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Smith Co. dog fighting part of multi-state federal investigation

Two Kansas men were arrested Friday by federal investigators for involvement in a multi-state dog fighting ring, including dog fights near Tyler.

Alto officer involved in fatal shooting will not face charges

An officer who was involved in a shooting in Alto in January will not be charged by authorities after his case received a "no bill" from a Cherokee County grand jury

3 killed, 5 injured in ETX wreck

Three people died and five were injured after an early morning wreck on Monday in Bowie County. At around 6:44 a.m., a van, carrying eight people, was taveling eastbound on I-30 when it rolled over near mile marker 189.

Smith County offers ministry program to staff

Law enforcement officers have a tough job -- fighting crime every day and dealing with stressful situations.

Kilgore ISD board to consider making new superintendent official

Kilgore — The Kilgore ISD board is set to make official the hiring Cara Cooke as the new district superintendent when it meets today. Trustees named her the lone finalist late last month.

Gilmer City Council to meet Tuesday

Gilmer — The Gilmer City Council is set to consider a request from the Chamber of Commerce hotel/motel tax for reimbursement of expenses from a tourism trade show in Fort Worth.

Van Zandt man arraigned on capital murder, aggravated assault

A Van Zandt man was arraigned Monday morning on capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Authorities release video of Tyler robbery

Authorities have released video from the Food Fast robbery that occurred early Saturday morning. The Food Fast near the 4000 block of University Boulevard, near the University of Texas at Tyler was robbed around 4:30 a.m.

Help sought identifying suspect in stolen credit card case

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating the use of a stolen credit card.

Lobos’ Russell finding success at the plate

immy Carter writes for the Longview News-Journal. He's got the latest on the Lobo baseball team.