Van Zandt County fugitive flees traffic stop, leads officers on foot chase before arrest on weapons charges

On Friday, the Van Zandt County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office attempted to stop a silver SUV at County Road 1918 and Hwy 80 in Fruitvale because they say they saw a fugitive driving the vehicle.

Texas police chief commits suicide while being served warrant for sexual assault

Autopsy report: Man found in Smith County woods died of natural causes

  Webxtra: Red Cross installs free smoke detectors

  Remnant from escaped inmate’s shackle donated to Gregg County museum

  ’This is her day’: Walmart rolls out red carpet for Mineola girl’s Make-A-Wish shopping spree

Family’s summer photo shoot muddied when toddler takes dip in pond

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Black tar heroin, meth discovered during search warrant execution; 1 arrested

Tip helps Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies solve cemetery vandalism case

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Gun Barrel City: Man reported as missing found safe

Tyler police: Suspect shot 16-year-old during gun sale

Longhorn Steakhouse coming to Tyler

Friday’s Weather: Slight chance for rain. High 96

Warm and muggy again this morning with a light south breeze. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today and high temperatures in the mid 90s.

  Arrest warrant issued in ice cream-licking incident in Texas

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old man who authorities say posted social media video of himself licking ice cream from a carton in Texas and returning it to a supermarket freezer.

  Doctors warn against heatstroke dangers amid recent heat advisories

Recent heat advisories prompt a word of warning from East Texas doctors

Cybersecurity expert explains best practices for protection in today’s electronic economy

Organizers said it’s not enough to rely on others to keep your personal data safe.

  Stanleys Famous BBQ expanding with more space, more parking, and a second smokehouse

  Pollok couple petitions for removal of dead trees along roadways after sons’ deaths

Mineola ISD superintendent submits letter of resignation, board accepts

  WEBXTRA: Stanley’s BBQ starts expansion project

  New shop coming to Kilgore will sell stringed instruments, give music lessons

Overton man gets 25 years in prison for fatal hit and run

  Troup ISD leaders: ‘Proud’ of ’A’ accountability rating, but our kids are more than just a score

Troup scored an 'A', a 94 overall, and school leaders are focused on keeping that momentum going.

ESPN: Zeke offered new contract that would make him second highest-paid RB in NFL; no deal yet

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly offered running back Ezekiel Elliott a new contract.

Renovations continue at Hobby Lobby’s future location in Tyler

Media representatives with Hobby Lobby confirmed earlier this year that the store will be moving from its current location to the former Macy’s building on Broadway Avenue,

Week 1 Schedule

The high school football season is here. Thursday, Aug. 29 marks the beginning of another year of some of the best football you will see around the country. Check out the Week 1 schedule below.

Crews respond to a fire in Henderson

Henderson house fire with no injuries is contained to the kitchen.

Sheriff releases identities of 2 found dead in East Mountain area

The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office has identified two people who were found dead Monday in the East Mountain area.

  Zavala-Garcia accepts plea deal in Kayla Gomez-Orozco murder case, sentenced to life without parole

The man charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl in Smith County has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Pittsburg police: Gas leak near Hwy 271, Hwy 993 now contained

Emergency personnel in Pittsburg worked together to quickly contain a gas leak that occurred near the intersection of Highway 271 and Highway 993 early Thursday afternoon.

  East Texas State Fair announces coming attractions

The East Texas State Fair is back and this year organizers are rolling out six new attractions.

VIDEO: Crockett police dashcam shows vehicle involved in chase crashing into patrol unit

Dashcam video from a Crockett Police Department patrol unit shows the moment that a driver that had been running from law enforcement smashed into it an effort drive through a roadblock Wednesday.

  Lufkin man gets probation for aggravated robbery at Kilgore store

A Lufkin man received deferred adjudication probation for aggravated robbery.

Troup store clerk accused of stealing $1,500 worth of scratch-offs

Troup police have charged a woman accused of stealing $1,574 worth of scratch-off tickets from a convenience store with which she was employed.

  Lindale ISD: Students return to Velma Penny following temporary evacuation

Lindale Independent School District officials temporarily evacuated the Velma Penny elementary campus due to a nearby gas leak.

  Woman sentenced to probation for injuring child at Tyler daycare

The East Texas woman accused of injuring a 1-year-old at a daycare was sentenced to four years deferred adjudication probation.

Thursday’s Weather: Hot and humid. High 97

Warm and muggy this morning with fair skies. Expect mostly sunny skies through the afternoon with light south winds.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  Get ready for nightmares: ‘Hatchet House of Horror’ is under construction

They save our homes, they save our lives, they’re the heroes we trust on a daily basis. But they’re also not afraid to scare the living daylights out of us if it’s for a good cause.

  ‘Georgia’s the real hero:’ Firefighters escort Whitehouse child battling cancer to first day of kindergarten

One particular new kindergartener received a bit of extra attention, as she’s been battling an illness prior to her first day and some local heroes wanted to give her extra support.

Officials searching for Brownsboro teen missing since July

Officials are searching for a teenage girl first reported missing in July.

  SWEPCO explains why vegetation caused power outage

SWEPCO has determined what caused and wide-spread power outage that affected thousands of East Texas customers on Sunday. An AEP-SWEPCO investigation has found that the outages all started from plants touching power lines.

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

Slidell Police arrested two adults after a kindergarten student was found with three bags of cocaine at a Slidell school Tuesday morning.

  WEBXTRA: LeTourneau international students take tour of downtown Longview

LeTourneau University’s newest group of international students took in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of downtown Longview Wednesday as part of their orientation.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  Smith County treasurer makes case for pay raise

Smith County treasurer Kelli White took her concerns over pay straight to the public.

  Longview Police Department commissions 4 new officers

Dozens of friends and family attended the ceremony held at the Roy Stone Training Center in Longview.

Jacksonville woman celebrates 105th birthday with visit from mayor

The birthday girl was presented a certificate of recognition by the mayor of Jacksonville in honor of turning 105.

Wood County officials searching for suspect in Yantis robbery

Officials are still searching for a suspect in a June aggravated robbery at a Yantis story.

  $725,000 grant goes to East Texas Veterans

$725,000 in grants presented to four Tyler area veteran service organizations

  Artists get ‘Wings of Tyler’ interactive mural underway; completion set for September

The interactive mural, called Wings of Tyler, will depict several sets of very detailed, colorful angel-like wings.

  Staff create art, positive messages in bathrooms at Pittsburg Elementary School

The Principal at Pittsburg Elementary School challenged the staff to redo all the campus bathrooms for back to school.

  Webxtra: SWEPCO power outage answer to brownout

Bob Hallmark looks at the cause of Sunday's 'brownout'.

Jury finds Brownsboro man accused of school threat not guilty

A jury has found a Brownsboro man accused of making a threat against a school on Snapchat not guilty.

Crews rescue man who fell in pit in Henderson

A man was rescued after falling into a pit behind a business in Henderson Wednesday.

  New gun laws take effect Sept. 1

Beginning Sept. 1, several new laws concerning guns will take effect.

  Gift of Love: Hannah

Unlike many children in foster care her age, she said she's not looking for the picture-perfect family. Hannah said she wouldn't mind having a single mother or father, or even a blended family.

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

Tyler police responding to welfare concern call near elementary school

Officers responded to the home in the 3200 block of Keaton Drive, near Andy Woods Elementary School.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

East Texas counties issue burn bans

Hot and dry conditions are causing counties and cities to consider or place burn bans throughout East Texas.

DPS identifies driver killed in Titus County crash

One person died Tuesday in a Titus County two-vehicle crash.

State issues 2 warnings for unlicensed massage therapists in Longview

Falling the closing of a massage parlor, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has issued two written warnings against two people accused of giving massages without a license.

  Firefighters attempt rescue of dog stuck on roof of roofing company

A canine found itself in an unusual position Wednesday - stranded on the roof of a roofing company.

Wednesday’s Weather: Partly sunny skies with hot temperatures in the afternoon

We have a burn ban out for Henderson and Rusk counties which means no outdoor burning in those areas.

  Justice of the Peace orders autopsy on remains of man found off Jim Hogg Road in Smith County

Sheriff’s deputies and investigators are at a scene off Jim Hogg Road Tuesday night.

One-way wreck at 4th Street, College Avenue in Tyler sends one to hospital

The wreck occurred at 4th Street and College Avenue in Tyler.

SWEPCO says power outage across East Texas ultimately caused by vegetation

A power outage that affected 85,000 East Texas customers Sunday was caused by an overload on part of the power grid after vegetation came into contact with two major power lines,

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck at McDonald and Old Omen Road slowing traffic

According to our reporter at the scene, minor injuries were reported in the wreck.

20 year prison sentence for Carthage woman

Carthage woman receives maximum sentence for robbery.

Athens police make arrest in fatal 2018 shooting

According to a Facebook post from the City of Athens, Texas Government, a 71-year-old Larue man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman last November, Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill reported Tuesday.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

  City of Marshall cracking down on leash law ahead of new school year

Authorities say they want to make it safer for students who will be walking to and from school.

TDI warns drivers: Make sure your auto insurance is legit

TDI is warning Texas drivers looking for bargain insurance about a scam that leaves them with no coverage even after they’ve paid their premiums.

  Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary to introduce three tiger cubs to public

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary has become the new home for three five-month-old tiger cubs.

Tyler man indicted in connection to May shooting

A Tyler man has been indicted on several charges in connection to a shooting that injured one person in May.

  School board votes to move forward with selling Tyler ISD Agricultural Learning Center

School officials made it clear the sale does not jeopardize the school’s agriculture program.

  Hallsville man gets 12 years for fatal 2017 racing wreck

Meshebia Johnson, 17, and Rylee Malone, also 17, were killed in the September 2017 wreck

Concrete truck driver allegedly drove into oncoming traffic, later arrested for DWI

Officers with the Tyler Police Department arrested a concrete truck driver Tuesday after he allegedly crossed the median several times on Loop 323 and drove into oncoming traffic.

Gregg County JP says no obvious signs of foul play after 2 bodies found in East Mountain area

No obvious signs of foul play were detected at the scene where two people were found dead Monday afternoon, according to an official.