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Two arrested during drug raid
Two people on Monday were arrested during a drug raid, and another was charged for a pedestrian violation on Monday, according to a press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
2 arrested after several burglaries in Athens area
HENDERSON COUNTY — Stacey Floyd, 31 and Steven Floyd, 32, were arrested after several storage buildings were burglarized in the Athens area.
Three suspects arrested on Saturday in separate sheriff’s raids
Debra Olsen, 45, of Payne Springs, was taken into custody Saturday following execution of a probable-cause search warrant issued by 392nd District Judge Scott McKee,” according to a press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. “Capt. Damon Boswell obtained the warrant for a residence on
Police: man arrested Sunday after stealing safe from home, trying to sell contents at pawn shop hid in a dumpster
The man who police say stole a safe from a Tyler home Sunday, tried to sell the contents, including firearms, at a pawn shop and hid from police in a dumpster also had a warrant for robbery in Fort Worth, a Tyler police spokesman said.
Alligator sighting: So was it snacktime? Or time for love?
HENDERSON COUNTY–If a 6 to 7 foot alligator really was spotted on Cedar Creek Lake last month, new information indicates the creature's motivations were probably more ... romantic than life-threatening."It's mating season for alligators and it could have been a male looking for a mate," Enchanted Oa
HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? Tyler police looking for known gang member with warrant
SMITH COUNTY — Officers from the Tyler Police Department are looking for 34-year-old Jeremy Tremaine Hawkins, also known as, "Lil West."
Latest: ESD 2 will not consider raising sales tax rate, higher property values could increase tax bill
The Smith County Emergency Services District 2 office in Whitehouse, Texas, on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Palestine City Hall, Police Department evacuated after chemical spill
Palestine City Hall, 504 N. Queen St., and Palestine Police Department headquarters, adjacent to City Hall, have been evacuated due to a chemical spill in PPD's detective's room, city spokesman Nate Smith said at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.
UPDATE: 3 Palestine employees taken to hospital for observation after exposure to crime scene chemical
At approximately 11:30 a.m. inside the Palestine Police Department, a shelf in the evidence storage room gave way and an unknown quantity of amido black, a mixture of luminol and methanol used in crime scene investigation, spilled onto the floor.
Marshall becomes new fire chief
"When you're looking at the opportunity that's presented to us in the fire service, it's definitely a handshake we have with the members of the community in making things work," Marshall said. "More important than that, these gentlemen who are back there this evening are the ones with boots on the g
Frankston police release release identities of people involved in murder-suicide
*NOTE: The suspect was not apprehended, as previously reported. Police later said he committed suicide at a residence in Frankston.FRANKSTON, TX (KLTV) - Frankston police have released full details regarding a murder-suicide in their city on Friday.Authorities responded to a residence in the 11000 b
Police beat: Monday, Aug. 13, 22018
Gregg County JailAll information from police and jail records:■ Charles Kimble Jr., 42, of Kilgore was held Sunday under $50,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault on a date, family or household member.
Silver Alert issued for missing Athens woman
Diana Musella, 75,is 5'3" and 168 lbs. She may be driving a tan/beige 2010 Toyota Corolla with Texas licence plate DNZ2279.
Mail resumes in Palestine, East Texas
After a week-long hiatus from letters, bills, and junk-mail, Palestine residents can expect their return, as normal mail service resumed Monday.
Roberson seeks new trial: Attorney say conviction based on 'junk science'
Robert Roberson, convicted of murder in 2003, and sentenced to death. Roberson received a stay of execution, and his case will be heard at the Anderson County Courthouse Tuesday.Photo courtesy of CNHI
Frankston murder suspect found dead in Henderson County home
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said the Grady Howell, 78, was discovered dead in his home on the 11000 block of Hillside Drive from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Standoff ends in Smith County after woman shoots herself
FLINT, Texas (KETK) - FLINT, Texas (KETK) -- On Sunday afternoon, the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a welfare concern call on Neely Drive in Flint.
UPDATE: Standoff ends after woman shoots self
UPDATE: According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office a standoff in Flint has ended after a woman shot and killed herself.One person has been shot following a welfare check on a person Sunday afternoon.According to the Smith County Sheriffs Office, Tyler Police received a call for a welfare check o
Police still searching for missing woman
Police here continued on Friday to search for a missing Athens woman.The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert for Diana Lynn Musella on Wednesday. It remains in effect.Assistant Chief Rodney Williams of the Athens Police Department said Musella was last seen in a silver or beige T
Athens sales-tax allocation increases 11.6 percent
The Athens check is for $526,839.29, an improvement of 11.6 percent over last year. For the year to date, Athens is now on the positive side, up 0.78 percent over last year.