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Handcuffed motorcyclist leads police on chase

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Palmer police chased a handcuffed motorcyclist into Ennis on Saturday night.

EPD: No leads in semi theft

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If there’s one lesson area football fans have learned the past two years, it is to never underestimate rivals. Although the Lions finished on top, last Friday’s game between the Ennis Lions and the Red Oak Hawks confirmed this theory.

Trustee breaks out of lockup

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating how a trustee was able to unlock a secure door and briefly escape the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on Saturday. Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley said Jason Adcock, 36 of Dallas, was serving as a trustee in the kitchen area when he allegedly took a key from the kitchen office, walked out the back door and fled on foot.

Department reaches out on elder fraud problem

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Det. Sgt. Mark Mahoney of the Ennis Police Department spoke with the Retired School Personnel Association on Thursday about the dangers of identity theft and how it affects the elderly.

Police chase suspects to Dallas

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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.

Ennis police have reported chasing a couple on the run with three children in tow after an alleged theft at Walmart into Dallas County on Wednesday before the pair surrendered.

WPD names man found in city park

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Waxahachie police on Wednesday released the identity of a man found dead in Getzendaner Park.

Man gets 60 years for child sex abuse

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Child molestor Archie Lee Becks, of Waxahachie, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Thief at large

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The Ennis Police Department is currently seeking an individual suspected of running off with a bag of money from a local business.

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


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


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.

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