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Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Tyler

It was an opportunity for East Texas fighters to show off their skills, and not have to drive too far from home.

2011 driest year on record for Texas and second hottest

HOUSTON TEXAS- The National Weather Service says 2011 was Texas' driest year on record as well as its second hottest. The agency said Friday the average rainfall for the drought-stricken state last year was 14.88 inches.

Jarvis Christian College President leaves post

Jarvis Christian College's president has left the institution just weeks after it was announced that the college's accrediting agency had placed it on warning.

Motorcycle crashes into building in Longview

LONGVIEW — According to Longview police, a motorcycle has crashed into a building and is now underneath it. It happened near Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview off Loop 281. Injuries are unknown at this time.

Purse snatcher caught by Good Samaritans

TYLER — A purse-snatcher is behind bars after witnesses give chase. At around 11:18 a.m. Friday, Tyler authorities were notified that several citizens were chasing a burglar in the area of Paluxy and Loop 323.

UPDATE: Harrison County officials find missing teen

HARRISON COUNTY — Harrison County officials have located the missing juvenile safe and sound.

UPDATE: Gifts stolen from Longview foster kids found, suspects identified

LONGVIEW — Longview Police have located some of the children’s Christmas presents stolen from a storage facility on Jahan trail sometime between November 30 and December 7, 2011.

UPDATE: Harrison County officials find missing teen

HARRISON COUNTY — Harrison County officials have located the missing juvenile safe and sound.

Smith County: sex offender frequented John Tyler High School area

According to Smith County Probations officials, a Brazoria County sex offender, Anthony Lawrence Taylor, was caught in the John Tyler High School area multiple times.

Rusk county arson fugitive captured by U.S. Marshals

United States Marshal services have captured Darrell Chadwick Mills. He is charged with arson, a 2nd degree felony. Information from Rusk County Sheriffs office