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South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico.

Hawkins Globe group returns from India conference

Thirty-nine countries came together for the globe conference this year, held in New Delhi, India. The focus of the project was hydrology. Hawkins students had the opportunity to do international collaboration with Croatia and India.

Friday Football Fever Preview: Jacksonville

With the high school football season just around the corner, KETK is running around East Texas to preview as many local teams as we can before everything kicks off. Thursday, we put the Jacksonville Indians in the spotlight.
Missouri, take a breath

Missouri, take a breath

Things are boiling over in Ferguson , Missouri.

Henderson Animal Shelter attains record adoption rate

Henderson Animal Shelter is breaking records. They said it is thanks to Facebook and hardworking people. It is good news for our furry friends at the shelter because they found homes for more than 1,000 animals this year so far.

TJC, ETMC EMS programs form partnership

Tyler Junior College and East Texas Medical Center are partnering up to teach the next generation of medical professionals.
RECALL: Ground oregano possibly contaminated with Salmonella

RECALL: Ground oregano possibly contaminated with Salmonella

A major company that provides seasonings for food is recalling a product due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Authorities seeking identity of armed Daingerfield robber

Authorities seeking identity of armed Daingerfield robber

The Northeast Texas Area Crime Stoppers and the Daingerfield Police Department need your help with this week’s Crime of the Week.

Project SOS 2014: Release The Warrior

Bishop N.R. McGrew, Pastor of Higher Dimensions Ministries, stopped by KETK along with Joe Williams and Carvers Hadnot. The men are apart of Project SOS, (Saving Our Sons), a mission with the goal of encouraging young men.
Semi's haul strikes I-20 overpass in Lindale

Semi's haul strikes I-20 overpass in Lindale

Authorities responded I-20 overpass at Highway 69 when a semi's haul struck the bridge Thursday afternoon.

Childcare etiquette in question for public areas

Child care etiquette has been a gray area for mothers for a long time. Breast feeding and changing diapers in public areas has sparked controversy, with many deeming it inappropriate.
Houston man gets 40 years for sex trafficking of children

Houston man gets 40 years for sex trafficking of children

Tevon Harris aka “Da Kidd” and “King Kidd,” 22, of Houston, will be spending the next 40 years in prison as a result of his convictions on two counts of trafficking children under 18 for commercial sex, announced United
Luminant releases statement on ETX coal mine incident with injuries

Luminant releases statement on ETX coal mine incident with injuries

Six people were injured Wednesday when a coal mine accident occurred and Luminant employees were burned by hot debris. The company released a statement on the incident Thursday:

Cheap Shots: Manziel Mania!

It's our second episode! Join Phil, Garrett and Reagan as they discuss Johnny Manziel's preseason debut. Also, we give our thoughts on the Texans and Cowboys disappointing first preseason games.
Rangers place Darvish on DL

Rangers place Darvish on DL

The Texas Rangers announced that the club has placed right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with right elbow inflammation.