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Jacksonville Man Killed in One Vehicle Wreck

CHEROKEE COUNTY -- One man was killed, two injured in a wreck Saturday night just east of Jacksonville. According to the Department of Public Safety, a truck, driven by Kenneth Lee Lambert, 41, was headed east on FM 22 when he attempted to pass another vehicle. The DPS report said Lambert lost control of the truck on the wet roadway and drove through a bar ditch and into a tree. Lambert was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers, Lincoln ...

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Poor Visibility Blamed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

LUFKIN -- The Lufkin Police Department released the names of those involved in a fatality Friday night. Officials said Elaine Stanley, Lufkin, was killed after she was hit by an unlicensed driver. Lufkin Police said Stanley was crossing the street on East Denman Avenue when she stepped in front of a Ford Expedition. The driver of the vehicle, Erick Leyva, 15, reportedly had difficulty seeing the woman due to rainy conditions. Leyva immediately turned his vehicle around and parked in ...

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Emergency Landing at the Tyler Airport

Emergency Landing at the Tyler Airport

TYLER - A pilot had to make a belly landing at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport after his landing grear failed to fully extend. The City of Tyler told KETK the pilot was flying a King Air private plane. After flying around to burn off fuel, he successfully landed Friday afternoon as emergency crews looked on. No injuries were reported.

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Weather Putting a Crimp in Some Holiday Events

EAST TEXAS - The weather is causing problems for holiday events planned in East Texas this weekend. Heavy rain is predected Saturday through Monday. KETK is reporting over 4 inches of rain will be seen in some areas. Because of the weather, holiday events are either being cancelled or rescheduled. Cancelled: Whitehouse Christmas in the Park and parade Lindale Christmas parade The Marshall Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade Saturday's Lighting of the Van Oil Museum Oil Derrick program Rescheduled: Christmas at the Gregg ...

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Suspicious Person Arrested in Gladewater

GLADEWATER - A report of a suspicious person resulted in the arrest of a Gladewater man. Early Thursday evening, Gladewater police had received a report of a man parking at a vacant house and walking down the street. They found Anthony Ross Turner, 52, on Maple Avenue. As they started to pat him down, Turner is said to have started to pull something out of his coat pocket. As the officers physically restrained him, a gun dropped to the ...

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A Change for the City of Palestine

A Change for the City of Palestine

PALESTINE - There is a change in the organizational structure for the city of Palestine. It is replacing the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The new department that will be assuming its duties is called Community Services Department. Longtime Palestine Police Officer Patsy Smith, who is currently a Code Enforcement Officer, will become a reserve officer in order to lead Community Services. New City Manager Mike Alexander said the new department will encompass many of the responsibilities of the former ...

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Prosecutors: Dismissal Deal Done in Manziel’s Domestic Case

Prosecutors: Dismissal Deal Done in Manziel's Domestic Case

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors say they have an agreement with Johnny Manziel to dismiss a domestic violence charge against the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. The Dallas County District Attorney's Office said Friday that Manziel will have to meet certain conditions for a year before the misdemeanor charge will be dismissed. The former Cleveland Browns player was accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley during a night out in January. Brittany Dunn, a spokeswoman for the prosecutors, said the agreement was ...

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Man Wanted in Longview Assault Arrested

LONGVIEW - A Longview man is facing a variety of charges, including assaulting a woman twice. Gregg County authorities arrested Damarcus Lakendrick Owens, 24, in Nacogdoches County on Wednesday. The arrest stems from an incident on Centenary Drive on October 8th. Besides assaulting one woman, he is accused of injuring two other women who were trying to fight him off. He's facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, burglary ...

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Man Indicted in Longview Murder

Man Indicted in Longview Murder

LONGVIEW - The Gregg County Grand Jury has indicted a Longview man in a murder in late August. According to the Longview News Journal, GeKainnon Ikemoin-Kenyon Harris, 20, was indicted in the August 30th death of Alexis Bell, 26. She was found shot to death in an apartment on Lake Lamond Drive. Originally, Harris was arrested at the scene on two unrelated assault family violence warrants. He was later charged with manslaughter in Bell's death. He remains in the Gregg ...

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