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Kindergartner's gun injures 3 at Houston school

A pistol brought to Ross Elementary School by a 6-year-old kindergarten student fell to the cafeteria floor and discharged today, slightly injuring three children, a Houston school district spokesman said.

Monday wildfire update

Texas Forest Service Evening Fire Update Monday, April 18, 2011 Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 20 new fires for 6,409 acres. Texas Forest Service has responded to 8 new fires today.

Longview police canine officer wins award

Longview Canine Officer Kirby DeLoach recently attended a week long National Narcotics Detector Dog Conference and training Seminar held in Angleton, Texas.

Fatal accident on Hwy. 64 near Chapel Hill

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County officials have identified the victim of the Chapel Hill accident as a 53-year old Tyler woman. Pending notification of family, her name will not be released.

Winnsboro man kills himself during domestic dispute

WINNSBORO — One man is dead after a shooting at Autumn Ridge Apartments on Beech St. in Winnsboro. Winnsboro Police say the man, Danny Harvey, was involved in a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend.

Longview Police look for alleged burglars

LONGVIEW — Longview Police are looking for alleged burglary suspects on Betty St. in Longview. Police officials tell KETK that a K-9 unit has been dispatched to the area to assist with the search.

Sting catches 10 Longview tobacco retailers selling to minors

LONGVIEW — Longview police officers conducted a tobacco sting in the Longview area to check retailers in regard to Texas tobacco laws.

Governer Perry asks for help with wildfires

All but two of the 254 counties in Texas have been affected by wildfires. Wildfires continue to burn across Texas, scorching a million and a half acres so far.

Grass fire burns 10 acres in Longview

Texas foresters were called to a grass fire this weekend that destroyed about 10 acres of property on Eastman Road, and investigators have yet to determine how the fire started.

Uphill battle for East Texas cattle producers

High feed and fuel prices coupled with severe drought make this year’s outlook for cattle producers pretty grim, officials say.