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Longview homeowner pulls shotgun on suspected burglar

Shots were fired Saturday night after a Longview homeowner pulled a shotgun on a suspected burglar.

East Texas drought perfect for pesky critters

The extreme heat is causing some serious problems for pets. Experts say the heat and severe drought are proving to be a breeding ground for fleas.

Texas job growth

Tyler, TX — Reports released Wednesday say 38,000 jobs were added in May. However, analysts had predicted more than 175,000 jobs to be added.

Experts: Secondhand smoke will kill 600,000 this year

U.S. — The World Health Organization says smoking will kill 8 million people a year by 2030, and they say some of those will be from secondhand smoke.

Disturbance Leads to an Aggravated Assault

Tyler — On May 31, 2011 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Tyler police officers were dispatched to a Traffic Flow involving a disabled vehicle in the 2500 block of W. Front St.

Diesel fuel spilled on Eastman Rd. in Longview

LONGVIEW — Police have closed one northbound lane on Eastman Road as crews clean up the spill. Officials tell KFXK the lane should be open in about an hour.

Zavalla announces hiring of new police chief

ZAVALLA, Tx — The city of Zavalla has hired a new police chief, Jim Hodges.

Man in Rusk County Jail after assaulting family

RUSK COUNTY — On Monday, May 30, 2011, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Rusk County deputies responded to a welfare concern and arrested 39-year-old Bradley Dale Koonce.

More than 100 pounds of marijuana seized in Mt. Pleasant drug bust

Mt.. Pleasant, Texas — Around 8:30 PM Monday, Texas DPS Trooper stopped a 1999 Ford Expedition on IH-30, near the Mount Pleasant area for a traffic violation.

Chase in Gregg County sends four to hospital

GREGG COUNTY — Four people were taken to a local hospital after a man being chased by police crashed into another vehicle. Gregg County troopers say the chase began when the man was spotted breaking into a car.