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East Texas Ambulance Operator Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

A 57-year-old Longview, Texas, man has been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Joseph Valdie Kimble pleaded guilty on Sep. 11, 2019, to health care fraud and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today by U.S. District ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Jan. 19-25, 2020 Bowie County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges US 59 – At Akin Creek, replacing guard rail Cass County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges Harrison County I-20 – at Potters Creek, conducting preventative maintenance work on bridges. SH ...

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Fatal Crash At Palestine

At 5:43 Thursday evening, a trooper responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on FM-3224, 1.5 miles west of Palestine in Anderson County. Reportedly, the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, Nedra Parham Smith, 77, of Chandler, was traveling west from a private road attempting to cross FM-3244. At the same ...

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Fatal Crash At Kilgore

Thursday night at 11:56, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of FM-349 and US-259 Business in Kilgore. Reportedly, the driver of a 2004 Nissan Altima, Gabriel Coronado, 17, of Longview, was traveling west on FM-349 and disregarded a red light at the intersection of US-259. The ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jan 17)

Markeith Bernard Wallace Officers were performing a security check at Booker T. Washington Homes at about 12:30 Friday morning and located three people sitting in a vehicle. Officers observed marijuana in plain view. The arrested Markeith Bernard Wallace, 42, of Paris, and charged him with possession of marijuana. Allegedly, when ...

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Oklahoma State Senators Propose ‘MAGA’ License Plate Options

Two Oklahoma state senators filed a bill to create new license plates with President Trump’s campaign slogan on them. One says “Make America Great Again” and the other “Keep America Great.” The MAGA license plate shows a service member saluting in the background. Proceeds would go to two veterans’ groups ...

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Three Arrested In Atlanta, TX Raid

Mugshot Not Available Atlanta Police executed a raid on a residence and arrested three men, including one who was reportedly hiding from Cass County Deputies on a felony charge. Reportedly, they charged 41-year-old Anthony Lee Upchurch with failure to register as a sex offender as required by law. Two other ...

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East Texas School District Closed Because Of Illnesses

An East Texas school district is canceling classes on all of its campuses today because of a high number of absences due to illness. Elysian Fields ISD said maintenance crews will be sanitizing all campuses and buses on Friday. Classes will resume Tuesday after the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday.

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Man Sentenced For Possessing Drugs Inside Courthouse

A 24-year-old East Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking. Reportedly, 24-year-old David Anthony Ebanez was found in possession of over 50 grams of methamphetamine inside the Cherokee County courthouse. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 84 months behind bars.

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Man Sentenced In East Texas For Attempting To Solicit Child

A 32-year-old North Texas man pleaded guilty in Smith County to attempting to meet up with a child for immoral purposes. Allegedly, 32-year-old Keith Carroll Cloyd was one of nine people arrested in October during an undercover operation conducted by local, state, and federal officers. They sentenced Cloyd to 35 ...

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Mt Pleasant-Titus Award Banquet

Dr. Gerald Stagg Mt Pleasant-Titus County’s Annual Award Banquet for 2020 named the Business of the Year last night as Conroy Tractor. Other recipients were Ricky Baker along with the Lifetime Achievement going to Dr. Gerald Stagg. Michael Moss replaced Linda Seabourne, Tony Mize is now Vice Chairman, Barry Jones ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jan 16)

Randy Thomas Cornelius | Vicki Lynn Cornelius Randy Thomas Cornelius, 65, and Vicki Lynn Cornelius, 58, both of Paris, came to the Police Department to turn themselves in and were arrested. Both had outstanding warrants charging them with abandoning or endangering a child by criminal neglect. The orders came from ...

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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested By Titus County Deputies

Jeremy Hill Titus County Jail A 29-year-old Sulphur Springs resident, Jeremy Randall Hill, met Wednesday with an undercover Titus County Deputy in the 1200-block of Lakewood Drive in Mount Pleasant with the intent of selling marijuana. Hill then sold the pot to the deputy and was immediately arrested. He was ...

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Marvin Nichols Reservoir Stays In State Plan, Debate Continues

The ongoing debate between Northeast Texas and North Texas over the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir continues after a meeting this week in Sulphur Springs. Subcommittee members for Region C of Dallas-Fort Worth and Region D of Northeast Texas were unwilling to resolve their differences about the proposed lake, which would ...

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Bogata Man Arrested On Multiple Warrants Including Assault

Deputies arrested a 29-year-old Bogata resident in Titus County on multiple Red River County warrants. They charged Casey Clark with Aggravated Assault, Continuous Violence Against the Family, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Violation of Bond/Protective Order, Attempt to take Weapon from Officer, Theft, and Class C ...

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Governors Refusal To Accept Refugees Overturned By Federal Court

Governor Greg Abbott’s refusal to accept refugees this fiscal year is on hold following a ruling in Federal Court on Wednesday. Maryland District Judge Peter Messitte​ blocked a Trump Administration policy allowing local and state governments to veto where refugees settle. The Judge said the policy doesn’t serve “overall public ...

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Death Row Inmate Executed For Collin County Murder

An inmate condemned for murdering his soon to be ex-wife was put to death Wednesday night. Reportedly, 64-year-old John Gardner fatally shot Tammy Gardner at her Collin County home just weeks before their divorce was finalized. She called 911 before she died to say her husband had shot her. Gardner ...

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Wood County Man Goes On Trial In Lamar County For Dealing Meth

A Wood County man goes on trial Thursday morning in Lamar County on felony drug charges. A grand jury indicted David Alan Thomas, of Mineola, for first-degree felony possession with intent to deliver four to 200 grams of methamphetamine and state jail felony possession with intent to deliver less than ...

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