Jasper

Suspects, victim's truck, current suspected vehicle

Two suspects believed by sheriff's investigators to be responsible for the murder of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton of Jasper County are still at large and on the run but are no longer using the victim's truck, which was recovered in Abilene, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports.

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DPS is investigating a crash involving a freight train and an 18-wheeler on Recreational Road 255 (RR 255) in Jasper County at about 3:22 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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DPS is investigating a crash involving a freight train and an 18-wheeler on Recreational Road 255 (RR 255) in Jasper County at about 3:22 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Linsey Davenport

Racial tensions continue to stir in the city of Jasper after two white Jasper Police Department officers were fired Monday, June 3, after using excessive force against Keyarika “Shea”

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Former Chief of Police Rodney Pearson is suing the City of Jasper, citing “conspiracy of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.” The lawsuit includes civil action against Mayor James M. Tout, Rayburn Broadcasting, Debbie Foster and Joe Whitener.

Foster is the mayor’s longtime girlfriend and an employee of his radio station, and Whitener is personnel director for the city of Jasper.

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