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Tyler Shooting Suspect in Custody

Tyler Shooting Suspect in Custody

TYLER - A suspect has been arrested in a Tyler shooting. Taken into custody on Wednesday was Willie Dewayne Jackson, 30, of Tyler. He was arrested at his Pleasant Street home on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Smith County Jail on a $400,000 bond. He is accused of the August 21st shooting of Christopher Blaylock, 18, of Henderson at 1714 North Palace. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening ...

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Large Marijuana Field Found in Smith County

Large Marijuana Field Found in Smith County

GLADEWATER - A large marijuana growing operation has been uncovered in northern Smith County. It is south of Gladewater off County Road 373, near the Smith-Upshur county line. Over 4,000 plants, four to seven feet tall, have been found, along with an irrigation system. Water was being taken from a nearby creek. Investigators tell us several people have been seen living at a campsite on the property. They were not there when authorities raided the field and no arrests have ...

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Jail Escapee Back in Custody

Jail Escapee Back in Custody

TYLER - A Smith County jail inmate had a brief taste of freedom Wednesday. He was recaptured northeast of the jail near the intersection of Beckham and Locust. More details were pending.

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Longview Robbery Investigated

Longview Robbery Investigated

LONGVIEW - Longview police along with the FBI are investigating the robbery of a credit union. The LeTourneau Federal Credit Union on High Street was held up by a lone gunman shortly before 11:30 Wednesday morning. The man pulled a gun and demanded money from a teller. After getting an undisclosed amount, he left, walking north from the building. He is described as a white male between 45 and 50 and around 5'8" tall and weighing around 230 pounds. ...

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Lady-Justice

Jury Rules in Favor of Rusk Volunteer Fire Chief

RUSK -- Rusk Volunteer Fire Chief Donald Lankford has been cleared of an assault by physical contact charge, a class C misdemeanor. KETK reports the Donald Lankford v. State of Texas case stems from an incident December 30, 2015. Lankford was accused of grabbing 16-year-old Wayne Foreman and trying to pull him out of his SUV. This is after Foreman's friend, Zachery Banks, said he threw a firework in front of Lankford's firework stand. During Tuesday's trial, Banks ...

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Kilgore Man Gets Five Years in Child Sex Assault

LONGVIEW -- A Kilgore man who admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old girl in his care pleaded guilty Tuesday to child sexual assault and indecency with a child by sexual contact. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Neil Anthony Minnicks, 38, received two five-year sentences on the second-degree felonies. The maximum sentence for each was 20 years. The terms will run concurrently, 188th District Judge David Brabham ruled. Minnicks must serve half his dual sentence before ...

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Kari’s Law Takes Effect in Texas Thursday

Kari's Law Takes Effect in Texas Thursday

AUSTIN -- On Thursday, all businesses, schools, and hotels across the state will now be required by law to directly access 911. It stems from an East Texas Incident three years ago. State lawmakers passed the law in 2015 known as "Kari's Law". It was named after Kari Hunt, a woman who was attacked in 2013 by her ex-husband in a Marshall hotel room. Kari's 9-year-old daughter tried calling 911 four times but could not get through. ...

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Believed Python Perplexing Maine City Actually an Anaconda

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - Wessie P. Thon might actually be Wessie A. Conda. A Texas scientist who ran tests on a large snake skin found in the Maine city of Westbrook says Tuesday the tests came back as "100 percent from anaconda." A big snake caused a stir in Maine when it was seen this summer eating a beaver along a riverbank. The discovery of a 10-foot snakeskin this month indicates it's still lurking locally. Locals dubbed it Wessie. That ...

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Counterfeit Money Found in Kilgore

KILGORE - A Kilgore man has been arrested after a traffic stop turned up drugs and counterfeit money. Taken into custody was Clifton Ray Adair, 35. He was stopped for speeding around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of State Highway 135. Inside his car, Kilgore police found five counterfeit $100 bills and six grams of methamphetamine. He was charged with forgery and possession of a controlled substance and his bond set at $45,000.

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