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One person confirmed dead in Lindale house fire

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:22:00 EDT

A home is gone after a Wednesday fire. Investigators will try to determine the cause once the scene is cool.

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Sports WebXtra: TJC's Taylor Broadway named player of the year

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:12:00 EDT

Freshman Taylor Broadway had quite the start to his college career at TJC and will most likely be selected during the MLB Draft in the years to come. Broadway has been named the NJCAA Division III player of the year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

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Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill signs with Nationals

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:00:00 EDT

An East Texas baseball player has put pen to paper. Nacogdoches product and Texas A&M pitcher Brigham hill is turning pro after signing with the Nationals.

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Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:33:00 EDT

Since 2013, the University of Houston has signed six players from East Texas and head coach Major Applewhite is adding to those numbers. The Cougars now have three players from the region from the Class 2018 that have verbally committed to the program. Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie verbally committed to Houston on Monday, and will join forces with John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson and Lufkin's Malik Jackson.

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Work finished on sewer main that spilled wastewater into Tyler creek

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:16:00 EDT

Crews lined the main and will now re-route wastewater through it. 

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Yesterland Farm rebuilding after tornadoes, reopening on time

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:02:00 EDT

Yesterland Farm, a popular East Texas attraction, is beginning to rebuild after substantial damage by the April 29 tornadoes.

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Kilgore City Park to feature free family fun for all

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:03:00 EDT

Each day brings it closer to completion, and the new city park in Kilgore will have something to keep the whole family busy.

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Tyler Police looking into other restaurant break-ins possibly connected to alleged Tyler burglar

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:04:00 EDT

The Tyler Police Department is looking into whether a suspected burglar who allegedly broke into a restaurant twice hit up other businesses as well. 

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More than 12 rounds shot at deputy's patrol car in Camp County

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:31:00 EDT

A routine call ended with a dozen shots fired at a deputy's patrol car, and the deputy ducking for his life. 

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Burn survivor Joe Yeakley named Lindale Fire Chief

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:25:00 EDT

An East Texas firefighter who once thought a severe injury would end his career is now a fire chief. Earlier this month, Joe Yeakley was selected as chief for the Lindale Fire department.

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Longview man sentenced to 40 years for sexual assault of a child

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:52:00 EDT

A Gregg County jury has sentenced a man who was arrested in 2016 on sexual assault of a child charges.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Report of pin-in wreck at WNW Loop 323, 69 North in Tyler

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:26:00 EDT

Tyler police are responding to what they are calling a pin-in wreck in north Tyler. 

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Amber Alert issued for missing child from Lancaster

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:24:00 EDT

An Amber Alert has been issued for a young girl who went missing today from Lancaster. 

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Tyler police arrest suspect in restaurant burglary

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:42:00 EDT

After reviewing the security video with the owner, officers were able to locate the suspect a short distance from the restaurant walking down the street. 

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Driver killed, passenger suffers critical injuries in I-30 wreck

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:18:00 EDT

One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 30 this morning.

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City of Palestine issues two boil water notices

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:19:00 EDT

City of Palestine: The City of Palestine is issuing a boil water notice for residents on Bassett Road from West Point Tap Street to Leram Street. 

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UPDATE: Brother of suspect accused of assaulting disabled man turns self in, main suspect still at large

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:46:00 EDT

A wanted man who is suspected of assaulting a disabled man has surrendered to police.

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Traffic Alert: Chapel Hill Fire responding to collision on Old Henderson Highway, injuries reported

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:41:00 EDT

Injuries are reported from a wreck that occurred just after 1 p.m. in Smith County. 

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Suspect in Patrick Mahomes robbery indicted

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:56:00 EDT

The man accused of robbing NFL first-round draft pick, Patrick Mahomes, has been indicted. 

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Former Wood County Jail Administrator found guilty of tampering with governmental record

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:02:00 EDT

A former Wood County Jail Administrator was found guilty Tuesday. 

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BREAKING: Suspect in custody after standoff with Camp County officials, squad car shot

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:19:00 EDT

A suspect is in custody after a Camp County deputy vehicle was shot at by a suspect this morning, and a standoff ensued. 

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Traffic backed up on I-20 in Smith County due to wreck involving 18 wheeler, one injured

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:44:00 EDT

Smith County authorities are responding to a wreck on Interstate 20 this morning.

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Henderson County arrests escaped Hopkins County inmate, two others during traffic stop

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:58:00 EDT

An East Texas inmate from Hopkins County who escaped custody Tuesday morning during detail work, was arrested later that evening in Henderson County.

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Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:56:00 EDT

Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...

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Hopkins County Sheriff's Office: Escaped inmate, other in custody after planned escape

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:34:00 EDT

Officials have found and taken into custody the escaped inmate from Hopkins County.  

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Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:31:00 EDT

For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...

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Daughter of murdered Palestine woman: 'She believed more than anything in helping people'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:05:00 EDT

Family members of a murdered Palestine woman are speaking about the moments they shared with her.

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$1.7 million Ashmore drainage project to receive funding from FEMA

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:16:00 EDT

The City of Tyler is working on a $1.7 million construction project in the Ashmore subdivision off Old Jacksonville Highway.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: it affects more than military veterans

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:39:00 EDT

June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. With it, the reminder that the disorder affects everyday people, first responders and more.

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Palestine residents concerned about safety after Palestine woman’s murder

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:38:00 EDT

Members of the Palestine community say they are more vigilant now after the death of Ricki Deann Taylor. Taylor, 46, was found dead in Houston County on Saturday.

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Aviation camp teaches young people about careers in aviation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:11:00 EDT

For kids who are interested in flight, aviation camp may be just the thing they need. They can learn not only the mechanics of flight and aviation, but they can also take part in group activities and make new friends. 

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Expired registration traffic stop nets drug arrest

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:36:00 EDT

Around noon on Tuesday Longview Police pulled over a pick-up which resulted in a drug arrest.

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Smith Co. asking for public opinion on road conditions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:25:00 EDT

The Smith County commissioners are asking for residents opinions about county roads.

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East Texas missionaries behind Tyler’s graffiti clean-up

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:57:00 EDT

Keeping the city clean has become the goal of one Tyler couple. Franklin and Doris burns have built churches overseas for the past 40 years and when they are home in Tyler they've found another way to help the community.

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Marshall PD searching for suspect accused of injuring disabled man

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:26:00 EDT

The Marshall Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of assaulting a man over the weekend. 

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Hunt County sheriff: Body of missing 78-year-old man recovered from pond

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:24:00 EDT

Information provided at the time was that a 78 year old male with health complications had went out on his property to do landscape work and was last seen on a “skid steer” prior to sunset.

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77-year-old woman who struck victim with cooking pot found guilty of assault with deadly weapon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:59:00 EDT

On January 28, 2016 the defendant went to the victim’s house and went into the home after being asked not to and confronted the victim about money that she felt was owed to her.

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DPS: Traffic stop leads to arrest of 4 in possession of heroin

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:22:00 EDT

Longview authorities arrested four on warrants and possession of a controlled substance including heroin. 

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Man killed, woman injured when falling from train identified by Cherokee County sheriff

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:39:00 EDT

Sheriff James Campbell of Cherokee County has released the identities of two people who had climbed on a train in San Marcos and fell from it in Cherokee County. 

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Upshur County man pleads guilty in the murder of his stepfather

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:36:00 EDT

An East Texas man charged with the murder will plead guilty on Tuesday.  

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Longview man indicted for murder charge after woman found dead inside apartment

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:16:00 EDT

An East Texas man has been indicted in Gregg County on a murder charge. 

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ETMC Tyler offers world's smallest pacemaker

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:15:00 EDT

ETMC: The ETMC Cardiovascular Institute in Tyler now offers the world’s smallest pacemaker called Micra® Transcatheter Pacing system (TPS.)

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Tyler Police trying to identify theft suspects who stole lawn mower from Walmart

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:51:00 EDT

Tyler Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the theft suspects who stole a riding lawn mower from the garden center of Walmart. 

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Hopkins County: Be on the lookout for escaped inmate

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:28:00 EDT

Hopkins County law enforcement is looking for a man, who they say walked away from a work detail at the Civic Center.  

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Wildcats end the drought and head to College Station for 7-on-7 state tournament

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:05:00 EDT

The last time the Whitehouse Wildcats qualified for a 7-on-7 state tournament was 2014, and they came one win short from taking it all.  But since their runner-up finish the Wildcats have failed to return to College Station; until now. We caught up with the Whitehouse crew this evening as they used the last of their league play to prepare for state.  The Wildcats will open up pool play against Westwood Round Rock at 2 p.m on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All r...

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Friends of missing Palestine woman search for answers after her death

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:23:00 EDT

The death of an East Texas woman, once missing from Palestine, is being investigated as a homicide.

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One-vehicle wreck on Swinging Bridge Road in Longview

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:36:00 EDT

The Longview Police Department responded to a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon.  

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Woman attempts to hide drugs in Henderson Co. deputy's vehicle en route to jail

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:42:00 EDT

A Flint woman was arrested on drug charges in Henderson County Sunday night. 

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20 years ago, Harry Potter came around to stay

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:48:00 EDT

It was 20 years ago today Harry Potter came around to stay, and with his story many children became much more interested in reading.

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Traffic alert: Police responding to wreck at intersection of Loop 323 and Van Hwy

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:28:00 EDT

Tyler Police are responding to a wreck in Tyler. Around 4:30, Tyler Police were dispatched to the scene of a major traffic crash according to Tyler Police records. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Loop 323 and Van Highway. Injuries are not known at this time. According to a witness at 5:30 p.m. traffic was still backed up in the area. Please seek alternative routes and avoid the area if possible.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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Ambulance involved in crash, Tyler police responding, three taken to hospital

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:00 EDT

Tyler police are responding to a crash involving an ambulance. 

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Trial rescheduled for Tyler man accused of murder

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:49:00 EDT

The murder trial for a man accused in the shooting death of 30-year-old Jordan Ladue has been rescheduled for the second time. 

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Preliminary report: Palestine woman died from gunshot wound to head

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:15:00 EDT

According to a preliminary cause of death report, performed by the Dallas medical examiner, Ricki Taylor died from homicide and a gunshot wound to the head.

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Anderson County Sheriff's Office identifies second victim of fatal fire

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:25:00 EDT

The second victim of a fatal fire in Anderson County has been identified.

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Tyler residents receiving calls from someone claiming to be Tyler Police, asking for donations

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:40:00 EDT

Tyler Police wants East Texas residents to be aware of a fraudulent caller claiming to be involved with the police department. According to Public Information Officer Don Martin, with Tyler Police, the department has received numerous reports from concerned residents in reference to the calls. The caller identifies themselves as working for the Tyler Police Department and asks for a donation to the organization. Officer Martin says that the Tyler Police Department does not soli...

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East Texas bank holds photography contest

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:59:00 EDT

A picture is worth a thousand words, and that was on display in an annual East Texas photography contest.

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Police surprise 4-year-old at birthday party

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:49:00 EDT

Police officers going above and beyond the call of duty, that's what one East Texas family is saying. 

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Pedestrian dies from injuries after being struck by vehicle in Longview

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:41:00 EDT

A man has died after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday night. 

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Man arrested for multiple drug manufacture charges in Longview

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:49:00 EDT

A Longview man has been arrested for 3 charges of manufacture of a controlled substance after Friday search warrant. 

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5 arrested after multi-agency drug raid in Hunt County

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:22:00 EDT

Five individuals were arrested after a multi-agency drug raid Friday morning. 

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7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:40:00 EDT

The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...

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East Texas park incident shows resurgent synthetic drug problem

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:42:00 EDT

Its use periodically pops up, and an incident in an East Texas park on Friday was evidence that a dangerous drug addiction problem is still happening right here in East Texas. 

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The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:45:00 EDT

Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...

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East Texas discuss concerns about potential Medicaid cuts

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:58:00 EDT

East Texans are voicing their concerns about looming cuts to Medicaid. 

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4 dogs rescued from condemned house in Palestine

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:14:00 EDT

The Palestine Police Department rescued four dogs Friday who were living in uninhabitable conditions.

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Missing Palestine woman found dead in Houston County

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:47:00 EDT

Palestine Police Department officials said they have found the body of a missing Palestine woman. 

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Batman makes appearance in East Texas adoption court

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:57:00 EDT

Batman made an appearance to support adoptive families in Tyler on Friday. 

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The Texas Shakespeare Fest: Where do they get those costumes?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:35:00 EDT

Prithee, where do they find such fine adornments for the Texas Shakespeare Festival plays? They make them themselves.  

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Freddie Mae's: Serving soul food with a side of heart

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:12:00 EDT

"For good soul food,'s more of a tradition thing, where we put the heart and soul into it," said Fred Ross of Freddie Mae's Soul Food in Tyler.

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Athens HS replacing stadium turf following lead contamination

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:54:00 EDT

Bruce Field at Athens High School is getting a $383,000 upgrade after a house fire carried debris contaminated with lead onto the field. 

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3rd suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Houston infant

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:41:00 EDT

A third suspect has been arrested and awaits charge in the fatal shooting of a 10-month-old boy killed in his father's arms.

Widow of police officer killed in sniper attack sues charity

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:17:00 EDT

The widow of a Dallas police officer shot and killed in the July 7 sniper attack that left five officers dead is suing the police relief charity that has collected millions of dollars in donations since the attack.

Texas woman disappears at Sunset Falls; searches fruitless

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:46:00 EDT

Authorities say a 25-year-old Texas woman disappeared northeast of Seattle at Sunset Falls Tuesday night.

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Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT

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Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:37:00 EDT

By The Associated Press The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association has endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger...

Perjury case dropped against ex-trooper in Sandra Bland case

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:13:00 EDT

A misdemeanor perjury charge has been dismissed against a fired Texas state trooper in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.

Questions and answers about officers who enforce travel ban

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:09:00 EDT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump's revised travel ban into effect.

Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:01:00 EDT

Dozens of Coloradans are accused of running a marijuana trafficking ring in which they pretended to be growing weed for sick people but illegally shipped the drug out of state.

Ex-financial adviser gets 4 years for defrauding Tim Duncan

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:57:00 EDT

An ex-financial adviser to retired San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for defrauding the former NBA star of millions of dollars.

Mexican cartel leader, 34, gets 7 life terms in US prison

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:41:00 EDT

Prosecutors in Texas say an assassin and gun runner for Mexico's violent Zetas drug cartel must serve seven consecutive life terms in a U.S. prison.