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East Texas Police Chief Fired
The first black police chief of an East Texas town has been fired over poor job performance. The Jasper City Council last night dismissed Chief Rodney Pearson. A council member called the dismissal "racism at its finest."
Weather Warnings — Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone
The FCC and FEMA have been working on a system to notify the general public of imminent threats to life or property in your area. This system is ready to go now and you will begin to receive the messages on your cell phone as early as this month. The message is called a WEA, or Wireless Emergency Al…
Get Two Free Movie Tickets With Your Blood Donation This Month
Carter BloodCare in Tyler is offering a pretty sweet gift for anyone who donates blood during the month of June. If you donate during their ‘Summer Gives” blood drive you will receive two free movie tickets. The blood drives are happening at various dates and locations ar…
What Are the Most Dangerous Cars in America? [PHOTOS]
Given modern engineering, design and manufacturing, most drivers probably assume that new cars are inherently safe. But, according to a study by the nonprofit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that isn’t necessarily the case.

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