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Former Ellis County Sheriff Wayne McCollum. (credit: Ellis Co. Sheriff's Office)

Texas’ Oldest Living Former Sheriff Dies

The oldest living former sheriff in Texas has died. Wayne McCollum died Sunday, November 17, 2013.

CBSDFW.COM–11/18/2013

Graphic of police crime scene tape over gun cross-hairs and the outline of a body. (credit: AP Photo)

Mother, Two Sons Murdered; Suspect Caught

A mother and her two sons were murdered at a birthday party in the small Ellis County town of Bardwell Saturday night.

11/18/2013

(credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Residents Wait To Go Home After Milford Fire

Hundreds of families in Milford still cannot return to their homes on Friday after a pipeline explosion on Thursday forced an evacuation of the entire North Texas city.

11/15/2013

Jesus Gasper Chavez (Credit: Grapevine PD)

Grapevine Police Hunt For Brazen Burglar

Five different law enforcement agencies are looking for one man suspected in a string of burglaries.

CBS 11–10/15/2013

Mugshot of convicted child molester Archie Lee Becks. (credit: Ellis Co. District Attorney's Office)

North Texas Child Molester Sentenced To 60 Years

An Ellis County jury has convicted a 52-year-old man of sexual assault of a child. On Thursday the jury sentenced Archie Lee Becks to 60 years in prison for assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

Dylyn Richards Waxahachie Officer Death

Man Convicted In Death Of Waxahachie Officer

A man accused of driving drunk when his vehicle slammed into a police cruiser has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter in the death of a Waxahachie officer.

08/30/2013

(credit: Ellis Co. District Attorney's Office)

North Texas Woman Sentenced For Animal Abuse & Hoarding

North Texas prosecutors claimed a woman was an animal abuser and hoarder, a jury agreed and now she’s headed to jail. An Ellis County jury found Michelle Lorraine Lehman guilty on nine counts of animal cruelty.

CBSDFW.COM–08/16/2013

An Ellis County jury sentenced Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, to 68 years in prison after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. (credit: Ellis County Jail)

Jury Sentences Drug Dealer To 68 Years

An Ellis County jury sentenced Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, to 68 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

08/16/2013

(credit: CBS 11 photojournalist John Anglin)

DPS: Two Dead In Ellis County Small Plane Crash

Texas DPS officials have said two people died in a small plane crash in Ellis County Sunday morning.

08/11/2013

Injuries suffered as a result of Ron Santos intentionally beaning a player with pitches. (credit: Ellis County Prosecutor's Office)

Coach Beaned Player With Baseballs, Convicted Of Assault

An Ellis County coach has been convicted of criminal charges for hitting one of his young players repeatedly with baseballs.

CBS 11–08/07/2013

Youth baseball coach Ron Santos, convicted of Assault Bodily Injury, after throwing baseballs at a player. (credit: Ellis County)

Youth Coach Sentenced For Throwing Baseballs At Player

A youth coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail after a jury convicted him of throwing baseballs at one of his players.

CBS 11–08/06/2013

Two seized ferrets (Mustela putorius fur

Ellis County Chemical Spill Caused By Alcohol, Ferrets

A DPS report says two ferrets and alcohol contributed to a wreck that spilled toxic chemicals on a county road in Ellis county last month.

06/07/2013

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