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Tyler Lee swimming and tennis update

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:27:00 EDT

The Tyler Lee football team plays its homecoming game Friday night, but for now its not about them, its about other Red Raider sports making a statement.

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Union Grove defeats Cross Roads; coach Adams gets win 100

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:20:00 EDT

Week eight of high school football got underway Thursday night. Union Grove played host to Cross Roads in a District 10-2A Division I battle.

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RECALL: 587,000 children's toys recalled due to choking hazard

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:55:00 EDT

Parents, take note - more than 587,000 children's toys are being recalled because of a wind-up attachment that could pose a choking hazard.

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Plane recovered from Lake Palestine after being submerged three years

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:57:00 EDT

A 2014 plane crash left a Zenith 601 at the bottom of Lake Palestine. Now, three years later, and investigator and a dive team took to the waters to find it.

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Whitehouse forms volunteer emergency response team

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:21:00 EDT

When Whitehouse Fire Chief Madison Johnson thought first responders in the area could use some support, he decided to reach out to the community. 

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East Texans return from Harvey relief efforts, urge others to remember victims

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:31:00 EDT

We are almost two months out following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, but for many who lost their homes, the recovery is just beginning.

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Better East Texas: Weinstein fallout comes a bit late

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:44:00 EDT

There has been a continuous stream of celebrity testimonies about sexual assaults by Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful movie producers in Hollywood. 

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Longview man found guilty for financial aid fraud

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:22:00 EDT

A Longview man has been convicted of federal violations for his role in a student financial aid fraud scheme.

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Tonight's your best night to view Uranus

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:41:00 EDT

Make all the juvenile jokes you want, but tonight is everyone's best chance to see Uranus.

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Proposed Dollar General distribution center would bring 400 jobs to Longview

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:02:00 EDT

Longview is in the running to house a Dollar General distribution center that could create as many as 400 new jobs and have a $700 million impact on the city. 

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Better East Texas: Bump stocks need to go

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:39:00 EDT

In the wake of the mass shooting of 58 people in Las Vegas recently, the debate on so-called assault-style rifles surfaced again.

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Better East Texas: Pence walks out of NFL game due to protest

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:34:00 EDT

On October 8 we saw the continuation of the national anthem protests at many games across the NFL.  

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Police: Man suffers life threatening injuries after being run over by female

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:51:00 EDT

Crime scene tape and a heavy police presence is being seen in the 500 block of Henderson Street in Longview. 

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Gregg County arrests Kilgore man in connection to 2015 murder

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:35:00 EDT

A Kilgore man has been arrested for the murder of a man found shot dead in his car in 2015.

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Tyler freshman breaks 16-year-old swim record

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:00 EDT

Tyler Lee freshman Caroline Richbourg broke the school's record in the 100-meter butterfly event Wednesday night.

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First Alert Weather Day for Sunday morning

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:49:00 EDT

As we enter the second severe weather season here in the southern states, a fast-moving cold front is likely to pass through East Texas early on Sunday morning, just as we have been mentioning for the past week or so. As this front moves through, strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to form along this boundary. The most severe storms are likely to be over Oklahoma and point north and northeast, but East Texas will see its share of storms, just ahead, along and immediately behind ...

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Drug bust leads officers to plethora of drugs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:03:00 EDT

Law enforcement officers found a cornucopia of drugs during a recent drug bust in Longview.

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FEMA filling over 300 job positions in Texas

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:56:00 EDT

If you are looking for a job, you might want to consider working for FEMA.  FEMA is hiring Texans for Hurricane Harvey recovery.  According to a press release, a job fair will be held on October 28th and 29th at 1309 Rutherford Lane Austin, Texas from 8 AM to 5 PM. There are over 300 positions available for employment.  FEMA is asking for a resume and two forms of identification. For more information, visit and search FEMA. Copyright 2017 ...

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Lapoyer ISD responds to request to take down Christian flag

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:51:00 EDT

Lapoyner Independent School District says it's reviewing complaints raised about a religious symbol on school grounds. 

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ETX mother's letter to nurses caring for ill daughter goes viral

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:45:00 EDT

An Athens, Texas mother's letter to her 2-year-old daughter's pediatric nurses has gone viral.

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Rusk County currently under Burn Ban

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:02:00 EDT

Rusk County is now under a burn ban effective immediately.  Other counties in East Texas currently under a burn ban include Cass, Marion, Harrison, Gregg, Cherokee, and Kaufman Counties.  A burn ban is a mandatory order that is put into effect when drought conditions exist, prohibiting outdoor burning for public safety. The map will show the update the newest burn bans soon. To see a list of statewide burn bans, click here. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All Rights Reserved.

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Police need help identifying man suspected of shooting windows with BB gun

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:51:00 EDT

Longview Police Department detectives say they've identified a man suspected of shooting out the windows of more than 60 vehicles in Longview. Thursday, the department released a statement and photos of the suspect via social media. "We have identified one of the suspect’s involved in the criminal mischief cases where the windows were shot out with “BB Guns” 10-15 to 10-16-17 (We cannot name him at this time). We have a second suspect involved in the photos b...

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'Robin Hood' still needs good home, recovering after being shot with arrow

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:05:00 EDT

The Longview Police Department shared an update this morning on their Facebook page, saying that 'Robin Hood' is still looking for a good home. 

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Henderson County: Two arrested after Narcotics search warrant

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:03:00 EDT

Two people were arrested in Henderson County late Wednesday after a narcotics search warrant was issued on a residence. 

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Kilgore man booked into jail for murder, bond set at $250,000

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:54:00 EDT

A Gregg County man has been arrested on a murder charge.

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Interview, slip of tongue result in arrest in cold case after 11 years

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:45:00 EDT

An interview with a long sought after witness, and a slip of the tongue by a suspect, resulted in an arrest in an 11-year old East Texas murder case.

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Carthage on a serious roll and mowing down competition

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:37:00 EDT

In the latest high school football AP Poll, only two East Texas teams are still ranked. Undefeated Carthage is at number one, and 7-0 Van checks in at number eight. Gilmer, Henderson, and Kilgore can thank the top ranked Bulldogs for no longer receiving state wide recognition. On a serious roll and atop the "District of Doom" standings, the defending Class 4A Division I champions have outscored their opponents by nearly 150 points..

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2 young men escape fiery I-30 crash unharmed

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:15:00 EDT

Two people escaped a fiery crash uninjured on Wednesday night. 

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Religious symbol at ETX school sparks legal debate

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:29:00 EDT

“It’s only when the government is promoting religion that we have a constitutional violation, which is the case here," says an FFRF leader.

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‘Kick Your Hat Challenge’ new social media trend for drill team dancers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:02:00 EDT

A new challenge is taking over the world of social media. Dancers from across Texas are taking on the 'Kick Your Hat Challenge' by posting pictures of their high kicks.

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East Texas man kills massive 'Bush Beast' weighing 416 pounds

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:29:00 EDT

Over the past five years, a wild hog has been pestering an East Texas man and his family. 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: E. George Richey closed all the way to Brent Road in Longview

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:00 EDT

Longview police are responding to a wreck on E. George Richey Road. 

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Kilgore Police Department releases statement about Wednesday shooting near college

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:14:00 EDT

A shooter is still at-large after a report of a shooting near the Kilgore College campus.

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Tyler rose season underway with numerous events to draw visitors, entertain locals

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:05:00 EDT

Tyler is well-known as the "Rose Capital of America," and in October, the city offers activities, workshops, and the Texas Rose Festival. 

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Texas court halts execution to review claims that co-defendant lied at trial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:55:00 EDT

The execution of a man who insists he was framed in a 2001 murder was halted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday, one week before he was set to die. 

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Week 8 schedule

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:30:00 EDT

Here is the Red Zone week 8 schedule for football games across East Texas.

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Cherokee County now under burn ban

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:02:00 EDT

Cherokee County is now under a burn ban effective immediately. 

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Gladewater police: Backhoe strikes powerline, causes small fire

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:12:00 EDT

Gladewater police say a small fire started after a backhoe struck a power line. 

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Fire Marshal: Family displaced after house fire in Tyler

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:32:00 EDT

Tyler fire is currently en route to a report of a structure fire. 

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ETMC: Two children flown to Dallas hospital following Pittsburg ISD bus wreck

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:57:00 EDT

A Pittsburg ISD school bus was involved in a two-vehicle wreck this morning. 

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Grace football hosts Azleway Boys Ranch for night of fun

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:08:00 EDT

Tuesday night felt like Friday night lights at Grace Community high school. As it does every year during the bye week, the Cougars football team hosted the Azleway Boys Ranch and helped the kids play touch football.

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Bishop Gorman looks to make history in the Red Zone game of the week

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EDT

At the high school level, 13 East Texas teams are still undefeated. In order for one program to stay perfect, it will have to make history on Friday night. 6-0 Bishop Gorman is set to host 5-1 Dallas Christian in the Red Zone game of the week.

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Judge stays Ezekiel Elliott suspension for 14 days

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:31:00 EDT

It’s another day and another court battle for Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas Cowboys running back is pushing forward with his quest to stay on the field, taking his battle to the courts. 

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The International Space Station was visible over East Texas Tuesday night

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:34:00 EDT

The space station, which looks like a bright white non-blinking light, moves quickly across the sky.

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Tyler Pounds Regional Airport improvements continue

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:31:00 EDT

The Tyler Pounds Regional Airport's runway and facilities are the product of millions of dollar in renovations. The Tyler Chamber's Aviation Committee   got a glimpse at the current condition of the airport. 

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Smith County constable to receive full pay while in prison

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:33:00 EDT

Separation of powers clauses built into the Texas legislative framework prevent the Smith County Commissioners Court from removing Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson from office while he is incarcerated for six months.

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Gregg County burn ban includes Longview

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:02:00 EDT

Gregg County is presently under a burn ban, and although it always illegal to burn in the city limits of Longview, The Longview Fire Department is advising extreme caution when grilling.

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Frisco man suspected of trafficking shark fins arrested in Smith County

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:07:00 EDT

A Frisco man was booked into an ETX jail yesterday for trafficking shark fins. 

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1 injured when backhoe catches on fire

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:18:00 EDT

One person was injured when a backhoe caught on fire in the Lindale area. 

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More suspects charged in relation to August murder of woman at party

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:26:00 EDT

More arrests and charges have been filed for the death of a woman shot by a stray bullet at an outdoor party.

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Woman stabbed multiple times by boyfriend in Tyler expected to be fine

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:18:00 EDT

A woman, who was stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend in a Tyler residence, will be just fine. 

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Texas News Minute

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT

The latest Texas news from The Associated Press.

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Texas sports news from The Associated Press

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 04:36:00 EDT

Yuli Gurriel is savoring his place with the Houston Astros as they chase their second trip to the World Series. Still, there's a part of him that yearns for the country he left behind for his shot in the majors as a...

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:47:00 EDT

Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

The Latest: Brother of fallen Marine calls Trump 'all talk'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:43:00 EDT

The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT):

Sheriff: Smoke inhalation killed Texas woman, 5 children

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:11:00 EDT

Autopsy results show that a woman and her five children died from smoke inhalation in a Southeast Texas house fire.

More oil than initially believed spilled off Louisiana coast

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:55:00 EDT

The Coast Guard says the amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast last weekend is substantially higher than initial estimates.

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:55:00 EDT

The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are taking shape at a construction site in San Diego.

Companies say no contaminates spread from Texas toxic site

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:03:00 EDT

The companies responsible for cleaning up a Superfund site outside Houston say a new sampling shows no evidence that highly contaminated sediments washed away during Hurricane Harvey.

Sanitary sewer line spills after bayou embankment collapses

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:07:00 EDT

Houston water and sewer officials are urging residents with private water wells in part of the city's western outskirts to boil their drinking and bathing water for at least one minute.

Ex-Dean Foods chairman gets 2 years in prison in fraud case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:55:00 EDT

A former Dean Foods chairman who admitted feeding inside information to an influential Las Vegas gambler has been sentenced in New York to two years in prison.

Texas district alters homecoming queen's hair color in photo

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:18:00 EDT

A Houston-area school district has apologized for altering a high school homecoming queen's purple hair in a photo.