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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run outside Frankston

A Palestine woman has died following an auto/pedestrian crash outside Frankston Sunday night.

Brookshire pharmacies to offer free COVID-19 vaccines when available

  Search continues for missing woman from Lone Star

2 killed in Panola County rollover wreck

Residents escape Longview duplex fire

Anderson County crash leaves one dead, 2-year-old hospitalized

Trinity ISD campuses burglarized

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Oregon State Police: Shelbyville man drove 18-wheeler wrong way on I-5, hit another big rig

2 people die in head-on wreck on US 79 in Rusk County

Lufkin police: Man, woman stole 4 rings valued at $29K from jewelry store

  Jacksonville sisters donate supplies to Tyler’s less fortunate

Woman flown to area hospital after Jasper County wreck involving ambulance, 18-wheeler

  Athens man accused of shooting at Larue couple now charged with attempted capital murder

  Upshur County shooting suspect moved from hospital to jail

The suspect in a shooting incident that occurred in Gilmer on Monday has been transferred to the jail medical unit of the Gregg County Jail, according to a press release.

DA’s Office declines Chapel Hill school board election fraud case

In 2019, according to a sheriff’s office press release, the district attorney’s office notified the sheriff’s office on April 10 of a potential elections fraud case.

One dead from gunshot wounds in Longview

Thursday, at 6:43 p.m., the Longview Police Department responded to a shot fired call in the area of 15th St and Young St.

Tyler club shooting suspect flees, victim in serious condition

According to Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the leg.

City of Tyler crews working to fix sewer main break at Broadway, Rieck Rd.

  FDA approves COVID-19 test developed by Marshall man

Lufkin ISD coach arrested on drug charge

Police: Lufkin resident found dead in home; man caught using his credit card

Port San Antonio chosen as finalist for U.S. Space Command headquarters

ETCOG splits $1M in coronavirus funding between East Texas jurisdictions

Lone Star police searching for missing 70-year-old woman

Leftwich is diabetic, and may suffer from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, according to family members.

  East Texas lawmakers sign letter calling for STAAR exams to be canceled this year

The letter is addressed to the TEA commissioner.

  Junior League of Tyler hosting home edition of Mistletoe & Magic

After much thoughtful consideration, with support from the City of Tyler and approval by The Junior League of Tyler Board of Directors, JLT has decided to move forward with a Mistletoe at Home fundraiser, inviting the community to support local nonprofits, endorsed by the Junior League of Tyler, whi

Former Smith County paramedic gets 60 years in prison for child porn case

The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is offering a former Smith County paramedic a total of 60 years in prison if he pleads guilty to child pornography charges.

Reports: Matthew McConaughey walks back comments on run for governor

He said during the radio interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show, “I mean, that (a run for office) wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”

Athens man accused of shooting at 2 in parking lot; nobody hurt

Athens police officers arrested a 26-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with allegations that he fired approximately six rounds at two people at an apartment complex on Jonathan Street.

1 of 4 suspects arrested in connection with Tyler shooting death

US Marshals have arrested a Tyler man who is one of four accused in the shooting death during a scuffle on West Vance Street in July.

  Tyler Junior College identifies man who died following officer-involved shooting

A TJC Campus police officer shot someone who was armed while responding to a call.

Crash involves school bus near entrance to Emerald Bay

A crash involved a school bus and a truck towing a boat trailer on FM-344 W and CR 1195 just west of the entrance to Emerald Bay.

Driver accused of leaving scene after hitting pedestrian in Lufkin

A witness said the car, a silver Cadillac sedan, continued on and did not stop at the scene.

Man charged with murder in connection with missing San Augustine woman

San Augustine police have charged a man with murder in connection to a missing San Augustine woman.

Drug raid at Athens motel results in 2 arrests, seizure of meth, cash, gun

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and deputies raided a room at an Athens motel early Wednesday morning and arrested two suspected meth dealers. They also seized meth, cash, a handgun, and drug paraphernalia.

5 new signal boxes in Tyler showcase local art

The program began in 2016 with the objective of taking utilitarian traffic boxes and transforming them into works of art by local artists.

Lufkin ISD ending remote learning for most students

The decision has been made to discontinue the Lufkin Virtual Learning Academy (LVLA) for the upcoming semester with the exception of high school seniors.

Man arrested in connection with 2016 Jacksonville pedestrian death

A man has been arrested in the 2016 death of a pedestrian on SE Loop 456 in Jacksonville.

Polk County issues burn ban

A burn ban has been issued for Polk County.

Abandoned van only clue about missing San Augustine woman

According to San Augustine police, they are looking for Alma Rocha, of San Augustine.

Upshur County Sheriff’s Office releases name, charges for shooting suspect

An Upshur County man who was shot by law enforcement officers on November 16 after an alleged shooting spree has been charged and identified.

City of Marshall announces new Director of Community & Economic Development

City Manager Mark Rohr is pleased to announce Mr. Fabio E. Angell will join the City of Marshall as the new Director of Community and Economic Development beginning December 7, 2020.

One dead following Monday night shooting in Palestine

Chief Mark Harcrow said, “We do have reason to believe that the suspect was known to the victims.”

Miranda Lambert to be inducted into National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Lambert is being honored for her achievements, including the founding of Mutt Nation in 2009.

Sheriff IDs Lake o’ the Pines drowning victim as missing Kentucky man

Cowley had been reported missing by his family in Louisville.

Gilmer man dies days after motorcycle crash

The crash happened Saturday, Nov. 7. Terry Don Briant was transported to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital of Tyler and died the following Thursday, Nov. 12.

2 in critical condition after shooting in Palestine

Two people are reportedly in critical condition following a shooting in Palestine Monday.

No injuries reported after fire at Gun Barrel City home

The Gun Barrel City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 10:13 pm on Sunday, November 15 in the 700 block of Welch Lane.

  Grass fire spreads, consumes two vehicles in Gregg County

A grass fire near a Gregg County home spread to two vehicles.

Tyler juvenile home worker gets 6 years for sex with runaway

A Tyler woman who worked for the Youth and Family Enrichment Center has accepted a six-year prison sentence for having sex with a teenager.

New road system discussed by Angelina County officials

Angelina county commissioners met Monday to listen to and discuss possible ideas and next steps to take for the new Unit Road System.

2 hospitalized after crash with Central ISD bus

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this morning a two-vehicle crash on US 69 involving a Central ISD school bus.

Tyler police ID victims from motorcycle wreck

The occupants of the motorcycle have been identified as Edythe Lewis, a 48-year-old from Arp and Christopher Little, a 52-year-old from Arp.

  Deputy, suspect shot following Gilmer gas station shooting, hours-long search

Deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office have set up a roadblock on Green Hills Road.

1 person dies in house fire in Cedar Creek Lake area subdivision

Multiple Cedar Creek Lake area fire departments responded to a fatal house fire in the Enchanted Isle subdivision early Sunday morning, according to a post on the Payne Springs Fire Rescue Facebook page.

Tyler fire crews respond to structure fire on Sunnybrook Drive

Tyler fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of Sunnybrook Drive early Saturday evening.

Man, woman die in 2-vehicle wreck involving motorcycle at Loop 323, New Copeland Rd.

A man and a woman were killed Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding on was struck by a minivan near the intersection of Loop 323 and New Copeland Road.

Highway 43 open again after head-on collision between Tatum and

Highway 43 between Tatum and Henderson was blocked briefly Friday after a head-on collision occurred, according to a post on the Rusk County OEM Facebook page.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigating drive-by shooting incident

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting incident that occurred on FM 350 on Wednesday that left one person injured.

Judge sentences Bowie County man to 17.5 years in federal prison for child porn

A 32-year-old Bowie County, Texas, man has been sentenced to prison for distribution of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.

Marshall police ID crash victim as brother of teen who died in 2019 wreck

The 19-year-old who died in a two-vehicle crash involving a pickup and an 18-wheeler was the brother of a 17-year-old football player who died in a vehicle crash in Harrison County on Sept. 18, 2019.

Arrest made in connection with fire at vacant Tyler structure

The Tyler Fire Department was dispatched to this incident on Friday, November 6 at 11:09 p.m. The structure was fully involved upon arrival of the responding units. Firefighters worked through the night on multiple incidents and cleared from this scene at 2:18 a.m. TFD responded with three Engines,

Carthage ISD superintendent resigns as part of ‘voluntary separation” agreement

Carthage ISD and Superintendent John Wink have agreed to a “voluntary separation.” As part of that agreement, Wink voluntarily resigned on Sunday.

  NET Health encourages behavior changes to avoid ‘unnecessary suffering and death’

Several East Texas counties are experiencing large scale, uncontrolled community transmission of COVID-19, according to NET Health.

Attorney sentenced to 4 years for smuggling meth into Cass County Jail

A 50-year-old Cass County attorney has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

TDCJ employee assigned to Eastham Unit dies from COVID-19

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said 45-year-old Food Service Manager Rodrick Rodgers had nearly 11 years of service with TDCJ. He was hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive on November 4 and was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit in Conroe. TDCJ said Rogers died in t

Construction underway on new facilities at Rusk State Hospital

Crews recently placed the last beam atop the administration building and are on track to complete 50 percent of the building by February 2021. The construction team has also completed demolition work at the site of the new patient complex and have begun laying plumbing

Longview woman gets 30 years for her part in child sex assaults

A Longview woman will go to prison 30 years for sexually abusing a child over a period of several months.

Bullard resident claims $1 million scratch ticket prize

The winning ticket was purchased in Tyler.

8th Tyler Starbucks coming to east loop

Plans are in the works for Tyler to get its eighth Starbucks shop.

Search warrant leads to 3 arrests for illegal gambling in Henderson County

Three people were arrested and charged after a search warrant execution uncovered liner machines being operated illegally in Henderson County.

Marshall doctor accused of drugging, sexually assaulting patient

On October 29, 2020, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily restricted, with notice, the Texas medical license of Shaun Bobbi Kelehan, M.D. (Lic. No. L6234), after determining his continuation in the unrestricted practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare.

  Dog missing following Lufkin house fire

A dog who alerted her homeowner that their house was on fire is now missing and a home is destroyed.

Tyler man gets 10 years for gas station shooting

A Tyler man has pleaded guilty for shooting a gas station employee in June.

  Counties in NET Health area showing ‘substantial’ amount of new COVID-19 cases

Health officials are warning of dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases in the East Texas area.

Body found in Lake O' the Pines

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said a body was discovered in the water at Lake O' the Pines.

Jasper police: 1 person in custody after fatal shooting incident on Peachtree Street

Jasper police officers have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with allegations that he shot and killed another man after a physical confrontation that occurred on Peachtree Street on Sunday.

Greenberg: ‘Both our inventory and our ability to ship this season have been destroyed’

Greenberger Smoked Turkeys announced some sad news Sunday in the wake of a fire that damaged part of its plant in Tyler.

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

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a Kentucky man who was spotted camping at the Johnson Creek Camping area near the Lake O' The Pines on Nov. 4.

DPS ends Silver Alert for 63-year-old man last seen in Upshur County

The Texas Department of Public Service has issued a Silver Alert for a 63-year-old Upshur County man who was last seen on Nov. 7.

Lufkin Police Department: Multiple suspects in custody after drive-by shooting incident

Multiple suspects in a drive-by shooting incident that occurred in North Lufkin Saturday afternoon were taken into custody in Nacogdoches later that day, according to the Lufkin Police Department.