Thursday, December 5 2013 11:20 AM EST2013-12-05 16:20:45 GMT
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.According to federal officials, the helicopter was attempting to leave a field when the wind shifted, causingMore >>
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
East Texas authorities need help finding the person who hit and killed a Smith County motorcyclist.
Not only did someone hit him, but they dragged his bike for nearly a mile and then left the scene.
DPS says early Sunday morning, the driver of a dark-colored truck hit the motorcyclist on Highway 64 East, just six miles outside of Tyler.
Joey Allen took us to the place his friend Jacky Jonston died early Sunday. It's the same place the two met 13 years ago.
"I ran out of gas in front of his house one night on the bike, and I walked across the street," says Allen, "I asked him if I could borrow some gas and his wife, Sharon, she stuck her head out the door and said, 'You want some breakfast?' and we were friends ever since."
Jonston was 65-years-old and nicknamed "ZZ" by friends for his ZZ Top beard. Though, they say sometimes he was called grumpy, "He always had something to say about something and he was grumping about it," says Allen.
Allen runs Smith County Cycles and built the bike Jonston was driving. He says Jonston's wife had passed away and he was just starting to get out and about again.
"He was a member of our club for many years. He was a good guy, no doubt about it. He'd do anything for you if he had the means and ways to do it," says Allen.
In Valero gas station surveillance video, a truck can be seen pushing Jonston's motorcycle down the highway. That video is what little evidence authorities have to track down the driver. DPS says the truck slammed into the back of Jonston's bike just as he was turning in to his driveway.
"You can see where they came back on the right side of the road, and you can see the skid marks from his bike tires sliding all the way over the hill," says Allen.
"The unidentified vehicle continued on down the road, and at some point stopped, realized something and dislodged the motorcycle," says DPS trooper Jean Dark.
Allen says he's not a vindictive person, but he's angry and wants to know who did this to his friend.
"I really truly wish somebody could man up and say what they did because the real disgrace in it is not owning up to what you did," he says.
Allen has driven up and down the road looking for clues, and with his eyes peeled for the truck that could have killed Jonston.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen the wreck or noticed a dark blue or black Ford heavy duty truck with front-end damage to contact them.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:15 PM EST2013-12-05 03:15:17 GMT
Wesley McDade (Photo courtesy Smith County Sheriff's Office)
From the Smith County Sheriff's Office: SMITH COUNTY, TX --On December 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's assistance with locating Wesley Brian McDade, age 36, of Smith County.More >>
Man was featured on KLTV 7 Crimefighters earlier in the week.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 2:07 PM EST2013-12-02 19:07:53 GMT
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.Marshall Police Public Information OfficerMore >>
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.More >>
Sunday, December 1 2013 8:34 PM EST2013-12-02 01:34:36 GMT
An Amber Alert has been issued for an East Texas girl, who was last seen with her father in a maroon 1998 Ford Expedition headed from Marshall, TX towards Dallas, TX.4-year-old Kylie Dunn was last seenMore >>
Family friends tell KLTV that the mother of 4-year-old Kylie Dunn is the victim of an apparent homicide.More >>
Saturday, November 30 2013 10:34 PM EST2013-12-01 03:34:31 GMT
Two East Texans died Friday evening after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup truck in Canton.Joe and Dorothy Brents were pronounced dead at the scene after the accident. Officials tellMore >>
Two East Texans died Friday evening after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup truck in Canton.More >>