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Smith County Man Guilty in Counterfeit Immigration Documents Conspiracy

TYLER -- A 45-year-old Tyler man asserted guilty to federal violations on Tuesday. Eleazar Juarez Juarez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce, transfer, and forge false identification documents. According to information presented in court, Juarez Juarez was involved in a conspiracy to produce and sell fictitious U.S. identification documents beginning in April 2009. The false documents included U.S. Social Security cards and Permanent Residence cards. Juarez Juarez is responsible for the transfer of at least 25 false identification documents as ...

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146 Hit and Run Accidents in Marshall so far in 2019

146 Hit and Run Accidents in Marshall so far in 2019

MARSHALL -- Authorities say there have been 146 hit and run crashes reported in Marshall through the first 9 and a half months of this year. With a goal of reducing that number, officials are reminding motorists of necessary steps to take if you are involved in an accident. Under the Texas Transportation Code, a driver must stop and take certain actions after a crash that results in property damage or injury to another driver. In order to avoid ...

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Henderson County Extends Burn Ban

Henderson County Extends Burn Ban

ATHENS -- The Henderson County Commissioner’s Court has extended a burn ban for another 28 days, according to our news partner KETK. Commissioner's meet earlier Tuesday in Athens and moved forward with item 2 on the agenda to take another 4 weeks to prohibit outdoor burning. Many East Texas counties have been under bans for weeks after a long period of near-100 degree temperatures and very little rain.

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Tyler Man’s Trial Date Set for Teen’s Death on Lake Palestine

TYLER -- A boating accident earlier this summer claimed the life of a 14 year-old. On Tuesday, Jeffery Joe Hampton, 31 of Tyler, was formally indicted for manslaughter and accidental boating death. Hampton is accused of running his boat into Roberto Carlos Bermejo Hernandez on Lake Palestine. Officials took blood to be sent off for a toxicology report. Hampton has previous convictions for DWI and drug possession. Hampton's trial date is scheduled for December 2. He is being held on ...

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Marshall ISD Bus involved in Accident

MARSHALL -- A Marshall ISD school bus was involved in an accident Tuesday morning, according to the school district’s Facebook page. The wreck at the corner of Pinecrest and Rosborough Springs involved bus 32, after what appears to be a vehicle ran a red light. Students were evacuated by first responders and evaluated. Officials said on the schools facebook page, that none of the injuries were life threatening.

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Pauluxy Crosswalk

City begins Internal Investigation after Viral Video

TYLER -- A viral video has sparked an internal investigation by the city of Tyler. According to our news partner KETK, the video of a 12 year old crossing Pauluxy in a busy cross walk has been viewed over 30,000 times. The video has caught the attention of city officials who are now conducting an internal investigation. The City of Tyler employs all school crossing guards including the one on Paluxy. The crossing guard says she is there from 7:00 ...

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Tyler Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

TYLER -- A Tyler man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. According to our news partner KETK, Robert Robinson, 63, was booked into the Smith County Jail at 11:30 p.m. Monday night after an arrest warrant was signed by 114th District Judge Christi Kennedy. Robinson is being held on a $500,000 cash bond.

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