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First East Texan dies from West Nile

The Public Health Department has confirmed that one person in Gregg County has died after contracting the West Nile Virus. This is the first death caused by the virus in East Texas.

Boil water notice between Highway 31 East and County Road 223 between Tyler and Arp

This boil water notice affects the following area in the Jackson Water Supply Corporation: South of Highway 31 East and North of County Road 223.

Tyler Meat Product Manufacturer Reaches Settlement with U.S. Attorney’s Office

A major meat manufacturer in Tyler, Texas has entered into a settlement agreement with the government to resolve a USDA investigation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Authorities on scene of major wreck in Lakeport

Officals are on the scene of a major wreck on State Hwy 149 (Estes Pkwy), near the State Highway 322 intersection in Lakeport. Three cars are involved. No word yet on what injuries might be involved.

Rain causes traffic delays on Loop 323 in Tyler

Update: The Tyler Police Department is urging all drivers to avoid the West Loop 323 from State Highway 155 south to West Shaw Street.

East Texas Carmike theaters inspected in response to nationwide bomb threat

12:00 PM UPDATE (CNN & KETK STAFF): The Carmike Theater chain has received threats at many of it's theaters in the US including Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Smith County Sheriff-Elect Larry Smith

Just weeks after the run-off election Sheriff-Elect Larry Smith stops by to with Ben about his plans for the future of Smith County in terms of lawn enforcement.

Mayor Bass reflects on her three terms as Tyler Mayor

Barbara Bass, the Mayor of Tyler has just started her third term as Tyler mayor, a race in which she ran unopposed.

Tax Free Weekend with Morgan Abbigail

Morgan Tomberlian with Morgan Abbigail in Longview stops by with a few beautiful outfits for those looking to add a few new pieces to their wardrobe before heading back to school this fall.

Tyler Police: Avoid Front and Palace intersection

On Thursday evening, at about 10:15 pm, the traffic control box and pole at Front and Palace in Tyler were struck by a semi-truck.  The traffic department has been on scene repairing the damage all night.