Bonham – Charges against a Fannin County man whose pit dogs attacked and mauled two people in 2008 have been dropped.
John Hardy Taylor reportedly had four pit bulls in the back of his truck when two of them jumped out and attacked 44-year-old Judy Pless and an 11-year-old girl who was riding her bike nearby. Both were flown to Dallas hospitals. The injuries were not life threatening.
Hunt County – Two missionaries, who died from injuries sustained during last week's earthquake in Haiti, have ties to Hunt County.
Rev. Clinton Rabb once lived in Wolfe City and graduated from the high school, while Jean Arnwine had relatives who live in the Celeste area.
Arnwine was part of an assembly affiliated with Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas who were volunteering at a clinic in the village of Petit Goave (Go-Aahv). Although Arnwine was rescued from the site, she died of her injuries Friday.
Tyler – Two more East Texas church have been heavily damaged by fire.
Firefighters battled a blaze at the First Church of Christ, Scientists in Tyler for several hours Sunday night. Saturday night's fire at Tyland Baptist Church in Tyler started in the church's sanctuary, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
There were no repots of any injuries from either blaze. AFT agents are helping to investigate all 7 of the recent church fires.