Pedestrian killed crossing Troup Highway

Tuesday at 7 a.m., Tyler police responded to the 3300 block of Troup Hwy on a report of a pedestrian fatality.

Texas on lookout for distracted drivers

  Non-profit organization dealing with education policy brings three-legged stool tour to Longview

What we know about the 1,850 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

Angelina County commissioner back in jail Monday night

Missing Bullard girls found safe in Plano

  Affidavit: Tyler man met Alabama girl online, kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

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East Texans plead guilty to postal crime spree that targeted post offices in Texas, Louisiana

State reports nearly 3,000 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

New signs on Tyler square reminding people of loitering ordinance

At least 1 person dead after Rusk County plane crash

Protester addresses getting punched by Louisville police officer during arrest

Arrest made in connection with 3 fires in Marshall Saturday

Nacogdoches chapter of Daughters of American Revolution celebrate 95th anniversary

The Nacogdoches Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the chapter’s 95th anniversary. Over the decades, members have celebrated principals which shaped the city and its education. Today the service was celebrated.

Wells, furnaces and septic systems damaged by Feb. winter storm may be covered by FEMA

Texas residents whose furnaces, septic systems or wells were damaged by February’s severe winter storms may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. If denied assistance, applicants may appeal.

Rep. Hefner’s bill requiring American-made voting machines passes committee

Rep. Cole Hefner’s bill requiring all components of voting equipment to be American made has passed the committee phase.

  State rep. from Dallas holds press conference on removing Confederate monuments from state capitol

A bill to rename or remove confederate monuments located in or near the State Capital was discussed on Monday morning in a press conference.

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity passes prelim vote in House

DPS lab requests guidance for DNA testing at arraignment for suspect in Starrville church slaying

‘A profound loss’: N.C. teacher dies while trying to save two children caught in rip current

  WEBXTRA: Longview economic head opposes bill which would change policy on state sales tax revenue

  Tyler firefighters extinguish van fire at Dale Chapel Baptist Church

City of Tyler offers free bulky item pick up

  East Texas renaissance festival open for business

A successful opening weekend for an East Texas renaissance festival. 'Avalon Faire' in Kilgore off of FM 1252, had good crowds on it's opening weekend. The festival features music, acrobats , and of course the crowd favorite, jousting tournament.

6 injured in Shreveport shooting after multiple men reportedly fired into crowd

A shooting Sunday night (April 18) in Shreveport left six people injured, police say.

  Non-profit working at legislative level to create workplace bereavement leave policy

Local non-profit organization Evermore working at legislative level to create workplace bereavement leave policy

Crash shuts down Interstate 30 W in Texarkana

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has announced that an 18-wheeler crash has shut down Interstate 30 west.

  WATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video

A Pender County couple was attacked in their driveway by a rabid bobcat earlier this week.

Early voting in Texas to start Monday

Early voting for eligible Texas voters will begin on Monday.

East Texas boxers train for returning Golden Gloves

2020 and the pandemic wiped out most sports tournaments, but a very important one is back in East Texas, the 'Golden Gloves'. Amateur boxers train all year for a shot at a gold gloves title.

  Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said Sunday that the suspect, Stephen Broderick, is considered armed and dangerous.

  Tyler cyclist recalls being hit by drunk driver on Legacy Trail

April 1 was a typical evening for Tyler cyclist Alan Arakelian. He was gearing up to ride down to the Legacy Trail and take the path like he always does three to five times a week.

Tyler police rescue 13-year-old Alabama girl from residence on Woods Blvd.

Officers with the Tyler Police Department rescued a 13-year-old Alabama girl from a home in the 3600 block of Woods Boulevard Saturday after TPD received word from the FBI that a kidnapping victim might be at that location.

Authorities identify former University of Houston linebacker as suspect in Mart double slaying

Police in Mart have identified the suspects and multiple victims of an overnight shooting.

Hemphill woman dies in head-on collision on US 96 in Brookeland involving 18-wheeler

A Hemphill woman died in a two-vehicle wreck involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 96 in Jasper County Sunday morning.

WATCH: Boom heard by many Northeast Texans was demolition of Big Brown Power Plant

Many people in the northern portion of East Texas may have heard a big boom Sunday morning.

Lafourche Parish Coroner identifies two lift boat crewmen recovered Friday; 9 remain missing

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that the bodies of two additional crewmembers have been recovered

  Spring Hiway 80 garage sale going on this weekend

It's April, which means the Spring edition of the 'historic Hiway 80 garage sale' is underway, stretching from Mississippi to the metro-plex. Vendors in Upshur and Gregg counties were worried that the cold temperatures and cloudy skies would keep shoppers away, but they were wrong.

Athens man who was allegedly found with ‘large amount of meth’ during HCSO search indicted

A grand jury indicted a 35-year-old Athens man who was allegedly found to have a “large amount of meth” when Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched his house in August of 2020.

  UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College students give back to community with Big Event

Students from UT Tyler and Tyler Junior College came together Saturday morning to serve the community in what they call The East Texas Big Event.

NET Health has ‘limited number’ of 1st-dose Pfizer vaccines at Harvey Convention Center

NET Health has a limited amount of “First Doses” of the Pfizer COVID vaccine and 100 appointments are now open for today (April 17th) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.

Chandler man indicted in connection with fatal head-on collision on FM 315

A Henderson County grand jury has indicted a 20-year Chandler man in connection with a fatal head-on collision on FM 315 that claimed the lives of a man, a woman, and an unborn baby on Oct. 25, 2020.

WATCH LIVE: Funeral for Prince Philip

Watch the funeral for Prince Philip.

  19-year-old Mt. Pleasant native getting noticed on rodeo circuit

The Longview PRCA Rodeo is back in time for its thirtieth anniversary after being canceled last year due to COVID-19.

  Cancer survivor donates cancer bell to UT Health Tyler

A cancer survivor donated a bell to the Poindexter Oncology Unit at UT Health East Texas on Friday. The bell is for individuals to ring when they have beat cancer.

  Smith County sheriff reacts to Rep. Schaefer’s bill allowing for carrying guns without a permit

Larry smith, the Smith County Sheriff agrees with Rep. Matt Schaefer bill. He says he wants people to have a way to protect themselves, since it can take time for law enforcement to get to the scene.

  Mid America Flight Museum reopens

KLTV 7′s Jamey Boyum headed to the Mid America Flight Museum for a look at a unique vintage aircraft known as a Spartan. The museum reopens this Saturday.

Second body recovered 33 miles from Seacor Power site; divers yet to get inside vessel

The identity of the crewmember has not been released.

  Wood County home a total loss after Friday morning fire

Three different East Texas fire departments rushed to the scene of a two story log-cabin home that turned into a raging fire. Wood county fire crews were called to the dead end of county road 3803, west of 'Holly Lake Ranch' after 8 this morning for the fire.

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license

The Texas House has approved a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit.

Man arrested in Texarkana, accused of punishing toddler by putting him in scalding bath water

A man in Texarkana has been arrested, accused of punishing a three-year-old by putting him in scalding bath water.

  Sen. Hughes bill to publish voting history record passes committee

A Texas Senate committee has unanimously passed an East Texas legislator’s bill which would require the secretary of state to publish voting history records.

Shootout in San Antonio leaves 2 men dead, police officer injured

The police officer approached the vehicle and “spoke casually” with the driver for a couple minutes, Police Chief McManus said.

Tyler City Council member helps organize COVID-19 vaccine clinic for ‘underserved communities’

In an effort to vaccinate the African-American and underserved communities of the city, Tyler City Councilmember Shirley McKeller and the North Tenneha Church of Christ organized a vaccination clinic.

Texas State Open back at Cascades with new title sponsor

Today, the Northern Texas PGA announced a multi-year agreement with Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. as the title sponsor of the Texas State Open. The championship will be named and referred to as the “Higginbotham Texas State Open.”

Sen. Hughes’ fetal heartbeat bill passes House committee vote

A House version of Sen. Bryan Hughes’ fetal heartbeat bill has passed through the committee phase.

  2 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 11 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana

The United States Coast Guard is assisting in the search for ‘multiple people in the water’ after at least one vessel capsized during a severe storm near Grand Isle, LA this afternoon.

Popular Central Texas marina and resort to close after 70 years following bankruptcy filing

Uncle Gus’ Marina and Resort on Lake Whitney, which opened in 1952, is set to close beginning next Wednesday after a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Friday.

SFA Gardens deciding which plants stay, which ones go

It’s been two months since the winter storm and horticulturists at SFA Gardens advise waiting to see what plants thrived, what survived, and what died is the best practice.

  Longview’s Lifebridge Church hosting food drive to benefit Dream Center

Longview’s Lifebridge Church is hosting a canned food drive today to benefit the Dream Center, which feeds thousands of families each month.

City of Lufkin asks residents to stop flushing cleaning wipes

City of Lufkin officials are making a public plea to residents to stop flushing baby and/or cleaning wipes down the toilet as doing so results in a clogged sewage system.

  Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry gets final OK in House

The Texas House has passed an East Texas legislator’s bill allowing for guns to be carried without a permit in certain situations in a final vote Friday morning.

Rep. Schaefer bill closing loophole on some late-term abortions passes committee

A House committee has passed an East Texas legislator’s bill which would stop late-term abortions when the fetus has a severe medical issue.

Boil water notice issued for Marshall

Citizens are advised to proceed with a BOIL WATER NOTICE until testing is complete and returned as safe for human consumption on Charlotte Street and Fair Street. Once the boil water notice is no longer needed, the City of Marshall will issue a statement.

  New photo exhibit, book celebrate people of Longview for city’s sesquicentennial

A new photography exhibit and book celebrates the diverse community in one East Texas city.

  New Diana ISD students holding plant sale Saturday

New Diana ISD students will be holding a plant sale this Saturday.

  Circus performers get back on stage for first time in over a year

Friday is the debut for the Carden International Circus in Tyler. For many of the performers, this is their first week back working the circus stage in over a year.

  Overton woman shares relation to Titanic 109 years after the ship sank

“I know he always thought the Titanic was the grandest thing he was ever on, I do know that,” Marilyn Ware said.

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pentland faces assault charges.

Earthquake recorded near Blanchard, La.

Did you feel this earthquake, the 2nd one today?

  Child found unresponsive in Tyler motel bathtub

The child was taken to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances emergency room by EMS.

  Better East Texas: International pressures need addressing

We are seeing a rise in international priorities that must be dealt with sooner than later by the Biden administration. Three fronts specifically come to mind, but there are others.

East Texas couple to spend 10 years in federal prison for drug, gun trafficking

A husband and wife, along with two other co-conspirators in a methamphetamine and gun trafficking ring, were sentenced to federal prison today.

Lufkin PD says 15-year-old girl has been found safe

Johana has been found safe.

  From Lufkin to Chi-Town: Natasha Mack picked by Sky in WNBA draft

Lufkin native Natasha Mack has been drafted into the WNBA tonight.

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

The home invasion happened before 9 a.m. at a home on 38th Street NW, near Cape Hickory Road, in Long View.

Union Pacific cuts almost 60 jobs in Palestine

Union Pacific notified workers at the Palestine Car Facility that 57 positions will be eliminated mid-June. Currently, the Palestine Union Pacific workforce is 60 people.

  Rep. Schaefer bill allowing no-permit gun carry passes prelim vote in House

The Texas House has passed an East Texas legislator’s bill allowing for guns to be carried without a permit in certain situations in a preliminary vote Thursday night.

Man dies after being struck by vehicle on Longview loop

The driver of the vehicle was detained and questioned by police and was later released.

Hemphill murder suspect back in jail following more indictments

An accused murderer is back in jail less than a week after being released from on bond.

Grand jury indicts Hemphill man for crash that killed 3 firefighters

The victims of the Jan. 17 crash Vanessa Davis, 28, Jason Davis, 38, and Ralph Hill, 48, were all members of the Pendleton Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.