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Tyler Taco Bell shooting suspect turns himself in

Tyler Taco Bell shooting suspect turns himself in

Tyler police say the man they believe shot at a Taco Bell restaurant Wednesday night has turned himself in. Police say Guillermo Flores Jr., turned himself in to police late Friday afternoon.
East Texas man feels 'let down' by the V.A.

East Texas man feels 'let down' by the V.A.

One East Texas veteran is doing his best not to become another V.A. waiting list casualty. Dan Roberson says, like many other veterans, he feels failed by the system that was supposed to protect him.
Smith Co. homeowner shoots burglar in rear, sheriff says

Smith Co. homeowner shoots burglar in rear, sheriff says

A Smith County burglar learned the hard way that East Texans could be packing heat if you try to break into their home.
Cherokee Co. homeowner catches thieves stealing from garage

Cherokee Co. homeowner catches thieves stealing from garage

Two thieves were caught in the act of stealing from a Cherokee County resident's garage Wednesday afternoon.
DA on 1997 sexual assault victim: 'She finally got the justice she deserves'

DA on 1997 sexual assault victim: 'She finally got the justice she deserves'

A victim is finally getting the justice she deserves after she was sexually abused 17 years ago.
Smith Co. bridge to receive repairs

Smith Co. bridge to receive repairs

A portion of County Road 411, also known as Mack Thompson Road will close for repair starting June 16, 2014. The temporary closure for bridge repair will last approximately three weeks.
Smith Co. deputies investigating scene after gunshot victim found

Smith Co. deputies investigating scene after gunshot victim found

Sheriff's Deputies are investigating after finding a man shot in Smith County. Authorities tell KETK, the man was found in the 14000 block of Highway 271.

Rusk County rails positioned to entice new area business

There are more than one hundred tanker cars currently sitting on Rusk County train tracks, and right now, plans are in the works, to turn these tankers into county revenue.

Lindsey Park fireworks display canceled; Tyler Jaycees organization disbanded

The annual 4th of July fireworks show at Lindsey park could be a thing of the past, because the Tyler Jaycees organization has disbanded.

East Texan connects with heritage through dancing

Irish dancing runs in the veins of Lindale Junior High Student Elizabeth Tagg. "If you haven't danced, then you haven't lived," said Elizabeth.
SMITH CO. SHERIFF: 2 sought in connection with home burglaries

SMITH CO. SHERIFF: 2 sought in connection with home burglaries

Two men are being sought by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

2 A&M-Commerce athletes killed, 2 injured in late night car crash

Two members of the Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball team were killed and two were injured in a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon on Loop 286 in Paris while en route to

Texas American Legion State Commander gives thoughts on Veterans' Affairs

Texas American Legion State Commander Jim Fleming drove in from the Dallas area to speak with KETK Wednesday afternoon.
Lindale police searching for woman who forged check at Walmart

Lindale police searching for woman who forged check at Walmart

The Lindale Police needs your help. The woman in the pictures is being sought for forging a check at the Lindale WalMart. The vehicle she was seen leaving in was a silver two-door Pontiac Sunfire.
Tyler Jaycees to disband, due to lack of funding

Tyler Jaycees to disband, due to lack of funding

Several big events in Tyler could be no more, due to lack of funding.