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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Under Investigation

HARRISON COUNTY -- A Marshall woman has died after she was hit by a semi. According to the DPS report, around 12:30 Saturday afternoon, Lea Celeste Williford, 32, was walking on the shoulder of I-20, 7 miles west of Waskom. Officials said she ran into the path of the tractor trailer. Williford was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported and the incident remains under investigation.

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TxDOT's Weekly Roadwork Update

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the TxDOT Tyler District during the Week of March 19. Among the highlights: expect some changes in lane closures on the U.S. 175 project between Larue and Poynor. Also, a Wednesday night closure of I-20 westbound moves traffic to the ramps for work on the FM 849 bridge at Hideaway. You can check for a complete rundown.

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Visit Tyler and Downtown Tyler Launch New Websites

TYLER -- This month, Visit Tyler and Downtown Tyler joined efforts to launch two new websites that will complement each other in order to reach a broader audience, according to a Visit Tyler news release. Staffers say the new sites will feature user-friendly designs and layouts as well as highlight attractions, amenities, events, and facilities. The websites will also be compatible with mobile devices, according to the news release. Go to or to view the new sites.

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City of Tyler Project Updates

TYLER -- The city of Tyler has issued a rundown of work planned for the weeks of March 19 and March 26. Among the highlights: the Runway 4/22 Rehabilitation Project 4 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, which has been delayed due to wet weather. Work is due to continue in March and April. The contractor has given 45 days’ notice to enter phase 3 of the project, which includes beginning the critical work in the intersection of Runway 4/22 ...

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Cyclist Injured in Crash with Car

LONGVIEW -- A bicyclist riding Friday night on McCann Road in Longview was left with serious injuries after colliding with a car, police spokesman Sgt. Shane McCarter reported. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report details of the collision were not immediately available. McCarter said the cyclist was driving north about 7:40 p.m. near Fire Station No. 6 when the vehicle "struck her." The woman was taken to a local hospital. "The last I heard, she is fine," he said. "She ...

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Custody Hearing Set after Dogs Are Seized in Canton

CANTON -- Legal proceedings are moving forward after 60 dogs and puppies suffering from various health issues were rescued from a possible puppy mill. KETK reports the SPCA of Texas and law enforcement officers took them from a property in Canton on Wednesday. The SPCA says twelve dead dogs were also found wrapped in plastic bags in the kitchen freezer. The animal owner let investigators know that dogs on the property were being sold for profit. It wasn't immediately clear ...

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Police Investigate Fight that Included Gunshots

TYLER -- Tyler police are investigating a Friday night fight in which gunshots were reported at the Shiloh Pines mobile home park on East Shiloh Road. Police say they responded shortly after 10 p.m. after numerous callers reported a large fight at the mobile home park and at least 4 gunshots. While officers were headed to the scene, it was reported that a car was involved and fleeing the scene. Officers say they stopped the car in ...

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