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Gregg County Jail deemed noncompliant due to missing medical records

The Gregg County Jail has been deemed noncompliant after a state inspector determined multiple medical records were missing documentation, failing to show if medications were distributed with a physician's instructions. According to a report from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, a review of medication administration records showed multiple records...
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Longview ISD middle school student apprehended for terroristic threat made toward campus

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A middle school student has been apprehended on Tuesday evening by Longview Police on a charge of terroristic threat after a threat was made against the Judson Middle School, according to police. Officials said an investigation found a Longview Police School Resource Officer responded and removed the student from their classroom […]

See You at the Pole 2022 around East Texas

EAST TEXAS (KETK) – Students across East Texas gathered on Wednesday morning at their school’s flag pole for a moment of prayer and song during the See You At The Pole event. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade took the time to reflect on their faith while leaning on each other. KETK visited Overton and […]

Opposition to proposed lake continues to grow

From the first opposition meeting more than 20 years ago in a tiny church in Boxelder, to now a statewide, organized effort, the opposition to the massive, proposed lake in the Sulphur River Basin continues to grow. The proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir has long been deemed by the people of...

Police: Winning scratch-off ticket leads to arrest of car theft suspect

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV/Gray News) - An alleged car thief may have found a winning scratch-off ticket in a truck, but his luck stopped there. In July 2021, investigators in Smith County, Texas, said they tracked a winning Texas Lottery scratch-off found in one of four vehicles stolen from European Automotive Repair in Tyler, KLTV reported.

Rusk County to discuss burn ban next week

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Rusk County announced that they will be discussing a potential burn ban at the next Commissioner’s Court meeting on Oct. 4. This announcement comes after Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a pasture fire started by a tractor in the west of the county on Tuesday morning. Firefighter crews in […]

Henderson teacher is praying for her family in Puerto Rico

HENDERSON, Texas (KETK) – On Sept. 19, Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast was hit by a category one Hurricane Fiona. The storm left people on the island without water and electricity for days. Communities were flooded, along with roads, bridges and some homes which were destroyed. Daphne Bell, a Puerto Rico native who still has family […]

Gladewater man who confessed child molestation to wife gets life

GLADEWATER, Texas (KLTV) - A Gladewater man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. Jonathan Blake Parker, 38, was sentenced to life in prison as part of a plea bargain agreement with the State of Texas. The State dismissed other counts for the same offense in return for the defendant pleading guilty, being sentenced to life, and waiving all appeals, according to the Upshur County District Attorney’s Office.
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‘Dogs win homecoming game against Overton

COLMESNEIL – In Bulldog Country, homecoming night proved a good game and a good win for the ‘Dogs. The ‘Dogs hosted the Overton Mustangs at Taylor Field. Colmesneil AD/HC Cody Day said he was proud of his team. “We got better this week,” he said.

East Texas community is warned of fentanyl

TEXAS, USA — East Texas sheriffs are warning the public about an increase of dangerous drugs in our area. Large amounts of fentanyl are surfacing in some counties, while other counties continue to battle the long-term methamphetamine problem. The color blue is showing up in several street drugs, and...

Is Visiting The Bulldog Bed & Breakfast In Kilgore, Texas Worth It?

It has one of the most charming downtown areas in all of East Texas and it's full of history and discovery. Visiting downtown Kilgore, Texas you can get lost in learning about the oil boom and the history of this small East Texas town thanks to the East Texas Oil Museum. There's more to Kilgore too, you can check out the Texas Museum of Broadcasting & Communication, the Rangerette Showcase and Museum, Kilgore College and so many other charming locations to visit and learn about.

Rusk County receives award from National Weather Service

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Rusk County Emergency Management team was recently recognized as a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence for their service during this spring’s tornado season. This award highlights counties that have gone above and beyond during natural disasters. Rusk County responded to 5 tornadoes throughout the season. Many members of the […]

Manufacturing company expands to Gladewater

GLADEWATER, Texas (KLTV) - There is a new manufacturing business coming to Gladewater. Premix-Marbletite or PMM broke ground today on Commerce Street. The Florida-based company makes pool plaster, stucco, and roof tile. They will initially employ about 7 people with phase one, and up to twenty when phase two is constructed. Product will be shipped from Gladewater, and the plant in Florida will remain open.

Henderson police: Officer hurt, suspect killed in shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man was killed and a patrol officer was injured during a shooting early Monday in a shopping area near a major crossroads in suburban Henderson. Henderson police Officer Alan Olvera said the shooting happened a little before 7 a.m. after officers responded...