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UPDATE: Smith County fire started by person burning brush

UPDATE: Fire officials tell KETK the blaze on CR 1108 was started by a person burning brush. The fire is now 95 percent contained. The roadway is still shut down.

Stories of sacrifice: Returning local Army pilot recalls others who gave their lives for freedom

GLADEWATER — They made an Apache pilot cry Saturday at Beverly and Danny Mahan’s house.

Death row inmate loses appeal

An East Texas man accused of killing a man and abducting, shooting and wounding two women during the robbery of a store in Rusk has lost a federal court appeal, moving him one step closer to execution.

Nacogdoches County authorities bust "Dope on a Rope" lab

Nacogdoches County — The Nacogdoches County Constable Office Precinct 4 seized a methamphetamine lab and made two arrests late Friday afternoon.

Grill fire leaves Longview family homeless

Longview — A Longview family is homeless after a fire caused by improperly disposed charcoal briquettes caught their deck and house to catch on fire Sunday afternoon, Longview fire marshal Johnny Zackary said.

2 murder suspects escape from Texarkana jail

Two suspects awaiting trial on murder charges used a hacksaw to escape from an Arkansas jail early Monday, authorities said.

Patriotic Parade attracts participants, spectators

Longview — The sounds of engines revving up filled the air in Longview on Sunday, but it wasn’t from broadcasts of the Indianapolis 500; it was 195 motorcyclists associated with Party in the Pines getting ready to participate in the

Women’s creations help troops stay warm

Hallsville — A group of Hallsville women are providing both emotional and physical warmth with the prayer quilts they make for active duty servicemen and women with ties to the Cowboy Church of Harrison County.

Memorial Day events across East Texas

The Longview News Journal is reporting: Here’s a look at ceremonies planned across the region: Gregg courthouse ceremony

Memorial Day trivia

Ben and Katie face off for a game of Memorial Day Trivia. Did you know all of the answers? Leave a comment and let us know!