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NE Texas Man Charged With Making Threat On Social Media

    A Northeast Texas man was arrested Tuesday for making a terroristic threat on social media. Texarkana Police say 24-year-old made a post on Instagram that included a picture of an AR-15 and the comment, “I’m thinking about finally going back to school.” People who knew Rankin saw the ...

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East Texas Woman Charged In Dog Attack

    A 52-year-old Marion County woman was arrested after her dog mauled another person. Melissa Rodriguez is charged with allowing an attack by a dog, a third-degree felony. Rodriguez has been released on $15,000 bail. The victim remains hospitalized. Authorities say Rodriguez had been cited on several previous occasions in connection ...

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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested By SCU

    An undercover investigation conducted by the Hopkins County-Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit has resulted in the arrest of a local man on felony drug charges. Andy Tyler Lem Jones, 24, of Sulphur Springs, was taken into custody at his residence after he allegedly sold between one and four ...

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Commerce Man Indicted In Connection To Stabbings

    A Hunt County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Commerce man on first-degree felony charges. Antonio Dimitri Parker is accused of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family violence for allegedly attacking two men with a knife. He’s also charged with harassment of a public servant. He remains ...

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Alleged Drunk Driver Who Killed Three Charged With Manslaughter

    A 26-year-old North Texas man has been charged in connection with a Smith County crash that claimed the lives of three people. Gilberto Gomez, 26, of Saginaw, has been charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter in the February 12 crash near Lindale. Investigators say Gomez collided head-on ...

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Condemned Killer’s Death Sentence Overturned

    The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is recommending the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas “Bart” Whitaker is commuted to life without parole. Whitaker is set for lethal injection tomorrow evening for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003.

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Hugo Man Charged With Assault

  A Hugo man has been arrested for punching a woman in the face and setting her clothes on fire. James Whitfield, 48, has been charged with domestic assault and battery and third-degree arson. Whitfield allegedly told authorities the woman owed him money.

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This Weekend Around Paris

    Friday, Feb 23, the Lamar County Human Resources Council is having their annual Mardi Gras at the Love Civic Center to benefit Meals on Wheels. There will be a live and silent auction plus a cajun dinner catered by Michael Perry. Live entertainment from the David Whiteman Band. ...

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Broken Bow School Gets Bomb Scare

  A Broken Bow school was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious suitcase was found at a car wash about a block away from the middle and high school campus. A bomb squad from Durant investigated. No arrests have been made.

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United Way Of Lamar County Annual Meeting Today

  The United Way of Lamar County Annual Meeting will be at noon today at the PJC Ballroom to announce the 2018 Campaign Results and celebrate its 75th Anniversary. Awards will be presented to outstanding volunteers and businesses. Nomination of new Directors to the Board and new Officers will also ...

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Flash Flood Watch Until Thursday Morning

Flash Flood Watch In Effect from 6:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday Morning for portions of Southwest Arkansas, Southeast Oklahoma, and Northeast Texas. In Southwest Arkansas, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, and Sevier. In southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain. In northeast Texas, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, ...

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Feb 20)

Jackie Vanderburg Monday around 2:00 pm, Paris Police responded to a theft complaint in the 2400-block of N Main. They arrested Jackie Vanderburg, age 45, after he allegedly took tools without paying for them and then left the store. Officers reportedly found the merchandise concealed on his person. Due to ...

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What’s Trending?

• Students of the ‘Lockdown Generation,’ hold an anti-gun violence “lie-in’ demonstration outside the White House. • In Weatherford, Gary Grimm, 52, doesn’t recall much about the morning he almost died, even when he watches security footage from the basement of the Parker County District Courthouse. Inmates realized the guard ...

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Safer Employees Lead To Recognition For PJC

      Paris Junior College was recognized recently for having the best three-year loss ratio in 2016-2017 by Claims Administrative Services (CAS), Inc., which presented PJC with a scholarship for a PJC student and a safety award. This is the second year in a row PJC has received both ...

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North Lamar’s Evans Signs To Play Soccer At Next Level

  North Lamar High School Pantherette, Adrianna Evans, will join the Central Baptist College Mustangs soccer team as a midfielder in the fall of 2018. CBC is located in Conway, Arkansas, and is in the American Midwest Conference.           With Evans, as she signs, is her father, Jason Evans, and grandmother, Deedee Flautt. Coaches ...

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Sulphur Springs Police Make Child Sexual Assault Arrest

    A local man has been arrested by Sulphur Springs Police on a warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Javaron Tyray Ross, 21, was taken into custody at his home on Jackson Street. Detectives David Gilmore and Bo Fox are handling the investigation. Bond for Ross is ...

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