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Plano Police Receive New Bullet-Proof Vests Through Grant

For the next few years, the officers of the Plano Police Department will be protected by new Kevlar bullet-proof vests, secured by a grant. Police Chief Johnathan Whowell said the department was awarded a grant covering 50 percent of the $4,000 cost to finish outfitting the officers. According to Wh

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 13:26:00

Aurora Literacy Center Seeks Giving Tuesday Donations

Aurora's Dominican Literacy Center is seeking donations through Giving Tuesday, a national social movement, through Tuesday, Nov. 28. Center director Sister Kathleen Ryan, said "Giving Tuesday inspires people to give back after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone." Donatio

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 16:35:00

Feds Seek To Strip Citizenship From Aurora Sex Offender, 4 Others

AURORA, IL - A convicted sex offender and Aurora resident fraudulently obtained citizenship by hiding his abuse of children during the naturalization process, according to the Department of Justice. Eleazar Corral Valenzuela, 49, of the 300 block of South Kendall Street in Aurora, is a native of Mex


YIS holds first McTeacher's Night at local McDonalds

Yorkville Intermediate School staff, including Meghan Petro, Assistant Principal Brett Kueker, Kathryn Van Boekel, Heather Miragliotta and Principal Steve Bjork, were on hand to support McTeacher's Night on Nov. 8. Yorkville Intermediate School hosted its first annual McTeacher's Night at the Yorkvi


SD308 recognizes October PRIDE winners

Community sponsors and members of the School District 308 Board of Education stand with the October PRIDE winners at the board's meeting on Monday, Nov. 13. Shon Keener, Elizabeth Hartsock, Jeff Rainaldi, Sheri Wurster, Sandi Demma Ralston, and Stephanie Thomas were honored by the board. At its meet


Raising Funds for Missouri 7 - Midwest Small Dog Rescue

The Midwest Small Dog Rescue (MSDR) is a not-for-profit organization that is focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and local re-homing of small dogs. MSDR was founded in response to the need of small dogs that are relinquished through no fault of their own, families that can no longer care for their


Yorkville Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Deals

YORKVILLE, IL - If you're looking to avoid the chaos of Black Friday shopping, or you want to feel good about supporting local businesses this year, you needn't go far. Yorkville is offering a variety of activities, sales and events for the whole family, or just for yourself. Take a peek here. Black

PATCH - 2017-11-22 16:54:58

Hastert Lawsuit Thrown Out, Plaintiff Could Sue Yorkville Schools

YORKVILLE, IL - One of two civil lawsuits filed against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been dismissed by a Kendall County judge. Of the two civil cases Hastert has faced, the one dropped Monday by Judge Robert Pilmer has been considered the more legally problematic one, because of the alle


LifeShare blood drive comes to downtown Texarkana

The LifeShare Bus will be taking blood donations today from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Landmark Development Building, 210 N. Stateline Ave. All who donate blood will be entered into a drawing for a Thanksgiving turkey. For more information, call Melanie Eaves at 903-794-3173. The LifeShare Bus will be


Four States exhibit up at A&M

The many talented artists involved with the Four States Regional Art Club show their work at an exhibition now up at Texas A&M-University's John F. Moss Library. Displayed through Dec. 15, the exhibit features member work in several different categories, including animal, abstract, floral, genre, la

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 02:32:17

Nutcracker: Christmas dreams brought to life

Roughly 200 local dancers will be on stage as they re-create "The Nutcracker," the timeless ballet about a girl's Christmas Eve dreams, with four shows on Dec. 1-3. (Submitted photo) A beloved classic for the Texarkana Christmas season, "The Nutcracker" presented by Texarkana Community Ballet brin

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 02:32:15

Delay not bad, director reasons

The delay of a feasibility study to determine if the water level could be raised on Wright Patman Lake could be a positive thing, according to Liz Fazio Hale, executive director/CEO of Riverbend Water Resources District. "I'm not surprised," she said of the pause in the study being performed by the

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 04:24:57

Device lets rescuers fire on all cylinders

This promotional photo shows a thermal imaging camera. (Photo courtesy MSA) Seeing the invisible is now a lot easier for Texas-side firefighters, thanks to a recent equipment donation. Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department recently bought 11 thermal imaging cameras with grant funding from the ArkLaTex

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 04:24:52

Arkansas side unveils new site

This is a screenshot of the "Spy Glass Map" on the new Texarkana Central website, texarkanacentral.ver.st, that shows the city as it looked in 1924. (Submitted photo) At no cost to taxpayers, a new city-sponsored website called Texarkana Central showcases the best the Arkansas side has to offer. Th


Video posted of abused ETX dog, suspect still at large

(Source: TTPD) The Texarkana Texas Police Department has posted an update on Lady - an abused dog that was the subject of a viral video where she was beaten and strangled. According to Texarkana Texas Police Department spokesman Shawn Vaughan, the man suspected of beating and strangling Lady is stil


Court seizes abused dog; hearing set at end of month

Lady, a dog abused on video in Texarkana, Texas, has been ordered seized pending the outcome of a court hearing later this month, according to police. After reviewing the case, Texarkana, Texas, Municipal Court Judge Sherry Jackson ordered the dog seized and set a court hearing for 11 a.m. Nov. 28 a


FDLE: 'If You See Something, Say Something' to prevent terrorist attacks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida law-enforcement officials are encouraging people to remain vigilant and report suspicious behavior to prevent terrorist attacks. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen said that "If You See Something, Say Something," you should call 855-

WTXL.COM - 2017-11-22 17:18:00

Semi truck driver killed in Taylor County crash

PERRY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The driver of a semi truck was killed after his vehicle overturned and caught fire Monday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 6:20 p.m. on US-221 just south of Boyd Road in Taylor County. The crash report states that 36-year-old Bailey H


One injured in single-car crash in Gadsden County

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness NewsNovember 22, 2017 GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- One man is in critical condition after a single-car crash in Gadsden County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP says a car was traveling eastbound on I-10 near mile marker 187, when the rear-driver's s

WCTV - 2017-11-23 05:49:00

LCSO looking for woman accused of stealing from Goodwill

By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness NewsNovember 22, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman deputies say was caught on camera stealing from a local Goodwill store. Authorities say the woman walked into the Goodwill on Thomasville Road, helped herself

WCTV - 2017-11-22 19:36:00