3 arrested in 71 migrant deaths in Austria Video

LONDON - Austrian police said Friday that a truck found abandoned the day before contained the bodies of 71 migrants, including four children, and that three suspects in the case have been arrested in Hungary. The dead appear likely at this point to have been Syrian refugees and to have died from suffocation, but forensic investigators are still working on establishing identities and confirming the cause of death, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in the eastern Austrian state of Burgenland.…

West Nile virus most prevalent at this time of year Video

TYLER (KYTX) - All the recent rain in East Texas is leaving behind the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The insects are not just annoying, they can also be deadly. Mosquitoes have been a big problem here for a while now and people are concerned when they get bit because they carry a lot of serious diseases. Just recently 2 people died in North Texas from the West Nile virus.

Longview Fire Department expanding Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The Longview Fire Department is expanding its staff, putting out an application looking for those who can be both a firefighter and a paramedic. With this application, the department is looking for applicants who are both a certified firefighter and a state or national registered paramedic. It will be accepting online applications for the positions until October 12.

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Dump truck causes power utage

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28 August 2015 [01:58 PM]
Wood County burn ban lifted

The Wood County Commissioner's Court has lifted the burn ban for the county according to Wood County Sheriff's officials.  The burn ban was lifted today by commissioners, but the sheriff's office stated it could be put back in place if…

28 August 2015 [12:10 PM]
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3 arrested in 71 migrant deaths in Austria Video

LONDON - Austrian police said Friday that a truck found abandoned the day before contained the bodies of 71 migrants, including four children, and that three suspects in the case have been arrested in Hungary. The dead appear likely at…

28 August 2015 [09:54 AM]
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James Calvert's children ordered to testify in father's trial Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Thursday was day 3 of testimony in the capital murder trial of James Calvert. Calvert is accused of murdering his ex-wife, Jelena Sriraman and kidnapping their young son. Thursday, Ranger Brent Davis was on the stand for…

28 August 2015 [09:30 AM]
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West Nile virus most prevalent at this time of year Video

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Longview Fire Department expanding Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The Longview Fire Department is expanding its staff, putting out an application looking for those who can be both a firefighter and a paramedic. With this application, the department is looking for applicants who are both a…

28 August 2015 [09:23 AM]
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New Texas law battles growing synthetic marijuana problem Video

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28 August 2015 [09:02 AM]
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East Texas attorney has connection to Paxton case Video

TYLER (KYTX/WFAA) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pleaded not guilty to three felony charges in a Fort Worth courtroom during his first court appearance since his indictment in July. A grand jury in Collin County indicted Paxton on two…

28 August 2015 [08:59 AM]
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27 August 2015 [11:00 PM]
Bible Verse

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27 August 2015 [10:41 PM]
TJC increases budget by $3.56 million

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27 August 2015 [10:37 PM]
Rusk County gang members wanted

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27 August 2015 [10:31 PM]
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Texas AG pleads not guilty to securities law violations

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27 August 2015 [10:31 PM]
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Smith County United Way celebrates 75 years

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27 August 2015 [10:29 PM]
Sharpton's show moves to Sunday

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27 August 2015 [09:30 PM]
Timberlake helps Swift end historic Staples Center run

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27 August 2015 [09:10 PM]
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27 August 2015 [09:09 PM]
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Shrine Circus rolls through East Texas

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27 August 2015 [09:05 PM]
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27 August 2015 [08:58 PM]
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27 August 2015 [08:55 PM]
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27 August 2015 [08:46 PM]
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Jimmy Carter's graceful approach should inspire us all

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27 August 2015 [08:30 PM]
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American men show manliness in action

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27 August 2015 [08:28 PM]
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Lower crude prices no cause for panic

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27 August 2015 [08:26 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 8-28

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