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Smith County officials raid suspected puppy mill

SMITH COUNTY — SPCA officials say they originally thought 70 dogs would be found in the raid, but they found 30 on the scene. The raid is the result of a lengthy investigation into the location.

Tyler council holds public hearing on redistricting

On Wednesday, May 25, the Tyler City Council received a presentation, held a public hearing and received public input on options for redistricting Tyler’s single member Council districts.

Community reacts to East Texas "Turf War" video

The same Jacksonville Police detective that investigated the "Turf War" brawl is now warning parents about the infamous YouTube video that received hundreds of views before it was pulled from the website.

UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with shooting of Longview repo man

LONGVIEW — On May 24th, at 5:17 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a Shooting Just Occurred in the 1300 Block of East Birdsong Street.

Two overnight shootings strike Tyler homes

Tyler, TX — UPDATE: The Tyler Major Crimes Unit is investigating two drive by shootings that occurred earlier this morning. The first shooting was at 2411 live oak and the second at 1506 North Pegues.

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.