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Longview Transit Offers Free Rides on Dump the Pump Day June 20

As an alternative to fluctuating gas prices, Longview Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 20.

ETX orthodontist guilty of health care fraud violations

A 70-year-old Beaumont orthodontist has pleaded guilty to health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Tyler man guilty of smuggling snakes on a plane from Peru

A 63-year-old Tyler, Texas eco-tourism guide has pleaded guilty to smuggling live snakes into the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Power outages reported in ETX, northwest LA

Due to storms making their way through east Texas and west Louisiana, power outages are beginning to be reported by Swepco. The following areas have reported outages:

Fire kills more than 200 exotic birds in Kilgore

The owner of more than 200 exotic birds that perished in a Sunday fire said he is heartbroken by the loss and isn’t sure how he’ll move forward.

TX residents raising stink over human waste fertilizer

A fight over recycled human waste being used as fertilizer is causing more than a stink in Texas. It's pitting farmers against homeowners worried about their property values.

Pine Tree tops Longview in 7-on-7

The smaller in-city school evened up the score for the older cousin Monday night.

White Oak man indicted on child porn charges

A White Oak man indicted on child pornography charges posted $25,000 bond eight hours after his arrest Monday.

First Baptist Church Tyler hosts free fireworks festival

First Baptist Church Tyler will present its 3rd Annual Free Fireworks Festival over the lake, taking place at the South Tyler Campus at 17002 Hwy 69 South (just south of Loop 49 at F.M.

19 stores seeking alcohol permits in formerly dry areas of Longview

Almost 20 grocery and convenience stores in formerly dry areas of Longview have applied with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for permits to sell beer and wine since the May 11 election.