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East Texas stores ration ammo as shortage affects law enforcement

A nationwide ammunition shortage prompted Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano to notify deputies in March that they would have to supply their own ammunition for this year’s firearm qualifications — something Cerliano had ne

A farewell for heroes: Kilgore sends off members of Texas National Guard unit to Afghanistan

More than 100 American flags lined U.S. 259 and Henderson Boulevard on Saturday, welcoming the 110 soldiers of Bravo Company and their families to a deployment ceremony and picnic before they left for Afghanistan.

Nine people are taken into custody for burglary

Nine individuals were taken into custody for residential and auto burglary. It happened Saturday night around 10:24 on the 11600 block of County Road 1121.

Three Smith County Deputies injured and taken to hospital after assault

Three Smith County Deputies were treated at a local hospital this morning after responding to an assault call.

House fire claims the lives of three children

A Winona house fire claims the lives of three children early this morning. At 2:57 this morning the deputies and firefighters responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Kay Street.

Local barber shop owner shot during robbery

A Longview barber was shot  during a robbery of his shop. On Thursday, at 7:58 p.m., police were called to a shooting in the 2000 block of South High Street in Longview.

Longview police search for driver of hit and run vehicle

The Longview Police Department is asking for help in identifying a driver in a hit and run.

Ex-Upshur County commissioner, son go before judge

GILMER (THE LONGVIEW NEWS JOURNAL) — Scheduled pre-trial hearings for former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree and his son, Todd, were conducted Thursday behind closed doors — with cameras barred from the courtroom and the p

UPDATE: "Misunderstanding" leads to temporary lock down at Robert E. Lee High School

Tyler, TX (FOX 51) — FOX 51 received word of a rumored incident on the Robert E. Lee High School campus resulting in a lockdown on Friday afternoon. The incident happened around 1:30pm.

Second man arrested for terroristic threats against Kaufman Co. officials

The Texas Rangers have arrested another man accused of making terroristic threats against an assistant district attorney in Kaufman County.