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Mount Pleasant Area News

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Mt Vernon Sports Correction

We have a correction to a story we aired Wednesday about Mt Vernon’s basketball program. We erroneously insinuated that the Winnsboro News was publishing a story that led listeners to believe the UIL was involved. We later stated that was not true. The Winnsboro News did not report that the ...

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Search For Morris County Man

    Authorities are searching for a man who fled after Morris County Deputies attempted to serve him with a warrant for theft of equipment. Some of the equipment was located near the U.S. Steel plant, but the suspect is not employed there. He’s been identified as Daniel Lee Stratton, ...

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Woman Sentenced In Hopkins County For Woman In Drunk Driving Crash

    Victoria Brawley Hopkins County Jail The Azle woman who pleaded guilty in Hopkins County to multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has been sentenced to five years in prison by District Judge Eddie Northcutt. A grand jury indicted 26-year-old Victoria Brawley after a drunk driving ...

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Suspect In Trooper Dragging Identified

    The suspect involved in the dragging of a state trooper during a DWI stop on I-30 in Hunt County has been identified by the DPS as 30-year-old Matthias B. Slaughter of Garland. He was shot by the trooper but has been transferred to jail where he was charged with ...

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McDonald’s Offering ‘Frylus’ For National Selfie Day

  Do you know someone who posts way too many selfies? If so, they might be celebrating today – it’s National Selfie Day. McDonald’s is celebrating the occasion by releasing its Frylus, or a yellow stylus shaped like a French Fry. The purpose of the device: to push the buttons ...

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State Prison Inmate Faces New Charges

    A 36-year-old inmate at the Telford State Prison in New Boston was arrested by Gregg County deputies on a warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault. Ronald Ray Riggs is being held without bond.

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East Texas Bank Robber Sentenced

    An East Texas man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Longview. A judge sentenced 40-year-old Michael Fagans to 25 years in prison. His punishment was enhanced because of prior convictions on drug and escape charges. An Overton man and a Winona woman still face trial in ...

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Auditions For ‘The Voice’ Coming To Arlington

  Auditions for the singing competition “The Voice” will be Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Those who want to try out during the open call should first go to NBCTheVoice.com and register as an artist. After registering, you’ll be given more information about the open audition.

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is hosting ‘Night Hike.’ It is Saturday (Jun 23) at 9:30 in the evening. The park’s camping areas close beginning Monday (Jul 9) we will continue to have our weekly Reading with the Ranger program on Thursdays at 10:00 am at the Pavilion. Our campgrounds ...

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MPISD – News

Photos: Audrey Courreges and Christi Rhodes Christi Rhodes and Connelly Cowan MPISD Students Receive American History Awards Mount Pleasant High School (MPHS) Junior Audrey Courreges and Mount Pleasant Junior High School 8th grader Connelly Cowan received awards from Woodmen Life for being the top American History students on their respective ...

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Jun 20)

Stephen Limbaugh | Margaret Perry Tuesday afternoon Paris Police arrested Stephen Limbaugh, 34, and Margaret Perry, 43. Officers were aware that Limbaugh had an outstanding parole violation warrant. The two were found to be in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and multiple prescription medications without a prescription. Limbaugh and Perry were both ...

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Paris ISD Names New Girls Sports Coordinator And Head Basketball Coach

  Jeff Chapman was named the girl’s coordinator and head girls basketball coach at the Paris ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. Chapman has more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing athletics programs in high school.  He has served as the girl’s basketball coach at Sulphur Springs High ...

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Mt Pleasant Verizon Store Robbed At Gunpoint

    Mt Pleasant PD Statement On June 19, 2018, at approximately 8:05 P.M., Officers were dispatched to 1009 South Jefferson Avenue (Verizon Store), about a robbery that had just occurred at that location. While in route, the Mount Pleasant Police Department Dispatch advised, the victim was held up at ...

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Fatal East Texas Crash

    At approximately 3:00 this morning, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on TX-149 in Panola County between Beckville and Tatum. Preliminary information from crash investigators indicates that the driver of a truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer was traveling north on TX-149 while the driver of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup was ...

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Career And Community Expo In Sulphur Springs

    Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting a Career & Community Resources Expo at the  First Baptist Church ROC, 120 Oak Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, June 28, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Exhibitor space is free of charge but limited. For additional information, call Workforce Solutions ...

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Titus County Bookings

    Bond has been set at $20,000 for Mt Pleasant man arrested after a domestic disturbance. Authorities charged 50-year-old Vincent Dean Sampson with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Family Violence. He remains in the Titus County Jail. Officials arrested 24-year-old Niko Antonio Perez in Titus County on two drug charges. ...

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Gladewater Woman Charged With Solicitation Of Murder

  Gregg County Deputies arrested a Gladewater woman accused of “Solicitation to Commit Murder.” Officials placed 23-year-old Deanna Aldredge under a $250,000. Texas Rangers and Gregg County Deputies are continuing the investigation, and no other details have been released.

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UPDATE Trooper Involved Incident In Greenville

Update from DPS –  The suspect involved in the Greenville incident has been identified as Matthias B. Slaughter, 30, of Garland.  Mr. Slaughter was treated and released from the hospital last night.  He was transported from the hospital to the Hunt County Jail without incident and charged with DWI, evading arrest ...

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