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EPD: ‘Evidence irrefutable’


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Feds remain tight-lipped about raid


Both federal and local law enforcement officials are mum about the raid at a local ranch last Friday morning that found “guns, drugs, and money,” according to a Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman at the time. Since then, there’s been an apparent lock-down on the release of any information. But there’s more to this story, only […]

Lionettes, other groups ‘back the badge’


The Ennis High School Lionettes dance team, in conjunction with the Ennis American Legion and some Dallas area teachers, has taken the idea of “backing the badge” and put the thought into action, hand-delivering gifts to nine police departments across two states, with group member Jennifer Holland, a Dallas ISD teacher, saying there are more […]

Actors witnessed raid on restaurateur’s ranch

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A representative with the film company shooting a movie on Gustavo Jimenez’s 104.6-acre Ennis horse ranch said actors were present when federal, state and local authorities raided the property Friday. According to Alex Hernandez, a spokesperson for Producciones Cinematograficas, the actors were frightened for their safety when authorities stormed onto the property, wielding body armor […]

Ranch raid reveals drugs, guns, money


“A freak coincidence” is how law enforcement officials describe the timing of Gustavo Jimenez’s arrest. Jimenez, an Ennis man and the owner of Don Jose’s Mexican restaurant chain, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance Friday morning in Navarro County around the same time his horse ranch in Ennis was raided by federal, state […]

Restaurant owner’s home raided


Story corrected to show the property searched was 345 Cody Road. BREAKING, Exclusive to the EDN The Ennis Daily News received word of police activity in the 300 block of Cody Road at about 8 a.m. Friday morning. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed exclusively by the newspaper that local, state and federal law enforcement […]

Inmate jail death still under investigation

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The May 3 death of 30-year-old Joshua Krajca while he was being held at the Ennis jail remains under investigation after more than three months, according to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Sara Warren. Get the full report in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now!

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