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Police responding to standoff with armed person at Grand Prairie IKEA

Grand Prairie police are involved in a standoff with an armed person near the entrance to IKEA. The furniture store's Grand Prairie location opened in December 2017. No further information was immediately available. This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes availabl

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-04-23 19:31:21

Rowlett shuts down part of Bush Turnpike after World War II mortar found

The area has been evacuated, although it is unclear if the mortar still works,KXAS-TV (NBC5)reports. The Garland Police Department bomb squad has also reported to the scene.

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-04-23 17:21:00

Ambulance company sues ETMC EMS, city of Tyler, Smith County for allegedly creating monopoly

An ambulance company is suing a competitor as well as the city of Tyler, Smith County, and others, alleging the parties created an illegal monopoly to provide emergency medical services in the region. The ambulance company, Champion EMS, which is affiliated with the Christus Trinity Mother Frances H

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-04-23 15:15:00

Longview man killed after car stopped on Loop

The Longview Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a Longview man on Sat. Apr. 21 just before 9 p.m. 58-year-old Wilbert Hawkins' vehicle became disabled in the rain on the inside lane of of W. Loop 281 near the 3900 block. Hawkins got out of the vehicle with traffic stopped behind

CBS19.TV - 2018-04-22 21:07:00

Woman dies in Leon Co crash

BUFFALO, TX - The Department of Public Safety reports a woman was killed and a man and child were injured when their vehicle rolled over Sunday evening near Buffalo in Leon County. Troopers report a 2004 Ford Explorer was southbound on I-45 at mile marker 174 when it went off the left side of the ma

CENTEXPROUD.COM - 2018-04-23 20:58:48

Discovery of drug-laced candy concerns local authorities

FAIRFIELD, Texas (KWTX) The discovery of drug-laced candy during a weekend traffic stop in Freestone County has authorities concerned. "We've never seen anything like that out here," Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said Monday. "Our kids are unaware what they might be receiving in the form o

KWTX - 2018-04-23 19:30:00

High school tennis: Palestine's Coker honored for academics

Palestine High School senior tennis player Serena Coker has been recognized for her academic excellence.COURTESY PHOTO/Palestine ISDPalestine High School senior tennis player Serena Coker has been recognized for her academic excellence.Coker was named to the Texas High School Coaches Association's E

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-04-24 02:27:00

Longview driver hit and killed while working on car that stalled in the middle of the road

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - The Longview Police Department is investigating a crash that occurred on April 21, 2018 at 8:51 p.m. in the 3900 block of W. Loop 281. The crash resulted in the death of Wilbert Hawkins 58 years old of Longview, Texas. Hawkins exited his vehicle that had become disabled in

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-04-22 17:40:52

Two people killed in two-vehicle Cherokee County crash

Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident in Cherokee County, according to the Department of Public Safety. Troopers went to the scene of the crash on Farm-to-Market Road 177 in Cherokee County, 7 miles south of Jacksonville, at around 4:40 p.m. Friday. Preliminary reports fr


Alleged assault could have turned deadly

arly Thursday morning, Palestine Police Officer Zackry McNew arrested a local man for an aggravated assault that could have turned deadly. Just before 5 a.m., McNew was dispatched to Sugar Lane apartments for a possible assault. After he arrived, the female occupant of the apartment told McNew her b


Jacksonville police reports: April 11-17

The Progress will publish reports from the Jacksonville Police Department in the Saturday edition each week. All information is provided to the Progress by the police department. These reports are not an admission of guilt for parties involved. April 11 - 17 Theft of service was reported in the 1000


Police on scene of possible bank in Tyler

Police are on scene of a possible bank robbery.Tyler Police are responding to a possible bank robbery at the Texas Bank and Trust located at Robert E. Lee Drive and South Broadway Avenue.Details are limited and we are sending a reporter to the scene.Stay with CBS19 for updates.


Early morning wrecks kill two, put three in hospital

Two automobile accidents near Elkhart early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of a toddler and teenager. Officials have not yet released the names of the victims involved in either of the accidents. "We were finishing up on the first wreck on 287 South, close to Anderson County Road 184," Elkhart


Palestine's finest looking for big tips for big cause

Palestine residents might want to make Thursday night “pizza-night” this week – especially if they're big tippers. Officers from Palestine's finest will wait tables at Mazzio's Pizza, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., to raise money for Special Olympics.


Two men formally charged for robbing victim at knifepoint after luring him on social media

Two men have been indicted for Aggravated robbery after police say they robbed another man, whom they met on social media, with a knife. Alexander Breaux, 22, of Tyler, and Stephen Maynard, 27, of Jacksonville, were both charged with aggravated robbery in December of 2017. According to Tyler police


Woman indicted in Smith County for leaving 4-year-old home alone

A woman has been indicted for leaving a child home alone for at least an hour. Alyanna Smith, of Little Rock, Arkansas was charged with abandoning a child in November of 2017, along with Jarrett Franklin. Tyler police received a call that a four-year-old girl had been left alone on a sidewalk at an


Tyler City Council candidate Beverly Beavers-Brooks speaks of de-centralizing poverty in District 2

Beverly Beavers-Brooks said poverty is a key issue facing City Council District 2, and if elected she would work to bring balanced growth to the district. Beavers-Brooks, 73, is retired from a career as the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau. She previously worked

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-04-22 12:45:00

Captain at state prison charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice captain has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Larry Matthews, 46, of Arp, has been charged and is currently in the Smith County Jail. Matthews is a full-time, active captain of correctional officers with the Coffield unit of TDC, according


Jacksonville Mayor calls for employee to be placed on leave following military flag controversy

Mayor Lenny Curry sent a press release Tuesday afternoon stating he has ordered a review of the actions of a city employee after she issued a citation to Jaguar Power Sports. Full release from Mayor Lenny Curry: "Employees of the City of Jacksonville are the servants of taxpayers who have a duty to


Murder victim’s relative offers $5,000 reward in case

He is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of his cousin, Rickey Glenn Herriage.