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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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Photo by Jez Timms

The North Texas Municipal Water District says residents need not worry about drinking water safety, despite the chlorine smell. 

This week’s news of avian flu contamination at a Hopkins County poultry farm has led China to halt imports of American chicken and eggs.

SPCA of Texas
SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas says 72 dogs were taken from an alleged puppy mill near Canton Tuesday. That number includes 12 dogs that were dead on the property.

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Photo by Andrew Pons

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Wisconsin Popular Health Institute this week released its annual report ranking the healthiest counties in the United States. Depending on which end you look at, Northeast Texas is either among the healthiest or least healthy parts of the state.

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Photo by John Towner

Health officials say they’ve found a strain of avian flu on a Hopkins County poultry farm. 

The Reno Police Department in Lamar County formally has a new chief. 

Commissioners in Hopkins County are closer to getting long-sought-after weight limits set for county roads.

The Associated Press Wednesday announced the finalists for the 2017 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters contest, recognizing great journalism in television and radio in 2017.

KETR, which competes in Division II radio (for stations outside of Texas' major metro hubs) will receive 11 TAPB Awards for work created last year. The announcement Wednesday lists the finalists for the awards; where the finalists finish will be announced at the TAPB Award banquet in Austin in April.

The finalists for Radio Division II are :

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Facebook photo

A tree-clearing crew working in Collin County this morning found a human skeleton close to where police once searched for a missing woman.

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Photo by Dan Gold

The Greenville ISD says it will begin a bilingual program starting next school year.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested a Prairiland High School senior Monday on charges of making terroristic threats. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Northeast Texas is finally out of drought. After several weeks of increasingly dry conditions regionwide, last week’s heavy rains removed all layers of drought status between Dallas County and Texarkana.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking to shut down online sales of illegal animals and animal parts around the Metroplex.

Fear of speaking. It’s actually true that it’s a bigger fear for people than flying, bugs, and even death.

For this episode of my podcast, Convo, I spoke with Eileen Sinett, a speech coach and owner of Speaking That Connects, in New Jersey.

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Photo by Pepi Stojanovski

A new report from WalletHub puts Texas near the bottom of the list in terms of property taxes and affordability. In fact, the report puts Texas sixth-to-last based on how much residents pay for what they own. 

Police in Sulphur Springs charged a Hopkins County man with murder after a shooting at a party in the city Saturday night. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

According to the Texas Water Development Board, Northeast Texas is still in a state of moderate drought, despite all the rain that fell on the area last week.

High school administrators in Savoy say a student who made threats against his classmates was removed from school this week. 

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TPWD photo

Almost two dozen homes in Rockwall flooded last night when Rockwall Lake overflowed. The flooding is the latest in a spate over overflows along spillways, roads, and streams around Northeast Texas this week

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Photo by Franck Veschi

Automation looks to replace skilled and unskilled worker alike by 2035, according to a report released Friday by LeisureJobs.com

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Photo by Noah Buscher

Farm income is going down, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The agency is projecting a nearly 7 percent drop in farm income this year. 

An investigative report published by Sports Illustrated Tuesday claims former Dallas Mavericks team president and CEO Terdeema Ussery sexually harassed and groped female employees at various points throughout his tenure.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought conditions continue to worsen across Texas as a whole, but recent rain here in Northeast Texas has either mildly improved or stanched worsening the nagging dry conditions. 

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Photo by Katie Montgomery

Austin is the country’s best capital city to live. That’s according to a new report released Tuesday by WalletHub. The study ranks Austin the number one state capital overall, based on factors like quality of education and healthcare, as well as economic wellbeing and quality of life.  

The Texas Department of Transportation announced today that work to widen FM 1629 in Fannin County will begin next month.

The more than $1.3 million    project will extend the road from State Highway 121 to State Highway 78.

Work is expected to be completed by October.

A Hunt County corrections officer was killed on Saturday in an accident with a semi-tractor trailer in Terrell.

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White House Photo

President Trump’s infrastructure plan, released this week, pays heavy attention to rural America. 

Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser is calling for more money to fight the illegal killing of animals. 

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KETR Photo

Earlier today the Texas Water Development Board approved half a billion dollars in funding towards the building of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County.  The money goes the North Texas Municipal Water District as part of a $1.1 billion investment in the reservoir project.

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