Corsicana Police Department
• Christmas decorations were stolen Monday from the front yard of a home in the 300 block of Forrest Lane.
• A home burglary was reported Monday in the 600 block of South 31st Street.
• A car that drifted into the shoulder, overcorrected and spun out Friday around 8 p.m. then flipped over, rolling several times to come to rest in the 1000 block of North Business Highway 45. The driver received a cut on the head and possibly a broken wrist.
• Someone threw eggs at a Freightliner truck Thursday or Friday while it was parked in the 2200 block of South Interstate 45.
• A woman reported that a home was burglarized sometime between August and this past Friday in the 1300 block of Ann Arbor.
• A home burglary was reported Friday in the 3100 block of West Second Avenue.
• Fights were reported Saturday at the bowling alley, 2801 W. Seventh Ave.; and at Roy’s Back Porch, 308 N. Beaton Street.
• Shoplifters were reported Saturday at the VF Factory Outlet.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Two men broke into a home on Kilgore Street in Kerens around midnight Sunday, pointed a gun at the homeowner and demanded money. They escaped with $80.
• Someone with a knife and a grudge slashed seven tires on two vehicles — an Explorer and a Ford pickup — Saturday on Martin Road in Retreat. The tires were valued at about $2,000.
• A water heater was stolen from a home Friday on FM 642 near Pursley.
• A mini motorcycle was stolen, along with a 25-gallon tank air compressor, a gray and white car jack and a 12-volt battery charger Monday from a building on Fesmire in Angus.
• Several pieces of women’s jewelry and three silver dollars were stolen in a theft Monday from Northwest County Road 2160 near Silver City.
• Thieves broke into a building and took a Rigid hammer drill set with the batteries and a Skil power saw Monday from NW CR 0007 near Corsicana,
• Copper wire leads from a welder and 230 feet of electric wire were stolen Saturday from a building on SW CR 1150 near Corsicana.
• A barn burglar took a trolling motor and a yellow and black generator, gas-driven, Saturday from SE CR 2359 near Kerens.
• A thief stole nine evaporator pans from old air conditioning units, as well as the compressors from five of the units where they were stolen from Lakeside Drive in Mustang. Total value was estimated at about $300.
• A game camera was taken from a patch of woods Friday at the intersection of SW 4240 and SW 4250 near Dawson. It was worth an estimated $100.
Corsicana Police Department
Texas prisons face more lawsuits over no AC
An advocacy group has sued the Texas prison system blaming 13 inmate deaths since 2007 on hot conditions in units without air conditioning.
Pearce Museums plan special events for exhibit opening
The Pearce Museum will host an all-day event on Saturday, June 29, in conjunction with the opening of its temporary exhibition, “Gettysburg: Standing with Desperate Bravery.”
Hope Center director Danielle Pillans gave the girls from Brownie Troop 2960 a tour of the Hope Center. Pillans explained that the Hope Center is a pregnancy resource center that offers pregnancy tests, sonograms and parenting classes for moms and dads in Navarro County.
Fort Hood suspect, defense attorneys at odds
Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage say they're being asked to cross ethical lines.
Lake named Presidential Scholar
On May 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan announced 141 Presidential Scholars, comprising the 2013 Class. One young man and young woman are chosen from each state as well as a selection from U.S. territories, families living abroad and a selection of at-large scholars and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts. It is at once a diverse population and an exclusive one.
Five injured in one car crash and fire
One car crash and fire on FM 1129 just south of FM 3041 shortly after 1 pm. Five hurt, one adult and four children. Three taken by air ambulance, others by Corsicana EMS.
Baseball complex building bid awarded
The Corsicana City Council granted the contract to build a concession stand and restroom building at the new baseball park on 45th Street to 2CMD Inc., when the group met in regular session Tuesday.
Corsicana Residential Treatment Center survives one chop, but faces next challenge
Following the passage of the state budget Saturday, Texas Rep. Byron Cook remains cautiously optimistic that the Corsicana State Home has a long future helping high-risk juvenile offenders.
The Dawson Garden Club has chosen the home of Melanie Dotson at 900 N. Fullerton Ave. as the Yard of the Month for May. The lawns, both back and front, are beautifully manicured. The trees are luxuriant as are the flowers encircling them. The front porch is inviting and there are beautiful blooms. The winding path to the front door lends a romantic touch to this beautiful landscape, and there are colorful blooms at the back porch as well. Go by to see this lovely yard.
Graduation ceremonies set
Area high schools will start hosting graduation ceremonies starting Friday. Below is a rundown of Navarro County high school graduation ceremonies, along with the valedictorian and salutatorians.
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