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Tyler Business Robbed

Tyler Business Robbed

TYLER – A lone gunman has robbed the Jack in the Box at 6915 South Broadway. It happened around 4:00 Saturday morning. The suspect surprised an employee in the office, pointed a semi-automatic pistol at her and demanded money from the safe. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Based upon surveillance video, the suspect is described as a black male about six feet tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing all black and had his ...

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Two Jailed in Palestine on Sexual Assault Charge

Two Jailed in Palestine on Sexual Assault Charge

PALESTINE – Two Anderson County men have been arrested and charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a 13 year old girl in Elkhart. Arrested Wednesday afternoon was Stephyn Cornell Prine, 63. Arrested Thursday evening was Kameron Heath Prine, 33. They are being held in the Anderson County Jail with bond on each man set at $500,000.

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Department of Agriculture

Farmers Eligible for FSA Loans

TYLER - Smith County has been notified that family farmers are eligible to apply for low-interest emergency disaster loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for April storm damage. On June 29, President Barack Obama declared nine Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas, including Smith, Anderson, Cherokee, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties. Another 25 counties were named contiguous counties, including Gregg, Henderson, and Rusk counties. Family farmers are eligible to qualify for low-interest, emergency loans from the Farm Service ...

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Rusty Jacks

Two Tyler Policemen Promoted

TYLER - A ceremony Friday afternoon saw two persons promoted at the Tyler Police Department. One of those promoted today was Lieutenant Rusty Jacks. Chief Jimmy Toler promoted him to Assistant Chief. And Sergeant Mike Malone twas promoted to Lieutenant. Since 1993 when he joined the police department, Jacks has worked within the patrol, investigations, tactical and administrative divisions of the department. Prior to promoting, he worked as a patrol officer, bicycle patrol officer, and as a ...

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Chief Deputy Indicted in Nacogdoches County

Chief Deputy Indicted in Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES - The chief deputy for the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department has been indicted. The panel indicted Stephen Godfrey, 44, on four counts of aggravated perjury. According to a news release from the sheriff;s department, the sheriff has limited information on the allegations in this case. But he said, It is standard practice for Sheriffs across the State of Texas to place officers on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of any type of criminal investigation or action. ...

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Teen Indicted in Father’s Shooting

Teen Indicted in Father's Shooting

LONGVIEW - A Gregg County man has been indicted in the shooting of his father. Noel Garner Jr., 19, of Gladewater has been indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury to a family member. Around 3:00am on May 25th, Noel Garner Sr.,42 was shot in his face at the family home on North Ferry Street. The wound was not life-threatening and he was able to give officers details of what happened. His ...

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A Marshall City Commissioner Banned from Town Hall Meetings

A Marshall City Commissioner Banned from Town Hall Meetings

MARSHALL - A Marshall city commissioner is free on bond following his Wednesday night arrest. Commissioner Michael Mitchell was arrested after being accused of disrupting a meeting. The meeting had been set to answer questions and to interact with police officers in an effort to build a stronger community bond. Justice of the Peace Nancy George set his bond at $1,500. A condition of his bond is that he is banned from future town hall meetings. He can, however, attend ...

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Vigil Held for Two Longview Murder Victims

Vigil Held for Two Longview Murder Victims

LONGVIEW - Funeral services were held in Longview Saturday for Joseph Acles, 26, and Quincy Williams, 21. They are the city's latest homicide victims. The two men were found dead in a home on Timpson Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard Tuesday morning. Investigators say the two Longview High School graduates were shot to death. They are the 5th and 6th homicides in Longview this year and t here are no suspects in the case. Friends and relatives of the ...

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