Testimony in the sexual child abuse trial of Dennis Martin Beyer Jr., 49, of Paris, began this morning before a six-man, six-woman jury in Sixth District Court at the Lamar County Courthouse.

Representatives from the Rotary Club of Paris United visited Justiss Elementary to hand out new dictionaries to every third-grade student. Dr. David Salas, Janna Davis, David Cook, and Joyce Schaeffer, Rotarians, presented the dictionaries to the students.

Those in attendance at a Friendship Friday event at CitySquare, 2515 Bonham St., will have the opportunity to use creative skills to illustrate a Bible verse.

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DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families.

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Things evened out pretty nicely for No. 2 Baylor in its second game in three nights, and before traveling about 2,200 miles for a holiday trip when the Lady Bears will play three games in three days.

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Josh McGowen ran 158 yards and a score on 22 carries, Xavier Gipson had seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, and Stephen F. Austin beat Northwestern State 32-20 in the season finale for both teams on Thursday night.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has given final approval to a settlement in a lawsuit over the bail system in Texas' most populous county which ensures that most people accused of misdemeanor offenses don't languish in jail.

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TYLER, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a hot tub display at an East Texas state fair in September is the likely source of contamination which led to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that’s killed one person and sickened seven others.

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn’t figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man faces up to 10 years in prison for ramming a stolen truck into a barricade at a South Texas naval air station and then running around the base with a stolen handgun.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week.