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East Texas burn bans

EAST TEXAS — All East Texas counties are under burn bans. Click the county for a link to their burn ban details. Please note, some counties do not have their information online.

Man arrested for injury to a child

Lufkin, Texas — Lufkin Police have arrested Jimmy Brent McClelland and have charged him with injury to a child. The charge is a second degree felony. McClelland current resides in Zavalla, Texas  

Downed power line sparks fire near Tyler State Park

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County fire officials tell KFXK, a downed power line has sparked a fire near Tyler State Park. The grass fire is burning down a power line right-of-way off of County Rd. 3140.

UPDATE: Double D's uses TRU's inventory in court

TYLER — A hearing continues today in Tyler regarding the Toys R Us restraining order against the Double D Restaurant. Toys R Us contends the nature of the restaurant is "too adult" and can hurt the store's image.

Longview fugitive arrested in Mexico

LONGVIEW — After nearly six years on the run, a Longview man who fled his $95,000 bail in 2005, and faced serving two life sentences for two counts of intoxicated manslaughter, was arrested in Mexico.

Crews en route to Smith County structure fire

smith county — Smith County fire crews are headed to a structure fire on County Road 35, also known as Lavender Road, to a structure fire. Details are limited at this time.

One-vehicle rollover blocking traffic on Hwy 271

SMITH COUNTY — Traffic on Highway 271 came to a screeching halt shorty after noon following a rollover wreck. The driver of the vehicle had to be flown by Air One to a hospital with serious injuries.

East Texas soldier killed in the line of duty

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Brush fire in Longview

Longview, Texas — Crews are now clearing the scene. A brush fire has been reported in Longview. Officials tell KFXK that the fire is near Highway 80 and Hilltop Lane.

Firefighters across Nacogdoches Co. battling fires

Nacogdoches, TX — Nacogdoches County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service are battling a fire covering several acres that is threatening eight-to-10 homes along CR 204, officials said.