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Gladewater police: Man tried to steal copper

A Kilgore man remains behind bars after police say he tried to strip copper wires from an electrical transformer.

Former East Texas lawmaker dies at 87

A former member of the Texas Legislature and longtime trucking operator, James Earl Mankins, Sr., of Kilgore, died on Tuesday at the age of 87.

Vice President Biden to remain in Houston as son is evaluated at hospital

Vice President Joe Biden will spend Wednesday in Houston, according to his office, as his son Beau continues to undergo medical evaluations after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week.

Skip Ogle announces run for State Representative

On Tuesday Tyler resident Skip Ogle announced that he would run for State Representative for House District 6 against incumbent State Representative Matt Schaefer (R-TX) during the 2014 Republican Primary.

Health insurance premiums rise faster than wages

Health insurance premiums rose a modest 4% in 2013, but that's still more than twice the rate of workers' wages.

Biden's son under evaluation at Houston hospital

 Biden, Delaware's attorney general and the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, is under evaluation in Houston for an "episode of disorientation and weakness" he experienced while on vacation last week.

Poor Texans' electric bills to dive, then go back up

Poor Texans will soon enjoy a deep discount on their electricity bills, but that discount will plummet and eventually disappear — a result of lawmakers agreeing to ensure that money in the

The train to nowhere

We are getting closer and closer to the sign up date for "Obamacare." A lot of it is not ready and the entire thing has turned into a big mess with unanswered questions.

Boil water notification issued for Troup residents

Due to a water line break and reduced pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Troup Public Water Supply ID 2120003 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

Tyler PD locate, arrest UA Marine who escaped custody after being arrested for shoplifting

Tyler Police tell FOX51, they have located UA (Unauthorized Absence) Marine, Austin Shipp, 19, of Tyler.