ACLU files lawsuit to challenge ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn’ ordinances adopted by East Texas towns

Both the ACLU of Texas and ACLU National filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge “sanctuary cities for the unborn” ordinances in seven East Texas cities.

  East Texas native back home after being stranded in China due to Coronarvirus, stolen passport

  Saddle up your...forklift at the Forklift Rodeo!

  Award-winning actress delivers keynote address at Jarvis Christian College

  Barbershop talks aim to improve heart health of East Texans

Affidavit: Murder suspect claims self-defense in strip-club stabbing

  Ten arrested in Rusk County delinquent child support roundup

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews working to repair possible gas leak near US 69 and I-20, roadway shut down in area

  WATCH NOW: Interview with 84-year-old woman who sank 94-foot putt to win new car

  Drugmaker ships potential coronavirus vaccine to government for testing

Texas man sentenced to 15 years in prison after 17th DWI conviction

  Deputy’s dashcam video captures moment Gregg County inmate escapes from jail

Gilmer man reported missing found safe

Tyler man found guilty of threatening to shoot up Walmart

Trumaine Washington, 33, of Tyler, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Attorney General Ken Paxton announces bi-partisan, 39 state investigation into JUUL labs

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that his office is leading a bi-partisan investigation into JUUL Labs, which manufactures and markets e-cigarettes.

15-foot, 2,000-pound great white shark tracked off coast of Louisiana

One of the largest female great white sharks has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico.

  VIDEO: Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart to be keynote speaker of Black History Month Convocation at Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College announced educator and award-winning actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart as their keynote speaker for this year’s Black History Month Convocation.

  WATCH: Javelina caught speeding in Arizona

  No one injured in Tyler house fire

Amber Alert discontinued after missing Dallas-area baby found

Tuesday’s Weather: Nice and cool today

  Planning to replace Smith County Courthouse includes lessons from downtown Tyler’s most difficult day

  Katherine Johnson respected, admired by LeTourneau University students, staff

Dog stuck in cave saved by rescuers in southern Indiana

Cave rescuers banded together to get a dog lost in a cave back to safety early Sunday morning in Salem, Indiana.

Crews responding to structure fire in Overton

Emergency crews are responding to a reported structure fire in Overton.

Excessive rainfall leads to spill of over 100,000 gallons of wastewater in Jacksonville

The notice said the immediate area where the spill occurred is being disinfected.

State rests in trial for Tyler man accused of pulling gun, threatening to shoot up Walmart

Trumaine Washington, 32, of Tyler, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse

Michael Center was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe in a scheme in which prosecutors say parents paid huge sums to get their kids into top universities.

Avinger ISD cancels classes for the rest of week due to illnesses

According to a Facebook post from the school district, the closure is due to illnesses.

Power outage planned for some in Henderson Tuesday

The post said the outage is scheduled between 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  WebXtra: NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson inspired East Texas women to reach for stars

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson inspired Le Tourneau math student Addie Randolph.

  New ceramics exhibition at UT Tyler reflects ‘transition, transformation’ in art world

The exhibition features the work of UT Tyler faculty, students, and visiting artists.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Here is your updated weekly list of groups and organizations that could use a helping hand as they work to serve our East Texas community.

  In Their Words: Witness accounts from Smith County Courthouse shooting

Fifteen years ago today, downtown Tyler became the scene of a shootout when a man opened fire at the Smith County Courthouse.

  Jacksonville Kiwanis Club donates money for neonatal ventilator

The ventilator is designed to adequately treat newborns in respiratory distress.

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

The Poison Prevention Packaging Act passed in 1970 required a number of household items like cleaning chemicals, flammable liquids and prescriptions to have child-resistant packaging.

Gilmer police searching for missing 64-year-old man

The Gilmer Police Department is searching for a missing 64-year-old man.

  Affidavit: Man shoots, kills woman in front yard of Athens home

A man is in the Henderson County jail charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing a woman in Athens.

  City of Longview taking nominations for Walk of Honor

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum speaks with city spokesperson Shawn Hara about the proposed walk.

  Two people escape fire that damaged Bullard home

When crews arrived, they found one room heavily damaged by flames and significant smoke damage to the rest of the home.

Judge appoints new attorney for Tyler man accused of stabbing man to death

Humberto Lauro Leal, 39, is facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Rene Maruffo-Canstaneda.

Arrest made in Cherokee County timber theft investigation

The Texas A&M Forest Service said a Groveton man was arrested in connection to a timber theft investigation in Cherokee County.

WATCH NOW: Crews demolish ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’

A demolition crew is using a wrecking ball to knock down the infamous “Leaning Tower of Dallas.”

WATCH LIVE: Celebration of life held for Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi

A public memorial service is being held for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi after they died in a helicopter crash last month.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott visits Longview for city’s 150th birthday

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Saturday, February 22, attended the sesquicentennial ball to wish the city of Longview a 150th happy birthday

  High-speed Internet coming for rural East Texas

Earlier this month during the 2020 State of the Union, President Trump promised high-speed internet for every citizen, including East Texas.

Monday’s Weather: Breezy and mild today

A breezy start to the day with south winds gusting up to 20-25 mph. Temperatures are starting out in the 50s and 60s.

  Power of Prayer: Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus

The Monastery of the Infant Jesus is celebrating 75 years since its founding in East Texas.

1 shot, 6 others hit by ricochet when gun goes off at Houston flea market

The suspect claims he had the weapon in his pocket before it slipped, causing it to misfire, but deputies say that statement does not appear to line up with the evidence.

Tyler man dies after jumping from vehicle during high-speed chase in Wyoming

A Tyler man has died after jumping from a vehicle during a high-speed chase involving law enforcement in Wyoming.

Tyler police: Man in critical condition after stabbing at apartment; 1 arrested

According to Andy Erbaugh, Public Information Officer for the Tyler Police Department, officers responded around 10 p.m. Saturday to 710 S. Kennedy Ave. to an apartment building.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to major traffic crash on West Gentry Parkway

Emergency crews are responding to a crash in Tyler.

“Making Authentic Friendships” special needs friend app

A new web app is making it easier for people with special needs to make a new connection and find a friend in their city.

  Gregg County woman celebrates 104th birthday

A big birthday for a little lady in East Texas, celebrating over 100 years of life. In Elderville, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 1-hundred-and-4th birthday of Mary McCoy.

  Suspects sought in East Texas safe burglary

An East Texas police department is searching for suspects involved in a clever break-in and robbery of a business. It happened on Tuesday in the Hughes Springs community, where investigators say suspects broke into a building late at night and robbed a safe, then disappeared.

  Gregg County Sheriff’s Office: Man dead following assault at club, 1 charged with murder

Shortly before 3 a.m. deputies responded to Jaguars on Estes Parkway to a call about an assault.

Texarkana man charged following fatal wreck

Texarkana Texas police are investigating that left one woman dead on Saturday afternoon.

  Couple who vanished during California getaway found alive

An academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California coastline has been found by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive.

  WEBXTRA: Elkhart holds parade for Jeffery Wilson Jr.

Wilson played in the most recent Superbowl.

Crews contain structure fire off US 79 in Rusk County

Emergency crews responded to a structure fire in Rusk County Saturday.

No injuries reported following structure fire in Longview

Fire crews responded to the 1100 block of Hutchings Blvd. for a reported structure fire around 5 a.m.

  Marshall native, legendary boxer George Foreman in Nacogdoches for film festival

Foreman visited the Fredonia Hotel Friday morning ahead of the screening of a film about his life, which was produced by an SFA student.

  TABA Home Products Show showcases best in new home technology, luxury

The Home Products Show offers inspiration for anyone wanting to update their home or build a new home.

  Man apprehended by Constable K9 Juma with drugs, stolen gun, possibly connected to Sulphur Springs shooting

A man wanted in connection with a shooting in an apartment complex in Sulphur Springs has been taken into custody in Wood County.

Baby born in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20!

Harrison was born at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20 p.m. But that’s not all.

Hwy 31 at FM 757 reopened to traffic after hazmat crew finishes cleanup

A corrosive disinfectant spill has traffic temporarily blocked on a section of Hwy 31 East.

Tyler man gets continuance in case stemming from teen’s death on Lake Palestine

Jeffrey Joe Hampton, 31, of Tyler, was in court for a status hearing during which his case was continued.

Sheriff: Recent Upshur County shooting death result of drug deal gone bad

Investigators with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office have identified all of the participants in the Feb. 13 shooting death of 18-year-old Christopher Johnson, and the case will now be forwarded to the district attorney’s office to be presented to a grand jury.

  District unveils plaque dedicated to burned Jacksonville high school

A district official said the plaque reflects former students' work keeping the memory of the school alive after the fire.

  City of Tyler: ‘Compromised manholes’ caused more than 360,000 gallons of sewage to spill into creek

The City says Tyler Water Utilities will determine if the manholes need to be replaced or repaired.

  Lake Tyler boat ramps re-opened to public

A day after closing, the Lake Tyler boat ramps have been re-opened for public use.

  Silver Alert issued for Crockett woman who has been missing more than week

Police are asking for help in locating a Crockett woman who has been missing for more than a week. Crockett police are seeking 2 persons of interest.

  Henderson police ID woman accused of driving stolen vehicle, crashing into deputies

According to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, the crash-ending to the chase happened at the intersection of Highway 64 West and the Highway 135 bridge.

Texas couple sentenced to a combined 140 years for sex crimes against children

A husband and wife from Big Spring, Texas, were sentenced Thursday to a combined 140 years in prison for crimes against multiple children, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

Moody Foundation gives $25K grant to Goodwill Industries of East Texas

The Moody Foundation has awarded Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc. with a $25,000 grant to support its ReEntry Program.

Parts of Marshall under boil-water notice

Some residents in the city of Marshall are under a boil-water notice following a main break.

  WEBXTRA: Longtime Longview Police Department spokesperson retires

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with Kristie Brian on her last day.

UTHSC’s Southwest Center for Agricultural Health receives grant designed to help farmers, ranchers

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler’s Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (SW Ag Center) has partnered with the AgriSafe Network to assist farmers and ranchers.

  Former Azleway employee accused of stealing money from boys ranch pleads guilty

A former Azleway employee accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the foster home over a five-year period has pleaded guilty.

Friday’s Forecast: Sunny skies and lower to middle 50s

It will be a chilly start as most of the area wakes up at or below freezing this morning so be sure to grab the jacket before heading out.