Senate Bill 788, also known as Kari’s Law, was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Friday, May 15, 2015. The new law signifies an important day for the 9-1-1 industry and Texas citizens requiring direct dial 9-1-1 without the need for dialing an extra number or code to access an outside line. The new law takes effect immediately, however, businesses have until September 1, 2016 to update their phone systems or file for a waiver as required by the new law.
After initial investigation and a utilization of K9 Jinto by KPD K9 Officer BJ Burns, a warrant was obtained to search the RV. The RV was searched with the assistance of the DEA Task Force, Tyler, Texas. During the search, numerous chemicals and items used to manufacture methamphetamine were discovered. Police also found chemicals which were in the beginning stages of the methamphetamine manufacturing process. Both parties were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony 3 and Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance Felony 2. Mrs. Waddell was also found to have an outstanding Gregg County Warrant for Felony Forgery.
On Saturday, 04/25/2015 at approximately 4:35 p.m., Kilgore Police Officers responded to a fatality crash at the intersection of State Highway 135 North and Peavine Rd., Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas. Initial investigation revealed a 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by Angel Tovias Fajardo, 26 years of age, of Kilgore, Texas, was traveling eastbound on Peavine Road and attempted to cross the northbound lane of State Highway 135 traffic failing to yield to traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a 2009 motorcycle, driven by Joshua Shane Clinton, 37 years old, of Overton, Texas. Clinton was traveling northbound in the 4000 block of SH 135N in the outside lane of traffic.
As the weather begins to warm up and Spring Cleaning begins in yards and homes, the City of Kilgore Code Enforcement Office would like to remind residents of one simple step that they can do to enhance the beauty of their yards and the whole neighborhood.