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EF teens charged with aggravated robbery gets bond reduced with strict conditions

Two Elysian Fields High School students, charged with the aggravated robbery of two other teens back in July, were both granted bond reductions, on Friday, arguing that they have already missed their first week of school and have no money to make the hefty $100,000 bond that was initially set for th

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2018-08-18 09:00:00

Amtrak train, car catch fire near Hallsville

Harrison County fire officials responded to a train fire around 1 p.m. today at Stephens Road, near Highway 80, right outside of Hallsville.

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2018-08-18 19:58:00

Train collides with truck near Hallsville

KTBS has learned that an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Saturday afternoon in Harrison County near Hallsville.According to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, the truck was being towed before the crash. The towing strap broke and the truck was stuck on the tracks.The train tried to slow down

KTBS - 2018-08-18 20:14:00

Both drivers injured in two-vehicle wreck

Longview police responded to the wreck shortly after 9 p.m. Friday at the intersection of East Marshall Avenue and North Eastman Road. According to authorities, 42-year-old Daniel Wayne Offield, of Hallsville, was eastbound on Marshall Avenue when her ran a red light while traveling at a high rate o

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-08-18 17:23:00

No injuries reported after Amtrack train derails

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EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-18 19:34:49

Amtrak's Texas Eagle, stalled vehicle collide in East Texas -- no injuries

No injuries resulted Saturday afternoon when Amtrak’s Texas Eagle collided with a vehicle stalled at a railroad crossing on Stephens Road east of Hallsville, TX.According to press reports, a truck under tow stopped on the Missouri Pacific track when a towing strap broke. The westbound passenger trai

MAGNOLIAREPORTER.COM - 2018-08-18 21:33:00

More than a thousand line up for a chance at Dollar General distribution center job

Hundreds of East Texans — both jobless and already employed — lined the parking lot Saturday to get inside Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center ready to seek a job at one of the largest employers Longview has attracted in decades.“I’ve been in line for about 35 to 45 minutes,” Charles Jones sai

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-08-18 23:30:00

VIDEO: Walmart theft suspect leads authorities on multi-county chase in Deep East Texas

A man, later identified as Leslie Jackson, 47, of Nacogdoches, had taken a television out the of the box and was walking toward the Garden Center.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-18 17:06:39

Fourth suspect in DeBerry double homicide extradited to Panola County

CARTHAGE, Texas (LNJ) - The fourth suspect in a July 2017 double homicide in DeBerry has been extradited to Panola County to face charges in the case, arrest records show.


Man arrested for drug, gun charges during Henderson Co. traffic stop

LOCALMan arrested for drug, gun charges during Henderson Co. traffic stopThe deputy arrested the passenger, 27-year-old Parker Duncan Reynolds and charged him with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-18 21:40:46

Carthage considers 1-cent tax rate hike for upcoming budget

CARTHAGE — Carthage city officials are looking at a 1-cent tax rate hike this year to make up for property tax losses.The proposed increase would mean Carthage residents would see a tax rate of 58.94 cents per $100 valuation, up from the current 57.44 cents per $100 rate. The proposed rate is the ci


Longview woman indicted in deadly arson case

LONGVIEW — A Longview woman was formally charged last week in a deadly fire in March that prosecutors believe she set.The fire happened on March 9 on 103 Cherie Lane. Randall Russell and Lisa Tesmer perished in the inferno.Brutonwas later arrestedand interviewed by fire investigators.During that int

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-17 13:59:40

Henderson County searching for missing man

Allen Bruce Neugent, 58, was last seen at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the VA Hospital in Dallas.

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-17 11:37:54

Marshall man accused of assaulting woman, threatening her with knife

LONGVIEW, Texas (LNJ) - Longview police arrested a 30-year-old Marshall man Wednesday evening after a woman said he kicked in the door of her apartment, struck her and threatened her with a knife.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-17 14:30:26

Woman accused of trying to sell daughter for sex indicted by Grand County grand jury

A woman accused of trying to sell her daughter for sex after a Longview police sting has been indicted on charges of sexual performance on a child, promotion/possession of child pornography and attempted trafficking of a person under age 18.The indictment of Carrie Songer Kelly, 44, of Lone Oak, ste

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-08-17 15:07:00

Marshall ISD 'disappointed' by state's new A-F 'D' rating district

Districts and campuses across the state received their new “A-F” district ratings and individual campus ratings of “met standard” or “improvement required” on Wednesday as part of the Texas Education Agency’s annual accountability ratings.Marshall ISD Superintendent Jerry Gibson said during a press


Gonzalo's in Longview to close their doors in September

On Friday, Gonzalo's Mexican Restaurant announced they will close their doors for good on September 30, 2018.

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-17 16:50:02

Best, safest schools in east Texas

TYLER — Niche, a nationally recognized school research organization, released their list of the safest and best school districts by county.


Death report: Gregg County inmate showed no signs of mental, psychological problems before jail hanging

A Kilgore man who was a suspect in a double homicide showed no signs of mental or psychological problems before hanging himself in the Gregg County Jail, according to a report from the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.The report submitted to the Texas Attorney General's Office said jail staff saw no wa


Longview police man arrest man on burglary charge

Longview police arrested a 30-year-old Marshall man Wednesday evening after a woman said he kicked in the door of her apartment, struck her and threatened her with a knife, according to a report.Brian Demond George was being held Thursday in Gregg County Jail on a charge of burglary of habitation to