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Authorities seeking tips on illegal dumping in Smith Co.

 Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help identifying the person(s) responsible for illegally dumping a large amount of tires.

Second possible Ebola patient reported in Dallas-area

 A patient has been admitted to the emergency room "after reporting possible exposure to the Ebola virus," Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas said in a statement Wednesday.

Texas fugitive walks into police station with stolen glock, turns self in

 Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I placed a 29-year-old Texas man into custody after he walked into the Troop armed with a stolen handgun.

2 arrested in prostitution of 14-year-old Nacogdoches girl

 Two people were arrested Tuesday for their alleged involvement with a child prostitute in Nacogdoches.

ETX teacher accused of inappropriately texting student

Authorities have arrested an East Texas teacher for alleged inappropriate online solicitation.

Dallas patient with Ebola dies

According to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan has died. The hospital released the following statement:

Van celebrates rich oil history

Folks in Van are getting ready for their annual oil festival. Families can expect food, entertainment, and games on Saturday, October 11.

Tips for making sure "Time Change" doesn't create sleeping problems

Dr. RV Ghuge with the Sleep Medicine Institute of Texas discusses some ways you can make sure your sleeping patterns aren't disturbed during the November 2 time change.

Halloween: dangerous time for pets

Gayle Helms with Pets Fur People discusses what a dangerous time Halloween can be for your pets. Gayle also brings by "Forest", a cat looking for a loving owner.

"Believe and See" returns from Africa

"Believe and See" founder, Lewis Swann, returns to the Fox 51 studios after his recent trip to Africa. Swann says they helped give 85 Africans the gift of eyesight.