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Power restored to Rusk County residents

UPDATE 7:40 p.m. — Power has been restored to the areas of Rusk County that were affected on Thursday afternoon. _______________________ UPDATE 5:02 p.m. — Power is expected to be restored in one to one and a half hours. Rusk County Electric Cooperative said that broken material on a pole needs repair, and AEP/SWEPCO has […]
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Rusk County traffic stop leads to seizure of cocaine

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A traffic stop in Rusk County resulted in the seizure of more than a dozen kilos of cocaine. According to a social media post by the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy conducted a traffic stop at 11 a.m. on State Highway 259 South at County Road 317. With the consent of the driver, the deputy said he searched the vehicle and discovered 15 kilos of cocaine.
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COVID-19: Longview, TX Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 620,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 17, bringing the total count to more than 81.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 992,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In […]
LONGVIEW, TX
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15 kilograms of cocaine seized from a traffic stop in Rusk County

RUSK COUNTY, Texas — The Rusk County Sheriff's Office took 15 kilograms of cocaine into possession during a traffic stop today. At 11 a.m. Monday, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office initiated a traffic stop at Hwy 259 South at CR 317. The officer that initiated the stop, Lt. Finchum, approached the vehicle that was occupied only by the driver.
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Severe weather damage in East Texas

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – East Texas first responders saw debris and damage in the area on Thursday due to severe weather. A tornado was seen on the ground in Rusk County, according to a tornado watcher. Trees are blocking roads. The Dirgin community has also seen a lot...
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Rusk County Peace Officer Memorial

6 Years Strong: Naskila Gaming provides 700 jobs, housing for tribe members. Naskila is the largest private-sector employer in Polk County and has 700 jobs tied to the facility. They continued to pay employees even during the pandemic shutdown. Massive oak tree removed from Longview cemetery. Updated: 1 hours ago.
RUSK COUNTY, TX

Emergency loans offered to farmers for storm losses

Editor’s Note: The USDA sent a release that originally stated that Anderson County farmers were eligible for drought relief. They corrected that statement to read that it is for damage from the severe weather in March and April. TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Emergency loans from the United States Department of Agriculture are now being offered […]
ANDERSON COUNTY, TX
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COVID-19: Longview, TX Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 562,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 15, bringing the total count to more than 81.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 991,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
LONGVIEW, TX
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Massive oak tree removed from Longview cemetery

6 Years Strong: Naskila Gaming provides 700 jobs, housing for tribe members. Naskila is the largest private-sector employer in Polk County and has 700 jobs tied to the facility. They continued to pay employees even during the pandemic shutdown. Rusk County Peace Officer Memorial. Updated: 2 hours ago. |. "We...
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