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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.

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.

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