Greenville – The City of Greenville is urging caution among residents following a confirmed case of a rabid skunk in the city.
The animal was found in the 5700 Block of Trinity on Tuesday. It was shipped for testing, coming back positive for rabies. This is the second such case of rabies in Hunt County this year, and the first in Greenville.
Citizens living in the area are being advised to have their animals vaccinated, restrain your pets from roaming free and avoid contact with wild animals.
Paris – A local woman is arrested in Paris for allegedly attempting to obtain a drug prescription.
Following a brief investigation yesterday, police took 51-year-old Vicki Bruner, of Yantis, into custody. The crime occurred at around 5 p.m. Thursday at CVS Pharmacy in the 3700 block of Lamar Avenue. She was charged with trying to obtain a controlled substance/prescription by fraud, a third degree felony.
Preliminary TAKS figures at Commerce ISD have administrators thinking positive; Greenville man gets prison time for robbery; Lone Oak man receives probation for hit and run incident; Memorial Day services and seatbelt enforcement over weekend; Lamar County youth offered summer jobs; New exhibit at Sam Rayburn museum in Bonham Saturday.
Lamar, Red River County – Lamar and Red River County residents are encouraged to apply for employment through the Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas Summer Youth Program.
The program will take place from June 15 to August 21. Persons between the ages of 14 and 24 can apply for summer jobs in county and city government sites, non-profit organizations and public education institutions.
Participants will be paid up to $7.25 an hour. To schedule an appointment, contact the Workforce Solutions office in Paris at 903-784-4356.
Lone Oak – A Hunt County man is placed on probation for a hit and run incident from last year.
Walker Dodson, of Lone Oak, left the scene of an accident which left two people seriously injured in March, 2008. On Wednesday, Dodson was placed on 10 years probation and was ordered to complete 600 hours of community service. He had previously pled guilty to the charge of failure to stop and render assistance. He was also ordered to cover any medical costs for one of the victims not covered by insurance.
Greenville – A prison sentence is handed down in a Greenville armed robbery case.
Jason Eugene Stevenson was convicted Tuesday on one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Stevenson was sentenced to seven years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division. He'll be eligible for parole after serving 3.5 years of prison time, considering he had no prior convictions.