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Man Arrested after Reportedly Punching Cop

LONGVIEW -- A man was arrested Thursday after police said he punched a Longview officer attempting to arrest him. According to the Longview News-Journal and KETK, Cesar Danilo Cordova, 22, was held Friday on bonds totaling $22,500, charged with assault of a public servant, evading arrest detention with a previous conviction and harassment of a public servant. Jail records showed Cordova also was being held on an immigration detainer. Police responded about 7 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of ...

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TxDOT Road Work Update

TxDOT Road Work Update

TYLER - Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 24th. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Night work is slated to start Wednesday for a new U.S. Highway 271 project in Tyler. The project consists of repairing the base in the main lanes, conducting work on the side streets, applying a new surface, and striping. This work will have major impacts on traffic flow. ...

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Zane Simons

Area Fireman Drowns

BULLARD - A member of the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has drowned. Zane Simons, 19, was swimming with friends on Friday evening when he had a seizure and drowned. CPR was performed on him and he was rushed to a Tyler hospital where he died. To assist the family in paying for his funeral, a gofundme account has been established. You can go to https://www.gofundme.com/zane-simons-funeral-fund if you would like to donate.

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Lonnie Bo Pilgrm

Funeral Services Set for Bo Pilgrim

PITTSBURG – Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday for Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, 89. Pilgrim, the co-founder and longtime Chairman and CEO of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, and Chairman Emeritus of Pilgrim Bank, died at his home on Friday. No word on the cause of death. According to the Erman Smith Funeral Home web site, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00 ...

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No Jury Selection Monday in Gregg County

No Jury Selection Monday in Gregg County

LONGVIEW – There will be no jury selection in Gregg County on Monday. The district clerk’s office has posted on the county web site that jury selection set for Monday in Gregg County has been canceled.

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Leroy Carter

Man Accused of Threatening a Gladewater Business

GLADEWATER – A Gladewater man has been charged with making a terroristic threat. Arrested shortly after 6:00 Friday evening was Leroy Carter III, 58. According to the Gladewater Police Department Facebook page, Carter threatened to come to the Sonic Drive-In on East Broadway and shoot employees. Carter is being held in the Gregg County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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World

Charlie Gard’s family ends legal fight to take the sick boy to the US
Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing that killed 24, injured 42
American student detained in China has been released, according to US senator
William and Harry open up about their last phone call with Princess Diana
William and Harry share most intimate memories of life with Princess Diana
Congress strikes deal on bill to slap new sanctions on Russia
Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump’s RNC moment
New photo of Prince George released for his 4th birthday
Prince George climbs in helicopter cockpit as Prince William and Princess Kate depart Germany
Inside a formerly ISIS-occupied building in the western suburbs of Raqqa, Syria
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Business

A $20 dress that’s all the rage among female news anchors
Bride’s dad makes cardboard cutout of her dog so he can attend wedding
Rep. Eric Swalwell spends the day as a Southwest baggage handler, Starbucks barista
Apollo 11 moon dust bag sells for $1.8 million at auction
Pokemon Go Fest refunds tickets after technical glitches
US Navy’s new $13B aircraft carrier is ‘quantum leap into the 21st century’
US stocks close lower as General Electric drags Dow
Owl cabins in southwestern France attract fun-loving travelers
Jelly up to the bar for wine-infused jam
Kenmore products now available on Amazon
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Political

Congressional Democrats to roll out economic agenda
Trump calls Jeff Sessions ‘beleaguered AG’ in tweet
Jared Kushner set for closed-door interview with Senate Intelligence Committee
Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory
Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team
Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader says
Trump lawyer says it’s an open question whether president could pardon himself
Trump Jr., Manafort agree to cooperate with Senate panel and won’t attend Wednesday hearing, Grassley says
New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci ‘deleting old tweets’
In midst of Russia probe, NSA chief vows: ‘I will not violate’ my oath to Americans
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Health

Study finds a major uptick in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements
Jamie Lee Curtis opens up about opioid addiction, her family and ‘show-off business”
Grandma and granddaughter will rock same dress to family wedding
Meghan McCain shares photo of hike with father John McCain
Mom encourages parents to teach their children about differences after son ridiculed at church
Ari Schultz, 5-year-old heart transplant recipient who went viral, dies
Indiana preemie home after family says Cancun hospital allegedly extorted over $30K from them
Long Island sisters’ babies born on same day, delivered by same doctor
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Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel’s 3-month-old son “doing great” after open-heart surgery, shares 1st photo since emotional monologue
“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Ready Player One,” and “Stranger Things Season 2” trailers premiere at Comic-Con
Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” steal the show at Comic-Con
“Game of Thrones” recap: “Stormborn”
“Dunkirk” victorious at the box office with $50.5 million weekend
Ben Affleck disputes rumors he’s giving up on Batman
‘Home Alone’ and ‘Sopranos’ actor John Heard dead at 71
Creators of HBO’s “Confederate” respond to backlash
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Sports

Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saves man with Heimlich maneuver
Clint Dempsey ties U.S. men’s goal-scoring record
Jordan Spieth wins British Open for third major title
Scoreboard roundup — 7/21/17
Sky’s the limit for baseball player, 11, born without his left hand
Celtics to add free-agent guard
Minnesota Twins close to trade for LHP Jaime Garcia
Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo intersted in NBA ownership
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