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Longview Man Vows to Run Across Texas Video included

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) -A man from Longview will be making a 762-mile journey across Texas.Oleus Lilly is lacing up and currently training to run across Texas. He will be running 26 miles a day for the enitire month of October. Lilly will be teaming up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and raise money for the organization. He says in '07 he lost his grandmother to breast cancer and she is his inspiration. "She would always come to my house to visit and I would never be there. She s... More>>

Oak Forest Country Club Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) -An entire country club in Longview took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge yesterday.The Oak Forest Country Club held a fundraiser and awareness campaign for one of their own. The members filled dozens of buckets with ice and dumped it on themselves. Mark Eitelmal has suffered from ALS for years and is glad to see the popularity of the ice bucket challenge explode. "It has been a diseas that has been left behind through the years. It's not necessarily been avoided, but it h... More>>

Longview Police Seek Help in Weekend Shooting

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) -The Longview Police Department is seeking information regarding an early morning shooting Saturday.The Police Department says the shooting happened after a party at this Guest Innon North Access Road next to Interstate 20. Police Officer Kristie Brian says the police department believes it happened between rival gang members and the shooting resulted in 3 victims being transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center. Brian says the Longview has at least 30 recognized gangs in Lon... More>>

Hot playgrounds pose burn risks for kids Video included

 TYLER (KYTX) - Armed with an infrared thermometer, CBS19 put the equipment at one Tyler park to the test to see just how hot it gets during these sweltering summer months. More>>

Driver Speaks Out About Inspiration House Collision Video included

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) -On the night of August 6th, LaToya Addison was driving back home after dropping off a family member. She says as she approached this intersection of Green and Young her brakes went out. "All I was doing was jamming on my breaks and hoping they would kick back in." - LaToya Addison, DriverBut her wish was not granted.The Longview Police investigation says, as she approached this red light she turned north onto Green and instead of a 90 degree turn the car made a c- shaped turn... More>>

Lawmaker, transportation commissioner urge voter passage of Prop 1 Video included

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Lawmakers and people in transportation gathered in Longview today,, asking for voter support of a constitutional amendment in November, meant to improve Texas roads. Proposition one, if passed, would divert half of the oil and gas revenue from the state's rainy day fund to TxDOT. Next budget year, that could amount to about 1.4 billion dollars. But speakers at today's transportation forum, hosted by Longview Chamber of Commerce at Pinecrest Country Club, say that's only abou... More>>

Capital Murder defendant Calvert wheeled, unwilling, into district courtroom Video included

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James Calvert was wheeled into Judge Jack Skeen Junior's courtroom Thursday afternoon in what appeared to be a catatonic state and seemingly restrained as deputies balanced him on a wheelchair while supporting his legs. More>>

East Texas Walmart awarded Division of Blind Services Employer of the Year Video included

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TYLER (KYTX)-The Texas Division of Blind Services named East Texas area Walmart the employer of the year.Walmart was recognized this morning for having over 40 blind employees in stores across East Texas. More>>

A new school year brings a new driving law Video included

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TYLER (KYTX)-The start of school brings the return of school zones, buses and crossing guards- all things drivers need to be aware of."Make sure you are watching for kids darting in and out of cars especially right near the school because there is so much pedestrian traffic right there," Tyler Police Officer Don Martin said. More>>

Rick Perry warns ISIS may already be in the United States

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(National Review Online) -- ISIS terrorists may already be in the country, Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) warned, saying that the terrorists' own version of “mission creep” will draw them from Iraq to the United States.
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Former Whitehouse student killed in Central Texas double homicide

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(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A former Whitehouse student was shot and killed earlier this week in what authorities in central Texas are calling a double homicide during a bad acid trip. More>>

UPDATE: 3 injured, 1 critical, in Campbellsville U. "Ice Bucket Challenge" accident

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Three Campbellsville firefighters were injured when a fire truck's aerial ladder came in contact with a main power line at Campbellsville University at 11:42 A.M. on Thursday, Aug. 21, police said. More>>

Robin Williams' ashes scattered over San Francisco Bay

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(USA TODAY) - Robin Williams was found dead on Aug. 11 in his Tiburon, Calif., home, near San Francisco.And on Aug. 12, his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay, according to multiple outlets, including RadarOnline, which obtained a copy of the actor's death certificate. More>>

Kilgore Police seek public’s help in locating suspect

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Kilgore Police are seeking assistance in identifying a man who earlier this month entered a public women's restroom for a lewd purpose. More>>

Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

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A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents. More>>

U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out

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(USA TODAY ) - Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge. More>>

3 senior Hamas military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

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(CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. More>>

Death of Jacksonville woman treated as murder investigation, former ETX police officer possible suspect

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JACKSONVILLE (KYTX) - Authorities say they are treating the death of a Jacksonville woman whose remains were found earlier this year as a murder investigation.
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Update: Smith Co. Murder Victim Had Injuries to Face, Son Arrested

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UPDATE: SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) --  An arrest affidavit reveals new information in the investigation of a Tyler man accused of killing his father earlier this week. More>>

What's Trending: Starbucks releasing its pumpkin spice latte soon! Video included

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(CNN/CBS) - We might as well just call it the "cup of fall." Mark your calendars, because according to reports- Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte returns August 25th! More>>

West Nile victim unable to drive for 6 months

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A 58-year-old woman battling the West Nile virus in Montgomery County is focused on getting her life back on track. Becky Brisco has been told by doctors that she can't drive for six months.  More>>

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