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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:20pm
UT: Maroon bluebonnets will not be removed

UT: Maroon bluebonnets will not be removed

The University of Texas announced Wednesday they will not pull maroon-colored wildflowers planted in gardens on their campus.
Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Jews in one Ukrainian city were were sent notes "indicating that they have to identify themselves as Jews," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
ETX man's vehicle found burned, foul play suspected in disappearance

ETX man's vehicle found burned, foul play suspected in disappearance

Local law enforcement is investigating the suspicious disappearance of a Paris man who went missing last week. Lamar County deputies found his vehicle burned on April 14.
Second person arrested in connection with Longview triple homicide

Second person arrested in connection with Longview triple homicide

Longview police arrested another person Wednesday in connection to the deadly April 6 shooting on Beaumont Street.
DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.
Authorities seek tips on stolen Wood County semi

Authorities seek tips on stolen Wood County semi

Wood County authorities have offered a reward for information leading to the person(s) responsible in the theft of a local semi.
DPS suspends use of new handgun over 'concerns'

DPS suspends use of new handgun over 'concerns'

Take note: KETK is talking to local experts about this issue. Don't miss our report on KETK's Live at Five.

New details in Upshur Co. shooting death of teen, Pastor speaks out

Marvin Denison is the Pastor of  Walnut Creek Baptist Church on Sego Lilly Road,  a quiet street., until April 6th when authorities found 17-year-old  Jacob Johnson dead from two gunshot wounds to the head.
Accused murderer loses parental rights, children to stay with family in Ohio

Accused murderer loses parental rights, children to stay with family in Ohio

Accused murderer James Calvert has had his parental rights terminated as a result of an agreement announced in court Tuesday.

Weather Talk: Hail, Lightning, & Thunderstorms

Continuing with our Severe Weather Awareness Week, today we will discuss severe thunderstorms. The simple definition of a thunderstorm is that it contains lightning.

98-year-old WWII veteran shares his story about New London explosion

The 77th anniversary of the New London explosion passed, but the stories live on forever.
Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Families in Tyler will soon get the chance to participate in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's outreach to urban areas, a program which will be the first of its kind in East Texas.
Health care industry contributes billions of dollars to East Texas economy

Health care industry contributes billions of dollars to East Texas economy

The Texas economy is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the United States. Here in East Texas, the medical sector is a major contributor.

The Green Zone: veterans helping veterans

The Green Zone in Tyler is a resource center for veterans and their families. It was started in 2010, after the government decided Texas needed drop in centers for veterans. Now, around 200 people come in and out of the house a week.
Should soldiers be allowed to carry concealed handguns on base?

Should soldiers be allowed to carry concealed handguns on base?

The issue of guns off the battlefield for our U.S. military service men and woman has been debated before. In the past five years two separate mass shootings at Ft. Hood have claimed the lives of 17 people.