Commissioners take no action on vacation time owed to jailers who worked due to under-staffing

After a year of under-staffing at the Smith County Jail, Sheriff Larry Smith is asking for jailers to either be payed for vacation time they had to lose or allow that time off to carryover into the next year.

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Elon Musk unveiled an experimental tunnel that aims to ease traffic congestion in major cities.
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  Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in the hit TV show “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming an acclaimed film director, has died at the age of 75.

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TSA Pre-Check mobile enrollment coming to TYR

DA drops capital murder charge against Bullard father in death of woman found in trash can

WEBXTRA: Longview band prepares to root on football team in state championship

Smith County fire marshal to serve two more years, commended for excellent work

Smith County Fire Marshal Connie Wasson has been reappointed by Smith County Commissioners to serve as fire marshal for another two-year term.
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Report: Facebook allowed companies to access users’ private messages in special partnerships, among other abilities

A New York Times report highlighted one particularly invasive example in which Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada were given the ability to read, write and delete the private messages of users.

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DPS: Henderson woman dies after Rusk County crash

Fire destroys home, vacant hotel building in Hallsville

Affidavit: Suspect in Smith County, Tyler shootings tied to gang

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Hopkins County authorities: 2 nabbed for $229K in hidden car compartment

Man pleads guilty to tampering charge in connection with Whitehouse murder

Robert E. Lee High School shines spotlight on inclusiveness

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  In bipartisan act, Senate passes criminal justice reform bill with overwhelming support

The bill, The First Step Act, is also expected to pass the House and be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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Mahomes, Elliot, Watt all headed to NFL Pro Bowl

'Jacks pull off upset in Waco

Lobos King Praises Fans

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has set the league on fire and with two weeks remaining of the NFL season he may be busier during the off season. And not just with awards, and TV appearances, you will soon perhaps see him on your breakfast table.

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The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office executed a controlled substance/human trafficking search warrant at a residence on Dec. 6.
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  Report skewers VA for neglecting suicide prevention outreach

The report shows a lack of leadership from the Trump administration is directly impacting the VA’s ability to reach suicidal veterans.

  Tyler Police investigating shooting at Westwood Shopping Center

Longview Police: Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle

DPS: One person dies in motorcycle crash in Smith County

SCORES: San Augustine season ends, Lobos advance to state title game