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Longview gets ready for balloon races

Longview — Longview residents are accustomed to seeing hot air balloons fill the sky during July, but this summer the show should be even more spectacular.

Death penalty may not be sure thing for accused cop killer

Travis County. TX — Brandon Montgomery Daniel is the first suspect in decades who could face the death penalty if convicted of fatally shooting an Austin Police Department officer.

Georgia man accused of shooting wife eight times arrested near Tyler

Tyler — East Texas law enforcement officers have arrested the husband of a Georgia lawyer who is accused of shooting his wife eight times, including three times in the head.

544 NHS students absent after rumors of gang violence

Nacogdoches, TX — Though some parents had heard of fights and guns on Nacogdoches ISD campuses Friday, officials said rumors of such instances were not true.

Homeless man gets 35 years for Lufkin woman's 2011 drowning death

Lufkin, TX — A homeless man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after entering a guilty plea in a homeless woman’s August 2011 drowning death.

Angelina County's new weigh station set to operate May 14

Lufkin, TX — Drivers of commercial vehicles will need to take a slight detour off U.S. 59 south of Diboll starting next week.

Group seeks to bring more development to West Longview

Longview, TX — Horace Greeley told Americans in 1865 to “Go west, young man!” A similar call can be heard today among civic and business leaders in West Longview.

“We Remember” Memorial Trek dedicated to Deputy Sheri Jones

The "We Remember" Memorial Trek across Texas takes place each year to honor the officers that have lost their lives and their families. This ride honors those brave men and women who have lain down their lives.

Harrison County 2-year old drowns in pool

A Harrison County 2-year old died Sunday afternoon in an apparent drowning. At around 4:30 p.m., Harrison County 911 dispatchers received a call from an address on Private Road 4137, near Harleton, about a possible drowning.

Ricklan Holmes to be named John Tyler football coach

KFXK's Danny Elzner has learned that Ricklan Homes will be named the new head football coach at John Tyler later today. TISD will make it official at a school board meeting at 5:30.