Celeste – Another area school has closed due to a high absentee rate, bringing the number of school closures in the region to five this week alone.
Celeste ISD has cancelled classes for the remainder of the week, including next Monday. The announcement comes a day after Campbell, Trenton and Como-Pickton ISD's announced closings because of high absenteeism. Boles ISD has been closed since Tuesday.
Tyler – Tyler Police have issued an amber alert for 13-year-old Erika Faith White, who was last seen at the Richardson IHOP at Central Expressway and Spring Valley Road early Tuesday.
White is reportedly in the custody of 18-year-old Blake Austin Miller. Miller was described as a white male 5'-6" tall, 140 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes and severe acne. Erika is said to have blond hair and blue eyes, stands 5'-2" tall and weighs 105 lbs.
Paris – A Paris man is charged with eight counts, five drug-related, following the issuance of a warrant and his arrest yesterday.
26-year-old Jermaine Deon Ellis is said to have fled police on foot before later found hiding in a shed. Upon arrest, Ellis was found to be in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, and crack cocaine all in a drug free zone.
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