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East Texas Power Outages

EAST TEXAS -- SWEPCO is working to address an issue affecting service to many customers across East Texas including areas in Longview, Marshall, Canton, Nacogdoches, and Gilmer. Crews are working to restore and stabilize the system. The cause of the power interruptions is still undetermined. The City of Longview is encouraging residents to check on any elderly neighbors who may need assistance. There have been a lot of questions about the smoke and flaring around the Eastman Chemical Company during ...

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Body of Chapel Hill Toddler found in Pond

SMITH COUNTY -- The body of a 3-year-old girl reported missing early Sunday morning has been found. According to our news partner KETK, Smith County officials have reported that the missing child was located at 3:30 p.m. Sunday by a dive team in a nearby pond. The child was identified as Madison Williams. According to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, foul play is not suspected. Madison was known to walk across the pasture to her grandparent’s house and follow the ...

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Joshua-Shaw

Missing Gilmer Teen Not Seen Since May

GILMER -- Joshua Shaw has been missing since May 8, 2019, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. According to our news partner KETK, he is 16 years old and described as 5’8″, 100 Ibs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Any information of his whereabouts can be directed toward the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office at 903-843-2541. Additional information can be found at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website.

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Kilgore Comprehensive Plan Input Meeting

KILGORE -- The City of Kilgore is looking for input from the public affecting the city at an upcoming Community Open House. A come and go meeting is set for next Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Post Office in downtown. This is step 1 of a 12 month process to develop the Kilgore Comprehensive Plan, to establish a master plan for the community’s vision for land use, transportation, downtown and housing for the ...

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County Road 168 Completed in Time for Start of School

SMITH COUNTY -- Road improvements to County Road 168, in front of Hazel Owens Elementary School, are complete. Crews striped the newly paved and widened road this week to finish the Phase 1 project in time for the start of school on Monday. The 1.28-mile section of road in front of the school has been widened for better turn lanes into the school, as well as repaved, and a culvert has been replaced. The contractor will wait for a ...

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World

Ebola outbreak spreads to third province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Largest pro-democracy protest yet in Hong Kong fills major park, spills into streets
Explosion at wedding in Afghanistan kills 63 and injures 182
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US applies to seize Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar
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Business

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Political

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand chastises Israel over US congresswomen, but doesn’t demand consequences
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Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination
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Trump calls supporter after mocking his weight at rally
Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolls out policy on Native American communities
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Health

10 common sleep myths: Put bad habits to rest and wake up a better sleeping routine
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Entertainment

‘Good Boys’ surprises with $21 million first-place debut
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Sports

Former NFL running back, University of Texas star Cedric Benson dies at 36
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Army allows West Point graduate to sign with Philadelphia Eagles
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