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Court stays execution of mentally ill inmate

TEXAS — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday stayed this week’s scheduled execution of Steven Staley, a severely mentally ill inmate who was convicted of a 1989 robbery and murder at a Fort Worth Steak and Ale restaurant.

Wood County authorities search for missing man

WOOD COUNTY — On Tuesday, May 15th, at approximately 1:00 am, the Wood County Sheriffs Office got a call from a woman claiming her husband had become upset and left their home on foot after saying he was going to kill himself.

Trinity County woman caught with meth hidden vaginally

Trinity County — A Trinity County woman is behind bars after she was caught with drug paraphernalia and meth that was hidden vaginally.

East Texas colleges receive more than $1 million in grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced another round of grants for 11 community colleges and technical institutes totaling $3 million, which will be used to purchase equipment and train students to enter the workforce.

Gilmer police arrest Upshur County constable candidate

Gilmer — A man seeking political office in Upshur County was arrested and booked into the county jail Monday, records show.

Jury rules in firefighter's deaths

A Longview jury has found the company that makes a fire department ladder truck and the Kilgore Fire Department jointly responsible for an accident that killed two firemen. The deaths occurred during a training exercise in 2009.

Lufkin authorities searching for fugitive

Lufkin — Lufkin Police Department and the City of Lufkin Municipal Court hold outstanding warrants for the arrest of Elroy Edwards Jr.

UPDATE: Abandoned structure fire is controlled burn

LINDALE — 3:30 PM UPDATE: Fire officials tell Fox 51 crews on scene that the abandoned structure was a result of a controlled burn.

Dakota's Steak and Chop House

If you're looking for a place to celebrate a graduation don't forget about Tyler's own Dakota's Steak and Chop House. Taggert Lynn chats with Ben about a few treasures his restaurant offers.

New laxative-free colonoscopy shows promise

If you're turning 50 or you're already there, colorectal screening is in your future.