Local News + Statewide News

I-20 approved for 75 mph speed limit

East Texas -- Good news travels fast, and motorists on Interstate highways around the state will soon be traveling even faster.

UPDATE: Trees fall on power lines, sparking house fire

CHAPEL HILL — Firefighter tell KFXK , the fire on CR 2216 was caused by downed trees. Officials say rain softened the ground, causing trees to fall on nearby power lines which fell onto the house, sparking a fire.

Text message sting nabs suspect

An illegal immigrant was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of indecency with a child and online solicitation following an undercover operation by Longview police.

Possible tornado touch down in Anderson County

Bethel — A possible tornado touched down Wednesday in Anderson County near the Bethel area, according to the Anderson County Sheriff.

Mt. Enterprise releases students due to power outage; school will resume Thursday

MT. ENTERPRISE— The Mt. Enterprise school district dismissed classes early Wednesday due to power outages. All students were sent home around 1 p.m., and school officials are currently waiting on bus drivers to return.

City of Tyler forms homeless "round table"

TYLER — The task force launched by Mayor Bass to take a close look at homelessness in the City of Tyler presented a report of their findings to the Tyler City Council on Jan. 25, 2012.

Tyler council approves design of downtown parking garage

tyler — During their regularly held meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Tyler City Council unanimously voted to authorize a contract with Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers, Inc.

Man steals check from Alto mailbox, uses it to buy gift cards

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying a suspect in an investigation involving the theft of mail from one city, the fraudulent passing of a stolen check in a second city, and the use of ill-gotten gift cards in a third city.

Humane Society of East Texas

Gayle Helms with the Humane Society stops by Fox 51 Today with a precious small animal. Visit their website for more information.      

Edible Art

Kaci talks deliocious treats with Joyce and Debbie from Edible Art in Longview. Take some time to stop by the little shop and get some ideas to spice up your Valentine's Day gifts.