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DPS confirm fatal Smith County wreck

SMITH COUNTY — Officials say it was a white male who was killed in the accident located at County Road 210 and FM 850. His identity is not released at this time. KFXK will continue to update this story.

Tyler Police look for peeping tom in Kohl's department store

TYLER — On Friday June 3, 2011 at 11:28 a.m. Tyler Police responded to Kohl’s Department Store located at 7715 S. Broadway in reference to a suspicious person.

2 shot over weekend in Longview

Two people were shot in their car over the weekend by an unknown gunman in Longview. The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

Longview homeowner pulls shotgun on suspected burglar

Shots were fired Saturday night after a Longview homeowner pulled a shotgun on a suspected burglar.

East Texas drought perfect for pesky critters

The extreme heat is causing some serious problems for pets. Experts say the heat and severe drought are proving to be a breeding ground for fleas.

Texas job growth

Tyler, TX — Reports released Wednesday say 38,000 jobs were added in May. However, analysts had predicted more than 175,000 jobs to be added.

Experts: Secondhand smoke will kill 600,000 this year

U.S. — The World Health Organization says smoking will kill 8 million people a year by 2030, and they say some of those will be from secondhand smoke.

Disturbance Leads to an Aggravated Assault

Tyler — On May 31, 2011 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Tyler police officers were dispatched to a Traffic Flow involving a disabled vehicle in the 2500 block of W. Front St.

Diesel fuel spilled on Eastman Rd. in Longview

LONGVIEW — Police have closed one northbound lane on Eastman Road as crews clean up the spill. Officials tell KFXK the lane should be open in about an hour.

Zavalla announces hiring of new police chief

ZAVALLA, Tx — The city of Zavalla has hired a new police chief, Jim Hodges.