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FBI interviewing Texas man in connection with ricin letters

Federal authorities searched the home of a Texas man in connection with threatening letters sent to President Obama and the Mayor of New York. Preliminary tests on the two letters tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.

ETX man killed after shooting at an officer

Early Saturday morning at 1:35 a.m., officers were called to the 900 block of Cottonwood Circle located in the Cottonwood Trailer Park for a male suspect that had discharged a firearm into the air and was thinking of killing himself.

Tyler police looking for late night robber

Late Friday night at 11:35 p.m. officers with Tyler Police Department were called to a robbery at the Rite Track Valero gas station located at 1700 block of East Gentry Parkway.

T-Storms Possible in East Texas Today

T-storms will be on the increase in East Texas by the mid-afternoon and evening hours. Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail the main threats. The tornado threat is low, but not zero.

Keep Kids Healthy and Safe this Summer

(StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics.

Tips for Parents to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

(StatePoint) Each summer, parents look for ways to combat “summer brain drain,” which occurs when children lose some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they’re not regularly exercising their brains.

Longview City Pools to open with Splash Day Event on June 8

To kick-off the summer swimming season, the City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department will open Ingram Pool and the recreation pool at Longview Swim Center with a free Splash Day event.

Boil water notice for Alto Rural Water Supply Corporation customers in Linwood community, FM 851

Alto Rural Water Supply Corporation customers living in the Lindwood community and on FM 851 are urged to boil their water before consumption. This is due to conditions that have occurred recently in the water system.

DPS hosts Emergency Response Exercise, urges Texans to prepare for 2013 hurricane season

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin.

SCAM ALERT: TJC warns Whitehouse residents of magazine scam

Tyler Junior College has received reports of young men approaching homes and businesses in the Whitehouse area, claiming to be selling magazine subscriptions on behalf of the TJC baseball team.