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UPDATE: Semi hits bridge; wreckage cleared from roadway

Deputies tell Fox 51 the semi made it past the first bridge, but hit the second one on Highway 271 near I-20. The driver was carrying an oversized steel frame that hit the bridge. No injuries were reported.

TxDOT releases planned road work

UNDATED - Here's a quick look at events and work planned in the Tyler District: TxDOT plans work on Interstate 20

UPDATE: Fire at Smith Co. property burns neighbor's land

Fire officials tell Fox 51 a homeowner hired someone to clear out his land on Hwy 69 South. While in the process, the fire jumped a fence to his neighbors yard and burned two acres.

First Global High students graduate LHS tonight

Longview,TX — At tonight’s Longview High School commencement ceremony, 52 of the graduates will be trailblazers.

Construction of new Tyler water main to affect traffic

Tyler — Tyler Water Utilities will begin construction of a new water main on the east end of Jeb Stuart today, May 25, 2012. Work is expected to continue for approximately 10 days.

Former Marshall mayor seeks District 9 seat against Christian

Our news partner, The Longview News Journal reports, in the race for Texas House District 9, ex-Marshall Mayor Chris Paddie is challenging incumbent Wayne Christian in Tuesday’s Republican Primary. No Democrat is running for the seat.

Top pick Claiborne working out with Cowboys

Former LSU Tiger Morris Claiborne is getting his first taste of professional football. The Shreveport native is now just a couple hours from home playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

UPDATE: Driver crashed into Longview church after falling asleep at the wheel

Friday update: Longview Police tell FOX51, the driver of the SUV who crashed into a Longview church on Thursday, fell asleep at the wheel. Officials say drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the accident.

4 hospitalized in Lindale wreck

According to Lindale police,  the crash began when a car in the center turning lane was hit from behind.

ETX mother who stoned children released from court-ordered mental health facility

SMITH COUNTY — The East Texas woman who stoned two of her children to death and seriously injured another has been released from her court-ordered mental health facility, according to Smith County court documents obtained by Fox 51.