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Two Suspects Dead After Ellis County Police Chase

An hours-long police chase involving two men ended in a barrage of gunfire, and the two suspects dead, along Interstate-35E in Ellis County.

06/03/2015

Downstream from Padera Lake where residents are concerned about overflowing creeks.
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Those Downstream Of Padera Lake Dam Still Have Fears

“I don’t put a lot of trust in what people say. I go by what I see,” says resident Cobina Post.

05/27/2015

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Officials Say Ellis County Dam Won’t Break

Officials in Midlothian are concerned that a dam might break. This is happening at Padera Lake, located along Highway 287, just north of the city.

05/27/2015

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Waxahachie Residents Say Worst Flooding In Years

It was a sleepless night for business owners and police in old Downtown Waxahachie. Long-time residents say it was the worst flooding in at least a decade.

04/27/2015

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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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