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US 79 traffic blocked due to wreck

Tyler TX — TxDot reports that a wreck has the US 79 bridge closed at the Anderson/Cherokee County lines. That location is between Palestine and Jacksonville.

Nacogdoches officer in serious condition after accident

Nacogdoches, TX — A Nacogdoches police officer is in serious condition at a Tyler hospital after police say he was hit by a drunk driver early Monday morning.

Gregg County wildfire survivors can meet with FEMA

AUSTIN, Texas - Wildfire survivors in Gregg County can meet with state and federal specialists at a recovery center opening today in Longview.

Hall Buick GMC kicking of Pop Warner football with giveaway

Tyler – Hall Buick GMC of Tyler is partnering with East Texas Pop Warner to provide the league’s players and coaches with equipment, a monetary donation, and a chance to raise up to $10,000.

Diboll ISD joins lawsuit against state

Lufkin, TX — The Diboll Independent School District has joined hundreds of other districts in a lawsuit against the state of Texas, with the hope of changing what they believe to be an inequitable public school financing system.

Trinity woman allegedly starts five fires intentionally

TRINITY — A 46-year old Trinity woman is under arrest after allegedly setting fire Sunday to five different areas in the FM 355 and French Lane area.

DSHS: 'It's time to get vaccinated again'

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a dose of seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

City of Tyler collecting bulky items

tyler — The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful are sponsoring a FREE bulky item collection for City of Tyler residential customers as a part of Fall Cleanup Weeks.

Authorities: Rain doesn’t make outdoor burning okay

TYLER — Authorities issue a renewed warning about outdoor burning. Tyler Deputy Fire Marshal James Suggs says the small amount of rain that’s fallen apparently entices people to think such burning is all right.

East Texas power outages

EAST TEXAS — The following power outages have been reported: SWEPCO Rusk County - 120   ONCOR Smith County - 250