Commerce – A motorist crashes his vehicle through the side of a Commerce apartment complex, injuring the resident.
Police say the accident occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Monroe.
The driver told officers that he had just turned north onto Monroe street when he saw a vehicle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed. He was frightened, quickly turned right and lost control of the vehicle. The crash caused heavy damage to the building.
Commerce – An investigation by University Police at A&M-Commerce has determined that a reported sexual assault earlier this month was false and did not occur.
In a statement issued Thursday, authorities said that while all reports are taken seriously, the university community is reminded that false reports carry a penalty under Texas State Law. There was no immediate word on a possible punishment against the assault's accuser.
Commerce – The Commerce ISD will contemplate a reduction in its workforce during a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees Thursday night.
Officials will first meet in a closed-door executive session on the matter, and then later discuss possibly implementing the reduction in open session. The Board is scheduled to determine action on a financial emergency and/or program change requiring a reduction in force.
– Increased patrols by Texas Highway Patrol Troopers over spring break led to the arrest of 17 intoxicated drivers in the region.
Authorities in the North Texas District, which several counties along the Red River from Cooke County on east to Bowie County, were able to work 242 hours in addition to the regularly scheduled shifts.
Troopers patrolled high risk areas for impaired driving during peak times from March 12 to March 20.