Palestine relief efforts under way

CITY OF PALESTINE The City of Palestine is supporting local volunteers and agencies in relief efforts following dangerous flash flooding on April 30. Currently, the city of Palestine is assessing the damage caused by the massive flash flooding throughout the city. According to the National Weather Service, the city received 7.78 inches of rain…

Smith County man accused of string of burglaries arrested

A Smith County man is in jail related to a string of recent burglaries. Vincent Williams, 55, is accused of participating in more than 15 residential burglaries. He was the third suspect being sought in the case. Williams was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary of a habitation. Williams is in the Smith County Jail on a $350,000 bond.

Caddo area to see major flood again; officials urge evacuations

ROBIN Y. RICHARDSON, Longview News-Journal For the second time in just more than a month, Caddo Lake will reach major flood stage again because of heavy rains, National Weather Service officials said. "We're already past flood level - 172 is flood stage; 178 is major flood stage," Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor said Monday. "The

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