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Baylor President, Judge Ken Starr to speak at Smith Co. Bar Foundation 'Constiution Day' reception

The Smith County Bar Foundation will celebrate Constitution Day with a reception and dinner at Ornelas Activity Center on Tuesday, September 17.

Fire crews battling multiple grass fires on Old Kilgore Highway

UPDATE: Smith County officials have confirmed with FOX 51 the grassfires are spreading very quickly. There is an eight mile stretch of fire going along Farm to Market Road 2767.

Gregg County man arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

A Gregg County man is now behind bars for several charges including aggravated assault.

Newborn baby found dead inside a Goodwill bathroom

Sad news just outside of Houston. Polilce say a newborn baby was found dead inside a Goodwill store in the town of Webster. According to authorities, the store's manager found the infant in a bathroom.

DNA match leads to search for suspect in Dallas sexual assaults

Dallas police Saturday said DNA evidence has provided a breakthrough in an investigation of nine sexual assaults in South Dallas this summer.

UPDATE: Road closed after train derails in Longview

UPDATE: Longview Police tell FOX 51 that Gum Springs has re-opened from East Cotton to North Eastman Road.

East Texans gather in Tyler for anti-war rally

The debate whether the U.S. will strike in Syria continues and anti-war activists want their voices heard. Demonstrators rallied in front of the White House today. In fact, rallies are being held all over.

City debates $1.3M road extension

The Longview City Council will consider spending $1.3 million to extend Fourth Street from Hawkins Parkway to U.S. 259 when it meets Thursday.

High speed chase leads to the arrest of two soldiers

A high speed chase leads to the arrest of two Fort Polk Soldiers in Vernon Parish. On Friday at 12:40 p.m. a Trooper from Troop E was in a high speed chase after trying to stop two separate motorcycles for speeding.

The high cost of being a football fan

Football season is here, and many stadium goers are breaking out the face paint. But between paying for tickets, parking and grabbing a couple of cold ones, the cost of actually going to a game has gotten much too pricey for many fans.