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Jury awards $41.55 million in Kari Dunn wrongful death case

A 12-person jury awarded $41.55 million in pecuniary damages to the family of Kari Hunt Dunn at the close of a week-long wrongful death civil case. Dunn was fatally stabbed at the Marshall Baymont Inn by her husband in December 2013.“We’re obviously very pleased. We think the jury got it right, as t

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2018-06-23 09:00:00

UPDATE: Multi-car crash on Loop 281 in Longview sends 3 to hospital

The Longview Fire Department sent out a tweet about the accident, which occurred at 5:47 p.m., advising drivers to avoid the area.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-06-22 23:35:22

Waskom, Jefferson libraries kick off summer reading programs

WASKOM- Children at Waskom Public Library’s “Libraries Rock” summer reading program on Thursday got a chance to learn about and meet a therapy dog named “Bugsy.“Gina Smith was on hand Thursday to show a packed Waskom library the things Bugsy has been trained to do as a therapy dog, before the childr

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2018-06-23 09:01:00

Dairy Queen returning to Marshall in fall

MARSHALL — Dairy Queen is returning to Marshall this fall after a more than 20-year absence.Investor group Lay & Giles Group LLC spent two years searching for the restaurant’s new location before selecting 1001 E. End Blvd. in Marshall, across from Lowe’s, Century 21 A Select Group owner Brad Burris

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-06-21 20:34:00

Harrison County Deputy killed in Monday crash

A Harrison County jailer was killed in a single vehicle crash Monday night on FM-31 in Harrison County, 10 miles south of Marshall.“He was working in our annex jail; he left work at 11 p.m. when his shift ended and was on his way home,” Harrison County Administrative Lieutenant Jay Webb said. “A dee


Longview police: Mom tried to sell girl for sex, engaged in sex acts with her

A former White Oak woman is accused of engaging in sex acts with her 8-year-old daughter and trying to sell the girl for sex after a Longview police sting led to the discovery of graphic videos on her phone.Carrie Songer Kelly, 44, of Lone Oak was held Thursday in the Gregg County Jail on $200,000 b

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-06-21 22:30:00

Jefferson driver killed after hitting tree while trying to avoid deer

Preliminary crash investigation from troopers responding at 12:42 a.m. indicated Noah Tyson Langston was traveling south at FM 31, 10 miles south of Marshall, when a deer entered the road, DPS Sgt. Jean Dark said.


Suspect in Harris County homicide found dead of apparent suicide in Longview

LONGVIEW, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - A Longview man suspected in a Southeast Texas homicide was found dead of an apparent suicide at his home Thursday evening, police said.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-06-22 14:03:22

Father of Kari Dunn testifies in wrongful death civil trial in Marshall

Henry “Hank” Hunt Jr. wanted jurors to know Wednesday about his daughter Kari Hunt Dunn’s love for her three children.“They were everything to her,” Hunt said of the mother’s love. “She was the leader of their pack, when it came to those kids.”Dunn’s death — she was fatally stabbed by her estranged


Police seeking public's help in locating East Texas fugitive

On Monday, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Alexander Street on reports of an assault that had just occurred.


Police make multiple arrests following vehicle burglary sprees

On April 16, at least three male subjects allegedly began a burglary spree targeting unlocked vehicles. They reportedly started their shenanigans in the South Highlands Neighborhood and ended in the Dixie Gardens Neighborhood near Riverside Elementary School.

THEINQUISITOR.COM - 2018-06-22 10:53:00

Shreveport shooting kills one man

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KTAL - 2018-06-22 09:00:24

Teens arrested in multiple vehicle burglaries

On April 16, at least three male subjects allegedly began a burglary spree targeting unlocked vehicles, starting in the South Highlands Neighborhood and ending in the Dixie Gardens Neighborhood near Riverside Elementary School.

SHREVEPORT TIMES - 2018-06-21 15:06:00

Daughter, mother, killer testify in wrongful death lawsuit

MARSHALL — The general manager and staff at the former Baymont Inn in Marshall did nothing to seek help for fatally wounded Kari Dunn, her mother testified as a wrongful death lawsuit trial continued Tuesday in the 71st Judicial District Court.“They did nothing, and when I mean nothing, they did not


Beckville man killed in Panola County wreck

Kendrick Tramaine Parker, 34, was driving south on Texas 149 at about 3 a.m. when his pickup crossed the center line and collided with a tractor-trailer, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Jean Dark.


Three teens arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries and thefts

The men fled and four were caught. Two firearms, a Remington 9 mm handgun, and a High Point .40 caliber handgun were found. The Remington was later discovered to be stolen from a vehicle burglary on Akard Avenue, according to police. Investigators believe the other handgun is also stolen but there i


Longview PD sends warning after false social media reports

The Longview Police Department sent out a warning for locals after noticing several false reports and misinformation being widely shared on social media.In a Facebook post, the department said that recently, many people have posted about incidents involving the targeting of children at local busines


Wrongful death civil trial in Kari Dunn case begins

The family of Kari Hunt Dunn has returned to the 71st Judicial District Court, once again seeking justice for their daughter who was fatally stabbed by her husband, Brad Dunn, at Marshall’s Baymont Inn as the Dunn’s 9-year-old attempted to dial 9-1-1.Opening arguments in the wrongful death civil jur


Loop 281 property owner seeking rezone to heavy commercial

A 30-acre tract of land north of Longview is one step away from a municipal zoning change three weeks before possible annexation into the city.Planning and Zoning Commissioners recommended rezoning land at the northeast corner of East Loop 281 and Eastman Road from agriculture to heavy commercial. P


Marshall ISD trustees approve partnership with nonprofit Education is Freedom

Marshall ISD trustees on Monday approved a partnership with nonprofit group, Education is Freedom, in an effort to prepare Marshall High School graduates for life beyond high school, Marshall ISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Anika Perkins said on Monday.“Education is Freedo