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UPDATE: Longview fire has been contained

Longview, Tx — 2:30 PM UPDATE: The fire is now contained. About an acre burned, but it officials were able to put a fire line around it to extinguish it before it could reach any structures. There were no injuries.

Cases of confirmed West Nile surpasses 1,000 in Texas

The West Nile virus continues to spread across Texas, and in the last week, the number of cases has surpassed the 1000 mark.

Lufkin woman in jail after attacking boyfriend with household items

A Lufkin woman is behind bars after attacking her husband with several household items.

Simpson joins criticism of House redistricting

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer picked up an unlikely ally Friday after accusing top House staffers of taking part in discriminatory conduct that got the Legislature’s redistricting maps thrown out by federal judges.

UPDATE: Longview woman fighting for life following explosion

Longview officials have identified the couple hurt in the blast as Michael and Jean Jake. Authorities tell KETK Michael has serious injuries. Jean's wounds are described as life threatening.

‘Blade Runner’ and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at Liberty

Science fiction month at Liberty Hall will continue with the cult classic, “Blade Runner,” on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

ICE agents bust drug distribution stretching from El Paso to Chicago

An indictment was unsealed Thursday charging four individuals with a cocaine distribution and money laundering conspiracy based in El Paso. These indictments resulted from an investigation by U.S.

2 injured after motorcycle leak ignites Longview house fire

Two people were seriously injured in a house fire and explosion Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Fairview Drive in Longview.

East Texas roads update

UNDATED - Here's a quick look at events and work planned in the Tyler District: Resurfacing work continues on Interstate 20

Jacob Kimbley's parents denied visitation rights to their children

The parents of Jacob Kimbley, who was found dead near his home in late August after a long overnight search, have been denied visitation rights for their other five children by a judge on Friday.