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Updated Tyler emergencies

Update: Tyler Police report they are getting ready to open roads back up. The street department is working on clearing up trees and powerlines. There is a house with a tree on it located at 2600 Cecil in Tyler.

Emergency response called for Van Zandt

The worst areas are currently south of Interstate 20 and East of FM 773 and East of Ben Wheeler and South of Van. Trees have destroyed power lines and houses have been destroyed or severely damaged.

UPDATED-East Texas power outages

TEXAS — Power outages have been reported in the following areas: Tyler- 4   Jacksonville- 1   Nacogdoches- 1   Lufkin- 10  

Tornado alarms sound in Lindale

The photo above was sent in by a viewer to KFXK taken from the Walmart in Gun Barrel City.  Officials tell KFXK that tornado alarms have sounded in Lindale.

Tuesday wildfire update

Yesterday (Monday, April 25), Texas Forest Service responded to 23 new fires for 12,726 acres. We continue to work on 10 large fires totaling over 530,000 acres.

Mayor, Allen drop bid to trim landscape ordinance

Our partners at the Longview News-Journal tell us Mayor Jay Dean and Mayor Pro Tem Sidney Allen have dropped their quest to amend the city’s fledgling landscape ordinances.

Despite nearby storms, drought continues for parts of area

Forty-five years ago yesterday, some two feet of rainfall caused severe flooding in Northeast Texas, leaving 33 people dead.

President Obama wants oil companies to pay their share

President Obama said it's time oil and gas companies start paying their fair share. The President wants to end the tax breaks for big oil companies because the government can't afford them.

Discovery Stormchasers prepare for action in East Texas

TYLER — Discovery Stormchasers have arrived in Tyler and East Texas in anticipation of the storms. Stay tuned to Fox51.com, and KFXK Fox 51 for the latest severe weather conditions.

Tyler Police arrest robbery suspect

TYLER — UPDATE: Laquisha Machelle Brooks is also the suspect in an aggravated assault case. On April 23, officers were sent to the East Texas Medical Center emergency room to investigate a stabbing.