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SFA Lumberjack's make ESPN Top 10 Mascot's List

SFA Lumberjack's make ESPN Top 10 Mascot's List

One East Texas college basketball team has made ESPN's list of "Top 10 mascots in college basketball."

Video: Texas officers catch wrong-way driver with two children in car

A police officer in Texas put himself in danger to protect the public from a wrong-way driver on an interstate highway. The intense situation was all caught on the officer's patrol car dashboard camera.
DPS identifies East Texas woman killed in head-on crash

DPS identifies East Texas woman killed in head-on crash

Troopers have identified Tuesday an East Texas woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash the day before.
Police: Six charged after sexually assaulting woman met online

Police: Six charged after sexually assaulting woman met online

BEAUMONT (KBMT) -- Beaumont police say six people have been charged after sexually assaulting a woman they met on the website Backpage.com.
Violent Kaufman Co. man wanted by authorities

Violent Kaufman Co. man wanted by authorities

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.
Neglected dog gets 2nd chance at life thanks to ETX police officer

Neglected dog gets 2nd chance at life thanks to ETX police officer

Thanks to an officer with the Hallsville Police Department, the life of a neglected dog has been spared and he is in the process of getting ready for adoption.
TPWD grants extension on Caddo Lake WMA duck blinds

TPWD grants extension on Caddo Lake WMA duck blinds

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is extending the time frame allowing hunters to use maintained permanent duck blind structures
Arrest made in UH campus rape

Arrest made in UH campus rape

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; University of Houston officials say campus police arrested a man on Saturday they say raped a student in her dorm room Friday afternoon.
Report: New allegations against Peterson surface involving abuse of another son

Report: New allegations against Peterson surface involving abuse of another son

A new report of child abuse has surfaced against former East Texas native Adrian Peterson.
Howdy, Folks! Voice of Big Tex Wants Job Back

Howdy, Folks! Voice of Big Tex Wants Job Back

When Big Tex went up in flames in 2012, Bill Bragg thought his job was safe. "Management has told me 'don't go away 'cause you've got a big job to do next year,'" he said on the day of the fire.
Hidden meanings behind tattoos

Hidden meanings behind tattoos

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Associated Press consulted criminal justice experts to discover the sometime hidden meanings behind some tattoos.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 16, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 16, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Tuesday, September 16, 2014: 7:00 am to 8:00 am 3500 W. Front. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 1000 SSE Loop 323. 

Tyler to be first East Texas city to use life-saving app

The city of Tyler will be the first community in Texas to utilize a phone app which has proven to save lives.

More ETX PD's equipping officers with body cams

You may see more and more police officers with cameras on their uniforms. A lot of East Texas police departments are purchasing body cameras to reduce the number of complaints and have legitimate proof during a confrontation with a citizen.

Mercy Ships changes course due to Ebola outbreak

Four hundred volunteers from 40 different nations are preparing for a new journey this fall. Mercy Ships, for the first time in their 36 year history is changing course due to the widespread Ebola outbreak.