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Marshall Opens Cooling Center

MARSHALL - The city of Marshall is opening a cooling center for the extreme heat. According to our news partner KETK, the center will be located in the community room of the Central Fire Station on S. Grove. It will be open for people to come and beat the heat from noon until 6 p.m. The city encourages anyone unable to escape the dangerously hot conditions to visit the cooling center.

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Responders Pull Child from Hot Car

SMITH COUNTY - Quick action from Smith County sheriff's deputies got a child out of a hot car. According to our news partner KETK, the call came in shortly after 8 p.m. Friday from CR 27 near Chapel Hill. A spokesman says deputies responded within 4 minutes. No other information was immediately available. The SCSO reminds everyone not to leave children or pets in cars even for a few moments in this heat.

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United Way Showcases New Headquarters

United Way Showcases New Headquarters

TYLER -- The United Way of Smith County Friday opened its new headquarters in the newly restored Tyler Woman’s Building for public tours. Door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, and other touches helped highlight the experience for visitors. The building at Dobbs and Broadway was donated to the United Way in late September 2016. It was constructed in 1932 and is currently listed on 3 historic registries. The United Way was formerly housed on Southpark Drive in South Tyler.

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A Sex Offender Check in Harrison County

A Sex Offender Check in Harrison County

MARSHALL - Law enforcement officers in Harrison county have completed a check of registers sex offenders in the county. The check of the 175 register sex offenders was to make sure all were in compliance with state regulations. The three phase operation, called "Operation Safe Summer," was conducted over several weeks. Three persons were arrested and booked into the Harrison County Jail. Arrest warrants have also been issued for two additional offenders. Arrested were Kendall Bernard Gatson, 37, Robert Louis ...

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No Gregg County Jury Duty Monday

No Gregg County Jury Duty Monday

LONGVIEW - If you have been summoned for jury duty in Gregg County on Monday, you do not have to report. According to the county's web site, jury duty for Monday, July 23rd, has been cancelled.

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A Slight Uptick in Area Unemployment

A Slight Uptick in Area Unemployment

AUSTIN - The state's unemployment number has dropped slightly while some area jobless numbers increased a little. The state's unemployment rate in June was 4%. Employment increased, marking the 24 straight month of employment growth in Texas. It was a slightly different story in East Texas. Tyler's unemployment rate went from 3.8% in May to 3/9% in June. It was 4.1% a year ago. Longview's unemployment rate went from 4% in May to 4.5% last month. That is still better ...

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World

Rare video shows last surviving member of Amazonian tribe
Vietnam releases, deports American after more than a month in detention
Angela Merkel criticizes US tariffs, says she doesn’t see US as a foe
Bus passengers injured in knife attack in Germany
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle plan trip to the US, sources say
French president’s aide questioned by police for allegedly beating protester
US citizen, believed to have been fighting for ISIS, detained in Syria
England’s swans population counted in annual ‘swan-upping’
South Korean government, shipping company ordered to pay compensation for 2014 Sewol ferry disaster that killed 304
Israel passes controversial Jewish nation-state law
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Business

No winner in Mega Millions as prize surges to $493 million
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Starbucks is opening a store where all the employees know American Sign Language
Mom warns of Fortnite fraud after teen son’s account was taken over
Tips on saving and building towards retirement
Harvey Weinstein asks court to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit, says they had a ‘bargain’
Teachers show off their creative summer side hustles
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t automatically ban Holocaust deniers, but wants to keep ‘fake news’ from spreading
Investigators find faulty U.S. oversight of vehicle recalls, Takata inflators
High-heeled Crocs already sold out online
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Political

‘We’re in the midst of an all-out assault on human dignity,’ Joe Biden says
Trump says he ‘did nothing wrong’ in apparent response to Cohen recording
Manchin holds roundtable with West Virginia voters to talk about Kavanaugh
Pompeo, Haley call out China, Russia for helping North Korea violate sanctions
No role for politics in response to foreign threats: Rosenstein
Estimated 5,000 to 7,000 service members to march in Trump’s military parade: Source
Charlotte to host the 2020 Republican National Convention
Michael Cohen recorded Trump’s talk of paying Playboy model, sources say
About 14 percent of children aged 5-17 reunited, US government says
Trump planning to invite Putin to Washington this fall: White House
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Health

New report from United Nations warns we have ‘miles to go’ in fight against HIV
How a 3-year-old saved her dad’s life by Facetiming her mom
CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products
Average person needs 0.36 grams of protein per day for each pound of body weight, expert says
71-year-old man dies from flesh-eating bacteria linked to tainted oyster
Fertility treatments bring fewer long-term invasive cancer risks, study says
A young couple is hoping for a miracle after tragedy struck on a vacation to Mexico
A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments: Study
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Entertainment

Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying “Africa won the World Cup”
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Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff
Roseanne Barr screams on YouTube regarding racist tweet, “I thought the b**** was white!”
‘Breaking Bad’ cast reunites at Comic-Con; could characters appear in ‘Better Call Saul’?
Denzel Washington says ‘The Equalizer 2’ is not a sequel
‘The Walking Dead’ creator confirms star Andrew Lincoln will leave series after ninth season
‘The Equalizer 2,’ ‘Mama Mia! Here We Go Again’ top new movie releases
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Sports

Scoreboard roundup — 7/20/18
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologizes to DeMar DeRozan for ‘miscommunication’
NFL and NFLPA agree to put anthem rules on hold for now
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Danica Patrick, Jim Kelly, Parkland coaches and other empowering moments at the ESPYs
More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
Coaches killed in Parkland school shooting remembered at 2018 ESPYs
Jim Kelly honored with Jimmy V Award at 2018 ESPYs
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