Paris – The missing Paris girl who first reported abducted, then said to have run away, has been located.
15-year-old Stephanie Phillips was the subject of an intensive search and investigation. She was taken into custody Wednesday following a brief foot chase by Paris police.
Initial reports indicated Phillips may have left the area with an unknown older man, but an investigation revealed she was a runaway. Police still wanted to find her due to the dangers of being a runaway.
Commerce – What appeared to be a vicious one vehicle wreck in Commerce Wednesday resulted in no major injuries.
Emergency crews responded to a report of an SUV that had rolled over and into a ditch. The incident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. along Loop 178 near the intersection of CR 4428.
Upon arrival, crews made contact with a female driver. She was safety extricated from the vehicle and briefly treated on scene. The driver did not require transport by ambulance and there were no passengers.
Commerce – Crews at Texas A&M University-Commerce are a step closer toward the installation of a road behind Whitley Hall.
The Commerce City Council last week approved a resolution for the project, which is designed to relieve the volume of traffic from Neal Street to Loop 178, and in turn take the pressure off motorists and improve safety for students crossing the Loop.
The preliminary plan shows Whitley Drive will sit approximately one-tenth a mile south of the Highway 50/Loop 178 intersection.
– There's a new identity theft scam being reported in the area.
The latest variation on phishing involves an apparent mass automated telephone call scheme, seeking account and personal identification numbers.
The call is claimed to be from American National Bank of Texas, claiming the recipients account has been closed or is in danger of being closed, requiring the recipient to submit their debit card or personal identification number.
Greenville – Jay Atkins won Tuesday's Republican Party primary runoff race for Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 2, and likely also claimed the position outright.
David McNabb did the same thing in winning the GOP runoff for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, while Sheila Linden won the Republican Party nomination in her Justice of the Peace race. Linden will face Democrat Sandra Kay Linson-Bell in November.