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Trial location announced for Upshur judge

UPDATE 5 PM: Upshur County Authorities say Visiting Judge Richard Davis has decided to move Judge Dean Fowler's criminal trial to Wood County to avoid a biased jury.

Fowler was suspended from office after he was indicted on a charge of Official Oppression.


UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Commissioners have selected a new county judge.

After several attempts commissioners finally named James Bowling as County Judge.

The county had to name a new judge after the suspension of Dean Fowler. Fowler was suspended from office after he was indicted on a charge of Official Oppression.

The charge stems from the commissioner court's ban on public comments during meetings.

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