Cumby – State Troopers Friday morning identified the deceased driver as 85-year-old Melvin Clyde Bryant, of Farmersville.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at approximately 3:17 p.m. Thursday between the 110 and 109 mile markers near Cumby.
According to the Department of Public Safety office in Garland, a car was traveling behind a semi pulling a trailer when the car reportedly drove up underneath the back of the trailer, killing the driver.
Greenville – A Greenville physician and Marine veteran will be awarded the Silver Star for his efforts during the Korean War.
Dr. James Nicholson's actions on April 22, 1951 have been dubbed daring and courageous, as he and his team were able to fend off enemy forces despite being severely outnumbered.
Nicholson's platoon was sent about 20 miles outside their main line of resistance to probe the area and determine exactly where the Chinese Red Army was, who were poised to strike the Marine Corps lines.
Commerce – We're learning more about the closing of the Covidien plant in Commerce and how and when it will impact their suppliers and employees.
Last week, KETR fist reported that the global healthcare products leader would begin layoffs of their more than 300 full-time employees in September, 2012, in an effort to maximize the company's efficiency. A final closure of the plant will take place in December, 2012.
Greenville, TX – Years ago, back when lawnmowers were powered by nothing more than sheer human strength, maintaining your lawn seemed much less complicated than it is today. There's enough lawn and garden equipment on the market today to completely take over a garage. There are also many different types of grasses available today--each having its own maintenance requirement. So how does a person know what to do when it comes to keeping their lawn looking its best? Here are a few basic and simple steps to follow.
Greenville – The trial of a Mexican national, facing six felony counts following a shootout with police last summer, has again been pushed back.
Trial for Francisco Javier Davila-Rodriguez had been scheduled to begin Monday on all charges, but during a hearing this week, the trial was reset to December 26.
Davila-Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to all six charges. He had been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in February to determine if he was competent to stand trial. Results have not been released.
Franklin County – Authorities have determined the identity of a body found in the trunk of a burned out vehicle nearly two weeks ago.
Sean Andrew Lam, of Rockwall, was the owner of a liquor and beer store in Newsome in Camp County.
The vehicle was located in a secluded area of southern Franklin County north of Winnsboro. District Attorney Martin Braddy says Lam was last seen leaving the liquor store late on the evening of Friday, May 20, a day before the burned vehicle was found.
Paris – Information is sought into a string of vandalism in Paris reportedly caused by kids armed with BB guns.
According to police, there have been at least 13 reported incidents where juveniles have shot out windows in neighborhoods since May 20. On more than one occasion, persons have seen a group of two to three African American male juveniles leaving the area riding bicycles, ranging in ages from 12 to 16.
Cumby, TX – Daily arrivals of seasonal produce at Rockin' H Gardens at the Craven's Corner turnoff to Cumby two miles east of Commerce are attracting shoppers seeking the region's finest fruits and vegetables as they come off the vine. David and Tammie Hughes have just stocked their first Pittsburg peaches and plums of the season. Cumby tomatoes are expected on their shelves into another two weeks.