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ETX man sentenced to 57 months behind bars

A 50-year-old Athens, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Boil water rescinded for Jacksonville area

On March 13, 2013 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation, PWS No.

Tylerite gets more than 15 years for murder plot, arson scheme

A Tyler man convicted of attempted arson and a murder for hire plot was sentenced to federal prison Thursday.

Texas ranks 7th highest in identity theft cases

In the latest Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) report issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Texas ranks seventh in the nation for the most reported cases of identity theft per 100,000 residents.

Kilgore man sentenced to 10 years for distributing meth in Gregg County

A Kilgore man will spend the next 10 years behind bars after a federal judge sentenced him Thursday morning.

Tyler Police on the hunt for armed robber

The robbery happened around 11pm Wednesday night at a store in the 2000 block of West Gentry. The man was able to get away with some cash, and witnesses say the man carried a weapon.

Police: Shootout near Kilgore College possibly gang-related

A shooting incident a week ago near the Kilgore College campus may have been gang-related, Kilgore police said Tuesday.

Warrant round up nets $80,000 for Smith County

The results are in for the Great Texas Warrant Round Up and Smith County topped $80,000 in reclaimed court fines and fees, closing out 390 outstanding cases during the two-week campaign.

California man headed to prison for dealing cocaine in ETX

A California man was sentenced to prison time Thursday morning for trafficking cocaine in East Texas.

Firefighters unable to save home, rescue pet

A Smith County home just west of Tyler burned to the ground Thursday morning. The house on O'Neall Street caught fire around 10:00 a.m., according to Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton.