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Two East Texans Dead in Separate Weekend Accidents

A two-vehicle accident Saturday morning has left one East Texan dead and two people seriously injured.

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Texas May Be First State to Have 85 MPH Speed Limit [POLL]

What would you say if you could  drive 85 mph -- legally? Rev up your engines, because according to the Texas Department of Transportation, a stretch of highway under construction here in Texas could be the first U.S. to have a posted speed limit of 85 mph.

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Witer, Flickr
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Weather Warnings — Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone

The FCC and FEMA have been working on a system to notify the general public of imminent threats to life or property in your area. This system is ready to go now and you will begin to receive the messages on your cell phone as early as this month. The message is called a WEA, or Wireless Emergency Alert. Tornado warnings, flash flood warnings and several other high-end warnings will go direct to wireless users in an affected county automatically if their device is compatible.

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Tyler Beer and Wine Sales Petition Nearing Completion

A petition promoting the sale of beer and wine in the City of Tyler and Smith County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 has gained three quarters of the signatures required to place it on the November 6 ballot.

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Gregg County Jail
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East Texas Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

A 51-year-old Longview man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations.

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Michael Bradley, Getty Images
Michael Bradley, Getty Images
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Get Two Free Movie Tickets With Your Blood Donation This Month

Carter BloodCare in Tyler is offering a pretty sweet gift for anyone who donates blood during the month of June. If you donate during their ‘Summer Gives” blood drive you will receive two free movie tickets. The blood drives are happening at various dates and locations around Tyler. Check out the list after the jump.

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Ian Waldie/Getty Images
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One of Astronomy’s Rarest Events Will be Visible in East Texas Tonight

When you hear the phrase, “Transit of Venus,” it sounds like it might be a band name or a good club with velvet ropes and a line out the door on a Saturday night. But it has nothing to do with pop culture. It really does have something to do with the planet Venus, and it’s a rare event that we’ll be able to witness tomorrow in Tyler.

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East Texas Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 5-Year-Old Girl

A Corrigan man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl on numerous occasions is out on bonds totaling $100,000 after he was jailed and charged with indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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What Are the Most Dangerous Cars in America? [PHOTOS]

Given modern engineering, design and manufacturing, most drivers probably assume that new cars are inherently safe. But, according to a study by the nonprofit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that isn’t necessarily the case.

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70 Dogs Rescued from ‘Filthy’ East Texas Puppy Mill

Nearly 70 dogs were rescued from a puppy mill located in Harrison County.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Settle the Debate: What Truck is the Best? [POLL]

Everything in Texas is bigger and better. Texans are proud to be from Texas and ain't afraid to let ya know it. When you mention Texas, you think of BBQ, oil, big hair, cowboys and cowgirls, blue jeans and cowboy boots, supporters of our military, country and Texas music, beer -- and pickup trucks! What is more Texas than a pickup truck? Not much!

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Smith County
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BREAKING: Kimberly Cargill Sentenced to Death [UPDATED]

A Smith County jury has sentenced convicted murderer Kimberly Cargill to death after deliberating for more than eight hours today (Thursday, May 31).

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