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Laneville basketball: A family tradition

The East Texas area will be well represented in Austin this week at the UIL State basketball tournament.

Faux 'paw' therapy dog certifications causing problems

Therapy dogs create a unique healing solution for those seeking comfort. However, across the nation there is a growing concern about people abusing the system and using false identification cards.
Weather Talk: Showers and brief wintry mix tonight

Weather Talk: Showers and brief wintry mix tonight

We have another disturbance that will be moving through our area this evening and tonight. Showers are possible as well as some wet snow.
UPDATE: Smith Co. deputy injured in accident to be released from hospital

UPDATE: Smith Co. deputy injured in accident to be released from hospital

A Smith County Deputy was taken to a local hospital after being involved in a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday morning near Lake Palestine.
Victim being flown to Dallas hospital after suffering burns in Smith Co. fire

Victim being flown to Dallas hospital after suffering burns in Smith Co. fire

A Smith County man is being flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after suffering severe burns in an early morning fire.
HWY 155 South cleared after early morning wreck

HWY 155 South cleared after early morning wreck

Smith County Department of Public Safety has cleared the scene of an accident on a bridge on Highway 155 South.

Officials warn of drug trends

A warning  for parents as East Texas officials see two drug trends on the rise among teens. 
Power outages persist in ETX

Power outages persist in ETX

Sunday's Ice storm has left many East Texans without power two days after its arrival. As of this morning, more than 8,000 in Upshur County alone were in the dark.
Benefit set for Lindale fireman who is now in stable condition

Benefit set for Lindale fireman who is now in stable condition

Lindale Firefighter Joe Yeakley has made many improvements, and is now in stable condition in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
ETX Wal-Mart hatchet slinger indicted on multiple counts of aggravated assault

ETX Wal-Mart hatchet slinger indicted on multiple counts of aggravated assault

A Harrison County Jury has indicted a man on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a December 2013 incident.
ETX woman dies in early morning LA crash

ETX woman dies in early morning LA crash

An East Texas woman died this morning in an early morning crash on Highway 2, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

East Texas hotels open lobbies to stranded travelers

When the storm rolled through East Texas Sunday afternoon, people poured off Interstate 20 in Lindale, finding their ways to places, such as the Hampton Inn.
MISSING PERSON: 53-year-old man last seen in late February

MISSING PERSON: 53-year-old man last seen in late February

The public is being asked to help find a man who has been missing since late February. 
LIST: Icy weather leads to Tuesday delays, cancellations

LIST: Icy weather leads to Tuesday delays, cancellations

East Texas schools and businesses are delaying or canceling classes due to winter weather hitting the area.  Reported delays and cancellations are as follows:
Power outages remain late into Monday afternoon

Power outages remain late into Monday afternoon

Emergency crews continue to work dilegently throughout East Texas Monday afternoon following a reported 35,000 power outages.