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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.

Update: Van Zandt Co. murder suspect returns to East Texas

AUGUST 16TH UPDATE: On Thursday, August 16th, deputies for the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office will be delivering capital murder suspect Donny Greenhow to the Van Zandt County Justice Center from Tennessee.

First horse tests positive for West Nile in Smith County

On Thursday, the Northeast Texas Public Health District received notice from a local veterinarian that a horse he treated tested positive for West Nile fever, according to KTBB.

Tax increase among options to cover Upshur County budget shortfall

GILMER, TX — After 10 years without a tax increase, Upshur County residents face radical proposals to fund the county budget.

Students, parents rush to receive immunizations before school begins

As the start of a new school year draws near, many East Texas parents are making a mad dash to the doctor’s office.

PCP found during Rusk County traffic stop

On Tuesday, August 14, approximately 10:15pm, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office  K9 Deputy, Jason Smith and Certified Narcotic Dog, Caro discovered Phencyclindine (PCP) during a traffic stop on Hwy 59 North, in Rusk County.