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Elderly man drowns, wife rescued at Jasper County camp along Neches River

JASPER COUNTY, Texas — Firefighters and medics in Jasper County are on the scene northwest of Buna where an elderly man drowned and his elderly wife nearly drowned. The couple were staying at a camp near the Neches River for the past few days when the water rose according to the Buna Fire Department


Nineteen-year-old Marine accidentally shoots himself in the neck at his Jasper home

JASPER, Texas — A young Marine from Jasper is struggling to recover after accidentally shooting himself int he neck with a rifle while at his home in Jasper. Almost two weeks ago Summer Keen got the kind of news no one wants to hear.


Houstonian claims $12.5M Lotto Texas jackpot

HOUSTON — A Houston resident claimed a big $12.5 million jackpot for the Jan. 12 drawing, according to the Texas Lottery. The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase, so the winner will receive $8,550,384.24.


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Jasper police: Woman fled from traffic stop, wrecked her SUV in swimming pool

JASPER, TX (KTRE) - After a Jasper woman allegedly led police on a short car chase on Friday, officers lost sight of her vehicle, and the SUV was found wrecked in a swimming pool two days later.


Sheriff: Jasper County boy fired gunshots into ground to protect mother

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper County boy fired several gunshots into the ground in an effort to protect his mother as she was being assaulted by her boyfriend, according to Sheriff Mitchel Newman.


Person of interest in Jasper County shooting death arrested in Houston on unrelated warrants

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After a person of interest in the shooting death of 22-year-old Christopher Spikes was found and arrested in Houston, authorities were able to obtain a DNA sample from the man for the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.


Texas daycare worker fired after being caught on camera pulling child's hair

LUBBOCK, Texas (KTRK) -- Police in Lubbock are investigating a daycare worker's treatment of a child, caught on camera. This disturbing video shows what appears to be a girl being mistreated by an adult, who is pulling the toddler's hair. Another employee recorded the incident and laughed.


No. 3 Woodville rips Diboll

DIBOLL — Taking down the third-ranked team in the state was going to prove a tall order. Doing so while trying to dig out of an early hole proved impossible. The Diboll Lady Jacks got off to a rough start in Tuesday’s game against No. 3 Woodville, falling behind 10-0 in the game’s first two minutes


Anglers win big at FLW tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn

Brookeland, Texas (KETK) - Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) wanted to kick off the new year the right way. They held a fishing tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn over the weekend, a lake recently named the top bass lake in the country.


Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas.


Newton Football Celebrates First Back-to-Back State Championship

Newton, TX — The city of Newton came out to celebrate their Eagles' first back-to-back state championship win in school history. Hear from head coach W.T. Johnston and players on how special this day is for them and the team.


WO Meeting Includes Call For Election May 4

The West Orange City Council denied a request for a variance to the mobile home ordinance for a second time on Monday. Giancarlo Cardenas wanted to put a manufactured home on a small piece of property on Kountze Street.


KISSIN KUZZINS: Save the dates for upcoming programs

Patti Smith will discuss DNA’s connections to genealogy with her program “Between the Lines” for the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Timpson Public Library. 520 Austin St. in Timpson.


New officials, incumbents sworn-in

WOODVILLE – Five new officeholders and several incumbents were sworn-in on Wednesday morning in the District Courtroom of the Tyler County Courthouse. County Judge Jacques Blanchette welcomed everyone to the ceremony and said that the officials, both elected and appointed, are “representing the peac


Merryville streak snapped against Elton

Elton collected 24 steals in its 60-19 win over Merryville Friday night at Merryville High School. "We didn't play our best game," Merryville head coach Stormy Fortenberry said. "We just didn't play our best. We got outhustled and outplayed.


More arrests made in connection with murder investigation

HILLISTER – A quartet of recent arrests brings the total to five individuals in custody in connection with an ongoing murder investigation. On the morning of Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of suspicious activity at Christopher Paulette’s re


Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew


Affidavit: Man steals street sweeper, fails to make clean get away

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested a 37-year-old man Monday after the man allegedly stole a street sweeper and tried to drive it back to his residence.


Pinehurst officers honored for serving beyond the call of duty

Wednesday marked "National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day." To show our appreciation, 12News recognized two Pinehurst police officers whose actions may have saved lives. In a city council meeting Tuesday, Chief Fred Hanauer presented certificates of "Meritorious Service" to officers Joshua Lockett