Loud boom heard in Gladewater, officials searching for cause

According to a Nixle alert, the fire department and police department are out monitoring the area for a cause.

  East Texas lake closed for repairs

Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses in downtown New Orleans

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to crash on Highway 155 just south of Loop 323

  ETX homeowner fires shots at alleged burglars, injuring one

Red Zone Week 7 scores

Upshur Rural metering point suffers outage, thousands without power

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  Family desperate to find missing East Texas woman

  Longview narrows entryway monument proposal to two possible designs

  Better East Texas: NBA GM’s tweet causes blowback from China

Investigation in Van Zandt County results in recovery of stolen commercial vehicles

Whitehouse City Council selects 5 to interview for police chief position

  Rusk County Electric Co-op: 1,200 customers likely impacted by planned power outage

Nike ‘Jesus Shoes’ filled with holy water sell for $3K

The shoes also are adorned with a crucifix, have a red insole and are scented with frankincense, drawing inspiration from the Vatican.

  LETU students develop device that tests iron levels without drawing blood

The device earned them first place in the Engineering World Health International competition.

  TJC holds graduation ceremony for 30th Basic Peace Officer Class

The graduates represent several East Texas law enforcement agencies.

Full Court Press: Pompeo backs Trump on Syria, distances from Giuliani

Pompeo said Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was "not on his payroll" when asked about the former New York mayor.

Longview woman gets deferred adjudication probation after child left in vegetative state

Man charged with intoxication manslaughter in fatal Pittsburg crash

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas

Friday’s Weather: Breezy northerly winds and temperatures in the 50s

  Smith Co. family escapes house fire sparked by reported lightning strike

  Family reacts to double murder at Kilgore apartment complex

  Kilgore emergency personnel at scene of wreck involving pickup, 18-wheeler

A pickup wound up wedged under an 18-wheeler’s trailer after a multiple-vehicle crash that occurred near the intersection of State Highway 135 and Gladewater Street Thursday evening.

  East Texas teen killed in wreck to be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank

When Denise Gray's son died, she knew she wanted to find a way to memorialize him.

Harrison County Sheriff’s office searching for suspect who stole trailer

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a theft suspect.

  WEBXTRA: Tyler Area Census Office hosts grand opening ceremony

The Tyler Area Census Office hosted its grand opening on Thursday.

3 arrested during Cherokee County drug bust

Three people were arrested Wednesday during a Cherokee County drug bust.

NFL Alumni, former NFL stars Baxter, Campbell announce formation of Tyler Rose Chapter

The Tyler Rose Chapter of the NFL Alumni organization will be based in Tyler and will cover East Texas and Waco.

  Longview celebrates cultural district designation

The reception and presentation corresponded with Art Walk, which runs until 8 p.m. Thursday night in downtown Longview.

Harrison County drug bust results in 1 arrest, seizure of drugs, guns, stolen property

After Harrison County and Marshall PD SWAT members joined forces to serve a search warrant on a home on Bishop Street, one man was arrested on felony charges, and authorities seized drugs, guns, a trailer, lawn equipment, and about $5,000 in cash.

  Tyler Rose Garden in full bloom ahead of 2019 Texas Rose Festival

While many flowers and plants begin to fade in the fall months, the roses at the Tyler Rose Garden are in full bloom ahead of the Texas Rose Festival.

Gordmans to launch multiple stores across East Texas in 2020

Clothing retailer Stage is preparing to convert several stores across East Texas to Gordmans stores next year. Stage Manager of Brand Publicity Blakeley Graham announced the news Thursday.

  Longview’s Institute for Healthy Living launches paddle board fitness program

Aqua Stand Up is a paddle board-based fitness program.

SPCA’s Dogtoberfest returns Oct. 19

It’s time again for the SPCA of East Texas’ Dogtoberfest.

  WEBXTRA: City of Longview gives update on process of building new police headquarters

KLTV’s Bob Hallmark spoke to Longview Public Information Officer Shawn Hara about where the city is in the process.

Henderson County Sheriff: Woman who turned dogs loose against workers gave false name

A woman who is accused of encouraging her dogs to attack workers and then firing shots near them gave deputies a false name during her arrest, the sheriff says.

Henderson County Sheriff: Woman sicced dogs on workers, fired shots over their heads

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 60-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon in connection with allegations that turned her dogs loose on some people that had been working for her and then fired gunshots over their heads.

Fire that gutted Athens business remains under investigation

Athens Fire Chief Russell Marshall said the state fire marshal is conducting the investigation.

DPS responding to wreck north of Marshall

A collision involving two semis on Highway 59 north of Marshall is delaying traffic.

AAA Texas: Average gas price drops five cents across state, parts of East Texas

The week-to-week dip means gas prices are now following normal fall trends

  WEBXTRA: East Texas teen killed in wreck to be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank

Blake Holland spoke to Denise about the company and the ring she wears in honor of her son.

  Changes ahead for the 2020 ACT

Starting next September students taking the ACT college admissions test will have a new option to retake individual sections.For the first time ever, students who have already taken the exam will be able to take an individual section at a prorated fee, according to ACT officials.

Gift of Love: Chelsy

Eventually, Chelsy hopes to be able to put down her special bag for good. This time, in a place she never wants to leave.

Police activity slowing traffic on Hwy 259 near FM 449 north of Longview

Police activity is slowing traffic on a major Gregg County highway Thursday morning.

Thursday’s Weather: Breezy and warm with highs reaching into the low 90s.

Temperatures are starting out a bit warmer than past mornings this week. We’ll wake up in the upper 60s and low 70s with partly cloudy skies.

Missing Pittsburg teen found safe, reunited with family

Perry has been found and is safe.

  Kilgore police confirm 2 women killed by relative in apartment complex; suspect in custody

Crime scene tape is around much of the complex as police and crime scene investigators examine the scene.

  Cross-training in law enforcement, medical skills required for East Texas sheriff’s airport division

Some East Texas law enforcement has cross-training in multiple areas to deal with a wide variety of emergencies. Airport divisions. The Gregg county sheriff's office airport division is one of those that has a laundry list of required training.

  Brook Hill opens new Graves Innovation Center

Brook Hill's new Graves Innovation Center was officially opened Wednesday afternoon.

  Sewer infrastructure below a popular Tyler shopping center ‘crumbling’

Sewer infrastructure below a popular Tyler shopping center is crumbling and NET Health says it’s safer to stay closed until repairs are made.

  String shop owner brings in Nashville musician for free concert

Kilgore Shop owner brings in musician for free one-night performance.

  WEBXTRA: Gregg County sheriff talks about airport division’s special training

KLTV’s Bob Hallmark spoke with Sheriff Maxey Cerliano.

Palestine gas station owner arrested after allegedly firing shots at contractor

A gas station owner in Palestine was arrested after an alleged disturbance Tuesday night.

LETU students create device to detect iron deficiency, win world prize

LeTourneau University engineering students have won first place in the Engineering World Health international competition for a non-invasive, hand-held, rugged, low-cost device designed to help diagnose iron deficiency in patients in developing countries.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office deputies searching for missing woman

Rosemary Rodriguez, 54, was reported missing Tuesday. Rodriguez is described as a white female, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds.

  WEBXTRA: Musician Scott Mulvahill giving free concert in Kilgore

Scott Mulvahill has played with top artists, including Allison Krause, Brad Paisley and Peter Frampton.

  Appeal denied; Tyler man to be put to death for 2012 Halloween murder

The death sentence imposed against convicted murderer James Calvert will stand, according to a ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Teen accused of making calls that led to Marshall ISD lockdowns

A 17-year-old is accused of making several phone calls that prompted lockdowns at Marshall ISD.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet moving into Longview Toys R Us building

A national chain which advertises itself where you can get “good stuff cheap” has taken steps to expand to Longview.

Troup man pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter in fatal motorcycle crash

Murray Clark, 51, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

Appeals court denies pre-trial appeal for Whitehouse man accused of murder

An appeals court has denied an appeal for a Whitehouse man accused of shooting and killing a Tyler man in November of 2017.

  3-year breast cancer survivor shares story about battling cancer

October marks Breast Cancer awareness month, and an East Texas woman is sending out a message about the importance of early detection.

Wednesday’s Forecast: Starting a warming trend, but not for long! Here’s your First Alert Forecast

Another nice, cool start with temperatures in the 50s this morning.

Tyler Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting themed ‘I Choose Tyler’

The 2019 Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday night at Harvey Convention Center.

District committee revisits eligibility of 2 Mount Vernon players, rules them ineligible based on residency

It is expected that Supt. McCullough will appeal the decision on Wednesday.

Fire guts Dillon Manufacturing in Athens, no injuries reported

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point, but Marshall said the state fire marshal will arrive around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

  (Literally) check out Longview library’s baking pans

Longview Library has baking pans patron can check out for three weeks.

Oncor giving away trees to customers

Oncor customers have until Nov. 1 to claim their free trees.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash slowing traffic on US 69 north between Rusk and Jacksonville

A crash is slowing traffic on US 69 north between Rusk and Jacksonville in Cherokee County.

City council approves grant applications to replace Tyler buses, improve timeliness

The grants total $1.8 million and will go toward replacing multiple buses in Tyler Transit’s fleet.

  Texas College ‘grateful’ Tyler city council waives park rental fees

The decision would bring outside competition into Tyler for Texas College home games, as well as the revenue that comes with it.

  WEBXTRA: For Veterans Sake presents service dog to Korean War veteran in Longview

The dogs are generally rescue dogs who are trained to meet veterans’ needs as they get to know their new masters.

Sheriff: Smith County resident defrauded out of $17k, woman in New Jersey arrested

According to a press release, on August 23, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office received a fraud report from a victim in Smith County. The victim reported that she had been contacted by an individual via Facebook who identified herself as a known family member of the victim.

Ohio high school ditches gender-specific homecoming ‘king’ and ‘queen’ titles

Typically, a male and a female student are voted upon to be crowned as homecoming king and queen. This year was different at an Ohio high school.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Here’s where to find the best scares in East Texas this Halloween

Looking for some fun and a good scare this Halloween? We’ve got you covered.

Multiple people injured in 3-vehicle wreck near SH 271, SH 80 intersection in Gladewater

Several people were taken to local hospitals after a three-vehicle wreck occurred near the intersection of State Highway 271 and State Highway 80 in Gladewater Tuesday morning.

  Longview Public Library lets you check out baking pans

They have baking pans for those who just want to try it out without buying new pans.

Jacksonville City Council approves bid on mobile restroom

The Jacksonville City Council has approved a $76,702 bid on a mobile restroom unit the city can supply during community events.

  Eagles announce ‘Hotel California’ tour with orchestra and choir

The band will perform the 1976 Grammy-winning album from “beginning to end."

Vehicle fire sends two people to the hospital

Emergency crews are responding to a crash in Smith County.