Smith County officials confident last year’s election problems solved as early voting begins

Following a series of problems in the November 2019 election in Smith County, officials are confident that those problems have been solved.

  Coronavirus forces Chinese students at Brook Hill to stay in town for spring break

  Students at The Brook Hill School deliver handmade Valentine’s Day cards to senior citizens

  Coronavirus causes lower gas prices due to over-supply

  Uber’s arrival in ETX highlights transportation issues

  Texas African American Museum honors notable women ‘Moving Our City Forward’

Funeral set for girl who died as result of traffic accident

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  Medical journal publishes cancer research by Jarvis Christian College student

K9 Juma alerts officers to meth in vehicle after Mineola traffic stop

  Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

City of Overton rescinds boil water notice

  WEBXTRA: Gas prices cheap in Lindale

City of Longview takes applications for annual Mayor Andy Mack Scholarships

  Racing community weighs in on Ryan Newman’s Daytona 500 crash, condition

Members of the racing community took to Twitter Tuesday in reaction to NASCAR's update on Ryan Newman.

  LIST: All contested races across East Texas

Election day in East Texas is slated for Mar. 3 and early voting began on Feb. 18. We have every single contested race in East Texas listed right here.

  Mabank native stranded in China amid coronavirus outbreak gets emergency passport

Mabank native Ashley Jenkins had been quarantined in her apartment since early January.

  Longview police identify man killed in early morning shooting

A man has died following a shooting which occurred on Finch Drive early Tuesday.

Boil water notice issued by East Texas Municipal Utility District

Tuesday’s Weather: Rain returns today

  After seven decades a KIA soldier’s remains are returned home

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized ‘in serious condition’

Will Ferrell, Laura Dern to star in ‘Fruitcake,’ movie based on true crime at Collin Street Bakery

  Better East Texas: Thoughts on future Super Bowl halftime shows

  ETN Interview: Guests discuss UT Tyler’s upcoming Black History Knowledge Bowl

Two guests stopped by the East Texas Now desk on Monday to talk to host Kayla Lyons about the upcoming Black History Month Knowledge Bowl.

Two teenagers arrested, charged with racing on Longview highway

According to Gregg County Judicial Records, Joseph Glass, 17, of Gilmer and Chandler Owens, 17, of White Oak were charged with racing on a highway.

  Better East Texas: Voter turnout for primaries needs to be strong

It is about to get hot and heavy in the political stew in Texas – at least on the democrats’ side.

  1 killed, 3 hurt in shootout between motorcycle gangs at Texas bar

Officers believe multiple suspected gang members were involved in a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs that killed at least one person at a Texas bar.

Palestine police: Man shot in face during robbery attempt

According to Palestine police, Just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16th, Palestine police officers were dispatched to the 800 blk. of W. Coronaca St. in reference to a reported suicical subject.

  Photographers of all skill levels invited to take part in ‘Life in Tyler’ contest

Entries should include anything and everything that resembles life in the city and surrounding areas.

Eagle watch turns to egg watch as hatch time draws near

The “Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam” is streaming 24 hours a day seven days a week focused on Jackie, Shadow, and their two eggs.

  Oops! Implosion fails to topple tower in Dallas

Much of the 11-story structure did come down, but a tower remains standing despite numerous attempts to topple it.

Save money with these Presidents Day deals

You could even say it’s your patriotic duty to take advantage of these deals from your favorites brands and retailers.

  Patriot Guard escorts remains of East Texan killed in Korean War in 1950

The remains of Army PFC Junior Evans were identified nearly 70 years after he was declared missing in action.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

  Whitehouse ISD student tech program allows teens to learn by doing

Currently, six middle schoolers at Whitehouse Junior High have the unique opportunity to be involved in a tech program that assists the districts technology department all while working towards becoming google certified.

Changes coming to Great Texas Balloon Race

Several changes are coming to the Great Texas Balloon Race.

  Power of Prayer: Rick Garrett’s ministry to cancer patients

As patients battling cancer embark on journey of treatment, Rick Garrett wants to help them find spiritual healing at the same time.

  American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, are being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.

Monday’s Weather: Another rainy week ahead. Grab that umbrella!

Cloudy with some patchy fog early this morning, but with mild temperatures.

Teen missing from Tyler State Park located unharmed

According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Kevin Wickliffe, 17, was found unharmed on County Road 35, just north of Interstate 20.

Coroner officially identifies motorcyclist killed in wreck

Texarkana College released his name Saturday, saying he was a campus police officer

  Plans have been drawn up for I-20 expansion

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt, along with many other county judges along the I20 corridor, was appointed to a committee to study the I-20. A plan is now in place and it shows four lanes being expanded to six.

This dog collar will swear every time your dog barks

For $60, the Cuss Collar will spit out a swear word every time your dog barks

  WEBXTRA: Judge Bill Stoudt speaks about I-20 expansion

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum speaks with Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt about the expansion of Interstate 20 coming in 2023.

3-year-old dies in Upshur County crash

According to DPS, at 3:01 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on SH-300, 0.3 mile southeast of the city of Gilmer in Upshur County.

Rodeo clown Lecile Harris dies at 83

Legendary rodeo clown and Collierville native Lecile Harris has died.

Boil water notice issued in Overton

Residents in Overton are being asked to boil their water prior to consumption.

  US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo.

Epilepsy support group coming to East Texas

The new epilepsy support group in East Texas will be having their first meeting at the beginning of next month.

Volleyball tournament brings hundreds to Longview

Longview is hosting hundreds of young volleyball players this weekend.

  More details released about Hallsville counterfeiting arrest

Jennifer Genell Clark of Hallsville was arrested on three counts of forgery and possession of a controlled substance on Friday.

  East Texas leaders emphasize importance of counting for 2020 census

Chante Truscott, Senior Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau tells KLTV, ”It’s not enough to say the census is coming, they need to know those reasons behind why it’s important respond.”

  Full Armor Christian Academy going to 4-day school week

It’s been the standard for years. But now, some schools are considering shaking up the five-day school week.

  WEBXTRA: Club volleyball tournament held at Maude Cobb in Longview

KLTVs Jamey Boyum takes us to Maude Cobb in Longview for a big club volleyball tournament.

Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.

  Sheriff hopeful for East Texas anti-gang center in Smith County

The task force will be made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together under one roof.

  Mabank native stranded in China during coronavirus outbreak: ‘It’s like something out of a horror movie’

Three weeks after landing, Ashley Jenkins said she's found little hope of finding a way back home.

  East Texas Flippers working to improve neighborhoods one house at a time

Jeremy and Abby Nettles along with Richard James are flipping homes for residents in deep East Texas-- and for the internet. The trio, known at the East Texas Flippers, post their projects on Youtube.

FBI promoting new app dedicated to helping parents find lost children

The FBI is encouraging parents to download a newly released app it produced where information needed by members of law enforcement in the immediate moments after a child goes missing can be stored.

  Classmate gives student with vision impairment braille Valentine

It was a Valentines day card that teachers and students at one East Texas school will never forget. A classmate of a visually impaired student at Pine Tree primary wanted to help her enjoy Valentines day just like the rest of her classmates.

  US announces 15th virus case, this one in Texas evacuee

U.S. officials have announced the country’s 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus — an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.

Raid on Hallsville woman’s apartment leads to counterfeit arrest

A multiple-agency investigation into counterfeit money and checks had led to the arrest of a Hallsville woman.

Tyler police: 2 injured in auto-pedestrian incident at mall

On February 11, Tyler Police Officers responded to the parking lot of Broadway Square Mall after reports of two pedestrians being hit in a parking lot.

Veterans get homemade meal, gifts on Valentine’s Day

Veterans receiving care inside the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center were served a loving, homemade Valentine’s Day gift on Friday morning.

Sheriff’s office investigating homicide after man found shot in Upshur County

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man who was found shot on Thursday.

Tyler police: Suspect broke into Gander Outdoors, stole 12 to 15 pistols

A suspect broke into the Gander Outdoors store located in the Cumberland Village shopping center early Friday morning and stole 12 to 15 pistols, in what a Tyler Police Department spokesman described as a “smash-and-grab” burglary.

Longview Women’s Center installing kennel for victims’ pets

Last fall, the current Leadership Longview class heard pitches from non-profit organizations all over the community and decided they could help the most people by taking on a project to build an animal shelter for the Women’s Center of East Texas.

Lake Tyler boat ramps reopened

The City of Tyler communications office released a report early Friday morning stating that Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East boat ramps reopened to the public and right on time for Valentine’s day.

Xcel Energy Texas customers could receive refund due to low natural gas prices

According to an Xcel press release, this is due to continued low prices for natural gas power plant fuel and adding more wind energy to their system.

Lake Gladewater reopens after flooding recedes

Lake Gladewater re-opens after flooding recedes

  6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.

Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.

Friday’s Weather: Cuddle weather for Valentine’s Day

A very chilly start with temperatures dropping to freezing or just below.

  After 63 years apart, high school sweethearts reconnect and marry

It all started at a high school dance in 1956.

  Longview hosts 80th East Texas Golden Gloves

Boxing will be on display for fans for the next three nights in one East Texas city, as the 80th annual 'East Texas Golden Gloves' tournament begins in Longview.

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

Service members who cancel their car insurance to serve overseas may come back to find higher rate quotes after telling companies they didn't have coverage because of deployment.

  Tyler Fire Department forming first bomb squad in East Texas

The Tyler Fire Department is forming an explosive ornance disposal team, also called an EOD team.

  AG William Barr: President Trump’s tweets make his job ‘impossible’

The U.S. Attorney General says that President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

  Limbaugh draws bipartisan condemnation for Buttigieg remarks

Rush Limbaugh is a Trump ally and made the remarks Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show.

Tyler man gets 35 years in prison for 2017 murder of gas station clerk

Kedarius Oliver was initially charged with capital murder in Billy Dale Stacks’ death. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of murder

Sheriff: Tyler drug dealer used Snapchat to promote sales

Logan Ryan Carr, 19, was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

Flood damage causes Tyler Walmart closure

Walmart Neighborhood Market on Old Jacksonville in Tyler is temporarily closed for repair.