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18 wheeler accident blocking bank drive-thru in Tyler

An 18-wheeler ran into a utility pole Wednesday morning, blocking portions of Regions Bank in Tyler. The bank is located on the 1000 block of WSW Loop 323.

Former Aggies, Alabama HC Gene Stallings to speak at benefit dinner for LISD Education Foundation

Legendary Football Coach Gene Stallings, will be the keynote speaker at a benefit dinner for the Lindale ISD Education Foundation on Thursday, September 12, 2013, A Legendary Kickoff: An Evening to Support Excellence.

Public invited to 'Storage Wars Texas' filming

The public is invited to a taping of "Storage Wars Texas," as they make their way back to Longview. The auction will be held, Thursday, August 22, at 10:00 a.m., at Gilmer Road Self Storage, 3323 Gilmer Road.

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