Man in custody after Longview man found dead with apparent dog bite wounds
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A man is in custody for attack by dog causing death after a man was found dead lying near a Longview roadway. According to Longview PD, obtained an arrest warrant for Martin Rodriguez, 56 of Longview, based on an autopsy report from Forensic Medical Management Services. Rodriguez was booked into the […]
East Texas man found guilty of capital murder for killing woman in retaliation
LONGVIEW, Texas — Andrea Rogers stood in the 188th District Courtroom, addressing the man who murdered her daughter. "Only in your dreams will you feel free, but the reality is that you're gonna spend the rest of your life in prison," Rogers told Brandon Keith Harris, who was found guilty Friday and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the January 2020 death of Valerie Hackett at a Longview apartment complex.
Longview police searching for man who robbed bank at gunpoint
LONGVIEW, Texas — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a bank at gunpoint in Longview on Thursday afternoon. According to the Longview Police Department, officers responded to the Southside Bank located at 2001 Judson Rd. for reports for a bank robbery. When...
Victim in fatal Longview restaurant parking lot assault identified
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - The man who died after an assault outside a Longview restaurant has been identified. On Jan. 17, Longview police officers responded to an assault call at about 8:20 p.m. on W. Loop 281. When they arrived, they found a man unconscious on the pavement outside a restaurant near the mall. He was taken to Longview Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where he later died. He has been identified as Hector Francisco Francini, 54.
Man dead after shooting at East Texas apartment complex
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (KETK) – The Mount Pleasant Police Department said a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday night at an apartment building and was later pronounced dead. According to a release, police were responding to a report of a woman being harassed at the Shadywood Apartments in Mount Pleasant around 9:55 p.m., […]
East Texans Wish These 25 Retailers Would Magically Re-Open Today
You have without a doubt heard the quote, 'the only constant in life is change'. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus made that statement in 500 B.C. and that quote is still true today in Tyler, Texas. Change is happening and change is good. It brings new opportunities, new ways of thinking, and new products and services to everyone.
East Texans Say These Restaurants Are Worth The Wait In Line
With hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Tyler, Longview, and Jacksonville, Texas there will be at least one, if not several to choose from that will satisfy your appetite. But sometimes your selection may come with a wait. It could be a fast food joint, a fast-casual dining location,...
Longview Residents: Your Ideas Needed for 2024 Juneteenth Celebration
Planning for the City of Longview's 2024 Juneteenth Celebration is about to begin, and we want your input. If you have ideas to help enhance our community celebration moving forward, please let us know using the Juneteenth Celebration Community Input form.Visit here for more details.
Don’t Miss Out On The Fun And Excitement Of These 9 East Texas Weekend Events
The signs of Spring are all around Tyler, Texas, Longview, Gilmer, and Athens, Texas too. Spring flowers are in bloom as well as some Dogwood trees and we're beginning to see the signs of pollen. With so much plant life coming back to life, so are the East Texas weekend activities.
Longview thrift shop eager for patrons to help support essential nonprofit
Off McCann Road in Longview sits a cute little shop, eager for new shoppers. Patrons are necessary for any business to operate, but this shop in particular is in dire need of community support. It’s called Twice Loved Marketplace, owned and operated by a team of volunteers at One Love Longview, the nonprofit located next door.
CHRISTUS Good Shepherd in Longview operational after overnight electrical fire
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A Longview medical center is operational again after an overnight roof fire. Coleman Swierc, public relations specialist for CHRISTUS, said that a “small electrical fire” broke out on the roof of CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview. The fire required briefly relocating nearby patients.
‘If You See Them, KILL Them.’ Harmful Jumping Worms Will Invade Texas [VIDEO]
Heads up to people living in the Tyler and Longview, Texas areas, sources say that a certain kind of jumping worm is making its way to Texas. Some headlines are just so weird they make you stop and ask yourself what the heck is even happening these days? At the same time, when we get so used to bizarre headlines, you may be at the point where you're not even really all that surprised.
Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian in Longview
A fatal crash in Longview is under investigation by the Longview Police Department after an incident on February 24, 2024, at approximately 12:52 p.m. The crash occurred in the 500 block of West Hope Drive. Lantz Darensbourg, a 46-year-old resident of Longview, was driving west on W. Hope Dr when...
47 Felony Arrests Were Made In Gregg County Last Week
Crime will never take a day off in Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, or Longview, Texas. Criminals are way too busy devising a plan to circumvent the system to get what they want. In some cases, they just deliberately break the law to get what they want. While these criminals may...
Jonathan David Pikett
Jonathan David Pikett peacefully went home to be with his Lord in the early hours of Saturday, February 24, 2024, after a 10 month battle with cancer. He was being cared for at Baylor Scott and White Pickens Cancer Hospital in Dallas. Jonathan was born May 20, 1979, in Longview,...
WebXtra: Dog rescued by Upshur County deputy nursed back to health, adopted out
KLTVs Jamey Boyum talks with Upshur County Sheriffs Office Investigator Michael Sparks, Veteranarian Cherie Nazzal, and Clay Penny about a dog found by Sparks while on a case. Through treatment, the dog’s weight was brought from 37 pounds to 52 pounds and Penny stepped up to adopt the dog.
77-year-old woman found safe after being reported missing from Kilgore
UPDATE: Wilson was found after police said a caller spotted her and called 911. “Within minutes, officers were behind her as she turned onto I-20,” officials said. “She is fine, and her family has been contacted.” KILGORE, Texas (KETK) – The Kilgore Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a missing woman. Police […]
Local Residents Invited to Gun & Knife Show on March 16-17
The Gun & Knife Show will occur on March 16-17, providing a platform for attendees to buy, sell, and explore various items. The event will showcase new and old guns, ammunition, gun parts, books, knives, and related items like coins, jewelry, and camouflage.
Recent tests show Gladewater in violation of water regulations
GLADEWATER, Texas (KETK) – The City of Gladewater has reportedly failed to comply with state regulations for drinking water but residents are told they do not need to use an alternative water supply. According to a release, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality notified the city that the water being supplied to their customers “exceeded […]
Gregg County Health Alert: Rural Homes Have a Higher Lung Cancer Risk. Doctor Explains
A new study has revealed a major disparity in radon gas exposure and related lung cancer risk across rural versus urban communities. The Big Picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell, Family Medicine, "...did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer?" Doctor's Expert Insights about the Role of...