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Counterfeit Money Found in Kilgore

KILGORE - A Kilgore man has been arrested after a traffic stop turned up drugs and counterfeit money. Taken into custody was Clifton Ray Adair, 35. He was stopped for speeding around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of State Highway 135. Inside his car, Kilgore police found five counterfeit $100 bills and six grams of methamphetamine. He was charged with forgery and possession of a controlled substance and his bond set at $45,000.

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Tyler’s Proposed Budget Up for Discussion

Tyler's Proposed Budget Up for Discussion

TYLER - A discussion of the proposed budget for the city of Tyler will come up at Wednesday's city council meeting. The city says the budget is a lean $138.2 million. The proposal calls for a one cent tax hike to 23 cents per $100 valuation. Funds generated by the increase will be earmarked for road maintenance projects. The Tyler City Council meets Wednesday morning at 9:00 at city hall.

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Shooting Under Investigation in Longview

Shooting Under Investigation in Longview

LONGVIEW - One person is dead and one person is being questioned in a Longview shooting. Dead at the scene is Alexis Bell, 26, of Longview. The shooting was reported shortly after noon on Tuesday at the Bella Oaks Apartments on Lake Lamond Road. A man who was on the scene at the time of the shooting is in custody for an unrelated arrest warrant and is being questioned in regards to the shooting.

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Tyler Street to Close for Storm Sewer Repairs

Tyler Street to Close for Storm Sewer Repairs

TYLER - West Douglas Boulevard near Trinity Mother Frances Hospital will be closed from 7:00am on Wednesday through Friday at 5:00pm. Fritcher Construction Services is closing that portion of the street due to storm sewer upgrades for the adjacent CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances parking lot expansion. The construction is for a small section of the road from the intersection of Front Street and West Douglas Boulevard progressing south down West Douglas Boulevard for about 375 feet and ending on ...

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Fake Movie Money Showing Up in the Area

LONGVIEW (AP) - Some East Texas law officers have warned businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money meant for use in movies. The Longview News-Journal reported Tuesday that police are investigating several cases of fake movie cash passed in Lufkin, Diboll and Jasper. Ken Hartley, who's a security and loss prevention officer at Texas Bank and Trust, says it's amazing how the bills look like U.S. currency, until you get to the side where it says ...

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New Charge Leveled Against Former East Texas Coach

New Charge Leveled Against Former East Texas Coach

HALLSVILLE - A former Harrison County coach, arrested in December has been arrested again on a new charge. Dean Michael McDaniel had been arrested and indicted on three counts of indecency with a child by exposure. McDaniel was arrested again on Monday and charged with improper relationship between educator and student. Following his arraignment, his bond on the latest charge was set at $15,000. McDaniel, a track and cross country coach for 13 years at Hallsville ISD, resigned from the district, ...

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Tyler Testing Sample Turns West Nile Virus

Tyler Testing Sample Turns West Nile Virus

TYLER - Routine mosquito samples collected in Tyler and sent to Austin showed one tested positive for West Nile Virus. Results returned to Tyler Monday showed showed positive for West Nile virus in the sample batch of mosquitoes taken from the 3000 block of Terilinga Drive, on the city's southeast side. Tyler Mosquito Control treated the target area late last week. And they are conducting a door-to-door campaign to inform and educate residents in the area about the virus ...

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Smith County Approves a New Budget

Smith County Approves a New Budget

TYLER - Smith County commissioners have approved a new budget for the fiscal year starting October 1st. At Tuesday morning's meeting, the commissioners adopted an $89.9 million budget. This is around $450,000 below the county's current budget. The tax rate will remain the same .33 per $100 valuation. They say, this would put Smith County's tax rate lower than 90% of the state's counties. In adopting the budget, the commissioners increased property taxes 3.47%. This would bring in around an ...

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Longview Shooting Suspect in Custody

LONGVIEW -- Police have made an arrest in connection with a Monday night shooting in Longview that injured a Henderson man. According to the police department's Facebook page, Keeth Undray Johnson, 49, of Longview, was booked early this morning into the Gregg County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury and deadly conduct. Officers responded around 9:00 to the shooting at Huntington Hills apartments in the 2500 block of North Eastman Road. Upon ...

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