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Longview shooting 7-26-16

Fatal Longview Shooting Investigated

LONGVIEW - Two persons are dead in a Longview shooting. It was reported shortly after 9:15 Tuesday morning on Timpson Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard. They have been identified as Joseph Acles, 22, and Quincy Williams, 21. It appears as if they died from gunshot wounds. The deaths would be the 5th and 6th homicides of the year in Longview.

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Apparent Drowning at Lake Tyler

Apparent Drowning at Lake Tyler

TYLER - Authorities continue to investigate after a local man apparently drowned in Lake Tyler Tuesday morning. According to KETK, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith says Tom Rudd was in his 80s. He reportedly lived in the area, on Peninsula Road. Deputies believe Rudd was on his motorized scooter and went down to the dock, where he apparently fell in the water. Smith said a caregiver saw him last around 11 a.m. on Monday. The motorized scooter ...

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All Clear at a Longview Post Office

All Clear at a Longview Post Office

LONGVIEW - A suspicious package at the post office at 4501 McCann Road in Longview caused a brief concern. Police and firemen were called to the scene because of a package that was popping and smoking. The Longview News Journal reports it turned out to be bang snaps or poppers, the small type of firework that makes a snapping or popping noise when thrown on the ground. Authorities contacted the shipper to learn what was in the package.

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Officials Discover Body of Man Reported Missing

SMITH COUNTY -- The family of a missing Tyler man has identified his body as the one found Monday by Smith County officials. On Saturday, Daniel Lampkin, 34, went missing around 9:30. Officials said he was mentally impaired and was last seen wearing all black clothes. On Monday, the family of Lampkin said his body was found on County Road 210 near Highway 64 East after Smith County sent out a search team on Sunday and Monday. Officials have not ...

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Fatal Wreck on Toll 49

SMITH COUNTY - A two vehicle wreck on Toll 49 near Highway 31, has killed one person and injured one. It happend around 4:15 Monday afternoon. Killed was Gerald Thomas Cagle, 64, of Hideway and injured was Amberly Poland, 21, of Grand Saline. The Department of Public Safety says Cagle was heading south when he hydroplaned on the wet road and crossed over to the north bound lane and hit Poland's car head-on. Cagle, who was thrown from his vehicle, ...

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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run

LONGVIEW - A hit and run accident in Longview has left a bicyclist dead and a suspect in custody. The accident happend just before 9:00 Monday night on West Loop 281. Paul Price, 19, of White Oak was hit while traveling with the flow of traffic on his bike. He later died at a Longview hospital. Police say the bicycle did not have lights or reflectors as required at nighttime. Police were later called by Bryan Arnold, 49, of Longview ...

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Judge: Man Cleared of Murder Shouldn't Be Declared Innocent

TYLER (AP) - A judge says a former Texas death row inmate shouldn't be formally declared innocent of murder even though his conviction has been overturned after a witness admitted lying on the stand. Kerry Max Cook was twice convicted in the 1977 slaying of Linda Jo Edwards in Tyler, about 100 miles east of Dallas. He was freed in 1999 after taking a deal to plead no contest, but has maintained his innocence. State District Judge Jack Carter agreed ...

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