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Wichita Falls police are investigating an afternoon homicide.Officers were sent out to a home in the 700-block of Marconi St. around 3:30 p.m.Marconi is near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Harding.According to police, 62-year-old Billy Jones was taken to the hospital by amb Full story

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