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Ronald Christopher Crank-Harris

Smith County Burglary Suspects Arrested

TYLER – Three persons have been arrested in connection with the burglary of Tractor Supply on Highway 110 South. It was reported Friday morning around 2:30. Arrested walking east of the building was Ediel D. Jaramillo, 31. He’s been charged with burglary of a building. Numerous items believed to have been taken in the burglary as well as drugs were found during a search of the suspect’s vehicle. The second suspect, whose mother said he was not home, was arrested ...

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Rodney Wayne Baker

Convicted Killer Arrested Near Athens

ATHENS - A man convicted of murder in Louisiana has been arrested in Henderson County. The manhunt began with the arrest of one man but another man ran into a wooded area near loop 7 and Farm Road 59, south of Athens. About an hour later authorities arrested Rodney Wayne Baker, 47, (pictured) originally from Athens. He was taken to jail on a parole violation from a Louisiana homicide case. The other man, Richard Anthony Brown, 64, of Athens, was ...

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A Drop in Area Unemployment

A Drop in Area Unemployment

AUSTIN - The latest report out of Austin shows area unemployment continuing to fall. Tyler's unemployment number is not only better than the state's rate, it also easily beats the national jobless figure. Tyler's July unemployment rate is 3.9%. This compares to June's figure of 4.6%. In July of last year, Tyler's figure was 4.9%. Longview's unemployment rate went from 5.4% in June to 5.1% last month. A year ago, Longview's unemployment rate was 7%. Both Texas and the nation ...

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CR 192 Washout 2

Smith County Road Washed Out

SMITH COUNTY -- A portion of County Road 192 has been closed off for repairs. Heavy rain Thursday caused a washout of pavement in a section of the road, between Texas Highway 155 South and Crow Road (CR 159). Drivers will need to take an alternative route. Smith County Road and Bridge crews are working on repairs. Crews said exposed telephone and cable lines are causing delays. The road is expected to remain closed for several days.

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Parents Push for Name Change at Robert E. Lee High School

TYLER -- The White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville has sparked renewed attention to Confederate monuments and memorials across the country. KETK reports, some Tyler ISD parents are wanting to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School. DG Montalvo, who is behind the movement wanting change, said there is a lot of racial tension still in the city of Tyler. He has two children who went to the school and said this is the right thing to do. ...

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