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Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Kilgore Wreck

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Kilgore Wreck

KILGORE – A woman, responsible for a fatal hit and run accident in Kilgore, is heading to prison. Kyrsten Nycole McCarty, 26, of Kilgore, waived a jury trial and pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She had been accused of hitting Robert Jack Moorehead, 5, on August 30, 2015. He was riding his scooter when he was hit on Florence Street in Kilgore. He later died in the hospital. McCarty was arrested the day ...

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Gohmert Responds to Giffords Comments

WASHINGTON (AP/Staff) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - who survived an assassination attempt - is urging members of Congress to "have some courage" and face their constituents. Her comments Thursday are in response to Republican Louie Gohmert of Tyler, who this week invoked Giffords' 2011 shooting in explaining why he's currently only holding telephone town halls. Gohmert says there are groups "from the more violent strains of the leftist ideology" who are attending town halls to wreak ...

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Tyler Vehicle/Bicycle Accident

Tyler Vehicle/Bicycle Accident

TYLER - A bicyclist has been injured when hit by a car at the intersection of West Gentry Parkway and North Confederate. Injured in the accident, shortly before 3:30 Thursday afternoon, was De'Keith Jacobs, 36, of Tyler. He's hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police spokesman Don Martin says Jacobs crossed in front of a vehicle a car and was hit, then struck the windshield of the vehicle and then fell to the ground. Officers determined that Jacobs ...

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State Funds for the Rusk County Airport

HENDERSON - The state has approved funding for the Rusk County Airport. The $200,000 was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its February meeting. The funds will be used for planned improvements at the airport 3 miles west of Henderson. This would include engineering and design for pavement improvements. The poject costs will be funded through Rusk County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program. A project consultant will be selected this spring.

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Johnny and Anglea Crocker Returned to Smith County

TYLER - A Smith County couple wanted for sex crimes, arrested in Louisiana February 16th, have been returned to Tyler. Johnny Floyd Crocker, 56 and his wife Angela ,41, had their initial court appearance Thursday. Both were appointed lawyers. They were then booked into the Smith County Jail. Each is being held on bonds totaling $575,000. Arrested near Shreveport, they had been on the run as they faced charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and tampering with ...

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All Clear at U-T Tyler, No Shooter

All Clear at U-T Tyler, No Shooter

TYLER - A report of a shooter at the University of Texas at Tyler turned out to be a false alarm. Police received an active shooter alert from a smart phone app that sends out alerts to threats and emergeny situations. Responding officers found out that the alert was inadvertently issued. The sender had not intended to send it. While they were confirming the mistake, the police received calls that gun shots were heard in the Braithwaite Nursing Building. As ...

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One Killed and One Injured in Smith County Wreck

RED SPRINGS - A Lindale woman is killed and another Lindale resident injured in a wreck north of Tyler. Killed in the accident, Just after 5:00 Thursday morning, was Jolene Ellis Robinson, 42. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, Adron Thomas, 42, is hospitalized. The accident occurred on Farm Road 16 at County Road 3165. The Department of Public Safety reports their SUV left the road on a curve, hit several trees and then rolled over and ...

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Scam Reported in Gladewater

Scam Reported in Gladewater

GLADEWATER - Gladewater police have issued a scam alert over someone posing as a city employee. Someone is calling claiming to be from the City of Gladewater Water Billing department. They are taking credit card information for billing over the phone. The problem is, the city does not take billing info over the phone. Gladewater residents are warned not to give out this information. If you get such a call, report it to the police. Any caller ID information ...

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Tyler Police Officers Honored

TYLER - Some members of the Tyler Police Department have been honored at their annual banquet. The awards cited employees for their performance in 2016. Officer Jason Shields was named Officer of the year. He was cited for, among other things, his excellent work ethic and care for others. Other awards went to Lieutenant Paul Robeson, the Sworn Suprevisor of the year, Detective Jason Compton the Plainclothes Officer of the Year, and officer Sandra Doss was named Rookie Officer of ...

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