Suspect in Liberty City bank robbery charged in connection with December Kilgore bank robbery

Kilgore Police believe a man arrested last week in connection with a Liberty City bank robbery is also responsible for a Kilgore bank robbery that happened in December. Hector Camargo, 48, of Kilgore, was arrested April 21 on a charge of driving while intoxicated (second offense) and expired registration. However, after obtaining a search…

Smith County Sheriff's Office honors employees during annual banquet

AUGUSTA ROBINSON, augustarobinson@tylerpaper.com In March of 2016, Smith County K-9 Deputy Corey Cameron received a call to assist the office’s narcotics unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration in making a traffic stop. The attempt would be far from routine. The traffic stop quickly turned into a pursuit, and involved two individuals with

Athens fire station, nearby house damaged in shooting, police investigating

ATHENS – Athens police report no injuries in a shooting that happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. However, the brick facade of the fire station on North Palestine Street at the intersection of Prairieville, and a nearby house did have some damage. Authorities did not have any suspect (s) and the investigation was ongoing.    

Smith County Jail may soon be able to hold ICE detainees

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Immigration Customs Enforcement in a program that will allow the office to hold ICE detainees in the Smith County Jail. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said he met with an ICE official on Friday and was informed the office was accepted the into agency’s 287 (g) Delegation of Authority

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Wednesday's Smith County Jury Duty canceled

If you have a Smith County jury summons for duty on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, you do not need to report to the courthouse. Smith County jury duty has been canceled for all courts on Wednesday, Smith County Jury Coordinator…

25 April 2017 [01:38 PM]
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