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 >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.More >>
North Korea fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast Sunday, a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area, officials said.More >>
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
An autopsy has been ordered on the body of the missing 3-year old Autistic boy who was found Saturday afternoon.
Officials say the body of 3-year old Evan Wesley Reed was found in Lake Palestine, not far from a marina on the lake.
Crews from as far east as Shreveport geared up to continue their search for Evan on Saturday morning. He'd last been seen at his home on Friday evening. Authorities searched from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. after the boy was first reported missing.
"We've got seven ground crews on the ground [they're each] three man crews. They are searching door-to-door and house-to-house... in flowerbeds.. anything and everything," said Noonday Fire Department Assistant Chief Jonathan McClish.
Crews also searched the waterfront and under docks. Dive teams searched the water.
Evan's family members said Evan had mild to moderate Autism. Hearing about Evan's special needs compelled the Crampton family to drive an hour from their home in Alba to see if they could help.
"Seeing that story, we realized, that could have been us at any point," said Gordon Crampton.
Gordon and his wife Amy saw pictures of three-year-old Evan online. They said those pictures looked a lot like their nine-year-old Autistic son, Aaron.
"I felt really compelled to come out here and try to shield this family from a lot of the criticism that they're getting that they don't deserve," said Gordon Crampton.
Their mission Saturday was to try and help people understand what parents of Autistic children face everyday and how in a blink of an eye, they can get into serious trouble.
"We've been there. Your heart just stops and you don't know what to do and you're just frantically searching everywhere for your child," said Amy.
"To see remarks about this family, there was one that really got to me, about how the prosecuting attorney should be out here visiting this family and it just became very obvious that they don't understand," said Gordon.
Despite hours of searching Evan was not found alive.
The Sheriff's Office, DPS officials, Texas Parks and Wildlife, ALERT, and the Noonday, Bullard, Flint-Gresham, Longview, Shreveport, Bossier City Fire Departments all were involved in the search near the family's home on Carol Circle on Lake Palestine.
Late Saturday afternoon, there was police tape wrapped around Evan's Smith County home. Officials said they were holding the scene as standard protocol until their missing person investigation wraps up.
Sunday, May 19 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 19:10:05 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 >>