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UPDATE: 3 Palestine employees taken to hospital for observation after exposure to crime scene chemical

At approximately 11:30 a.m. inside the Palestine Police Department, a shelf in the evidence storage room gave way and an unknown quantity of amido black, a mixture of luminol and methanol used in crime scene investigation, spilled onto the floor.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-14 19:00:00

Texas releasing school district performance grades Wednesday

The Texas Education Agency will release its first letter grade accountability ratings. Each district will get a rating of A, B, C, D or F.

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 13:37:00

Palestine City Hall, Police Department evacuated after chemical spill

Palestine City Hall, 504 N. Queen St., and Palestine Police Department headquarters, adjacent to City Hall, have been evacuated due to a chemical spill in PPD's detective's room, city spokesman Nate Smith said at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-08-14 17:34:00

Palestine Police Department office closed today

PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) - Due to ongoing remediation, Palestine Police Department offices will be closed until further notice. City Hall is open.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-15 16:25:10

Mail resumes in Palestine, East Texas

After a week-long hiatus from letters, bills, and junk-mail, Palestine residents can expect their return, as normal mail service resumed Monday.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-08-13 20:38:00

Volcanic ash closes police HQ for second day

Police HQ, along with City Hall, which is adjacent to the PD, were closed Tuesday when a shelf holding laboratory supplies fell off the wall, spilling roughly a gallon of “Amido Black,” a chemical mixture of luminol and methanol, used to detect blood stains.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-08-15 17:53:00

Chief calls for new digs after chemical spill

A chemical spill shortly before noon Tuesday forced the evacuation of Palestine City Hall, 504 N. Queen St., and Palestine Police Department headquarters, adjacent to City Hall.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-08-14 22:37:00

Roberson seeks new trial: Attorney say conviction based on 'junk science'

Robert Roberson, convicted of murder in 2003, and sentenced to death. Roberson received a stay of execution, and his case will be heard at the Anderson County Courthouse Tuesday.Photo courtesy of CNHI

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-08-13 22:03:00

Jacksonville off-road park permanently closed

JACKSONVILLE,Texas (KETK) - A Jacksonville off-road park has announced permanent closure, after 15 years of business.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-15 01:04:02

Jacksonville ATV park to close for good

Author:Favian QuezadaPublished:8:12 PM CDT August 14, 2018Updated:8:12 PM CDT August 14, 2018

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-15 01:12:47

Frankston police release release identities of people involved in murder-suicide

*NOTE: The suspect was not apprehended, as previously reported. Police later said he committed suicide at a residence in Frankston.FRANKSTON, TX (KLTV) - Frankston police have released full details regarding a murder-suicide in their city on Friday.Authorities responded to a residence in the 11000 b


Two arrested during drug raid

Two people on Monday were arrested during a drug raid, and another was charged for a pedestrian violation on Monday, according to a press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2018-08-14 22:24:00

2 arrested after several burglaries in Athens area

HENDERSON COUNTY — Stacey Floyd, 31 and Steven Floyd, 32, were arrested after several storage buildings were burglarized in the Athens area.


Three suspects arrested on Saturday in separate sheriff’s raids

Debra Olsen, 45, of Payne Springs, was taken into custody Saturday following execution of a probable-cause search warrant issued by 392nd District Judge Scott McKee,” according to a press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. “Capt. Damon Boswell obtained the warrant for a residence on

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2018-08-13 20:39:00

Mercury spill disrupts mail to Palestine, other Texas cities

Rain, snow, sleet or hail can't stop the U.S. mail service – but a hazardous material spill could halt mail service to Palestine and other Texas cities until early next week.


Downtown gas leak shuts down Ross Avenue; building evacuated

A section of Ross Avenue has been shut down and a building evacuated after a gas leak downtown Monday morning, officials said.A construction crew hit a 6-8 inch gas line in a parking lot at theintersection of Pearl and Flora Streets, according to Dallas-Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans. The gas lea


Frankston murder suspect found dead in Henderson County home

Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said the Grady Howell, 78, was discovered dead in his home on the 11000 block of Hillside Drive from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Standoff ends in Smith County after woman shoots herself

FLINT, Texas (KETK) - FLINT, Texas (KETK) -- On Sunday afternoon, the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a welfare concern call on Neely Drive in Flint.


UPDATE: Standoff ends after woman shoots self

UPDATE: According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office a standoff in Flint has ended after a woman shot and killed herself.One person has been shot following a welfare check on a person Sunday afternoon.According to the Smith County Sheriffs Office, Tyler Police received a call for a welfare check o


Gregg Panola counties lift burn ban; Rusk enacts provisional ban

After a weekend that included rain in East Texas, Gregg and Panola counties have lifted bans on outdoor burning for residents, while Rusk County relaxed the one it has in place.County Judge Bill Stoudt signed the order Monday morning lifting the burn ban that went into effect Aug. 3.According to the