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Red Cross Continues Storm Relief Efforts

EAST TEXAS -- Over the past few days, the American Red Cross has completed the emergency phase of the East Texas tornado and flood response and has ramped up its beginning of the recovery phase. According to a news release, to date, Red Cross has identified well over 100 damaged homes which are unlivable at this time with another 200 affected in some way. After making sure that everyone had a safe place to stay, Red Cross teams ...

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North Tyler Clinic Open

TYLER -- A new clinic has opened in Tyler. UT Health Northeast - North Tyler Clinic is at 2231 West Gentry Parkway near Caldwell Zoo. The clinic will provide primary care for north Tyler residents who have been having to travel pretty far north of south to get medical care. Dr. Amber Cook says they have 13 exam rooms, several officers for primary care providers, a ful service lab and a X-ray machine. Dr. Cooks says most of the time patients ...

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Tyler Healthcare Merger

Tyler Healthcare Merger

TYLER -- A Tyler healthcare merger has been finalized. Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and CHRISTUS Health have announced the finalization of an agreement that brings the two together. This creates the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. The headquarters will remain in Tyler and and will continue to be a hub for services and the foundation of CHRISTUS Health's expansion in Northeast Texas. The strategic plan of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances envisions growth of this organization across ...

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Pine Tree High School Evacuated

LONGVIEW -- An undisclosed threat caused the evacuation of Pine Tree High School Wednesday. Students with cars were allowed to leave the campus. All others were directed to the school auditorium to wait for parents. The evacuation started shortly before 3:00 p.m.

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Tyler Radio Employee Facing Drug Charges

TYLER -- A Tyler radio personality has been arrested on drug charges. Patrick Aaron Aguirre, 39, known on the station "The Breeze" as Brain, was arrested Tuesday in the 700 block of Becky Drive. The arrest came as officers served a warrant. A search of the house turned up 12 ounces of marijuana. He has been charged with felony possession of marijuana, more than four ounces and less than five pounds. Aguirre is currently free on a $7,500 bond.

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Two Charged in Hawkins Couple's Deaths

TULLOS, LOUSIANA -- Two Louisana men are in custody in the deaths of two Texans from Wood County. The men are charged in the deaths of Chelsey Copling, 19, and Demond Garner, 26, both of Hawkins. They were reported missing April 24th after leaving a house in Tullos, about 100 miles southeast of Shreveport. Their bodies were found in a wooded area near the town last Thursday. The LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office tells local media that the two suspects were ...

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K2 May Have Caused Teen’s Death

K2 May Have Caused Teen's Death

LONGVIEW -- The death of a Longview teenager may be drug related. The Gregg County Sheriff's Department would only say it is investigating the death of 16 year old Jessup Sanders. The Longview High School sophomore and junior varsity baseball player collapsed died Saturday. The Longview News Journal quotes a cousin of Sanders as saying he died from smoking the synthetic drug K2. The cousin, Todd Peterman, wrote on Facebook that Sanders "had died as a result of a stupid, ...

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Tyler Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

TYLER -- To coincide with the National Day of Prayer, The Tyler Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is set for Thursday at Harvey Convention Center. Doors open at 6:30 and the program will run from 7:00 to 8:00am. Organizers say special music and corporate worship time will be provided. Friendly Baptist Church, West Erwin Church of Christ, Chick-Fil-A and other volunteers will be providing a hot breakfast for all attendees. You can check the Calendar of Events for more ...

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Steelman Named Fire Chief of the Year

GALVESTON -- Longview Fire Chief J.P. Steelman has been named the 2015 Fire Chief of the Year by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA). The award presentation took place May 3 at the annual TFCA Executive Conference in Galveston. According to a city of Longview news release, Steeleman was recognized for his dedicated service and involvement on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Fire Fighter Advisory Committee. He was also honored for serving as the Northeast Regional Director ...

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