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Thomas on top in close Palestine mayor's race
The race for the City of Palestine Mayor came down to the wire Saturday with only 39 votes separating the mayoral candidates.
District 5 council member Therrell Thomas and local businessman Timothy Triplett were vying for the city’s top spot as mayor, with the unofficial votes coming in 471 to 432 in Thomas’ favor Saturday night.
PPD Drug Enforcement Unit seizes drugs, arrests six in 2 separate incidents
The newly-formed Palestine Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a total of six people over the last two days in attempt to crack down on the drug problem in Palestine.
FBI issues photos of 2 suspects in Boston bombing
The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack.
Palestine Regional Medical Center’s AMBUS responds to explosion in West
Palestine Regional Medical Center’s AMBUS unit, one of only 13 such units in the state of Texas, and a team of seven personnel were sent to West late Wednesday night to assist in the aftermath of the fertilizer plant explosion.
Former JP charged in Kaufman County DA slayings
A former justice of the peace has been charged with murder in the slayings of a North Texas district attorney and his assistant who prosecuted him for theft, officials announced Thursday.
Donation drives to help people of West ongoing
Palestine residents Nina and Havis Tatum and their 10-year-old daughter, Kaleena, watched the horror taking place in the central Texas town of West after a fertilizer plant exploded shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, rocking the town and causing major damage to dozens of homes, businesses, an apartment complex and a nursing home.
“We sat up and watched it on TV until after midnight,” Nina Tatum said Thursday morning.
West Explosion Update: Rescuers search ruins of Texas fertilizer plant
WEST— Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.
Daybreak revealed a breathtaking band of destruction extending outward from the West Fertilizer Co. in this small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco. The thunderous blast was so powerful that it shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away.
- Unknown number hurt, killed in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast
Texas fertilizer plant blast injures dozens
An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings.
Feds deny reports Boston Marathon bombing suspect is arrested
Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.
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