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Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday (Tuesday, April 26), Texas Forest Service responded to 13 new fires for 32,831 acres.

Tyler police arrest one after stabbing

TYLER — Tyler Police responded to reports of a stabbing on the 400 block of South Bonner on Wednesday.

UPDATE- Fatality confirmed

UPDATE- Officials have confirmed one fatality from the wreck. Officials tell KFXK that the wreck involved an 18-wheeler carrying plywood. The accident happened on a Neches river bridge on Highway 175.

Firefighters battle grass fire in Winona

WINONA — Officials now say the fire has been put out and they have left the scene. There were no injuries in the fire. KETK will work to get any further updates on this incident.

Shooting at Riverside RV Park in Longview

UPDATE- One person has been taken to a local hospital with what officials are calling non-life threatening injuries. The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

Former Mineola teacher sentenced to 180 days in Wood County Jail

WOOD COUNTY — A KFXK reporter in the Quitman courthouse says former Mineola teacher JoAnn Stephens has been sentenced to 180 days in the Wood County Jail.

Council awards bid for extension of infrastructure

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 27, the Tyler City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City Manager to award a $5,125,344 contract to S.J. Louis Construction of Texas, Ltd.

Texas Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive from Amarillo turns himself in

Timothy Esteban Tinner, who was added to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list on Tuesday, saw himself on the news and turned himself in to the Potter County Sheriff’s Office at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

You tell me Texas

Assuming that you wake up at 7 o'clock or so in the morning, between now and the time you get up tomorrow, the United States government will have borrowed about $1.8 billion.

TAKS tests are back....so is the stress

TEXAS — TAKS tests are back, and so is the stress. Fifth and eight grade Texas students started taking math TAKS tests Monday. Students have been taking these tests for eight years, but this is the last wave of them.