Midlothian man who impregnated preteen, tried to get her an abortion is sentenced to 50 years

Midlothian, TX - An Ellis County man who impregnated a preteen girl has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.   Paul Jon Flanigan, 37, of Midlothian pleaded guilty last week to continuous sexual abuse of a child, Ellis County officials announced Tuesday. He will not have the possibility of parole.

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Good deed wins Midlothian PD officer honor

Midlothian, TX - Performing a good deed one recent day went viral for a Midlothian police officer — and earned him a profile on a Dallas television station.

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Thousands raised after Midlothian food bank’s first ever ‘Gobble Wobble Race Against Hunger’

Midlothian, TX - Manna House’s first-ever Gobble Wobble charity walk/run was a massive success – raking in thousands of dollars from the hundreds who participated.

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Heroes of Midlothian give back

Midlothian, TX - For the last several years, the Heroes of Midlothian Foundation has fulfilled its professed mission of providing assistance to families of local military and first responders in need.

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Midlothian church destroyed by tornado raising funds through cafe to rebuild

Midlothian, TX - An Ellis County church destroyed by a tornado is making plans for Sunday's service.  The service won't be far away. It will be in the community they've served for 20 years.

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Beware of scammers using our phone number, Midlothian police say

Midlothian, TX - The Midlothian Police Department is warning residents not to fall for a phone scam that uses its non-emergency number to solicit money.  “We have been notified that people are getting calls from a male using the name Kevin Scott, saying he works for Midlothian PD.

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Midlothian Scam Alert

Midlothian, TX - The Midlothian Police Department has been notified that residents are receiving calls from a male using the name, Kevin Scott, claiming to work for Midlothian PD.

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2 students arrested in MHS lockdown

Midlothian, TX - Two Midlothian High School students have been arrested in connection with a report to authorities on Sept. 6 that led to an hours-long lockdown of the campus.  The Midlothian Police Department announced, in a post signed by police chief Carl Smith,

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10-year-old girl dies of brain-eating amoeba contracted from Texas river, family says

Midlothian, TX - A 10-year-old girl who contracted a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a Texas river died early Monday morning, according to KWTX.

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New state building law has local cities concerned

Midlothian, TX - Of all the legislation coming out of Austin in 2019, it’s House Bill 2439 that has some city officials in Ellis County worried the most.  The bill, which is now law, involves new construction in the Lone Star State, and Ellis County is especially affected because of its accelerating growth.

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