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Sheriff: Mom killed family

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CORSICANA — A Rice-area mother fatally shot her husband and three sons in their home before killing herself with a shot to the head, the Navarro County sheriff said Tuesday.

Sheriff: Wife killed husband, 3 sons, self

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CORSICANA — A Rice-area mother fatally shot her husband and three sons in their home before killing herself with a shot to the head, the Navarro County sheriff said today.

5 slain in Rice

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Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said he and his detectives currently consider the two adults and three children found dead in a rural Rice home Sunday night to be victims of a murder-suicide.

Local man busted for exposure

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A 53-year-old Walmart employee surrendered to authorities Wednesday pending charges of indecent exposure.

Ferris police file charges in July sex case

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Ferris police arrested one man in connection to a July 7 sexual assault, and expect to arrest another in the next few days.

Shooter pleads guilty

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The man who shot Ennis resident Eric Rasco in March pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Alleged serial burglars busted

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Ennis police arrested two men over the weekend in connection to a number of car burglaries over the past month.

Venus man convicted in crash that killed officer

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An Ellis County jury found Dylyn Richards guilty Thursday afternoon of intoxication manslaughter in the July 2012 death of Waxahachie Police Officer Josh Williams.

Trial in officer’s death continues

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The state on Tuesday began its case against the 24-year-old man accused of killing a Waxahachie police officer in a drunk driving incident.

Trial to start in cop’s death

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The Venus man accused in the death of former Waxahachie Police Department officer Josh Williams last summer is set for trial Tuesday.

Cruelty case puts woman in prison

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An Ellis County jury has sentenced a Dallas woman to the maximum allowable sentence for animal cruelty.

Felon gets 68 years

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An Ellis County jury has handed down a 68-year sentence to an Italy man in a drug possession case last week.

Police jail local in child sexual assault

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Ennis police are awaiting forensics testing results after arresting a local man pending charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Sheriff opposes jail plan

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to further discuss plans for jail privatization, but Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown said he’s not on board.

16 times a felon, jailed for 80 years

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A Waxahachie man convicted this week on his 15th and 16th felony charges now faces 80 years and 20 years in prison for drugs on two counts.

Fourth holiday DWIs tallied

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Texas Department of Public Safety troopers made more than 1,100 DWI arrests during a 10-day special enforcement period, which included the July 4th holiday. The DWI enforcement effort from June 28 – July 7 included funding from a Texas Department of Transportation grant.

Deputy reports woman attacked during arrest

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a woman after she allegedly struck an officer responding to a domestic violence incident.

Plea wraps up set of cases for Ennis man

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An 18-year-old Ennis man has accepted a plea agreement for seven years in state prison for charges that include burglary, car theft and aggravated assault.

Two plead in EHS burglary

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Two of the three teenagers accused of breaking in to Ennis High School last September have accepted plea deals for probation.

Escape suspect faces indictment

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Alleged escape suspect William Lewis has been indicted for fleeing captivity.

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