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Local jailed for arson in house fire

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Ennis police arrested a man Thursday in connection to a Jan. 26 fire that left his family without a home.

Ennis man indicted in Bardwell murders

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The man accused of killing three members of the Goff family in Bardwell in November 2013 has been indicted for capital murder of multiple victims.

ECSO probes inmate death

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Feb. 2 death of an inmate.

EPD: Card fraudsters jailed

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The Ennis Police Department arrested a couple Tuesday suspected of using fraudulent credit cards to buy thousands of dollars worth of merchandise illegally, and one suspect faces more than $400,000 in bond.

Woman, 22, dies in crash near Bardwell

An Ennis native died Sunday in a crash between a motorcycle and an automobile near Bardwell.

One booked after chase for theft charges


An Ennis man wanted on multiple theft charges attempted to flee police Thursday before surrendering without further incident.

Verdict expected in child porn case

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Both the prosecution and the defense rested Wednesday afternoon as the trial of Jeffrey Dean Gerron draws to a close.

Hundreds of photos revealed in child porn trial

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Prosecutors in the child pornography case against 43-year-old Jeffrey Dean Gerron presented more than 500 photos to the jury on Tuesday, all of which investigators allege came from Gerron’s home computer.

Amber Alert girl returns

The 16-year-old Red Oak girl reported missing early Tuesday was found later that night in an Arlington apartment.

EPD: Former cop jailed in assault case

Ennis police said they arrested a former Corsicana police officer on Wednesday in connection to an alleged family assault.

Porn case nears trial

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A 43-year-old Ennis man accused of possessing child pornography is expected to go to trial this month.

Homeowner foils attempted burglary

An Ennis homeowner stopped an attempted burglary Sunday at his home, police said.

Crash claims a life

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A Waxahachie man was killed and three others were injured Saturday night in a rollover crash on U.S. 287.

EPD jails one in drive-by

Ennis police on Monday arrested one suspect wanted in connection with a New Year’s Day shooting, while another remains at large.

Murder case delayed


Court records confirm a new tentative date for the Lynda Cayard murder trial in April.

Killer facing 15-year lockup

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The man who pleaded guilty to the murder of 19-year-old Sonya Ballinger on Thursday accepted a 15-year prison term in his plea agreement, said Amy Lockhart, the chief felony prosecutor for the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office.

Quinn pleads to murder

A man arrested on suspicion of murder in August 2012 reportedly accepted a plea agreement on Thursday.

2-county chase case leads to indictments

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Ennis police reportedly chased Luis Alcaron, 22, of Dallas and Joshire Nicholson, 24, of Dallas  into Dallas County after a theft Wednesday. The pair allegedly had three children in the vehicle.

A pair accused in October of running from police with three children in their vehicle have been formally charged by an Ellis County grand jury.

Christmas morning altercation ends in arrest

Police arrested a 38-year-old Ennis man early Christmas morning for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and preventing her from calling the police.

Conditions cancel Santa Cop concert

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The Ennis Police Officers Association postponed its annual Santa Cop concert as conditions made it too difficult for bands to make the Saturday show.

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