Couple accused of keeping child locked in basement for months

Police say the couple was arrested following a month-long investigation into the situation, which was brought to their attention by the child.

  City of Jacksonville combats illegal dumping with new surveillance camera loaner program

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to major wreck on Loop 323

East Texas man hopes thrift store find reunites family with historical document

Affidavit: Texas man arrested for plan to murder, cannibalize girl

Rusk County, DPS involved in search for suspect connected to pursuit that ended in Kilgore

Man shot trying to ‘break into’ DC news station

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Beto O’Rourke to be in Tyler Thursday

Man suspected of injuring 7-year-old in hit-and-run turns himself in

Crews responding to house fire in Flint

Cajun Navy Supply holding Hurricane Michael relief drive

Tyler boy pulls tooth with RC car, says popular YouTubers inspired him

Titus County homeowner foils burglary, holds suspect at gunpoint

Longview Public Library holding Harry Potter Escape Room

According to a Facebook post, participants may sign up for a 30-minute time slot on November 9 and 10 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Active search called off in Kilgore for suspect who fled from officers

Officials are currently searching for a suspect fled on foot in Kilgore after leading troopers on a pursuit Monday morning.

Monday’s Weather: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and nice. High temperatures in the mid to upper 60s

A nice, cool start with temperatures in the 40s this morning.

Gladewater women’s rehab facility needing help

An East Texas women's recovery center is in dire need of help. A recovery project in Gladewater called the restored 180 project helps women in crisis rebuild their lives from traumatic or addictive pasts.

  Smith County early voting times and locations

Longview shelters at capacity before winter

Few vendors brave weather for highway 80 garage sale

Girl, 9, whose family fought to keep her on life support dies at Texas hospital

Teacher on leave after allegedly duct taping CO student to chair

Tyler Police investigating aggravated robbery, searching for two suspects

Traffic Alert: Crews responding to two vehicle wreck on U.S. 69 South

According to DPS, the wreck is located on U.S. 69 South near the Colony Drive intersection.

Crews responding to rollover accident in Rusk County

According to a Facebook post from the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, the one-vehicle rollover is near the intersection of FM 2011 and FM 1716.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.6 billion after nobody won Friday’s drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot has now swelled to $1.6 billion after nobody bought a winning ticket for the Friday night drawing.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck slowing traffic on South Broadway

According to online Tyler Police records, the wreck is located near the intersection of South Broadway and East 5th Street.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to wreck in Smith County

According to DPS, the wreck is near the intersection of Highway 64 west and Toll 49.

Longview shelter rescues injured bald eagle

An effort is being made in one East Texas city to help an injured bald eagle heal, and return to the wild. The American bald eagle was found along a roadside in Shelby county two days ago, and was brought to Longview to be examined.

  81st annual East Texas Yamboree underway in Gilmer

The 81st annual East Texas Yamboree is happening this weekend in Gilmer.The popular festival started back in the 1930′s when the sweet potato was a major crash crop for Upshur County, but a bug infestation led to a quarantine. Once the quarantine was lifted, the Yamboree Festival was born.

Even air’s not free anymore

Looking to air your tire will take time, but you may never find it for free.

Who’s on the ballot?

Early voting for the November General Election begins Monday, Oct. 22.

Lindale Police searching for suspect in attempted robbery

According to a Facebook post from the department, a white man dressed in black was seen approaching a vehicle with someone in it at the Best Western in the 3500 block of South Main Street in Lindale.

Ted Cruz to hold rally in Longview

According to the City of Longview’s website, the rally will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Longview Exhibition Building located at 1123 Jaycee Drive.

Marshall police identify suspect who allegedly lead officers on pursuit

One person is in custody following a pursuit Thursday in Marshall.

Power outages in Carthage affecting at least 1,000 customers

At least 1,000 SWEPCO customers are without power in Carthage.

Steele Holdings completes acquisition of Joaquin Bankshares

Steele Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Joaquin Bankshares, Inc.

Gregg County jury duty canceled for Oct. 22

Jury duty is canceled for Gregg County on Oct. 22.

Frankston ISD cancels classes Friday due to power outage

Frankston ISD has canceled classes for Friday. Classes will resume on Tuesday.

Crews on scene of wreck involving mail truck, motorcycle in Flint

Emergency crews are at the scene of wrecking involving a postal truck and a motorcycle in Flint.

DPS: East Texas undercover operation gets 9 arrested for propositioning sex with children

A multiple-agency law enforcement operation has led to the arrests of nine men accused of trying to meet up with children for sexual intercourse.

Friday’s Weather: Cloudy with rain chances increasing into the evening hours. Highs in the low 60s

We’re waking up to cloudy skies and some patchy drizzle across the region with temps in the mid to upper 50s.

Smith Co. deputies arrest man after fleeing from traffic stop

Smith County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who fled from a traffic stop early Friday morning. He fled from deputies in a car before fleeing on foot at the Pinnnacle at North Chase apartments in Tyler.

City of Canton dedicates new downtown park

owntown Canton has a new place for folks to sit back and relax.The new Canton Town Square Park sits on the corner of East Dallas and Buffalo Street. City officials say the park was built in an effort to help revitalize the downtown area.

Four restaurants get top inspection scores

Four East Texas restaurants received top scores under inspection.

NOAA issues 2018-19 winter outlook

Earlier today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, released their outlook on the upcoming 2018-19 winter season that encompasses the three-month period that runs from December 2018 through February 2019.

Mount Pleasant company rescues overgrown cemetery

An old cemetery in the Mount Pleasant area that needed restoration is taken over by a company with ties to it. The Forest Lawn memorial park cemetery is currently being restored by KRB investments, which has members who have family buried in the cemetery.

Wedding in a week: former bride-to-be selects couple for wedding venue after breaking off engagement

Remember the Tyler woman who broke off her engagement and ended up giving away her venue on Facebook? Well the lucky couple is set to say, ‘I do' on Saturday at a Tyler venue.

Nacogdoches funeral home celebrates 125 years of service with funeral museum display

A wicker casket, a mourner's bonnet and mortician tools are just some of the unique items on loan to Cason-Monk-Metcalf-Dignity funeral directors in Nacogdoches. The business continues its series of events recognizing 125 years of service.

VIDEO: Fire at Tyler business contained; no one was injured in blaze

Officials are responding to a structure fire in Tyler.

Altra Federal Credit Union hosts free Community Shred Day

Altra Federal Credit Union will host a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, October 20th, 2018, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at their branch located at 8976 South Broadway Tyler, TX 75703.

Longview Fire Department officials investigating blaze at vacant home

Investigators with the Longview Fire Department are reviewing what led to a Thursday morning fire at a vacant home.

Longview man who allegedly robbed E-Z Mart at gunpoint arrested

Longview man who allegedly robbed Ez Mart at gun point, arrested

Affidavit: Woman caught with $66k during Smith County traffic stop tied to major drug rings

A Fort Worth woman allegedly caught with drugs during a traffic stop in Smith County is now being charged with money laundering.

Firefighters respond to controlled burn of home in Whitehouse

Multiple fire crews were called to contain the flames which destroyed a home in Whitehouse Thursday morning.

Smith County deputy involved in car crash in Tyler

A Smith County sheriff’s deputy was involved in wreck in Tyler Thursday morning.

Affidavit: Longview murder victim named suspected killer just before his death

A Longview murder victim told officials who he believed his killer was just before his death, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

‘New, expanded’ playground to come to FRESH in Tyler

Brookshire Grocery Company has announced they will be moving their playground from their museum to a new and expanded playground that will be coming to their FRESH store in Tyler.

Additional DNA testing pushes back Zavala-Garcia trial date

Accused murderer Gustavo Zavala-Garcia returns to a Smith County courtroom on Oct. 18 for a pretrial hearing.

Multi-vehicle crash slows Hwy 31 E. near FM 850

A four-vehicle collision slowed commuters on State Highway 31 E. east E. Loop 323 Thursday morning.

Thursday’s Weather: Cloudy with drizzle and a few light showers. Highs in the mid-60s

Rain will be light and scattered throughout the day today with mostly cloudy skies. Highs today will top off in the middle 60s.

  Longview hosts business police academy

Since January, the Longview police department has held classroom and field instruction in what is called the 'Longview business police academy', helping businesses work in partnership with police. Representatives from 17 different businesses and schools have undergone instruction in the unique Pro

City officials step in to help with flooded homes in Whitehouse

The recent rainfall in East Texas is causing problems for homeowners in Whitehouse.

Community rallies behind Tyler police officer fighting cancer

The Tyler community is rallying behind a 24-year-veteran of the Tyler Police Department who is battling cancer. Officer Clint Gardner will undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor at the base of his skull.

UT Tyler professors explain ‘science’ behind statewide political poll

-A group of East Texas college students are taking a hands on approach to learning more about the current state of the Texas electorate.Students of all ages and majors are participating in the first state wide political poll to be conducted at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Eastbound lanes of Highway 31 blocked after wreck between Tyler and Kilgore

Both eastbound lanes of State Highway 31 are blocked between Tyler and Kilgore after a multiple-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday evening.

KISD tries district-wide student motivational technique-and they say it’s working

KISD arranges students district-wide in houses similar to those in "Harry Potter" to increase motivation and it seems to be working.

East Texas woman awaiting new murder trial released on bond

An East Texas woman, whose murder conviction was sent back to a district court to a faulty jury charge, was released on bond on Wednesday.

Upshur County jury convicts man accused of aggravated assault, evading arrest

The man reportedly threw a metal tray "like a frisbee" at a jailer at the Upshur County jail.

Former state prison captain pleads guilty to sexual assault of child charges

A former Texas Department of Criminal Justice captain was sentenced on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child charges.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office: Suspect or suspects took church golf carts on joyrides

A suspect or suspects took two of a Gregg County church’s golf carts on joy rides around the property and caused extensive damage to both carts sometime between late Saturday night and Sunday morning.

East Texas Area Council of Boy Scouts of America announces 2018 Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award Recipient

The East Texas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America have selected the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award.

Gift of Love: Raymon

Raymon, 13, isn't just fascinated by animals, he sees them much like himself. "Because some might be abused and they may need help, so I want to help them out," said Raymon.

Crews responding to fuel spill on Interstate 20 in Lindale area

Firefighters are responding to a fuel spill on Interstate 20 East in the Lindale area.

DPS identifies man killed in Smith County wreck

A two-vehicle wreck shuts down a major intersection south of Tyler Wednesday morning.

ETX organizations team up for Elder Financial Exploitation Awareness Month

Adult Protective Services in East Texas is teaming up with Meals on Wheels for Elder Financial Exploitation Awareness Month.

Longview woman hand knits and donates caps for cancer patients

For decades a Longview woman has knitted free caps for cancer patients.

FM 349 blocked off as crews work to clear scene of 18-wheeler wreck in Kilgore

At this time, FM 349 near Highway 259 loop is blocked off as crews work to clear the scene of an 18-wheeler wreck.

Panola County Sheriff’s Office: 18-wheeler strikes power pole at FM 1970, FM 2260

Crews are on the scene of where a 18-wheeler struck a power pole in Panola County.

No injuries in wreck involving Arp ISD bus

An Arp Independent School District bus was involved in a wreck Wednesday morning.

Wednesday’s Weather: Cloudy with drizzle and a few light showers. Afternoon highs in the mid 50s

Cloudy and rainy again today. Light showers will progress northward through the morning with cloudy skies and cool temperatures.