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City of Longview projects $700,000 in 2012 pension plan savings

Longview, TX — The city of Longview is projecting more than $700,000 in pension costs savings next year for its employees because of restructuring of the retirement plan serving most Texas cities.

Simpson, Hughes earn 'taxpayer champion' grade as interest groups rate lawmkaers

Longview, TX — School might be out for summer, but it’s report card season for Texas lawmakers.

Expo manager suspended with pay pending investigation

Nacogdoches, TX — Nacogdoches county commissioners on Wednesday voted three-to-two to suspend Expo Center Manager Bill Plunkett with pay pending the outcome of an investigation to be requested of the Texas Rangers to be conducted of the E

UPDATE: Police identify Lake Nacogdoches drowning victim

NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches Police have made a positive identification of a man that drowned in Lake Nacogdoches Monday evening.

ETMC names new vice president for EMS

TYLER — East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System has named Ron Schwartz as the new vice president/chief operating officer for ETMC EMS.

Tyler toddler dies at Dallas hospital

Tyler police tell KFXK, the toddler, found unresponsive in a Tyler swimming pool, has died. 2 year old Noah Weisberg died Monday at a hospital in Dallas where he spent the last 12 days in intensive care.

Drugs and cash seized during traffic stop in Rusk County

RUSK COUNTY— Rusk County officials made a big bust during a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning. On Wednesday at around 9:20 p.m., a Rusk County K-9 unit stopped a driver on US Highway 59 North.

Possible piece of Space Shuttle Columbia found in ETX lake

NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches authorities have located what is suspected of being material from the Space Shuttle Columbia in the northern end of Lake Nacogdoches.

2 major semi wrecks in East Texas

lufkin — Two separate semi accidents occurred Friday morning in East Texas. The first involved a logging truck and a van at State Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 69 North.

Firefighters working brush fire caused by downed power lines on Loop 49

SMITH COUNTY — Officials on the scene tell KFXK downed power lines caused the fire on Loop 49. The exit at Old Jacksonville is being closed due to poor visibility on 49.