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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.

FBI, ICE and U.S. Attorney's Office search Nacogdoches businesses

Nacogdoches, TX — Nacogdoches police officers assisted agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday at Diamante Hair Salon on South Street, reportedly one of several locations around

Tyler Police arrest Nunchucks-wielding robber posing as a man

On Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 7:44 a.m., Tyler Police responded to 224 Fairmont Street on a Burglary in progress call. Officers on the scene were advised by the female home owner that a male suspect was still inside her residence.

Road Closures in Tyler

Centennial Drive from Kit Carson to Elm Tree circle in Tyler is still closed Thursday morning, following the Wednesday night closure due to sinkholes.

Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to ------ fires for 2,657 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to ---- requests for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

A Noonday fire is raising concerns

NOONDAY- A fire in Noonday last night is raising some concerns as crews had to bring in water because there were no hydrants nearby.