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Motion Filed Requesting Dismissal of Bernie Tiede Theft Charges
Truck Catches Fire at State Line
ETX Walmart Evacuated; Warrant Issued for Suspected Gunman
Two CISD Students Arrested for Campus Break-In
Funeral Services Announced for Accident Victim


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Motion Filed Requesting Dismissal of Bernie Tiede Theft Charges
Posted January 27, 2015
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KGAS News has obtained a motion that was filed on Monday by the Austin attorney representing convicted murderer, Bernie Tiede. The motion says the same evidence considered for the murder case re-sentencing, supports the dismissal of the pending second degree theft … Continue reading


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Truck Catches Fire at State Line
Posted January 24, 2015
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A one-ton truck caught fire on the state line Friday afternoon. The fire broke out during the three o’clock hour on Highway 79 North in the Bethany community. Firefighters from Caddo Parish were dispatched to extinguish the fire. The driver … Continue reading


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ETX Walmart Evacuated; Warrant Issued for Suspected Gunman
Posted January 24, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS The town of Sulpher Springs, Texas was the scene of a SWAT standoff on Friday night, after a man was suspected of walking inside a local Walmart with a gun. But according to Sgt. Matt Glenn, the man … Continue reading


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Two CISD Students Arrested for Campus Break-In
Posted January 21, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS An investigation into a couple of break-ins at Carthage ISD has led to the arrest of two juvenile suspects. District Police Chief Chris Hardy says the boys confessed to breaking and entering two Carthage ISD buildings earlier this … Continue reading


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Funeral Services Announced for Accident Victim
Posted January 20, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS Funeral services have been set for a 20-year-old Panola County man who was killed in a weekend accident. Services for Scott Wynn, 20, of DeBerry, will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church with … Continue reading


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CISD Board Approves May Trustee Election
Posted January 20, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS The Carthage ISD School Board met in regular session on Tuesday night. One of the items approved by board members was the calling of a board trustee election. The terms of three board members will soon be expiring. … Continue reading


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BREAKING: Daniels Arrested for Murder of LaMarcus Scott
Posted January 19, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS News According to authorities, Timothy James Daniels, 23, of Longview has been arrested for the murder of 30-year-old LaMarcus Scott of Carthage. Scott was found dead inside his closet on January 12th, an autopsy showed that he … Continue reading


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Brush Fire Destroys Two Acres Near State Line
Posted January 19, 2015
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According to Inter-Community Fire Chief Nick Morton, about two acres of vegetation were destroyed by fire this afternoon near the state line. The fire broke out around 2:15 on County Road 330, when a controlled burn suddenly got out of … Continue reading


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Carthage Denny’s Evacuated Due to Strong Gas Odor
Posted January 18, 2015
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A Carthage restaurant was evacuated this morning after employees smelled what they though was a strong odor of gas. It happened at Denny’s on Highway 59 South and the loop in Carthage. Upon arrival, firefighters ordered everyone out of the … Continue reading


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UPDATED: Carthage Teen Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter
Posted January 18, 2015
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A 19-year-old Carthage boy has been arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle, after he was involved in a fatal accident Saturday night. According to jail records, Allen James Frasier, 19,  was booked into the Panola County Detention … Continue reading


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Ramp Closure Set for Loop at HW 79 East Exchange
Posted January 17, 2015
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Crews will be removing and replacing the concrete pavement on the entrance ramp and are closing the ramp to traffic. Traffic will be detoured around the north and west side of the loop to US 59 South. Motorists are encouraged … Continue reading


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ETX Police Help Take Down Drug Cartel Leader
Posted January 15, 2015
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                 U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Thursday that the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in … Continue reading


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Man Found Dead Inside Closet; Being Investigated as Homicide
Posted January 13, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS Shortly before noon on Monday, officers with the Panola County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on County Road 302 for a welfare check. Once inside the home officers discovered blood stains and eventually found a man dead … Continue reading


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Pickup Truck Destroyed by Fire
Posted January 6, 2015
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A vehicle was completely destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning. Shortly before seven o’clock, Carthage Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire at the intersection of Highway 79 South and Farm-to-Market Road 959. The vehicle, which was … Continue reading


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County Clerk Retires After 28 Years of Service
Posted January 3, 2015
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County Clerk Retires After 28 Years of Service: Clara Jones has served as Panola County Clerk since October 2008, but her service to the county goes well beyond that. Jones has worked at the courthouse since 1986, and was the … Continue reading


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Trial Date Set for Bernie Tiede
Posted January 3, 2015
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Pre-trial for Bernie Tiede has been set for March 3rd at 10 a.m. Judge Diane DeVasto set trial for June 1st at 9 a.m. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports… WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ENOe7aYXY NEW DETAILS: In a recent response to … Continue reading


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Galloway Home Destroyed by Fire
Posted December 30, 2014
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It took two fire departments several hours to battle a mobile home fire on Monday morning. The fire happened around 5 a.m. on County Road 453 in the Galloway community. Volunteer firefighters from Flatwoods VFD, and Logansport VFD spent several … Continue reading


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Tiede Hearing Set For Friday Afternoon; Nugents Notified
Posted December 30, 2014
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BLAKE HOLLAND-KGAS NEWS According to Panola County Judicial Records, a status hearing for Bernie Tiede has been set for Friday at 1 p.m. Documents filed on Monday afternoon state that Tiede has been ordered to present with counsel at the … Continue reading


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Police Identify Fatal Shooting Victim
Posted December 30, 2014
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BLAKE HOLLAND-KGAS UPDATED: According to police, 57-year-old Rayford Earl Miller was the victim in Sunday’s fatal shooting. Police say that 43-year-old John Guy Tucker Jr. turned himself in Sunday night for the murder. He currently remains inside the Panola County … Continue reading


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Nugent Family Issues Statement on Court of Criminal Appeals Mandate
Posted December 23, 2014
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AUSTIN, TX – On Monday, the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals issued its Mandate that Panola County bring convicted murderer Bernie Tiede back for a new sentencing hearing. In November, the court vacated Tiede’s life sentence, and now a Panola … Continue reading


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