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Longview Police urge driver caution in wake of several area school bus wrecks

While the government says school buses are the safest mode of transportation for students, it’s been a dangerous past few months for buses in East Texas.

Man, 24, dies in wreck near Diboll; two others injured

A one-vehicle accident Tuesday evening claimed the life of a Diboll resident and sent a Diboll teenager to the hospital with critical injuries.

UPDATE: Uspshur County house destroyed in fire

UPSHUR COUNTY — According to Upshur County officials, 3 fire departments were needed to contain the blaze. Firefighters tell KFXK, the home was destroyed.

Longview road to be closed for construction

LONGVIEW — According to the Longview Police Department, Avalon Ave. will be closed beginning Tuesday, February 14th for construction. The road closure will affect through traffic at the Fuller Dr. intersection.

Building from ground up sparks new trend at East Texas Home Products Show

A trend has crept into the Longview housing market, vendors at the East Texas Home Products Show said Sunday. It’s a little of everything.

UPDATE: 4 East Texas lawmen arrested

SMITH COUNTY — DPS Regulatory Agents and Texas Rangers have arrested three Smith County Precinct 3 Deputy Constables for violations of the Texas Private Security Act.

Kilgore police seize drugs, money and guns in weekend traffic stop

KILGORE — On Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:46 a.m. Kilgore Police Department Corporal Terry Linder stopped a vehicle for several traffic violations in the 200 block of Henderson Blvd, Kilgore, Texas.

7 Longview retailers sell tobacco to minors during undercover stings

LONGVIEW — On February 10, 2012 the Longview Police Department conducted tobacco stings to test the compliance of Longview area tobacco retailers in regards to Texas tobacco laws.

UPDATE: Summerville gets 2 life sentences in Smith Co. deputy shooting

TYLER — 27-year-old Christopher Martin Summerville, accused of shooting Smith County Deputy Josh Caulkins, entered a guilty plea in court Monday afternoon.

Four suspects charged with capital murder in Lufkin; one suspect on the loose

LUFKIN — With four capital murder suspects in custody and one at large, Lufkin Police are releasing details about the night Robert Darnell Bennett was shot to death in his home on California Boulevard.