– The Hunt County Jail lawsuit has been expanded to include five more defendants, bringing the total to six, and increasing the damages sought to $30 million.
Hunt County formally filed suit against two Ft. Worth firms in 2009, claiming they both failed to adhere to warnings the jail was being built on unstable soil. Since it opened, the facility has reportedly experienced numerous issues including cracks in the walls.
Como – A tragic accident in Hopkins County has led to the death of an elderly Como man.
Authorities say 67-year-old Domingo Perez was burning trees at his home on FM 69 when one fell and he was trapped underneath. As no one was around at the time to assist him, Perez is believed to have been caught in the fire.
No foul play is suspected, but deputies are investigating.
Greenville – 25-year-old Matthew Charles Crow was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday morning.
According to State Troopers, Crow was driving an SUV along Hunt County Road 3315 (Old Mill Road), when his vehicle reportedly veered off the roadway, struck a fence and then a tree, ejecting the driver. Crow was the only occupant of the vehicle.
There's been no word as to the cause of the accident
Yantis – Investigators suspect another case of animal cruelty in Yantis at the same location where numerous horses were seized last month.
Wood County authorities received several calls in reference to the property on CR 1987, and later seized 12 horses.
On January 24, authorities rescued several horses, who've have since come under the custody of True Blue Animal Rescue. The horse's owner, 67-year-old Linda Hurley Jones, was charged with animal cruelty.
Commerce – Commerce Firefighters battled a grass fire Monday afternoon that ignited in the northern section of the city just east of Highway 24/50.
The origin of the blaze is believed along the train tracks, but a cause was unclear.
Fire Chief Brian McNevin says it took crews about 30 minutes to suppress the fire, which had spread to a nearby field. Officials remained on scene for another hour and a half to monitor the situation. McNevin says at no time was any property or any people in danger.