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Smith County Sheriff's Department investigating shooting

Officials with the Smith County Sheriff's Department tell FOX 51, they are investigating a shooting. It happened just after 7 o'clock at a house on 15,000 Block of County Road 2223 in Smith County.

ETX man behind bars for murder back in 2012

Tyler, TX (FOX 51) — An East Texas man is behind bars after a warrant was issued this afternoon. Around 4 p.m. Smith County Deputies were called to the 600 block of East Queen Street in Tyler.

94 grams of cocaine seized in ETX traffic stop

94 grams of cocaine were seized by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's office during a traffic stop on Sunday.

Lee Truax of CBMC to speak at LETU March 20

LeTourneau University’s Center for Faith and Work is pleased to present Lee Truax, the president of Christian Business Men’s Connection, to speak in chapel at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the S.E. Belcher Jr.

Harrison County adds K-9 to force

Sheriff Tom McCool has added a new member to the Sheriff’s Office staff. Max is a 2 year old yellow Labrador retriever that is trained in narcotic detection and tracking.

Deadline extended for Nacogdoches elementary-level magnet school applications

Parents have until Friday to apply for their children to attend one of Nacogdoches Independent School District’s innovative magnet schools.

2 arrested, 1 man still on run following weekend chase

A man is on the run after a weekend chase in Cherokee County.

Multiple 18-wheelers involved in I-20 wreck

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a major accident involving two 18-wheelers on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 Monday afternoon.

Semi knocks out traffic lights at Highway 31, Loop 323

Tyler, TX (FOX 51) — UPDATE: Tyler Police tell FOX 51 the knocked out traffic lights will not be up until later this evening. They encourage anyone driving in the area to use alternative routes.

Monday marks 76th anniversary of the New London explosion

On March 18th, 1937 the worst school disaster in American history took place right here in East Texas. It was the New London school explosion, which was the result of a natural gas leak.