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      • TRAFFIC ALERT: Motorcycle crashes on south Interstate 27

        TRAFFIC ALERT: Motorcycle crashes on south Interstate 27

        Saturday, September 23 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:48:21 GMT
        Source: Daniel Alvarado, KCBDSource: Daniel Alvarado, KCBD

        A motorcycle has crashed on the northern part of  Interstate 27 at around 10 p.m. on Friday. 

        A motorcycle has crashed on the northern part of  Interstate 27 at around 10 p.m. on Friday. 

      • Vega HS earns top marks as state begins student voting initiative

        Friday, September 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:37:42 GMT

        Vega High School is being recognized by top state officials for its effort to encourage student voting registration.

        Vega High School is being recognized by top state officials for its effort to encourage student voting registration.

      • Local bars consider going non-smoking

        Local bars consider going non-smoking

        Friday, September 22 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:36:10 GMT

        To smoke, or not to smoke? That seems to be the question for Amarillo bars lately.

        To smoke, or not to smoke? That seems to be the question for Amarillo bars lately.

      • Multiple injuries reported in Longview wreck; portion of Eastman Road shut down

        Multiple injuries reported in Longview wreck; portion of Eastman Road shut down

        Friday, September 22 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:31:43 GMT

        Multiple people have been transported to the hospital and traffic is delayed following a Friday evening crash in Longview.

        Multiple people have been transported to the hospital and traffic is delayed following a Friday evening crash in Longview.

      • 1 in custody after two-vehicle rollover wreck in Tyler

        1 in custody after two-vehicle rollover wreck in Tyler

        Friday, September 22 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:24:56 GMT
        Source: KLTV viewerSource: KLTV viewer
        One person is in custody after a two-vehicle rollover wreck in Tyler. About 6:40 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the intersection of Broadway Avenue and North Loop 323. When they arrived, they learned that the driver of the vehicle that rolled over had walked away from the scene. Witnesses reported seeing alcohol containers falling from the vehicle. The man was later taken into custody. It is unclear at this time if he will be charged. No other injuries have been reported at ...
        One person is in custody after a two-vehicle rollover wreck in Tyler. About 6:40 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the intersection of Broadway Avenue and North Loop 323. When they arrived, they learned that the driver of the vehicle that rolled over had walked away from the scene. Witnesses reported seeing alcohol containers falling from the vehicle. The man was later taken into custody. It is unclear at this time if he will be charged. No other injuries have been reported at ...
      • Odessa police cadets train on high speed chases

        Odessa police cadets train on high speed chases

        (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

        Cadets with the Odessa Police Department wrapped up a week of driver training with a real life opportunity to chase down a suspect. That suspect was actually an instructor but the adrenaline was just as real. 

        Cadets with the Odessa Police Department wrapped up a week of driver training with a real life opportunity to chase down a suspect. That suspect was actually an instructor but the adrenaline was just as real. 

      • Freedom Service Dogs raises funds to provide service dogs to vets and disabled people

        Freedom Service Dogs raises funds to provide service dogs to vets and disabled people

        (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

        Freedom Service Dogs is back in West Texas for their second annual Faces of Freedom clay shoot tournament. It's all to raise proceeds for their program that provides the services and training for their service dogs. 

        Freedom Service Dogs is back in West Texas for their second annual Faces of Freedom clay shoot tournament. It's all to raise proceeds for their program that provides the services and training for their service dogs. 

      • Local students bring carnival to nursing home

        Local students bring carnival to nursing home

        Derba Long knocks down a few pins (Source: KWES).Derba Long knocks down a few pins (Source: KWES).

        It was a fun filled morning for some elderly Midlanders. Since many of the residents of Senior Care of Midland are bound to wheelchairs, local students brought a carnival to them. It's a change of pace.

        It was a fun filled morning for some elderly Midlanders. Since many of the residents of Senior Care of Midland are bound to wheelchairs, local students brought a carnival to them. It's a change of pace.

      • Midland mother wants transgender son to be accepted

        Midland mother wants transgender son to be accepted

        Mother of a Tran-gendered  child. (Source: KWES)Mother of a Tran-gendered child. (Source: KWES)

        Tania Vargas is a mother to a transgender boy that attends San Houston Elementary school in Midland.  

        Tania Vargas is a mother to a transgender boy that attends San Houston Elementary school in Midland.  

      • Crews en route to report of wreck on I-20, north of Tyler

        Crews en route to report of wreck on I-20, north of Tyler

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:49:55 GMT

        The Texas Department of Public Safety is en route to reports of a wreck on I-20.

        The Texas Department of Public Safety is en route to reports of a wreck on I-20.

      • Stolen vehicle lands two behind bars

        Stolen vehicle lands two behind bars

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:49:08 GMT
        (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)

        Around 2:18 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 9th Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. 

        Around 2:18 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 9th Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. 

      • Vitro recognized for top expansion project in the state

        Vitro recognized for top expansion project in the state

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:33:40 GMT
        Vitro ExpansionVitro Expansion

        Vitro Architectural Glass, Wichita Falls, and Burkburnett are being recognized for an expansion project that's been years in the works.

        Vitro Architectural Glass, Wichita Falls, and Burkburnett are being recognized for an expansion project that's been years in the works.

      • ECMO machine saves CTX man's life after flatlining five times

        ECMO machine saves CTX man's life after flatlining five times

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:29:21 GMT

        Thanks to a life-saving machine at the Scott & White hospital in Temple, a Central Texas man is alive today despite suffering a massive heart attack and having his heart stop five times.

        Thanks to a life-saving machine at the Scott & White hospital in Temple, a Central Texas man is alive today despite suffering a massive heart attack and having his heart stop five times.

      • Snapchat filters at Waco vs. Midway football game

        Snapchat filters at Waco vs. Midway football game

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:27:01 GMT
        Are you heading out to the Waco versus Midway game? Be sure to use our Snapchat filters to show who your favorite team is!  Copyright 2017 KXXV. All rights reserved. 
        Are you heading out to the Waco versus Midway game? Be sure to use our Snapchat filters to show who your favorite team is!  Copyright 2017 KXXV. All rights reserved. 
      • Kilgore Bulldogs plan to play hard after 'Bubba T' was found

        Kilgore Bulldogs plan to play hard after 'Bubba T' was found

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:23:40 GMT
        'Bubba T' at a Kilgore High School Football game waving the teams flag on the sidelines. (source: KLTV file)'Bubba T' at a Kilgore High School Football game waving the teams flag on the sidelines. (source: KLTV file)

        Kilgore High School Football players say when Chris Terry, or as many call him Bubba T, went missing on Wednesday night it was like losing a team mate. 

        Kilgore High School Football players say when Chris Terry, or as many call him Bubba T, went missing on Wednesday night it was like losing a team mate. 

      • Local agencies join forces to help end homelessness in Lubbock

        Local agencies join forces to help end homelessness in Lubbock

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:22:34 GMT
        Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

        The homeless population in Lubbock is an issue the city has been trying to handle for some time.

        The homeless population in Lubbock is an issue the city has been trying to handle for some time.

      • Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

        Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:19:49 GMT
        James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...
        James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...
      • Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

        Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:09:01 GMT
        More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.
        More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.
      • Arrest made in decade-old Rusk County murder case

        Arrest made in decade-old Rusk County murder case

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:59:04 GMT
        Jarrett Murray (Source: Rusk County Sheriff's Office)Jarrett Murray (Source: Rusk County Sheriff's Office)

        On Thursday, investigators arrested Jarrett Murray. Murray is charged with murder in connection with the 2006 death of Joseph Michael Douglas. Investigators say they believe he spoke often of the murder.

        On Thursday, investigators arrested Jarrett Murray. Murray is charged with murder in connection with the 2006 death of Joseph Michael Douglas. Investigators say they believe he spoke often of the murder.

      • Fort Hood soldier in hospital after being shot at park

        Fort Hood soldier in hospital after being shot at park

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:57:55 GMT
        (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

        A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier is in the hospital after a drive-by shooting at Long Branch Park in Killeen. 

        A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier is in the hospital after a drive-by shooting at Long Branch Park in Killeen. 

      • Donate to local food banks for Hunger Action Month

        Donate to local food banks for Hunger Action Month

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:56:54 GMT

        Hunger action month is continuing this weekend. 

        Hunger action month is continuing this weekend. 

      • Local businesses rally around #24strong

        Local businesses rally around #24strong

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:52:39 GMT

        Local businesses are  rallying around the family of Robert Grays the Midwestern State University football player who died earlier this week this week.   

        Local businesses are  rallying around the family of Robert Grays the Midwestern State University football player who died earlier this week this week.   

      • Texomans worried for families in Mexico

        Texomans worried for families in Mexico

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:40:12 GMT

        The recent earthquake that devastated most of Mexico is affecting Texomans as several are left waiting to hear from family members. 

        The recent earthquake that devastated most of Mexico is affecting Texomans as several are left waiting to hear from family members. 

      • Wichita Falls transfer station to close temporarily

        Wichita Falls transfer station to close temporarily

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:36:31 GMT
        (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)

        The Wichita Falls transfer station on Lawrence Road will be closed to the public beginning Monday, October 2, for road repairs.

        The Wichita Falls transfer station on Lawrence Road will be closed to the public beginning Monday, October 2, for road repairs.

      • Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

        Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:19:50 GMT

        Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

        Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

      • City to reschedule public hearings

        City to reschedule public hearings

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:11:08 GMT
        (Source: City of Lubbock)(Source: City of Lubbock)

        The City of Lubbock will delay public hearings for proposed land annexations that were discussed in a late August city council meeting.

        The City of Lubbock will delay public hearings for proposed land annexations that were discussed in a late August city council meeting.

      • Smith County Sheriff's Office searching for juvenile runaway

        Smith County Sheriff's Office searching for juvenile runaway

        Friday, September 22 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:05:52 GMT
        (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)

        The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a juvenile runaway. 

        The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a juvenile runaway. 

      • Texoma's Most Wanted

        Texoma's Most Wanted

        Friday, September 22 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:59:19 GMT
        (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)

        Wichita Falls Police need your helping finding the fugitives on this week's Texoma's Most Wanted list. 

        Wichita Falls Police need your helping finding the fugitives on this week's Texoma's Most Wanted list. 

      • State Representative with East Texas ties up for re-election

        State Representative with East Texas ties up for re-election

        Friday, September 22 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:55:15 GMT

        From Jay Dean, Republican State Representative: Following the completion of a successful circuit of town hall meetings and legislative updates throughout the community, Republican State Representative Jay Dean today announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, House District 7. The district covers Gregg and Upshur Counties.  "Since the end of session, I've had the opportunity to visit with a lot of my neighbors and I was encouraged by thei...

        From Jay Dean, Republican State Representative: Following the completion of a successful circuit of town hall meetings and legislative updates throughout the community, Republican State Representative Jay Dean today announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, House District 7. The district covers Gregg and Upshur Counties.  "Since the end of session, I've had the opportunity to visit with a lot of my neighbors and I was encouraged by thei...

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      • Hodges Gardens State Park officially closing Oct. 1

        Hodges Gardens State Park officially closing Oct. 1

        Saturday, September 23 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:22:26 GMT
        (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

        Hodges Gardens. It's one of the most beautiful spots in Louisiana, but in just days visitors will no longer be able to see it.  It's almost time.  Time for something good to come to an end.  Chris Nolen is sorting and packing up items from Hodges Gardens State Park.  "What are you going to do with magnets that say Hodges Gardens State Park when there's no state park," said Nolen.  That's right Hodges Gardens will officially be closing ...

        Hodges Gardens. It's one of the most beautiful spots in Louisiana, but in just days visitors will no longer be able to see it.  It's almost time.  Time for something good to come to an end.  Chris Nolen is sorting and packing up items from Hodges Gardens State Park.  "What are you going to do with magnets that say Hodges Gardens State Park when there's no state park," said Nolen.  That's right Hodges Gardens will officially be closing ...

      • traffic

        I-10 EB near Enterprise Boulevard now open following crash

        I-10 EB near Enterprise Boulevard now open following crash

        Saturday, September 23 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:09:14 GMT
        (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

        A multi-vehicle accident has been reported on I-10 eastbound near Enterprise Blvd.  The Lake Charles Police department asks that you avoid the area for the next 30-45 minutes while they work to clear the wreck.  Traffic is being diverted off the Enterprise exit. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

        A multi-vehicle accident has been reported on I-10 eastbound near Enterprise Blvd.  The Lake Charles Police department asks that you avoid the area for the next 30-45 minutes while they work to clear the wreck.  Traffic is being diverted off the Enterprise exit. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

      • Man shot multiple times at Shreveport apartment

        Man shot multiple times at Shreveport apartment

        Friday, September 22 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:33:35 GMT
        (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

        A man was taken to the hospital after police say he was shot in Shreveport Friday night. 

        A man was taken to the hospital after police say he was shot in Shreveport Friday night. 

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      • Students honored with scholarships for passing AP Exam

        Students honored with scholarships for passing AP Exam

        Friday, September 22 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:49:42 GMT
        Friday, September 22 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:40:19 GMT
        (Source: Natalie Harrell)(Source: Natalie Harrell)

        The Paragould School District held an Advanced Placement Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday.

        The Paragould School District held an Advanced Placement Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday.

      • Jonesboro private club permit application cost could rise

        Jonesboro private club permit application cost could rise

        Friday, September 22 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:07:30 GMT
        Friday, September 22 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:38:56 GMT
        (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

        People seeking to apply for a private club permit in the city of Jonesboro could have to pay more during the application process.

        People seeking to apply for a private club permit in the city of Jonesboro could have to pay more during the application process.

      • Cash Police Department still stopping speeders

        Cash Police Department still stopping speeders

        Friday, September 22 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:20:05 GMT
        Friday, September 22 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:49:09 GMT
        (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

        The Cash Police Department in continuing to deal with speeders on Highway 226.

        The Cash Police Department in continuing to deal with speeders on Highway 226.

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