UPDATE: Boyfriend of 2 dead toddlers' mother charged with tampering with evidence

Quitman police continue their investigation into the deaths of two little girls ages 3 and 4, and have confirmed one man has been arrested in connection to the case.  According to information released by the department, Thomas Wayne "TJ" Liles, 19, of Quitman, was arrested for tampering with or fabricating evidece, a third-degree fe…

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Sheriff's office seeks help to identify pharmacy burglary suspect

The Smith County Sheriff's Office requests the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. Detectives say this man may be connected with multiple pharmacy burglaries across East Texas including Gregg, Smith, Henderson, Angelina, Cherokee and Anderson counties. Crimestoppers pays up…

25 July 2014 [11:44 AM]
Pedestrian reportedly hit by 18-wheeler on Highway 271

A pedestrian is being treated by emergency responders at the intersection of Highway 271 and Farm to Market Road 2015 after reportedly being struck by an 18-wheeler. Only one lane of Highway 271 coming into Tyler is currently open while…

25 July 2014 [11:00 AM]
VIDEO: East Texan competing in CrossFit Games in California

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the world’s toughest athletes and a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games…

25 July 2014 [10:18 AM]
VIDEO: Hot, dry before cool front

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25 July 2014 [08:37 AM]
Natural Hair Expo set for Sunday

The third annual Natural Hair Expo will be held on Sunday in Tyler. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with the show beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Conference Center, 2845 North Northwest Loop 323. The show will…

25 July 2014 [12:09 AM]
Jacksonville car show to help boy with cancer

A Jacksonville car show on Sunday will benefit the family of a 4-year-old boy battling cancer The “Riding for Eli” car show, sponsored by the Tiempos Viejos Car Club, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Super Gallo…

25 July 2014 [12:08 AM]
Storm leaves parts of Upshur County without electricity

GILMER — A thunderstorm Wednesday night caused power outages for 9,500 meters served by the Gilmer-based Upshur-Rural Electric Cooperative, but service was restored to the overwhelming majority by Thursday afternoon, the utility said. Only 470 meters remained out at about…

25 July 2014 [12:06 AM]
Longview: The Great Texas Balloon Race starts Monday

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25 July 2014 [12:05 AM]
Tyler Live! concert series

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24 July 2014 [11:45 PM]
Palestine Community Theatre: 'Shrek: The Musical' opening tonight

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24 July 2014 [11:08 PM]
Liberty Hall: Edwin McCain concert set for August 16

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24 July 2014 [11:07 PM]
Longview: 'A Hot Night of Cool Jazz' tonight at Belcher Center

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24 July 2014 [11:04 PM]
Sun/Cloud Theatre: Black teen explores South in 'Crowns'

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24 July 2014 [10:48 PM]
Work with Israel on missile defense

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24 July 2014 [10:44 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 25, 2014

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24 July 2014 [10:36 PM]
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24 July 2014 [10:29 PM]
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24 July 2014 [10:00 PM]
Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

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24 July 2014 [08:24 PM]
House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified…

24 July 2014 [08:24 PM]
Pennsylvania: Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday helped stop the gunman by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker…

24 July 2014 [08:22 PM]
Two toddlers found dead

Quitman police are investigating the deaths of two girls, ages 2 and 3, according to a news release. The investigation began after a 911 call was received from a local apartment complex at 11:51 a.m. Thursday when an unknown male…

24 July 2014 [06:19 PM]