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Trooper, bystander save driver from burning car
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:42:27 +0000

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and a bystander helped rescue a crash victim from a burning vehicle Thursday morning on Farm to Market Road 1541, Trooper Christopher Ray said in a release.

About 11:50 a.m., Trooper Judy Haley came across a two-vehicle wreck just south of Camp Don Harrington.

A 2014 Ford Edge had crossed the center stripe of the highway, colliding with a 2005 Chevrolet pickup towing a travel trailer before crashing into a fence.

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Man gets life for child sex assault
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Rusk County man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

DPS offers tips for safe Halloween
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:01:47 +0000

As the streets begin to fill with tiny goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the Texas Department of Public Safety has a few tips to keep kids safe on Halloween.

Drivers should eliminate distractions, slow down and not drink and drive. Those in costume should avoid toy guns and knives, as they can be mistaken for the real thing; wear light colors or reflective material and consider face paint instead of a mask that could hinder vision.

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Firefighters battle blaze on North Madison Street
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:09:31 +0000

Amarillo firefighters brought a blaze under control Thursday night in the 400 block of North Madison Street, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Dan Bush said.
at 11:04 p.m., firefighters responded to the call, and found the front side of a house on the block was fully engulfed in flames.
The blaze was brought under control by 11:20 p.m., and fire investigators were en route to determine a cause.
No injuries were reported. The house is occupied, though no one was at home when the fire broke out, authorities said.



’Tis the season for shopping
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500
Holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching. Consumers will soon be swiping their debit or credit cards or adding items to their online shopping bags.

Ex-husband of missing Kilgore woman arrested on separate charge
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Harrison County man, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-wife in Kilgore, was arrested Thursday at his home outside Hallsville in what authorities say is an unrelated case.

Gregg offers final chance for discount on tax bill
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the final day Gregg County taxpayers can enjoy a 3 percent discount on this year’s tax bill, a treat that diminishes monthly until 2015, Tax Assessor/Collector Kirk Shields said Thursday.

Candidate forum slated Saturday
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Registered Voters of East Texas is holding a candidate forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring candidates who are vying for contested county positions in the Nov. 4 general election.


Today last chance to cast early ballot
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the last day of early voting before Tuesday’s general election.


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