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Gilmer man pleads guilty to meth charges

A 37-year-old Gilmer, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Police: UT-Tyler student attacked by three men

tyler — Law enforcement is looking for three young men who attacked a UT-Tyler student on campus late Thursday night.

UPDATE: Smoke caused by electrical short at Tyler business

TYLER — Fire officials believe the smoke at the business, Painter's Custom Upholstery, was caused by an electrical short. No major damage or injuries occurred.  

11 illegal immigrants are detained in Nacogdoches County following a traffic stop

11 illegal immigrants are detained in Nacogdoches County following a traffic stop. Nacogdoches County Sheriff's office tells Fox 51...it happened on U.S. Highway 59 near Highway &.

Fatal accident in Longview

Longview Police tell Fox 51, an accident at the intersection of South and High streets killed one man, and sent another to the hospital. The wreck happened around 10:00 pm on Thursday night.

Celebrity Birthday Game

This morning we changed the Celebrity Birthday Game up a bit. We've added a new option called "Birthday of the Past." Basically, you guess a deceased person's age as if they were still alive.

Wood County father charged with manslaughter in son's death

WOOD COUNTY — The father of a Wood County teen killed earlier this year by a gunshot wound has agreed to turn himself into authorities.

Longview man escapes late night apartment fire

A South Longview man escaped a blaze late Wednesday that totaled the two-apartment duplex he moved in to Monday.

Holiday gift card scams

The holiday season is upon and sadly, so are the scams. Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau stopped by Fox 51 to share some tips to avoid gift card scams.

East Texas hospital receives incredible ranking

James Caccitolo, MD of the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital at Mother Frances was recently notified of an STS ranking that puts the hospital in the top 15 percent in the U.S. for heart surgery outcomes.