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Black Democrats Group to Hold Town Hall Meeting

TYLER -- Texas Democrats continue their efforts to address constituents' needs and take back some political power, and a chance to hear from some of them comes Saturday in Tyler. The East Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, a subsidiary of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, has scheduled a town hall meeting for 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, on North Broadway. Organizers say it will feature statewide candidates, elected officials, pastors, preachers, community activists, and law ...

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Tyler Man Arrested for Child Sexual Assault

TYLER - 19-year-old Kirby Tyrone Mabry of Tyler was arrested Thursday in Tyler for sexual assault of a child. According to KETK, police say on June 7, Mabry went to a location where he knew two unsupervised girls were spending the night. Police say Mabry had sex with one of the girls who was under the age of 16. Mabry was booked into the Smith County Jail Thursday afternoon. His bond has been set at $500,000.

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Flint Man Indicted for Child Porn

TYLER -- An East Texas man has been indicted after authorities say they caught him promoting child porn on social media. KETK reports 27-year-old Jonathan Adair of Flint was arrested in April. Smith County detectives say they were tipped off by the Dallas Internet Crime Task Force. Task force members say they saw Adair's IP Address posting child porn on Pinterest. He remains in the Smith County Jail.

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Man Arrested Following Longview Chase

LONGVIEW -- A Longview man was arrested Wednesday after police said he ran away from officers and hid inside a neighborhood home. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Stefan Omar Pentecost, 20, was held Thursday on bonds totaling $30,500, charged with evading arrest detention and theft of a firearm. Longview police responded at 11:38 a.m. Wednesday to a Birdie Place location in reference to a domestic problem. When officers arrived, they determined Pentecost had an outstanding warrant for his ...

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Palestine Police Seek Missing Woman

PALESTINE - The Palestine Police Department is searching for a missing woman. According to KETK, police say they got a call about local resident Ricki Deann Taylor early Thursday morning. Taylor, 46, was last seen Wednesday evening in Palestine. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Taylor is urged to contact the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254, Detective David Kassaw at 903-731-8482 or Det. Mark Harcrow at 903-731-8422. Information can also be submitted anonymously by texting "PALPD," then the ...

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Two Badly Burned in Oil Tank Blast

LINDALE -- Two victims have been severely burned following an oil tank explosion Thursday night on County Road 419 near Lindale. KETK reports the two have been flown via medical helicopter to Dallas for treatment. When emergency response crews arrived, they found the victims near a vehicle. Multiple crews, including the Lindale and Van Fire Departments, responded to the scene. Responders let the oil tank burn out while keeping an adjacent tank cool. The tanks belong to an oil production ...

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Two Indicted, Accused of Child Sex Crimes

TYLER -- Two men have been indicted in Smith County for alleged child sex crimes. According to KETK, Ruben Candelario, 36, was arrested May 15, by the Smith County Sheriff's Office on two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. The alleged incidents occurred on September 1, 2016, and August 1, 2015. Candelario has been placed on an immigration detainer remains in the Smith County Jail on $200,000 bond. Kendre Tennyson, 23, was indicted for sexual assault ...

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Lookout in Robbery Reportedly Violates Probation, Back in Jail

TYLER -- A Tyler woman sentenced to 10 years' probation after pleading guilty to the May 2016 robbery of a Tyler gas station is back behind bars after being arrested on a warrant for revocation of probation. According to KETK, Candice Renae McGee, 29, was arrested on the warrant Wednesday. She served as the lookout in the Troup Highway robbery, in which three others were also involved, including the store clerk. There was no immediate word on ...

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