Fire At Cheddar’s In Longview
A broken natural gas line started a fire at Cheddar’s in Longview last Thursday night after a pilot light on the stove ignited it. Crews extinguished the fire inside the building due to a fire suppression sprinkler system that contained the fire. A restaurant employee suffered a minor injury, and EMS treated him at the scene.
1 injured after Cheddar’s restaurant catches on fire
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – An employee was injured after the Cheddar’s restaurant in Longview caught on fire. On June 1, around 11:30 p.m. the Longview Fire Department said they responded to reports of a structure fire at the Cheddar’s located on 3074 North Eastman Road. When crews arrived, officials said they saw pressurized smoke coming […]
Zaxby's to open in Longview
LONGVIEW, Texas — The former location of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Longview will become home to a different restaurant concept. Zaxby's, a restaurant chain known for its chicken fingers, has started permitting with the city to transform the building at 3405 N. Fourth St. near Lowe's and across the road from Sam's Club.
Construction of Longview (TX) Fire Training Tower, Burn Building Complete
Construction of a Longview Fire Department fire training tower and burn building is finished with the full project on track for completion by May 2024, news-journal.com reported. Longview voters in 2018 approved a bond package that allocated $52.41 million for police and fire facilities with $2.21 million dedicated for a...
Kilgore ISD mourning loss of beloved student
KILGORE, Texas — Kilgore ISD is mourning the loss of a beloved student. According to the district, a KISD student recently passed away. The school district has not yet publicly identified the student. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out their family," KISD said. "Campus counselors will be available...
Docs: Man arrested for murder of missing Tyler woman searched ‘how long does it take for a body to decompose’
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A Tatum man was arrested for the murder of a missing Tyler woman on Monday after allegedly forging a check in her name and searching how to muffle the sound of a gunshot. Paula Belonga, 51 of Tyler, was last seen on April 7, and according to an arrest warrant, when […]
Longview Walk of Honor names first group of honorees
LONGVIEW, Texas — Seven Longview luminaries are set to be honored later this year as the first inductees into the Longview Walk of Honor. The Walk of Honor task force was formed in 2019 after City Council approval. The task force is charged with establishing procedures for the placement of plaques and memorials in downtown to honor those who have made a historical, cultural or societal impact within the city.
2023 Heart of a Champion Bowl in Longview
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) — They had to wait a little bit before kickoff Saturday night in Longview for the 2023 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of a Champion football game, due to lightning in the area. But we did get ourselves a ball game, highlighting some of the top senior athletes from East Texas representing […]
Todd Stewart, MD
Dr. Todd Stewart is the medical director of emergency medicine at Longview Regional Medical Center, (LRMC). He is a board certified and experienced emergency medicine specialist. Stewart started his undergraduate in aerospace engineering degree at Texas A&M. During the summer, he attended Emergency Medical Training (EMT). EMTs evaluate a patient...
Marshall resident wins $1 million from lottery scratch-off
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Marshall resident hit the jackpot with a scratch-off lottery ticket. The Texas Lottery Commission reported that a resident who wished to remain anonymous has won the top prize of $1 million from the scratch ticket game VIP Club. The ticket was purchased at Food Fast #1020, located at 204 E. Pinecrest Drive, in Marshall.
16-Year-Old Hawkins High School Student Killed In Crash
Jaykob A. Dobb, of Hawkins, was driving south on FM 14 when his vehicle drifted across the rod’s center line and into the oncoming northbound lane, according to Texas Department of Public Safety preliminary investigation. Dodd was pronounced dead on the scene, DPS said. He was wearing a seatbelt.
94 Pounds Of Cocaine Worth $4 million Seized In Marshall, Texas Traffic Stop
We hear the phrase, 'during a routine traffic stop...', quite often in the news and when you really think about it, traffic stops are anything but routine. Each traffic stop an officer initiates is unique and will offer its own problems and solutions. This past Sunday, police in Marshall, Texas stopped a vehicle for speeding. What was revealed during the stop was anything but a 'routine traffic stop' because if it were routine, officers wouldn't have discovered 43 kilograms of cocaine stashed away in the semi.
Kilgore retiree expands winery with new vineyard
Kilgore, Texas (KLTV) - From an old elementary school to a vineyard, Britt’s Wine and Dine opened February of last year when owner Britt Davis brought his love for pairing wines with food to east Texas. “No one else was doing that and so I decided hey let’s start...
Longview barber shop continues tradition of community-based service
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - In an age of “mega” salons or franchises, an old-fashioned East Texas barber shop is still in business and thriving. For 57 years, The Barber Shop in Longview on Loop 281 has been cutting hair for generations of East Texans. Operator Carlos Dujaunez said there is a nostalgic attraction to old-fashioned barber shops.
Grambling Council gets Amtrak I-20 corridor update
I-20 Corridor Commission member Christina Anderson of Marshall, Texas, appeared before Grambling City’s Council during Thursday night’s Council to update aldermen on the potential of passenger rail service running through the city in years to come. “Many of you are new City Council members, and that’s why I’m...
Longview car inspector speaks against state decision to drop requirement
Great Texas Balloon Race founder Bill Bussey doesn't usually take passengers in his racing balloon, but today he made an exception. Tyler animal rehab operator warns against taking in wildlife. Updated: 38 minutes ago. The rescue group rehabilitates wildlife with their own funds and has taken in over 100 raccoons,...
WATCH: Vehicle catches fire on Estes parkway in Longview
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A car burst into flames on the 2500 block of Estes parkway in Longview. According to the Longview Fire Department, around 11:45 the driver of the vehicle noticed smoke coming out of the air conditioner vents. When the driver pulled over and got out she saw...
I Found the Hottest Temperature Recorded in Texas and it Happened Twice
Summer is a favorite time for many, sunny afternoons beside the pool or at a water park, cookouts in the evening under a full moon or just relaxing on the porch with a nice breeze blowing through. The other part of summer, however, is the brutal heat we can experience in any part of Texas, including East Texas. While it's not unusual to see temperatures go above 100 degrees for a couple of hours, it is unusual to experience temperatures above 110 degrees or higher. The highest recorded temperature in Texas has actually occurred twice and it was way above 110 degrees.
Tatum police officer continues to serve while battling stage 4 cancer
TATUM, Texas (KLTV) - The job of being an East Texas law enforcement officer is tough enough on it’s own, but imagine doing it while battling ‘stage 4 cancer’. For 63 year old Tatum police officer Tim Cutright, it’s just another day at the office, at a job he loves.
Longview church garden sees promising early harvest
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - For East Texas growers, the spring has seen just the right amount of rain and sunshine to show a promising early harvest, and nowhere is that more evident than the First Baptist Church Gardens in Longview. In operation for many years, it’s helped seniors save on...
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