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Trial Date Could Soon Be Set in 2012 Murder

Andrew Conrad Norwine2GILMER — A trial date could soon be set for capital murder suspect Andrew Conrad Norwine. (pictured) Norwine is accused of collaborating with two other people in the December 2012 killing of Ronnie Joe Gammage. Gammage’s body was found beaten and burned in rural Upshur County. One of the other suspects was sentenced to life without parole in October 2013. According to KETK, Norwine’s lawyer also represented former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams. Williams was sentenced to death this week for the slaying of the Kaufman County district attorney’s wife.

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Decade-Old Murder

gautmpdMARSHALL — The Marshall Police Department announced an indictment in a decade-old murder case Thursday afternoon. KETK reports that under the direction of Police Chief Jesus Eddie Campa, the department’s unsolved homicide cases were recently reviewed in conjunction with the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office. At the conclusion of the review, the murder investigation of Anthony Thomas was determined to be one that was solvable to the point that District Attorney Coke Solomon wished to move forward in presenting the case to a Grand Jury. Read the rest of this entry »

One Dead Following Kilgore Accident

thumb_police-9KILGORE — A two vehicle accident in Kilgore has left one person dead. The accident happened shortly after 2:00 yesterday afternoon at U.S. Highway 250 North and Interstate Highway 20. Dead at the scene was Ashley Brooke Norris, 31, of White Oak. She was killed when her car struck the back of the truck-trailer which was trying to cross the highway. The truck’s driver was not injured. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

Scouts Honor Bob Garrett

Bob Garrett3TYLER — The East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Bob Garrett Thursday with the Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award at a luncheon in his honor. The event took place at Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center. According to a Boy Scouts news release, the award is given annually to an individual, couple or family who has made a significant impact toward enriching the way of life in East Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Authorities Warn of Recent Burglaries in Parts of Smith County

thumb_police-8LINDALE — Law enforcement is warning citizens about a recent run of burglaries in the northwestern portion of Smith County. According to KETK, Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth Bibby said three home burglaries have recently taken place in his jurisdiction. The thieves are described as 4 black males, one with dreadlocks. The suspect vehicle is a gray four-door car with tinted windows. If you see anything abnormal or suspicious, you’re asked to contact the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600 or Constable Precinct 5 Office at 903-590-4901. You can also email [email protected] to reach Precinct 5.

Trinity Mother Frances Performs Groundbreaking Cardiac Procedure

thumb_MotherFrances-sign-2TYLER – Trinity Mother Frances has become one of ten hospitals in the world, one of the first hospitals in the country, and the only non-teaching hospital to perform a cardiac ablation procedure using the Rhythmia Mapping System. That’s according to a Trinity Mother Frances news release. Hospital officials call the system a new state-of-the-art, high-resolution 3D mapping and navigation solution. The procedures were also the first in Texas, according to the release. They were performed on December 15 at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital by electrophysiologists John Sims, M.D, and Stan Weiner, M.D. Read the rest of this entry »

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