Local News + Statewide News

Free soccer clinic in Tyler

Rubyth Renteria with the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas stops by to chat with Ben about an exciting activity for the East Texas youth this weekend.

2012 Olympic scams

Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau stops by to shed some light on a few scams surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics. To learn more visit the BBB website at www.bbb.org.

American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

Deb Taylor, RN, chats with Ben about the upcoming American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in October. To learn more about forming or becoming part of a walking team call (903) 525-1615.

LA Tech mascot dead of heat stroke

Lousiana Tech's mascot, a bulldog named Tech XX, is dead, after a city-wide search that lasted for days.

Man shoots at wife, kids in car following fight

Longview police have arrested one person in connection with a neighborhood shooting that took place this morning.

Smith County judge proposes decrease in tax rate

Smith County Judge Joel Baker filed a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget this week that will decrease the tax rate while maintaining the same level of county services for citizens.

Tyler man gets 21 months behind bars for mail fraud

A 41-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Small Wood County plane crash sends pilot to hospital

Wood County — A single-engine plane crash sent an East Texas pilot to the hospital with injuries on Wednesday. Officials say the plane went down at about 1:00 pm near Holly Lake Ranch Airport in Hawkins, TX.

Update: Mailbox thefts continue in northern Rusk County

Rusky County — According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, mailbox thefts are continuing in northern Rusk County. Investigators received approximately 10 additional cases last week.

14 alleged gang members busted in Rusk County raid

The U.S. Department released the following statment in relation to the Rusk County raid: