At the Aquarium of the America's, nearly a dozen people fell into a shark tank. The group was on a behind the scenes tour, when a platform used to feed the sharks began cracking...spilling the people into the water.
The people were pulled out of the water with poles and ladders.
Keepers believe the sharks kept their distance because they had just been fed. Thankfully, no one was attacked by the sharks. Several people walked away with minor cuts and bruises from hitting artificial barnacles in the tank.
Regular-season champion University of Texas at Tyler will host the 2017 American Southwest Conference Softball Championship Tournament April 27-29 at Suddenlink Field in Tyler. Joining top-seed UT Tyler (37-2) in the six-team field is No. 2 seed East Texas Baptist(33-6)..More >>
Two East Texas children are in the custody of their mother after their father barricaded himself, and them, inside their home Saturday morning.More >>
TJC Campus Police arrested a non-student on two separate charges of sexual assault Saturday afternoon.More >>
We've become used to seeing wildlife here in East Texas, but Texas game wardens quite often run into situations where citizens have taken abandoned or injured wildlife into their homes.More >>
The Athens Fire Department says they are investigating a fatal fire that tore through a two story multiple-person residence in Athens.More >>