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Lindale Man Arrested after State Trooper Fatally Shot

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 3:12 am

FAIRFIELD (AP) — A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released a statement on its Twitter account Thursday night identifying the trooper as Damon Allen, 41. DPS said Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children. The agency also said it will file capital murder charges against Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale. Allen was shot and killed before 4 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Fairfield, about 90 miles south of Dallas, according to DPS. The department said Allen was shot with a rifle and died at the scene. The suspect then fled. Hours after the shooting, the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect’s vehicle was spotted in Hempstead. The sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page that shots were fired, but did not indicate who opened fire. Black was apprehended a short time later. The Department of Public Safety said he’s being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.… Read the rest of the article…


Man Arrested in Thanksgiving Day Assault

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:40 am

TYLER — A man has been arrested in a Thanksgiving Day assault that injured two people, one seriously. Tyler police responded around noon to a Kennedy Avenue location where the incident had just occurred. The first arriving officer saw the suspect about a block north, walking away from the scene. 51-year-old Leo Patrick Collins of Tyler was jailed after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say Collins had assaulted his 54-year-old neighbor Jacqueline Ewell and 45-year-old Bufford McGee by striking them both with a table leg. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment. Ewell sustained a serious head injury, and McGee suffered a broken arm.


Police: Watch Your Belongings This Holiday Shopping Season

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

TYLER – Black Friday is the largest shopping day of the year. Tyler police caution you it is also a busy time for auto burglars. They’ll shop the easy way, by stealing your gifts, purses, wallets, packages, or other valuables you leave in plain sight inside your vehicle. There are some basic safety tips so motorists and shoppers can prevent these crimes. Tyler police say to hide your belongings and gifts from eyesight and lock them in your trunk or cover them.… Read the rest of the article…


Missing Palestine Woman Found Safe Following Tip

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

PALESTINE — Acting on a tip, law officers have found a missing Palestine woman safe and unharmed. According to KETK, Palestine police say 24-year-old Haley Dawn Grant was located Wednesday evening at a location in Anderson County. Police took a missing person report on Monday. Her friend said she had been missing since November 18. She was last seen at a gas station in Palestine. Friends and family had been searching for her, not knowing why she would disappear. They said it was not of her character to just go missing. “I want to thank all of the family and friends of Haley Grant for the prayers and concern about her. I want to thank the Palestine Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for all their work in finding her,” said Haley’s friend, David Lusk.


Firefighters Bid Farewell to Canine Friend

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

FLINT — The Flint-Gresham Volunteer Fire Department is mourning a loved one. “Flynt the Fire Dog” became a member of the team in 2004. According to KETK, the department says he died Wednesday morning. Department members say when calls came in, he would often beat the firefighters to the engine. Describing him as a friend to everyone, the firefighters say they will miss Flynt very much. Flynt will be laid to rest at the fire station, and a memorial will be placed in the near future.



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Lindale Man Arrested after State Trooper Fatally Shot

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 3:12 am

FAIRFIELD (AP) — A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released a statement on its Twitter account Thursday night identifying the trooper as Damon Allen, 41. DPS said Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children. The agency also said it will file capital murder charges against Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale. Allen was shot and killed before 4 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Fairfield, about 90 miles south of Dallas, according to DPS. The department said Allen was shot with a rifle and died at the scene. The suspect then fled. Hours after the shooting, the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect’s vehicle was spotted in Hempstead. The sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page that shots were fired, but did not indicate who opened fire. Black was apprehended a short time later. The Department of Public Safety said he’s being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.… Read the rest of the article…


Man Arrested in Thanksgiving Day Assault

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:40 am

TYLER — A man has been arrested in a Thanksgiving Day assault that injured two people, one seriously. Tyler police responded around noon to a Kennedy Avenue location where the incident had just occurred. The first arriving officer saw the suspect about a block north, walking away from the scene. 51-year-old Leo Patrick Collins of Tyler was jailed after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say Collins had assaulted his 54-year-old neighbor Jacqueline Ewell and 45-year-old Bufford McGee by striking them both with a table leg. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment. Ewell sustained a serious head injury, and McGee suffered a broken arm.


Police: Watch Your Belongings This Holiday Shopping Season

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

TYLER – Black Friday is the largest shopping day of the year. Tyler police caution you it is also a busy time for auto burglars. They’ll shop the easy way, by stealing your gifts, purses, wallets, packages, or other valuables you leave in plain sight inside your vehicle. There are some basic safety tips so motorists and shoppers can prevent these crimes. Tyler police say to hide your belongings and gifts from eyesight and lock them in your trunk or cover them.… Read the rest of the article…


Missing Palestine Woman Found Safe Following Tip

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

PALESTINE — Acting on a tip, law officers have found a missing Palestine woman safe and unharmed. According to KETK, Palestine police say 24-year-old Haley Dawn Grant was located Wednesday evening at a location in Anderson County. Police took a missing person report on Monday. Her friend said she had been missing since November 18. She was last seen at a gas station in Palestine. Friends and family had been searching for her, not knowing why she would disappear. They said it was not of her character to just go missing. “I want to thank all of the family and friends of Haley Grant for the prayers and concern about her. I want to thank the Palestine Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for all their work in finding her,” said Haley’s friend, David Lusk.


Firefighters Bid Farewell to Canine Friend

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

FLINT — The Flint-Gresham Volunteer Fire Department is mourning a loved one. “Flynt the Fire Dog” became a member of the team in 2004. According to KETK, the department says he died Wednesday morning. Department members say when calls came in, he would often beat the firefighters to the engine. Describing him as a friend to everyone, the firefighters say they will miss Flynt very much. Flynt will be laid to rest at the fire station, and a memorial will be placed in the near future.



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