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Mount Pleasant Area News

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Names Released in Suspected Murder-Suicide

    The man accused of murdering his wife Sunday on Rockdale Road in Sulphur Springs and then shooting himself has been removed from life-support and passed away. The body of 60 year old Stephen Roy Wyatt has been sent for an autopsy. His wife, 39 year old Laura Wyatt ...

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Man Jailed in Hopkins County For Evading

  Twenty-two- year old Chase Miguel Cadena was arrested in Hopkins County on a charge of Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle.  Because he had a prior conviction for this offence, the charge was enhanced to a state jail felony and bond was set at $5,000.

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Northeast Texas Capital Murder Trial Scheduled

  Jury selection is scheduled to begin next month in a Northeast Texas capital murder trial. Twenty-four-year old Benearl Jermaine Lewis is accused of killing his 4 year old son, D’Money Lewis in March. The state is not seeking the death penalty of the case. D’Money’s mother, 26 year old ...

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Gladewater Police Arrest Two For Sexual Abuse

    Two East Texans have been arrested by Gladewater police for sex crimes against children. Thirty-six-year old Tiffany Diana LeBlanc of Longview is charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. Thirty-three- year old Jessie Ray Sorrells of Gladewater was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Both ...

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Election Day: Here Is What ID You Need For Voting In Person

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID: Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS Texas Handgun License issued by DPS United States Military Identification Card containing the ...

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Body Found Result Of Hill Country Flooding

A body has been found in Lake Lyndon B. Johnson near where the Llano and Colorado Rivers meet. Forecasters say both rivers experienced “major flooding” following days of rain. Many homes and other buildings along the rivers and lake were also flooded, as were roads and bridges. An evacuation was ...

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Gov’t. Wants To Make Prescription Drug TV Ads Show Their Price

The government wants to make TV ads for prescription drugs show how much the medications cost, with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar introducing a proposal this week to do so for drugs that cost more than $35 per month or for a course of treatment. Azar said, “Patients ...

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Texas Obligations And Legacy Fund

Fiscal Notes: Long-Term Obligations and the Texas Legacy Fund (AUSTIN) — In the September/October special edition of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office continues its efforts to highlight the causes, costs and consequences of certain long-term financial obligations the state faces and offers a proposal to help meet these ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Kills Gilmer Man

Monday at 4:31 pm there was a two-vehicle crash on SH-300 at FM-726 in Upshur County, 2.7 miles east of East Mountain. Troops say that the driver of a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Ricardo Refugio Quezada, 25, of Gilmer, was traveling east on FM-726 and attempted to cross SH-300, failing to ...

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Spooky Texas State Parks

Enjoy Spooky Times at Texas State Parks Throughout October AUSTIN— Enjoy some hauntingly good fun this October at a Texas State Park. Throughout the month, parks are hosting a variety of family-friendly Halloween-themed events including zombie apocalypse hikes, monster mash geocaching and a jack-o’-lantern scavenger hunt, just to name a ...

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USPS Shipping Deadlines

Where Did the Time Go? Holidays are Just Around the Corner USPS has essential shipping deadlines you need WASHINGTON — The calendar says October, and you’re contemplating fall-related items, such as pumpkin spiced anything, seasonal festivals, or what to wear for Halloween. The holidays seem so far away, but they’ll ...

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MPISD – News

MPISD Red Ribbon Week 2018 October 22-26 Monday CDC                 Wear Drug-Free Ribbons                             Kick Off Red Ribbon Week Brice                Wear RED                                                       Red Ribbon Week Kick Off Corprew          Pajama Day                                                     Don’t Let Drugs Get in the Way of Your ...

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TRMC Is Offering New Fitness Program

FIT STEPS FOR LIFE CHANGES LIVES TRMC Offers New Fitness Program for Cancer Patients [Mount Pleasant, Texas, October 15] Fit Steps for Life is a program dedicated to changing the lives of cancer fighters and survivors. Exercise may not be the first thing that cancer patients think of when it comes ...

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DPS Increases Reward In Cold Case

DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1994 Brooks County Cold Case AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the disappearance of Rena Rincones, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to ...

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A Crash Kills One Person Near Jacksonville

Last Sunday evening around 9:00 there was a one-vehicle fatal crash on FM-22, 3.3 miles southeast of Jacksonville in Cherokee County. Reportedly, the driver of a 2000 Ford F-150, Brandon Steven Morton, 35, of Jacksonville, was traveling west on FM-22 when for an undetermined reason, the vehicle went off the ...

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Three Killed In Smith County Crash

Monday morning around 4:30 there was a two-vehicle fatal crash on IH-20 one mile east of Lindale in Smith County. Reportedly, the operator of a 2017 International Truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer was legally parked on the westbound shoulder of IH-20 near the 557-mile marker. At the same time, the driver ...

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Oct 16)

Michelle Renee Patton Paris Police arrested Michelle Renee Patton, 46, of Paris, at her residence Monday evening on a parole violation warrant. She was later placed in the Lamar County Jail. Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 1700-block of Fairfax around 1:45 Monday afternoon. Allegedly, an 18-year-old male ...

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Suspect in Sulphur Springs Shooting Dies

The Sulphur Springs man accused of fatally shooting his wife and turning the gun on himself earlier this week has died of his injuries. The hospital listed 60-year-old Stephen Roy Wyatt in critical condition since the incident. His wife Laura Wyatt died at the scene.

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Ex-Baylor Frat Chief Accused Of Rape Pleads To Lesser Charge

A former President of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Baylor University pleaded no contest Monday to a McClennan County indictment for sexual assault. Officials accused 20-year-old Jacob Anderson of drugging and raping a fellow student in 2016. He was sentenced to three years unadjudicated probation and will not have to ...

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