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NTCC Plants First Golden Kiwis

NTCC Plants First Golden Kiwis   By: René McCracken, NTCC Ag Director The day has finally arrived to plant our kiwi vines in what will become the first Golden Kiwi Plantation in Northeast Texas. We partnered with Stephen F. Austin State University back in September 2018 to complete a Golden ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Apr 26)

Kendarrius White On Monday (Apr 22), officers arrested Kendarrius White on a Motion to Revolk Probation in the 4200-block of Bonham St. White was taken to Lamar County Jail. Ronald Lee Freeman Officers responded to the 200-block of Stone Avenue in regards to a disturbance. They arrested Ronald Lee Freeman ...

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Pre-Trial in Wood County Murder Case

Jason Walters Wood County S.O A Pre-trial hearing was held Thursday in Wood County for a man charged in a 2014 fatal shooting at an EZ-Mart in Mineola. Jason Russell Walters is accused of killing 19-year-old Chris Griffin. The focus on the hearing was a DPS Dash Cam video. The ...

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Deadly Train-Bus Crash Report

A report on the deadly train crash, involving an Athens ISD school bus in January that killed one student and injured another student and the driver, has been released by the Federal Railroad Administration. The report shows the Union Pacific crew reported the bus, driven by John Stevens, did stop ...

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Fatal NE Texas Fire May Have Been Caused By Lightning

  Authorities are investigating a fatal Northeast Texas mobile home fire. Firefighters responded to the blaze in Liberty-Eylau shortly after midnight Thursday and found the structure completely engulfed with flames and smoke. Officials pronounced 61-year-old Joe Nathan Thompson, Jr., dead at the scene. The cause of the blaze is under ...

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Choctaw Nation Opens New $6.5 Million Durant Justice Center

The Choctaw Nation officially opened its new $6.5-million Justice Center in Durant Thursday morning. The facility will house the Choctaw Nation’s court systems and can handle civil and criminal trials. Nation officials expect to build more courthouses in surrounding counties in the future.

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At The Movies For Friday April 26

“Avengers: Endgame” [PG-13] (Wide) Watch Trailer After the devastating events of “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth ...

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Mother’s Day Spending Predicted To Hit Record $25 Billion

Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 12th and the National Retail Federation predicts a record amount of spending on mom. The trade group expects the amount of money laid out on mothers to reach $25 billion, up from $23.1 billion last year, based on its annual survey. ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Apr 25)

Kote Foster Terry Paris Police arrested Kote Foster Terry, 27, at his residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:26 on a felony warrant charging him with indecency with a child by sexual contact. Terry was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail. Paris Police responded to 84 calls for service and arrested ...

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TxDOT Urges Drivers To “Look Twice For Motorcycles”

417 motorcyclists died, 1,920 seriously injured in crashes on Texas roads AUSTIN – As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto roadways the risk of fatalities increases. Last year 417 motorcyclists died on Texas roadways, an average of more than one fatality a day. It’s a number the Texas Department of Transportation ...

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Fire Destroys Wood County Home

Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page Firefighters from Hawkins, Big Sandy, and Holly Lake responded to a house fire in Hawkins Wednesday and upon arrival found the home fully engulfed in flames. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The house ...

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East Texas Trooper Promoted To Ranger

The Texas Department of Public Safety has promoted a state trooper serving in East Texas. Justin Cuellar, who had been with the Highway Patrol in Athens, will serve as a Texas Ranger in Beeville. Cuellar, whose hometown is Helotes, joined DPS in 2007.

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Former Shreveport VA Pharmacist Indicted

A former pharmacist for Veterans Affairs in Shreveport has been indicted on federal charges of stealing prescription medications meant for patients. Officials charged 43-year-old Melissa W. Richardson with 20 counts of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud. She is accused of stealing various quantities of Hydrocodone, Tylenol/Codeine, Diazepam, and Morphine.

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Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Shreveport Gregg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Wood At 7:17 pm, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm ten miles east of Tyler, moving northeast at 45 mph. Pea size hail and winds over 30 mph will be possible. Location impacted includes Tyler, Longview, Kilgore, White Oak, Gladewater, ...

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Apr 24)

Paris Police located a vehicle parked in the roadway in the 100-block of SW 12th Tuesday afternoon at 12:18. The vehicle had been reported as stolen from Denison, Texas. The owner was notified and the investigation continues. Paris Police met with a victim of a theft Tuesday evening at 6:18 where ...

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Titus County Bookings

Bond was set at the Titus County Jail at a total of $15,000 for 55-year-old James Roland Carpenter of Omaha. He’s charged with Surety off Bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Failure to Appear for Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Titus County arrested 54-year-old Russell Smalley on a ...

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