Project Lifesaver bracelet helps locate elderly quickly

One east Texas man is home safe after disappearing this morning. However, authorities found him quickly thanks to a transmitter.

  Long-term care facility hit hard by COVID-19 receives vaccine

  Nacogdoches High School students learn volatile current events are history in the making

Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy put on leave following allegations of assault

Texas Capitol and Capitol grounds closed amid threat of armed protest

TSA area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15 percent hospitalization rate for 27 days

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

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East Texas Now holding 4th Superintendent Roundtable

White Army vet charged with shooting Black girl at Trump rally

Willie Nelson gets COVID-19 vaccine, sends message to fans

How Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday

WATCH: Dr. Ed Dominguez, Dr. Theresa Patton discuss COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy issues

3 with COVID-19 owe lives to girl, 17, who smelled smoke from early-morning fire

Four killed in major two-vehicle crash

An early-morning crash resulted in the deaths of four people in Nacogdoches County.

  Plea deal reached for woman accused of abusing, neglecting cancer-stricken son

Shannon Marie Creevey pleaded guilty to one count of bodily injury to a child, a first-degree felony which carries a 30-year sentence.

Lufkin Police Department records division moves to new location

The new location is Lufkin Municipal Court building at 222 E. Shepherd Ave.

San Augustine Police ask for help in search for missing man

San Augustine police are asking for any information related to the disappearance of Antwone J. Smith.

  Utah activist who filmed Capitol shooting booked into jail

Friday’s Weather: Breezy today

Nacogdoches Co. crash blocks highway traffic

  Man shot at Starrville Methodist Church moved out of ICU into hospital rehab facility

1 burglary suspect fatally shot, 1 taken into custody by Cherokee County deputy

  Lufkin police release video from high-speed chase

Joanne Rogers, widow of TV’s famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, has died. She was 92.

  Nacogdoches rallies around officer, wife with cancer

A Nacogdoches Police Officer and his wife received news that both are battling cancer. The community is stepping forward to help them.

  Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week’s presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags.

TSA area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15 percent hospitalization rate for 23 days

The COVID-19 hospitalization rate for TSA Area H rose to 27.45 percent on Thursday.

Bill proposed by Marshall rep seeks digital license plates for Texas vehicles

Paddie is reintroducing his bill, this time hoping to get approval for the devices to be used on passenger vehicles.

  Nacogdoches County vaccine clinic delivered 1,000 doses based on physician input

Officials and health providers quickly organized a vaccine clinic, similar to the one last week for Brookshire Brothers.

FBI, police, Homeland Security raids office of popular Lubbock dentist

James P. White, a popular Lubbock dentist, is facing charges related to child pornography.

Man dies in shooting tied to Tyler County stolen vehicle investigation

Deputies spoke with witnesses, the suspected shooter, and the man who had been shot. The deputies discovered the stolen vehicle, driven by the man who died, and stolen items from Jasper and Tyler County in the vehicle.

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night, when an estimated $750 million prize will be up for grabs.

A Better East Texas: Words Matter

KLTV General Manager Pat Stacey warns that words matter, especially coming from our leaders, and we should all consider the impact of those words before they are said.

  WATCH: ABC News’ Rick Klein discusses impeachment, inauguration

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein appeared on East Texas Now Thursday to discuss the latest news out of Washington.

  Graceland offering virtual tours for guests

Graceland is making it easier for visitors to tour Elvis Presley’s mansion. According to a news release, fans and music lovers from around the world can visit Graceland virtually.

  WAC officially announces expansion involving SFA Athletics starting in July

The SFA athletic department is preparing for a quick move to the WAC in the coming months.

Pedestrian dead following Livingston-area crash

A semi-truck collided with a pedestrian near Livingston on Wednesday. The pedestrian died at the scene.

House Speaker wants fines for lawmakers bypassing the metal detector, not wearing masks

Fines up to $10,000

  Family Crisis Center holds Human Trafficking Awareness event at Angelina County Courthouse

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. To commemorate the month and bring awareness to the incidence of human trafficking locally, the Family Crisis Center of East Texas hosted a brief media event at the Angelina County Courthouse.

Thursday’s Weather: Mostly sunny and breezy today

More sunshine is on the way today with a few high, thin clouds along a weak cold front.

Texas COVID-19 cases top 2 million since the pandemic began

As the total number of COVID-19 cases in Texas tops 2 million, a backlog of pre-holiday death certificates also swelled the state’s daily death count.

  Shot clinics don’t come soon enough for those in Deep East Texas hospitals

“We have been during the past week or two at both hospitals maxed out with critical care beds,” said Gary Stokes, CEO at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

  3 school districts fundraising for Lindale coach battling COVID-19

Three East Texas school districts come together with compassion to helping raise money for Lindale High School athletic trainer battling Covid-19.

  Fourth generation takes over Shelby County plant nursery

A Shelby County nursery around for more than 100 years is getting a new owner but one very familiar with the business.

AMBER Alert system helps locate 263 Texas children since 2002

25 years ago today, 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was grabbed off her bicycle in Arlington. Investigators found her body four days later.

  Livingston woman survives COVID-19 after nearly two weeks on ventilator

She is in rehab now, working to walk greater distances again.

  Body of missing man Corbin Stiefer found underneath Toll 49

After days of searching for 21-year-old Corbin Stiefer, authorities say his body has been found.

  President Trump releases video condemning mob violence at US Capitol

Trump said in the video that no follower of his should ever use violence to respond to any challenge.

Texas pair allegedly behind ‘My Buddy’ loans charged with pocketing $775K in COVID funds fraudulently

"At a time when small businesses most needed the help that the SBA was rushing to provide, these individuals took advantage of members of the public, depleting the available resources for small businesses and lining their own pockets," the attorney said.

US Attorney: Demonstrators committing crimes at state capitol to be charged, prosecuted swiftly

“Those who intend to commit crimes at the Texas State Capitol, rather than peacefully demonstrate, can expect to be met with a swift response by law enforcement and prosecution by our office.”

Lufkin police arrest man after 9-minute high-speed car chase

Jason Brightwell allegedly led officers on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

  The Latest: In video, Trump condemns deadly riot he fomented

Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results.

  McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to swiftly call the Senate into emergency session to hold an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, all but assuring that those proceedings won’t occur until after Trump leaves office.

TSA area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15 percent hospitalization rate for 22 days

TSA Area H maintains its COVID hospitalization rate above 15 percent for the 22nd straight day.

  Authorities: Man in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt at riot arrested

Robert Keith Packer, 56, was one of two Virginia men arrested on federal charges related to their roles in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir boasts first Texas ShareLunker Legacy Bass of 2021

The first Texas ShareLunker Legacy Bass was caught on Sam Rayburn.

  ATF recovers live grenade sold at N.C. thrift store in Horry County, SC

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have recovered a grenade sold at a Shallotte thrift store last year in neighboring Horry County, South Carolina.

NTSB says electric vehicle battery fires pose risks to 1st responders

Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators.

  Texas woman who posted about taking part in Capitol riot arrested

After the riot, Jenny Cudd posted about it on her Facebook page, bragging that “we” tore down the doors to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Two drivers killed in evening crash in Tyler County

A Tuesday evening crash in Tyler County claimed the lives of two drivers.

Wednesday’s Weather: A few clouds early, then mostly sunny today

Temperatures are starting out in the 30s and will warm quickly into the mid to upper 50s today.

Chuck Norris manager says actor was not at U.S. Capitol riot

The manager for actor Chuck Norris says the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star was not present at last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington.

Heavy police presence at Texas Capitol as lawmakers return

A heavy presence of Texas troopers is outside the state Capitol in Austin as lawmakers return to work amid FBI warnings of armed protests around the country.

  2nd round of Payroll Protection Program loans starts this week

Beginning today, Monday, Jan. 11, smaller businesses that did not receive a Payroll Protection Program loan the first time around can begin to apply.

Authorities ID homicide victim, his alleged killer

The suspect should be considered to be armed and dangerous, Texarkana police say

  The Latest: Michigan GOP Rep. Upton backs Trump impeachment

The report says the warning was issued internally by the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, a day before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.

  Cleveland Lyft driver fired for admitting to firing legally-owned gun during attempted carjacking

“What if you’re getting attacked? What are you supposed to do then?” she wondered.

  FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

Federal prosecutors are considering sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing 14-year-old girl

Police request the public's help finding missing teenager.

Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe

The Associated Press has learned that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal.

Tyler woman accused of bilking disabled person in her care out of COVID-19 funds

Latazia Spencer, 22, was arrested on Dec. 18. She is charged with exploitation of children/disabled/elderly, a third-degree felony.

State removes Shelby County Jail from non-compliant list

A state agency has removed the Shelby County Jail from the state’s non-compliant list.

Pedestrian dies after Jasper hit-and-run incident; suspect now in custody

A 30-year-old woman died in an auto-pedestrian incident in Jasper early Tuesday morning, according to a press release. A suspect is now in custody.

  Trump takes no responsibility for riot, visits Texas

Trump is expected to deliver remarks highlighting his administration's efforts to curb illegal immigration and the progress made on his signature 2016 campaign promise: building a “big, beautiful wall” across the length of the southern border.

Hospitalization rate for TSA area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15 percent for 22 days

TSA Area H marked a hospitalization rate of more than 26 percent on Tuesday.

  East Texas legislators talk about upcoming 87th Legislature

Tuesday marks the first day of the 87th Texas Legislature. There are countless issues lawmakers want to discuss for this session.

Man killed in Texarkana shooting; vehicle shot multiple times

The shooting remains under investigation.

  PHOTOS: East Texans show off beautiful photos of snow

East Texans have had a fun Sunday in the snow and have beautiful pictures to show off.

  Alba man has 5-foot-tall bass carved out of tree stump

Galen Smith hired a man to carve a 5-foot-tall bass out of the stump. Smith said the man used three chainsaws to make the carving.

Irish PM says ‘perverse’ morality drove unwed mothers’ homes, where thousands of infants died

The final report of an inquiry into the mother-and-baby homes said that 9,000 children died in 18 different mother and baby homes during the 20th century. Fifteen percent of all children born in the homes died, almost double the nationwide infant mortality rate.

Lufkin police urge drivers to be cautious after ice-related rollover wreck on Raguet St.

The Lufkin Police Department is urging drivers to exercise caution after a truck rolled over in the 1100 block of Raguet Street Tuesday morning.