New database of contact information aims to streamline investigations – Nowadays, the word ‘surveillance’ quickly conjures up dystopian visions of totalitarian regimes, that “Big Brother is
The Upshur County Grand Jury has indicted Alvin Charles McKnight, Jr., on a capital murder charge in connection with the Nov. 4 shooting deaths of two sisters. McKnight’s was among 21
Testimony was scheduled to open in Gilmer Wednesday (Feb. 14) in the murder trial of Michael Timothy Caffey, charged with the 2023 beating death of his father. A 10-woman, 2-man jury was chosen
The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating “a significant indoor marijuana growing operation” which was discovered Saturday afternnoon during a rural house fire call in the West Mountain
Officials with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office are issuing another warning concerning scams involving phone callers identifying themselves as members of the sheriff’s department demanding
For the first time, the White Oak’s animal ordinance has a cap on the number of cats and dogs households can have inside the city limits. Any combination of up to six is permitted – any more than
With a frigid forecast ahead this weekend, the time to get prepared is now, Gladewater Fire Chief Mike Simmons says, and some common sense precautions will go a long way: “The key to
JANUARY Gladewater began 2023 celebrating its 150th anniversary. The sesquicentennial celebration lasted all year with various annual events and celebrations tweaked to include the city’s long
A state district judge last week set a $5 million bond for Alvin Charles McKnight Jr., charged with capital murder in the Nov. 4 alleged shooting deaths of two Gilmer women. 115th District Judge
A judge in Gilmer last Thursday sentenced a man to prison terms when the defendant pleaded guilty to intoxication assault in connection with a traffic crash which injured relatives of Upshur
Alvin Charles McKnight Jr., charged with capital murder in the Nov. 4 apparent shooting deaths of two Gilmer women, was expected to be returned to Upshur County from California on Tuesday (Dec.
By Phillip Williams Capital murder suspect Alvin Charles McKnight Jr. was captured by police in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday night, 11 days after the double homicide that led to him being
Gregg County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Action Plan, and the agencies driving the effort were prepared to welcome 300-plus attendees for a public meeting Monday night. No one showed. The
By Phillip Williams Carlton Lamar Grant was automatically sentenced to life imprisonment without parole last Thursday when a 115th District Court jury in Gilmer took fewer than 25 minutes to
By Phillip Williams The Upshur County Grand Jury recently returned 18 indictments, 11 of them sealed, and no-billed one case, said District Attorney Billy Byrd. Defendants, charges and bond
By Phillip Williams The Upshur County Grand Jury recently returned 22 indictments, eight of them sealed, while no-billing three cases and passing one, said District Attorney Billy Byrd.
By Phillip Williams A 17-year-old Gilmer woman faces multiple charges after she escaped briefly last week through the window of an Upshur County deputy sheriff’s patrol car as he was transporting
By Phillip Williams The capital murder trial of one of two suspects who were arrested in connection with the 2018 slaying of a Longview woman is scheduled in Gilmer next week. Jury selection for
By Jayme Lozano Carver After a tornado barreled through the small West Texas town of Matador last month, volunteers mobilized to pick up the pieces — so many that the town was closed by law
A 21-year-old man with special needs was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 80 near Lake Devernia Tuesday morning. Critically-injured, the man was air-flighted to an area hospital for treatment. Details
Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb released the following information. On June 18, 2020 at approximately 7:40 am the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Shooting call located in the
On September 29, 2019, at approximately 10:40 PM, Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a burglary of a habitation in progress in the 700 block of West Access Road off of Farm
QUITMAN — Thanks to a five-month investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand
#EndTheStreakTX campaign helps TxDOT with lifesaving effort AUSTIN – How many deaths are acceptable each year on Texas roads? That’s a question TxDOT is addressing through a new ambitious goal,
AUSTIN – Like many Texans, state game wardens spent the Memorial Day weekend out on the water. But, unlike the many thousands who flocked to lakes, rivers and coastal bays to recreate,
Power remains out Thursday morning in parts of Gladewater and Union Grove, resulting in both GISD and UGISD suspending classes today. Clean up effort are underway and SWEPCO officials urges
AUSTIN – As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto roadways the risk of fatalities increases. Last year 417 motorcyclists died on Texas roadways, an average of more than one fatality a day.
Beginning Saturday, April 27, through Monday, April 29, Texans can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies. There’s no limit
Access will reopen when levels have lowered. Recent heavy rains has caused city officials to close Lake Gladewater access/usage due to high waters. Access will reopen when levels have lowered.
On Friday, March 29, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m., Officer Ka’Darriaus Sanders was inspecting a small utility trailer that fit the description of one previously reported stolen to the Gladewater
GRAND JURY INDICTS GREGG COUNTY MAN FOR ASSAULT OF A PEACEOFFICER, FINDS OFFICER’S USE OF DEADLY FORCE JUSTIFIED
The Gregg County Grand Jury on Thursday absolved a former Gladewater Police Officer Jacob Lira in his use of deadly force and handed down an indictment on Matthew Murchison (30 years of age) of
On Oct. 29, 2006, deputies with the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on an oil lease off Fritz Swanson Road north of Texas 31, where two men discovered an unidentified woman’s
TYLER – U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced today that seven individuals have been arrested and indicted as the result of a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking activities in the
PORTLAND, Oregon – A convicted killer born in Haskell County who was executed in Texas in 1999 has been identified as the person responsible for a 40-year-old murder. Cold case detectives
Police Chiefs and Sheriffs from 20 East Texas counties gathered on Jan. 10 at the Kilgore Police Department for a press conference and mass gathering of law enforcement officials to publicly
TSCRA Special Ranger Brett Wellden, District 3 in Central Okla., reports the theft of a skid loader, UTV and a gas torch from a property near Blanchard in Grady County sometime after Jan. 13.
Saturday morning at approximately 1:09 AM, Troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on SH-43, two miles south of the city of Marshall in Harrison County. Preliminary crash reporting