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General Election Early Voting Begins

General Election Early Voting Begins

TYLER – Early voting is ready to start in next month’s general election. The November 6th general election will find area voters deciding everything from bond issues to who will be walking the halls of congress. The early voting, which starts on Monday, will run through November 2nd. There are five early voting locations in Smith County. The HUB on East Ferguson, the Heritage Building on Bellwood Road, the Lindale Public Library, the Noonday Community Center and the Whitehouse Municipal ...

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Two Suspects Sought in T-Mobile Store Robbery

TYLER -- Tyler police are searching for two suspects wanted in an aggravated robbery. It happened around 4:00 Saturday afternoon at the T-Mobile store, 3320 Troup Highway. Police said two black males, early 20s, entered the store and demanded money and merchandise. One suspect displayed a handgun during the robbery. An undisclosed amount of money and items were stolen from the store before the suspects left the scene in a white Nissan Maxima. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information ...

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Jacob Alexander Terrell

Sexual Assault Charge Filed On a Longview Man

LONGVIEW - A Longview man is in jail on sexual assault charges. Being held under a $25,000 bond is Jacob Alexander Terrell, 20. According to the Longview News Journal, the victim said she was assaulted in her car after dropping by Terrell's house to return some of his belongings. She was able to escape to a family member's home and call police. An officer reported seeing bruises on the victim's throat and red marks on her head. Terrell was later ...

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Work Continues On Improving Downtown Tyler

Work Continues On Improving Downtown Tyler

TYLER - The City of Tyler, Smith County, and Heart of Tyler have decided to partner with The Retail Coach. The nation’s leading economic development recruitment firm will help expand downtown Tyler’s business, hospitality, entertainment as well as living offerings. The hiring of the firm comes at the same time as the county and the city formed the County Seat Coalition. The members will focus on identifying ways to encourage economic development in downtown Tyler. The Retail Coach team ...

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No Jury Duty in Gregg County Monday

No Jury Duty in Gregg County Monday

LONGVIEW - The Gregg County District Clerk has announced that jury duty has been canceled for district court for Monday. Barbara Duncan said persons who received a jury summons for Monday, October 22, are not required to attend.

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Tyler’s Jobless Number Continues to Fall

Tyler's Jobless Number Continues to Fall

AUSTIN - Tyler's unemployment number is still better that the state's figure. Texas' unemployment rate is the lowest in four decades. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in September, down from 3.9% in August. Tyler's unemployment number went from 3.7% in August to 3.5% last month. A year ago it was 3.8%. Longview's unemployment number was steady in August and September at 4%. A year ago, Longview's jobless total was 4.5%.

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World

5 dead, including 4 Americans, in Costa Rica rafting accident
Police in Mexico try to stop caravan of Central American migrants determined to reach the US
Khashoggi died when he was put in a chokehold to prevent him from calling for help
US general was wounded in Kandahar attack
Police in Mexico try to head off caravan of Central American migrants determined to reach the US
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump will accept Saudi ‘crown prince’s denials’
Human rights groups call for UN to investigate killing of Saudi journalist
Kensington Palace: Duchess Meghan to ‘cut back’ on grueling schedule
DHS secretary praises Mexican police for handling caravan migrants ‘in a professional and humane manner’
Top US general’s close call in Afghanistan insider attack
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Business

Powerball jackpot rises to $620M, third-largest in game’s history
No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot
Marijuana company heads to New York Stock Exchange
Amazon reviews: Inside the murky world of pay-to-play
Mega Millions prizes keep skyrocketing as ‘people want to see bigger jackpots’
A tech investor brought cell phone voting to West Virginia, igniting debate about access and security
Nebraska’s pitch to tourists: ‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’
MoviePass under investigation by state of New York for misleading investors
Twitter releases ‘motherlode’ of data on alleged Russian, Iranian influence operations
Uber driver who allegedly groped customer charged with kidnapping, wire fraud
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Political

Republicans trumpet pre-existing condition protections despite votes to repeal Obamacare
Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics
Bernie Sanders swings through Iowa in final midterm sprint
President Trump blames Democrats for migrant group heading north
Trump wades into California water wars, calls for diverting water to farmers in central valley
Support for the military critical issue on both sides of the Arizona Senate race
Russian woman charged with alleged ‘information warfare’ against US midterms
North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling
Feds charge NY man with threatening two US senators for supporting Kavanaugh
Paul Manafort arrives at court hearing about sentencing date in a wheelchair
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Health

Dad bod? Men who exercise might pass down healthier metabolism to their kids, study says
Mom reveals the most heartbreaking comments people have made to her since she lost her baby
Letting sunlight in really can kill dark-loving bacteria, study shows
Fertility rates decreasing as 1st-time moms get older: CDC
Obituary for opioid addict goes viral: ‘This disease needs a face’
62 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC
‘Patients deserve to know’: Government wants TV ads to disclose drug prices
More than 60 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC
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Entertainment

‘Halloween’ delivers scary good opening weekend with box office-topping $77.5 million
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‘Halloween’s’ Jamie Lee Curtis insists its not just another slasher movie
‘The Hate U Give’ cast and director weigh in on the film’s significance and why it’s more than just a black film
Supermodel Karlie Kloss marries Joshua Kushner
Lena Dunham shutters her digital newsletter, ‘Lenny Letter’
‘Making a Murderer’ filmmakers explain how Part 2 goes beyond the headlines
“Let’s get this cancer sh** out of the way” — Julia Louis-Dreyfus talking beating breast cancer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
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Sports

Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth getting released after nearly 20 years in prison over girlfriend’s murder
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Cleveland Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville Jaguars
LeBron James not worried despite loss in Los Angeles Lakers debut
Arizona Cardinals fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy
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Steve Penny, former USA Gymnastics president, arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case
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