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Power outages follow severe East Texas storms

EAST TEXAS — East Texas power companies continue to work on reinstating power for East Texans after the early morning storm tore through the area. Oncor  is now reporting 2, 234 homes are without power in East Texas.

Father and son charged in gang rape of 16-year old girl

HUDSON — A father and son duo have been charged in the gang rape of a 16 year old Hudson girl. Our news partners, The Lufkin Daily News report, the alleged rape took place March 5th.

Smith County officials work a major wreck on Highway 69

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County DPS troopers are on the scene of a major accident on Highway 69 and Walnut Hill Rd.

Sunday wildfire update

Sunday update on fires the TFS responded to today:

Salt tank explosion in Liberty City

LIBERTY CITY — Three salt water tankers caught fire this morning after a lightning strike during severe weather.

New baby at Lufkin's Ellen Trout Zoo

LUFKIN- The Lufkin Daily News reports the Ellen Trout Zoo has a new addition. It's a baby Bennet's Wallaby! The baby is an estimated six months old, but has just now started showing it's head.

Early morning robbery in Tyler

TYLER- From Tyler Police: On April 1, 2011, at approximately 1:31 a.m. the Tyler Police Department responded to a Robbery of an Individual at 4400 Paluxy in Tyler.

Smith County clean-up to be held later this month

Citizens can now pick up their vouchers for the annual Smith County Wide Clean-up Event. The County Clean-up event is an opportunity for residents of Smith County to bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill for free.

UPDATE: Name of officer-involved shooting released, suspect in custody

UPDATE: Tyler — The officer involved in last night’s incident who fired his weapon to protect himself, is identified as Sergeant Eddie Sheffield. Sgt.