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Morning wreck in Longview involves officer; Shuts down portion of Loop 281

Longivew Police tell Fox51 that a morning wreck in Longview closed down the 5000 block of West Loop 281. Longview Police Officer Leigh Ann Snyder had a passenger in her car and was hit head on by another car.

Nine Panola County officials switch to Republican Party

Longview, TX — The Republican Party in Panola County on Thursday parlayed a two-seat courthouse beachhead into a nine-person party switch, the county chairman reported.

Arrest made in fatal Longview accident

Longview, TX — On December 9, 2011 Officers arrested Steven D. Cole 54, of Louisiana, for Manslaughter in connection with the fatal car crash that killed Joe Hightower 49, of Kilgore.

UPDATE: All I-20 lanes re-opened after hazardous chemical spilled

SMITH COUNTY — According to Smith County DPS, all I-20 lanes have re-opened.   Westbound lanes of I-20 have reopened, however, Eastbound traffic is still reduced to one lane.

Longview fire ruled arson; Officials questioning suspect

Longview Fire officials say they have ruled the fire at 110 Edgefield as arson. They say they have a credible witness, and after an investigation there was enough evidence to prove the fire was intentionally set from the outside.

Longview police investigating overnight stabbing death

LONGVIEW — On Thursday at around 1:15 a.m., police were disptached to a family violence call in the 1600 block of Oden Street.

Chris Green files for Smith County Sheriff

TYLER -- Today, Republican Chris Green will filed an application for a place on the Republican Party General Primary Ballot for Smith County Sheriff. Green recently retired as Game Warden and has served as a state peace officer for 20 years.

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission seeks toy donations to help needy children

Longview, TX — Already the mission has received a record number of applications. Last year we served 350 families, and handed out 3000 gifts to low-income children. This year we have requests to help just as many if not more.

Volunteer "elves" needed

The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; Lufkin’s State Supported Living Center is looking for help in Santa's workshop this season.

UPDATE: Blaze destroys mobile home

SMITH COUNTY — Firefighters were able to contain the fire, but not before the mobile home was destroyed. The fire was caused by a space heater.