Top Story

Police searching for suspect after 1 killed in shooting at Walmart, 4th & Frankford

Police are searching for a suspect after one person was shot and killed at Walmart at 4th & Frankford on Friday afternoon.

K-9, helicopter assist in locating hunter lost in Angelina Forest

Deer decoy ‘Corby’ catches night hunter’s eye

Crews on site removing plane that crashed in Angelina County Wednesday

Tyler man accused of shooting, killing mother of 2 indicted

Game warden: Man admits to being drunk while hunting hogs from his truck in Cass County

Gov. Greg Abbott tells supporters he’s considering placing law enforcement for central Austin under state control

Continued Coverage

  Tyler Chanukah-Klezmer show moves online for 2020

She lost work to the pandemic. Now she helps thousands of jobless Texans maneuver through the state’s unemployment system.

2 arrested in Athens in connection with December 1 murder of Shreveport man

  December 4 is National Cookie Day

  Will masks be a thing of the past after the COVID-19 vaccine?

  Gregg County Judge says daily infection rate worse than in May and June

  Investigation into fire at downtown Nacogdoches boutique continues

The investigation into the cause of a fire that broke out in an alleyway next to Spring & Prince, a downtown Nacogdoches gift shop and boutique on Pecan Street, is still ongoing.

  Bodacious BBQ in Longview expected to reopen in January after fire

It's been a struggle for many East Texas restaurants to stay in business during the pandemic, but one is facing an uphill battle after being gutted by fire. 'Bodacious BBQ' on 6th street in Longview was damaged by fire almost 3 months ago, and had to close it's doors.

Welfare check leads to large police presence at Smith County home

A large police presence could be seen along Old Henderson Highway.

Extra precautions taken for visits with Santa at the Longview mall

Extra precautions are being taken for visits with Santa this year at the Longview mall.

Tyler man dies after striking tree in Smith County

Judge plans to ask for use of Harvey Hall to select jury in Tyler nurse’s capital murder trial

What we know about the 34,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

Rusk TDCJ employee dies of COVID-19 after 42 days in hospital

  Hawkins high school AG students turn bee roundup into business

  Can your employer require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck congesting NB traffic at Rieck and S. Broadway in Tyler

A wreck has traffic congested at a busy south Tyler intersection.

East Texas COVID-19 hospitalization rate drops below 15 percent

For the first time in five days, the rate of COVID-19 cases in an East Texas hospital region has fallen below 15 percent.

Tyler Junior College’s Nutcracker ballet goes virtual

Tyler Junior College’s 32nd annual holiday presentation of the Nutcracker Ballet will be accessible online to the public starting Friday.

Smith County game wardens seize illegal hunting gear, 16 sets of antlers

On Nov. 29, Texas Game Wardens assigned to Smith County started an investigation into illegal hunting activity that stemmed from a tip received earlier in the year

State extends emergency SNAP benefits through December

HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size.

Pennsylvania woman arrested in connection with Diboll shooting death

A Pennsylvania woman accused for her role in a Diboll shooting death has been arrested on a murder charge.

Judge rejects plea agreement for Tyler man accused of driving over deputy’s leg

A district judge has rejected a 10-year prison sentence for a Tyler man accused of driving over a deputy’s leg when he tried to escape arrest.

  Hurricane relief drive being held by Carthage High School students

Carthage High School’s National Honor Society is holding a Hurricane Relief Drive to help those affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Southwest Louisiana.

City of Tyler to host public virtual meeting for city project

The City of Tyler’s Engineering Department will be hosting a virtual public meeting for the Cambridge Road Improvement Project.

Woman who allegedly stole Grubhub driver’s car booked into Angelina County Jail

The Uber driver was out of her maroon Toyota Corolla making a delivery when a woman later identified as Amanda Kristene Tate, 36, of Coldspring, stole the car, according to police.

Lufkin man arrested on drug charge after toddler dies

Lufkin police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old boy after a man was seen running with him in his arms Wednesday afternoon.

Hughes Springs man accused of sexually assaulting delivery driver

Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Hughes Springs man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was making a delivery to his home.

One person bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin’s “Big Cat Rescue”

Big Cat Rescue has confirmed that one person suffered mild injuries after being bitten by an animal Thursday morning.

  Possible capacity rollbacks, closures coming as East Texas reports fourth consecutive day of rising hospitalizations

The Trauma Service Area covering most of East Texas has risen above the 15-percent mark for the fourth straight day.

  ‘Tyler Gives’ raises $160,000 for charities in inaugural effort

This was the first year for “Tyler Gives”, an effort from multiple organizations being driven by United Way of Smith County.

  Santa Claus will listen to children from a distance in 2020

Special rules for parents and children

Affidavit: Blood in missing San Augustine woman’s van leads to arrest of ex-husband

An arrest affidavit makes more clear the events that led up to the disappearance and presumed death of Alma Rocha, who was last seen on Nov. 13.

  Presumptive Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan involved in plane crash at Angelina County Airport

It appears there are no major injuries after a plane crashed while landing at the Angelina County Airport.

  WATCH: ABC political director Rick Klein discusses the White House transition process

ABC political director Rick Klein spoke about the transition of power to President-elect Biden as President Trump continues to fight the election results in court.

Tyler police identify man who died in wreck on Hwy 69 Tuesday night

The driver was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and entered the path of an oncoming car.

Tyler recreation center briefly closed for maintenance Thursday morning

The Glass Recreation Center will be closed on Thursday, December 3rd from 7-9 a.m. for maintenance.

Gov. Abbott announces initial COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed week of Dec. 14

Gov. Abbott announced Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December

East Texas Christmas tree farms are seeing a boost in sales during the pandemic

A pair of East Texas Christmas Tree Farms say they are seeing sales climbing during the pandemic.

Nacogdoches police seek Scrooges who swiped cash from shopping dad

Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a couple who stole cash from a man shopping with his children.

Authorities arrest suspected Trinity County child predator

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, authorities have reason to believe there could potentially be other adult and juvenile victims currently unknown to law enforcement.

  Dudley’s Cajun Cafe closing after 28 years in Longview

A longtime East Texas restaurant has made a difficult decision to close due to the effect of the pandemic on its business.

Tyler trio charged in multi-state Thanksgiving shooting rampage

Prosecutors in Nevada say three people from East Texas could face terrorism and hate-crime charges following Thanksgiving shootings in suburban Las Vegas.

  Tyler WorkHub closure affects businesses, church that meets on site

Tyler WorkHub announced they’re permanently closing its doors to the public in two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December holiday events across East Texas

While the pandemic has cut back the number of events in December offered in East Texas, some cities are going ahead with their plans, though some may be somewhat altered.

  Heating safety a priority as colder weather moves into East Texas

With colder temperatures, many are starting to turn on heating sources for their homes and those can pose dangers.

Tyler police at scene of fatal wreck on Hwy 69 and FM 2016

Police say that at this time, all southbound traffic on US Hwy 69 is being re-routed onto FM 2016 (west bound).

  Hospital leader who spent time in COVID-19 unit flips light switch on UT Health Christmas tree

An East Texas hospital leader who spent 17 days in his hospital’s COVID-19 unit lit the Christmas tree at UT Health East Texas in Tyler on Tuesday evening.

Smith County clerk gets new public records search, offers safety feature

Smith County residents have some new ways to be safe, thanks to new software obtained by the county.

  WEBXTRA: City of Marshall working on new animal shelter to replace aging facility

KLTVs Jamey Boyum talked with Marshall Animal Shelter Supervisor Shelly Godwin about their aging facility and the new one presently under construction.

Longview’s Papacita’s founder dies after ‘lengthy and courageous’ Alzheimer’s battle

“Papacita’s beloved visionary, founder, mentor and friend,” died on Sunday, November 29.

  Donations matched by United Way up to $50,000 for Giving Tuesday

Williams explained that COVID-19 has made vulnerable seniors rely on the ministry.

NET Health, Tyler Parks and Rec Department secures funds for 10 bicycle fix-it stations

The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) and the Tyler Parks and Rec Department have partnered to secure funds to purchase ten bicycle fix-it stations.

5 arrested in Henderson County game room raid

Owners, Rupa KC, 51, and Santosh KC, 52, face charges of engaging in organized crime, possession of the 8 liner devices, and promoting gambling.

  WEBXTRA: Smith County sheriff’s deputy provides tips to prevent property theft

KLTV’s Jeff Chavez spoke to Smith County Sheriff’s deputy Larry Christian about the rise in vehicle burglaries and property theft along with ways to avoid becoming a victim.

Longview man killed in Rusk County crash

The driver was identified as Paul Leonard Shipman Jr., 26, of Longview.

Tyler police: 7-vehicle wreck involving Tyler ISD school bus blocking traffic

Tyler Police are currently responding to the 300 block of NNW Loop 323 on a 3 vehicle traffic accident involving a Tyler ISD school bus and two vehicles, one of which is overturned.

WorkHub announces permanent closure

WorkHub has announced today it will be permanently closing its doors.

  Marshall Police Department seeking new recruits

The Marshall Police Department is seeking new recruits to complete their team.

3rd suspect in shooting death on West Vance Street transferred to Smith County

A third suspect in a shooting death that occurred on West Vance Street in July has been transferred to the Smith County Jail.

  East Texas COVID-19 hospitalization rates over 15 percent for two days

The Trauma Service Area located in East Texas has risen above the 15-percent mark of COVID-19 hospitalizations for the second-straight day.

Bahama Buck’s giving away free sno cones on Tuesday

BahamaBuck’s celebrates the season of giving with “Free Sno Day” in Tyler

TxDOT crews to apply brine in Nacogdoches and Shelby County in advance of possible freeze

TxDOT crews to apply brine in Nacogdoches and Shelby county in advance of possible freeze

  Longview business taking donations to help hurricane-battered Honduras

A Longview businessman with deep ties to Honduras is asking East Texans to donate supplies for residents of that country who are struggling in the wake of the two hurricanes that hit that nation earlier this year.

DPS seeking public’s help in fatal hit-and-run on Highway 198 in Van Zandt County

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, Steven Lynn Chambless, on SH 198 near Van Zandt County Road 2435.

Salvation Army of Lufkin sees uptick in clients due to cold weather, pandemic

Staff at the Salvation Army in Lufkin say they are seeing an uptick in clients not only with the colder temperatures but since the pandemic started.

  Salvation Army needs donations as they house more Tyler homeless during cold weather

When there’s inclement weather or freezing temperatures, the Tyler Salvation Army opens up their shelter to keep Tyler’s less fortunate, indoors.

Caddo coroner identifies pregnant woman who died after she and a man were shot in a car

The woman died from her injuries at a Shreveport hospital, according to police.

  55 units burglarized at Harrison County self-storage facility

The owner says the thieves pried the locking mechanisms off the storage unit doors.

First phase of redevelopment in downtown Marshall to begin Dec. 28

In 2019, the citizens of Marshall met together to voice their current and future priorities for their city. The citizen-driven Mobilize Marshall plan was developed as a direct result of this effort.

Warrant: Tyler woman possibly used accelerant to set her own house on fire

Officers with the Tyler Police Department arrested a 39-year-old woman on an arson warrant earlier this month in connection to allegations that she set her home on Vaughn Avenue on fire on Oct. 27.

Large apartment fire in Nacogdoches displaces many residents

Nacogdoches Fire Department investigators determined the cause of the fire was food being cooked and left unattended.

2 pedestrians killed in Wills Point crash

The investigator’s preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2015 Ford F-150 was traveling west on US 80 in the inside lane of travel. At the same time, two pedestrians were walking north across US 80 from a service station.

  Cyber Monday could be record-setting, analysts say

It’s Cyber Monday again, and some retail analysts say it could be a record-setting day.