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National Preparedness Month 2014

Russell Hopkins, NET Health's Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, stopped by KETK to chat about National Preparedness Month.

East Texas State Fair to open Friday for 99th year

It's that time of year again! The East Texas State Fair starts Sept. 19. Grab your kids, get your stomachs ready for some fair food, this year is going to be pretty spectacular.
UPDATE: Wood County murder suspect turns self in

UPDATE: Wood County murder suspect turns self in

A man accused of murdering a Mineola teenager has turned himself in to authorities.

Tyler Lee district opener will be Friday Football Fever Game of Week

Tyler Lee will start play in 6A this Friday. Friday Football Fever will be there.
Bishop Gorman's Michael Goodwin earns statewide title

Bishop Gorman's Michael Goodwin earns statewide title

Michael Goodwin of Bishop Gorman was one of six student athletes selected in week three as Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Players of the Week.
Palestine PD identifies woman who shot at ex-boyfriend in post office

Palestine PD identifies woman who shot at ex-boyfriend in post office

The Palsetine Police Department has identified the woman who allegeldy shot at her ex-boyfriend at the local post office last week.

DPS takes 'corrective action' against trooper at scene of dog's death

The Texas Department of Public Safety has taken "corrective action" against a trooper who was accused of poor conduct during an incident where an East Texas family's dog was shot and killed.
Ex-husband of missing Kilgore woman to be extradited to Colorado

Ex-husband of missing Kilgore woman to be extradited to Colorado

A man who has been named of person of interest in the disappearance of a Kilgore woman will be transferred to Arapahoe County, Colorado,
Truck catches fire on Old Bullard Road

Truck catches fire on Old Bullard Road

A truck burst into flames Wednesday morning in South Tyler. The truck caught fire on Old Bullard Road right beside The Cleaning Company. KETK was first on scene and thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Gregg County auditor says salary scheme to be tweaked

Gregg County auditor says salary scheme to be tweaked

Two Gregg County commissioners said Tuesday that they have worked out most issues with an incoming employee pay protocol intended to put the brakes on rising salaries.
East Texas food pantries see increased need, decreased donations

East Texas food pantries see increased need, decreased donations

A solitary jar of peanut butter sits on the shelves of the Longview Community Ministries’ Food Box food pantry.
Seminar in Longview offers seniors help with independent living

Seminar in Longview offers seniors help with independent living

Deciding when it’s time and making the transition to assisted living were among the common questions addressed Tuesday at a Longview seminar aimed at educating seniors about resources available in the area.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 17, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 17, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: 7:00 am to 8:00 am 200 W. Front. 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 1300 Shiloh Rd. 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler was honored to have Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speak Tuesday as part of its lecture series. Justice Thomas got a standing ovation when he walked into the Cowan Center.

200 acres of marijuana plants discovered in East Texas

It's the area's fourth pot field, discovered in eight weeks. This one, on Anna Nichols' property in Polk County. There, the Sheriff's Department found more than 21,000 marijuana plants.