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Scott Morgan

Host: All Things Considered

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.

Scott's role is to present up-to-the-minute local news during All Things Considered each afternoon here on 88.9 KETR, and he also contributes as a reporter to other news products from the station.

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An unusual accident in Wood County sent a tree trimmer to the hospital Monday.

James Avery, founder of James Avery Artisan Jewelry, died Monday at age 96.

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Gov. Greg Abbott says Nov. 6 is the day for a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Republican State Rep. Larry Phillips. That's the same day voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in state and congressional races. 

Funeral Services for slain Dallas police officer Rogelio Santander were held Tuesday in Rockwall. Officer Santander died following a shootout in a Dallas Home Depot last week.

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Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter says he's “100 percent confident” that the county will not have to take over operations after Florida-based GEO Group walks away from the Fannin County Jail management contract in June.

GEO announced it would be terminating the contract, including 121 jobs at the facility, earlier this month. That's a full year and a quarter before the contract actually expires, next September.

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Springtime in Texas is a pretty good deal, most days. The weather's warmer than much of the country and it's always tempting to take a stroll through the yard or the woods.

But all, of course, is not perfect. Springtime in Texas also means the beginning of tick season. 

Florida-based GEO Group, the management company in charge of operations at the Fannin County Jail says it will end its business with county on June 19.

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U.S. Drought Monitor

While Northeast Texas has been out of drought and generally under moderate fire risk since March, wildfires are burning across the Panhandle.

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Rancid-smelling organic material in Lake Lavon has water quality crews looking into the matter. 

A forensic audit of the Greenville ISD could lead to a criminal investigation by the city Police Department. The audit by Columbus Alexander claims there is no evidence of how $54 million was spent following a 2014 referendum.

City officials in Princeton wanted a new look for their growing Collin County town. They recently introduced a new logo – and residents utterly hate it.

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from A Sulphur Springs man sentenced in the 2000 murder of a city woman. 

A police chase through Rockwall and Hunt Counties Saturday ended when a Wills Point man crashed near Quinlan. The chase that led to that crash reportedly stemmed from a different crash earlier. 

A new report on Texas homebuying trends shows the rates of African-American and Asian-American buyers are going up. The report was released Wednesday by the Texas Association of Realtors. 

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SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas seized 87 animals from a self-described sanctuary near Canton Tuesday. Another 50 dead horses were found around the property, according to an SPCA press release issued today.

Note: This story is an amended version of an earlier article that appeared on KETR.org.

Online classified website Backpage.com was permanently shutdown Monday. 

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from Rockwall Pediatrics

A Rockwall County pediatrician has had his medical license indefinitely suspended allegedly throwing a child against a wall and other alleged erratic behavior. 

Anyone calling you for not showing up for jury duty is probably a scammer. 

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office says the two people involved in a murder-suicide in Lucas were a father and daughter. 

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Photo by Emma Anderson

Hunt County DA Nobie Walker says he’s asked the Texas Rangers to investigate the shooting of a dog by Commerce’s interim police chief. Interim Chief Jason Rector is accused of shooting a dog while on duty in March. The dog later died from the wound.

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Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks has retracted his statement that Michael Chambers may have committed suicide.

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Medicare.gov

Beware of scammers and con artists. That’s good advice for life, but apropos of what some police departments in Northeast Texas want you to know. 

Soggy weather is adding up to a potential infrastructure headache in Greenville. 

Spring means gardening here in Northeast Texas. In Bonham, it also means getting together to trade seeds, ideas and recipes with fellow gardeners. Every second and fourth Thursday, members of the Neighborhood Seed Exchange program meet at Bonham Public Library to discuss gardening tips for growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Library Technician Vickie Stanley runs the Seed Exchange program, which features a seed catalog that replaced the old card catalog. For free, she says, anyone can come in and get some seeds, or leave some seeds.

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Spring is in the air and in the water, which means it’s an ideal time for invasive species to spread in Texas lakes.

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Texas-based Standard Meat Company has recalled more than 53,000 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with aalmonella. 

A 31 year-old Celeste man shot by deputies in 2016 is suing the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. 

TexDOT says it will hold a public meeting in Sherman next week to lay out its plans for SH-75 through Grayson County. 

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted to roll back some Dodd-Frank banking rules. Small bankers say the move is a long-awaited good thing.

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