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A five-year-old Waskom boy whose mother and her boyfriend were arrested this week by Harrison County Sheriff's Office officials on felony charges of injury to a child, has now died.

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Longview police on Saturday identified Barbara A. Cruea, 74, of Longview as the motorist who died after a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in the 1300 block of West Loop 281.

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Bill Holder, a Panola County native who served as the Panola Watchman's publisher for 20 years and also supervised 15 East Texas newspapers under ASP Westward, died Thursday.

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Longview ISD will bring education leaders and legislators together Tuesday and Wednesday for an education summit at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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The HealthyView Task Force of the Longview Chamber of Commerce is seeking people to answer a survey to give input as the chamber explores ways to improve the culture of health and well-being in the community.

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HALLSVILLE — The city of Hallsville is growing. By every measure, the school district, new businesses and home development, Harrison county’s most eastern city is in the midst of a growth spurt, Hallsville Mayor Jesse Casey said on Thursday.

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The Elderville-Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department responded to a Thursday morning fire that destroyed a home, Fire Chief Pat Owens said.

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Drivers who normally travel U.S. 59 between U.S. 80 and Texas 43 North will need to find an alternative route Sunday. Union Pacific Railroad will close the highway to through traffic to make repairs to the railroad crossing.

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Tropical Depression Imelda is expected to dump 4 to 6 inches of rain in Longview through Friday and relieve the parched Piney Woods after a summer of drought, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport. And life-threatening flash flooding also is a threat.

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Kilgore ISD school board trustees consulted with the school’s attorney Monday in closed session for an update on litigation in the case Axberg v. Kilgore ISD.

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JEFFERSON — The Marion County Commissioners Court approved on Monday to resubmit its application into the Texas Countywide Polling Place Program after being rejected for participation for the upcoming Nov. 5 Constitutional Amendment Election.

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport will conduct its seventh annual VA Community Mental Health Summit today, and it will focus on the VA’s shift to providing meaningful health and mental health care everywhere.

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The Longview Development Services Department issued 16 permits for single-family homes in August, the busiest month since builders took out 17 permits in February.

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Longview police arrested a man Sunday night minutes before his 29th birthday and charged him with forcing a woman to perform a sex act and slapping her after she refused further sex acts, according to a report.

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The Women’s Philanthropy Summit will explore opportunities and obstacles for giving from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Heights Community Life Center, 2110 Old Omen Road, Tyler.