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Smith County Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

SMITH COUNTY -- After a manhunt, lasting more than 24 hours, Smith County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested Stanton Pearce, 52. Officials said he was arrested in the Jackson Heights Community off FM 2767. Pearce, along with two women, were arrested in connection to the death of a man whose body was discovered Thursday. Smith County officials located the body of Luis V Martinez, 62, of Tyler, in a cemetery in the Antioch Community. Laurie Perry, 56, Chandler, and Rebecca Bond ...

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More Marijuana Found Growing in the Area

More Marijuana Found Growing in the Area

GILMER - Another marijuana field has been discovered in the area. The latest was found Friday morning in Upshur County. A contingent of law officers converged on the fields around 5:00 this morning. It is located about eight miles north of Gilmer off Highway 155. Officers found six different fields with over 7,000 plants. And, like the others that have been discovered recently, they found a camp and a nearby water source that was used to irrigate the plants. No ...

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It’s Fair Time in Tyler

It's Fair Time in Tyler

The annual East Texas State Fair is up and running in Tyler. The fair opened off west Front Street Friday morning with Boomers and Senior Day activities in the Rose Garden Center. Saturday night, JB and The Moonshine Band will perform. The entertainment is free with your fair admission. And today, you will be able to see a sword swallower, the extreme high dive show, exhibits, carnival and a lot more. The fair runs through October 2nd.

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Man Sought in Dallas County Reportedly Spotted in East Texas

HENDERSON -- A man wanted in Dallas County has reportedly been spotted around the Rusk County area. KETK reports 37-year-old Johnny Ray Smith is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities also say he's a heavy drug user. If you see Smith, you're asked to immediately call the Rusk County Sheriff's office at 903-657-3581 or Rusk County Crime Stoppers at 903-655-8477.

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Tyler’s Improving Water Quality

Tyler's Improving Water Quality

TYLER - Testing results from ongoing monitoring show Tyler Water Utilities continues to improve the city's drinking water quality. The latest readings from all eight sampling sites are below the maximum contaminant level threshold of 60 parts per billion for haloacetic acids. An excessive amount of the acid was noticed in the water last October. Very heavy rains last spring are believed to have caused the problem. Mayor Martin Heines requested a third party evaluation of Tyler Water Utilities ...

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Suspended Smith County Judge Resigns

SMITH COUNTY (Staff/AP) -- The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has announced Smith County Judge Joel Baker has agreed to resolve the pending SCJC investigation against him by signing a Voluntary Resignation Agreement. According to KETK, the Commission approved the agreement. The effective date of his resignation from the office of Smith County Judge will be the earlier of the resolution of the pending TOMA criminal case or November 4, 2016. The Commission's Suspension without Pay Order remains in effect ...

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