What we know about the 21,480 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday when President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaign to mark the beginning of early voting.
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  At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

Sally was the second hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast in less than three weeks and the latest to blow in during one of the busiest hurricane seasons ever.


‘Unacceptable’: Texas bars advocate slams governor’s decision following new guidelines

Nearly 1,800 COVID-19 cases reported across Texas schools

State clarifies governor’s order on nursing home visits

  Trinity ISD superintendent says no confirmed COVID-19 cases in district

Tip leads to arrest of Athens man who confessed to possession of child pornography

A man has been arrested after admitting to child pornography being on his electronic devices.
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  Gulf Coast braces for 2nd round of flooding in Sally’s wake

Homeowners and businesses along the soggy Gulf Coast began cleaning up Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Sally, even as the region braced for a delayed, second round of flooding in the coming days from rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains

  Gov. Abbott announces East Texas businesses can open to 75 percent capacity

  Canton ISD Supt. Brian Nichols on transparency, student safety in district

Daily updates on COVID-19 cases across East Texas public schools

Gov. Abbott appoints 11 to task force on infectious disease preparedness and response

  Investigation into 3 deaths at Polk County home reveals son attacked parents

  Nacogdoches ISD superintendent explains reasoning behind delayed start of school year

SFA’s C.R.E.A.T.E. virtual tutoring service available for people who need schoolwork help

Panola County men create social distancing solution for sporting events

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  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.


  Huntington off to best start in 15 years

Joaquin riding the momentum of Friday shutout

NCAA student-athletes given day off for Election Day

  Low participation numbers force Apple Springs to cancel remainder of 2020 football season

The Apple Springs Eagles will not be on the field any time soon.


  Congressman’s bill to save Alabama-Coushatta gaming facility held up in the senate

  City of San Augustine seeks federal assistance after natural disasters

  Mail-in ballots delayed after ruling in favor of Green Party candidates

DPS Highway Patrol Troopers rescue 500th child during traffic stop

Lawsuit: ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors

The lawsuit filed Monday in Texas against Harris and three cheer organizations says that the boys' mother reported Harris to the FBI last month.
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Feds explored possibly charging Portland officials in unrest

The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon after clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators, a department spokesperson said Thursday.

BNSF’s next CEO will be first woman to lead major railroad

Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

Man cleaning up hurricane debris in Newton County electrocuted

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19