5 fatal car accidents in Rusk Co. so far in 2014, down from 20 in 2013

There have been five fatal car accidents in Rusk County so far this year, down from 20 this time last year.
Longview man, former hospital employee indicted for HIPAA violations

Longview man, former hospital employee indicted for HIPAA violations

A former employee of an East Texas hospital has been indicted for criminal violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, more commonly known as HIPAA, in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M.
Smith County grandfather scammed by phone out of $9,500

Smith County grandfather scammed by phone out of $9,500

On July 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division received a call from a man in Southern Smith County who had lost $9,500 to an individual who claimed he was his grandson and needed bail money.
Fireworks display explodes in small TX town, 1 reported dead

Fireworks display explodes in small TX town, 1 reported dead

A fireworks display in the small town of Comanche, Texas, has exploded and officials are reporting one person has died.
Independence day events around East Texas

Independence day events around East Texas

There's a always something going on in East Texas for Independence Day whether it's food, fun, or fireworks. We compiled a list of upcoming events for this 4th of July weekend.
Man swallows crack cocaine in Texas traffic stop, dies

Man swallows crack cocaine in Texas traffic stop, dies

A man is dead after Beaumont police say he swallowed some type of drug following a traffic stop.
Police: Drunken ETX man requests jail time, arrested

Police: Drunken ETX man requests jail time, arrested

Police arrested an East Texas man who was allegedly intoxicated when requested to go to jail Thursday morning.
Georgia father whose son died in hot car faces judge

Georgia father whose son died in hot car faces judge

A man whose son died after he left the 22-month-old in an SUV on a hot Georgia day appeared in court Thursday.

Tim Lee to speak at Mobberly Baptist Church during Patriotic celebration

For one Mobberly Baptist Church member, a link to the guest speaker at this Sunday’s Patriotic Celebration at Mobberly goes well beyond a common military background and what seems like a cruel coincidence.
SCBA, TX Lawyers for TX Vets to hold free legal clinic for veterans

SCBA, TX Lawyers for TX Vets to hold free legal clinic for veterans

The Smith County Bar Association in cooperation with Texas Lawyers for Texas Vets will hold a free legal clinic for Smith County area Veterans, on July 9, 2014, from 4 to 7p.m. at the Smith County R. B.
DRIVE SMART: TxDOT summer driving tips

DRIVE SMART: TxDOT summer driving tips

Summer is here, which means it’s time for summer vacations and road trips. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, people spend more time traveling on the nation’s roadways in the summer months
Tyler PD issues 4th of July advisory

Tyler PD issues 4th of July advisory

The Tyler Police Deparment has issued the following advisory to ensure the community has a happy and safe Independence Day: FIREWORKS
Tighter security ordered for some U.S.-bound flights

Tighter security ordered for some U.S.-bound flights

The Obama administration is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States from Europe and the Middle East, reflecting heightened concern that terrorists are developing more sophisticated bombs designed to avoid airport scree
Colorado woman accused of trying to help ISIS

Colorado woman accused of trying to help ISIS

A Colorado woman was arrested at the Denver airport in April and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, according to court documents that were unsealed Wednesday.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 3, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 3, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Thursday, July 3, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 7500 Old Jacksonville Hwy. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 900 S. Beckham.