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East Texas road construction

Larry Krantz with TxDot stops by to talk about the latest developments in East Texas construction. To keep up with the latest changes head over to www.txdot.gov.

Two women attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Rusk

Two women were robbed at gunpoint in Rusk, and now police are searching for the suspects. It happened in the 100 block of North Main Street late Sunday night.

Multiple crews responding to food plant fire

Multiple crews are currently working on putting out a fire at a food plant just North of Tyler. Smith County officials tell us a transformer caught fire early Sunday night at the John Souls food plan on FM 14.

Arp grass fire does little damage

UPDATE-Our sister station KETK has crews on scene saying the fire has been put out. They are being told about 4 acres of grass was on fire.

Palestine police searching for alleged armed robber

On January 5, 2013 at approximately 8:15 officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store located in the 300 block of East Spring Street in reference to an armed robbery.

Update: Man accused of hanging donkeys pleads guilty

The Upshur County District Attorney's office tells KETK, Anthony George Bassler has plead guilty to cruelty to livestock, and faces 18 months in prison. He has also waived his right to appeal.

Smith County Constable involved in Friday morning wreck

SMITH COUNTY — A Smith County Constable was involved in a three-vehicle wreck Friday morning.

Update: Third suspect in Gammage slaying booked in Upshur County

Betterton said his office picked up Andrew Conrad Norwine, 21, from the Vernon Parish Jail in Louisiana this morning and brought him back to Upshur County.

Update: No criminal activity suspected in death of Gladewater woman

Chief Farrell Alexander said a combination of the elements and health problems could have contributed to the woman’s death, but until an autopsy is completed and returned there is no known cause of death.

Rep. David Simpson gaining support in race for Texas Speaker

State Rep. David Simpson may be braving an uphill battle in the speaker's race, but now he's doing so with two more supporters at his side.