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Mt Pleasant Emergency Management Drill

    The Mount Pleasant Fire Department will direct a mock drill today between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm dealing with a simulated tornado in Titus County. It will provide extensive training and hone existing skills of local emergency responders in the city and county. The training will ensure that ...

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Upshur County Gambling Raid

    Upshur County Deputies and Gilmer Police seized more than 80 gaming machines and other electronic devices in Pritchett and raided a separate gaming room in Gilmer Wednesday morning. Authorities plan to turn over a case of “engaging in organized criminal activity” to the District Attorney’s Office in connection ...

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East Texas Oilfield Battery Struck By Lightning

    A tank battery was destroyed after it was struck by lightning and ignited at an oilfield site near Hallsville. The ensuing fire burned seven acres of hay meadows in the area. Hallsville and West Harrison firefighters battled the blaze. There were no injuries.

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East Texas Fugitive Captured In Henderson County

    An East Texas woman on the run for more than a year has been arrested by Henderson County Deputies. Authorities found 38-year-old Tiffany Williams, of Athens, near FM 175. Search dogs and additional deputies assisted in the search through a wooded area. A man who was allegedly going ...

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ET Elementary School Counselor Charged

  An East Texas elementary school counselor has been indicted after she allegedly had a relationship with a student. Smith County is charging 32-year-old Barbara Orpineda, of Arp, with improper relationship between educator and a student and sexual assault of a child.

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ET Man Bonds Out Of Jail After Fatal Crash

    An East Texas man is free on bond following a fatal weekend accident in Harrison County that also injured two people. They are accusing 48-year-old  Brian Keith Woods, of Longview, of hitting three pedestrians who had stopped to help a driver parked on the side of the road. ...

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Jasper Preacher, Family Sentenced In DETCOG Conspiracy

    A Jasper, Texas couple and their daughter have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Walter Diggles, 66, his wife, Rosie Diggles, 64, both of Jasper, and their daughter, Anita Diggles, 42, of Houston, ...

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DPS Ramps Up Enforecement

DPS Ramps Up Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 25, through Monday, May ...

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR® Products Set for This Weekend (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of specific water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Both take ...

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (May 23)

Lindsay Goff Tuesday just before 4:30, Paris Police worked a fraud complaint in the 1300-block of Clarksville. Officers arrested Lindsay Goff, 40, who allegedly attempted to pick up prescriptions that she knew someone had called in fraudulently. Mallory Wright Just after 9:00 Tuesday night officers responded to a theft complaint ...

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UPDATE – Four-Vehicle Fatal Crash In Smith County

    DPS says that the driver of a 2000 Oldsmobile passenger car was traveling westbound on IH-20 in the eastbound lanes of traffic. The Oldsmobile struck a 2017 Dodge Ram truck towing a flatbed trailer in the eastbound inside lane. At the same time, the driver of a 2012 ...

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Sulphur Springs Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

    Special Crimes Unit Officers arrested 22-year-old Jackson Blaze Gilreath, of Sulphur Springs, on felony drug charges. He allegedly sold methamphetamine on two occasions to the officers. He’s charged with two counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and remains in the Hopkins County jail on a ...

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Trial In Hunt County For Woman Charged With Sexual Assault

    The trial continued Tuesday in Hunt County District Court for a woman charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Officials arrested 38-year-old Shenae Monshae Stephenson on the charge last October and the assault allegedly happened in August of 2016. The charge is a first-degree felony.

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Former East Texas Police Chief Charged

    Former Crandall Police Chief Billy Wayne Kilgore has been arrested in Kaufman County for allegedly stealing firearms from the department evidence locker and tampering with evidence in the investigation. He’s also charged with stealing money from the locker. His bond was set at $30,000.

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Indictments Returned Against Accused Dallas Cop Killer

    A Dallas County grand jury has returned indictments for the man charged in the shooting death of Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander and the wounding of Officer Crystal Almeida and Home Depot loss prevention officer Scott Painter. They charged 30-year-old Armando Juarez with Capital Murder and two counts ...

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Investigation Into Alleged Voter Fraud In Kaufman County

    Texas Rangers and the Texas Attorney General’s Office are expected in Kaufman County today in connection with the seizure of nearly 600 Republican absentee ballots. The order stems from allegations of election fraud in the March 6 Primary and the May 7 Terrell ISD School Board election.

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PJC Makes Curriculum And Personnel Changes

  In order to smooth the transfer path for students planning to go on to a bachelor’s degree, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents made a few additions to the core curriculum. The State approves a basic core curriculum and 42 hours of any of those classes are guaranteed ...

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Texas Primary Runoff Election Results

  In the Republican Primary Run-off Election Tuesday, Kevin Anderson defeated Tracy Crawford 518 – 155. He will become the next Lamar County Commissioner for Precinct 4 because he has no Democratic opponent in the November General Election. In the Hopkins County Republican Primary Run-off election, Danny Davis defeated Andrea ...

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Sally Ride Stamp Launches

Stamp’s image credited to ©2018 USPS. SAN DIEGO — Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist and dedicated educator who inspired the nation, will be commemorated on a Forever stamp tomorrow. Share the news using the hashtags #SallyRideForever and #AstronautStamps. The Sally Ride Forever stamp ...

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