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Officer Snitch on the job

K-9 Snitch is Officer Donnie Trull's partner in crime  fighting. The narcotics detecting canine is already a popular local  figure.

“Snitch,” a narcotics detecting canine, has already demonstrated his value to the Ennis Police Department (EPD), and Chief John Erisman couldn’t be prouder of the work the German Jagdterrier is accomplishing to fight crime in the Bluebonnet City. “Narcotics detecting canines are an amazing tool for our department,” Erisman said. “Their ability to find illegal narcotics […]

Glenn Heights kidnapping phony

Keidra Kirby -- courtesy Glenn Heights PD

The so called kidnapping of a Glenn Heights girl has been ruled a hoax by Glenn Heights police. Keidra Kirby, 17, the girl who had allegedly been kidnapped, was charged Thursday for giving a false report to police. Investgators have been working on the kidnapping case since April 23, when Glenn Heights Police Department received […]

Cops bust father, daughter in weed sting operation


A father and adult daughter were arrested Tuesday in connection to a marijuana-dealing operation out of the father’s home. Ennis police Det. Sgt. Jason York said investigators obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday after executing a controlled buy in which the father, 43-year-old Tyrone Washington, sold an officer less than a quarter-ounce of marijuana. Police also […]

Tour bus hits RR underpass, passengers injured

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A tour bus with 31 people on board was westbound on Baylor Street Thursday morning when the driver attempted to make it under the train trestle underpass. The top of the bus struck the steel bridge support girder causing significant damage to the bus and injuring a number of passengers. None of the injuries were […]

Alma convenience store robbed

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A suspect is in custody in connection with an armed robbery at the Alma One Stop convenience store in Alma. According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was a white male, wearing a hoodie sweatshirt and with his face covered. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded money but fled the scene before […]

Newspaper carriers seriously injured in accident

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An Ennis married couple was airlifted to a Dallas hospital Wednesday afternoon after their single-cab pickup went off the road and into a ditch. The couple, Harvey and Glenda Dixon, are newspaper carriers for The Ennis Daily News and were finishing a route when the crash occurred in the 3700 block of Ensign Road. According […]

Car slams utility pole, bursts into flames

A car burns in the 200 block of Sycamore Street on Thursday after a Rankin man drove it into a utility pole.

By Justin [email protected] Bardwell residents came out of their homes to watch as a vehicle burned in the middle of town on Thursday. According to Ennis firefighters who responded with mutual aid, the fire was sparked when a Rankin resident failed to negotiate a left turn onto State Highway 34, or Sycamore Street. Click here […]

One injured in weekend crash

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One person was injured in the two-vehicle accident near the Texas Motorplex on U.S. Hwy 287 over the weekend. According to the crash report, Jose Monsivais, 42, the driver of a blue Dodge pickup with its bed smashed in, was at fault in the accident. According to the report, Monsivais pulled out onto the northbound […]

Driver falls asleep in I-45 lane

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A man was arrested early Sunday morning after he parked his truck in the inside lane of Interstate 45 near the U.S. Hwy 287 intersection. Police received a call at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday about a pickup truck with a trailer parked on the highway. According to police, 38-year-old Palmer resident Alfredo Ramirez was the […]

Police investigating shooting death

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Police are investigating a shooting death in the Ennis Housing Authority neighborhood near the 200 block of Arnold Street Thursday. As of Friday morning, Ennis police were handling the investigation as an accidental discharge of a handgun. According to Ennis PD spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson, Justice of the Peace Bill Woody identified the victim as […]

Detective, community recall 15-year-old’s slaying four years ago

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This week marked the four year anniversary of when Moriah Gonzales’ life was tragically cut short at age 15. Thursday morning was exactly four years after an Ennis resident found Gonzales’ charred, still-smoldering body off Knighthurst Road in southeast Ennis. Four years later, Gonzales’ suspected murderer, Jennifer Samantha Puente, is still missing. The investigation and […]

Mayor files criminal trespass warning against barber

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Ennis barber James “Red” Sanders Thursday was issued a criminal trespass warning by Ennis police after an altercation with Mayor Russell Thomas occurred in Thomas’ and David Lindauers’ co-owned downtown building on the northeast corner of North Dallas and West Knox Wednesday. The mayor alleged to police that Sanders disrupted workers currently renovating the historic downtown […]

Ennis PD puts state motto stickers on cars

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Ennis Police Department patrol vehicles are now outfitted with some new equipment – a sticker on the back with the words “In God We Trust.” But Ennisites aren’t the only ones aware of the addition to the vehicles. Shortly after the department’s official Facebook page shared a picture of the new stickers on one of […]

New charges for missing fugitive

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  According to Seven Points police, a fugitive who escaped from police near Ennis last week will have new warrants out for him soon. As of Wednesday morning, the suspect, 25-year-old Brent Jones, was still missing after he led law enforcement on a wild police chase that ended with Jones escaping on foot in an […]

Suspect in Corsicana robbery nabbed by EPD

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  Ennis police Tuesday detained a suspect in an aggravated robbery that occurred in Corsicana. According to Lt. Mike Hopson with the Ennis PD, 22-year-old DeSoto resident Antonio Wilson was pulled over on Interstate 45 after committing a traffic violation. Hopson said he then lied to the officer about his real identity. See the report […]

Man missing after police chase

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A family is worried about one of their own after a family argument led to kidnapping claims as well as a high-speed pursuit, which took Seven Points police from Kaufman County all the way to Farm-to- Market Road 85 near Ennis. According to police, the suspect is missing after the chase ended on foot Monday. […]

Home, history lost in blaze

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Dwain Culpepper and his wife, Teresa, sat outside their Ennis home on Monday, counting their losses after a fire destroyed their home of nearly 45 years on Saturday. It was the home they raised their children in, the first home they owned together and the only home they knew together. Lost in the fire were […]

Ennis Police called to suspected suicide

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Ennis emergency personnel were called to the scene of a suspected suicide Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the Ennis Police Department, at approximately 2:11 p.m. police “received a call in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound to the head. The person was located near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 287 […]

Maypearl chief resigns

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Maypearl Chief of Police Marlin Suell has resigned after taking the job in November of last year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Man arrested in connection to New Years robbery

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Red Oak police executed an Ennis arrest warrant Thursday related to a January robbery of an individual trying to get a tattoo. According to police, the victim of the robbery, who wasn’t named, reported to the Ennis Police Department at around 10 p.m. Jan. 1 that he was robbed while attempting to get his tattoo […]

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