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ETX man jumps from two-story balcony, flees deputies, later found in woman's backyard

A wanted Kilgore man faces a slew of new charges after deputies discovered him hiding under a bed at Smith County motel. Brandon ONeal Sheppard, 35, was arrested just before 3 a.m. Tuesday. The Smith County Sheriff's Office received a tip on a location of Sheppard shortly after midnight. Deputies r

KLTV - 2018-03-21 15:51:41

UPDATE: Authorities searching for suspect involved with suspicious package found at ETX post office

UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): Authorities are searching for the suspect involved with the suspicious package found on Wednesday morning at the Laird Hill Post Office . Deputies have informed CBS19 that the package had a string attached to it and contained a nail sealing device. The scene around the post of

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-21 17:11:00

Tree falls in Longview, narrowly misses house

A large tree fell in Monday night narrowly missing a neighbor's house. It happened in the 200 block of Cambridge lane in Longview. According to a local tree service, they had been contacted about the tree which had reportedly started to lean a few days before it fell. They say they believe saturated

KLTV - 2018-03-20 16:26:36

Police looking for man taking inappropriate photos of young girls at East Texas playground

GILMER, Texas (KETK) - The Gilmer Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who witnesses say was taking pictures of young girls going down a slide at a local playground. Police say the man, who was white and appeared to be in his 40s, drove a silver Chevrolet Silverado pic


MPD still looking for armed robbery suspect

The Marshall Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify the man who robbed the Alon Food Fast Fina, in Marshall, at gunpoint. "On Tuesday, March 13 at approximately 11:58 p.m., officers responded to Alon Food Fast Fina located in the 200 block of West Grand Ave. on reports of an a

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2018-03-20 18:45:00

Gilmer PD searching for man who took inappropriate pictures of children at playground

Officers from the Gilmer Police Department are asking for help identifying a man who took photos of children playing at Yamboree Grounds. According to authorities, the man spoke to some of the children who were playing and asked them to go down the slide. He then began taking pictures of girls in dr

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-19 20:34:00

Multiple fire departments fight fire at Tree USA near Lindale

Five fire departments are fighting an out of control burn at Trees USA at 14352 Farm-to-Market Road 849, near Lindale. Officials from the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office and the Smith County Sheriff's Office Environmental Crimes Unit are on the scene and the Texas Forestry Service is on the way.

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-20 22:43:00

DPS: Tatum man dies after Panola County wreck

A 24-year-old Tatum man died from injuries sustained in a wreck just south of Tatum this past week, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Krystopher Jordan Davis died Friday at a UT Health Northeast hospital in Tyler, DPS spokeswoman Sgt. Jean Dark said. It was a day after a two-vehicl

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 20:39:00

No injuries in Longview house fire

No injuries were reported in a Longview house fire Monday night, according to information from the Longview Fire Department. Fire crews responded to the call at about 9 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Larry Drive. Firefighters on scene found the fire in the living room, where they were able to co

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 15:07:00

Police ID 2 killed in Kilgore collision

KILGORE, Texas (KETK) - Two people died following a major two-vehicle crash in Kilgore on Sunday. According to Kilgore Police Department, at 3:58 p.m., police were dispatched to the wreck on Highway 259 near FM 349. An investigation determined a Nissan car was headed south when they drove into oncom


Tyler woman indicted for evading arrest, driving while intoxicated

Aurora Perez-Villanueva, a 28-year-old Tyler woman, was indicted on March 14, 2018 for evading arrest and driving while intoxicated in November of 2017. According to the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, this is not Perez-Villanueva's first DWI offense, with at least three total counts in her

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-19 23:46:00

Multiple taken to hospital after vehicle crashes into tree

Multiple people have been transported to UT Health East Texas in Tyler after a car crashed into a tree in Jackson Heights. According to the Jackson Heights VFD, the wreck happened in the 17000 block of FM 2767 Sunday afternoon. Officials said one person was, "heavily entrapped in the wreckage." "


2 Kilgore locals killed in vehicle crash near FM 349

Dakota Patrick Harris, a 19-year-old Kilgore man, and 79-year-old Kilgore native, Mary Cameron died after a vehicle crash that happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 259, just north of Farm to Market Road 349. According to the Kilgore Police Department's Facebook page, an initi


ETX woman dies when she runs in front of 18-wheeler on I-20

A woman died when she ran into the path of a tractor-trailer rig traveling east on Interstate 20. The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified her as 32-year-old Lea Celeste Williford, of Marshall, Texas. The accident happened about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in eastern Harrison County, Texas. Troo


Police make arrest after disturbance on Shiloh Road

Tyler police arrested one juvenile Friday night after responding to calls about a fight and gunshots fired. Police went to 2525 Shiloh Road after numerous call about a large fight at the location and at least four gunshots, according to a police department news release. As officers were en route, it


Car-bicycle crash sends cyclist to hospital with serious injuries

LONGVIEW, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - A bicyclist riding north Friday night on McCann Road in Longview was left with serious injuries after colliding with a car, police spokesman Sgt. Shane McCarter reported. Details of the collision were not available Saturday. McCarter said the cyclist was dri


One arrested after reported fight, shots fired in Tyler

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Tyler Police have arrested a juvenile after gun shots were reported Friday night. According to authorities, numerous callers reported a large fight and at least four gun shots in the 2500 block of Shiloh Road after 10:00 p.m. As police were responding to the scene, a dark blu


Officials identify 2 killed in Longview fire

Officials from the Longview Fire Department have identified two individuals that were killed during a residential fire that happened at approximately 11 p.m. on March 9, 2018 on 103 Cherie Lane. When firefighters were dispatched and arrived to the fire, they found apartment A of the duplex on fire w


Firefighter bitten by dog while fighting grass fire

An East Texas firefighter is recovering not from burns, but from a dog bite. It happened when Sabine volunteer firefighters responded to a woods fire on Wednesday along highway 31 just outside of Kilgore. "Where we were set up, we were about 25 feet off the road on a hill. Basically what I'm doing i


USPS employee allegedly caught trying to sneak cigarettes over Smith Co. jail wall

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A United States Postal Service Employee was busted Thursday allegedly trying to smuggle cigarettes into the Smith County Jail. Brittney Boyd, 25, of Lindale, who was also on duty as a USPS employee, was caught with Andria Smith, 21, of Tyler, trying to get contraband over the p