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One Person Injured in Wreck on Toll 49

SMITH COUNTY -- Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on Toll 49 just west of Hwy-155. Investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a small passenger car was traveling north on Toll 49 when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle went into the southbound lane. A truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south on the same roadway and took evasive action to the left of the south lane in an ...

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Mike Bishop

Arrest Made in Longview Murder

LONGVIEW - Longview Police Chief Mike Bishop announced late Friday afternoon an arrest in a February murder. In the Harrison County Jail is Darrell Wayne Wilson, 58, of Marshall. He has been charged with the February murder of Ivory Nell Wilson, 57, Longview. On February 12th, officers were sent to a welfare check on Avalon Avenue. They were told that no one had been able to get in touch with the resident of the apartment for several days. Wilson's body ...

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Tyson Dixon

Tyler Man Indicted for Longview Shooting

LONGVIEW - A man, who is said to be a known gang member, has been indicted in a Longview shooting. He is Tyson Dixon, 22, who is said to be a transient from Tyler. He was indicted for aggravated assault in the the shooting last June of Victor Jessie, 21. He was shot twice outside a Pine Tree area duplex on Spring Street. He was taken to a Longview hospital by private vehicle. Jessie later told a Longview policeman he ...

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ETMC is Looking for a Partner

ETMC is Looking for a Partner

TYLER - East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System is doing what other hospitals in the area and state have done. They are working with a management consultant to locate a strategic partner. The healthcare systems' president and chief executive officer, Elmer Ellis said in a news release, the consulting firm of Kaufman Hall is heading the search. He said the strategic partner will provide additional capital for growth and expansion, as well as other resources to support the operation ...

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Two Indicted in Shopping Center Robbery

Two Indicted in Shopping Center Robbery

TYLER -- 34-year-old Chad Boening of Dallas and 33-year-old Jamie Hardy of Tyler have been indicted for a knife robbery in March at the Village at Cumberland Park in Tyler. Police say the two met the victim of the robbery online -- and then set him up to be robbed. KETK reports two good Samaritans who were concealed handgun carriers foiled their plan. They held Boening on the ground until police got there, and HArdy was arrested a ...

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Steven K. Starrett

New Deans at LeTourneau University

LONGVIEW - Two new deans have been named at LeTourneau University. Dr. Steven K. Starrett as its new Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The new dean of the School of Business is Van Graham, J.D. Both were named to the posts following a nationwide search. Starrett's new role begins effective July 1. He comes to Longview from Kansas State University where he has served in leadership roles over the past two decades. He writes and teaches internationally on ethics ...

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South Hillcreek Road Closure

South Hillcreek Road Closure

TYLER - Construction started this week on a portion of South Hillcreek Road at Lake Tyler. The work is for repairs to the drainage channel and road. This portion of South Hillcreek Road will be closed for around two months while crews repair erosion that has taken place in the channel and under the roadway. Until the project is completed, the road will remain closed to all traffic. Residences to the east of the project location may still be accessed ...

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Michael Duntae Fagans

Robbery Indictments Returned in Longview

LONGVIEW - Two men arrested for a Longview bank robbery have been indicted in the case. Named in the indictments are Michael Duntae Fagans, 39, of Kilgore and Christopher Lee Hutsell, 25, of Overton. They were indicted in the February 9th robbery of the Austin Bank in Longview. They were arrested 12 days later. Both remain in the Gregg County Jail. They are charged with aggravated robbery. And Fagans is also charged with evading arrest while Hutsell is also ...

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Murder Indictments Handed Up in Gregg County

Murder Indictments Handed Up in Gregg County

LONGVIEW - The Gregg County grand jury has indicted two men in separate murder cases. The Longview News Journal says named in the indictments are Kyron Dylann Adams, 38,(pictured) and Mon’torio Dewayne Harris, 25, both of Longview. Adams is charged with the February 4th death of Thomas Lynn Harper, 34, of Gladewater. His body was found in a grassy area of a parking lot near J’s Place club. And Harris was charged in the February 5th death of Donald Ray ...

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