Investigators warn of timber theft crime

The recent arrest of a suspect on a theft charge, has East Texas law enforcement warning the public about a crime that is more common than you might think. The thickly forested East Texas area is also a prime target for theft. Timber theft.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to wreck near Kinsey and Loop 323

Smith County Sheriff: One person dead, two others injured after early morning shooting

UPDATE: Man missing from Tyler hospital has been found

VIDEO: Escaped cow flees Texas police, careens into pedestrian on sidewalk

Northbound traffic on Troup Highway in Tyler flowing after wreck cleared

  LeTourneau engineering students compete in Rube Goldberg competition

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  No water available for home use in Palestine; officials hope to have it fixed for Easter weekend

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas April 19-25

  Repairs and rebuilds ongoing in storm-ravaged Kilgore

  Cleanup efforts continue; power still out for many in Smith County

Woman, child injured after car struck by train in Nacogdoches County

  Traffic reopened on West Loop 281 following motorcycle in Longview

Contractor to start removing trees in Cherokee County

Contractor to start removing trees in Alto.

  Glass blower makes first visit to Avalon Faire in Gregg County

If you haven’t been able to invent a time machine, like most of us, well there is a place you can go that’s the next best thing to time travel.

  WEBXTRA: clean-up effort continues in Chandler, Smith County

Clean-up efforts are ongoing in Chandler and parts pf Smith County on Friday in the wake of the storms that blew through East Texas Thursday.

  Water back on in Palestine; boil water notice still in effect

The water is back on in Palestine according to city officials.

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

  Chandler residents assess damage following storms

East Texans still without power after Wednesday night’s storms

From “baseless” to “damning portrait”: Texans in Congress react to the Mueller Report along party lines

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Friday’s Weather: Mostly sunny skies, breezy and mild. Highs in the upper 60s

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sylvia Hatchell coached the Tar Heels for more than 30 years. The school won a national championship in 1994 under her tenure. Hatchell is the ACC’s all-time winningest coach.

  4 restaurants get top inspection scores

Four East Texas restaurants get top scores in the latest health department inspection period.

Smith County deputies arrest suspects who barricaded themselves in building Thursday afternoon

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a barricade situation in the Flint area.

  Multiple transformers blow causing widespread power outage in Kilgore

Early morning workers in one East Texas city got a light show they didn’t expect as power line transformers apparently blow causing a power outage.

  Videos shows aerial display as transformers blow

Power outages affect traffic intersections in Kilgore.

  Longview police officer gives kids ride as part of community outreach

A Spring Hill Intermediate student and her friend got a ride to school today from Longview police officer Roger Askew.

WEBXTRA: Kennard residents recount moment storms destroy home

A home in Kennard was destroyed during last night’s storms.

NWS: New data confirms 6 tornadoes hit East Texas

An update from the National Weather Service Office in Shreveport states that a total of three tornadoes hit Cherokee County when a line of storms moved through Deep East Texas Saturday.

  Read it here: Attorney General releases redacted Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr released the redacted report made by special counsel Robert Mueller.

  Tatum residents work to clear downed trees after morning storms

Residents in Tatum are in cleanup mode after early morning storms brought down several trees.

  Two months after the funeral, family still waiting for mother to be buried

Dorthy Johnson couldn't be interred on the day of her funeral because of bad weather.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

Carl’s Jr. testing CBD burger in Colorado - at one store, for one day

The 'Rocky Mountain High: Cheeseburger Delight' will only be sold in Denver on April 20.

Murder suspect Zavala-Garcia back in court; defense requests more DNA testing

The defense was there to request additional testing on certain hairs collected from the skirt and T-shirt of 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco.

  Caring for East Texas: How to help those impacted by April 2019 tornadoes

KLTV and KTRE have partnered with the East Texas Food Bank and the Red Cross to help those in need. Both agencies are responding to communities in areas impacted by tornadoes and severe weather.

Indictment: Huntington ISD student grabbed victim by throat, threw him on floor

A Huntington ISD student is accused of shoving a boy, grabbing him by the throat, and throwing him to the ground in connection to an ongoing investigation into allegations of hazing and sexual assault that occurred within the school district’s baseball program.

Longview police clear scene of wreck at Marshall Avenue, Gilmer Road

Longview police have cleared the scene of a wreck that happened around 9:30 Thursday morning.

  Response to East Texas storms highlights benefits of multi-tasking fire units

Many East Texas fire departments use engines that can double as medical units when going to a scene.

Three Tyler residents indicted for fake US IDs ring

Three Tyler, Texas residents have been indicted for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

  Damage, power outages reported after storms roll through East Texas

Law enforcement are responding to reports of damage after severe thunderstorms moved through East Texas overnight.

East Texas school districts announced cancellations, delays following overnight storms

The following schools have reported delayed starts for Thursday:

Weather watches, warnings in East Texas

As a storm system draws nearer to East Texas counties, weather watches and warnings will likely be issued. This story will continue to update as alerts are issued.

  Smith County Jail found non-compliant with exercise requirements

The Smith County Jail was found non-compliant in meeting exercise and recreation requirements for it's inmates on the second and third floors of the central jail.

  Westbound lanes of I-20 at Gregg, Smith county line back open

Drivers on westbound Interstate 20 are moving again after being stuck in traffic for hours at the county line Wednesday night.

  Adult killed, several people injured in Tyler County church bus wreck

At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on US 69 in Tyler County. The crash occurred just North of Warren, Texas.

Mother who lost son in tragic motorcycle wreck urges motorists to be cautious

An east Texas mother who just lost her son in a tragic motorcycle wreck wants drivers to start paying attention.

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office asking for help identifying vehicle involved in multiple thefts

According to a Facebook post, the vehicle has been involved in numerous thefts and burglaries in the Tatum area of Rusk County.

Federal grand jury indicts Salvadoran national for illegally re-entering United States

A 33-year-old Salvadoran citizen has been indicted for immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

  Mentoring program for young boys continues to grow in Tyler

A mentoring program designed to mold young boys into responsible adults has been growing since it started more than 20 years ago.

Governor Abbott issues disaster declaration for East Texas counties hit by severe weather

Governor Gregg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for 9 counties in East Texas impacted by severe storms last weekend.

Flights canceled in East Texas, Dallas ahead of severe weather

The possibility for severe weather throughout North Texas has is cancellations at Dallas airports.

First Alert Weather Day declared for East Texas

As we head into the evening hours, chances for strong to severe storms will increase. Best chances for the stronger line of storms to move through will be just after midnight and continue into the morning hours on Thursday.

No injuries in West Marshall, North High wreck in Longview

According to a tweet from the Longview Police Department, the crash is near the intersection of West Marshall and North High.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 271 to be shutdown in Gladewater for Gusher Days

The City of Gladewater said Highway 271 (Main Street) will be closed in downtown for Gusher Days this weekend.

  WEBXTRA: Tyler Fire Department kicks off Fill the Boot campaign

The Tyler Fire Department kicked off their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  Dismantling of iconic oil derrick underway in Kilgore

The star that adorned the top of the derrick was taken down Wednesday morning.

State finds Smith County Jail non-compliant for lack of inmate exercise

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has add the Smith County Jail to its non-compliant list following an inspection report earlier this month.

Wednesday’s Weather: Clouds and rain chances today with temperatures in the middle 70s

Mostly cloudy today with scattered rain chances and temperatures in the middle 70s.

  President of Friends of Caddo Mounds in grass house when tornado hit

To fully understand Jeff Williams' remarkable survival, you must know he was in this replica of a Caddo grass house. The president of The Friends of Caddo Mounds and other volunteers labored for months building it by Caddo methods. “And I can't believe I was in a grass house in a F-3 tornado

Estimated cost to rebuild Caddo Mounds State Historic site $2.5 million

A letter from Mark Wolfe, executive director of the Texas Historical Commission, regarding the tornado that devastated the THC’s Caddo Mounds State Historic Site on Saturday:

  Commissioner’s court approves new technology to retrieve stolen money

Smith County law enforcement will soon have a new tool to retrieve digitally stolen funds.

  Human nature prevails over mother nature

When disaster strikes, people from all over come together to keep the faith.

  Tyler man celebrates 104th birthday

A Tyler man celebrated his 104th birthday on Tuesday.

  Alto residents prepare for more possible severe weather

Work is underway in Cherokee County to prepare for another round of potential severe weather on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Gilmer police respond to shots fired at gas station

Police have responded to a shots fired report at a gas station in Gilmer.

Police release identity of 2 women found in notorious Texas ‘killing fields’

Police have finally been able to identify two unknown women whose remains were found years ago in the Calder Road area of League City, off of I-45 in Galveston County.

Cedar Hill man indicted in connection to Kilgore shooting incident that injured 2

A Gregg County grand jury indicted a 23-year-old man who is accused of shooting two people in Kilgore when it met earlier this month.

First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday night and Thursday morning

A First Alert Weather Day is in effect for Wednesday Night through early Thursday morning.

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting mother, kidnapping juvenile in Smith County

The Smith County Sheriff's Office said a Flint man was arrested after he forced his way into a home and kidnapped a juvenile.

Man leads DPS trooper on high speed chase, crashes, flees into Upshur County lake

A Longview man fled two different law enforcement officers, first in Gregg County, and then in Upshur County, before being captured.

  Webxtra: Celebrating Fred Perry’s 104th birthday

Fred Perry's 104th birthday celebration at Petal Hill.

  WEBXTRA: Landowner recounts tornado damage to home, antique cars

A landowner is accessing the damage done to his property when a tornado struck on Saturday.

City of Alto under a boil water notice

According to a Facebook post from Alto City Hall, the notice will be in effect until farther notice.

Child struck by falling tree in Athens dies from injuries

A child has died after being struck by a falling tree in Athens, according to the Athens Police Department.

  AFTER THE STORM: Communities clean up, rebuild following deadly tornadoes

In the days after the storm, communities are coming together to aid and support those who have been affected.

  82-year-old Alto dealership struck by hail, two tornadoes

Owner of Pearman Motor Company, Bob Pearman, is putting the initial damages at over $2 million. “I'm sure there will be some vehicles that will be a total loss,”

Unattended pan of grease sparks fire at Longview home

According to the fire department, at 11:45 am, they responded to 1708 Oden St. for a reported residential structure fire.

  Alto ISD: Classes to resume Monday following building inspections

Classes will resume for Alto ISD next week after their campuses sustained damage during the storms.