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98-year-old WWII veteran shares his story about New London explosion

The 77th anniversary of the New London explosion passed, but the stories live on forever.
Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Families in Tyler will soon get the chance to participate in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's outreach to urban areas, a program which will be the first of its kind in East Texas.
Health care industry contributes billions of dollars to East Texas economy

Health care industry contributes billions of dollars to East Texas economy

The Texas economy is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the United States. Here in East Texas, the medical sector is a major contributor.
Should soldiers be allowed to carry concealed handguns on base?

Should soldiers be allowed to carry concealed handguns on base?

The issue of guns off the battlefield for our U.S. military service men and woman has been debated before. In the past five years two separate mass shootings at Ft. Hood have claimed the lives of 17 people.
ETX man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing stolen gun

ETX man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing stolen gun

A 29-year-old Dike, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Needles found on ETX preschool playground

Needles found on ETX preschool playground

A Hallsville ISD family and the district are at odds about whether a 4-year-old boy was stabbed by a needle he found on the district’s Pre-K playground.
Suspect in Harrison Co. murder arrested in Louisiana

Suspect in Harrison Co. murder arrested in Louisiana

The suspect in a Harrison County murder has been arrested in Louisiana. Corey Johnson of Jefferson, Texas was taken into custody by U.S. Marshall’s in Tallulah around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th.

First grape distilled vodka in Texas now available to the public

The Distillery at Kiepersol opens its tasting room and releases its first product, Dirk’s Vodka, this week in Tyler, Texas. The focus will be on both the vodka and the Kiepersol heritage from which it has grown.  

Weather Talk: Tornadoes

Today we are talking about tornadoes. A tornado is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the surface.

SCAM ALERT: 'Windows' support phone scam targeting East Texans

A phone scam targeting East Texans is on the rise. The scam artists are calling mobile or land lines claiming to be from the computer company Microsoft.

Heartbleed bug creates biggest security scare in internet history

The padlock symbol next to the website URL has been the sign of a secure website connection for the last 20 years.
Authorities searching for alleged armed robbers who tied up ETX couple, stole truck

Authorities searching for alleged armed robbers who tied up ETX couple, stole truck

Officials are searching for two or three people who reportedly tied up an East Texas couple while they stole their belongings.
40 illegal alien criminals arrested by ICE in East Texas

40 illegal alien criminals arrested by ICE in East Texas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 40 convicted criminal aliens during a three-day operation which concluded Saturday.
Local police dispatcher killed in 1-vehicle wreck

Local police dispatcher killed in 1-vehicle wreck

A Jacksonville Police dispatcher was killed in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.
E-cig usage banned inside Smith Co. buildings, will follow same protocol as traditional smokers

E-cig usage banned inside Smith Co. buildings, will follow same protocol as traditional smokers

Electronic cigarettes and other vaping products will now be covered under Smith County's smoking ordinance and will not be allowed inside Smith County buildings nor within 50 feet of the county property entrances.