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June 8th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ADAM ANTHONY STARR, 27, of 802 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• KATHERINE DELORIS SCAGGS, 41, of 201 N. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for failure to identify – giving false information and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JUNIOR JONES, 25, of 1710 S. Austin, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

June 7th

2 jailed in drug raid

June 7, 2012

At least two Big Spring residents were arrested in connection with an apparent drug raid executed in the 800 block of Lorilla Wednesday evening, although law enforcement officials are releasing little information in the case.
Olivia Talietha Ballin, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance — one gram or less and possession of marijuana — more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

Police blotter 6-7-2012

June 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• OLIVIA TALIETHA BALLIN, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.
• JASON MAURICE THREATS, 34, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

Gift will fund ‘Dorothy’ floor

June 7, 2012

Dorothy Garrett Coliseum will be seeing some new renovations soon.
Thanks to a gift of $70,000, from Mike and Sheila Abussab of Abusaab Companies — local owners of Sonic restaurants — the Jirous Foundation and Winters Family Foundation, the coliseum floor will be replaced.
“We are thrilled to be able to make this upgrade to the coliseum,” Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College president, said. “As this facility is used by the entire community, I know everyone will see a benefit from these generous gifts.”

Prairie Dog Fly-In expects 100 planes

June 7, 2012

The prairie dogs will be coming out of their dens to watch the 7th annual Prairie Dog Fly-In Breakfast this weekend. The fly-in is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.
“This is something we started to give pilots a reason to come here and see our facility which in turn gave them a reason to come back,” Kelly Grant, assistant to the air park director, said.
About 100 aircrafts are expected to fly in from all over the Permian Basin, including Snyder, Lubbock, San Angelo and Midland/Odessa.

June 6th

Stanton man pleads guilty to burning child

June 6, 2012

A Martin County man was sentenced to 180 days in prison — with possibly another seven-and-a-half-years to serve after that — after pleading guilty to third-degree felony charges of injury to a child in 118th District Court this week.

Dominick Robert Peña, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge during a February session of the Martin County grand jury stemming from a Nov. 8 incident that sent a 1-year-old child to the Martin County Hospital with second-degree burns over much of his body.

Pops plans progressing

June 6, 2012

Plans are moving along as the 2012 Pops in the Park celebration, set July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater, gets closer.

The pre-show has been planned, the flyover has been booked and deposits have been made. However, with the event date closing in quickly, there are still a few things needed for the event from the community.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PEDRO VALLE, 39, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JUAN CARLOS VILLARREAL, 32, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ORLANDO LOZOYA, 24, of 5216 Treemont Ave. in Midland, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• HOLSTON BANKS III, 20, of 1905 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

June 5th

Grand jury indicts Whitt and Guthrie

June 5, 2012

A Howard County Grand Jury indicted more than two-dozen people during its Friday session, including several true bills for a Big Spring man charged with several counts of sexual misconduct.

Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, of 4302.5 S. Highway 87, was indicted on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies, according to information released Monday by the Howard County District Attorney's office.

Mental Health First Aid classes held at college

June 5, 2012

West Texas Centers and Howard College are offering two Mental Health First Aid sessions to those interested in knowing how to respond to people with mental health problems.

Classes will be offered during a first session June 19 and 20 and a second session July 24 and 25. Each class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard College with a one-hour lunch break. To register, contact the Howard College Registrar's Office at 264-5131.

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