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Friday | KLTV Tyler

42-year-old East Texas man identified as Cedar Creek drowning victim

An East Texas man who drowned after his boat overturned Wednesday has now been identified.

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Related Topix: Texas, Kemp, TX

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Body of Henderson Co. man recovered from Cedar Creek Reservoir

The body of a Henderson County man has been recovered from Cedar Creek Reservoir after a search on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Henderson County, TX, Gun Barrel City, TX, Seven Points, TX, Health

KETK

Ex-boyfriend arrested after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktail into Van Zandt Co. home

The Van Zandt County Fire Marshall's Office responded to a reported fire bombing of a residence a little after midnight Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Van Zandt County, TX

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBS Local

PD: Accused Kaufman County Killer Had Another Hit Planned

It was a crime spree that crippled the small North Texas town of Kaufman and left three people dead.

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Related Topix: Kaufman, TX, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS Local

Tightly Knit Community Honors Slain DA & Wife With Quilt

Mary Jo Smith believes that quilters bring people together. "There's a lot of care that's gone into this."

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

KLTV Tyler

E. Texas constable facing felony charge announces resignation

An East Texas constable accused of tampering with a government record has announced his resignation.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Times Record News

Man on trial for beating kid found dead

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke confirms to the media that a body found on Hammon Ranch Road was that of George Rodriguez, 26, who had pleaded guilty Monday to injury of a child.

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Related Topix: Wichita County, TX, Wichita Falls, TX

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Jury selection dates changed in Kaufman County DA slayings trial

Jury selection dates have changed in the trial of a former Kaufman County justice of the peace accused of killing the Kaufman County District Attorney, his wife and a top assistant.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Forney, TX, Rockwall County, TX

Fri Apr 04, 2014

KETK

ETX man charged with double murder gets life in prison

Donny Lee Greenhow accepted a plea deal to spend the rest of his life in prison without parole, according to the Van Zandt County District Clerk's Office.

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Related Topix: Van Zandt County, TX, Ben Wheeler, TX

CBS Local

Estranged Wife Cooperating With Investigators In Kaufman Murder Case

The special prosecutors in three high profile Kaufman County murder cases appear to have landed their biggest witness to date.

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Related Topix: Forney, TX

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

VIDEO: Gun used in Kaufman County murders recovered

A dive team has recovered a weapon from a North Texas lake that authorities say was used in the fatal shooting of a prosecutor last year, authorities said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dallas, TX

Wed Apr 02, 2014

KYTX-TV News

Divers recover gun used to kill Kaufman County assistant DA in Lake Tawakoni

A naked cowboy made himself way too comfortable in one neighborhood in the Atlanta area.

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Related Topix: Dining, Drugs, Baytown, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Warrant: Gun linked to death of Kaufman County assistant DA found in lake

State police divers have recovered a weapon from Lake Tawakoni that forensic testing shows was used to assassinate Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse last year a find expected be a linchpin in the prosecution of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Texas, Hunt County, TX, Kaufman, TX

Tue Apr 01, 2014

KETK

Elderly Kaufman woman dead after apparent pit bull attack

Dorothy Hamilton, 85, was found deceased in her home in the 1400 block of East First North Street at around 4:50 p.m., after the Kaufman Police Department was notified by the Kaufman County Sheriff Department they received a 911 call.

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Related Topix: Kaufman, TX

Fri Mar 28, 2014

NBC Dallas

Jury Selection to Begin for Kaufman County Murder Trials

A Kaufman County Grand Jury handed down capital murder indictments for Kim and Eric Williams on June 27. In the case of Eric Williams, prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS Local

Jury Selection Begins In Kaufman Murder Case

It has been more than a year since the brutal killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.

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