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Arrest Made in Armed Robbery at Longview Store

LONGVIEW -- One person is in custody following an armed robbery at a Longview store Saturday morning. According to KETK, police say just after 11:00 an armed man entered the Walmart store on East Loop 281 between North 4th Street and U.S. 259. Witnesses say the man pulled out a gun and began demanding money from a clerk at the Money Center inside the store. The man was given cash before he ran away. Officers say they found ...

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Four-Year-Old Girl Struck by Car in Gregg County

LONGVIEW -- A 4-year-old girl was taken to Longview's Good Shepherd Medical Center in critical condition Friday after she was struck by a vehicle. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, DPS officials said the girl was hit about 7:45 p.m. Friday on Tryon Road in Gregg County, about 3 miles north of Loop 281. They said she had gotten out of a house in the area and entered the road when a driver traveling south on Tryon Road ...

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Signal Out at Major Longview Intersection

LONGVIEW -- TxDOT reports a traffic signal went out Saturday on Loop 281 at Estes Parkway in Longview. Officials said traffic was being routed around it, with repairs set for Monday. Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

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Paiglynn Raymond

Missing Liberty City Teen Home after 7 Months

LIBERTY CITY -- For the first time in more than seven months, the family of Paiglynn Raymond was reunited -- just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving together. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, the 16-year-old's father, Chris Raymond, said the family has to "build a bridge from seven months ago to now." Raymond continued, "It will take time and continued prayers, but every step is worth it. A lot took place so fast the last couple of ...

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Multiple Area Gas Stations Out of Compliance

EAST TEXAS -- Multiple East Texas gas stations are found in violation of compliance guidelines. KETK reports station pumps in Tyler, Longview, Gladewater, and Jacksonville are out of order due to compliance issues. Those issues range from nozzles not being able to hold "zero" to some not registering properly.

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Helpful Hints for Properly Disposing of Leaves

Helpful Hints for Properly Disposing of Leaves

TYLER -- With the changing season, trees have begun shedding their leaves -- and that means raking and filling numerous bags of yard waste. Tyler officials say the Solid Waste Department may not pick up all bags during customers' regularly scheduled pick-up days. They say that's to alleviate the safety concerns of having residential crews working late into the evening due to the increase in garbage collection, If a residence has excessive bags of leaves, an alternate truck ...

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Tyler Officers on the Lookout for Red Light Violators

TYLER -- It's an especially good time to think twice before running red lights in Tyler. The Tyler Police Department will be participating in a state grant-funded Red Light Enforcement program that runs through December. Police encourage drivers to slow down when approaching an intersection with a yellow light and not enter an intersection on a red light.

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