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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!

After 45 years in education, New Diana superintendent planning to retire

It all started in 1967. Joyce Sloan took her first job teaching a GED program for high school dropouts in Dallas. Her career just went from there.

Model airplane pilots take flight

The Texas Unlimited Fun Flyers lived up to their name Saturday afternoon, as members from across Texas, and even out-of-state, showed off a wide array of styles, colors, and of course arial expertise.

Nacogdoches drug raid leads to four arrests

The Nacogdoches County Constable Office executed a search warrant on Perry Street early Friday morning, concluding a six month undercover operation resulting in 15 felony warrants for 12 suspects.

Governor Perry: More than 300 Jobs coming to Tyler

Gov. Rick Perry says, the state is investing $1.3 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in Centene Corp. to open its third U.S. claims center in Tyler.

UPDATE: Semi hits bridge; wreckage cleared from roadway

Deputies tell Fox 51 the semi made it past the first bridge, but hit the second one on Highway 271 near I-20. The driver was carrying an oversized steel frame that hit the bridge. No injuries were reported.