The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department has received a donation of a stump grinder that will be used to eliminate unsightly tree stumps. The donation to the department was made by the locally owned Genecov Group.
A former Smith County jailer was convicted Thursday of having consensual sex with an inmate. Lakerry Devonerich Bowie, 28, was charged with of violating the civil rights of a person in custody. The jury sentenced him to two years probation.
Longview Police are currently searching for a man who stole a vehicle and crashed it into a house.
The car was taken late Thursday night from a Longview convenience store. The man led police on a chase, but managed to get away.