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ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

Four Texans fall 1 number shy of hitting massive jackpot

While Powerball® jackpot winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, four lucky Texans matched five numbers (5–16–22–23–29) but not the Powerball (6) last night to win $1 million each.

"A Christmas Story"

Rodd Wayne and Noah Jackson stop by to talk about their roles in the Tyler Civic Theatre's production, "A Christmas Story."

Winter woes and and pet pics with Santa

Gayle Helms with the East Texas Humane Society stops by to share a few tips to help keep your pet happy and healthy during the winter.

Longview Christmas parade route and related road closures

The annual Longview Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, December 6. Several downtown streets will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Parts of South Fannin closed due to construction

The City of Tyler will install new manholes and an eight inch sewer main extension on South Fannin Avenue for the Smith County Jail expansion project this Friday, Nov. 30.

Kilgore police make recent drug busts

Longview, TX — The Kilgore Police Department released a statement Tuesday highlighting a series of drug busts since September which they said demonstrated their commitment to keeping Kilgore free from crime and drugs.

Fatal shooting result of Longview man playing Russian roulette

Longview, TX — Barbara Hudson lost Byron Houston’s game of Russian Roulette. Hudson died Nov. 17 after being shot in the back at her home in the 1100 block of N. Third Street in Longview.

Teen gets 6 years for horrific burglary

On Monday, Anthony Shane Morgan, 18 , of Mabank, was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Morgan was remanded into custody of law enforcement after a sentencing hearing in the 173rd Judicial District Court with Judge Dan Moore presiding.

Miles will stay at LSU as head coach; will gain new contract

For at least the third time while the head coach at LSU, Les Miles publicly turned down a lucrative offer from another university.