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Don’t let a scammer make you a victim

Scammers are banking on getting folks excited about winning, or scaring them into responding, as they find fresh ways to finagle folks out of their funds. “They're unbelievable in what they'll come up with,” said Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell. “All they want to do is separate you from your


Jacksonville Police asking for public's help identifying criminal mischief suspect

According to the Jacksonville Police Department Facebook page, they are requesting the public's assistance in identifying a criminal mischief suspect. On December 14, the suspect damaged a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The suspect was observed operating what is believed to be a black Toyota H

CBS19.TV - 2018-12-17 15:51:00

Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes

In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-17 22:20:56

VIDEO: Rusk Lady Eagles’ Tatum Goff excited to get back on the field

RUSK, TX (KTRE) - While she made it official several weeks ago, Tatum Goff was finally able to celebrate with family and friends Sunday when she had her party for signing to play softball with the University of Kansas.

KTRE - 2018-12-18 05:21:00

Affidavit: Suspect in Smith County, Tyler shootings tied to gang

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Law enforcement believe a suspect arrested in connection to a recent shooting in Tyler is affiliated with a criminal street gang, according to the arrest warrant.

KLTV - 2018-12-18 17:31:00

Skimmer devices found in gas pumps at Jacksonville convenience store

Credit card skimmer devices were located inside two gas pumps at a convenience store in Jacksonville, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Agriculture. The department said an inspector from the agency found the devices on Monday while conducting a compliancy inspection at the Pac

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-12-13 21:12:00

Grief, love share space on Tree of Angels

They came with small ornaments in their hands, ready to decorate a Christmas tree in memory of their parents, siblings, spouses and children lost to violent crime. For the tenth year, the Rusk County Victims & Survivors Against Violent Crime held a Tree of Angels ceremony, inviting friends and famil

KILGORE NEWS HERALD - 2018-12-15 03:00:00

Texas prison allowed flesh-eating infection to 'eat away' at inmate's arm, lawsuit claims

A 37-year-old man who was sentenced to six months in prison on drug charges in 2016 is suing the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) over claims that nobody could take him to the hospital for a flesh-eating bacteria infection (MRSA) that was eating away at his arm due to staff shortages. Har

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-18 15:25:31

Beloved Tyler fitness leader remembered for adventurous spirit, being a great motivator and ability to inspire others in workouts and life

A beloved fitness trainer, local business owner and Texas State Guardsman is being remembered as a great man who had an unmatched determination and zest for life. Anthony "Tony" Bradley Cruz, 57, of Flint, died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash when he was unable to stop in time

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-12-18 00:15:00

Traffic alert: Tyler police responding to crash on Old Jacksonville, Grande

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police are responding to a traffic crash at a major intersection. About 6 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Old Jacksonville Highway and Grande Boulevard in response to a crash, according to online police records.

KLTV - 2018-12-14 00:31:00

East Texas churches respond to potential threat

TYLER, Tx (KETK) - There has been no greater threat than right now, when it comes to the safety of the church congregation. "Be vigilant at their churches, make sure their doors are locked, they're lights are on. during prayer meeting, bible study, whatever."

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-12-17 16:51:00

BREAKING: Tyler Police respond to shooting at Westwood Shopping Center

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Sunday at approximately 4:00 PM, the Tyler Police Department responded to a shooting at Westwood shopping Center. According to Tyler police, the shooting took place in the parking lot near the Taco Bell on South South West Loop 323.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-12-17 00:26:00

Fightin' Maidens humble Hallsville 55-21

HALLSVILLE — Jacksonville held Hallsville to single-digit scoring in every quarter of play Friday evening in Hallsville where the Fightin' Maidens peeled off a 55-21 victory.


TPD, Smith Co. Sheriff's Office hold joint press conference on homicides

TYLER — The Smith County Sheriff's Office and Tyler Police Departments are holding a joint press conference at the police department. The press conference is slated to begin at 3 p.m.

CBS19.TV - 2018-12-17 20:55:00

Jacksonville: Several honored at council meeting

During the Tuesday night Jacksonville City Council meeting, a local citizen was recognized for helping a Jacksonville officer during an arrest. On Nov. 18, Jacksonville Police Officer Jennifer Gillham was on her way home after work when she spotted a vehicle in the ditch on US 69 in Smith County.


Texas Deputies Discover Crooks With A Stolen Meat Mother Lode From Kroger

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (CBSDW.COM) – Some thieves in Texas may have been trying to prepare for a holiday feast… the hard way!. Officials came across a meat mother load in what began with a traffic stop for littering.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-17 11:22:41

Speech pathologist sues school district, Texas AG for right to boycott Israel

A Round Rock speech pathologist is suing the school district she once worked with, saying a contract amendment that forced her resignation is unconstitutional. Bahia Amawi has contracted with Pflugerville ISD to provide bilingual language pathology services since 2009. In August, her contract renewa

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-12-17 16:48:00

Emotions run high at Rusk City Council meeting

Rusk, Texas (KETK) - The Rusk city council meeting was held earlier Thursday night, and as expected tensions were high regarding the recall petition and the restraining order. It was no surprise when Rusk citizens packed the house.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-12-15 00:48:00

Jacksonville police searching for two people suspected of unlawfully discharging firearm

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - Jacksonville Independent School District police are searching for two suspects, one who they say fired several gunshots in the air Friday morning near a school.

KLTV - 2018-12-10 16:30:00

Investigation continues into shots fired at JISD admin office

Reports of shots fired at the Jacksonville Independent School District central office put one elementary school campus on lock down Friday morning. Jacksonville ISD police and Jacksonville Police Department continue to investigate the matter and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the cu

THE CHEROKEEAN HERALD - 2018-12-12 07:00:00