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Escapee from federal prison in Texas recaptured
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:24:34 UT
BURNET, Texas (AP) — An ex-CEO of some Oklahoma energy companies has been caught after escaping from a minimum security federal prison in Central Texas. Morrisett is the former chief executive officer of Red Earth Resources Inc. and Alpine Petroleum LLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rapper Flavor Flav indicted on driving charges in New York
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:01:48 UT
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Flavor Flav is due in a Long Island courtroom later this month after being indicted on charges stemming from a traffic stop while driving to his mother's funeral. Court documents show the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was indicted last month on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license.

City bus system busier
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Katy and Aston Grigsby have taken the bus nearly every day since late summer 2014 and say they have noticed the Longview Transit system getting busier.

Harrison approves corrected vote count
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
MARSHALL — Voters voiced their disappointment to the Harrison County Commissioners Court on Monday about the late inclusion of the provisional ballots from the November election.

Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:15:24 UT
(AP) — A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson police spokesman Devin James says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Goodwill workers find cremated remains in donation
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:41:30 UT
(AP) — Two boxes of cremated human remains mistakenly included among household items donated to an Indiana Goodwill have been reunited with the deceased's next of kin, police said. Goodwill employees sorting through donated items Friday found two small, white boxes filled with cremains, Lafayette police Sgt. Grant Snyder told the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/12WHcXY ).

Kilgore approves
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — A divided City Council approved a zoning change Tuesday that will allow a developer to build 10 duplexes off busy Dudley Road despite objections from residents of the East Kilgore neighborho

Longview mayor: Increase security at City Hall
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Longview’s mayor on Tuesday asked staff to look at ramping up security at City Hall on the heels of a recent shooting at the neighboring police station.

Blizzard blows into Trinity
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The classrooms at Trinity Episcopal preschool were transformed into winter wonderlands for “Frozen” in the classroom last week.

Official: 6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:49:50 UT
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with the recovery of six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform. Searchers found the bodies and debris that included a life jacket, an emergency exit door and a suitcase about 10 miles from the plane's last known coordinates. The airliner's disappearance halfway through a two-hour flight between Surabaya, Indonesia, and Singapore triggered an international search for the aircraft involving dozens of planes, ships and helicopters. The plane needs to be located and its cockpit voice and flight data recorders, or black boxes, recovered before officials can start determining what caused the crash. Images of the debris and a bloated body shown on Indonesian television sent a spasm of anguish through the room at the Surabaya airport where relatives awaited news. Some have given blood for DNA tests and submitted photos of their loved ones along with identifying information, such as tattoos or birth marks that could help make the process easier. About 125 family members had planned to travel to Pangkalan Bun to start identifying their loved ones, but Surabaya airport general manager Trikora Hardjo later said the trip was canceled after authorities suggested they stay to avoid slowing down the operation. AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes, the airline's founder and public face and a constant presence in Indonesia since the tragedy started unfolding, said he planned to travel to the recovery site on Wednesday.

ETBU theater presents ‘Almost Maine’
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Department of Theatre Arts at East Texas Baptist University will present the Discovery Series production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani, directed by senior Samantha Pettigrew.

City of Longview OKs contract for shelter, to operate it
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview plans to run a new $5.75 million animal shelter itself, the City Council decided Tuesday, and a group of residents has been tasked to raise up to $1 million to cover the shortfall

Marshall Regional Arts Council dance fundraiser set for Saturday
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Bobby Waldron and the Texas Country HotShots will perform for the first time ever in Marshall to help raise funds for the Marshall Regional Arts Council.

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