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Kilgore man gets 40 years for cousin's murder

HENDERSON, TX - The opening day of a trial in a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve 2017 in northern Rusk County ended abruptly Wednesday afternoon when the defendant entered a guilty plea and accepted a 40-year prison term after the prosecutor's staff found evidence linking the defendant to the murder


Longview man arrested after indictment on charge of indecency with child

Longview police arrested a 60-year-old man Thursday on a warrant for having sexual contact with a girl who was under the age of 17, according to Gregg County court documents. Tonny Obray Ezernack Jr. of Longview was being held on a $75,000 bond Friday in Gregg County Jail on a warrant from the 188th


Kilgore searching for suspect in theft investigation

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - The Kilgore Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in a theft investigation. The department released a photo of the suspect on their Facebook page. They report they are searching for the man in connection to a theft that occurred on Feb. 13


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Training underway for Kilgore trap-neuter-return cat program

KILGORE — Volunteers and municipal staff in Kilgore have teamed to curb the proliferation of feral cats. It’s a community program called Wildcatters, a tongue-in-cheek reference to Kilgore’s oil history, but animal control leadership believe the only risk would be not to change how the city has hand


Memorial service planned for former longtime Pine Tree basketball coach

LONGVIEW, Texas — The athletic department at Pine Tree ISD will hold a memorial service for former Pine Tree High School boy's basketball coach, Rick Dowdle. Dowdle died on Monday following a neck injury he sustained on Christmas Day.


Woman accused of stealing $2,000 worth of Kate Spade goods in Texas City

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman with a taste for high-end handbags and wallets is wanted in Texas City. Surveillance video captured a woman stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Tanger Outlets on Tuesday evening.


#YCMTSU: Kilgore police describe run-in with man in possession of drugs, 'adult toys'

The Kilgore Police Department is looking to add a little humor to your "Hump Day" by implementing their "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" campaign. "These will consist of actual calls and incidents KPD officers have responded to in the past," the department said. "You can't follow us on Live PD, but yo


TRAFFIC ALERT: Industrial Drive in Longview to be closed to traffic Feb. 25 for railroad track maintenance

LONGVIEW, Texas — The City of Longview is alerting residents of a road closure that will affect traffic flow on Monday, February 25. According to the city, Industrial Drive will be closed to through traffic between Marshall Avenue (Highway 80) and Cotton Street to allow for railroad track maintenanc


Texas lawmaker files bill to add 'In God We Trust' to government buildings

AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to add the U.S. national motto, In God We Trust, to the state’s government buildings.


Kilgore High School students showcase knowledge of medical terminology

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Some Kilgore High School students are getting ready for the a state competition that will test their knowledge of medical terminology. A senior and four juniors from from Cheyenne Kirkpatrick’s health science class recently competed in Waco at the Skills USA District Competition


Harrison County Sheriff's Office looking for suspects who attacked, shot man in foot

A man was attacked and shot in the foot Thursday evening after he stopped to give help to a woman who appeared to be having car trouble, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office said.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


DO YOU RECOGNIZE HIM? Gladewater PD searching for Walmart thief

GLADEWATER, Texas (KETK) - Have you seen this man?. Gladewater Police Department is searching for him in reference to a crime. According to the department, he is the suspect in a theft at Walmart that happened Thursday.


Suspect in Henderson apartment shooting charged with capital murder

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - Bond has been set at $2.5 million for the man accused of shooting four people at a Henderson apartment complex. Randy Buford Winn, 62, is being held in the Rusk County Jail. Online jail records show he’s charged with murder and capital murder of multiple persons.


Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.


R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

CHICAGO - R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.


Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire

PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.


Longview hospital holding free heart screenings for youth

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview Regional Medical Center is holding a free heart screening event for youth ages 14 to 18. The event is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Longview Regional Medical Center, 2901 N. Fourth St. in Longview. The event will be held at the Outpatient Surgery/Surgical Service