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Gregg County Shooting Leaves Business Owner Dead

LONGVIEW – One person has been killed in a Gregg County shooting. According to KETK, the victim was said to be Longview businessman, Ronnie Horaney, owner of Horaney's Feed Store. Witnesses said he was shot while answering the door at his home around 7:00 Monday night on Tryon Road just north of Longview. No arrests have been made. Details remain sketchy at this time as the investigation continues.

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Two Arrested Following Tyler Chase

Two Arrested Following Tyler Chase

TYLER – Two persons are in custody following a brief Tyler chase. It started around 6:00 Monday evening when officers tried to stop a car that ran a red light at Plauxy and Grande. It ended when the men’s car crashed at Loop 323 and Easy Street. The driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated and the passenger was charged with public intoxication. Their names have not been released.

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Police Investigating Fake Facebook Page

Police Investigating Fake Facebook Page

LUFKIN – A fake social media website is being investigated by the Lufkin Police Department. A Facebook page created Monday called itself Lufkin News Today. It shared a news story “3 officers killed, 5 wounded in Lufkin shooting” around 4:15pm. Public Relations Specialist Jessica Pebsworth said in a news release when the link is followed, it appears to go to a site that has the ability of infecting a computer system with malware. She added “We are working to get ...

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One Person in Custody Following Standoff near Trane

TYLER – One person is in custody following a standoff near Tyler’s Trane plant. It was reported shortly before 12:30 Monday afternoon on Hancock Drive just southeast of Tyler. Arrested was 32 year old Michael Greenlee of Tyler. He is said to have gotten into a dispute with a construction worker and fired a shot into the ground. No one was hit. A negotiator contacted Greenlee and talked him out of his house. He was booked into the Smith County ...

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Statue Missing from Southside Park

TYLER -- The Literacy Council of Tyler is looking for information about a statue stolen from Southside Park. The statue is holding a stack of books. KETK reports the council was notified by the parks department it was missing on Friday. This is not the first time the statue has been stolen. It went missing around this time last year but was recovered in a nearby creek. The statue was a gift to the park ...

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Smith, Schaefer Speak at Tyler Memorial Day Ceremony

TYLER -- Sheriff Larry Smith and state Representative Matt Schaefer did their part Monday to honor those who lost their lives in military service. Both spoke at Tyler's annual Memorial Park observance on Memorial Day. Smith says it's important to "keep their memory alive and to thank them, thank their families for the ultimate sacrifice they've made to make this nation what it is." He added that everyone should honor fallen military members "all during ...

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Longview Man Sent for Evaluation after Toy Gun Incident

LONGVIEW - A man is undergoing evaluation at a Longview hospital following a Monday morning incident. Shortly after 7:15 Monday morning police were called to a Village Drive apartment where a man had gotten into a cab. He appeared to have a handgun, which he held to his head, an said he wanted to go to the hospital. The cab driver fled. The man surrendered without incident when police deployed gas into the cab. The gun turned out to be ...

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Tyler Congressman Weighs In on Bathroom Bill

TYLER -- An East Texas congressman gives thought to repopulating humanity in space and wonders how many gays should be on the trip. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Tyler, commenting on the house floor concerning the expansion of rights for transgender and gay people, contemplates a doomsday scenario in which a colony of humans are sent to live on another planet. Gohmert said, "God made people male and female, with no question marks."

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Three SFA Students Killed in Nacogdoches Wreck

NACOGDOCHES -- Nacogdoches officials are investigating an early Monday morning accident that has left three people dead and one critically injured. According to KETK, the accident happened around 1:30 on East Starr Avenue, near the intersection of Glen Hollow Street. The investigation indicates that a car, driven by Chace Scruggs, was traveling east on Starr Avenue when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The vehicle then caught fire. Scruggs, Rajeen "Ray" Williams and Geena Zarick (pictured) were ...

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World

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Business

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Political

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Entertainment

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Sports

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