Skydive Spaceland in Whitewright released info on the skydiving incident that occurred on Saturday.
Management said two licensed and experienced skydivers collided in mid-air Saturday afternoon after a freefall. One skydiver was unconscious when he landed, but became alert before being flown to a Plano area hospital. The other skydiver was uninjured. Both skydivers were wearing wingsuits & did several other jumps, the same day before this accident. Both are expected to make a full recovery
Texas A&M- Commerce reported 2 of their students were shot in Florida over the weekend.
A release from the A&M College stated that 2 of their Commerce students were robbed, then shot in Florida over the weekend while celebrating spring break. The 2 students names have since been released, Jay Bias & Xavier Morris.
Both students are said to be in stable condition, and have coaches and family by their side per a tweet put out by fellow team mate Pierre Leonard.
Continued prayers for the Texas A&M-Commerce Staff, Friends & Family
Texas A&M-Commerce Athletics learned that two of its football student-athletes were robbed and shot at gunpoint in the Miami, Flordia while on Spring Break vacation. Both student-athletes are currently being treated at a Miami area hospital.
Head Football Coach & Athletic director are enroute to Florida now to be with the 2 students and their family
This is all the information we have at this time and will release more when updates become available
DPS along with Hunt County Sheriffs Office are currently searching for a subject who has hit a tree in a vehicle, then fleeing from officers on foot in the area Of Hwy 380 and CR 2148. Unknown if this was from a pursuit or not at this time.
DPS Helicopter 101 is enroute to help with the search
Officers do have a tight perimeter set up at this time awaiting DPS Helicopter 101 to make scene as of 11:44pm
*Helicopter is in the area searching 11:48pm
*Bonham TDC Tracking dogs are enroute to the location to search for the suspect 12:00am
*UPDATE: Suspect is in custody after dogs surrounded a camper trailer that he broken into trying to hide.
Report Released By QISD Police: On March 12, 2019, we received information that an improper relationship was occurring between an educator and student at Ford High School. QISD Police Department immediately began an investigation. Through numerous interviews and the gathering of evidence, QISD PD arrested Arthur V. Galope Jr. on March 15th and placed him in the Hunt County Jail. Arthur V. Galope Jr. was charged with Improper Relationship between Educator and Student and his bond has been set $150,000. We would like to thank those who suspected this was occurring for coming forward and the Quinlan ISD for their full cooperation in this investigation.
In a collision with a train, you are 40 times more likely to be
killed than if you were in a collision with another car. Therefore, we
urge you to remember these tips while driving near railroad crossings:
Reduce speed when approaching crossings and look both ways.
Turn down your stereo and listen for a train.
If red lights are flashing or if crossing arms have been lowered, stop.
Never stop on the tracks. A train going 50 miles per hour needs a mile and a half to stop.
Be sure all tracks are clear before crossing – there may be more than one set.
Texas law requires motorists to yield the right of way to trains. It
is also against the law to cross tracks if a train is visible or to
drive around gates that have been lowered at a railroad crossing. If the
gates are down and no train is coming, the road is closed.
The Sheriff’s Office has taken multiple calls today of a new scam targeting residents of Hunt County.
Unknown suspects have called multiple persons today identifying themselves as a supervisor with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and telling them they have a warrant for their arrest. The victim is then instructed to go to the Dollar Tree or other convenience store and put monies on a card. The suspect will either stay on the phone the entire time or instruct the victim to call them back.
This type of scam has targeted Hunt County residents in the past but the difference this time is they have the name and rank of one of our supervisors in an attempt to make this sound more official. The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office will not at any time attempt to collect monies for a warrant over the phone. If at any time you question the validity of a call from the Sheriff’s Office you can contact the non-emergency number 903-453-6800 to verify the identity of the deputy calling and/or the nature of the call.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “This is very concerning because they have actual name and rank of our personnel. I ask everyone to remain vigilant and report any crimes of this nature”.
The basic course teaches fundamentals and is required of all drivers
in order to receive a Class M motorcycle driver’s license. An advanced
course is also available for more experienced riders and teaches
maneuvering, riding on wet payment and other safety skills.
All riders under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet when
operating a motorcycle. Riders over 21 may ride without a helmet only if
they have completed a safety course or are covered by an applicable insurance plan.
Motorcyclists don’t have the protection that cars and trucks have. To stay safe, remember to:
Wear a helmet and other protective gear.
Turn on your headlights and ride defensively.
Avoid the center of the lane where debris and oil build up.
Ride at a safe speed, and never ride if you’ve been drinking.
Take a course to learn or reinforce safe riding techniques.
Other drivers need to keep an eye out for motorcycles and safely share the road:
Look twice for motorcyclists at intersections, entering highways and whenever turning or changing lanes.
Always maintain a safe following distance.
When passing a motorcyclist, move to the other lane and allow a full lane for the motorcycle.
Motorcycle Safety Campaign
TxDOT’s statewide Share the Road motorcycle safety and public awareness campaign
urges motorists to look twice for motorcycles at intersections and when
changing lanes, the two places where serious motorcycle collisions
If you’ve ever been passed on the wrong side, tailgated, cut off or
hemmed in by another vehicle, you’ve been the victim of an aggressive
driver. Drivers may be fined up to $200 for each moving violation
associated with aggressive driving and could spend time in jail.
Avoid Becoming an Aggressive Driver
Keep your emotions in check. Don’t take your frustrations out on other drivers.
Plan ahead and allow enough time for delays.
Focus on your own driving. Yelling, pounding on the steering wheel and honking your horn won’t make traffic move any faster.
How to Avoid Danger
First, be a cautious, considerate driver. Avoid creating a situation that may provoke another motorist.
Don’t tailgate or flash your lights at another driver.
If you’re in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let the driver pass you.
Use your horn sparingly.
Second, if you do encounter an angry driver, don’t make matters worse by triggering a confrontation.
Avoid eye contact.
Steer clear and give angry drivers plenty of room.
A little after 3:00am this morning HCSO, Commerce Fire Department, Campbell FD and Wolfe City responded to a reported structure fire in the 2200 block of PR 4327. Caller reports flames and smoke in their house. Greenville FD was also toned for this fire. Arriving units state house is fully involved. All occupants are in front yard. Power company requested to the scene. HCEMS was put on standby as this is now a 2 alarm structure fire. Commerce Ecorps requested for rehab