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Relay For Life held in Tyler tonight

At the event, teams will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Father and son get probation for cruelty to livestock animals

The Lufkin Daily News tells KFXK a father and son received probation sentences Thursday two months after being found guilty of cruelty to livestock animals.

All classes for Kilgore ISD cancelled

Kilgore, TX — Kilgore police officials say they are looking into leads and believe a group of students are responsible for the early morning vandalism.

Boat ramps closed at Martin Creek Lake State park

A water level some 6 feet below the dam has prompted closure of boat ramps at Martin Creek Lake, Park Ranger Lee Roberts reported.

Tyler man avoiding arrest on roof now in custody

Tyler, TX — A KETK reporter says the man is no longer on the roof and is in custody of Tyler police.  Police were able to talk Glenn down from the roof.

New bill gives Department of Transportation power to raise the speed limit

The Texas House has approved a bill to give the Department of Transportation the power to raise the speed limit to 85-miles per hour.

LeTourneau University adds two master's programs

LeTourneau University is increasing its graduate degree offerings by adding two new master’s programs, university officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

Former ETBU professor pleads guilty to child porn charges

The Longview News-Journal tells KFXK a former East Texas Baptist University professor pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography charges in Tyler federal court.

Robert E. Lee student found with gun

TYLER — School officials tell KFXK that a student was found with a gun on the campus of Robert E. Lee high school in Tyler. They say they received an anonymous tip around 12:15 on Thursday that the student had the gun.

Palestine man pleads guilty to dealing crack

A 41-year-old Palestine, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.