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East Texas Forgeries Under Investigation

    Gilmer police are investigating after multiple forged checks were passed at First National Bank in Gilmer and in Pittsburg. The pair may be suspects in other East and Northeast Texas forgeries.

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MPISD – News

      Some schools now have a “Clear Bag” policy for sporting events. More schools are going to this. Mt Pleasant may do this at some point. Right now the ones that require this are the following schools: MARSHALL TYLER LONGVIEW PINE TREE     MPHS Students Named to ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Sep 20)

Kelly Shane Hearne A Paris Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 2100-block of E. Cherry for an expired registration. Police arrested the driver Kelly Shane Hearne, 51, of Paris, on outstanding traffic warrants. During the inventory of the vehicle, officers located methamphetamine. Hearne was charged with possession of a ...

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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 09.20.18

    Chamber Connection-September 20th The deadline has come and gone for last year’s cooks to keep their stew site, but we have a few sites left in the 49th Annual Stew Cook-off.  The absolute deadline for entry into the contest is Friday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m.  All cooks ...

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Workshop Will Focus On Sexual Abuse And Assault Awareness

  An upcoming short workshop will focus on how to keep children and other vulnerable populations safe from sexual abuse and assault. The workshop is at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, at Downtown Food Pantry, 124 W. Cherry St., in Paris. Hosted by the pantry and United Way of Lamar County, ...

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Sulphur Springs Man Sent To Prison After Probation Revoked

Eighth District Judge Eddie Northcutt has revoked the probation for a man arrested in August on multiple charges. Officials arrested 26-year-old Jeffrey Edward Mowrer for Tampering with Evidence, drug violations, weapons, and evading charges. He was sentenced to five years in prison and was judged to be a habitual criminal, meaning if he ...

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FBI Raids Hughes Springs Residence

The FBI raided a residence just off Hwy 11 on CR 2998 south of Hughes Springs early Wednesday morning. The raid involved about 100 federal agents, drones, a chopper, and ATVs. The raid was part of an investigation into drug and weapons trafficking and several arrests were made. There was also ...

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Mt Pleasant Man Faces Multiple Charges

Titus County Deputies arrested 36-year-old Joseph Russell Elswick of Mt Pleasant on multiple charges. He’s accused of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Mischief, and three counts of Burglary of a Habitation. His bond was set at $5,000 on the drug charge. No bond set on the others.

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Red Cross Volunteer Meeting

The American Red Cross is looking for people from Titus, Franklin and Morris counties who would be willing to be trained to help their community prepare and respond to emergencies. If you might be interested, come to a volunteer information meeting today at 4:30 pm at the Mt Pleasant Public ...

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NE Texas Man Guilty Of Smash And Grab ATM Theft

A man who rammed a stolen truck he was driving through a grocery store in Texarkana and stole an ATM has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors. A court sentenced 35-year-old Joshua Lamar Rigsby to ten years in prison. That sentence will begin after he finishes serving a six-year sentence ...

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New Trial For NE Texas Man Results In Plea Bargain

A Northeast Texas man whose two life sentences plus 20 years for child sexual abuse were overturned by the Sixth Court of Appeals has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors. The court accepted 62-year-old Donald Harrell’s guilty plea to a single-count of Injury to a Child and was sentenced to ...

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White Sox Pitcher And MP Native Michael Kopech Has Tommy John Surgery

The White Sox announced Wednesday that rookie right-hander Michael Kopech of Mt Pleasant underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, and he is home recovering from a successful procedure. The operation was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Kopech is expected to make a full recovery in time to ...

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AG Pax­ton Announces Final Vic­to­ry For Texas In Vot­er ID Case

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today declared a final victory in his fight to preserve Texas’ common-sense voter ID law. A U.S. District Court judge agreed with Texas that the plaintiffs’ remaining claims must be dismissed because the case is now moot and the plaintiffs are not entitled to ...

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Two Texas Men Among Three Charged In $364 Million Ponzi Scheme

Federal prosecutors in Maryland say, three men, including two from North Texas, are facing charges in a $364 million investment scheme that entrapped more than 400 victims nationwide. Authorities arrested 54-year-old Jay Ledford of Westlake and 28-year-old Cameron Jezierski of Fort Worth and charged them with conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft, and ...

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Paris Ducks Unlimited Banquet Tonight

  Join Ducks Unlimited tonight for their Annual Banquet at the Elks Lodge in Paris. Doors open at 5:30, and dinner is at 7:00. There are door prizes, auction items, and lots of fun and lots of other hunters. Call Mike Endsley at 903-784-2333 for tickets and more information.

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Paris PD Says A Woman Made Bomb Threat At Tejas Plaza

Paris Police say it was a woman that phone in a bomb threat to “Express Employment” in Tejas Plaza this week, the second such threat in the past eight days. The suspect told an employee that everyone needed to leave the building. The buildings were evacuated. The business and the ...

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Escaped Cattle Run Loose In Texas Rush Hour Traffic

Police in a Southlake responded to a busy road to round up a herd of escaped cattle running loose in morning rush hour traffic. The Southlake Department of Public Safety said drivers on South Kimball Avenue reported delays during the morning rush Tuesday due to cows blocking their vehicles. “YES, ...

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America’s Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual list of the most stolen vehicles. Nationwide, the report finds that in 2017, the Honda Civic was the most stolen car overall. The report said 45,062 Honda Civics were stolen last year. The Honda Accord was the second most stolen vehicle, ...

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Old Dominion’s Special Show In Today’s Nashville Roundup

Rolling Stone magazine claims Old Dominion played a charity show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday. They raised $40,000 for two charities and were joined on stage by Kenny Chesney, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and Michael Ray. People magazine claims Carrie Underwood is going to perform at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, October ...

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Mt Pleasant ISD – News

MPHS Electrical Project on Display at Lowe’s Service Manager Brett Harmon, Hipolito, and Monroy MPHS Electrical Technology students Eliab Monroy and Giovanni Hipolito built an Electrical Display project last year that won multiple awards at the District and State levels. Their project is currently on display at Lowe’s in Mount ...

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