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Perry says VP holds no appeal

AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry, saying support has been “overwhelming” as he nears a decision on running for president, suggested Tuesday he'd rather keep his current job than take the No. 2 slot on the GOP ticket.

Texas officials looking for radioactive device stolen in Austin

TEXAS -- The Texas Department of State Health Services is looking for a device containing a potentially dangerous radioactive material that was stolen early this morning from a vehicle parked outside the Red Roof Inn Hotel in Austin.

Contractor hits major cable, partially cuts off Troup 911 system

TROUP — The Mayor of Troup says a contractor hit a major Century Link cable line, shutting some residents off from the emergency 911 system.

Kilgore man jailed on sexual assault warrant

Longview, TX — A 29-year-old Kilgore man is in custody on a Panola County warrant for sexual assault.

UPDATE: Power lines cause grass fire in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY — Firefighters tell KFXK the fire has been put out. It began around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Alto police arrest convenience store robber

ALTO — On July 19, 2011 at approximately 12:32 am the Corner Market convenient store located on the north east corner of Hwy 69 and Hwy 21 in Alto, Texas was robbed by a white male displaying a firearm.

Longview Police Arrest Teen After Vehicle Pursuit

On July 16, 2001, at 4:34 a.m., Officer Jacob Zimmerman was on routine patrol near the 2500 Block of Thirteenth Street. Officer Zimmerman observed a white Nissan X-terra traveling at a high rate of speed.

Destructive toll of Bearing Fire apparent from aerial tour

Lufkin, TX — Spanning more than 20,000 acres, the Bearing Fire is now 100 percent contained but its destructive toll is clear and impressive from the air, according to local pilots.

UPDATE: Flint house fire contained, no one injured

Flint — Flint-Gresham Fire officials tell KFXK flames were shooting through the roof when they arrived on scene.

DEVELOPING: Whitehouse PD investigating possible stabbing

WHITEHOUSE — Whitehouse Police tell KFXK that a stabbing occured just after 10:15 Monday morning in the parking lot of a local business.