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Joseph Scott Brown

Man Charged in Gregg County Murder

LONGVIEW - An Overton man has been arrested in a Gregg County murder that occurred nearly three years ago. In the Gregg County Jail under a $75,000 bond is Joseph Scott Brown, 36. He is charged with the October, 2015 shooting death of 24 year old John Allen Franco. Brown was recently indicted by the Gregg County grand jury in the case. Franco was found shot to death in his car on a county road in Liberty City. Brown's brother, ...

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Robert Michael Freeman

Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrested

TYLER - A man who tried to rob a Tyler bank has been arrested. Arrested Wednesday at a home on East Erwin Street was 30 year old Robert Michael Freeman. He is now in the Smith county jail, charged with aggravated robbery. Tyler Investigators received a tip that led led to his identity and his vehicle, in which evidence from the bank was recovered. Freeman is said to be the man that entered Texas Bank and Trust last Saturday morning. ...

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Jamie Foxx

A Degree for Jamie Foxx

HAWKINS - A Hollywood actor is scheduled to receive a degree from an East Texas College. Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins will award an honorary doctorate degree to Terrell, Texas native Jamie Foxx. The degree is for his achievements in music, film and television. According to the School Facebook page, Foxx will be awarded the degree during the 2018 Spring Commencement activities May 5.

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ETcommunitiesfoundation

$755,428 Raised for Area Nonprofits through East Texas Giving Day

TYLER -- Based on preliminary results, charities in 32 East Texas counties brought in a total of $755,428 on East Texas Giving Day. According to a news release from the East Texas Communities Foundation, which powered the event, more than 2,475 donors took part. Tuesday's online fundraising effort began at 6:00 a.m. and ended at midnight. Preliminary results show Smith County charities leading the charge with Hiway 80 of Tyler receiving the most overall contributions for a total of ...

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ambulance

Lawsuits Filed over East Texas Ambulance Services

SMITH COUNTY -- Smith County and the City of Tyler are being sued in a dispute about ambulance service. Smith County Commissioners have hired an outside attorney to handle the case filed by Champion EMS, which is affiliated with the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler. Champion brought the suit as a counterclaim after ETMC EMS, part of UT Health East Texas, sued Champion. That lawsuit claims Champion was infringing on a contract ETMC has with the City ...

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Colbe

Longview Man Arrested after Choking 5-Year-Old

GREGG COUNTY -- A Longview man was jailed Monday after police said he admitted to choking a 5-year-old boy “by picking him up by his throat and placing him up against the wall.” According to KTBB's news partner and the Longview News Journal, Colbe Jace Bisetti, 40, remained in jail Monday on $5,000 bond, charged with injury to a child with intent of serious bodily injury. He will not be able to post bond until he appears in the 124th ...

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Henderson County Man Indicted for Murder of Baby

HENDERSON COUNTY -- A Henderson County Grand Jury has indicted a Larue man for capital murder in the death of an 11-month-old infant. According to KTBB's news partner KETK, Mark Carson, 26, of Larue, is charged with causing the death of a person under 10 years old. He is being held in the Henderson County Jail on a bond of $2 million. Carson was arrested in January after an investigation into the death of the child. Henderson County deputies ...

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Trainblock

That Stopped Train in Kilgore Has Moved

KILGORE – The train that had been blocking a Kilgore crossing has finally moved. The railroad crossing at Lantrip Street and Commerce Street had been blocked since Monday. Trains in the area ground to a halt because of a Union Pacific train derailment in Texarkana. That had to be cleaned up before other trains could start moving. The train in Kilgore started moving early Tuesday evening.

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Troup Highway pressure zone

A Water Boost for Some Tyler Residents

TYLER – Starting next month, the Troup Highway Water Booster Station will begin operation. This will improve water pressure for residents and businesses located within the Troup Hwy pressure zone, which is located on the map. You can click on the map to enlarge it. This $3.3 million investment will provide both immediate and long-term benefits to citizens by improving water pressure within the zone. For those in the zone, you can go to www.tylerpublicworks.com/Booster-Station for in depth information on ...

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