Sunday, May 19 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:32:12 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:00:09 GMT
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) -
A tragic industrial accident took the lives of two East Texans Monday morning.
This happened off of County Road 3113 in Jacksonville around 9 a.m.
Cherokee County authorities said the men were working to reinforce a 40-year-old retaining wall when it collapsed, Donald Starling, 60, and Hollis Morris, 68, on impact. Morris' son, 45-year-old Rodney Morris escaped with injuries.
"The problem they were going to try to help fix is what killed them," said Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell.
When the Captain of the Jacksonville Fire Department, Ted Hunt, arrived on scene he said the crews knew it was not going to be a rescue mission.
"It's frustrating when you arrive on the scene and you can't, you know, rescue someone and you go into just a recovery mode," Captain Hunt said.
It took more than three hours to recover the bodies of Starling and Morris.
"They're having a very difficult time getting them out. They're having to do a lot of it by shovel because it's a location where you can't get a big piece of equipment in there," Sheriff Campbell said.
Sheriff Campbell said the crew had come in to dig down on the side of the retaining wall that was exposed; it lacked steel reinforcements, which is what they were going to do on Monday.
Workers said the wall seemed sturdy, so they rested near it as they waited for the steel reinforcements to arrive, but that is when the wall came crashing down.
"A 30 foot section of the wall fell on top of them; it killed them instantly," Sheriff Campbell said.
Two men killed on impact, but a third narrowly escaped. Authorities said Rodney Morris made it out with broken bones, but is expected to survive.
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:39:56 GMT
Crews are currently on the scene of a house fire near Troup.Officials confirm that the house is located near the intersection of FM 346 and Melton street.Crews from Arp, Whitehouse and Troup are currentlyMore >>
Crews are currently on the scene of a house fire near Troup.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:25:41 GMT
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.Authorities say the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 2142 and County RoadMore >>
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>