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Council approves job incentive request

The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; "Project Flipper" is a go. Lufkin's city council approved the first step in what they hope will be a transformation at the old Abitibi Mill site.

Movie magic in Tyler

Anne Payne of Liberty Hall stopped by the set of Fox 51 Wednesday Morning. Anne shared the details on some upcoming events in Tyler, including a few movies.

Longview ISD board approves $10M in building projects

Longview, TX — Longview ISD’s school board on Monday night approved millions of dollars in building renovations that were not included in a 2008 $267 million bond election.

Burn ban lifted in Smith County

Smith County — The Smith County Commissioners Court has voted to lift the county-wide burn ban, effective immediately, but urges citizens to exercise extreme caution and diligent supervision in their fire-related activities.

UPDATE: Law enforcement narrowing list of hit-and-run suspects

GREGG COUNTY — According to Gregg County DPS, the driver of the alleged hit-and-run Nissan pickup contacted authorities after seeing the description on the news.

State officials: Attempt to oust Upshur County’s GOP chair illegal

The rift in the Upshur County Republican Party grew deeper Monday when a faction of the local party announced they have removed the chairman from office. However, the state Republican Party said it is not legal.

Gregg Co. hit and run: 4-year-old killed

Gregg County authorities tell FOX 51, this all started with a missing child call at around 6:45 Monday night.

Bikram Yoga

Bickram Yoga stopped by the set of Fox 51 Today and shared some interesting tips. Katie learned how to do the "Half Moon" pose and Ben learns yoga is not for sissies.

Woman found shot on Smith County road

SMITH COUNTY — Law enforcement is currently investigating a possible aggravated assault in Smith County.

UPDATE: See statement given by witness in Cain harassment scandal here

SHREVEPORT — The witness in the newest sexual assault allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is Victor Zuckerman.