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Victim in Tyler Hit and Run Fatality Identified

TYLER -- Officials have released the name of the woman killed in a hit and run in Tyler. Jana Dykes, 41, Tyler, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The accident happened around 7:45 Wednesday night on Highway 64, just west of Loop 323. The vehicle, described as a 2001 or 2002 gold Honda Civic, left the scene. Authorities said it will have passenger side front end damage and possibly a damaged or inoperable passenger side headlight. A second vehicle ...

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Runaway Teens Located Together

EAST TEXAS -- The Rusk County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that two missing teenagers, 15-year-old Abigail K. Logsdon and 14-year-old Joshua Young were found Wednesday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. According to KETK, the two teenagers went missing on Tuesday, October 25. An Amber Alert was not issued because Logsdon was considered a runaway, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office tells KETK. Young went missing from the Kilgore area. The Gregg County Sheriff's Office say they received information earlier this week ...

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Anderson County Policeman Arrested

PALESTINE - A Palestine police officer has been arrested following his indictment by the Henderson County Grand Jury. Facing criminal charges is Corporal Joseph Hesseltine, 35, of Malakoff. Jail records show he has been charged with injury to a child/elderly or disabled person, criminal negligence and two counts of abandoning or endangering a child with criminal negligence. He was arrested on Tuesday. His bonds total $15,000. Nate Smith, the city's Communications and Best Practices Officer says the police chief ...

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Two Busted for Drugs in Longview

LONGVIEW - A traffic stop near the Longview mall has resulted in two persons charged with drug violations. Arrested Tuesday were Jennifer Lynn Laudner, 34, of Longview and Johnathon Ray Neal, 30, of Huntington. They have been charged with possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams, two counts of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram and possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams. Neal was also wanted in Angelina County for fraud. According ...

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Special Recognition For Tyler's Assistant Police Chief

TYLER - The Tyler City Council has recognized Assistant Chief Steve Sharron for 30 years of service. The action came at Wednesday's city council meeting. Sharron began his career with the Tyler Police Department in 1986 as a patrol officer and rose up the ranks to Assistant Chief in 2001. Over the years he has received many awards. In 1991, he was nominated as Officer of the Year by the department employees. Four years later, he was part of the Bike ...

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Tyler Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Tyler Stabbing Suspect Arrested

TYLER - A man wanted in a Tyler stabbing is in custody. Officers had been looking for Steven Bryant Chastain, 55. He is said to have stabbed a man on East Commerce Street around 7:15 Tuesday night. The victim was taken to East Texas Medical Center for surgery. Tyler police announced Wednesday Chastain was arrested by Cherokee County authorities. Acting on a tip, he was found in a wooded area and taken into custody. He has been charged with ...

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A Lengthy Prison Sentence for Numerous Robberies

A Lengthy Prison Sentence for Numerous Robberies

LONGVIEW - A Gregg County man has been sentenced to 340 years in prison for numerous robberies in Gregg County. Darrin Gerrard Brinkley, 26, of Kilgore, pled guilty to committing 17 robberies. He was given 20 years in prison for each robbery, with the terms to be served concurrently.The robberies were in numerous Gregg County towns, including Longview, Kilgore, and White Oak. His last robbery was on Estes Parkway in January. He led authorities on a chase from Longview to ...

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Tyler Wins Two Awards

Tyler Wins Two Awards

TYLER - The City of Tyler has been presented a couple of awards. At Wednesday's city council meeting, budget and beautification awards were given to the city. The City of Tyler has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2015-2016 budget document. This is the tenth consecutive year that the City of Tyler’s budget document has received this special recognition. The award comes from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The ...

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Marshall Robbery Suspect Sought

MARSHALL - Marshall police are looking for a man accused of robbing a grocery. The Save-A-Lot store on East End Boulevard South was robbed shortly before 6:45 Sunday evening. A man wearing an oversize raincoat with a hood indicated he had a gun, and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported. He is described as a white male who stands about 5’6” to 5’8” tall, has a medium build, mustache and is ...

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