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Closing Statements In NE Texas Capital Murder Trial

Testimony in the Bowie County Capital Murder trial of Taylor Parker wrapped up Thursday, and closing arguments start Monday. The state is accusing Parker of murdering Reagan Hancock and her unborn baby, who Parker allegedly cut out of Hancock’s womb and kidnapped. She faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted.
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Prosecutors and the defense rested on Thursday evening in the guilt or innocence phase of Taylor Rene Parker’s capital murder trial. The jury of six men and six women was instructed by Bowie County, TX, 202nd District Judge John Tidwell to return to court on Monday to hear closing arguments from both sides. The defense called no witnesses during this phase of the trial.
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Former Dierks City Clerk appears in Howard County Circuit Court this week

Former Dierks City Clerk Cheryl Delarosa appeared in the Howard County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Delarosa was granted a continuance until November 9. Delarosa is charged with six felony Theft of Property counts and six other counts of Abusing the Public Trust, which is also a felony. Delarosa was arrested in 2021, following a state police investigation into missing city funds of more than $501,000 dollars. Delarosa was employed as the Dierks City Secretary and Water Clerk at the time. Investigators determined the money was missing during a period of January 2015 through September 2020.

Foreman issues boil advisory

The advisory comes as a precautionary measure after a water main break and will remain in effect until repairs are complete and a bacteriological survey deems the water safe to drink. A house fire this morning in Redwater destroyed the home of Belinda Hastings Clark. Texarkana police have arrested a...

De Kalb, September 30 High School 🏐 Game Notice

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Observers Receive Warning

After Judge John Tidwell again warned observers in the courtroom about the graphic nature of upcoming crime scene photos and testimony, an expert in crime scene reconstruction testified Tuesday morning that what he saw at the scene of Hancock’s murder. Bowie County Assistant DA Kelley Crisp stated that it was not a quick death for Hancock, who was pregnant and brutally slashed and stabbed. Suspect Taylor Parker’s trial continues in New Boston.

New Mineral Springs School Resource Officer

Britany Rosenbaum was recently named the new School Resource Officer for the Mineral Springs School District. She is a 2011 graduate of Mineral Springs High School and has worked in law enforcement since she was 16, beginning as a jailer and dispatcher. Rosenbaum graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy in 2019 and has worked as SRO in Texarkana and Genoa Central.

Howard County Master Gardeners hosting beekeeping training

Master Gardener, Julio Fuentes discussed details on the upcoming computer classes that will be taking place next month at the Howard County Library. Fuentes also mentioned registration for the Southwest Arkansas Bee Keeper Association training and he talked about the important role bees play in plant life. For more information...

Oklahoma Forestry Services battle wildfires

BROKEN BOW, Okla. (KXII) - The Oklahoma Forestry Services crews are working 19 active wildfires across east-central and southeastern Oklahoma. OFS said the Blue Hole Fire, in McCurtain County, is located 3 1/2 miles northeast of Broken Bow. It is estimated at around 650 acres exhibiting extreme fire behavior or challenging fire suppression conditions in heavy timber and pine plantations.

Jury Shown Bloody Photos

Jurors in the Taylor Parker trial viewed photographs Monday morning of her bruised body and bloodied hands following her arrest on the day of Reagan Hancock‘s murder. Parker, who was 27 at the time of the murders on October 9, 2020, is charged with kidnapping and capital murder in the deaths of Reagan Simmons, 21, and her unborn baby girl Braxlynn.
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Idabel Warriors dominate Hugo in 35-7 win

Hugo News Sports With just under eight minutes to go in the first half of Hugo’s game against Idabel, the buzzer that generally signals the end of each quarter blared through the Warriors’ stadium. There was a split second of mass confusion. Hugo’s defense stopped dead in its tracks, looking at the referees for guidance. A few members of Idabel’s offense seemed equally confused, but not the…

2nd wildfire in as many days contained in McCurtain County, Okla.

McCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KSLA) — Authorities evacuated everyone living on Spencer Road at Joe Hough Road as a wildfire burned into the night Monday, Sept. 26 in McCurtain County, Okla. The sheriff in McCurtain County said Monday night the first was contained around 9:15 p.m. This happened just northeast...

Dierks School Board passes 2022-2023 budgets

A motion by board member, Justin Simmons and seconded by board member, Kara Tedford, passed unanimously to approve a quote from White River in the amount of $10,328.96. The board noted that this was to finish a cabling/switch project and eRate funds would be utilized. Other items on the agenda...

83 Total Arrests in Bowie County Last Week – Sheriff’s Report

Chalk up another busy week for your Bowie County Sheriff's Office. There were 22 people arrested by BCSO last week. Another 66 people arrested by other law enforcement agencies in our area were turned over to Bowie County. With no less than 10 Assaults this week, here is your Bowie County Sheriff's Office report prepared by Chief Deputy Robby McCarver.

Dierks School Board approves retention and recruitment plan

During the Dierks board of Education meeting, the board approved a Retention and Recruitment plan to provide all certified staff with a $5000 payment. Superintendent Grover Hill explained the details. The Elementary and High School principles reported that enrollment was at 291 on the elementary campus, 235 for the High...