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Firefighters helping children with autism fight through fear

The H.U.G program was created by firefighters to educate children on what to do during a house fire.
Family loses house and pet after fire sparks in Troup

Family loses house and pet after fire sparks in Troup

 A Troup couple lost not only their home, but also their pet Friday afternoon, after their house erupted into flames. The fire started at a home in the 300 block of Joy St. in Troup.

Turkey trot kicks off Thanksgiving in Tyler

 A flock of little turkeys kicked off the 12th annual 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday morning in Tyler. The 5K race started back in 2003, with only 50 registered runners.
Thanksgiving/Black Friday forecast

Thanksgiving/Black Friday forecast

On this Thanksgiving holiday, we have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for you, the viewers, who take time to read the weather blog and I hope you find it insightful in planning any events you may have.

Joe Yeakley receives a hero's welcome home to Lindale

 Thanksgiving is a day we set aside to spend time with those we love most, and on Wednesday, Joe Yeakley, after 10 months of recovery, got to return home to Lindale, to see his extended family lining the streets, and riding alongside him i

Advice for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you get a chance to spend it the way you want to . Even if you don't, we all need to reflect and think about the things for which we are grateful. There are many.
Body wrapped in tarp, set on fire in Liberty County

Body wrapped in tarp, set on fire in Liberty County

Authorities in Liberty County are investigating a body found wrapped in a tarp and set on fire off a private road.

Holiday shopping, prime time for crime

 Thanksgiving weekend kicks off retail's most competitive season. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 140-million people across the country will head out to shop. This is up from 92- million that shopped last year.

ETMC Gilmer ending ambulance services March 1

 The East Texas Medical Center Gilmer announced they will begin to phase out inpatient care. First by closing its hospital, followed by the emergency room and physicians clinic.

Handshake a thing of the past? Fear of germs or just a new trend?

 It’s that time of the year where everyone has germs on their mind and with tons of family coming in for the holidays no one wants to get sick.

Apartment fire relocates residents one day before Thanksgiving

At least six fire trucks were on this scene around 7:30 Wednesday morning when flames broke out at the Pine Knoll Apartment complex.

Turkey Trot 2014: run now, pie later

 Thanksgiving day, also known as a day with an excuse to eat as many calories as you possibly can, but some east Texans are putting the turkey aside to trot for local charities, Meals on Wheels and Refuge of Light.
Sheriff: Man charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a child

Sheriff: Man charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a child

East Texas deputies took a man into custody for the alleged sexual assault of a child.
Cause undetermined in Winona school fire

Cause undetermined in Winona school fire

The Smith County Fire Marshal announced today that after extensive review of the Old Winona School fire case, no exact cause of the fire could be determined.