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Paris Man Arrested For Impeding Breathing
Friday - Oct 31, 2014 5:02 am
Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 3700 block of Pine Mill Road Tuesday evening where it was reported that 21 year old Johnathan Mychel Coffman had assaulted his wife by choking her.   Read more...
Paris Man Arrested For Aggravated Assault
Friday - Oct 31, 2014 5:00 am
65 year old James Lee Dillard of Paris was arrested just before noon Tuesday after it was reported that he had held a knife to his ex-wife’s throat.   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 8:18 am
A man has been found dead after an explosion and fire in a travel trailer parked at Lake Tawakoni.   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 8:17 am
The SPCA has seized 37 dogs from a residence in Upshur County and two Gilmer residents have been arrested   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 8:02 am
The former owner of a Bonham day care has accepted a plea bargain   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 8:00 am
The Pine Tree ISD has denied the appeal of a student who was expelled   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 7:59 am
An unidentified Texas nurse who has worked with Ebola patients in Sierre Leone has agreed to self quarantine   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 7:58 am
The city of Houston has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches, sermons and other information from five pastors   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 7:56 am
The trial of a former Choctaw Nation executive accused of accepting extravagant gifts   Read more...
Thursday - Oct 30, 2014 7:55 am
A North Texas doctor already in federal prison for health care fraud has been given an additional seven years   Read more...
Wednesday - Oct 29, 2014 5:02 pm
A 27-year-old Grand Saline man has been sentenced to federal prison   Read more...
Paris ISD
Wednesday - Oct 29, 2014 11:51 am
Paris ISD launches a new program called 'Quick Tip.'   Read more...
Tuesday - Oct 28, 2014 5:18 pm
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern District of Texas have been appointed as District Election Officers (DEOs) for the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014 general election. The DEOs will be responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Attorney Bales said, “Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud. The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the elction process.”
The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur. The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program furthers these goals, and also seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open on election day.

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. It also contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them. For example, actions of persons designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law. Further, federal law protects the right of voters to mark their own ballot or to be assisted by a person of their choice.
The franchise is the cornerstone of American democracy. We all must ensure that those who are entitled to the franchise exercise it if they choose, and that those who seek to corrupt it are brought to justice. In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on Nov. 4, 2014, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, U.S. Attorney Bales stated that Assistant U.S. Attorneys/ District Election Officers Michelle Englade, Tom Gibson, and M. Andrew Stover will be on duty in the Eastern District of Texas while the polls are open. AUSA Englade can be reached by the public in Beaumont at 409-839-2538, AUSA Gibson can be reached in Tyler, Texas at 903-590-1400, and AUSA Stover can be reached in Plano, Texas at 972-509-1201.
In addition, the FBI will have Special Agents available in each Field Office and Resident Agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day. The FBI can be reached by the public in the Eastern District of Texas at the following telephone numbers:
Beaumont – 409-832-8571
Frisco – 214-705-7000
Lufkin – 936-637-3834
Sherman – 903-892-8754
Texarkana – 870-773-3382
Tyler – 903-592-4301

Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, D.C. at 1-800-253-3931 or (202)307-2767 or by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or by complaint form at http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/votintake/index.php.
U.S. Attorney Bales said, “Ensuring free and fair elections depends in large part on the cooperation of the American electorate. It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to my Office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.”   Read more...
Congratulations To North Lamar High School Band
Tuesday - Oct 28, 2014 9:54 am
The North Lamar High School Band advanced to state after placing first at the Area C Marching Contest in Longview on Saturday, October 25.   Read more...
Shoplifting Turns to Theft
Tuesday - Oct 28, 2014 9:50 am
Paris Police were called to a store in the 3500 block of Lamar Avenue after store employees said 28 year old Lacey Lee Hines had concealed numerous items and attempted to leave the stored without paying for them.   Read more...
PEDC Audit Report Going To DA
Tuesday - Oct 28, 2014 9:33 am
The Paris City Council voted Monday night to send the forensic audit report from the Paris Economic Development Corporation to Lamar County and District Attorney Gary Young.   Read more...
Texas Election Identification Certificates
Tuesday - Oct 21, 2014 10:01 am
Select Driver License Offices Open Saturdays to Issue Election Identification Certificates
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Mt Pleasant Fire Department
Monday - Oct 20, 2014 8:01 am
Fire hits Mt Pleasant business   Read more...
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