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Why Obama decided to strike ISIS

Why Obama decided to strike ISIS

As Islamist militants swept through northern and western Iraq in early June in a lightning advance, President Barack Obama examined his options and announced that he would be prepared to "take targeted and precise military action."
Death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright ruled a homicide; DNA being collected

Death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright ruled a homicide; DNA being collected

The death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright was formally ruled a homicide Friday by the Kitsap County Coroner's Office, the sheriff's office said. But officials refused to publicly reveal the cause of death.
Veteran, daughter graduate together from Clemson

Veteran, daughter graduate together from Clemson

A military veteran and his daughter both walked across the graduation stage on Friday for Clemson University's August commencement.

East Texas receives school district ratings from T.E.A.

The Texas Education Agency rates school districts based on 4 criteria. Student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. Overall, East Texas did very well this year.

DPS raid extracts almost 700 marijuana plants

DPS received an anonymous tip earlier this week about a potential marijuana field.

Shopping without the taxes

The mall and other stores are going to have a busy weekend. Jeans, shoes and crayons are just some things from the list of items you won't have to pay taxes on this weekend. The savings have East Texans ready to shop.
Federal judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

Federal judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

A federal judge on Friday ruled in favor of a former UCLA college basketball star who sued to end the NCAA's control over the rights to college athletes' names, images and likenesses.
Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out

Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out

An East Texas business saw a scary sight Friday afternoon following an explosion.
Suspect involved in shootout with Longview police officer identified, dies at local hospital

Suspect involved in shootout with Longview police officer identified, dies at local hospital

The suspect in a Thursday afternoon shootout with a Longview police officer has died from injuries at a local hospital.
Female victim in critical condition after north Tyler shooting

Female victim in critical condition after north Tyler shooting

Police responded to reports of a shooting Friday morning in north Tyler where one woman was injured. The shooting happened at a home in the 700 block of East Oakwood Street, north of downtown Tyler.
LIST: TEA releases 2014 East Texas public school ratings

LIST: TEA releases 2014 East Texas public school ratings

On Friday, the Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses.
Angelina County woman arrested for DWI with children

Angelina County woman arrested for DWI with children

A Lufkin woman is behind bars after troopers say she was driving while intoxicated with several children in the car.

Soldier 'shocked' after Army gives him and dozens of others notice to leave service

They may have survived combat abroad but thousands of soldiers are caught in the crossfire of a budget battle at home.
CBP officers seize nearly $429,000 in cocaine hidden in a Ford Focus

CBP officers seize nearly $429,000 in cocaine hidden in a Ford Focus

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $428,800 hidden within a Ford Focus.
Suspect identified, arrested in connection with death of ETX man

Suspect identified, arrested in connection with death of ETX man

A 28-year-old Jasper, Texas man has been indicted for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Friday.