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Burn bans in East Texas

CHEROKEE COUNTY - Judge Chris Davis has added Cherokee County to a growing list of counties adopting burn bans. 223 counties in the state now have burn bans in effect, and Judge Davis says something had to be done.

One adult, two kids killed in Rusk County fire

MT. ENTERPRISE — Officials with the Timpson Fire Department tell KFXK the house fire took place on County Road 3175 off FM 95 some time before 6:25 a.m.

Head-on collision between FedEx truck and car in Longview

LONGVIEW — A head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a car in Longview today sent one person to the hospital. Witnesses tell KFXK, they believe a driver passed out at the wheel in downtown Longview.

UPDATE: Structure fire extinguished in Chapel Hill

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County Fire officials tell KFXK crews on the scene that the fire has been contained.

Lufkin doctor headed to prison for health care fraud

Lufkin, TX — BEAUMONT, Texas –A Lufkin physician has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Longview bowling alley evacuated for fire

LONGVIEW — The Longview Fire Department received a call about a fire at a local bowling alley at about 3:12 Monday afternoon.

Fire 'bears' down on East Texas

TRINITY — Texas firefighters are trying to contain an 18,000-acre wildfire that has destroyed two homes and at least four trailers in East Texas.

Smith County firefighters battling structure fire

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County Fire officials tell KFXK crews on the scene that the fire has been contained.

Electrical fire displaces Longview family

Longview, TX — A Longview family was displaced from their home Saturday night after a house fire that started in the attic of their home.

Puppy mills among new Lufkin city council member's priorities

Lufkin, TX — Sarah Murray will soon be Lufkin’s newest city council member, after defeating Darrel McDonald, 156 votes to 118, in Saturday’s runoff election for the Ward 6 seat.