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AUG 21

(UNDATED)–25 PEOPLE WERE INDICTED BY THE MILAM

GRAND JURY LAST WEEK. SEVERAL FROM ROCKDALE WERE

INDICTED. 2 HIGH PROFILE CASES WENT BEFORE THE GRAND

JURY. 69 YEAR OLD LLOYD EUGENE LONDON WAS INDICTED

FOR ATTEMPTED AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING AND CRIMINAL

INSTRUMENT–AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING. ROCKDALE POLICE

SAY LONDON WAS CHARGED AFTER HE BECAME OBSESSED

WITH A ROCKDALE WOMAN AND TRIED TO KIDNAP HER IN

ORDER TO MARRY HER. 50 YEAR OLD SHIRA YVONNE

ANDERSON-TAYLOR OF CAMERON WAS INDICTED FOR

MANSLAUGHTER. THE VICTIM WAS 52 YEAR OLD LEROY

TAYLOR. POLICE DETERMINED THE KILLING WAS A RESULT

OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN TAYLOR, AND THE VICTIM AT A

HOME IN THE 600 BLOCK OF EAST 6TH IN CAMERON ON

THURSDAY MAY 4TH.

(UNDATED)–THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WILL BE VISIBLE

ACROSS CENTRAL TEXAS AROUND MIDDAY UNTIL THE

EARLY AFTERNOON TODAY. EXPERTS REMIND THE PUBLIC

NOT TO STARE AT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WITHOUT

PROTECTION AS IT TAKES PLACE, DUE TO POTENTIAL

DAMAGE TO TH EEYES. HOWEVER, ORGANIZATIONS AROUND

CENTRAL TEXAS ARE HOLDING WATCH PARTIES WITH

PROPER PROTECTION AND PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFELY

VIEWING THE ECLIPSE. IN CENTRAL TEXAS, THE ECLIPSE IS

EXPECTED TO BE VISIBLE BEGINNING AROUND 11:45 AM AND

ENDING AROUND 2:45 PM TODAY.

(UNDATED)–THE FORMER SUPERINTENDENT AT

ROCKDALE I-S-D HAS STEPPED DOWN FROM HIS MOST RECENT

SUPERINTENDENT’S JOB. RECENTLY, DR. HOWELL WRIGHT

ASKED FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM THE POSITION FOR

HEALTH REASONS. THE REQUEST WAS GRANTED BY THE

SCHOOL BOARD. IN A MEETING LAST WEEK, THE BOARD

ACCEPTED DR. WRIGHT’S RESIGNATION BY UNANIMOUS

VOTE. THE BOARD EXPRESSED CONCERNS OVER FALLING

“STAAR” ACCOUNTABILITY TEST SCORES. DR. WRIGHT

WAS SUPERINTENDENT AT ROCKDALE I-S-D FROM 2009 TO

2013. ROCKDALE EXPERIENCED FALLING TEST SCORES IN

HIS TENURE AS WELL.

(ROCKDALE)–ROCKDALE FIREMEN RESPONDED TO A

REPORT OF AN UNOCCUPIED MOBILE HOME ON FIRE BY

TEXAS GRILL HOUSE ALONG EAST CAMERON AROUND 1:30

THIS (MONDAY) MORNING. FIREMEN HAD THE FIRE UNDER

CONTROL QUICKLY. A CAMERON RESIDENCE WAS HEAVILY

DAMAGED BY FIRE OVERNIGHT FRIDAY AT 404 BOWIE.

DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO THE REAR OF THE RESIDENCE.

(CAMERON)–MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE GATHERED

SATURDAY TO HONOR 2 FALLEN HEROES FROM CAMERON.

THE COMMUNITY MARCHED 8 MILES TO SHOW THEIR

SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILIES OF 2ND LT. DARREN ANDREWS

AND MASTER SGT. CHARLES PRICE. BOTH MEN WERE

CAMERON YOEMEN, SERVED IN THE ARMY, AND DIED

SERVING THEIR COUNTRY.

(UNDATED)–THE CAPITAL MURDER TRIAL BEGINS

MONDAY IN THE NOVEMBER 2015 KILLING OF THE

MARLIN POLICE CHIEF. 26 YEAR OLD DERRICK WAYNE

GAMBLE IS CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER OF A

PEACE OFFICER AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE OR ITEM

IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. HE WAS ARRESTED IN

THE EARLY MORNING HONORS OF NOV. 1, 2015 AT A

TEMPLE BAR IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF MARLIN

POLICE CHIEF DARRELL ALLEN. ALLEN WAS WORKING

OFF DUTY SECURITY AND TRIED TO DETAIN GAMBLE

WHEN AUTHORITIES SAY GAMBLE SHOT HIM.

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