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Ennis man sentenced for molesting daughter

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] An Ennis man was found guilty Monday by an Ellis County grand jury and sentenced to 50 years for continuously sexually abusing his daughter. The Ellis County and District Attorney’s office issued a release on Tuesday explaining that the charges against 37-year-old William Kyle Anderson stem back to 2012, when he […]

Police: Tragic car fire an accident

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The investigation into the mysterious death of 89-year-old Lester Bentle, who was killed in a car fire last week, has taken a turn. First reported as a homicide investigation, Ennis police now say they are confident in saying the entire incident was a freak accident. “There seems to be no evidence now […]

Family grieving victim of suspected homicide

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Jo Ann Doherty visited with her father, Lester Bentle, daily before Friday, when his life was tragically taken in a car fire that police are now treating as a homicide investigation. She said oftentimes she would sit with her 89-year-old father for a couple hours a day, unaware of how much time […]

Police investigating remains found in torched car

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Ennis police are investigating a suspected homicide after firefighters found human remains in car destroyed by fire early Friday morning on a dead-end road in the 1000 block of South Preston Street. Police believe the remains are of 89-year-old Lester Bentle but are awaiting confirmation from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office, […]

Ex-firefighters arraigned in ESD sex assault case

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The seven former Emergency Services District No. 6 volunteer firefighters and one other linked to an alleged sexual assault at the ESD 6 fire station were arraigned on Tuesday in the 40th District Court in Waxahachie. Judge Bob Carroll formally read the charges to each of the accused, who were indicted in […]

Dump truck believed to hit utility pole

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Police couldn’t find the person responsible for a major hit and run Tuesday afternoon. According to police, they believe a truck hit a utility pole at Fallen Road and Interstate 45, causing the power line to fall onto the highway. A witness at the scene told police they saw a dump truck […]

Woman turns herself in for burning husband’s clothes


Justin Tubbs [email protected] A woman turned herself in for arson Monday, admitting she put fire to her husband’s wardrobe. According to police, 37-year-old Rosalinda McKnight, is suspected of taking her husband’s clothes to the backyard area of their home in the 500 block of Kim Avenue and igniting them on Oct. 14.   See the […]

Dog training facility under investigation Trainer claims video taken out of context

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident with a local dog trainer after a video surfaced showing the man hitting a dog and picking it up by its ears. The man who filmed the video has maintained anonymity in a report by another news outlet, but the dog training facility […]

Woman sentenced to 10 years for identity theft


EDN News Service [email protected] On Wednesday, an Ellis County jury sentenced Sophia Martinez Castillo, 44, of Dallas, to 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 after she was convicted of felony fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a charge commonly referred to as identify theft. She was specifically charged with possessing the […]

Arrest made in assault of teen

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] A suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection to an assault on an Enis High School junior who later became the victim of a potential school shooting rumor. According to police, Lacorian Jones, 19, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 287 near Motorplex


Justin Tubbs [email protected] One man is dead after a collision on Thursday involving a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 287 near the Texas Motorplex. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Police: woman tries to make away with cheap clothes

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Police say a woman tried to pull one over on Walmart. According to them, 31-year-old Marquita Jessie, of DeSoto was shopping at the store in Ennis on Monday, when she decided to take her items, all clothes, to the self-checkout section. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

County sets up new ‘exchange zone’

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has established an exchange zone for personal, business and civil transactions in the parking lot southeast of the jail. In a press release, Sheriff Johnny Brown explained the exchange zone is intended to provide a place where people can feel more secure when meeting someone in-person. See the report in […]

Alleged car burglar arrested

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An alleged car burglar is facing charges after going on a spree in which he stole a ski mask, a shirt and a pair of sunglasses, police say. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Officers in right place help apparent abuse victim

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Two officers patrolling late into the night over the weekend found they were in the right place at the right time. According to Ennis police, at around 3 a.m. Saturday, two officers were sitting in their patrol car at La Michoacana at 401 S.W. Main St. discussing a call when a car rolled up and […]

Investigators looking into deadly motorcycle crash

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A pursuit that ended fatally over the weekend involving a stolen motorcycle is still being investigated by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

State fire marshal investigating fire

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The cause of a fire that destroyed an unoccupied Ellis County home early Thursday morning is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, according to Ellis County Emergency Management Coordinator Stephanie Parker. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Candlelight vigil honors law enforcement

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Hundreds gathered in Waxahachie at the old courthouse square on Labor Day for a candlelight vigil in honor of fallen policemen in an event called Blue Lives Matter. Law enforcement representatives from Ennis, Corsicana, Red Oak, Waxahachie and surrounding communities and those wishing to support them joined in an inspirational confluence at the Ellis County […]

Backing the Blue

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Texas’ statewide call to recognize the contributions of law enforcement – Back the Blue – was observed in Ennis on Friday, Sept. 4. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Driver claims rebel flag reason for ticket

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In the south, there are plenty who take pride in flying a Confederate flag, a symbol of southern heritage to some and a symbol of racism to others. Now one Ennis man thinks the rebel flag, as he calls it, could be at the center of a traffic ticket he feels he was wrongfully slapped […]

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