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UPDATE: Suspect surrenders after 5-hour standoff in Palestine
A suspect who eluded law enforcement agencies during a Saturday evening manhunt surrendered himself to authorities Monday night following a five-hour standoff with officers and negotiators at a Palestine residence.
Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures over 140
BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza dedicated in Palestine
The John H. Reagan Camp No. 2156 of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans officially opened its Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza Saturday following a parade and dedication ceremony at its location on private property in downtown Palestine.
H.S. Girls Basketball: Martin's Mill too much for Slocum in regional final
Much like in last year’s regional semifinal, Haily Jenkins and Martin’s Mill were too much for the Slocum girls’ basketball team in Saturday’s regional final.
Unlike a year ago, this year Martin’s Mill didn’t even give Slocum a chance to keep it close.
The state’s top-ranked team earned its eighth-straight trip to the state tournament here Saturday at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gym, using a 28-3 run in the first quarter to leave no doubt en route to a 70-34 victory.
Plane lands safely at Palestine airport after reporting problems with landing gear
A small plane landed safely at the Palestine Municipal Airport today after the pilot reported malfunctioning landing gear. Emergency personnel including firefighters, police, Department of Public Safety troopers and EMS were on the scene. More on this story as it develops.
BREAKING NEWS: Sanderson Farms to construct $92 million facilities in Anderson County
Sanderson Farms notified the City of Palestine and Anderson County today of its intent to build a poultry complex in the region. The announcement immediately followed the completion of the company’s annual stockholders meeting in Laurel, Miss.
Alleged abduction report determined to be false after Palestine Police investigation
The previous report of a possible child abduction from a school bus stop on Monday was determined to be a false report after an extensive investigation by the Palestine Police Department.
Palestine police investigating possible child abduction attempt
Palestine Police Department officers are currently working a possible child abduction during which a young female victim was allegedly taken from a school bus stop to a suspect’s home on Monday.
WISD board approves gun policy
Westwood Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the second and final reading of the “Guardian Plan” for Policy CKC (Local) Emergency Operations Monday night during a regular school board meeting — allowing board-designated and trained employees with concealed handgun licenses to carry handguns on school property.
UPDATE: County prosecutor killed near Kaufman Co. courthouse
KAUFMAN (AP) — An assistant district attorney was shot and killed Thursday morning near the North Texas county courthouse where he worked, and authorities said they were searching for two suspects.
Mark Hasse, 57, had exited his vehicle in the parking lot behind the Kaufman County Courthouse annex and was walking toward the building when he was shot multiple times just before 9 a.m., said Kaufman County spokeswoman Pat Laney. Hasse was taken away in an ambulance, but Laney did not know if he died at the hospital or en route.
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