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Three hurt in multi-vehicle accident

Two people were transported to Tyler hospitals and one to a hospital in Sulphur Springs as the result of a three-vehicle crash on State Highway North at County Road 4778 early Monday afternoon.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Lt. Tanner Crump said the wreck involved a van, pickup and a car.

“There was a large custom van that was northbound on 19 north, and was stopped in the lane of travel to turn left on the county road,” Crump said. “That vehicle was rear-ended by a three-quarter ton Chevrolet pickup.


County jailer behind bars

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A Hopkins County jailer was on the other side of the bars Tuesday morning, after he was arrested in connection with an incident involving a female inmate in the jail, according to Sheriff Lewis Tatum.

“This jailer stepped over the line and spoke to an inmate in a very inappropriate manner,” Tatum said. “He was arrested, charged on a Class A misdemeanor — charged with official oppression.”


C-P FFA receive ribbons, class awards at San Angela Ag Mechanics contest

Como-Pickton FFA members exhibited five projects which amass four blue ribbons and one red ribbon, as well as three awards for recognition in individual classes, at the San Angelo Agricultural Mechanics Contest.


McQueen agrees to five years prison in murder plea

Monday afternoon, Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced Justin Joe McQueen, 20, to five years in prison in exchange for a plea of guilty to the 2015 murder of Jesse Vasquez.

The decision to offer a five-year sentence in ex?change for a guilty plea was not an easy one for District Attorney Will Ramsay in a case that involved the victim being shot by both McQueen and one of the victim’s friends who was shooting at McQueen from behind victim Vasquez.


SSISD trustees approve 7 personnel changes

Two retirements, four resignations, a new hire and contract extensions were among the personnel matters Sulphur Springs Springs school trustees approved at the end of Monday night’s regular March board meeting.

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