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Man Critical following a Near Drowning

Man Critical following a Near Drowning

LAKE PALESTINE - There was a near drowning Friday on Lake Palestine. It happened around 10:00am near Eagle's Bluff. Our news partner, KETK, reports a man fell from a ladder while he worked on a boat house. He was injured as he fell into water that was around five feet deep. A friend pulled him from the water and started CPR. The man was flown to the hospital where he is said to be in critical condition. His name has ...

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Jail Inmate Showed No Problems Before His Hanging

Jail Inmate Showed No Problems Before His Hanging

LONGVIEW - A Gregg County Jail inmate showed no signs or problems before he was found hanging in his jail cell. Tony Waters, 55, of Kilgore was found hanging in his cell last month. He had used his clothes to fashion a makeshift rope and was found hanging in his cell shower. He died in a Longview hospital several days later. He had been arrested in connection with a Tyler shooting that left two persons dead and one injured. The ...

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Some Area Jobless Rates Decline

Some Area Jobless Rates Decline

EAST TEXAS - Unemployment in Tyler and Longview continues to drop. The Texas Workforce Commission reports the state's unemployment rate stood at 4% for the second straight month. That's just below the national jobless figure of 4.1%. Tyler has both of them beat. Tyler's July unemployment rate fell from 3.9% in June to 3.7% last month. A year ago it was 4.1%. Longview's unemployment fell from 4.4% in June to 4.3% last month. It was 5.2% a year ago. ...

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Longview Woman Indicted for Arson following Fatal Fire

GREGG COUNTY -- A Longview woman has been indicted for arson causing death in connection with a fatal fire. According to our news partner KETK, Kimberly Nicole Bruton, 32, of Longview, was originally arrested on March 10, 2018, but released the following day on lack of evidence. On March 9, officials responded to a fire on 103 Cherie Lane in Longview. Lisa Tesmer and Randall Russell, a father and daughter, were identified as the victims and the residents of ...

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