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Professional athletes react to Zimmerman verdict

A trial that captivated the nation came to an end on Saturday evening as George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury of his peers on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old, Trayvon M

ETX 'National Spirit of '45 Day' to honor end of WWII to be held August 15

Thursday, August 15, 2013, will mark the fourth year the National Spirit of ’45 Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War II.

New hospital opens in Wood County

Wood County residents of all ages were invited to the celebration and dedication of the new East Texas Medical Center in Quitman.

Radio manager, Richard "Rick" Reynolds, dies at 71

Sources confirm with KETK that Richard "Rick" Reynolds has died at 71. Reynold's owned several radio stations in East Texas. Some of his most popular is The Blaze and KKUS.

Perry defends strict abortion law in Texas

The bill placing new curbs on abortion that passed the Texas legislature last week isn't anti-women, Gov. Rick Perry argued Sunday.

Attorney General Greg Abbott launches campaign for governor

Declaring that he both literally and figuratively has a spine of steel, Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy for governor Sunday.

West Nile Virus Fast Facts

West Nile virus is an illness spread by infected mosquitoes. More than 1,400 people have died of West Nile virus in the U.S., since it was first detected in New York City in 1999.

Saturday night shooting leaves one officer dead

Killeen Police Department received a 911 call at 11:40 p.m. last night about a man causing a disturbance in the pool area of the Grandon Manor Apartments in the 1600 block of Grandon Drive.

Illinois governor jabs Perry's 'favorite subject'

Roommates can be the worst. Take it from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who on Sunday relayed his experience bunking with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas.

ETX minor arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of drugs

An East Texas minor was arrested early Sunday morning for driving while intoxicated and possession of drugs. It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Hughes Street.