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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Bar fight sends two to jail Sunday

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An alleged bar fight early Sunday morning led to a brief chase and the arrest of two men.

Kerens man faces indecency charge

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A 53-year-old Kerens man has been indicted in connection to an alleged incident of indecency with a child that occurred on June 29.

Slaying victims identified

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Judge Jackie Miller released the names of two of the three people killed in a shooting-stabbing Saturday night in Bardwell.

Ennis man arrested in triple murder

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A 27-year-old Ennis man is in custody on charges of murder in connection to an alleged killing Saturday night in Bardwell

State asks for delay in murder trial

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The murder trial of suspected killer Jose Alvarado has been continued indefinitely at the request of the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office.

Police hunting for leads in Verizon break-in

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Ennis detectives have no leads after a break-in at the Verizon Wireless store on Ennis Avenue last week.

Sheriff issues scam alert

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The Ellis County Sheriff is warning residents about a debt-collection scam that has popped up.

Chief: Officer error freed suspect

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Police Chief John Erisman said an officer’s failure to follow proper procedure made it possible for a suspect to walk out of the Ennis municipal jail on Nov. 3.

Venus man gets 5 years

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On Monday, an Ellis County jury convicted Mahmod Suleiman Qalawi, 44, a butcher from Venus, of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — family violence. On Tuesday, the same jury sentenced Qalawi to five years in prison.

Burglar gets 15 years

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Online court records show Reynoldo Romero, indicted last November for a string of thefts in the Ferris area in 2011, pleaded guilty to burglary charges this month. Romero was sentenced to 15 years in a Texas Department of Corrections prison, according to online court records.

Naked burglar case ends in plea

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Randall Williford, an Ennis man accused of breaking into a woman’s house on N. Gaines St. in April while drunk and using her laundry facilities, has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and burglary.

EPD: Man impersonated U.S. marshal; arrest likely

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Ennis police are investigating a Thursday report that a man impersonated a U.S. Marshal to gain entry into an Ennis home.

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