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Big Sandy to lift burn ban within city limits on Friday

BIG SANDY — The City of Big Sandy is lifting the current burn ban for the incorportated city limits only, beginning on Friday, November 11, 2011.

Marine Corps celebrates 236th birthday

WASHINGTON — Before the United States was born, there was a Marine Corps. For the last 236 years Marines have fought tirelessly to preserve the freedom of the United States and the traditions of the Corps.

State panel rejects second complaint from Upshur County’s GOP chairman

Longview, TX — The Texas Ethics Commission has rejected a second complaint filed by Upshur County’s Republican Party chairman against a fellow Republican.

Woman identified in fatal Winona fire

Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton says the person found dead in the fire is Paula Renee Wilkins, 55. Officials say she was staying in a travel trailer next to a house which was being renovated.

One arrest made in Wood County drug bust

WOOD COUNTY — Wood County narcotics units assisted Wood County Child Protective Services investigators Tuesday at a residence on FM 2966 due to a search warrant.

Veterans and loved ones gather to witness dedication of new veterans home

TYLER — Veterans and those who support them were on hand Wednesday to witness the dedication of the Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler.

Police looking for suspects in shooting near Longview High

Longview, TX — Police are investigating a possible shooting in North Longview less than a half mile from Longview High School. Officers are looking for as many as three male suspects. One person has been shot.

Gayle Helms from the Humane Society stops by Fox 51 Today

Gayle Helms stopped by the set of Fox 51 Today and brought a precious guest. Gayle shares the details of the upcoming pet event "Pictures with Santa."

Longview road to be closed for sewage work

Ray St. in Longview will be closed for two weeks for sewer system work. Longview Police say the repairs will begin tomorrow at the intersection of Ray and Sabine St.

Structure fire in Smith County

Smith County fire officials tell Fox 51 they are currently working the scene of a structure fire north of Tyler. The fire occurred on Highways 271 neat FM 16.