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City Back to school bash set for Tuesday
From Staff ReportsThe City of Marshall and Marshall Against Violence (MAV) will present the 2018 “City Hall in the Park Back to School Bash” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Lions Park in Marshall, located at 1201 Louisiana Street.
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.
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
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
High-kill rate inside Marshall Animal Shelter
Marshall, Tx. - It's a dire situation for stray and lost animals in Marshall, Texas. Officials say the shelter is understaffed and lacks enough space. There's one thing that can change it all to save lives.
First Baptist hosts 'songs for the soul' today
Editor’s note:Glenda Clay also spoke to the Marshall News Messenger about her journey towards writing music and her up-coming music CD. This conversation can be found in the Sunday Lifestyle section.All of Marshall is invited to an evening of worship as local musician Glenda Clay and a choir represe
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
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
No one injured in train/car fire near Hallsville; 145 passengers safely evacuate
HALLSVILLE — No one was injured Saturday after an Amtrak train crashed into a truck that was stuck on the track, causing both the train engine and the stalled truck to erupt into flames.The incident occurred around 1 p.m. near Hallsville at Stevens Road Crossing near Highway 80.“Amtrak Train 21/421,
Harrison County NAACP continues spirit of advocacy after loss of president; next meeting is Monday
Jim McCutchens, right, interim president of the Harrison County NAACP Branch, and first vice president Zephaniah Timmins pose inside the local NAACP office.
No injuries reported after Amtrack train derails
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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
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
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.
Terry, Lady Mavs prepared for tournament action
Less than 24 hours after sweeping Chapel Hill, the Marshall High School volleyball team returned to practice to prepare for the 34th Annual McKool Smith Marshall/ETBU Invitation.Head coach Kayla Green is optimistic after the previous night and confident heading into the tournament. One reason for th
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
WARNING: Marshall police say watch out for 'one ring' phone scam
According to our newspaper partners, theLongview News Journal, in the scam, the victim receives a call from an unknown number with a local area code, but the call only rings once. The caller hangs up before the person can accept the call.
Federal and local groups team up for release of paddlefish at Caddo Lake
KARNACK — The Cypress-covered Caddo Lake got a few new inhabitants on Tuesday as federal, state and local groups teamed up for this month’s second paddlefish release in an effort to re-stock the pre-historic fish in the lake.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the non-profit Cad
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
Police Reports: DPS cautions drivers to comply with traffic laws as new school year begins
From Staff ReportsWith a new school year beginning, the Texas Department of Public Safety is cautioning Texans to slow down in school zones and to be aware of children walking to and from school or waiting for buses.“With school districts across Texas returning to classes in the coming weeks, DPS is