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(Image courtesy SPCA of Texas)

SPCA Receives Nearly 400 Fighting Roosters & Hens After Raid

An Ellis County judge gave 384 cruelly treated roosters and hens to the SPCA of Texas. They’ll soon be evaluated and put up for adoption on a case by case basis.

04/23/2015

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Woman Gets Life Sentence For Husband’s Murder

An Ellis County jury has sentenced a Red Oak woman to life in prison for the 2012 murder of her husband.

04/23/2015

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After Sexual Assault Arrests, Fate Of Volunteer Fire Dept. Uncertain

Going into an emergency meeting, the future of the Emergency Services District No. 6 volunteer fire department in Ellis County was up in the air.

CBS 11–04/13/2015

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Fire Dept. Board Calls Emergency Meeting After More Sex Assault Arrests

The scandal involving volunteer Ellis County firefighters widens. Two more arrests, of high-ranking officials, were made on Thursday.

CBSDFW.COM–04/09/2015

Gavin Satterfield (L) and William "Billy" Getzendaner were arrested on Thursday (Photo: Ellis County Sheriff Office)

2 New Arrest Warrants Signed In Fire Dept. Sex Assault Case

New arrest warrants are now signed against two more Ellis County volunteer firefighters after, authorities said, a new recruit was sexually assaulted in the fire house.

CBS 11–04/09/2015

Emergency Services District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department in Waxahachie

6 People Arrested For Sex Assault At Waxahachie Volunteer Fire Dept.

Authorities in Ellis County have arrested five men and one woman in connection to a sexual assault that happened back in January at a volunteer fire department in Waxahachie.

04/07/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Death Row Inmate Loses At Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for killing a North Texas police officer and another man in a shootout at an Ellis County convenience store 12 years ago.

11/10/2014

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Truck Fire Forces Road Closure In Ellis County

A fire in the trailer of an 18-wheeler caused a portion of Interstate-35E to be shut down early Tuesday morning in Ellis County, just south of Waxahachie. Nobody was injured.

10/14/2014

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Kids Hurt In Waxahachie ISD Bus Crash

A bus from the Waxahachie ISD was involved in a rollover crash on Tuesday morning. The bus was carrying students at the time, and several of them reported injuries.

09/02/2014

Leonard Allen Hennard (mug shot via Ellis Co D.A. Office)

Domestic Abuse Suspect On The Run From Ellis County Officials

Police are looking for an Ellis County man who has been sentenced to 20-years in prison for domestic abuse.

08/29/2014

Bones of mammoth found in Ellis County gravel pit. (credit:  Perot Museum)

Mammoth Dig Begins In Ellis County

You never know what you’re going to find digging in the dirt, but in May, Marty McEwen found something big in size and significance.

08/26/2014

perot_museum_dallas via RNC 2016

Mammoth Skeleton Discovered In North Texas

The skeleton of a mammoth has been discovered in North Texas – and the enormous find is being donated to the Perot Museum in Dallas.

08/25/2014

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