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Longview Police looking for credit card thief

Police are searching for a man who used stolen credit cards to make purchases in the Longview mall.

Police: Man tries to kidnap infant from hospital by posing as physician

ALEXANDRIA, LA — Police are trying to figure out why a man posed as a physician and allegedly attempted to kidnap a two month old child from its hospital room.

UPDATE: One person taken to hospital following Smith County ATV accident

SMITH COUNTY — Officials tell Fox 51 crews on scene that one person has been taken to the hospital following an ATV accident Thursday afternoon. Authorities say two people were on the ATV when it flipped.

UPDATE: Store clerk holds "suspicious man" at gunpoint; Man released after questioning

TYLER — Tyler Police tell KFXK crews on scene that they were dispatched to a mattress store on the 3500 block of South Broadway just before 3:00 pm on Thursday.

Update: Suspect arrested in connection with Regions Bank robbery is the same woman involved in Telco Credit Union robbery

Tyler, Texas — Tyler Police tell KFXK, Vanessa Ashford, the woman arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the Regions Bank robbery, has confessed to both the Regions Bank robbery and the Telco Robbery in February.

Autism rates reach all time high

UNDATED — A new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals autism rates are climbing in the U.S.

Drought a threat to state's economy, officials say

The state's worst single-year drought on record has exposed an Achilles' heel of Texas' business climate.

Wreck backs up traffic at Troup and Willard in Tyler

A two-vehicle wreck backed up traffic during morning rush hour along Troup Highway at Willard in Tyler Thursday morning.

Todd Rundgren concert at LETU cancelled

The Todd Rundgren concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight at LeTourneau University’s S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center in Longview is cancelled due to the veteran musician’s sudden illness.

Smith County: area experiencing “positive” financial trends

The Smith County Commissioners Court was presented with encouraging results from an annual independent financial audit conducted by Henry & Peters, P.C. during its regular meeting this week.