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A Drop of Crime in Longview

A Drop of Crime in Longview

LONGVIEW - Crime dropped in Longview last year. The report was presented to the city council this week. According to the numbers presented by Police Chief Mike Bishop, violent crime dropped by 21.7%, property crime fell by 26.8% and the overall Part I crimes decreased by 26.4%. Murder dropped 50%, with 7 reported last year and 14 were reported in 2016. The only area not to see a decrease was in forcible rape, with 60 reported in Longview last year. ...

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Wyatt Levi Proud

Three Arrested in Tyler Shooting

TYLER - Three persons have been arrested in connection with the Wednesday afternoon shooting in the parking lot at Best Buy, on South Broadway. Charged with aggravated assault was Wyatt Levi Proud, 22, of Tyler. He's in jail under a $150,000 bond. Two persons, who were stopped the day of the shooting near Copeland And Shiloh roads were determined to be a part of the incident. Charged with unlawfully carry a weapon were Davonta Tramane Hill, 24, and Michael Franklin, ...

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Relief Route Study Underway for Part of U.S. 69

JACKSONVILLE -- TxDOT is conducting a relief route study for a heavily congested area in Jacksonville. According to KETK, Studies show the highway in Jacksonville is operating at an undesirable level. Eight miles of Highway 69 go directly through the city, with intersections that slow down travel time. The highway is a designated hurricane evacuation route. At a public meeting Thursday night, Mayor Dick Stone also said the study is looking at truck traffic coming from Beaumont and ...

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Jamarcus Suell

Arrests Made in an East Texas Auto Burglary Ring

NACOGDOCHES - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department has made arrests in a milti-county auto burglary ring. Along with the arrests, they have recovered property in 26 car burglaries that have occurred in the county. Arrested were Jamarcus Suell (pictured), 23, and Kindrick Davis, 23, both of Lufkin. Warrants are out for a third suspect. They have also identified four additional suspects in thefts in other counties. Investigators say the theft ring operated across five different counties. As the investigation continues, ...

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One Injured in a Gregg County Stabbing

One Injured in a Gregg County Stabbing

LIBERTY CITY - One person has been arrested in connection with a Gregg County stabbing. It happened around 4:15 Friday morning on Smallwood Road in the Liberty City area. Joshua Hyatt, 30, of Tatum, was found in the road with stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Sheriff's department spokesman Josh Tubb said Hyatt and another man got into an argument over a woman. The argument led to the stabbing. A suspect is in custody on ...

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One Injured in Officer Involved Shooting in Anderson County

One Injured in Officer Involved Shooting in Anderson County

PALESTINE - One person has been wounded by a Palestine police officer. It all started as an officer tried to stop a vehicle containing two persons around 11:00 this morning. But it would not stop and officers chased into it into the county. When they finally got the vehicle stopped, one of the men pulled a gun at shot at the officer. When officers returned the fire, one man was hit. The wounded will be taken to a ...

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Jeffrey Mickens

Two Longview Women Shot, One Killed, In Panola County

PANOLA COUNTY - A Longview woman has been killed and another one injured in a Panola County shooting. Killed was Elania Johnson, 44, and wounded was Raven Dotrey, 21. The shooting occurred Wednesday night on a private road in northwestern Panola County. A woman is said to have rescued Dotrey's two year old daughter from the suspect. Following a ten hour standoff, Jeffrey Mickens, 47, of Carthage surrendered to authorities. He is said to have been Johnson's boyfriend. He has ...

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Tyler Man Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

TYLER -- Tyler Police have arrested a man for impersonating a police officer. Officer responded to an aggravated assault report around 12:30 this morning on Highway 64 and Loop 323. The victims said a man driving a silver Ford Explorer had tried to pull them over and had displayed a handgun in the process. The victims were able to get the license plate and police found the vehicle a short time later at Broadway and the Loop. Khristian Welch, 18, ...

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Upshur County Man Killed in West Texas

Upshur County Man Killed in West Texas

COLORADO CITY – And Upshur County man has been killed and a Dallas man injured when hit by a tractor trailer rig on Interstate Highway 20 near Colorado City. Dead at the scene of the Tuesday accident was Skyler H. Anderson, 32, of Gilmer. The Dallas man is in a Lubbock Hospital with critical injuries. The Abilene Reporter-News reports the two men were standing in a ditch following an accident. They were hit when the truck served to avoid the ...

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