Tyler Man Dies in 3-Vehicle Rusk County Crash
TATUM — Authorities have identified the drivers in a Monday morning three-vehicle collision in Rusk County that resulted in a Tyler man’s death. According to KETK, DPS Trooper Jean Dark says a GMC truck was headed east on FM 1716 at 6:48 a.m. on Monday when the vehicle drove into the westbound lane and struck a Chevy pickup head-on. After the vehicles collided, the GMC came to rest in the middle of the road and was hit by a 2014 Dodge truck traveling east. The Chevy rolled and stopped on its side facing east. The driver of the GMC, Kenneth Steele, 37, of Tyler, was killed. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bonnie Miller pronounced Steele dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt during the wreck. Steele’s body was taken to Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. Read more …
Tyler Police Search for Aggravated Robbery Suspect
TYLER — Tyler Police are investigating a report of an aggravated robbery Monday night. It happened around 9:20 at the Family Dollar, 1527 WNW Loop 323. According to the clerk, a black male entered the store wearing a grey hoodie and blue bandana covering his face. He reportedly pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded all the money from the register and fled on foot. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.
Guilty Plea to a Cherokee County Murder
JACKSONVILLE – A man has entered a guilty plea in state district court in Rusk to capital murder in the death of well-known and well-liked Pop Warner coach Stacy Dewayne Hunter. Jimmy Deshawn Mosley Jr, 26, entered the plea in connection with the October 2012 shooting death. In exchange for the plea, it was recommended that Mosley be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. State district judge Dwight Phifer accepted the plea and sentenced Mosley to life. Hunter was shot outside Hunter’s club. The killing is said to have occurred as Mosley tried to rob the club after it closed. Mosley turned himself in to authorities a couple of hours after the shooting.
Officials: Burglar Arrested Onsite
SMITH COUNTY — Smith County authorities say a burglar has been arrested at the scene of the crime. Around 9:15 Monday morning, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a suspicious vehicle located in the 22500 block of County Road 26 near Overton, in the southeastern part of the county. The caller advised that a gray older model SUV with a trailer attached was on his neighbor’s property without permission. . Read more …
Junior High Football Player Hospitalized; Games Canceled
MARSHALL – The Marshall Independent School District has canceled its eighth-grade football games until further notice after a player was hospitalized following his collapse during practice. According to KETK and the Marshall News-Messenger, the district reports Khalil Wallace collapsed at practice Monday and was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where he was stabilized before being taken to LSU Hospital in Shreveport. The cause of the collapse is unknown at this time, but school officials say Wallace is in stable condition and breathing on his own.
Puppy Rescued from Storm Drain
LONGVIEW — A Longview lawman’s discovery leads to the rescue of a puppy who’d become stuck in a storm drain. Longview police and KETK report Officer Anthony Minyard was on routine patrol in the area of 12th St. and Millie when he heard the puppy screaming. He got out of his patrol car to investigate and found the puppy had fallen down the 30-foot drain. Police say he immediately called Animal Control Officer Chris Kemper. Kemper came out and determined that he would need the help of the Longview Fire Dept. to rescue the puppy. With the assistance of LFD, Kemper climbed down into the storm drain and rescued the approximately 5-month-old German shepherd pup. The puppy has been taken to a local vet is expected to survive.
Two Accused of Longview Drug Store Burglary
LONGVIEW – Two men have been arrested and charged with breaking into Louis Morgan Drugs on South High Street in Longview. Authorities say the men were caught after they ran from the business around 4:00 Sunday morning. They were said to have taken from the drug store three bottles of drugs and $2,500 in cash. They are identified as Reginal Duane Williams, 26, (pictured) and Terrance D. Edwards, 34, both of Longview. Each man is charged with burglary of a building and possession of a controlled substance. Each man’s bond was set at $60,000.
Man Indicted on Child Porn Charges Arrested for Online Solicitation
NACOGDOCHES — A Nacogdoches man already indicted on another charge is behind bars after he was arrested last week for online solicitation of a minor. According to KETK, Sheriff Jason Bridges said his office received a complaint that a man had been calling and sending text messages to a 14-year-old girl. The man told the girl he was 16 years old. Franklin Joya, 20, started sending numerous sexual text messages to the victim and attempted to persuade her to meet with him at a local convenience store, according to officials. The child told her parents about the alleged ongoing harassment, and they notified authorities Thursday afternoon. Read more …
Rusk County Authorities Warn of Drug Dangers to Kids
HENDERSON — Law enforcement officials in Rusk County are pushing to make parents aware of drugs that pose a danger to their kids. Sheriff Jeff Price draws attention mainly to prescription drugs. He tells KETK moms and dads get prescriptions, take the meds, get better, and quit taking the pills — but keep them around in case they need them again. He says the kids are then going into medicine cabinets and taking the drugs. According to the sheriff, parents don’t even realize how many pills they had, or if any are missing. He advises getting rid of the meds when they’re no longer needed. Local officials also point out that children are splitting cigars open, taking the tobacco out, and filling them with K2 or marijuana. They say parents should be on the lookout for scales in their kids’ rooms — and for cigarette lighters in those rooms or the children’s vehicles.
Another Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing
AUSTIN (AP/Staff) – Another passenger jet encounters a problem in the air. Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet have used slides to evacuate after the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, declared an emergency, and safely returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport spokesman Jason Zielinski says nobody was hurt in Tuesday morning’s incident involving Flight 481 bound for Dallas Love Field. Read more …
Justice Department Wraps Up Texas Voter ID Trial
CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — The Justice Department says a two-week trial has shown that a tough Texas voter ID law substantially discriminates against minorities and should be scrapped. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos began hearing closing arguments Monday in Corpus Christi. She isn’t expected to rule before Election Day, meaning that an estimated 13 million registered Texas voters will need a photo ID to cast a ballot in November. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took the unusual step of bringing the weight of his office into Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act. Texas had been barred from enforcing voter ID prior to the high court’s ruling. A federal appeals court earlier this month allowed Wisconsin to implement voter ID for November elections.
Police: Texas Solider Beat Daughter to Death
EL PASO (AP) — El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper. Police Det. Mike Baranyay says Dartarious Graham, 20, was arrested Sunday. He says the U.S. Army specialist beat his daughter, Peyton Graham, with a belt Saturday. When firefighters were called to the home, they found her unresponsive. She was taken to an area hospital where she later died. The child’s mother and the father’s cousin also were charged with injury to a child by omission. Graham is being held at the El Paso jail on $250,000 bond. Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.
South Texas Man Accused of Killing Wife, Young Son
BROWNSVILLE (AP) — A South Texas man is jailed on capital murder charges after the bodies of his wife and 4-year-old son were found in a rubbish pile in the back yard of the family’s Brownsville home. Donald Edward Pierce also has been charged with evading arrest. He’s in a Cameron County jail without bond after his arraignment. Online jail records list no attorney for him. Brownsville police found Diana Ramos Pierce and William Pierce dead in tall grass and rubbish in the backyard of the Pierce family home Friday afternoon. An autopsy has been ordered, but police spokesman J.J. Trevino declined to reveal any information on how the mother and child died. However, he said Pierce tried to flee when he drove up to the house and found officers throughout the scene.
Deputy Injured after Pushed from Bridge
EDNA (AP) — A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy is recovering at a San Antonio hospital after he broke his leg, ribs and a vertebra in his back when he was pushed off a highway bridge and fell about 18 feet. Authorities say Bryan Martin had pulled over a suspected drunken driver Saturday on a farm-to-market road near Lolita, about 25 miles east of Victoria. Sheriff Andy Louderback tells The Victoria Advocate an arrest warrant later was issued for Adam Twardowski, 33, of Edna. He’s held at the Jackson County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury on public servant. Court records show he’s already on parole for several convictions for driving while intoxicated. Authorities say Martin, a deputy for about two years, faces additional surgery.
Houston Man Sentenced for Role in Tax Fraud Scheme
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to file more than 250 fraudulent tax returns that claimed nearly $1.3 million in refunds. Linus Davar Riggs, 32, was sentenced in federal court Monday. A second man involved in the scheme, 31-year-old Nowell Joshua Cousin, also of Houston, was sentenced earlier this month to nearly six years. Both men pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to submit false federal claims. Cousin also was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors say the men used personal information such as names and Social Security numbers to file the tax returns. The pair received nearly $545,000 in refunds before the scheme was discovered.
Testing of West Texas Babies Exposed to TB Begins
EL PASO (AP) — West Texas health officials are testing some infants for tuberculosis after they revealed last week that more than 700 of the babies may have been exposed at an El Paso hospital to a hospital worker found to have TB. The children were potentially exposed at a nursery in the Providence Memorial Hospital of El Paso between September 2013 and last month. The health care worker tested positive for tuberculosis late last month. El Paso Department of Public Health spokesman Armando Saldivar declined to say how many children came in Monday for testing. Of the 706 infants and toddlers potentially exposed, he says about 50 are from New Mexico and 25 from Mexico.
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