Greenville – At approximately 12:42 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2009, officers with the Greenville Police Department responded to a call of a possible intoxicated person in the drive-through window of the Whataburger Restaurant, located at 6400 Wesley Street.
When officers arrived, witnesses at the scene stated that the suspect vehicle had driven around the building and back through the drive-through lane of the restaurant. Officers contacted the driver of a 1993 Chevrolet in the drive-through lane of the restaurant.
Commerce officials exploring options to help outgoing Zurn Pex employees later this year; Unemployment report for February shows slight decline in rate; Man gets 9.5 years in prison for possession marijuana in Hunt County; Two seperate accidents in Dike in Hopkins County this week, with one person killed; Paris Police arrest two following traffic stop that finds crack cocaine.
Commerce, TX – March Madness is back underway, Stars lost last night, Rangers lose to the Brewers 11 to 10, and the Mavs host denver tonight; A&M-C Spring Football Game is tomorrow; Sulphur Springs Middle School wins two first-place divisions at Commerce; and Dallas Police Officer Robert Powell is on suspension for March 17 Ryan Moats traffic stop.
Hunt County – A man with many names has been sentenced to prison for possessing marijuana in Hunt County. Sean Kay had listed multiple names and multiple addresses, according to criminal records. Whatever name he had used and no matter where he's lived, Kay will now be assigned a number and will call a state prison home.
A report Thursday by the Texas Workforce Commission finds the local unemployment rate declined between January and February, but there were fewer people employed in Hunt County last month than during any other February this century.
The county has lost more than 700 jobs and the unemployment rate has risen more than two full percentage points since February 2008. Last month's jobless rate was 6.9 percent, with January's rate at 7.3 percent.
Athens – Divers with the Texas Department of Public Safety have recovered the body of Jerry King, 72, of Athens from Richland Chambers Reservoir. He body was discovered at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Texas game wardens earlier had identified a return on side-scan sonar that proved to be King.
King and his grandson, 17-year-old Jerrod Rachel, were reported missing March 24 after King's pontoon boat was found lodged in standing timber near Hickey Island north of the U.S. Hwy 287 bridge on the 41,000-acre lake in Navarro County.
Severe weather continues to taunt the Northeast Texas region today, as the National Weather Service in Forth Worth has issued a tornado watch in effect for the area until 8 p.m.
Light to moderate rain has been falling throughout much of the week, with tornados even spotted last night in Montague County in North Texas. No injuries were reported, but golfball-size hail was said to have smashed some windshields. Tornadoes were also reported near Muenster and Nocona in North Texas yesterday.