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Longview Library Donates Books to Troops

(Longview, TX) The Longview Public Library has partnered with the Thrifty Peanut Book and Media Warehouse in Louisiana and the Soldier’s Angels project to donate hundreds of books to troops stationed around the world.

Joe Vitt tabbed as Saints head coach

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Saints Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt will assume the day-to-day duties of Saints Head Coach Sean Payton in his absence, effective April 16, it was announced today by Saints Executive Vice President/Gene

Longview Police trying to identify robbery suspect

On Sunday, April 8, 2012, at 2:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to an aggravated robbery in the drive-thru area of Capital One Bank located at 1111 Judson Road.

Tracking area reservoir levels

TEXAS — The most intense drought in Texas history lowered reservoir levels around the state, stirring widespread concern about water shortages.

National Weather Service labels Wednesday's tornado in Rusk County an EF-0

RUSK COUNTY — The National Weather Service tells KFXK, they currently have surveyors on location in Rusk County assessing the damage in the area.

Upshur County Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violation

MARSHALL, Texas - A 45-year-old Gladewater, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Mariners rally to beat Rangers

Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, but Joe Nathan blew the save in the ninth. The Rangers lost to the Mariners Wednesday night in Arlington, 4-3.

Tyler sales tax figures rise nearly 11 percent

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of April have increased 10.86 percent as compared to April 2011, resulting in a 2.27 percent cumulative year-to-date increase.

Tyler mayor calls for day of prayer

TYLER — Mayor Barbara Bass is asking local leaders to gather for a day of prayer and fasting for the Tyler community on April 18. The event is in preparation for the National Day of Prayer on May 3.

David Dewhurst Raised $1.66 Million in First Quarter

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a candidate for U.S. Senate, will report raising $1.66 million in individual contributions during the first three months of 2012, his campaign confirmed today.