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Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas

Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas to host online conference

TYLER -- The 2020 Peace of Mind Conference will take place virtually this year. The online event will be on October 2 from 8:45 am until 2:00 pm. This year marks the 7th annual conference entitled: “Mental Health and a Nation in Crisis.” Peace of Mind will feature 4 sessions: the first 2 will be the stories of individuals: Session 3 will focus on the way technology is improving mental health. The last will feature a ...

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UTHSC receives $2.8 million tuberculosis research grant

TYLER -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has received a $2.8 million grant for a study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Statistics reveal that infection infects a third of the world’s population, causing 1.3 million deaths per year, that includes 100,000 children. Principal investigator on the research is UTHSCT Chair and Professor of Pulmonary Immunology Dr. Raman Vankayalapati. UTHSCT researchers Drs. Karan Singh and Deepak Tripathi are co-investigators on the grant. “Approximately 90% of infected persons have latent tuberculosis ...

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Christus Trinity Mother Francis

CHRISTUS TMF health system opens state-of-the-art cancer center, building new cancer institute

TYLER -- The Louise Herrington Cancer Center, at the Bradley-Thompson at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances opened in Tyler on Friday. Administrators say the new space will allow patients to have a place with higher nurse awareness and a lower nurse-to-patient ratio.The cancer center was named in memory after Tyler philanthropist Louise Herrington. The ceremony also included the announcement that CHRISTUS TMF and Texas Oncology will build a new outpatient treatment and research center, to be named Northeast Texas Cancer and ...

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Tyress Gipson

Prayer rally this weekend for missing Jacksonville teen

JACKSONVILLE -- A Jacksonville family plans to gather this weekend in a prayer rally for a missing 18-year-old. According to our news partner KETK, Tyress Gipson was last seen in late August. Since then, four people have been arrested in connection with his disappearance and charged with aggravated kid-napping. The family says they will work with police to possibly start a search team to find Gipson, wanting to follow the right steps in bringing him home. The prayer rally ...

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Karen Juica

East Texas couple arrested with ties to local city hall

ATHENS -- Two people connected to Payne Springs City Hall in Henderson County have been arrested for abuse of office and forgery. A press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of City Council member Michael Steven Juica, 66, and Karen Juica, 59. The arrests came about after an initial investigation by the three law-enforcement agencies, which is on-going. In addition to being a sitting member of the city council. Michael Juica was also supervisor for maintenance ...

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Fatality accident in Harrison County

Fatality accident in Harrison County

HARRISON COUNTY -- D.P.S. Troopers responded to a one vehicle crash on FM-451 in Harrison County on Thursday. A department news brief indicates the driver, Daniele Kathleen Fottenbury, 19, of Marshall, was driving around a curve, when she crossed the center stripe, over-corrected and entered a barditch in a left side skid. The vehicle rolled multiple times. Fottenbury was transported to Good Shepard – Marshall in stable condition. Nickolas Joseph Fottenbury, was a passenger and was pronounced dead at the ...

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Thursday

Coronavirus update

EAST TEXAS -- NET Health confirmed 30 new coronavirus cases in Smith County Thursday. Also in the county's "confirmed" category, there are 699 active cases, 2,830 recoveries, a total of 3,587 cases, and 63 deaths. Gregg County's latest confirmed numbers show 539 active cases and a total of 2,085. Of that, 1,511 are listed as recovered. 36 COVID related deaths have been reported. Additional cases are listed as probable for both counties. If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, please ...

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