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Killer sentenced to 34 years

Jennifer Samantha Puente, 18, and Jose Manuel Alvarado, 29.

Jose Manuel Alvarado, one of two people connected to the March 2012 murder of 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales, pleaded guilty Thursday and received a 34-year prison sentence.

Man busted for drugs following alleged threat

An alleged threat ended with two people in jail after a police stop yielded drugs and a warrant arrest, according police reports.

Fallen officers honored

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WAXAHACHIE — First responders from across Ellis County met Wednesday morning at Courthouse Park to honor the 15 police and firemen from Ellis County who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Arrest made in 2008 killing

Ennis police spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson said the suspect in a February 2008 killing was arrested Tuesday by authorities in South Carolina.

Man busted in daytime burglary

Ennis police arrested a 33-year-old Ennis man after a homeowner foiled a brazen daylight burglary Tuesday.

Cayard found not guilty of murder

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An Ellis County jury found 58-year-old Lynda Cayard not guilty of the 2012 killing of her husband Michael Cayard.

Sunday fight leads to drug warrant

A reported Sunday evening brawl led to a drug bust in the 2100 block of North Breckenridge Street.

Chase suspect indicted

An Ellis County grand jury has indicted an Ennis man on charges of theft and attempting to flee police.

Plano woman blamed in death

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper James Colunga confirmed Wednesday that the woman involved in a fatal Saturday night crash is in jail on charges of intoxication manslaughter and her second offense for driving under the influence.

Crash kills Ennis man

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are still investigating the circumstances behind a Saturday night crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV that killed one man and sent a woman to the hospital.

Attempted escapee remanded to care

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson JoAnn Livingston said an inmate who briefly went missing at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on Wednesday has since been remanded to mental care.

Report expected next week in fatal crash

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Lt. Mike Hopson and Officer Ross Jones work gathering data for an accident reconstruction in Monday’s fatal crash on S. Kaufman St.

After Monday’s fatal wreck on S. Kaufman Street, Ennis police investigators returned to the scene Wednesday to gather data to reconstruct the crash.

One dead in head-on collision

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Police say a 58-year-old from Frost died Monday at about 5 p.m. when an 18-wheeler turned into his vehicle at FM 85 and Kaufman Street.

Dallas man tased, arrested

A Dallas man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly leading law enforcement officers on a brief foot pursuit following a traffic stop.

Broken pole cuts power for hours

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An 18-wheeler hauling equipment knocked power out in some areas of western Ennis for more than four hours Thursday after downing utility lines in the 1200 block of W. Ennis Avenue.

Ennis man jailed for assault

Ennis police arrested a man early Tuesday morning pending charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Illness prompts letter to parents

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An intestinal bug has been making the rounds in Ennis.

Local jailed in sex case

Ennis police a 51-year-old Ennis man Wednesday morning pending charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Sheriff K-9 retiring

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is wishing one of its four-legged deputies farewell this week after six years of faithful service to law enforcement.

2 collared in shooting

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Two men remain in jail as of Tuesday after their arrests in connection to an alleged shooting Sunday night.

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