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Grand Jury indicts trio accused of shooting at police

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The three people accused of shooting at police and leading them on an hours-long manhunt July 12 were indicted by an Ellis County Grand Jury last week. The full details on this story and more are in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Bless the Blue

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About 40 people from the Ennis community gathered in front of the police station Wednesday afternoon to take part in the “Pray for the Blue” event as part of the ongoing “Back the Blue” week in the city. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Local man killed in motorcycle accident

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An Ennis man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident Sunday around 12:30 a.m. according to a crash report issued by the Ennis Police Department. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Back the Blue Week in full swing

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As part of the Back the Blue Week in Ennis, locals have responded by displaying ribbons and signs across town… Get more details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Trial set for former Maypearl top cop

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The former police chief in Maypearl is set to appear in court Dec. 12 after rejecting a plea bargain agreement at the end of August. Kevin Coffey was indicted on four charges and will now stand trial accused of sexual performance by a child, sexual assault of child, indecency with a child by contact, and […]

Ruben’s family reserves judgement, looks for answers

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Moses Ruben’s former wife and brother-in-law said they were unsure of any reason the 36-year-old man would ram Ennis Police Department cruisers and drive at officers on Monday night, alleged actions police say resulted in Ruben being fatally shot by two EPD officers. The family members also disputed claims of his practicing sovereign citizenship and […]

EPD: ‘Evidence irrefutable’

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The Ennis Police Department took to social media Wednesday, backing its original statement to the media regarding Moses Ruben, the man shot and killed during a traffic stop Monday night. However, police officials explained that the original Facebook post was taken down due to “false assumptions, inconsiderate comments and vulgar attacks between posters on this […]

Accused Mexia dealers arrested with drugs, gun

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Two Mexia men who claimed to be visiting a friend in Ennis were arrested Tuesday and accused of dealing drugs after police found a firearm and an aerosol can with a false bottom containing a combined 37 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana in their vehicle. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition […]

Eyewitnesses say violence unwarranted for Ruben

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Eyewitness accounts from the scene where Moses Ruben was fatally shot by Ennis police officers on Monday night said they felt the incident did not warrant the violent response from the officers based on events they say they watched transpire. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Man fatally shot by police had no history of violence

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Moses Ruben, the man fatally shot during a traffic stop Monday night, was leaving from his daughter’s mother’s Ennis home when Ennis police pulled him over, according to Ruben’s cousin, Boosie Collins. Collins told the EDN although Ruben is referred to as a Dallas man, he, in fact, moved to Ennis two weeks ago to […]

Be sure to stop!

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Just two weeks into the 2016 school year, two Austin ISD students, one elementary age and the other high school-age, were struck by vehicles after exiting their school buses and attempting to cross the street. Following the incidences, AISD police reported their stop arm cameras caught between 900 and 1,000 violators of drivers failing to […]

Dallas man killed in officer-involved shooting

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Ennis Police shot and killed a Dallas man around 9 p.m. Monday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a patrol car during a traffic stop along Kaufman Street. An officer stopped Moses Ruben, 36, in The Way, Truth and Life Church parking lot in the 1700 block of North Kaufman Street for […]

Alleged meth dealers arrested in sting

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Two suspected Waxahachie methamphetamine dealers were arrested in a controlled buy operation Monday after an informant helped set up the deal, according to Ennis police. Get this story and more in the Wednesday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

DPS car chase ends in standoff

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A high speed chase along US 287 late Sunday afternoon ended in a tense stand-off. Get the rest of this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

CNN to air Gonzales murder documentary

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A gruesome Ennis murder is receiving the national spotlight more than four years after the trail went cold in pursuit of Jennifer Puente, the prime suspect in the murder of 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales. Pick up the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News for details on this story and more…

EPD looks to fill critical vacancies

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Ennis Police Department officials are working to fill three critical vacancies in the department’s ranks that have occurred in the past six weeks. Find the details for this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Minter tried to get beyond issues in his past

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Family and friends paint a mixed picture of Eric Minter, the man shot and killed Saturday on Spur 469 right outside Ennis. Get the rest of this story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Wife says Minter was murdered

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Amanda Minter said she was trying to get her husband, Eric Minter, to leave her ex-roommate Peter Amador’s property Saturday when he was shot and killed. Read about the latest details in this developing story only in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Sheriff’s office investigates fatal shooting

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A fatal shooting that stemmed from an altercation between two former roommates in Ennis is under investigation by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said 29-year-old Eric Minter, a Waxahachie resident, was shot and killed after an “incident occurred Saturday evening in the 4100 block of Spur 469.” He was taken to Ennis Regional Medical […]

New CCPD budget would fund programs, future facility

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The Crime Control and Prevention District board passed a budget Thursday night that will now go to the City Commission. Included in the proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year budget of more than $1.4 million are dollars to fund programs as well as money set aside for a future police facility, the cost of which is still […]

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