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Tyler ISD board meeting draws speakers from both sides of name change argument

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:26:00 EDT

Monday night, the Tyler ISD board offered its usual public comment section to people wishing to express a viewpoint. The section, which is normally restricted to 30 minutes, ran for over 90 minutes.


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Red Zone Rundown: Fall camp critical for Henderson as it tries to replace a lot of talent

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:14:00 EDT

Fall camp is a critical for every high school football program in East Texas, but when you only have one returning starter on offense, preseason practices become a little important. Featured on Monday night's Red Zone rundown, Henderson has a lot of talent to replace and knows capturing a third double-digit win season since 2014 won't be easy.


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Tylerites shared differing views regarding possible school name change at school board meeting

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:44:00 EDT

Tonight, the Tyler ISD board meeting will commence and per policy, allow 30 minutes of their meeting for comments from the public. 


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East Texans remember 1979 eclipse while watching today

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:37:00 EDT

For children all over the country viewing their first solar eclipse was an exciting moment but, those who have seen an eclipse before found today to be a moment of reflection.


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1,000 see eclipse from Tyler Junior College

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:55:00 EDT

Tyler Junior College was the place to be for Monday's solar eclipse.


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Child care-flighted to Dallas burn unit following kitchen accident

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:01:00 EDT

A child has been burned after an incident in the home's kitchen, police say. 


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18-month-old recovering after near-drowning

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:59:00 EDT

A child is recovering after Monday afternoon near-drowning, north of Flint.


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Several arrested for massive drug shipping operation in Smith County

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:45:00 EDT

Several people have been arrested and face charges in Smith County for a massive shipping operation involving the distribution of marijuana from California to Tyler, Texas. 


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Longview police seeking 4 men in Family Dollar robbery

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:19:00 EDT

Longview Police say they hope the public can help locate the men who broke into a dollar store on August 13. 


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Two suspects indicted in East Texas card skimming ring

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:13:00 EDT

Two suspects in an East Texas card skimming ring have been indicted.


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Did you miss the solar eclipse? Watch it here

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:30:00 EDT

Today the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly 40 years will hit the country. 


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Pedestrian taken to Tyler hospital after being struck by vehicle

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:27:00 EDT

Tyler police are responding to wreck involving a pedestrian. 


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DPS identifies suspect in fatal Interstate 20 standoff

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:44:00 EDT

From the Texas Department of Public Safety TYLER - On Saturday, August 19, at approximately 6:30 PM, Troopers responded to call for a welfare check on the driver of a 2016 Cadillac Escalade driven by Reginal Bussle, 36, from Grand Prairie.  Earlier in the day, the Grand Prairie Police Department had taken a call regarding a domestic dispute where the suspect had left the scene and was threatening to harm himself.  The police department contacted OnStar to track the vehicle ...


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Smith County approves $39.5 million bond election for road and bridge reconstruction

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:05:00 EDT

The Smith County Commissioners Court voted today and approved the first phase of the Smith County Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project.  


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Motorcyclist killed in Van Zandt County wreck

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:41:00 EDT

On August 20, 2017 at approximately 5:37 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on FM-17 in Van Zandt County, four miles northeast of the city of Grand Saline.  


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Missing boater reunited with family after Panola County search

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:59:00 EDT

A missing boater was reunited with his family Sunday morning after a daylong search on the Sabine River. 


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Longview police: Owner fights off burglary suspect

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:02:00 EDT

One person was arrested Sunday in Longview for burglary. 


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Two people arrested in Tyler for prostitution

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:45:00 EDT

Joel Lee Gilbert, 65, of Brownsboro was arrested Friday on a prostitution charge.


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Wanted felon arrested on several charges in Henderson Co.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:35:00 EDT

Henderson County deputies arrested a wanted felon at a gas station early Sunday morning. 


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Chase suspect commits suicide in standoff

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:15:00 EDT

A chase suspect, who led law enforcement on a high speed attempted escape through six counties, killed himself rather than surrender.


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East Texas pastor gives voice to another pastor with form of ALS

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:08:00 EDT

With the help on special hardware and software, Dyess painstakingly wrote and edited a sermon for six months. He gave the words to his pastor, Perry Crisp. Then Crisp delivered the sermon for Dyess on Sunday.


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Mahomes throws two touchdown passes in Chiefs second preseason game

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:23:00 EDT

Just like the Lufkin All-Stars, East Texan Patrick Mahomes is showing the entire country his potential to one day be a franchise quarterback. The 2017 tenth overall pick got some time with the starters in the Chiefs game Saturday night against the Bengals.


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A toad ate the sun: Man's bizarre eclipse beliefs through the ages

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:12:00 EDT

In ancient times, people had very interesting ideas why eclipses happened, and it didn't have anything to do with the moon.


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Longview woman turns 100

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:48:00 EDT

A Saturday milestone for a little East Texas lady who is celebrating a century of life.


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Suspect in I-20 standoff dead; interstate traffic reopened

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:07:00 EDT

Gregg County officials confirm the suspect in the I-20 standoff Saturday has died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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Police: Mt. Pleasant woman killed in shooting crossfire

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:44:00 EDT

One woman dead after gunfire following Mount Pleasant parties.Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. 


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Police release name of DWI suspect who crashed into Nacogdoches home

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:07:00 EDT

The name of the man accused of driving drunk and plowing into a Nacogdoches home has been released by authorities.


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Vigil held for Sheriya Grant, community asking for answers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:42:00 EDT

It has been nearly a year since an East Texas woman, who was 8 months pregnant at the time, vanished under mysterious circumstances. 


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Van ISD reopens elementary school destroyed in 2015 tornado

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:59:00 EDT

An East Texas school has been reopened just in time for the new school year. 


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Upshur girl tames wild mustang

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:49:00 EDT

A little East Texas girl has taken the challenge of turning a wild mustang into a show horse.


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Miracle League Mud Run in Longview

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:55:00 EDT

Mud pits and grueling obstacle courses were part of a morning run to help in the building of a special park in East Texas.


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3 people hospitalized after boating accident on Cedar Creek Lake

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:05:00 EDT

Three people have been hospitalized after a boating accident on Cedar Creek Lake. 


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John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:14:00 EDT

The John Tyler Lions always seem to look sharp in their uniforms. But thanks to East Texas lawyer Keith Miller, the Lions will look better and play safer. Helmets that advertise lowering the impact of hits, and possibly reduce the amount of concussions, come with a hefty price-tag. Miller's donation of 7,500 dollars, will go to help the lions cover that cost. "Keith Miller's been a big sponsor of John Tyler High School football program for years now.  I know it's...


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Red Zone Rundown: Kilgore looks to a pair of Bulldogs speed to up offense

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:08:00 EDT

The last time we talked about the Kilgore Bulldogs, quarterback Buddy Jackson and wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd were apart of the 800-meter relay team that won gold at the 2017 state track meet. But today they are back in the pads, and looking to turn their speed into touchdowns.  Competing in District 9-4A, Kilgore has always had a strong run game that helped them become the 2016 District Champs. However, in order to surpass their opponents this season, including Carthag...


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Arp ISD takes extra precautions after high levels of asbestos reported in city's water

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:05:00 EDT

Holding up a sample of water collected from a sink at the Arp Junior High school, the district’s superintendent says “it looks like lake water.” 


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AMBER ALERT: Midland County sheriff searching for 4 year old in grave danger, with adult male

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:05:00 EDT

The Midland County Sheriff's office is searching for Caleb Andrew Tondre, white, male, 4 years old, 06/3/13, 3 ft, 45 lbs., reddish blonde hair, hazel eyes, and last seen wearing a lime green GAP shirt, khaki pants, and red Jordan shoes. 


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Family to observe anniversary of Sheryia Grant disappearance Saturday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:43:00 EDT

Nearly a year has passed now since an East Texas woman, who was 8 months pregnant at the time, vanished under mysterious circumstances.


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Three arrested in burglary case in Smith County

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:41:00 EDT

At approximately 2:30 this morning, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to an alarm call in the 13000 block of Hwy 110 S at Tractor Supply. 


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Large turnout expected at Tyler ISD board meeting following petition to change school's name

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:45:00 EDT

The name of a Tyler high school has sparked controversy among parents and concerned citizens. 


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Wife no-billed in shooting of Smith County constable wants records expunged

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:41:00 EDT

The wife of a Smith County constable charged with shooting him and their 5-year-old granddaughter is seeking to have records of her arrest removed from public record after being no-billed in the case. 


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Convicted murderer, 1 other captured after two-hour long manhunt in Henderson County

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:43:00 EDT

An East Texas man convicted of murder in Louisiana has been arrested.


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Smith County road washed out after heavy rains Thursday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:13:00 EDT

Heavy rains Thursday shut down a portion of one Smith County road. 


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Kilgore's Quiet Zone is just around the bend

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:24:00 EDT

Downtown Kilgore will soon become a little less noisy.


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With Supreme Court appeal, Texas lawmakers want to keep congressional map intact

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:21:00 EDT

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is appealing a redistricting ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court and trying to keep the boundaries intact for the 2018 elections, according to his filings to a panel of three judges in San Antonio. 


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NTSB releases preliminary report from Bullard plane crash

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:19:00 EDT

A preliminary crash report has revealed more information about a plane crash in Cherokee County that injured two people.


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AAA says you should avoid driving during the eclipse, here's why

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT

We're on the cusp of a coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the U.S., and AAA is issuing a warning ahead of the much-touted event - don't drive. 


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East Texan arrested for possession of child porn

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:46:00 EDT

An East Texas man who is accused of possession of child pornography is in Smith County Jail on multiple charges.


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Red Zone Rundown: Bullard has pieces to prove preseason predictions wrong

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:16:00 EDT

Once again, we are giving you two Red Zone rundowns for the price of one. Just like in Lindale, the Bullard players are learning a new head coach during fall camp. East Texas native Scott Callaway is now in charge of the Panthers program.


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Red Zone Rundown: Lindale has a unique, but fun situation within the coaching staff

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:09:00 EDT

With the smallest enrollment in District 17-5A, and really across the entire classification, Lindale could use that as an excuse for a sub-par season. But under defensive coordinator, turned head coach Chris Cochran, that won't be the case.


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Dozens of East Texans gather in small rally for peace

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:24:00 EDT

 "A lot of people thought tonight was about peaceful protesters countering something," event speaker DG Montalvo said. "But it wasn't. It was about getting together and encouraging each other without ideology."


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Veteran's new home receives notes of encouragement on frame

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:06:00 EDT

East Texans penned notes of thanks on what will become the home of the Andrews family. The notes will be covered with dry wall and sheet rock, but remain beneath as welcome reminders.


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Experts say imported produce likely cause of cyclospora outbreak

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:34:00 EDT

Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause severe prolonged symptoms, is making its way around East Texas. 


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Hate group spreading propaganda in Gladewater

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:43:00 EDT

An East Texas community is once again dealing with the promotion of 'hate-oriented' publications. 


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Parents, citizens to request renaming Robert E. Lee High School in school board meeting

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:42:00 EDT

A group of parents and citizens are calling for the renaming of one East Texas high school. 


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Non-profit nursery purchases former Tyler ISD elementary school

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:40:00 EDT

The North Tyler Developmental Academy is set to make a former Tyler ISD elementary school its permanent home. 


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Tyler man may have a monopoly on Monopoly

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:21:00 EDT

These days many people are getting rid of their board games, but there is one East Texas man who just can’t get enough of one particular game.


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Kilgore man arrested for fraud, drug charges

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:07:00 EDT

A traffic stop turned into a drug bust in Gregg County.


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Trey Hattaway announces candidacy for Gregg County district clerk

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:29:00 EDT

At a special press conference, Trey Hattaway of Kilgore, Texas, announced his candidacy for the office of Gregg County District Clerk in the upcoming 2018 March Primary. 


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A special meeting on Smith County road plan to be held Monday

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:22:00 EDT

From Smith County Commissioners Court: The Smith County Commissioners Court held two public meetings Tuesday on the Smith County Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project, and have called a special meeting for Monday. During three meetings in the last two weeks, the Commissioners Court has discussed and made changes to the first working draft of a proposed, comprehensive road plan and have discussed the possibility of calling a bond election to pay for county road improvements...


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Rusk County jury sentences man to 20 years in prison for murder

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:12:00 EDT

A man who was convicted of murder has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.


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Wreck blocking southbound lanes of Eastman Road at Birdsong in Longview

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:00 EDT

Emergency crews are on the scene of a two-vehicle wreck in Longview. 


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Video shows high-speed pursuit in Smith County

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:47:00 EDT

A driver who almost collided with a vehicle during a high-speed chase involving deputies and a suspect has now released video of the incident.



Officials release images of suspects in Diana bank robbery

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:18:00 EDT

Officials have released photos of suspects in a Diana bank robbery. 


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DPS responding multiple wrecks on I-20 West near Tyler, one lane reopened

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:49:00 EDT

Crews are responding to multiple wrecks on Interstate 20 West near Tyler, and at least one lane is blocked at this time.


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Tyler peace rally planned after Charlottesville attack

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:36:00 EDT

A rally is planned Thursday in Tyler to encourage peace.


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Motorcyclist hospitalized after struck by car in Longview

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:53:00 EDT

Longview police say a motorcyclist was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday evening. 


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Red Zone Rundown: Jacksonville looking to take next step as a program

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:10:00 EDT

You want two Red Zone rundowns on Wednesday night, well here we go and let's stay in District 17-5A for the next preview. No one gave them a real chance, but Jacksonville crashed the postseason party last year by defeating Nacogdoches in the final week of the regular season. The Indians failed to earn their first playoff win since 2004, but a three-year playoff drought was snapped.


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Red Zone Rundown: Whitehouse knows offense must be more consistent to win district title

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:58:00 EDT

According to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, Whitehouse will finish second in 17-5A this coming season. We'll see how it all shakes out, but the good news is, the Wildcats appear to be district title contenders once again. Since winning 12 games in 2013, head coach Adam Cook and company have racked up a total of 13 victories the past three seasons.


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Taking a photo of the eclipse? Be careful

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:54:00 EDT

The solar eclipse is just days away, and while many people will be watching, they might also pull out their smart phones to capture the moment. The question is, is that safe?


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Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:58:00 EDT

Here are this week's opportunities to serve your neighbors here in East Texas: 


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City of Palestine introduces new police chief, Andy Harvey

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:21:00 EDT

Harvey has 21 years of police experience and served 21 years in the military.


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TJC holds active-shooter drill to train emergency responders

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:32:00 EDT

The drill simulated a deadly personal argument. Officers played out what would happen if someone was shot after a personal argument and the shooter hid out in the building.


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What you need to know about solar eclipse sunglasses

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:21:00 EDT

Eye doctors across the country are warning about the possible permanent damage viewers of the eclipse may experience if they're not wearing the appropriate eye wear.


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Traffic stop leads to chase of convicted felon in Longview

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:15:00 EDT

What appeared to be a routine traffic stop by East Texas police turns into a foot chase of a convicted felon.


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One person taken to hospital in Longview shooting

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:56:00 EDT

Longview Police are en route to the scene of a possible shooting. 


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Stolen family heirloom recovered at East Texas antique shop

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:23:00 EDT

The empty space on Randy Pool's porch was once reserved for a piece of his family's history. 


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Pilot of crashed plane in Panola County made 911 call himself

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:33:00 EDT

We got a copy of the 911 recording and spoke with the dispatcher who sent emergency responders to a remote area to find a downed pilot.


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Smith County Commissioners consider two phases for road proposal

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:33:00 EDT

Commissioners discussed splitting the plan into two phases.


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TEA releases accountability ratings

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:33:00 EDT

The Texas Education Agency released the accountability ratings for schools across the state. 


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Sentencing date set for Smith County Constable guilty of failing to pay federal income tax

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:35:00 EDT

A sentencing date has been set for a Smith County Constable who pled guilty in May to federal tax violations. 


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Smith County teen indicted on charge of injury to an elderly person

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:08:00 EDT

A Smith County teenager has been indicted on a charge of injury to an elderly or disabled individual causing bodily injury.


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Tyler man indicted on aggravated kidnapping charge

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT

An East Texas man has been indicted on an aggravated kidnapping charge. 


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Titus County officials investigating theft of trailer

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:44:00 EDT

The Titus County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a theft of a trailer. 


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Suspect in theft, burglaries sought in Henderson County

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:28:00 EDT

Henderson County Crimestoppers is offering a reward for a man suspected in a series of burglaries. 


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One year later: Family, friends plan event remembering Sheryia Grant, unborn child

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:00 EDT

The family of a pregnant Kilgore woman who went missing a year ago is planning a memorial service on the anniversary of her disappearance. 


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Man sentenced to 99 years for evading arrest with vehicle in Wood County

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:37:00 EDT

A man arrested for using his vehicle as a deadly weapon has been sentenced to 99 years in prison. 


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East Texas students' science project arrives at International Space Station

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:52:00 EDT

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station, delivering an East Texas school's science experiment to the astronauts aboard.


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Wreck slows I-20 eastbound near Hwy 42

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:04:00 EDT

A truck crash is slowing traffic on the interstate in Gregg County Wednesday morning.


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State Fair of Texas reveals 2017 'Big Tex Choice Awards' food finalists

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:46:00 EDT

From Deep Fried Froot Loops to a funnel cake bacon queso burger, 10 culinary creations will take center stage at the State Fair of Texas this year.


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Former John Tyler & SFA wide receiver Justice Liggins signs with Colts

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:11:00 EDT

 Former Stephen F. Austin wide receiver and current NFL free agent Justice Liggins (Tyler, Texas) has been signed by the Indianapolis Colts, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.


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Four East Texans appear on Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:06:00 EDT

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the annual East Texas Kick Off Luncheon. This year's Watch List includes: -45 players from all 10 conferences..


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Red Zone Rundown: Lufkin looks to get past first round playoff hurdle

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:59:00 EDT

Like Longview, Lufkin is always talented. Before the Panthers begin District 12-6A action, they'll play a loaded East Texas schedule featuring the Lobos in week 1, followed by Nacogdoches and John Tyler. Normally a 7 and 4 campaign would be considered a success, but not in Panther nation. In fact, despite making the playoffs every year, Lufkin hasn't advanced past the first round since 2012.


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Red Zone Rundown: Longview quarterback battle not yet decided

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:51:00 EDT

Our Red Zone Rundown continues with the other two Class 6A programs in East Texas. In District 11-6A with John Tyler and Tyler Lee, who we featured Monday night, Longview figures to challenge for the league title in 2017. In fact, the Lobos and Lions shared the district championship a year ago. It's no secret, Longview is used to winning and it does so by running the football and playing sound defense.


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Former teacher pushing to create 'Sam's Law' to make seizure education mandatory

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:46:00 EDT

A former East Texas teacher is trying to introduce legislation that would require Texas schools to add seizure education to their curriculum.


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US Senate candidate makes several East Texas stops

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:54:00 EDT

El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke made several stops in East Texas Tuesday as part of his chase for the Democratic ticket in the 2018 U.S. Senate race.


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18 dispatch centers leaving the state umbrella, creating their own district

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:26:00 EDT

Eighteen East Texas emergency dispatch centers have started the process to leave the state administrated program and create their own independent district.


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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott appeals 6-game suspension

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:03:00 EDT

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed a six-game suspension from the National Football League. 


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Several cases of Cyclospora parasite reported in East Texas

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:57:00 EDT

The Texas Health and Human Services is reporting 5 cases of Cyclospora in East Texas.  


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Family of Hallsville ISD coach says they will 'battle on' after mistrial, feel confident of acquittal

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:21:00 EDT

Mistrial declared in case of former Hallsville ISD coach Dean McDaniel. 


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Police: Sexually-oriented items stolen during adult store, game room burglaries

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:50:00 EDT

An adult store and a game room were burglarized in Coffee City and police are searching for suspects.


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