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Portion of High Street Underpass Closed

LONGVIEW -- The High Street underpass will have the right lane closed to traffic from Tyler Street to Cotton Street beginning Tuesday February 28. Initially, the northbound outside lane will be closed. Once work is completed, the southbound outside lane will be closed. The purpose of the project is to install a brick veneer and replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter. Drivers wishing to travel between Cotton and Tyler Street may use alternate routes along Horaney Street / S. ...

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Breonna Poole

Thee Arrested for a Tyler Robbery

TYLER – Three persons have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the Wal-Mart store on South Broadway in Tyler. Taken into custody was Breonna Poole, 22, Justice Poole, 18, and a 14 year old juvenile, all of Shreveport, Louisiana. Investigators continue to seek the identity of more suspects in the case, which happened shortly after 11:45 Saturday night. Witnesses say several persons entered the store with a gun, held a store employee at gunpoint, took and undisclosed amount ...

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Highway 80 Rescue Mission

Highway 80 Rescue Mission Expanding Smith County Services

CHAPEL HILL – The Highway 80 Rescue Mission has purchased land in Smith County to expand the services to the formerly homeless as they progress into independent living. The Mission will construct a supportive housing and rehabilitation facility called Triumph Village on Highway 64, east of Tyler. Construction of the new facility will be completed in phases. The cost of the first phase is estimated to be $750,000. This includes renovating existing homes, improving curb appeal, and building brand new ...

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TxDOT Roadwork Update

TxDOT Roadwork Update

TYLER - Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of February 27th. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Local Jacksonville traffic is encouraged to use alternate routes when possible as mill and inlay work is conducted on US 69 from US 175 to Loop 456. The work, which started today, February 24, is expected to take about 10 days to complete and will be conducted Monday ...

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One Injured in Tyler Accident

One Injured in Tyler Accident

TYLER – A man has been injured in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in Tyler. It happened on the South Southwest Loop, just north of the IHop Restaurant, shortly before 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury was Anthony Lane. Sergeant James Freeman said Lane was walking east across the loop, in traffic, when he was struck by an SUV. The driver of the SUV was not cited in the accident.

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Academic Rodeo

Academic Rodeo Awards Celebration

TYLER - A record-breaking 2,000 students from all over East Texas competed in the 27th annual East Texas State Fair Academic Rodeo. And the winners have now been announced. The event consists of 14 different contests including Mathletics, Computer Science, Spelling Bee, One Act Play, and many more. The Academic Rodeo is an event operated by The Park of East Texas, the same organization that operates the East Texas State Fair. The Academic Rodeo is open to both public and ...

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Seized Longview Guns Destroyed

Seized Longview Guns Destroyed

LONGVIEW – The Longview Police Department has disposed of over 400 guns that were either confiscated in cases or were recovered but never reclaimed by the owners. They called in a Dallas company, which used an acetylene torch or regular saw, to cut the handguns and rifles in half. They were then disposed of at an undisclosed location. The guns were destroyed so they wouldn’t end up on the streets. Linda Roberts, who works in the property room at the ...

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