For seven families, today is an especially tough day.
It's the first anniversary of the destruction of space shuttle "Columbia" during re-entry to earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed, including Laurel Clark, a native of Racine, Wisconsin. NASA workers at Houston's Johnson Space Center held a memorial Friday. It was determined that insulation from the big center fuel tank struck and damaged the leading edge of the Shuttle's wing during launch. NASA's three remaining space shuttles can't return to flight until a slew of safety improvements are made. It's hoped that can happen by September but may slip into next year. Fifteen of 29 safety recommendations must be in place before the program can fly again. Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:05:48 GMT
Anthony Dewayne Bagley. (Source: Gregg County Jail)
An East Texas man is arrested and charged with choking his pregnant girlfriend. Longview Police responded Thursday to a reported assault in the 700-block of South Green Street where they arrested 26-year-oldMore >>
An East Texas man is arrested and charged with choking his pregnant girlfriend.More >>
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Sheriff Woody Wallace says the damage happened Friday night after 6pm and continued untilMore >>
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:46 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:46:42 GMT
SOFTBALL REGIONAL FINALS 3A Mineola vs. Van (UT Tyler Ballpark) Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday (May 24) Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday (May 25) Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary Lufkin Hudson vs. West ColumbiaMore >>
Softball one win from state, baseball two wins away...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:21:23 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.More >>