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Traffic advisory: Tyler road construction

TYLER — TxDOT crews are scheduled to begin work Tuesday night on West Loop 323 between Highway 155 and US 69 (South Broadway). Crews will working on the Loop between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday-Thursday through mid-August.

Gregg County inmate's death sparks state legislative debate

GREGG COUNTY — Amy Cowling, 33, died in the Gregg County jail of reported withdrawal symptoms from Methadone and Xanax, at the end of 2010.

Police solve mystery surrounding Lufkin deaths

Lufkin Police Department Detectives have concluded their nine-month investigation into the August 29, 2010 deaths of Artha Griffin and Brianna Shaw.

Time Warner launches new channel

Austin, TX — Reuniting missing children with their families is the goal of a new on-demand offering being rolled out this week by Time Warner Cable.  

Rusk County ceremony honors law enforcement officers

From the Longview News-Journal: HENDERSON — Law enforcement officers — living and deceased — were honored Thursday morning at a ceremony on the Rusk County Courthouse lawn.

Lawmakers consider statewide smoking ban

From the Longview News-Journal: The no smoking sign could be going up statewide under a provision tacked onto a spending bill in Austin.

Hallsville ISD hires interim superintendent

From the Longview News-Journal: The Hallsville ISD school board on Monday unanimously named a former superintendent as the district's interim chief.

'Man with gun' in Smith County jail

TYLER — As KFXK arrived at the scene on Monday afternoon, several Smith County deputies were leaving the home of 51-year-old Garry Townsend on the 13,000 block of Big Oak Bay Road in Tyler.

2 dead after car crashes into mobile home in Nacogdoches Co.

Two people are reported dead after a vehicle ran into a mobile home near the intersection of CR 302 and CR 313 in the Melrose area Monday morning.

Marshall toddler dies after falling into pond

From the Longview News-Journal: A 17-month-old girl died during the weekend after falling into a goldfish pond in Marshall.