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Lubbock-area trooper dies in traffic crash

A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Post as he was responding to an accident scene on U. S. 84.

Pedestrian killed in hit and run

LONGVIEW, TX --- On November 14, 2010 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of South Green Street for a report of an auto-pedestrian accident.

Oliver North comes to Tyler

TYLER - Oliver North's new book about American heroes just hit the shelves this month. On Sunday, the combat decorated Marine made a stop at Tyler's Barnes and Noble to sign copies of it for East Texans.

East Texas due for a freeze

TYLER - Temperatures have been dropping for more than a week now and East Texas is past due for a severe freeze. Jessica Wilson explains what should be on East Texans check list before one hits.

Waskom: Man dies after attack by pet deer

Breaking news out of Waskom this morning: Harrison County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Jay Web confirms a man in his 60s has just died after being attacked by his pet deer.

Deficit reduction by the numbers

It is ambitious and controversial, and it would cut massive chunks from future federal budget deficits. It is a proposal from the co-chairs of the Federal Deficit Commission, and the howls of protest have already begun.

Tea Partiers say they want Joe Straus out

TYLER - Joe Straus, the Speaker of the Texas House is facing some criticism from tea partiers in East Texas and across the state. They say he's not conservative enough.

Deputies make an arrest in Chapel Hill murder case

TYLER - Back in September, 19-year-old Amanda Anderson was found dead in her home. Authorities say she had been shot in the head and on Wednesday deputies made a breakthrough.

Record turnout at Veterans Job Fair

An estimated 800 job-seekers showed up at today's annual Veteran focused job fair over a course of just 4 hours. A representative with the fair said it's probably the best turnout they've had in 10 years.

A new jail bond vote?

You have to award points for persistence. Smith County Commissioners are talking about a jail bond election again, and as soon as this May.