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Smith County Homicide Investigation Underway

SMITH COUNTY -- Smith County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a possible deceased person call just before 8:00 Saturday morning. According to our news partner KETK, the body was found in the 2700 block of Old Gladewater Hwy. When deputies arrived, they found a black male dead from a gun shot wound. Tyler Police are assisting with the investigation.

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A Pre Mobile Enrollment Center at the Tyler Airport

A Pre Mobile Enrollment Center at the Tyler Airport

TYLER – A TSA Pre mobile enrollment center is coming to Tyler. From January 21 through January 25, pre enrollment center will be open at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. Travelers can now schedule their in-person appointment for that week to complete the background check and fingerprinting part of the application process. Before applying, be sure to go to the TSA Website at www.tsa.gov for full details on how to enroll. Airport Manager Davis Dickson said the enrollment is easy ...

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Boil Water Notice in Palestine

Boil Water Notice in Palestine

PALESTINE - The Commission on Environmental Quality has required the city of Palestine to issue a boil water notice. The action is needed due to a water main replacement for residents in the area of Union Pacific Railroad Park. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two ...

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A Guilty Plea in a Fatal DWI Accident

A Guilty Plea in a Fatal DWI Accident

LONGVIEW - A Longview man has pleaded guilty in connection with a fatal Gregg County accident last year. In 124th District Court in Longview on Friday, Danny Clayton Lee, 63, pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. A sentencing date has not been set. The accident occurred in July of last year on U.S. Highway 259. The Department of Public safety report says Lee was in the wrong lane of traffic when his pickup and a car collided ...

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A Shorter School Week in Athens ISD

A Shorter School Week in Athens ISD

ATHENS - It is now official. The Athens school district will go to a four day school week next year. The action was taken by school trustees during a called noon meeting on Friday. The new school week will start with the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year on August 5. The shorter school week would be launched as part of a three-year pilot program. Their action was made possible in Texas after lawmakers approved two statutes in 2015. One ...

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Urgent Call for Blood Donations

DALLAS -- It's Code Red for blood in North, Central, and East Texas. Linda Goelzer with Carter Bloodcare says Carter really needs platelets and the rare types: O-negative, A-negative, B-negative and AB-negative. "Volunteer blood donors are truly the foundation of the health care system," says Goelzer. "You are a first responder before you even know you need to respond -- and it's just as simple as community taking care of community."

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Kilgore News Herald

Another East Texas Newspaper Is Being Sold

KILGORE - M. Roberts Media is expanding its holdings in East Texas. The company, which recently purchased the Tyler Morning Telegraph, is now buying the Kilgore News Herald. The company also owns the Longview News Journal and the Marshall News Messenger. The paper says it can trace its roots back to the early days of the East Texas oil boom and has changed hands several times. Terms of the deal between M. Roberts Media and News Herald ...

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Harrison County Traffic Fatality

Harrison County Traffic Fatality

One person has died in a one vehicle accident in Harrison County. Dead at the scene was Steven D. Alexander, 38, of Marshall. The Department of Public Safety reports his car was traveling at a high rate of speed on Macedonia Road when the accident occurred. His vehicle left the road and hit a travel trailer. The accident, which remains under investigation, was reported shortly after 9:15 Thursday night, just under 5 miles northwest of Marshall.

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