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UPDATE: Flint house fire contained, no one injured

Flint — Flint-Gresham Fire officials tell KFXK flames were shooting through the roof when they arrived on scene.

DEVELOPING: Whitehouse PD investigating possible stabbing

WHITEHOUSE — Whitehouse Police tell KFXK that a stabbing occured just after 10:15 Monday morning in the parking lot of a local business.

Man jailed after threatening customers at Longview convenience store

LONGVIEW— A man remained jailed Monday on $10,000 bond after police said he threatened customers at a Longview convenience store and demanded money.

KFXK obtains security footage of Tyler Exxon robbery

TYLER — Tyler Police have provided KFXK with the security footage from the Friday robbery of an Exxon gas station on East Commerce St.

Knife fight lands two people in area hospitals

Tyler — On July 17, 2011, at approximately 7:57 p.m., Officers of the Tyler Police Department were dispatched to 1003 West Trezevant on an aggravated assault.

One man killed in Sunday motorcycle accident

ANGELINA COUNTY — Angelina County DPS officials tell KFXK, one man is dead following a collision with a van on Sunday afternoon. It happened on Highway 103 just west of Lufkin at 2:01 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011.

Tyler's Trane to lay-off hundreds of employees

TYLER — KFXK has learned, more than 500 Trane employees will be laid off from its Tyler plant. The air conditioning manufacturer made the announcement on Tuesday.

Eastbound lanes of I-20 closed after 4 reported wrecks

SMITH COUNTY —  Smith County DPS confirmed that there are at least 4 wrecks on I-20, eastbound, around mile marker 551-567. The eastbound lanes of I-20 are shut down at mile marker 551.

Crews Working Brush Fire

Several fire deparments are on the scene of a brush fire in Smith County. The blaze is near Farm-to-Market 2908. Firefighters are working to keep the fire away from some buildings.

Hallsville ISD credit rating lowered, financial outlook demoted to ‘negative'

Longview, TX — Hallsville ISD's financial rating has been downgraded and its outlook demoted to "negative" by a credit rating service, district officials said this week.