Anderson County man back in custody

A man accused of sex crimes is back in custody after he escaped from the Anderson County Courthouse earlier this week, injuring a deputy.…

UPDATE: Longview police investigating body found at Paul Boorman Trail

LONGVIEW (KYTX) – Our news partner CBS 19 is reporting that police are on the scene of a body found at the Paul Boorman Trail near Summers Drive in Longview. 

Gilmer ISD names Matt Turner as head football coach

Rick Albritton, Superintendent of Gilmer ISD, is excited to announce that Matt Turner is the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Coach position for Gilmer ISD. 

Brook Hill mourns loss of 2 from car crash

An East Texas school and surrounding community is mourning the loss of a woman they said was a beacon of Christ, a loving mother and kind person.

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Dallas teacher placed on leave after profanity-laced lecture

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a 12-year-old student recorded him delivering a nearly seven-minute profanity-laced lecture. KTVT-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth reports the middle-school student played the cellphone recording for her mother Monday…

06 March 2015 [04:17 PM]
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Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound. The jobless…

06 March 2015 [04:11 PM]
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Gilmer ISD names Matt Turner as head football coach

GILMER (KYTX)- Rick Albritton, Superintendent of Gilmer ISD, is excited to announce that Matt Turner is the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Coach position for Gilmer ISD. Mr. Turner will be recommended at the March 23 Board Meeting. Matt…

06 March 2015 [03:36 PM]
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Anderson County man back in custody

PALESTINE - A man accused of sex crimes is back in custody after he escaped from the Anderson County Courthouse earlier this week, injuring a deputy. Palestine Police Chief Mike Alexander said Troy Mason, 47, of Palestine, was apprehended at…

06 March 2015 [03:18 PM]
Tyler man has execution date set

A Tyler man who was sentenced to die for the 2001 robbery and murder of a 75-year-old auto mechanic has had an execution date set in June. Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham said State 114th District Judge Christy…

06 March 2015 [03:02 PM]
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NYC landing mishap raises questions on runway snow closures

NEW YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.…

06 March 2015 [12:14 PM]
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Ronda Shirley departs TJC to be new HC at Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee did not have to go far to find its next head volleyball coach and the search committee may still be pinching themselves with who it is. On Friday morning at a news conference at Lee High School’s…

06 March 2015 [11:20 AM]
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Feds raid Longview pharmacy

From the Longview News-Journal Federal agents raided a Longview pharmacy Wednesday in a cooperative action of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Health and Human Services. The agents were seen removing more than a dozen boxes from McCann Road Pharmacy,…

06 March 2015 [09:42 AM]
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Meat Loaf to return to his Dallas high school for honor

DALLAS (AP) — Singer Meat Loaf is set to return to his Dallas high school when he's honored as a member of this year's class of distinguished alumni. The Dallas Morning News reports the 67-year-old Grammy-winning musician, Broadway star and…

06 March 2015 [07:32 AM]
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Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting…

06 March 2015 [07:21 AM]
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Texas company fined $60K for taking water from river in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Texas oil company involved in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale project has agreed to pay a $60,000 penalty for withdrawing water from a stream without a permit. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality tells The Enterprise-Journal…

06 March 2015 [07:16 AM]
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Palestinian assailant rams car into Israelis, injures 5

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before…

06 March 2015 [06:57 AM]
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Fort Worth woman, child died of hypothermia

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death for a Fort Worth woman and child whose bodies were found in a field about two months ago. Police say the bodies of 27-year-old…

06 March 2015 [06:32 AM]
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Texas deputy constable charged in intoxicated fatal motorcycle crash

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Montgomery County deputy constable is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of a sheriff's deputy after the motorcycle they were riding on crashed. Conroe police say 26-year-old James Earl Selmser III had twice…

06 March 2015 [06:29 AM]
Austin police arrest 2 after liquid meth found in car

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say two people have been arrested after authorities found between 8 and 10 gallons of liquid methamphetamine hidden in a car that officers stopped along Interstate 35. Lt. Frank Dixon says if the liquid…

06 March 2015 [06:09 AM]
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3 reasons Apple's watch will, or won't, be a game changer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going…

06 March 2015 [05:46 AM]
10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAQI FORCES, SHIITE MILITIAS PRESS ON TO TIKRIT AS IS DESTROYS FAMED CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE Iraqi forces press their offensive against the…

06 March 2015 [05:37 AM]
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Report: Texas population could double by 2050

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A report is projecting the state's population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade. The analysis issued Thursday by the Office of the State…

06 March 2015 [05:35 AM]