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A Prison Sentence for Asbestos Violations

A Prison Sentence for Asbestos Violations

MARSHALL - A Houston County man is going to prison for asbestos removal violations. Rodney K. Beshears, 60, of Kennard pleaded guilty in February to violating asbestos work practice standards of the Clean Air Act. In federal court in Marshall Thursday, he was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison. Beshears and his employees began excavating and removing a pipeline between Diana and Ore City in October 2011. He admitted to not following asbestos removal practices ...

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Teen Injured in Wood County Home Invasion

QUITMAN - Two persons are in custody and two are being sought in a Wood County home invasion that injured a teenager. The 16 year old boy was alone when his home was broken into and he was stabbed fighting with one of the suspects. He was treated and released from the hospital. The suspects took two televisions, a computer and a rifle and fled. Following up leads, authorities arrested Lawrence “Flow” Herron of Mineola. He has been charged with ...

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New Scholarship Going to Three Area Students

TYLER -- Three local students are among the first recipients of the Trooper Javier Arana Jr. Memorial Scholarship. They gathered at the the Texas Department of Public Safety Tyler Regional Office to receive the award. The scholarship was created in honor of Arana, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. The first local recipients are James Jackson of Troup High School, Jenna Stanely of Canton High School and Jaylon Seastrunk of Longview High School. ...

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Power Back on At KilgoreCollege-Longview

Power Back on At KilgoreCollege-Longview

LONGVIEW -- Students at Kilgore College-Longview got a late start on classes Thursday. A blown transformer near the campus knocked out power to nearly 300 customers, including the college. AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company repaired the problem and the doors to the college were reopened.

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Lindale Student Recognized in Austin

AUSTIN -- The State Board of Education has recognized 15 Texas public school students as Student Heroes for their outstanding volunteer efforts at their schools and communities. One of the students is from Smith County. He is Drvyer Cowart, a second grader in Lindale. He had one wish for his birthday, to help area foster children. He asked his family and friends to raise money for Together We Rise, a non-profit that works with foster children in Smith County. The ...

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A Sex Offender Compliance Check in Henderson County

ATHENS -- Area law enforcement agencies have joined together to conduct a "Knock and Talk" sex offender compliance check in Henderson county. The action has resulted in some arrests. The goal of the operation was to verify the offender is complying with the law. It requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement agency in the city or county where they reside. Nearly 200 compliance checks were conducted earlier this week. ...

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Police Seek Suspects in Tyler Bank Robbery

TYLER -- Police are seeking leads in a Thursday morning bank robbery in south Tyler. According to KETK, Public Information Officer Don Martin says two thieves hit Citizens National Bank on W. Grande Boulevard near Old Jacksonville Highway. According to police records, officers were dispatched to the report at 10:07 a.m. Police say they may have found the suspect vehicle, described as a four-door silver Chevrolet with Oklahoma plates. One of the two robbers is described as ...

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Suspected Bank Robber Expected to Plead Guilty

TYLER -- A man indicted in a 2015 Longview bank robbery is set to take a plea Friday at a hearing in federal court in Tyler. Patrick Terry Gilbert was indicted in November on charges of bank robbery; using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence; felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of an unregistered firearm in the Oct. 23 robbery of Capital One Bank in the 1100 block of Judson Road. Gilbert is accused ...

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Teen Arrested for Allegedly Shooting His Father

GLADEWATER -- A Gladewater teenager has been taken into custody after reportedly shooting his father. According to KETK, officers responded to a home on Ferry around 3:00 Wednesday morning and found Noel Garner Sr. with a gunshot wound. Officials said he was shot by his son, Noel Garner, Jr.,19. Garner, Sr. was shot in his face but was able to give officers details of what happened. His injuries were not life-threatening. Garner, Jr. fled the scene before officers arrived but ...

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