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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:23am

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Local bands hitting high notes at competitions

John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high school orchestras are coming into the new school year loud and clear. With successful spring seasons, they're back again to win this spring.

Bow season has hunters aiming for the weekend

Bow season begins Saturday morning. The Smith County Game Wardens are preparing for an excellent hunting season.

U.S.E.A. Championship begins at Texas Rose Horse Park

"We have Olympians here, we have an advanced gold medalist here..." said Diane Pitts, President of the United States Eventing Association.
Authorities identify woman killed in ETX wreck

Authorities identify woman killed in ETX wreck

Authorities have identified the person killed in Thursday morning's wreck near Joaquin.

Gun sales down across Texas

The number of Texans seeking federal permission to purchase firearms is down this year. The owner of Cash Capital Pawn in Longview says despite the 18% drop, business at his shop is still thriving.
Texarkana police searching for escaped inmate

Texarkana police searching for escaped inmate

The Texarkana Police Department is searching for an inmate who escaped custody while working outside of the jail.
Smith Co. Sheriff's Office arrests alleged restaurant thief

Smith Co. Sheriff's Office arrests alleged restaurant thief

An East Texas man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a fast food restaurant that occurred last week.
Tyler native serving aboard USS John S. McCain

Tyler native serving aboard USS John S. McCain

 2005 Robert E. Lee High School graduate and Tyler, Texas native is serving aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), living and working at a Navy base in Japan.
E. Texas boy, 13, hit by SUV while riding bike

E. Texas boy, 13, hit by SUV while riding bike

A 13-year-old boy was flown to Children's Medical Center in Dallas after he was hit by an SUV while riding his bike.

Cheap Shots: Who Dat?

Phil, Reagan and Garrett discuss the upcoming Cowboys-Saints game, and talk about what went wrong when Houston played New York....and then dance to The Harlem Shake.

Up close with the iPhone 6 & the iPhone 6 plus

Keith Ables with AT&T stopped by KETK to chat about the release of the latest Apple devices.
'Festival of Fear' at Liberty Hall

'Festival of Fear' at Liberty Hall

October is scary movie month at the City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall, with a “Festival of Fear” leading all the way up to Halloween night.

'Big Red' stops by KETK

Gayle Helms, the Director of Pets Fur People, stopped by KETK and she brought along 'Big Red.' For more information about this pooch go to petsfurpeople.org
Memorial fund created for Gladewater student killed in crash

Memorial fund created for Gladewater student killed in crash

Following Wednesday's tragic accident that took the life of 18-year-old Gladewater student Nikalas (Nik) Wisinger, the community has banded together to create a memorial fund in his honor.
East Texas woman severely injured in accidental shooting

East Texas woman severely injured in accidental shooting

One person was severely injured in an alleged accidental shooting in Harrison County on Thursday morning.