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Local Events Scheduled for National Take Back Day

TYLER -- Local substance abuse prevention coalitions and law enforcement officials have partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of National Drug Take Back Day. October 26th is a national effort to help safely dispose of unused prescription drugs. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations with participating East Texas law enforcement. During that time, community members can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The service is ...

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Jeremy Okeith Kyle

Convicted Sex Offender Indicted on Child Sexual Exploitation Violations

TYLER -- A 39-year-old Ore City man has been indicted for child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas. The court announced Thursday that Jeremy OKieth Kyle, and various aliases, was named in a superseding indictment charging him with coercion and enticement; sexual exploitation of children; travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct; and penalties for registered sex offenders. According to the indictment, at numerous times between 2013 and 2018, Kyle, a convicted sex offender, is ...

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Longview Transit

Grand Opening Scheduled for Transfer Center

LONGVIEW -- In 2010, the City of Longview developed a master plan for a multimodal transportation facility, anchored by the now-renovated Historic Longview Depot and including Longview Transit, Greyhound, and Go Bus. The countdown is on for the launch of the new Longview Transit Transfer Center. After more than three years of preparation, Longview Transit will open with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Official Grand Opening on Nov. 4. In February 2016, Longview Transit submitted the initial $1.4 million application ...

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KC Celebrates Homecoming With Variety of Activities

KILGORE -- Former students and faculty are finding their way to Kilgore College this week for homecoming festivities. On Saturday, there will be a special performance by the Rangerette Forevers, with 291 former Rangerettes participating. The Ranger Band, KC Twirlers and the Rangerettes have an action packed show. The Kilgore Rangers football team is leading Region 14 and hosts Blinn at 3 p.m. The homecoming court will be introduced at 2:30 p.m. with the naming of the king and queen. ...

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Texas Rose Festival Underway

TYLER -- The 86th Texas Rose Festival is underway and continues through Sunday. If you're visiting, Rose Queen Hanna Claire Waits suggests you "take your time, take it all in...get the full experience, see the whole city of Tyler. It's not just all about the Rose Festival; it's about the community of Tyler." Queen Hanna says the festival remains an important event for the city. She told KTBB, "It really brings attention to the city of Tyler...has ...

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Gohmert on Secret Impeachment Hearings: “This Coup Needs to Stop Now”

Gohmert on Secret Impeachment Hearings: This Coup Needs to Stop Now

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Rep. Louie Gohmert took to the House Floor on Wednesday to comment on his experience of not being allowed in to the "secret impeachment hearings” held by the Democrats. The Representative for Tyler, Longview, and Nacogdoches said, "What is going on with regard to the attempted coup of a United States President is really outrageous." See Video Below:

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