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Smith County Offers Parking Lots for Safe Exchanges

TYLER -- Smith County Commissioners voted Tuesday to add two more safety zones for completion of online deals. According to a news release, the sites will offer citizens a safe place to make quick, one-time exchanges involving deals arranged on Craigslist and similar social media sites. Commissioners designated the Smith County Emergency Operations Center west parking lot on Spur 248 in Tyler and the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office on S. Main St. in Lindale. Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth ...

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Miracle Child Picked for Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

TYLER -- The 2016 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Child for Tyler is Luke Skinner, who will light downtown Tyler's Christmas tree following the Tyler Rotary Club Christmas parade Thursday evening. According to a news release from Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Luke survived a turbulent birth while his mother was on vacation at 31 weeks pregnant. She began suffering abdominal pain that was diagnosed as a life-threatening complication, and Luke had to be delivered early by an emergency ...

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Officers Return to Work after Shooting

LONGVIEW -- Three Longview officers involved in a shooting at a local Best Buy on November 17 head back work. KETK reports the officers had been on paid administrative leave, per department policy. Longview Police Public Information Officer Kristie Brian said the officers would return to their shifts Tuesday night. The suspect, Nathan David Lanicek (pictured), was shot during a gunfire exchange with three officers after allegedly breaking into the Academy Sports Center on Forest Square. He later phoned ...

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Sheriff Seeks Further Information on Child Sex Suspect

RUSK -- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in its investigation of a man arrested on child sex charges. Officials are asking parents who have concerns about any of their children who have stayed with or visited Thomas E. Scroggins at his home to contact the sheriff’s office and provide that information to one of the investigators. If a child has been to the Scroggins residence and makes statements to a parent, guardian, friend, or counselor, officials ...

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Subject of Smith County Manhunt Arrested

SMITH COUNTY -- The subject of a Smith County manhunt has been taken into custody. Officials said Allan Ray Burson, 49, Harleton, was booked into the Smith County Jail. He was wanted on an outstanding armed robbery warrant out of Harrison County. His new charges include evading arrest. According to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, around 9:45 Monday night, deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of State Highway 271 and FM Road 2015 in northeast Smith County. Burson ...

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East Texan Gets Prison for Drug Violations

TYLER -- A Panola County man has been sentenced in Tyler federal court prison for conspiring to distribute over 50 kilograms of marijuana that was stolen from the Tenaha City Marshal's Office in 2010. Roderrete Dewrayne McClure, 43, of Carthage, pleaded guilty on March 6, to conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He was sentenced Monday to 56 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider. According to federal prosecutors, sometime before August 22, 2010, McClure and ...

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ETMC Tyler Now Fully in Network with BCBS as Insurer Files Appeal

ETMC Tyler Now Fully in Network with BCBS as Insurer Files Appeal

TYLER - Blue Cross Blue Shield has filed an appeal of the November 12 injunction that granted in-network provider status to Tyler's East Texas Medical Center. The hospital's president/CEO, Elmer Ellis, feels the appellate court will uphold the injunction. Ellis said in a news release, "We expected that the appeal would be filed, and we are confident that consumer choice will be protected as the legal process continues." Ellis said the filing the appeal does not change ETMC Tyler's in-network ...

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Distracted Driver Accident Leaves One Dead in Gregg County

LONGVIEW - A Cass County woman has been killed in a two vehicle accident in Gregg County. Killed Monday morning was Amy Qualls, 42, of Avinger. She was killed when her car was hit by a pickup driven by Ellen Hicks, 31, of Longview. The Department of Public Safety reports Hicks was distracted by a pet dog in her pickup. Her vehicle crossed into the other lane of traffic, hitting Qualls' car. Qualls was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center ...

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Former Governor Perry Endorses Hughes for Senate

Former Governor Perry Endorses Hughes for Senate

MINEOLA - State Representative Bryan Hughes of Mineola has picked up another high-profile endorsement in his bid for Texas Senate. As quoted in a news release from the Hughes campaign, Perry calls Hughes "a committed conservative fighting to secure our borders from illegal immigration," adding that Hughes "has consistently stood to protect life and East Texas values." Hughes faces state Representative David Simpson of Longview in the March GOP Primary. The two are trying to succeed Kevin Eltife of ...

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