Two of the four missing Martinez children. (Source: Smith Co. Sheriff)
Good afternoon! We hope your day is going well.
Here are today's stories for your perusal:
1. The Smith County Sheriff's Office is still asking for the public's help in locating four children who were taken by their non-custodial mother in violation of a court order. On Thursday, Child Protective Services said that the four children had tested positive for methamphetamine when CPS officials removed the children from their home on December 10.
2. An East Texas murder suspect was back in court Thursday for his arraignment and to ask for a USB drive to accompany the laptop he has now been granted access to. On Thursday, 43-year-old James Calvert was arraigned on a capital murder charge. Calvert is accused of killing his ex-wife and then fleeing with the couple's four-year-old son.
4. It's not uncommon for people to ask for a receipt when they buy food at McDonald's, but one teen took his receipt to the extreme and made his purchase a little more permanent.Check out what he did here.
6. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new twist to the old fake check scam - this time preying on individuals searching for employment. In a job market which is extremely competitive, more individuals are becoming susceptible to questionable offers for employment as they try to find work. Here's what you need to know.