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Decatur's Satasha Kostelecky commits to Rice

Decatur junior Satasha Kostelecky announced her commitment to play volleyball at Rice University in a Twitter post Saturday evening. Kostelecky later confirmed her choice with the Wise County Messenger and said while she had interest from a host of Division I schools like USC, Clemson and SMU, Rice

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-20 23:59:59

Grass fire closes road; Fire weather watch issued for Sunday

ABLAZE - A grassfire burned less than an acre and between 30 and 60 round hay bales off Cuba Road near Bridgeport Thursday. The fire closed Cuba Road for a short time. Messenger photo by Joe Duty A grassfire that spread to burn 30 to 60 round hay bales closed Cuba Road east of Bridgeport Thursday af

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-20 21:31:50

Worst fears confirmed; Jury hears about murder victim's discovery, injuries

An unexpected visit from her nephew a few days before Christmas in 2015 left Boyd resident Cheryl Cornstubble curious about what he might have left behind. That search ultimately led to the discovery of a body and the beginning of a murder investigation. Jake Abel Her nephew, Jake Charles Abel, is o

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-20 21:38:18

Presidential candidate arrested for drugs

ROADSIDE ARREST - Libertarian presidential candidate and activist Adam Kokesh was arrested Tuesday in Decatur after a search of his RV allegedly yielded drugs. Kokesh's followers are protesting his arrest. Messenger photo by Joe Duty A 2020 presidential candidate was arrested in Decatur Tuesday afte

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-20 21:38:18

Gainesville community holds benefit for family who lost two kids in house fire

GAINESVILLE, Tex. (KXII) "We as a community wanted to come together and help and do all we could do for them." An early morning fire claimed the lives of a 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl back in November. So far, hundreds of dollars have been raised but some community members are hoping to keep

KXII.COM - 2018-01-21 02:14:00

Wise As It Was: In the paper 100 years ago...

Numerous curious and ridiculous superstitions as to methods of preventing disease were believed in years ago, and are not altogether extinct, even today. Much ancient faith clustered about the mandrake root, which was carved in the form of a doll, dressed in clothes, and kept in a box or coffin conc

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-20 21:38:13

Taking Care of Business: Chicken fried news

I'm here to wreck your chicken dreams. For months, maybe a year or longer, it's been rumored that Babe's Chicken Dinner house is opening a Decatur location. That's not true. Joe Vinyard of Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes in Decatur confirmed Friday it's simply a rumor. Sweetie Pie's and Babe's are owned by th

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-20 23:59:59

Area schools compete in S&S Rams Powerlifting Invitational

The S&S Rams hosted their annual Power Lifting Meet this week. It's an event that lasts for 2 days, involving over 400 lifters and over 30 schools in total. The Girls side of the meet took place on Thursday. Where the Anna Coyotes took home the gold, followed by Springtown in second with Denison, S

KXII.COM - 2018-01-21 07:29:00

Chemical spill reported in Dickinson Bayou

DICKINSON, Texas - The Dickinson Bayou should reopen to boaters and fishermen on Sunday once crews are done cleaning up a chemical spill. According to the Dickinson Police Department, on Saturday an unknown substance was found floating on the water's surface from about Paul Hopkins Park east toward

KHOU - 2018-01-21 04:13:34

Make HOA fees deductible from city taxes

Connor Behrens' article ("Path of Most Resistance," The Daily News, Jan. 12) about homeowners of Villages of Oak Creek Colony complaints regarding a hike and bike path in their neighborhood is very likely a common problem with the homeowners associations of other neighborhoods. The city of League Ci

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-21 03:30:00

Marches supporting women, criticizing Trump held in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Thousands of people are taking part in women's marches and rallies across Texas supporting female empowerment and protesting Donald Trump's administration. In Houston, thousands of women, men and children on Saturday marched about a mile from a park to city hall during its women's ma

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-01-20 19:22:16

Family escapes house fire in NE Houston

HOUSTON - A family made it out of their burning home safely, the Houston Fire Department said. The fire was reported around 11:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Yorkwood and Wicklowe streets in northeast Houston. KPRC When crews arrived at the scene, they were met with heavy fire showing fro

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-01-20 13:04:54

Chase ends in crash near TC Jester Blvd area, police say

HOUSTON - A police chase ended in a crash Saturday near TC Jester Boulevard area, officials said. Houston police said the suspects crashed into another vehicle carrying up to six people. HOUSTON - A police chase ended in a crash Saturday near TC Jester Boulevard area, officials said. Houston poli

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-01-21 03:13:35

Man found guilty of stabbing fiance to death in Fort Bend County

A Fort Bend County jury ruled a Nigerian immigrant was guilty in the 2015 stabbing death of his fiance on Friday. Osa Alohaneke, 59, was living in an area of southwest Houston located in Fort Bend County with his fiance, 52-year-old Evelyne Ebane Epiepang, when he allegedly attacked her and her frie

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-19 23:39:00

Fire displaces 2 families in NW Houston

A fire damaged two units at a northwest Houston apartment complex late Thursday, displacing two families. No injuries were reported in the fire at the Asbury Park complex, 6200 W. Tidwell, east of Bingle, which broke out about 11:15 p.m., fire department officials said. Residents there were evacuate

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-19 14:49:00

2 arrested after following bank customer, stealing property, police say

HOUSTON - Two men were arrested Friday after targeting a customer at a east Houston bank and stealing her property, according to Houston police. At about 11:30 a.m., Diego Torres and Danthony Roquemore followed a woman from the bank to another location, where Roquemore broke the woman's car window

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-01-20 04:02:33

Man charged with manufacturing meth in Falling Waters area

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police arrested a 41-year-old man on Thursday who is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in more than one location in northern Berkeley County. Michael Lee Smith of Falling Waters is charged with single counts of manufacturing of methamphetamine, operating a clandestine dru

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-01-20 21:15:00

Berkeley County man dead after car strikes tractor-trailer

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - An accident Friday morning involving a car and a parked tractor-trailer on Lappans Road at Prosperity Lane near Williamsport, Maryland resulted in the death of an Inwood man. The crash occurred around 4:30 this morning. Maryland State Police said 33-year-old Chad Walden struck th

METRO NEWS - 2018-01-20 02:08:00

Weekend's warm temperatures begin to alleviate ice jam in Conococheague Creek

Sharon Mattingly of Hagerstown stands on the Kemps Mill Road bridge to snap a photo of a large ice jam in the Conococheague Creek on Saturday. Standing with Mattingly is her fiance, David Hutzell. The weekend's warm temperatures should aid in the thawing process of the thick buildup of ice, estimate

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-01-21 00:39:00

Hagerstown pair held without bond after drug investigation

A Hagerstown man and woman, both with past drug-trafficking convictions, have been charged with distribution of fentanyl and crack cocaine after a joint investigation by county and federal officials into a drug organization they allegedly ran. Antoine Jamel Henderson, 35, and Kamalah Nicole Cordell,