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Handshake a thing of the past? Fear of germs or just a new trend?

 It’s that time of the year where everyone has germs on their mind and with tons of family coming in for the holidays no one wants to get sick.

Jack Stallard previews Gilmer and Gladewater

Jack Stallard is the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal. KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner asked Stallard about this week's playoff game between Gladewater and Gilmer.

Apartment fire relocates residents one day before Thanksgiving

At least six fire trucks were on this scene around 7:30 Wednesday morning when flames broke out at the Pine Knoll Apartment complex.

Rainbow Trout stocked in 5 ETX lakes for fishing

Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids this Thanksgiving break? Well, we have one for you! Texas Parks and Wildlife are stocking some lakes in the area with rainbow trout. Just in time for some winter fishing!

Turkey Trot 2014: run now, pie later

 Thanksgiving day, also known as a day with an excuse to eat as many calories as you possibly can, but some east Texans are putting the turkey aside to trot for local charities, Meals on Wheels and Refuge of Light.
Sheriff: Man charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a child

Sheriff: Man charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a child

East Texas deputies took a man into custody for the alleged sexual assault of a child.
Cause undetermined in Winona school fire

Cause undetermined in Winona school fire

The Smith County Fire Marshal announced today that after extensive review of the Old Winona School fire case, no exact cause of the fire could be determined.
Search underway on FM 968 for alleged oil field thief

Search underway on FM 968 for alleged oil field thief

An active search for an alleged oil field thief is underway in Harrison County. Authorities are looking for the suspect on FM 968. FM 968 runs between Highway 80 and I-20, about two miles southwest of Marshall.
Several ETX athletes named semifinalists for 2014 Mr. Texas Football

Several ETX athletes named semifinalists for 2014 Mr. Texas Football

Several East Texas atheletes made the semifanlist list for the 2014 Mr. Texas Football award presented by Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

East Texas man wants secular symbol on Cherokee County courthouse lawn

 The nativity scene holds a special place in Christians' hearts, especially during the Christmas season.
New punishment hearing ordered in Bernie Tiede case

New punishment hearing ordered in Bernie Tiede case

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered Wednesday a new punishment hearing for convicted murderer Bernie Tiede.
ETBU quarterback Warbington up for major football award

ETBU quarterback Warbington up for major football award

More history is being made for the East Texas Baptist University football team as junior quarterback Josh Warbington (Hallsville) is a top 10 semifinalist for the NCAA Division III Gagliardi Trophy.
Longview Apartment building evacuated after reports of fire

Longview Apartment building evacuated after reports of fire

Firefighters are on the scene of Apartment fire in Longview. They were called to the Pine Knoll Apartments located at 2019 Toler Road.
Cold Start, But A Nice and Warmer Day!

Cold Start, But A Nice and Warmer Day!

EAST TEXAS FORECAST: TODAY: Mostly sunny (some high clouds)...breezy and pleasantly warm by afternoon...High 68...Winds SSW, increasing to 10-mph...Winds will become NW at 10 mph by late afternoon.
East Texas state high school football playoff pairings for Thanksgiving weekend

East Texas state high school football playoff pairings for Thanksgiving weekend

The Longview News-Journal has put together a list of area teams and their playoffs games for the end of November. Rockwall-Heath (10-2) vs. Tyler (10-2), noon Friday, Waco's McLane Stadium