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Two sheds destroyed after unattended fire spreads in Longview

Two sheds destroyed after unattended fire spreads in Longview

Two Longview house were spared Friday afternoon, after an unattended fire went out of control.
Man killed in ETX home invasion identified; struggle over drugs led to death

Man killed in ETX home invasion identified; struggle over drugs led to death

Police have determined a fatal East Texas home invasion was the result of a fight for drugs and money.
Falling oil's next victim: banks

Falling oil's next victim: banks

Big energy companies aren't the only ones losing out on the dramatic fall in oil prices. Banks are in the hot seat, too.
Community comes together to save Lindale Library

Community comes together to save Lindale Library

The Lindale Library will remain open thanks to support from the community. They held a town hall meeting Thursday night to update the community on their current budget problems.
Police identify Tyler woman as deceased in fatal crash

Police identify Tyler woman as deceased in fatal crash

Brownsboro officials have identified a woman killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon. According to Police Chief Thomas Robertson, Julie Patrick, 47, of Tyler, died in the wreck on the 14000 block of Highway 31 E.

UPDATE: Longview Police identify body of man found inside house

Longview police officers have identified the man shot and killed early Friday afternoon. Longview PD responded to reports of a shooting with a vicitm involved at a home in the 500 Block of Jones Street.

Schlumberger announces plan to cut 9,000 jobs

In a Schlumberger press release, the company announced a major cut in their workforce numbers. The company stated they recorded a $296 million charge associated with a headcount reduction of approximately 9,000.

Texas A&M Forest Service to celebrate 100 years by planting trees in Tyler

 The city of Tyler will be celebrating Arbor Day early in 2015. The community was chosen to kick off the Texas A&M Forest Service's '100 Years, 100 Trees.'

Tyler streets are getting a makeover

 If you live in Tyler and your neighborhood needs some street repair, KETK had some good news.
Car collides with semi head-on, woman dies at scene on Highway 31

Car collides with semi head-on, woman dies at scene on Highway 31

One person is dead following a major crash on Highway 31 West in Brownsboro.

Passerby helps save puppies from fire near Tyler

Quick action by a passerby saved around 10 English bulldogs and a home Thursday.
Cass County inmate escapes law enforcement custody for short time

Cass County inmate escapes law enforcement custody for short time

A Cass County inmate escaped law enforcement custody for a short time Thursday afternoon.
Head of Gulf Cartel pleads guilty to drug trafficking in Eastern District of Texas

Head of Gulf Cartel pleads guilty to drug trafficking in Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
Tyler IMAX theater to show ‘Game of Thrones’ special

Tyler IMAX theater to show ‘Game of Thrones’ special

IMAX announced Wednesday that a Tyler theater is among dozens in the U.S. that will be showing the first-ever television program at one of the theaters.
Police warn of men scamming elderly ETX woman

Police warn of men scamming elderly ETX woman

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department released two photographs of a man they believe took advantage of an elderly woman a few days ago.