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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 15 Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Wreck: Two people were sent to a Houston hospital following a wreck on FM 1960. Dayton Police Sgt. Doug O’Quinn said yesterday just after noon, the van driven by Brian White of Dayton was struck head on by a pick up truck driven by Calvin Finnels of Houston when his truck crossed the center line of FM 1960. Both men had to be cut free of their vehicles by emergency personnel. Both were taken to Houston by air ambulance said to have serious injuries. Sgt. O’Quinn said Mr. Finnels will be cited for failure to maintain a single lane.


Commissioners: During their regular meeting yesterday, Liberty County Commissioners approved several repair and improvement projects including new flooring for the offices of both Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader and District Judge Mark Morefield. They also approved renovation for an office space for Commissioner Precinct 1 Mike McCarty in the commissioner barn and yard in Raywood.


Hutchins Pleads: A 51-year-old Liberty County man, Jimmy Ray Hutchins, entered a plea of guilty to aggravated assault on a public servant in exchange for a ten year sentence. It was in December when Hutchins is reported to have raised a rifle to his shoulder aiming at Liberty County Sheriffs Deputy Travis Pierce who drew his weapon and shot Hutchins in the lower leg. The deputy had gone the residence on an animal cruelty call on CR 2342 north of Dayton.


Flu Shots: The Department of State Health Services will be offering flu vaccinations Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its north Liberty County office, 300 Campbell Street in Cleveland. This event is for children and adults without private insurance or CHIPS. A $20 donation is suggested.


ClevelandWal-Mart Bomb Scare: City of Cleveland Police say a Wal-Mart employee received a phone call Sunday afternoon where the caller said there was a bomb in the store and it would go off in 20 minutes. Cleveland Police Captain Scott Felts said the store was evacuated and bomb detection dogs from Conroe ISD and the ATF were sent. An extensive search turned up no explosive devices. Captain Felts said the investigation into that bogus threat is ongoing.


*LakeRelease: 2,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 7.70 ASL*


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