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Fatal Gregg County Fire

Fatal Gregg County Fire

KILGORE - A fire in Gregg County around noon Friday has left one person dead and two injured. It was reported just north of Kilgore on Rabbit Creek Drive. The injured are said to be hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Names have not been released. The cause of the fire, which destroyed a mobile home, is under investigation. We'll have more information when it becomes available.

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Rotary International

Tyler Parade Winners Announced

TYLER - The winners have been announced in this year's Christmas parade in Tyler. Hosted by three sponsoring clubs, Rotary Club of Tyler, South Tyler Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary, the parade was held December 1st. This year's theme was Serving Humanity. Winners were selected in six categories. *Best Holiday Theme- Hospitality ER *Best Band- Tyler Junior College *Brightest Entry- Martin Marietta (Concrete Truck) *Spirit Award- John Tyler High School Marching Band *Most Creative-Salvation Army *Best Decorated Vehicle-Crystal Clear Insurance Over 100 groups and more than 2,000 ...

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Mark McDaniel Bypassed in Dallas

Mark McDaniel Bypassed in Dallas

DALLAS (Staff/AP) - A former city manager in Tyler did not make the cut in Dallas. Some had thought Mark McDaniel had the inside track to be city manager in Dallas. McDaniel is currently Dallas' assistant city manager. But Friday morning, Mayor Mike Rawlings announced they had selected T.C. Broadnax to replace A.C. Gonzales for the post. Broadnax is currently the city manager in Tacoma, Washington. Before going there, he was assistant city manager in San Antonio. McDaniel was ...

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Tameron Trenell Howard and Aaron Lamone Lydia

Two Nabbed in Longview Robbery

LONGVIEW - Two persons are in custody in a Longview robbery which, was in part, an inside job. The robbery was reported shortly before 8:15 Thursday night on Mobberly Avenue. Officers were quickly able to find the suspect, Aaron Lamone Lydia, 18, of Longview. He still had the cash, store bag, and a receipt with the "victim's" name on it inside a backpack. After further investigation, officers said the clerk who was suppose to be the victim, actually played ...

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Ride-Share in Longview

Ride-Share in Longview

LONGVIEW - Through city council action, ride-share is coming to Longview. The Longview City Council paved the way for ride-share by unanimously amending its taxicab ordinance. A company called Fare had asked to come into Longview. City spokesman Shawn Hara told the Longview News Journal that Fare also has made inquiries in Tyler. Longview's amended ordinance requires ride-share companies to hire third-party firms to conduct background checks on drivers. Those checks will be randomly double-checked by the Longview Police Department. ...

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World

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Business

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Political

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Health

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Entertainment

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Sports

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy
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