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New Black Panthers protest handling of Alfred Wright death investigation

New Black Panthers protest handling of Alfred Wright death investigation

Protesters with The New Black Panther Party and the family of Alfred Wright held a demonstration in Jasper Monday.
Smith Co. officials seeking 2 men wanted for credit card abuse, theft

Smith Co. officials seeking 2 men wanted for credit card abuse, theft

Two East Texas men are wanted in connection with credit card abuse and theft in Smith County.
Man sentenced to 30 years for multiple crimes in ETX

Man sentenced to 30 years for multiple crimes in ETX

A Eustace man was sentenced to 30 years in the state penitentiary on Monday by Judge Carter Tarrance of the 392nd Judicial District Court.

East Texans prepare to compete in Las Vegas pool tournament

At the end of the April, 19 East Texans will be heading to Las Vegas to compete in the American Poolplayers Association 'National Singles Championships'. The winner will take home $250,000.

Arp student turns his imagination into a book

A student Tristen Evans,16, of Arp, turned his imagination into a book and now that book is on store shelves. We got the opportunity to speak to the young author on Monday about his accomplishment.

EXCLUSIVE: Church of Wells members injured following physical fight during community parade

Two 'Church of Wells' members, Sean Morris (Elder of the church) and Taylor Clifton, were reportedly injured following a physical altercation Saturday afternoon during the Wells homecoming parade, an annual community event. 
Smith County road closed following storms

Smith County road closed following storms

Smith County Road 138 sustained severe damage during torrential rains on Sunday, April 6. The Smith County Road and Bridge Department is currently working to replace a culvert and a missing section of road.
ETX man killed in early morning wreck near Lake Cherokee

ETX man killed in early morning wreck near Lake Cherokee

One man was killed in a one vehicle wreck early Sunday morning. Rusk Co. DPS officers say the accident happened around 3:00 a.m. on FM 782 near Lake Cherokee.
ETX roads closed due to flooding

ETX roads closed due to flooding

Reports of roads being closed due to flooding are already starting to come in.
Weather Talk: Heavy rain on Sunday

Weather Talk: Heavy rain on Sunday

Sunday 11:15AM Update All of East Texas (except Hopkins county) is under a Severe T-Storm Watch until 2PM Today. Storms will remain strong to severe for much of the day.
Car crashes through Tyler building

Car crashes through Tyler building

A Tyler store had to close early Saturday night after a car crashed through the side of the building. The accident happened around 7:15 at the Payless shoe store in the 1100 block of East 5th St.

Campbell thinks Texans may have concerns about Manziel

Heisman winner, NFl hall of famer and John Tyler Lion Earl Campbell was in Tyler Saturday morning. The living legend was signing autographs at the Super One on Troup Hwy.
SFA's Underwood Wins 2014 Joe B. Hall Award

SFA's Underwood Wins 2014 Joe B. Hall Award

Stephen F. Austin head men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood was named the recipient of the 2014 Joe B. Hall award, given to the nation’s top first-year coach, at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in Dallas.
ETX man charged with double murder gets life in prison

ETX man charged with double murder gets life in prison

A Van Zandt County man accused of a 2012 double murder pled guilty to those charges Thursday.
COMING HOME: Former Gladewater star athlete named Bears' offensive coordinator

COMING HOME: Former Gladewater star athlete named Bears' offensive coordinator

There's no place like home and that's exactly how former Gladewater High School star athlete Johnny Louvier feels. Louvier has been named the Bears' offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.