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Longview Murder Suspect Arrested

LONGVIEW -- A suspect believed to be connected to a weekend killing has been arrested. According to KETK, Cody Dewayne Fortman, 21, of Longview, was apprehended around 1:30 Monday afternoon. Investigators identified the suspect through the cooperation of a witness. Fortman has been charged with the murder of Nicholas Trevion Johnson, 22, of Longview. The victim was found early Sunday morning inside a home on Annette Drive with multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect was booked into the Gregg County Jail. ...

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Numerous Vehicle Windows Shot Out in Longview

LONGVIEW - Authorities are investigating after numerous vehicle windows were shot out in Longview. KETK reports the Longview Police Department and Gregg County Sheriff’s Office are investigating more than 60 criminal mischief reports. Most of the crimes happened early Monday morning. Police have released a surveillance photo that shows what they say is a suspected truck in the shooting out of windows in vehicles in Longview and Gregg County. The vehicle is a light-colored Chevrolet extended cab pickup, roughly between ...

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Woman Stabbed Multiple Times, Boyfriend Arrested

TYLER -- Tyler police say a man stabbed his girlfriend numerous times. The initial call came in late Monday morning from a home on Emerson Avenue. Arriving officers found the victim and suspect at the residence along with several family members who were present at the time of the incident. Officers say 20-year-old Chrishawn Polk had attacked 26-year-old Allyson Smith. Both live at the home with some of Polk's extended family members. Smith was transported to ...

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Nine Units Damaged in Apartment Complex Fire

TYLER -- Residents of nine units at a Tyler apartment complex have been displaced by fire. Firefighters headed to the Bullard Creek Apartments on Old Bullard Rd. around 12:30 Monday afternoon. Fire officials say crews were able to bring the flames under control in about 30 minutes. Bullard Creek management has been working to get the residents another place to stay. Investigators believe the fire started on the patio of a first floor unit. The tenant had discarded a ...

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Garland to Chair Longview University Center Development Council

LONGVIEW -- Jay Garland has been selected as chair of The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center’s Development Council. Garland (right) will succeed Tom Tibiletti (left). Linda Robinett will serve as the council’s new vice chair. This year the council also welcomed new members Judge Alfonso Charles, Miles Darby, Margaret Dodson, and Drew Jackson. In a news release, LUC director Dr. Van Patterson said, "Over the years funds raised by the organization have been invested in new equipment ...

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East Texas Man on Death Row Loses US Supreme Court Appeal

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a man sent to death row for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel with cement mix and lime before dumping it in a ravine. The high court, without comment Monday, declined to review arguments that 50-year-old Troy Clark had deficient legal help at his Smith County trial in 2000. Clark was condemned for the May 1998 ...

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Kyron

Trial Delayed for Double Murder Suspect

LONGVIEW -- A Longview man remains jailed for double-murder. According to KETK, the court decided to delay the trial of Kyron Templeton. He's accused of fatally stabbing two people inside Good Shepherd Medical Center Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview. The 26-year-old has been in prison on a 2.5 million dollar bond since the murders in 2013.The trial was scheduled to start today but the district judge granted a delay due to questions over Templeton's mental competency. His lawyers say he ...

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