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Young Tyler Girl Badly Burned

Young Tyler Girl Badly Burned

TYLER – A young Tyler girl was severely burned when she pulled a large cooking pan of boiling water and noodles on top of her. The accident happened just before 3:45 Monday afternoon at a home on Duncan Street. The mother said she turned her back and the 2 year old climbed onto the oven door and pulled off the pot. She was first taken to East Texas Medical Center by ambulance and then flown to Children's Hospital Burn Unit ...

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Smith County Commissioners Call Bond Election

Smith County Commissioners Call Bond Election

TYLER - Smith County Commissioners Monday approved a $39.5 million dollar bond package to go before voters for November 7th. This is phase one of a road and bridge capital improvements project. It covers the first half of a six year plan. It would be paid out over 10 years. The bonds would be issued as needed in increments of $12 million during the first year, $12 million during the second year and $15.5 million during the third year. Approval ...

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I-20 standoff

Man Involved in I-20 Standoff Identified

EAST TEXAS - Authorities have released the name of a man who shot himself following a standoff on Interstate 20 between Longview and Hallsville. He is Reginal Bussle, 26, of Grand Prairie. Department of Public Safety troopers began chasing the driver in Grand Prairie. The chase went through at least six counties before the standoff began involving Harrison County sheriff’s deputies and members of Longview Police Department’s SWAT team. It ended around 10:00 Saturday night when Bussie shot himself. ...

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Ceylan Javar Bridges

Auto Burglary Suspect Busted in Longview

LONGVIEW - A Longview burglary suspect was arrested after fighting with the car's owner on Rosedale Street. The car's owner was tying to recover what Ceylan Javar Bridges, 20, of Longview, had taken. When Bridges saw the police, he ran. They arrested him after he ran into a house. The items taken in the auto burglary were recovered along with marijuana they found on him. Bridges is in the Gregg County Jail, charged with robbery, theft of property, evading arrest ...

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Fatal Van Zandt County Wreck

GRAND SALINE - A two vehicle accident near Grand Saline over the weekend killed a Van Zandt County man. Ethan Landaverde, 27, of Van died at a Grand Saline Hospital after his motorcycle hit the rear of a homemade trailer that was turning into a private drive. The accident occurred on Farm Road 17. The Ben Wheeler man whose pickup was pulling the trailer, was not injured. The accident was reported shortly after 5:30 Sunday afternoon

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Mt. Pleasant Has First Homicide since 2011

MT. PLEASANT -- For the first time since 2011, a homicide investigation is underway in Mount Pleasant after an innocent bystander was killed during a shooting overnight Saturday. KETK reports shots rang out just after midnight at two separate locations on Booker Avenue. Officers say two people at two different parties in a neighborhood began arguing. The argument escalated and the two people shot at each other. 38-year old Tammy Jordon was shot and killed. No arrests have been ...

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Jeremiah Mcgregor

Deputies Stop for Gas, Arrest Felon

HENDERSON COUNTY -- A wanted felon is arrested after two deputies stop for gas. It happened around 2:00 Monday morning in Chandler. The Henderson County Deputies said they recognized Jeremiah McGregor, 40, of Wills Point, as a wanted felon. McGregor initially gave the deputies a bogus name, before admitting his true identity. A search of his motorcycle turned up a gun, more than 55 grams of meth, cash and drug paraphernalia. McGregor was charged with possession of contraband, possession of ...

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