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Sonny Dee Edwards Jr

A Police Standoff in Longview Ends, Suspect Arrested

LONGVIEW – A police standoff in Longview ends peacefully with the suspect in custody. It started just before 3:00 Saturday morning with a report of a man in a home on Mamon Drive. The man, Sonny Dee Edwards, Jr., 31, of Longview, was under a protective order and not suppose to be in the house. Two women in the home were able to escape through a bedroom window. Edwards was said to have fired several rounds at a police ...

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Marshall Death Under Investigation

Marshall Death Under Investigation

MARSHALL – A man found lying in a Marshall yard around 7:00 last night has died. Police were called to a home on Sledge Street where a man, who may have been shot, was found lying in his front yard. He later died at a Marshall hospital. When it was thought another person may have been barricaded in the house, a SWAT team was called out. No one was found in the residence. An autopsy will be performed to determine ...

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Dustin Charles Bennett

Three Indicted in Connection with a Double Homicide in Longview

LONGVIEW – The Gregg County grand jury has indicted three persons in connection with the deaths of two men back in March. The bodies of Dekeilen Joe Nelson, 20, of Gilmer and Kevin Lorenzo Stephenson, 28, of Henderson, were found near railroad tracks off Estes Parkway. Indicted this week for capital murder in the case was Dustin Charles Bennett, 36.(pictured) Indicted for aggravated robbery in connection with the case were Craig Deallen Davison, 50, and Patricia Francine Baker, 19. The ...

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New Director for NET RMA

New Director for NET RMA

TYLER - The North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority has a new Executive Director. He is Christopher R. Miller of Mobile, Alabama. In his most recent position, Miller was the Executive Director of the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, a position he has held for several years. For six years prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of the organization. Miller, who starts to work on Monday, is succeeding Interim Executive Director Everett Owen. The organization helps accelerate the ...

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Judge Getz Gets Some of Judge Baker’s Duties

Judge Getz Gets Some of Judge Baker's Duties

TYLER - County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Floyd Getz is being appointed to handle Smith County Judge Joel Baker’s judicial duties. This follows Judge Baker's recent suspension without by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Administrative Judge Mary Murphy made the appointment this week. The appointment runs through the end of the year. At next Tuesday's county commissioners' meeting they will start the process of selecting an acting county judge. Friday, Judge David Peeples filed the expected order dismissing ...

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Text: Lawyer Seeks Plea Deal, Doubts Manziel Can Stay Clean

Text: Lawyer Seeks Plea Deal, Doubts Manziel Can Stay Clean

DALLAS (AP) — A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel's lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, but has doubts about the quarterback's ability to stay clean. The text message is from defense attorney Bob Hinton. It was transmitted after an AP reporter contacted him asking for comment about a hit-and-run crash Manziel was involved in Monday night. Hinton writes: "Heaven help us if one of the conditions is ...

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Tyler Business Robbed

Tyler Business Robbed

TYLER – Police are investigating the robbery of a Tyler business. The Eggroll Express at 510 West Front Street was held up shortly before 11:45 Friday morning. A man with a covering over his face, armed with a handgun, fled with an undisclosed amount of money. He was described as a black male, about 5'9 and with a thin build. There was one customer in the store at the time of the robbery. No injuries were reported.

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Richard lee Moore

Tyler Attorney Charged with DWI

TYLER - An attorney with the U.S. Attorney's office is free on bond today after being arrested for DWI. Free after posting a $500 bond is Richard Lee Moore, 65. He was arrested after his car was stopped on Rice Road near Hollytree Drive in Tyler on Thursday.

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Good Shepherd Health System Announces Its Acquisition

Good Shepherd Health System Announces Its Acquisition

LONGVIEW - There has been another healthcare merger in the area. In the wake of Tyler's Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals' May merger with CHRISTUS Health, Longview's Good Shepherd Health System announces it is being acquired by Tennessee-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Included in the acquisition, Good Shepherd NorthPark in Longview, Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, emergency services in Kilgore and provider offices at over 30 locations. Also included are immediate care centers and outpatient and health and wellness services across ...

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