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Traffic Alert: Train derailment on Hwy 149 in Longview blocking traffic

Traffic Alert: Train derailment on Hwy 149 in Longview blocking traffic

 Traffic is beginning to back up in Longview after several train cars derailed. Longview Police say three trains cars were derailed at Estes Pkwy (Hwy 149) near Walmart between Longview and Lakeport.
Puppies use paws to paint for SPCA of East Texas

Puppies use paws to paint for SPCA of East Texas

It's a work of art you'll have to see for yourself. Saturday the SPCA of East Texas recruited adopted puppies to dip their paws in paint and let out their inner Picasso. 
Crews on scene of van fire in Angelina County

Crews on scene of van fire in Angelina County

 Angelina County emergency crews are on scene a van fire just south of Lufkin. A KETK viewers sent in a picture of the fire off of U.S. 59 in Diboll.
Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers searching for missing trailer

Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers searching for missing trailer

Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person who stole a trailer from the Van High School agriculture facility earlier this week.

A Christmas light extravaganza in Pritchett

Rabbit Davis loves the holidays, and his neighborhood loves him. Every year he puts on a Christmas light extravaganza on his property in Pritchett. As you drive along Highway 155 South, you cannot miss his winter wonderland.
Train collides with truck in downtown Mineola

Train collides with truck in downtown Mineola

UPDATE - The scene has been cleared. No injuried were reported. ______________________________________________________________

East Texas Christian Academy donates toys

 Engine 9 Firefighters hopped out of their trucks friday to greet the Elementary School students, excited to donate their gifts.

Caldwell Zoo decorating animal habitats for Christmas

 If you happen to take a walk through the Caldwell Zoo you might notice some changes.
Official: ETX teen missing for weeks found safe

Official: ETX teen missing for weeks found safe

UPDATE: Authorities say the teenager missing for several weeks, Snowy Turner, has been found safe. Officials stated the following message was posted by a relative of Turner:

Longview moving forward with plans for new animal shelter

The city of Longview is taking bids for the construction of a new animal shelter. Right now there in only one animal shelter in Longview, one that was built in the 70's and is only 3,000 square feet.

California heavy rains lead to erosion

When storm systems develop over the West Coast, they are fueled by two different systems, a cold air and a moisture source. The cold air is a part of the polar jet stream pattern.
Adrian Peterson's season-long suspension appeal denied

Adrian Peterson's season-long suspension appeal denied

Adrian Peterson's appeal to his season-long suspension has been denied.
East Texas winery makes Texas Monthly list of year's best

East Texas winery makes Texas Monthly list of year's best

In a down year for Texas wines, an East Texas winery made Texas Monthly’s list of the best for the year.
Henderson Co. man understates income to IRS by $5M, faces prison time

Henderson Co. man understates income to IRS by $5M, faces prison time

Joseph A. Masso, a 64-year-old resident of Athens, Texas, pleaded guilty to federal income tax violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
TEA report cards: Large share of ETX schools pass, some 'Require Improvement'

TEA report cards: Large share of ETX schools pass, some 'Require Improvement'

On Thursday, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the 2013-14 School Report Cards (SRC) for each school in Texas.