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Toxic cloud forces thousands in southeast Texas to stay indoors

A toxic cloud that formed after 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked at a southeast Texas storage facility sent nine people to hospitals and forced thousands of residents indoors, an emergency management official said Thursday.

Early morning house fire in Smith County

Lindale and Noonday firefighters battled a house fire this morning in Smith County. It happened around 3:40 in the 13000 block of county road 46.

Texas man fends off robber, bites him in getway car

A Texas man took matters into his own hands when an armed burglar tried to break into his home. The homeowner foiled a crime in progress with help from his neighbors.

Halloween big boost to East Texas retailers

A city doesn’t need a ghoulish name like Transylvania County, N.C., Tombstone, Ariz., or Pumpkin Bend, Ark., to profit from the more than $8 billion expected to be spent on Halloween.

DEVELOPING: Suspect caught in Mineola chase

Authorities have captured a man running from them in the Mineola area on County Road 2220.

UPDATE (with VIDEO): Tyler Police arrest woman accused of impersonating police officer

Update  (10:45am): Jennifer Louise Cowser has been booked into the Smith County jail. She is charged with two counts of impersonating a Public Servant, which is a 3rd degree felony.

Terror Nights Haunted House

It's a terrifying time at Terror Nights Haunted House this year, Ryan Laepple and "Buck Buck" warn Ben and Katie about what visitors can expect should they dare to cross their threshold.

Ghost Bubbles with the Discovery Science Place

Phil Lindsey with the Discovery Science Place stops by for some Halloween fun with "ghost bubbles." Mr. Lindsey also talks about the upcoming Halloween Ball that will take place this weekend.

"Wait Until Dark"

Actors Jeff Olver and Grace Worcester talk with Ben and Katie about their upcoming production of "Wait Until Dark." Tickets are $15 for students and $18 for general admission.

Antonio Melani Fashion Show

Antonio Melani specialist Virginia Lanham and Sales Associate Carri Claiborne stop by to talk about a great event for East Texas fashionistas. The Antionio Melani Fashion Show kicks off at 1 pm at the Tyler mall in Dillards.