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The Arts!Longview Announces New Executive Director

The Arts!Longview Board of Directors announced the appointment of the new Executive Director on Thursday. Cynthia Hellen has been named to the post. According to Arts!Longview Board President, Nancy Murray “We are so excited that Cynthia applied for this important position. Her knowledge, experience and creativity are exactly what we need to move this new organization forward to benefit our entire community.” Hellen is scheduled to begin her new role on Jan. 2 of next year. For more info ...

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Tyler Teen Sentenced for his Part in Murder

TYLER -- A Tyler teen was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in an April shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. According to our news partner KETK, Treyvon Maddox, 19, of Tyler, waived his right to a trial and plead guilty Wednesday with the plea for the deadly shooting of Keyundta Devor Barrett, 20, of Tyler. Kentrell Marquie Miller, 21, and Ira Brown Jr., 18, both from Tyler sustained minor injuries. Deputies were ...

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Murder Trial begins in San Antonio for Tyler Man

SAN ANTONIO -- The trial of a man accused of killing a Trinity College cheerleader started Wednesday. Investigators say Mark Howerton killed Cayley Mandadi, 19. According to our news partner KETK, it happened as they traveled between San Antonio and Houston in October 2017. Body camera and dash camera footage, shows what Howerton told investigators the night he dropped her off at a hospital in Luling. Howerton said that night the couple got into an argument at a music ...

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Tyler Christmas Parade Kicks-Off Thursday Night

TYLER -- The Tyler Christmas Parade will take over the Square tonight. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in downtown Tyler and is followed by the 34th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza immediately after the parade.This year’s theme is “Rotary Connects the World”. Santa Claus will be taking photos immediately following the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Photos with Santa Claus will be limited to 30 minutes following the ceremony. 2019 Parade Route: Parade will start on ...

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Wanted Man Arrested in Hawkins

SMITH COUNTY -- Hawkins police have captured Thomas Sweet, 28, Winona, after a multi-agency manhunt. Sweet was booked into the Smith County Jail Thursday on multiple charges, including theft, grand theft auto, criminal mischief and burglary. Bond has not been set. The manhunt started Wednesday in the area of CR 499 and CR 431 in Lindale. Sweet was wanted by multiple agencies across East Texas.

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Gregg County Fugitive Arrested in Shreveport

GREGG COUNTY -- An East Texas man wanted by Gregg County authorities on several charges including assault, family violence and failure to appear in court has been arrested in Shreveport. According to our news partner KETK, Marcus Bresler, 39, was captured and arrested on Wednesday in Shreveport by Louisiana State Police. Bresler was scheduled to appear in court in October, but did not show up. Authorities had warned the public that Bresler had a history violence and was considered to ...

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Accident at Tyler Pipe Causes Serious Injury

TYLER --On Wednesday Tyler Pipe sustained an accident at the plant that had one employee of the company hospitalized with serious injuries. According to our news partner KETK, the mishap involved a forklift. Authorities say the worker has serious but non-life threatening injuries. OSHA will head up the investigation into the accident with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office assisting.

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Standoff Ends With Suspect Arrested

TYLER -- On Wednesday afternoon, Smith County detailed events from Tuesday's standoff at an Econo-Lodge. Shortly after 2pm a Smith County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a known felony suspect in the parking lot off WNW Loop 323 in Tyler. According to the statement, additional personnel with the department and D.P.S. were also on location. Nasir Saleh-Saad Jabr -35, parked his truck and officers say he barricaded himself in the truck right away and did not cooperate ...

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