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East Texans Observe Memorial Day

TYLER -- A number of observances are planned around East Texas this Memorial Day. One of the events is an 11:00 a.m. service at the Field of Honor at Tyler Memorial Park on State Highway 64 West. Guest speakers will be Sheriff Larry Smith and Rev. Mike Ford. There will be patriotic songs, rifle salutes, and bagpipes, and Taps will be played. Refreshments will be served. All veterans and the general public are encouraged to attend. Elsewhere, the ...

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CHRISTUS TMF Collects over 2,000 Pounds of Food for St. Paul Children's Foundation

TYLER -- CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System reports big results from its Food Collection to benefit the St. Paul Children’s Foundation. Officials announced over 2,000 pounds of food was collected and delivered to the foundation's food pantry at the end of last week. This is an annual event/challenge that bested last year’s total by 700 pounds. The CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Cardiology team collected the most items -- 1,104. Pictured are nurses from Education, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Cardiology, ...

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Officials Prepare for East Texas Heat

TYLER - With summer approaching, the Tyler Fire Department and several other agencies re-grouped Friday to finalize the draft for their 2017 Heat Response Plan. KETK reports it's nothing new, but they continue to meet each year to make sure the public is informed properly. "It's not uncommon to hear about heat related injuries, of course, and illnesses -- but also, unfortunately, deaths," said Tyler Fire Marshal Paul Findley. "Also tied to that, the incidents of children in vehicles." ...

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Gregg County Theft Suspect Sought

LONGVIEW - The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a theft suspect. The theft occurred on Wednesday at Texas Best Smokehouse on Eastman Road. The man in the pictures is suspected of taking a Husqvarna Backpack Blower. If you can supply information about the man, you are asked to contact Lieutenant Hope at 903-234-3118, Gregg County Crime stoppers at 903-236-STOP(7867), or

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A Long Prison Sentence for a Tyler Robber

A Long Prison Sentence for a Tyler Robber

TYLER - A man accused of robbing Rotolos Pizza in Tyler last December will be spending a long time in prison. Freddy Lee Criss, 55, was sentenced Friday by state District Judge Jack Skeen to 6 life prison sentences. He had pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated robbery and one count of evading arrest. As officers arrived at the restaurant, they saw his vehicle leaving. A chase followed. It ended when Criss wrecked on South Broadway at Loop 49. ...

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Suspect in Custody in Van Zandt County Road Rage Shooting

CANTON - A suspect has been arrested in a Van Zandt County road rage shooting that killed a Smith County man. Ryan Mullee, 39 of Lindale was shot to death on Interstate Highway 20 in February of last year. The Van Zandt County Sheriff's office has announced that a suspect in the slaying is in custody in the metroplex. 32 year old Son Duong of Grand Prairie is currently in jail in Arlington on local drug charges along with multiple ...

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Extra Tyler Patrols Looking for Drunk Drivers

Extra Tyler Patrols Looking for Drunk Drivers

TYLER - The Tyler Police Department is once again stepping up its patrols targeting DWI drivers over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. The department is participating in a state grant that will provide funding to the department to bring in officers who are not on regular patrol. If a suspected drunk driver refuses to take a breath or blood test, a search warrant will be obtained to have blood drawn by a nurse on staff at the Smith County Jail. ...

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