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An Indictment in Fatal Angelina County Crash

An Indictment in Fatal Angelina County Crash

LUFKIN -- The Angelina County grand jury has indicted a Lufkin man involved in a fatal accident last summer. The panel has indicted Daniel Lee Martin, 29. He was indicted on intoxication manslaughter and intoxicated assault charges. The July 2015 accident happened on U.S. Highway 69 North near Farm Road 706. The Department of Public Safety said Martin's SUV crossed the highway, struck a culvert causing the vehicle to overturn, and hit several trees. Two Lufkin brothers were in his ...

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Thunderstorms Moved Through the Area

TYLER -- Heavy thudnerstorms brought rain and hail to portions of Smith County. Dime to golf ball size hail was reported south, west and north of Tyler. The storms, which rumbled through at midday, also produced a severe thunderstorm warning. No reports of damage have been received.

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Former Teacher Indicted

Former Teacher Indicted

LONGVIEW -- A former Kilgore coach and teacher has been indicted for an improper relationship with a student. Brian Eugene Bird, 34, of Gladewater, was arrested last November. The Gregg County grand jury has now indicted him on charges of improper relationship between educator and student, indecency with a child and sexual performance by a child. Besides being the boys and girls golf coach and assistant boys basketball coach at Kilgore High School was also a geography teacher. Bird is ...

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Suspects Arrested in Smith County Burglaries, One Sought

TYLER — Smith County authorities have arrested two suspects, and are looking for a third, in connection with numerous burglaries. Arrested on Wednesday were 27 year old Michael Horton and 19 year old Devin Watts, both of Tyler. They are still looking for a suspect identified as Vincent Williams. (pictured) The suspects were arrested when authorities served two felony arrest warrants at their home on County Road 233 in southeastern Smith County. They were also able to recover items ...

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Bulky Item Collections Begin on Monday

Bulky Item Collections Begin on Monday

TYLER -- Tyler's free bulky item collection week starts Monday. To help you with your spring cleaning, the Tyler Solid Waste Department will be picking up those large items that usually cost an additional fee. Shirlene Black, Customer Service Supervisor with the city's Solid Waste Department, says you can put out such items as furniture, appliances, carpet, fence material and up to four non-commercial vehicle tires. Things that will not be picked up include liquid waste, limbs or brush. And ...

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Bernie Tiede's Attorneys Want 3rd Resentencing Trial

EAST TEXAS -- Infamous East Texas killer Bernie Tiede was resentenced to life in prison one week ago. Now, his lawyers want another sentencing trial. Tiede stole millions from 81 year old Marjorie Nugent in Carthage, then shot her in the back and hid her body in the freezer. Her body was found 9 months later. That was back in 1996. The case was brought to life in the hit movie Bernie. Defense Attorney Mike Degeurin contends the jury ...

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Driver Suspected of DWI Following Crash

SMITH COUNTY -- Tyler Police and Firefighters were both called to the scene of an accident near De Charles Street and Curtis Drive Thursday evening. Tyler Police Lieutenant Paul Robeson told KETK, Matthew Dean, 33, Tyler, was driving an SUV when he swerved off the road and crashed into a tree. He suffered minor injuries to his leg and chest. Dean was taken to a hospital for treatment, then is expected to be booked into the Smith County Jail on ...

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Two ETBU Students Drown

Two ETBU Students Drown

MARSHALL – Two freshman football players at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall have drowned. They are identified as Darrian “D.J.” McClintock, 20, of Spring, Texas and Norvontre “Trey” Harrison, 19, of Shreveport, Louisiana. The drowning occurred around 3:00 Thursday afternoon in a popular swimming area known locally as the “clay pits.” School President Blair Blackburn said at a news conference witnesses say one of the students was having trouble swimming and the other student went to their aid. But ...

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