LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is gearing up for what workers say is the toughest time of the year. When the temps rise, so does the number of people needing relief.Caleb Jones is only 22 years old, and has found himself in a tough spot financially. He says without the shelter his time would be devoted to finding safety from the texas sun."Trying to find something to drink, a cool place. Whether that's trying to stay under a big tree or going to stores." - Caleb Jones, HomelessHiway... More>>
LONGVIEW (KYTX) -At least a thousand runners are expected to try and tackle the "Run It Like It's Hot Miracle Mud Run".The run is a first for Longview and is quite different from other runs. The track is laden with obstacles and of course, it's muddy. The run is to raise money for a special needs baseball park; a first for East Texas.The Miracle League of East Texas is hosting the event and its Treasurer Allen Lizza says, it'll give special needs kids a chance to enjoy sports"There are so man... More>>
Longview police officer Kristie Brian says social media is the best way to keep the public informed, especially after recent officer-involved shootings in Longview. More>>
TYLER (KYTX) - Mother's Against Drunk Driving is issuing a warning to parents and teens about alcohol-related crashes during the back to school season. Nearly 200 children died in texas last year in July and August -- in alcohol related crashes. More>>
TYLER (KYTX) The ALS ice bucket challenge is continuing to make it's way around east Texas. Friday Cumberland Academy teachers, students and administrators held a mass ice bucket challenge to help raise ALS or Lou Gehriq's ss. They also want to recognize one of their students' parents who is living with the disease. More>>
(CNN) -- By the time the tear gas started to clear in Ferguson, Missouri, at least 212 people had been arrested over nearly two weeks of clashes with police.
TYLER (KYTX)-As Korean War veteran Leo Glover sits with a book depicting the way South Korea looks now, he can't help but think back on the years he served there. "During the Korean War I was a radio radar operator on a PBM 5A which is a navy sea plane and we checked shipping on the high seas coming out of China, we checked weather, all different things like that," Glover said.
Three defendants in a 2013 murder pleaded guilty and avoided a trial Friday. More>>
(CNN) -- A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation." More>>
MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) - More than 2 million beanbag chairs are being recalled Friday after leading to the suffocation deaths of at least two children, including a 13-year-old boy from McKinney. More>>
FRISCO (WFAA)- The Dallas Cowboys held the official groundbreaking ceremony Friday at the team's new world headquarters under construction in Frisco. More>>
MOUNT PLEASANT (KYTX)- Mount Pleasant Police and Titus County Sheriff Narcotic Criminal Investigations Units conducted a joint narcotics investigation at the “Mt. Pleasant Donuts” restaurant located at 507 W. Ferguson St. More>>
(CNN) -- A second former co-owner of the California slaughterhouse involved in a recall of nearly nine million pounds of meat was charged with knowingly processing and distributing meat from cancerous cows, court documents released this week say. More>>
VAN ZANDT COUNTY (KYTX)- 22 year-old Steven Armstrong of Grand Saline is dead after his 2002 Nissan passenger car drifted into oncoming traffic on FM 17 this morning, according to Trooper Dark with DPS.Dark said Armstrong drifted over the center stripe of FM 17 and hit an 18 wheeler moving south on the road. Armstrong was pronounced dead at the scene.This investigation is still ongoing. More>>
U.T. Tyler's Innovation Academy met the Texas Education Agency's standards of accountability as a public school district, but it's campus in Longview did not meet standards this year either in progressing or in closing gaps in student performance. More>>
(KYTX) – Smith County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, James Cowart was recently named as “Judge of the Year”. More>>
FERGUSON (USA Today) -- As calm remained early Friday morning on the streets where Michael Brown's death brought angry protests, support for the officer who killed the teen remained strong. A page created to raise donations for Darren Wilson raised $218,000 from 5,400 people in the last four days More>>
(USA TODAY) - Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine. More>>
(KHOU) -- A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle.
Tyler (DPS) – Attention drivers. Watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spotlighted the additional foot traffic. To protect the little ones, drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to school buses and school zones. More>>
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