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Chicken truck wreck on U.S. 79 between Palestine and Jacksonville reduces traffic to one lane

A crash involving a semi-truck carrying live chickens has reduced traffic on U.S. Highway 79 North to one lane between Palestine and Jacksonville. The wreck caused the live chickens to be scattered on the roadway happened about 1 a.m. Monday. The cargo from the wrecked truck is being loaded onto ot

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-12-18 18:22:00

Chicken truck wreck cleanup complete, traffic back to normal on U.S. 79 between Palestine and Jacksonville

Traffic was reduced to one lane Monday about 1 a.m. after a semi-truck carrying live chickens crashed along the road. A crash involving a semi-truck carrying live chickens has reduced traffic on U.S. Highway 79 North to one lane between Palestine and Jacksonville. The wreck caused the live chicken

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-12-18 20:36:00

Girls basketball: Palestine blows past Center

Palestine High School girls' basketball player Destiny Mathews is a known commodity. However, the LadyCats have someone else who also deserves your undivided attention - and that's guard Jaila Cook. Cook played a strong all-around game on Tuesday as the LadyCats lambasted visiting Center 64-28 at Wi


Coffield Santas bring Christmas to Cayuga students

Since 1999, the TDCJ Coffield Unit has sponsored an angel tree each year at Christmas for the local Cayuga Elementary School. The staff at Cayuga get a list together and through Omalie Simmons, Inmate Records Supervisor, employees at the Coffield Unit select each of the kids. They get a small bit of

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-12-18 00:43:00

Mental health care waits slowing trials

The judicial process is generally not known for speed, but it's made more complicated when the defendant is mentally incompetent of standing trial. As of last week, four Gregg County inmates remained in jail in such cases waiting for beds to be available at maximum-security state mental health hospi

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-12-18 07:56:00

Old Jacksonville expansion project approved at cost of $26.15 million

The Texas Transportation Commission this month approved the update of the Unified Transportation Program authorizing partial funding for the expansion of FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway) from Loop 323 in Tyler to FM 2813 in Gresham. The Commission has allocated $26.15 million for construction fund


State funding secured for $52.3 million Old Jacksonville Highway expansion project

A $52.3 million project to widen Old Jacksonville Highway inside the Tyler city limits is officially funded and likely moving forward. The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved funding to widen Old Jacksonville Highway from four lanes to six, and moved it into the state's long-range


Athens police continue to investigate shooting

Following a shooting on Nov. 30, Athens police have made no arrests in the case. "There are a couple of guys we want to talk to and hear what they have to say," Chief Buddy Hill said. "But we still have made no arrests." Hill has not released the names of the victims but has said they are in their 2


Planada mother crashes car with family into grain silo. Police say she was DUI | Merced Sun-Star

A Planada woman is being charged with a driving under the influence after she reportedly ran a stop sign and crashed a vehicle containing her family, seriously injuring her husband Saturday night, according to California Highway Patrol. At about 7:30 p.m., a CHP officer was conducting a traffic stop

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-12-17 10:55:00

Man injured after fall from UC Merced building

A man was injured Friday after falling from the Classroom and Office Building Two at UC Merced. The man was described as conscious and talking to emergency responders. The extent of his injuries was unclear. His name was not released. UC spokeswoman Brenda Ortiz said university officials were workin


First prison term handed down in slaying of two Merced County teenagers in 2013 | Merced Sun-Star

A 22-year-old Atwater gang member was sentenced on Friday to 22 years in state prison for his role in the shooting deaths of two teenagers in 2013, according to Merced County Superior Court records. Jose M. Carballido, who turns 23 on Tuesday, pleaded no contest in October to two counts of voluntary


Have some ideas for transit in Merced County? Here's how to give your input. | Merced Sun-Star

Merced County residents will have three opportunities to provide input on public transportation services. The Merced County Association of Governments' Social Services Transportation Advisory Council is holding public forums seeking input from residents on current and future transit services, accor


Around Town (12/18/2017)

Merced Police and Fire departments are teaming up for the 36th annual Fire and Kops Toy Drive, a yearly effort to help provide Christmas toys for disadvantaged children in the city. The group is seeking new and unwrapped toys for girls and boys from newborn infants to 12 years old. Toys can be dropp

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-12-18 11:11:00

Around the Region (12/18/17)

When: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Famiglia Bistro, 2501 McHenry Ave. Info: The Modesto Kiwanis invites the public to its lunch meeting. Each week the club as a new presentation and discussions about upcoming club events. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Lunch is $15. For mo

MODESTO BEE - 2017-12-18 00:57:00

Still no decisions in officer involved shooting cases from 2016

Police officers and sheriff's deputies from Stanislaus County have been involved in four deadly shootings in 2017. All of those cases remain under investigation. However, as 2018 approaches, there are still four unresolved officer-involved deadly incidents from 2016, all involving the Modesto Police


Mother of murder suspect: 'I'm very, deeply sorry' for victim

The mother of 22-year-old Modesto resident Shaun Santos, who faces charges in the death of a victim of a robbery in Turlock's Donnelly Park, spoke Friday about her son and the crimes of which he's accused. "The first thing I really want to say is I'm very, deeply sorry for that young man," Janice Yo


BART trains on Richmond line running every 20 to 30 minutes due to maintenance

RICHMOND, Calif. (BCN - BART trains on the Richmond line are running every 20 to 30 minutes today due to track maintenance, according to BART officials. Trains will run on a single track until 4 p.m. so that maintenance crews can safely trim trees that are near the tracks between the El Cerrito del

BAYINSIDER - 2017-12-17 22:36:00

Two Suspects Arrested With Burglary Tools: Emeryville

EMERYVILLE, CA - Emeryville police stopped and arrested two bicyclists Saturday and Sunday for allegedly possessing burglary tools and a firearm. At 6:09 a.m. Saturday, officers stopped a wanted suspect with an outstanding warrant in front of the Courtyard Marriott hotel at 5555 Shellmound St., poli

PATCH - 2017-12-18 16:53:02

Burglar Awakens Sleeping Albany Resident

ALBANY, CA - University Police report that a resident at University Village Albany was awakened by a noise and found a woman in his apartment. She fled when he confronted her. She was least seen running westbound near Codornices Creek. The suspect is described as a Black female in her early 20's, wi

PATCH - 2017-12-18 03:12:01

Major Power Outage Planned At UC Berkeley Monday

BERKELEY, CA - Power will be shut down to nearly a dozen buildings and facilities at UC Berkeley on Monday. It will last all day - from 6 a.m. to midnight. - to replace electrical equipment. Power will be out to the following:LaLomaFoothillStern HallGreek TheaterBowles HallMaxwell Parking GarageWit

PATCH - 2017-12-18 03:22:50