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Longview teacher resigns after arrest for sexual indecency with a child

The employment of Dr. Robert Craig Varnell, a high school science teacher and UIL coordinator, ended Thursday following his arrest in Upshur County. Varnell was charged with sexual assault and indecency with a child.

Lighting strikes oil tank in Smith County

Tyler — Smith County officials tell KFXK lighting hit an oil tank causing it to catch fire. Officials say it happened off Farm to Market road 724 just 5 miles from highway 64.

Shot East Texan: "With six bullets, they missed every vital organ"

SMITH COUNTY - Questions still remain in the shooting of 25-year-old Thomas Ray Morrow, but investigators say they are making progress.

Arrests made in Tyler robbery

TYLER — Tyler Police Investigators have identified and arrested the two suspects responsible for the Robbery of Johnnie Roy on May 5th.

KFXK back at scene where high speed chase ended

CHANDLER — A high speed chase, early Wednesday morning ends in Chandler, after Tyler Police try to stop a man, they say was robbing two people.

2012 Presidential Election

Tyler, TX — The 2012 Presidential election is still more than a year away. We here at KFXK wanted to find out if East Texans are already making up their minds on who they want to vote for this early.

Rev. Billy Graham hospitalized

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Reverend Billy Graham has been admitted to a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The 92-year-old Graham was taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after feeling ill overnight.

Robbery claims man's shoes and wallet

Tyler, TX — Tyler Police responded to a robbery at 3900 Old Troup Highway around 3:25 this morning. When police arrived they found the victim behind the old Wal Mart Store.

Overnight fire at Silver Creek Apartments in Lufkin

Lufkin — Residents of Silver Creek Apartment’s Block Six spent Wednesday picking through their waterlogged and smoke-damaged belongings after a fire tore through the units early that morning.