Man trapped in mechanic shop during flooding just one of several business people affected by rainfall

Dozens of businesses in Cherokee County are recovering from a massive amount of rainfall from this last weekend’s severe storms.

  Sheriff’s office identifies suspect, victim in Monday morning Smith County shooting

No injuries reported in crash involving Tyler ISD bus

Tyler police looking for man accused of sexually assaulting child

First Alert Weather Day in effect for Tuesday

  Brushy Creek area of Lake O’ the Pines still closed year after deadly storm

  Smith County Jail back in compliance with state exercise requirements

Continued Coverage

  NWS confirms EF-1 tornado touched down in Chapel Hill area

  Weekend storms cause significant damage in Rusk

Houston gas skimmer avoids prison in connection with Tyler crime

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

Another truck gets stuck under Longview’s notorious Green Street bridge

City of Jacksonville rescinds opening of lake, Lake Jacksonville remains closed

Wastewater spills in Jacksonville, boil water notice issued for some people on private water wells

The City of Jacksonville said a spill of wastewater occurred out of their collection system.

  Power of Prayer: The River church rebuilds lives, homes in Alto

A month after powerful tornadoes cut a path of destruction through the town of Alto, members of one congregation say they're finding unexpected blessings after this test of faith.

Monday’s Weather: A cloudy morning with more sunshine in the afternoon. Highs in upper 80s

It will be a cloudy start to the day today but we should see some more sunshine in the afternoon.

  Lake Jacksonville closed, residents worried about alleged rule breakers

The city of Jacksonville saw their fair share of rainfall after yesterday’s severe storms.

  Hundreds stop in Longview on their patriotic Run for the Wall

Boil water notice issued for part of the Craft-Turney water supply area

Lone Star Fitness Expo flexes its muscles

Card skimmer found at Harrison County gas station

  WEBXTRA: Run for the wall

  Fort Worth kidnapping suspect has ties to Tyler

Lake Jacksonville closed due to high water

According to the City of Jacksonville, the city has closed the lake due to high water levels.

No injuries reported after train derails in Elkhart

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was a small train derailment in the City of Elkhart.

  Effects from Saturday’s severe storms still being felt across East Texas

Severe storms that moved through East Texas on Saturday left damage, power outages, and flooded roadways in their wake. The effects continue to be felt Sunday.

Storm watches, warnings issued for several East Texas counties

According to the National Weather Service, the watch covers Henderson, Van Zandt, Rains, and Hopkins Counties along with other counties outside East Texas.

  Storms bring flooding, damages, power outages to East Texas

Severe storms brought damage and power outages to parts of East Texas on Saturday.

  Caddo Lake level dropping, residents still displaced

Caddo residents deal with high water

Emergency service crews prepared to put practice to the test

Emergency service crews were prepared to put their practice to the test in the wake of severe weather.

  WEBXTRA: Lone Star Fitness Expo

The Saturday only event goes on all day with bodybuilding and weightlifting competitions. The athletes are all natural and tested before competition.

  WEBXTRA: East Texas Council of Governments Regional Communication Exercise

The exercise was for emergency responders to come together to practice communications during emergency events.

Former Harrison County Deputy Sheriff indicted, arrested for official oppression

Former Harrison County Deputy Sheriff, Charles “Chase” Dotson, turned himself in to the Harrison County Jail this morning after being indicted by a Harrison County grand jury for Official Oppression earlier this week.

Saturday First Alert Weather Day update

The biggest threats that we are monitoring are damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding. The tornado potential has increased slightly since the last outlook. The large hail threat remains low.

  VIDEO: Longview High School graduates addressed by alum Matthew McConaughey

Tonight’s commencement speaker is LHS 1988 grad and Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.You’ll be able to watch the livestream of the graduation right here and on East Texas Now, as well.

  Police are warning citizens of armed and dangerous suspect

Have you seen this man? Police are considering him armed and dangerous.

  John Tyler seniors walk through the halls of local elementary schools

Seniors from John Tyler High School marched through the halls of local elementary schools wearing their caps and gowns, today.

Alto Police Department gives community chance to honor officer who died on duty

Services will be held this weekend for an Alto police officer who died Thursday afternoon.

  Multiple agencies involved in search in Troup area

Multiple agencies are involved in a search west of Troup.

Texas Rangers identify suspect, victims in Van Zandt County shooting

Texas Rangers have identified a suspect and victims in a Van Zandt County shooting.

More than 100,000 gallons of wastewater discharged in Jacksonville

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East Texas Christian School closing after 25 years

East Texas Christian School is closing after 25 years.

First Alert Weather Day: Strong thunderstorms expected in East Texas by late Saturday morning

Strong thunderstorms will develop Friday night in western Texas and progress eastward overnight into early Saturday morning.

Confusion in Smith County GOP politics

Texas Republican Party Chairman James Dickey sends notice of abandonment of office of Smith County Republican Party Chairman Brent Thompson

Smith County Sheriff’s Office searching for two women charged with aggravated assault

Two women are wanted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office on charges of assault that caused serious bodily injuries to a victim.

  Three-day public safety exercise underway in Tyler

East Texas first responders in the ETCOG region are participating in a regional public safety exercise and workshop.

Nacogdoches police searching for robbery suspect who stole cash, guns from business

Nacogdoches police are searching for an aggravated robbery suspect who stole cash, guns and phones from a business.

DPS: Multiple people arrested for online solicitation of minor

Multiple people were arrested recently during a multi-agency operation into online solicitation of a minor.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

  Traffic reopened after truck crashes into power pole on Broadway in Tyler

The Tyler Police Department is currently working an accident in which an 18 wheeler hit a power pole in the 300 block of S. Broadway Ave.

Marshall police identify officer injured during pursuit

The officer received severe lacerations in the pursuit.

  Bullard High School anglers win state bass fishing championship

The Bullard High School bass fishing team has caught a big one, reeling in a state championship.

Friday’s Weather: Increasing clouds with highs in middle 80s

Another mild start to the day in the lower to middle 60s and mostly clear and sunny skies. As we head into the afternoon, we’ll quickly warm back into the middle 80s with increasing cloud cover and maybe a stray afternoon shower, mostly for Deep East Texas.

  Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

A Chesterfield woman put in her will that her beloved dog should be put down upon her death so its remains can be buried with her.

ETX city to enforce new ambulance fee

In an emergency, every second counts, which means you can’t put a price on life. But, Marshall will soon begin charging residents when ambulances are dispatched in a dire situation.

29th annual Scholastic All Stars banquet honors 20 East Texas students

The 29th annual Scholastic All Stars banquet hosted students, parents and the Dallas Cowboys' sideline reporter.

  VIDEO: Processional of dozens of law enforcement vehicles lead Alto police officer to funeral home

An Alto police officer has died in a Tyler hospital, and his brothers and sisters in blue are planning to escort him to a funeral home.

  Sam’s Law passes senate, brings positive reactions

Sam's Law passed through the Senate and brought positive reactions back home.

  Officials: Leave wildlife alone; some animals displaced by storm damage, flooding

Recent storms aren’t just causing problems for humans. Wildlife officials say downed trees and flooding have displaced wildlife, including birds, squirrels and snakes.

  Lufkin family to be featured in new reality show ‘The Radkes’

The Radkes’ is a new six-episode, half-hour reality show set to air on USA Network.

Former Greg County GOP chair admits to using loan documents with forged signatures to obtain $145K

An East Texas businessman admitted to using loan documents with forged signatures in order to get personal and commercial loans for a total of $145,000 from two banks in a sealed federal plea agreement that was filed on May 2.

  Major road construction following severe storms

After several storms in Smith County the past few weeks, road crews are doing their best to catch up and repair the damage.

Harrison County JP arrested on abuse of official capacity, theft charges

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a Harrison County justice of the peace on abuse of official capacity and theft charges Thursday.

  Smith Co. sheriff Larry Smith announces bid for re-election

The Smith County Sheriff has announced his intention to run for a third term as sheriff of the county.

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Here are this week’s groups and organizations that could use a willing hand or two this week.

City of Cushing issues boil water notice for some parts of town

The City of Cushing has issued a boil water notice for a portion of customers.

2 people injured in car-motorcycle wreck on SH 64 near Toll 49 overpass

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred on State Highway 64 near the Toll 49 overpass Thursday afternoon.

Civilians help pull man from burning car in Payne Springs wreck

Payne Springs Fire Rescue says civilians saved a life today.

Tyler man with gang affiliations sentenced to 18 years in prison for evading arrest

A Smith County jury has convicted and sentenced a man who is reported to have documented gang affiliations.

  Hollywood icon Doris Day’s legacy lives on at East Texas equine center

A horse rescue and adoption center in Murchison was opened in Doris Day's name in 2011.

First Alert Weather Day: East Texas at enhanced risk of severe weather Saturday

Another strong storm system is heading toward East Texas.

Fred’s closing an additional 104 stores, 7 in East Texas

Fred’s, a discount general store and pharmacy, has announced the closure of an additional 104 stores across the U.S. - including two more in East Texas.

2 people dead, another injured after shooting incident in Van Zandt County

A shooting incident that occurred in Van Zandt County late Wednesday night has left two people, including the suspect, dead.

Construction on eastbound lanes of I-20 causes traffic backup in Van Zandt County

Traffic is backed up for several miles on a stretch of Interstate 20 in Van Zandt County.

LIVE: President Trump to unveil new immigration plan

President Donald Trump is set to unveil his new immigration plan Thursday.

Mount Pleasant police: Burglary suspect found attempting to break through house’s exterior wall

A burglary suspect was arrested after Mount Pleasant police while he was attempting to escape from authorities by breaking through a house’s exterior wall.

Upshur County jury sentences meth dealer to 70 years in prison

An Upshur County jury sentenced a woman who has 13 previous convictions on her record to 70 years in prison after they found her guilty of engaging in organized crime for conspiring with two other people to traffic methamphetamine.

  Two injured after pipe separates on Rusk County oilfield

Two people were injured after a pipe separated and struck them in a Rusk County oilfield.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office asks for public’s help in finding missing man

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 39-year-old man who has been missing since April 27.