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13 defendants admit guilt in Marshall-Carthage drug ring

At least 13 people have pleased guilty selling cocaine and methamphetamine as part of a drug ring in the Marshall and Carthage areas, and more details have emerged with each plea about the operation.


Suspect in Henderson apartment shooting booked into Rusk County Jail

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - The suspect in a shooting that left two people dead and two others injured was brought back to East Texas on Wednesday. Randy Buford Winn, 62, is being held in the Rusk County Jail. He’s charged with murder in connection to a shooting Sunday at the Oak Manor Apartments in 500


First Baptist of Carthage holds Awana Derby races

First Baptist Church in Carthage Texas held an Awana Derby Grand Prix on Wednesday, February 6. They held races for three different age divisions. Blue Team winners are from left to right: Devyn Fleming – third place; Eve Capps – second place; Cambreigh Mojica – first place; Brett Berry – fourth pla


Could marijuana law reform come to Texas this year?

HOUSTON — Decriminalizing pot possession, expanding medical marijuana, and regulating hemp production could all be on the horizon for Texas. Those are among the ideas in nearly 30 marijuana-related bills state lawmakers have filed in the 2019 legislative session.


Texas teen taking selfie tumbles from bridge

DALLAS, Texas (KWTX) A Texas teenager who fell 50-feet while trying to take a selfie from a towering bridge is lucky to be alive. Triston Bailey, 18, has spent the last four months recovering from injuries he suffered in a fall from the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.


Carthage man indicted in child injury case

A Carthage man has been indicted after officials said he "recklessly" caused injury to a child by "allowing the child to fall out of the defendant's truck." Cody Glen McFadden, 31, of Carthage has been charged with injury to a child/elderly/disabled person reckless bodily injury. He was indicted by


Texas Man Charged in Stabbing Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter

A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home. An Orange Police Department spokesman said the officers went to the home shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor had reported a child had been killed. Police Capt


Wellington Street in Carthage to close through March 1 for waterline improvements

CARTHAGE — Wellington Street near the Panola County Detention Center in Carthage will be closed starting Monday and through March 1 as the city makes waterline improvements. The city announced Friday that Wellington Street between Daniels and Sycamore streets will be closed to through traffic. One l


Texas landowner sues over Trump's border wall plans: "It means everything to me"

The Trump administration faces new legal challenges over the national emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday. A group of 16 states filed a separate suit Monday that called the emergency declaration unconstitu


North Texas Murder Suspect Released From Jail To Have Surgery

PALO PINTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 29-year-old murder suspect, who at six-feet-six inches tall goes by the nickname “Too Tall,” turned out to be too expensive to keep in jail.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Marshall experiencing power outage

MARSHALL, Texas (KETK) - The City of Marshall is warning residents of a power outage that has hit various parts of the city, including the downtown area. Some traffic lights are out, and the city is reminding drivers to treat them as four-way stops.


Panola County veterans groups to host information session April 27

The Panola County Veterans Service Office, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5620 and American Legion Post 353 will host Operation Thank You Veterans on April 27 at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Carthage.


2 Texans caught with enough fentanyl 'to kill every person in the state of Louisiana' get 5 years in prison

Two Texas men have been sentenced to more than five years each in federal prison for transporting a massive amount of fentanyl in the U.S., apparently at the behest of Mexican drug traffickers.


Texas woman says 10-year-old granddaughter's organs may have been harvested without permission

LUBBOCK. Texas -- A grandmother in Lubbock says she has a lot of questions after she found out doctors may have harvested her 10-year-old granddaughter's organs without permission.


Amid sex scandal, Southern Baptist leader puts 3 North Texas churches on notice

The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention singled out three North Texas churches for increased scrutiny this week in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal plaguing the denomination.


Texas border agents stop truck carrying frozen strawberries, discover nearly $13M of meth

Customs agents in South Texas discovered nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of strawberries over the weekend. A 42-year-old Mexican man was stopped Saturday while driving a truck into the United States at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to U.S. Customs


State employee who abruptly resigned after working on Texas' noncitizens list may be avoiding court appearance

AUSTIN -- A federal judge weighing whether to block Texas' effort to investigate the citizenship of tens of thousands of people on its voter rolls said he wants to hear from a secretary of state employee who abruptly resigned from the office.


Spring’s approaching and snakes are on the move in Central Texas

(KWTX) Spring is approaching in Central Texas, snakes are on the move and Texas A&M Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Jill Heatley says that’s bad news for people and pets.


North Texas Officer Escapes Serious Injury After Speeding Car Hits Culvert, Goes Airborne

WILMER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Wilmer Police officer came within only a few seconds of being seriously injured or killed early Wednesday morning. An out-of-control car went airborne off a freeway and came within inches of slamming into the officer’s patrol car which captured the extremely close call


Drive-by shooting damages Marshall, Texas home, suspect sought

MARSHALL, TEXAS (KSLA) - The Marshall Police Department is hoping that someone can help identify the person or persons involved in a drive-by shooting. It happened on Friday, Feb. 15 in the 100 block of Johnson Street.