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Nurse Tests Positive to Coronavirus at Tyler Facility

TYLER -- A nurse at Texas Oncology in Tyler has tested positive for COVID-19. According to our news partner KETK, on Thursday the facility issued a statement regarding the positive result: “Texas Oncology’s priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue to provide needed cancer care to our patients, while protecting the safety our staff and patients. We are following CDC guidelines in every aspect of our response. A nurse at our Tyler cancer center has tested positive for ...

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Marshall Library

Library Closes Curbside Service in Marshall

MARSHALL -- On Wednesday, in conformance with the City of Marshall Shelter in Place order the Marshall Public Library announced the suspension of curbside service until further notice. The library says their goal is to safeguard the health of library patrons and employees. Existing requests will be fulfilled. Library staff will notify the individual when the requested items are available for pickup at the back door. No new requests will be taken moving forward.

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Tyler Chosen for Governor’s Community Achievement Award

Tyler Chosen for Governor's Community Achievement Award

TYLER -- Tyler found out on Thursday, that they will be one 10 winners to be celebrated by Keep Texas Beautiful as a winner at the 2020 Governor's Community Achievement Awards. The honor is designated for outstanding community improvement. KTB, along with TxDOT, has honored Texas communities for more than 5 decades. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Tyler will receive $290,000 for a landscaping project. Keep Tyler Beautiful is scheduled ...

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Blood Center Participating in Investigational Use per Physicians Request

Blood Center Participating in Investigational Use per Physicians Request

TYLER -- Carter BloodCare is working with doctors and hospitals to facilitate the collection of convalescent plasma. The FDA say's that it is possible that convalescent plasma that contains antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) might be effective against the infection." Carter BloodCare has specialized equipment and the staff with expertise to collect plasma from individuals identified by their doctors as having a suitable concentration of antibodies causing the coronavirus. In addition to satisfying the blood center's donor criteria, ...

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Coronavirus Stay at home

Stay at Home Order for Anderson County

PALESTINE -- Anderson County has issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect immediately during the outbreak of the coronavirus. In a briefing released Wednesday night, Judge Robert Johnston said the order is a reaction to Gov. Abbott’s executive order, but that the order “DOES NOT REQUIRE travel permits at this time.” On Tuesday, Gov. Abbott decreed an executive order extending social distancing requirements through the month of April. All Texas schools will be closed until at least May 4. Governor ...

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Corona

9th Confirmed Case in Gregg County

LONGVIEW -- Gregg County is approaching double-digits of confirmed coronavirus cases. On Thursday, Longview Mayor Andy Mack announced that the county had reached its ninth case of COVID-19. According to our news partner KETK, Bowie County also has 9 cases, they both are behind only Smith County in East Texas with 47. Gregg County remains under a stay-at-home order after it was handed down last week.

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Fatal Smith County Shooting under Investigation

SMITH COUNTY -- A teenager is dead following a shooting in Smith County. Smith County deputies responded to a home on Holiday Hills Road, north of Tyler, around 3:15 Thursday morning. The victim was found in the driveway and was pronounced dead at a Tyler hospital. According to our news partner KETK, family members identified the victim as Zane Collier, 17. Collier was a senior at Chapel Hill High School. No word on any arrests. Smith County Deputies are still ...

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Marshall & Harrison County Define Essential Services

Marshall & Harrison County Define Essential Services

MARSHALL -- On Wednesday, Harrison County and the City of Marshall released a brief in an attempt to bring clarity to the community's response of Tuesday's Shelter in Place Order. Harrison County Judge Chad Sims and City of Marshall Mayor Terri Brown have defined essential vs. nonessential businesses and/or services in Harrison County, including the City of Marshall. Essential Businesses / Services Healthcare Operations • Hospitals, Clinics and Pharmacies • ...

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Smith County Tax Office

Smith County Tax Office Remains Closed to Public

TYLER -- More than a week ago, the Smith County Tax Office closed their doors to the public due to the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Gary Barber told KTBB, "people continue to show up. We are still seeing between 100 to 200 people coming up to the doors to try to renew their auto registration or to pay their property taxes in person." The Tax Assessor-Collector continued, "We are just trying to keep people and our employees safe, but we are ...

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