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A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Forged Ellis County Jail Checks Linked To Ex-Inmate

A North Texas jail will switch to debit cards to pay unused commissary funds to departing inmates after the lockup’s account number was stolen.

10/12/2011

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Waxahachie Fire Smolders As Investigation Continues

The CEO of a company that owns a Waxahachie chemical plant that caught fire Monday says the chemicals being mixed at the plant Monday should have not caught fire.

10/06/2011

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Waxahachie Chemical Fire Still Under Investigation

The cause of a major chemical fire in Waxahachie is still under investigation Tuesday and smoke can still be seen rising from the burned-out buildings.

10/04/2011

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EPA: Air Quality Poses ‘No Significant Threat’ Following Waxahachie Chemical Plant Blaze

The fire and explosions at the Magnablend chemical warehouse started just before 11 a.m. Emergency management officials issued an evacuation order for the surrounding area.

10/03/2011

A seismologist notes data on a seismograph. (credit: Getty Images/Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)

Low Magnitude Earthquake Rattles North Texas

An earthquake shook parts of North Texas late on Thursday night. The quake was centered in Waxahachie, but mostly felt in east Fort Worth.

09/23/2011

Stolen Car

Student Stranded After Car Stolen From Dealership Lot

A college student from Midlothian hit a major road bump on her way back to school last week.

08/26/2011

A fire destroyed seven structures at the site of the springtime Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie on August 22, 2011. (credit: Stephanie Lucero/KTVT/KTXA)

Groundskeeper Dead After Scarborough Faire Fire

A fire at the site of the springtime Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie has left one person dead and two firefighters injured.

08/23/2011

A seismologist notes data on a seismograph. (credit: Getty Images/Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)

Ellis County Sees 3rd Earthquake Since Mid-June

A small earthquake rattled the crockery in a mostly rural area just south of Dallas, but cause no reported damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 3.0.

07/18/2011

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Autopsy Ordered For Body Found In Refrigerator

An autopsy has been ordered on a body found in an abandoned refrigerator by a father and son who were scanning rural land with a metal detector in North Texas.

07/06/2011

Farming Drought

Drought Having Impact On Ellis County Farmer

In the heart of Ellis County, sprawled across 2,200 acres of land, you’ll find Calvert Farms. “We primarily grow cotton, corn, wheat and this year – we’re growing some sunflowers,” farmer Lee Calvert said.

06/17/2011

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Waxahachie Police Identify Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend

Police have released the name of a North Texas man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend before killing himself.

06/02/2011

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Woman, Ex-Boyfriend Dead In Waxahachie Shootings

Two people have been found shot to death in a Waxahachie house as police safely removed a child from the residence.

05/27/2011

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