A ceremony is scheduled in Greenville Sunday afternoon for a local woman who went missing as a teenager more than ten years ago.  Balloons will be released in remembrance of Sara Kinslow during the event starting at 3pm Sunday at 3916 Pine St. in Greenville.  Kinslow was 14 when she disappeared on May 1st2001 near Greenville Middle School.

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School improvements
5:45 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Public invited to learn more about BISD bond proposal

BONHAM - A series of meetings have been planned next week in Bonham to address the school district’s upcoming bond election.

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Drunk driving
8:53 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Sugg to serve eight years in connection to fatal crash

PARIS - A Paris man has accepted a plea deal in an intoxication manslaughter case.

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Robbery
7:18 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Another teen sentenced in Paris bank robbery

PARIS - A judge has sentenced a Paris teenager to 25 years in prison for his role in the October 2010 robbery of a woman at a Bank of America depository.

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Organized crime
7:16 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Second organized crime suspect pleads guilty

GREENVILLE - Two suspects have now pleaded guilty to their involvement in an organized theft ring targeting area Wal-Marts, with a third suspect to be tried next year.

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Delta County
5:45 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Delta County agrees to four more deputies

COOPER - During their latest meeting, Sheriff Gerald Teague received approval for four reserve, non-paid deputy positions.

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Kidnapping
4:44 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Commerce kidnapping suspect identified

COMMERCE - A Commerce man arrested for the alleged kidnapping of a woman last week has been formally charged.

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Cooper ISD
9:47 am
Wed October 19, 2011

CISD announces Hohenberger as lone finalist

COOPER - Following executive session Monday, trustees voted to make Denicia  Hohenberger the lone finalist for the position. She has been serving as interim superintendent since the resignation of Jason Marshall in July.

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Sexual assault
9:23 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Two arrested in separate sexual assault cases

29-year-old Antonio Barren Mares of Winnsboro was jailed in Hopkins County, as was 59-year-old Arthur John Ormanian, of Sulphur Springs.

Mares' arrest was the result of a joint investigation by Hopkins and Camp County detectives. The victim was allegedly assaulted in 2008 in Camp County and again in August in Hopkins County.

As for Ormanian, he was arrested last week at his home on felony drug charges. He's since been charged with sexual assault.  Ormanian was jailed on $50,000 bond.

 

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