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"Bernie" premieres in East Texas

This Thursday there's a special event in Kilgore. The film "Bernie" makes its East Texas Premiere at the 4 Star Cinema.

Man drowns in Lake Hawkins

Wood County Game Warden Derek Spitzer tells Fox 51 a 27-year old man drowned Monday night. It happened around 6:40 at Lake Hawkins, which is in Wood County, right outside of Hawkins.

No bids for Marshall golf course

After 3 months, the Oaklawn Golf Course in Marshall, Texas is still up for sale. That's after an auction failed to get any serious bidders.

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