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Man Sentenced for Meth at County Courthouse

Man Sentenced for Meth at County Courthouse

TYLER -- A Jacksonville man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas. On Friday the Eastern District of Texas saidthat David Anthony Ebanez, 24, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison. Ebanez plead guilty to in September of last year to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Information presented in court stated that Ebanez was found in possession of over 50 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine at ...

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Crash

East Texan Killed in Crash Outside of Palestine

PALESTINE -- A woman from Chandler was killed on Thursday afternoon in a fatal accident on a small road just outside of Palestine. According to our news partner KETK, Nedra Parham Smith, 77, was attempting to cross over FM 3244 at 5:43 p.m. on Thursday. At the same time Benjamin Oben Egbe, 55 of Palestine, was driving through the intersection when the collision occured. Smith was transported to the Palestine Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Egbe ...

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trial

Trial Set for Man Accused in Boating Death

TYLER -- A Flint man charged with running over a teenager with his boat on Lake Palestine back in June had his trial date set Friday morning. According to our news partner KETK, the trial for Jeffrey Hampton, 31, has been set for February 10. Hampton was charged with manslaughter in the killing of 14-year-old Roberto Hernandez in the boating death last summer. Investigators allege that Hampton struck Hernandez while he was standing on a dock. Both the prosecution and ...

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Map of Crash

2 Teens Killed 2 Injured in Accident Following Chase

KILGORE -- An accident just before midnight Friday morning has left 2 East Texas teenagers dead and two more are in the hospital. D.P.S. Staff Sergeant Jean Dark told KTBB on Friday, "for a yet to be determined reason, the driver of that vehicle chose to evade officers." The wreck took place at the intersection of FM 349 and US 259 in Kilgore at 11:56 p.m. 17-year-olds Gabriel Coronado and Braden Jones were killed as a result of the wreck, ...

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Emergency Responders

Kilgore Emergency Addressing Outdated Facilities

Kilgore Emergency Response is looking to update their facilities, following studies showing safety concerns. According to our news partner KETK, the City of Kilgore held an open house Thursday night giving residents a tour of both departments for a behind the scenes look at what first responders are facing. The event was held to show what updated the agencies are hoping to get fixed and a chance to hear from the public. The Assistant Fire Chief said, Mark Henderson said the ...

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Longview City Offices Closed for MLK Day

Longview City Offices Closed for MLK Day

LONGVIEW -- The City of Longview offices will be celebrating a 3 day weekend. In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city offices will be closed. All city offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday. Sanitation and recycling services will not be affected. The Compost Facility will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 and will re-open Wednesday. The Longview Public Library Main Branch and Broughton Branch will be closed all of January 20. Normal hours and operations start back ...

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Fulkner Park

Arbor Day Event in Tyler

TYLER -- Arbor day is Jan. 25th. The Tyler Trees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will host a tree planting event to commemorate the day. More than 50 trees will be planted at Faulkner Park during this event. The public is invited to bring their own shovels and volunteer to be part of this experience. Organizers say volunteers will learn how to properly plant a tree for proper growth and health. Volunteers will also ...

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SAMRAYBURN

Identity Released after Body Found in Submerged Vehicle

ANGELINA COUNTY -- A body found in Lake Sam Rayburn has been positively identified by officials with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. According to our news partner KETK, Steven Michael Paul, 31, was found in a car by a man who was fishing at Martin’s Creek near Huntington. The witness saw a vehicle submerged and called police. Authorities used a tow truck to retrieve the vehicle at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Paul was found in the driver’s seat. Captain Alton ...

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Business

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Political

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Health

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Entertainment

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Sports

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