Corsicana Police Department
• A group of juveniles were arrested for vandalism around 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Mills Place. Juveniles were also seen damaging property on Oaklawn around 2 p.m. Saturday.
• A man reported that someone he knew assaulted him and damaged his pickup around 5 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South 15th Street.
• Vandals went nuts in the Waffle House bathroom Jan. 21 between 4 and 5 a.m., 1900 S. Highway 287. The damage included pulling a toilet up from the floor, breaking the pipes from the wall, the soap dispenser and other assorted items worth about a total of $600.
• A double aggravated assault was reported Monday around 4:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of North 13th Street. According to the police report, there was a verbal argument, possibly over a juvenile girl, which resulted in two men being hurt. One was struck in the head with a pistol and knocked unconscious, while the other was hit on the arm with a club or stick. Neither victim was able to provide much information.
• A domestic dispute ended when both the man and woman were arrested at 11:45 a.m. Jan 21 901 E. 13th Ave. The woman in the incident called police because of the fight, but then hung up and denied having called. The second time, police responded because they also realized there was a person there wanted on a warrant. The woman tried to hide the guy from police, so she got arrested for interfering with a public duty, the guy was arrested on the warrant.
• A woman loaded up a shopping cart worth $704.36 at the Walmart Wednesday and then tried to flee with it through the employees’ only area. When an employee saw her and sounded the alarm, the would-be thief ran out the front door, abandoning the buggy. Police were able to spot her trying to drive away and arrested her.
• A woman who was cursing up a blue streak Jan. 19 at Atwoods, 3500 W. Seventh Avenue, was arrested.
• Two people reported being assaulted by the same person just after midnight Thursday in the 300 block of North Third Street.
• Someone forced his or her way into a storage room sometime between July 15 and July 31 and stole $20,000 worth of items from the 200 block of North Commerce.
• A home was burglarized sometime between Christmas and January 21 in the 2400 block of Park Place.
• A woman reported that she’d been tricked into sending some money Thursday to a scammer in the Dominican Republic.
• A robbery was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of East 10th Avenue.
Compiled by Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs from reports released by the Corsicana Police Department.
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‘Annie Get Your Gun’ through Sunday at the Palace
It’s the big musical, the one that makes me think of ‘cast of thousands,’ or in our case, dozens at least, and it’s here only for a few short days. ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ is Irving Berlin’s candy box treasure of a play about Annie Oakley, the sharpshooter in love with a showman.
It’s presented by the Warehouse Living Arts Center but because of its size is on stage at the Palace Theatre. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Short named Farmer of the Year
Agriculture businesses like farming and ranching are the backbone of Navarro County. Many farming families go back several generations.
Since at least 1965, the Corsicana Rotary Club (Wednesday club) has recognized and said “thank you” to the unsung heroes of the soil.
New clinic open
A new medical practice in partnership with Navarro Regional Hospital is now offering comprehensive occupational medicine services.
Purdon man sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for gun violations
Erik Willis, 31 of Purdon, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to serve a total of 258 months in federal prison following his conviction at trial in July 2013 on three felony firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Heat Advisory issued for North Texas
• Avoid the Heat. Stay out of the heat and indoors as much as possible. Spend time in an air conditioned space. Only two hours a day in an air-conditioned space can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness.
Corsicana’s Red Cross provides valuable assistance
Two weeks ago, when firefighters, oil field emergency crews and county crisis teams responded to a potential gas drilling disaster near Mildred there were also volunteers on the scene, serving cold water and Gatorade.
American Red Cross volunteers respond to a variety of situations, including fires, evacuations, tornadoes, and even bad car wrecks.
Texas Legislature debates road funding
The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state's Rainy Day Fund.
Tax rolls reflect closures
The industrial closures that were announced over a year ago have finally come home to roost in the form of lower tax appraisals in Corsicana and Navarro County.
Sheriff attends conference
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Over 1,500 peace officers were in attendance.
Downed line blocks traffic
Traffic on East State Highway 31 was halted Thursday when an 18-wheeler hit a sagging telephone line, brining down the line and compromising two utility poles.
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