What we know about the 6,596 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

Woman sues over GoFundMe for Starbucks barista she targeted in a Facebook post after he asked her to wear a mask

The woman posted a photo of the barista on Facebook saying, “Meet Lenin from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption.” It went viral.
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Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said at a Wednesday press conference. “It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.”

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Center police searching for man accused of stealing 1986 Caprice

East Texas schools respond to Gov. Abbott’s lifting of mask mandate

  Rep. Schaefer says removal of mask mandate ‘step in the right direction’

Missing Houston County mother found safe

Nacogdoches County sheriff: Prison guard confesses to repeated sexual assault of girl

A Nacogdoches man is in jail after allegedly confessing to multiple instances of sexually assaulting a young girl.
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7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

While the 7-year-old girl’s story has warmed plenty of hearts, some are outraged over the idea that a child facing brain surgery would feel a need to raise funds for her own care.

State allowing schools to have local control on mask policies

  Nacogdoches airport seeks $14.5M for upgrades, improvements

Texas school, child care workers now eligible for vaccine

  Nacogdoches banks working closely with businesses applying for second round of PPP loans

2 arrested, 1 at large after grocery break-in in Houston County

ABC’s Rick Klein speaks on military strikes, Dems’ political maneuvering

  WebXtra: Ellen Trout Zoo’s recent challenges

  Police: Live pipe bomb found at polling place in Iowa

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Boy, 12, creates website to help elderly New Yorkers book vaccine appointments

The 12-year-old hits refresh for hours a day, searching for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for elderly people in the New York metro area.

SPORTS

  UIL Region III final set for Grapeland, LaPoynor

  State organizations making changes for high school sports COVID-19 protocols

Changes will be coming to the UIL COVID-19 protocols in the next week.

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Amber Alert issued for missing Texas child after mother found dead

Missing southeast Louisiana boys found safe in Florida; mother believed to have kidnapped them

  Tyler businesses have mixed reactions to mask order being lifted

H-E-B says customers still strongly encouraged, employees required, to wear masks in stores

  Dr. Ed Dominguez discusses governor’s decision to remove mask mandate

Dr. Ed says there were 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 in Texas yesterday, 60 deaths, and 5,600 people in the hospital fighting the virus. So is it wise to let our guard down?
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  General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

The hourslong delay cost the National Guard precious minutes in the early hours of the rioting.

  Nacogdoches customer service workers react to mask order being lifted

Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old girl from North Texas town

Search continues for missing mother last seen on game camera near Crockett

Jacksonville police identify man who allegedly fled after striking, killing pedestrian