Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing

From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Greg Abbott stops by Nacogdoches

Texas attorney general and republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott was in East Texas Monday. He stopped by CC's Smokehouse in Nacogdoches to speak with some of his constituents.
Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday. He was 82. The cause of death was not immediately clear.
CDC issues new hospital guidance for Ebola

CDC issues new hospital guidance for Ebola

Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers.

Local police department 'brewing' new relationships

The Jacksonville Police Department has decided to take part in a national program called Coffee with a Cop. They're wanting to build a better relationship with the community, and what better way than over a cup of coffee?

KHS holds special graduation for Lynzee Ford

A special graduation ceremony was held Monday for Kilgore High School student Lynzee Ford, who has been battling cancer since last year. 

Smith County Justice of the Peace opponent challenges incumbent Quincy Beavers

Quincy Beavers has been the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 in Smith County for nearly 20 years.

Ebola scams on the rise

The fear of Ebola has hit an all-time high. Now scams for treatment and prevention are are spreading quicker than the virus itself.

Smith Co. Emergency Services District Board to hold first election

Millions of dollars in debt. Calls to other counties. A possible "good, ole' boys" system. These are just some of the reasons why the Emergency Services Board is seeings its first election.
NWS confirms tornado touched down near Gilmer

NWS confirms tornado touched down near Gilmer

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down during last week's storm on October 13.
Rusk Co. man busted with guns, meth during raid

Rusk Co. man busted with guns, meth during raid

Rusk County authorities took one person into custody last week for a possessing a large amount of meth and guns.

Early Voting October 20-31

Early voting for the midterm November elections started Monday Oct. 20 and goes through Friday Oct.31.
Police: Pilgrim's Pride employee killed in workplace accident

Police: Pilgrim's Pride employee killed in workplace accident

A Pilgrim's Pride worker was killed Friday as a result of a believed workplace accident.
GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors faulty ignition switch continue to rise, and two more deaths have been linked to the problem.
Man, mom charged in beating death of former ETBU student

Man, mom charged in beating death of former ETBU student

A Central Texas man has been named a suspect in the 2013 beating death of a former East Texas Baptist University student.