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Motorcycle wreck shuts down traffic on West Loop 281 in Longview

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Crews are responding to a wreck on Loop 281 in Longview involving a motorcycle and pickup. According to the Longview Fire Department, they are responding to a crash with reported injuries in the 3600 block of West Loop 281.


Longview police clear scene of wreck at Marshall Avenue, Gilmer Road

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview police have cleared the scene of a wreck that happened around 9:30 Thursday morning. Two SUVs were involved in the crash at the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Gilmer Road. Officials say one vehicle was traveling eastbound on Marshall Avenue and was t-boned while t


Forest service arrests Longview man on timber theft charge in Harrison County

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M Forest Service law enforcement investigators have arrested a 59-year-old Longview man on a charge of timber theft in Harrison County. Edward Tom Williams of Longview was arrested April 4 on a warrant for theft of property valued between $2,500 and $30,000. He was released


East Texas man gets life sentence for aggravated robbery

GREGG COUNTY, Texas — A jury sentenced an East Texas man to life in prison on Thursday. According to Gregg County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, a jury found Michael Fred Houston guilty of aggravated robbery of an elderly individual.


East Texas Drilling Report for April 21

(For activity April 7-13) (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Gregg; Breitburn Operating LP; Bumpus, John Gas Unit 2; Willow Springs (Pettit); Castleberry, WH/38; Gas; 10,760; Within White Oak.


Woman Sues Texas Water Park For $1M After Son Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba

WACO (CBSDFW.COM) – The mother of a surfer who died from a “brain-eating amoeba” after visiting a surf park in Texas has filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit. New Jersey native Fabrizio Stabile died in September 2018. The man’s mother, Rita Stabile, claims BSR Surf Resort, owners of Parsons Bar


Texas cops find 275 pounds of pot next to baby in car seat, women arrested: report

Texas Border Patrol officials said they discovered a baby in a car seat next to 275 pounds of marijuana after they pulled a vehicle over last Friday, a report said. Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, and Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, both of Texas, were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to dis


Gilmer police respond to shots fired at gas station

GILMER, TX (KLTV) - Police have responded to a shots fired report at a gas station in Gilmer. The gas station is across the street from Gilmer’s junior high school. Police say that no one was injured by gunfire. They are still at the scene investigating, they confirm.


Charges to remain against Texas driver who dodged paying over $5G in tolls with ‘license plate flipper’: cops

A Houston motorist was not quite free to drive off into the sunset on Thursday after a judge found “no probable cause” for the man’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal “license plate flipper” to avoid paying nearly $5,500 in tolls, authorities said.


Man leads DPS trooper on high speed chase, crashes, flees into Upshur County lake

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Longview man fled two different law enforcement officers, first in Gregg County, and then in Upshur County, before being captured. Daniel Eugene Smith, 47, has been indicted by an Upshur County Grand Jury, and an enhancement was filed by the State of Texas on April 2 due


Did you know that Dallas has a canyon? But it’s not what you think. Curious Texas explains

Did you know that Dallas has a canyon? But it’s not what you think. Curious Texas explains. Dallas has its small hills here and there, but the city is flat for the most part. Residents can usually see the Dallas’ skyscrapers miles from downtown if they get on high enough ground.


Union Pacific 'pauses' construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

Union Pacific is "pausing" construction of its new $550 million rail yard in Texas. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said it will shift the money it committed this year to the Brazos project to instead make improvements to its 760-mile line running from El Paso to Los Angeles.


Texas swimmer sues vitamin maker: 'I want them to know the damage they've done'

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Madisyn Cox has always been competitive. She's testing that spirit in a new way. Cox, 23, is suing Dallas-based Cooper Clinic, claiming it "produced, distributed, and sold" a multivitamin that turned out to be tainted with Trimetazidine. The drug is known to aid in improving the c


Longview Fire and Police responding to multiple crashes

LONGVIEW, TX (KETK) - Longview Fire Department and Police are responding to multiple crashes. At about 9:30, Both police and Fire were called to an accident with injury at the intersection of South High Street and West Cotton Street.


Hello, stranger: How doorbell cameras in North Texas are helping police and residents catch bad guys

The first calls came into Frisco’s 911 dispatch center early one morning in late January. Residents were reporting a string of car burglaries, and they had video to prove it.


North Texas mother reported missing after not picking up child from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas — The Mesquite police department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing mother. Authorities are searching for 26-year-old Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes after she never returned to pick up her child from the babysitter Wednesday night.


Video shows powerful power line blowouts in East Texas

Video taken in the early morning on April 18 shows flickering green lights as power line transformers blew out in succession along an East Texas road. The video captured by police dash camera in Kilgore, Texas showed drivers on a highway overpass as power lines blew out next to them.


Trials loom for 2 suspects in 2017 murder of Central Texas teen

COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) Trials are looming for two of the four suspects charged with murder in connection with shooting death of a Copperas Cove teenager in 2017. Larry Anthony Quinn Thomas, 17, was shot to death on Nov. 9, 2017.


4 Sentenced For Using Helicopter For $12,000 Hunt In Texas; ‘Would Make Sportsmen And Outdoor Enthusiasts Furious’

LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Four men have been sentenced to one year of probation and fined for a $12,000 sporting hunt in South Texas where a helicopter was used to kill exotic animals.


Texas woman gets 15 years in jail for stealing $1.3M from rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas – A former bookkeeper for the Stockyards Northside Rodeo has been sentenced to prison for stealing $1.3 million from the rodeo over three years. According to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, D’ann Elizabeth Wagner was given a 15-year sentence after pleading g