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Suspect Arrested Following Gas Station Robbery

Jose Alberto AguilarSMITH COUNTY — A suspect has been arrested in a Smith County armed robbery. Taken into custody by Tyler police was Jose Alberto Aguilar, 30, of Tyler. He was a suspect in Monday afternoon’s robbery of the convenience store in the 1200 block of East Northeast Loop 323. Around 11:00 last night, police received an anonymous tip that Aguilar was walking on Walton Road near Pearl Street. A few minutes later, he was taken into custody without incident. Read the rest of this entry »

Longview Man Killed in Weekend Wreck

thumb_DPS-carHARRISON COUNTY — A Longview man has died when his vehicle overturned in Harrison County. The Department of Public Safety said the driver, Kenneth Pearson, was on Farm Road 449 East when his SUV left the road for unknown reasons and overturned just before 2:45 Sunday afternoon. Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Judge Nancy George pronounced Pearson dead at the scene about an hour later.

Local Computer Thief Sought

lindalewalmartthief090114LINDALE — Lindale police are asking for the public’s help in locating the pictured individual. KETK reports that the person of interest is seen running out of the Lindale Wal-Mart with an HP 19 All-in-One PC and getting into a blue Honda. The incident occurred August 12 around 11:00am. If you know this person, you’re asked to contact Detective Mike Lazarine at (903) 882-3313.

Commission Approves Historical Racing

thumb_Dan-FlynnAUSTIN (Staff/AP) — Republican State Representative Dan Flynn of Van continues to keep an eye on a controversial issue. That’s after the Texas Racing Commission voted to allow machines using a new form of betting at dog and horse tracks called historical racing. The machines allow people to bet on races that have already happened. The videos are stripped of any identifying information so people can’t tell what races they’re betting on. A track now must receive the commission’s OK on specific plans for adding the machines. There are four horse tracks in Texas and three dog tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Seriously Injured in Smith County Wreck

smithcowreckketkSMITH COUNTY — Three people are hospitalized with serious injuries following a two vehicle accident in Smith County. The Department of Public Safety reports a pickup with five people pulled out of a driveway and was T-boned by a septic truck on Farm Road 2767, east of County Road 211. The accident happened just after 10:00 Monday morning. The three people injured were in the pickup. The septic truck driver was not injured. The names of the victims were not immediately released. None of the victims were children.

Downtown Parking Changes Begin Tuesday in Tyler

thumb_Tyler-downtownTYLER — Several changes to Tyler’s Downtown Business District parking become effective today. Extended parking is now available at the Fair Plaza Garage at Elm Street and College Avenue, across the street from the Tyler Public Library. According to a city news release, an automated gate system will allow a driver, without a monthly agreement, to obtain a ticket upon entering the garage. The ticket should be paid at an electronic kiosk, and the “paid” ticket is inserted upon exit. The new garage has 384 parking spaces, with both monthly leased parking and daily/hourly parking available. The garage will operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., except on official city holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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