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Westbound drivers on Interstate 20 will have a harder slog Thursday morning as troopers reconstruct the scene of a crash. According to Sgt. Jean Dark, the stretch of I-20 between FM 2087 and Hwy. 31 will be shut down for approximately one-hour beginning at about 9:45 a.m.

Kilgore Police Department is urging local citizens to prepare a plan in the event they find themselves threatened by a dangerous attacker. On Thursday, KPD Officer Todd Nault visited Kilgore Lions Club to share information about “Avoid – Deny – Defend”, an active threat response program developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Program at Texas State University.

AUSTIN – This Memorial Day weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, as well as drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws.

Memorial Day weekend is a time of celebration and to honor our veterans.  It is also a time when many friends and family gather for cookouts, watch parades, go to the beach, visit amusement parks, and enjoy the much improved weather.  To ensure your celebrations go safely, here are some precautions to consider when planning for that weekend.

With summer and warmer weather hastily approaching, it is a time to enjoy the great outdoors. We hope that you enjoy the warmer weather and we want to offer a few tips to make it better and safer.

Investigators have identified and made contact with a man suspected of driving drunk into the Kilgore War Veterans Monument earlier this month. The individual is currently out of state, Kilgore PD Assistant Chief Roman Roberson confirmed Tuesday, and has agreed to meet with investigators as soon as he returns.

The next test of Kilgore’s emergency warning system is scheduled for noon Wednesday, May 15. The sirens will not be tested during inclement weather.

The Kilgore Fire Department strives to provide the community with the best and most reliable service possible for it’s citizens and visitors. The Texas Fire Chiefs Association has developed a best practices program to encourage fire departments in Texas to seek continual improvement in their services for their local community.

The smell of death hung over a stretch of Houston Street Thursday evening – wretched, horrible, disgusting, according to residents – after a hauler spilled animal remains on the roadway.

Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25.

Hundreds of guests, piles of food and a stack of donated gadgetry – Mona Jimerson's annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon had one of the most secure (and well-fed) crowds in Rusk County Tuesday.