City of Kilgore offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015
City of Kilgore offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2015.
City of Kilgore offices will be closed for the New Year's holiday on Friday, January 1, 2016.
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, at about 10:52 PM an unknown black male suspect entered Zippy J’s Convenience Store, 3910 State Highway 135 and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as having a short, stocky build. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask and tan cargo style pants. He displayed a chrome revolver and fled the location on foot. Initial investigation indicated the suspect may have had a getaway vehicle staged on the West side of State Highway 135.
After an intensive investigation by Kilgore Police Criminal Investigators and Officers, Krysten Nycole McCarty, 25 years of age, of Kilgore has been identified as the driver involved in the fatal crash. Mrs. McCarty was driving a silver 2006 Dodge Caravan which has been located and seized by police. On August 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm Gregg County Justice of the Peace Talyna Carlson issued a warrant of arrest for Kyrsten McCarty for Accident Involving Death, a Felony. Mrs. McCarty was subsequently arrested and booked into the Kilgore Municipal Jail. Arraignment is pending at the time of this release.
Kilgore Police Investigators are actively seeking the grey mini-van and the white female driver. The grey mini- van may have sustained front end damage. Investigators are currently on scene and information is limited. Further information will be made available as it is known.
Some of the benefits of this program for our department include: providing calm in crisis situations to prevent an escalation to violence; offering support to victims; assisting in a situation where a minister is requested or needed; relaying factual law enforcement information back to your congregations and community neighborhoods related to criminal justice issues; assisting the police in non-traditional roles; and responding in disaster situations.K
While all drivers have a responsibility of adjusting their driving habits during school hours, parents of school children have a responsibility as well in keeping kids safe. Please pay attention to your speed and watch for children at cross walks. Also be mindful of school busses loading and off loading children. Give yourself plenty of extra time if you are taking children to school and buckle everyone up. Traffic is always congested at the beginning of a new school year, so please plan accordingly. Cell phone use in a school zone is unsafe and illegal. Be patient with other drivers. It is also very important to drop and pick up children within areas designated by the Kilgore Independent School District.