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Man, 18, facing charges after drinking, crashing into sheriff's office van, deputies say

One woman was injured after a suspected drunk driver struck a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office van on Interstate 75 in North Port Tuesday night, according to the sheriff's office. Roberto Garcia, 18, a Mexican citizen living in Immokalee, is facing several charges after the vehicle he was driving s


Florida, Collier County seeing an increase in mumps cases

Florida health officials reported 56 cases of mumps statewide since the beginning of 2017. Broward, Collier, Duval, Hillsborough and Palm Beach Counties reported the most cases during that time span. "They typically start with a low grade fever, head ache, muscle aches, just not feeling well," said


Community rallies to brighten Christmas for thievery victim

Mary Ann Clay's holiday decorations were stolen from her home while she was out getting stage four cancer treatment. But ABC7 viewers refused to let her down. People came to our Fort Myers studio and donated lights and decorations at her San Carlos Park home. "From something bad, I still feel good h


Cape man mounts 'stand your ground' defense in murder case

Attorneys for a 27-year-old man on trial for a deadly shooting attempted Thursday to prove he acted in self-defense. Ryan Doyon faces a second-degree murder charge in the May 15 death of Roy A. Pike III, 28, of North Fort Myers. Doyon is accused of shooting Pike after he's said to have broken into D


A (Habitat) home for Christmas in Cook

Harley Pajari and her son Liam. Submitted photo.COOK - North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity announced the home dedication for the Harley Pajari family in Cook will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 306 3rd Ave. SE, with a short program beginning at noon. The home will be open to visitors f


Open art activities held monthly at NWFA Gallery

COOK - Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook provides the opportunity for artists and writers to gather on Saturdays. Open art activities are held on the third Saturdays of the month. The gallery will be open on Dec. 16, from 12 - 3 p.m., for those who want to participate in art projects wi


Elf on a Shelf and snowmen stories by Mesabi East students

The second grade class at Mesabi East School in Aurorawas challenged by their teacher to write stories on what methods they would use to capture the popular Elf on a Shelf. There were many creative contributions and some handy tips as to how to lure an elf in. A Mesabi East first grade class wrote a


A new team in town: Smith and Wesson

St. Louis County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Smith and K-9 Wesson are the newest K-9 team to serve the County. K-9 Wesson is a dual purpose dog, trained in search and apprehension, and narcotics detection. Submitted photos.ST. LOUIS COUNTY - The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office has welcomed its newest me


Honor the veterinarian or veterinary nurse in your pet's life

For millions of Americans, animals are not just their best friends, but their heroes. Whether they are lending eyes to the unsighted, ears to the deaf, protection to the sleeping family and the soldier, or providing a welcoming kiss at the end of a hard day, animals affect us in so many different wa


Theater Education Program in Grand Rapids begins work on Lion King, Jr.

GRAND RAPIDS - The Theater Education Program-a collaboration of the Grand Rapids Players and the Reif Center in Grand Rapids-will kick-off its spring project, a production of Disney's Lion King, Jr., with an informational meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Ives Theater at the Reif Center.


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Let the countdown to Christmas begin!

In this week's edition of HTF, dozens of area students are weighing in on a variety of topics related to Christmas and/or winter. There's everything from how to catch an elf and thoughts about what snowmen do at night (apparently they get rather wild) to sharing about a favorite Christmas or Christm


New Henderson children's theater group sets first production

Henderson's new children's theater, the Limelight Players, will stage its first production today. Gina Hughes, manager of the Limelight Players, said the one-act production of "A Seussified Christmas Carol" does not include a Grinch character but is more of "A Christmas Carol"-type play. "Of course

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-12-16 07:27:00

Smith County searching for ETX man wanted on charge out Henderson County

The Smith County sheriff's office is searching for an East Texas man wanted for theft. According to Smith County, Dustin Bunger, 33, is wanted in Smith County for theft of a prop>=$759<$2,500. Bunger is also wanted out of Henderson County, on a bond for forfeiture for a charge of tampering/fabricati


AgriLife: Breeding schedules pay dividends

OVERTON - Financial opportunities can be found in designing strong breeding and forage/pasture plans for beef cattle herds, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. In a business where every pound counts and every expense should be optimized, Monte Rouquette, AgriLife Research forage p

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-12-17 06:00:00

Area police report few hate crimes, despite national spike

Few hate crimes have been reported in East Texas in the past five years, despite a national spike, statistics show. The FBI reported 6,121 hate crime incidents in the U.S. in 2016, an increase for the second straight year. In East Texas, four police departments have reported hate crimes since 2012:

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-12-17 07:00:00

Early morning fire damages Kilgore home

KILGORE - Fire Investigators are trying to figure out what caused an early morning house fire in Kilgore. It happened in the the 400 block of Leake Street. According to the Kilgore Police Department, one person suffered a minor burn injury. The American Red Cross has been called in to help the fami


It's not about presents

THIS is the time of year when holiday traditions and stories of the best Christmas ever comes to the forefront as people try to re-capture those moments of the past and include them in today's lifestyle. When you get right down to it, is not the presents under the tree that make life's most memorabl


City absorbs water data into discussion of needs, solution

In a lengthy discussion about the future of Kilgore's water supply, demands and constraints, the presentation helped in one key area: providing answers. "What we've learned by bringing in some extraordinary experts from HDR is that, based on our use of the aquifer, that the aquifer is sustainable,


City refines plans for theater

On the heels of Reel East Texas Film Festival's successful first year, Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck brought examples of how the city can continue improving the Texan Theater. With possible plans to use the theater for movies, concerts and fundraisers, the third phase of the renovations could s