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East Texas shooting under investigation

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Two people were injured, two others have been taken into custody following a shooting in Van Zandt County late Wednesday night. According to our news partner KETK, deputies were responding to a shots fired report in the area of FM 198 and FM 1651, just south of Canton. When they arrived on the scene, they found the two victims and applied emergency first aid. One victim was flown to Dallas while the other victim was sent ...

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Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

HUNTSVILLE (AP) - A Texas inmate has been put to death for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago. That ends a five-month delay of executions in the nation's busiest capital punishment state because of the coronavirus pandemic. Billy Joe Wardlow received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 killing of Carl Cole at Cole's East Texas home. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the 45-year-old man's execution. Wardlow was ...

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Gregg County coronavirus update

GREGG COUNTY -- Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 668, with 146 cases of recovery as of July 8. 14 deaths have now been linked to COVID-19. Current statistics for Gregg County are available by clicking the link. www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information.

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66 new coronavirus cases in Smith County

TYLER -- There are 2 more deaths from the coronavirus in Smith County as of Wednesday afternoon and 66 new coronavirus cases. NET Health identified the individuals as an 87 year-old female and a 95-year old male, both of Tyler. There have been a total of 7 deaths county wide and a current count of 1,164 cases. 863 of those are listed as active cases and 294 are reported as recovered. To find a free testing location in the East ...

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Multiple road and lane closures for Seal Coat project

TYLER -- Wednesday marked the beginning of several new seal coat work projects across Tyler. The work will involve multiple roadways through August 21. In a news brief, leaders encouraged drivers to expect temporary lane closures, road closures and traffic delays. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternative route and to pay attention to all traffic and construction signs. Door hangars will be placed on residents doors affected by the project. The City of Tyler is asking residents to follow the ...

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Anderson County has first death related to coronavirus

TYLER -- NET Health has confirmed the first death in Anderson County related to the coronavirus. The individual is a 76 year-old male that lived in Palestine. There were 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed by public and commercial laboratories, bringing total numbers to 194. If you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include any of the following: Fever or ...

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Rangerettes name newest members for upcoming year

KILGORE -- The Kilgore College Rangerettes announced the 32 newest members to the infamous high kicking squad. The announcement was made Wednesday after an abbreviated version of “tryout week” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 80 hopefuls that tried out for a position on the 81st Rangerette line. The new freshmen will join 34 sophomores to make a team of 66. The line came into being in 1940.For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.

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Smith County Sheriff's Office seeking assistance

TYLER -- Smith County Deputies are looking for help in identifying those responsible for scattering caltrop devices. The devices have been located on I-20 from 69 in Smith County to FM 314 in Van Zandt County. The gear is about three inches in size and the welded rebar is sharpened at every point and painted black. According to a release Wednesday from the department, over thirty have been collected in the past week. A caltrop is a tire deflation device and ...

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Tyler man sentenced in family abuse case

TYLER -- A Tyler man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. According to our news partner KETK, Ronnie Lee Rinehart, 34, came home from work last November and became aggressive towards his wife and their kids. Rinehart tied them up and pulled a knife on his family. The wife was able to free herself and began to fight Rinehart off. She then stabbed him in the back and ran from the apartment and called the police. Rinehart fled the ...

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