Big Rig Crash and Fire Slows Interstate 20 Traffic into Texas...
GREENWOOD, LA -- Both lanes of Interstate 20
heading into Texas from Louisiana are now open. One lane had been shut
down following an accident involving two 18-wheelers, one of which
burst into flames...
Lindale Property Owners Speak Out On Loop 49...
LINDALE, TX -- Lindale property owners who will
possibly be affected by future Loop 49 construction gathered on
Tuesday to ask questions and voice concerns to the Texas Department of
Transportation before a final path for the corridor is chosen.
Both corridors would start at Interstate 20 between Hide-A-Way Lake
and the intersection with U.S. Highway 69...
Tyler Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault, Kidnapping...
TYLER, TX -- A 25-year-old Tyler man pleaded
guilty Monday to kidnapping, stabbing and sexually assaulting his
co-worker at knifepoint. The victim was able to get her hands free and
push the release button on the trunk as the vehicle was driving out of
Tyler, Martin said. Howard pulled the vehicle over, got her out of the
trunk and put her in the passenger seat next to him. He drove her to a
rural road near Interstate 20 and Texas Highway 110 North, where he
sexually assaulted her, Martin said...
Two Die In Crash With Semi-trailer...
ARLINGTON, TX -- Arlington police said two men
died overnight after a semitrailer crashed into their car on
Interstate 20. Police said the two men were driving east on I-20 when
they tried to make the South Cooper Street exit and cut off the truck.
The semi-trailer slammed into the passenger side of the vehicle just
before midnight Sunday, according to police...
Police: Car Spins Out, Hits Arlington Police Cruiser...
ARLINGTON, TX -- An officer was sent to the
hospital after an early-morning accident along Interstate 20,
Arlington police said. Investigators said a driver spun out on the
slick road, clipped another driver and hit a police cruiser. The
officer was taken to the hospital to be checked out, but is expected
to be OK, investigators said...
Six-vehicle crash jams Interstate 20 in Parker County...
PARKER COUNTY, TX -- A six-vehicle
chain-reaction accident on westbound Interstate 20 in Parker County
snarled holiday traffic for more than three hours Sunday. No one was
injured in the original three-vehicle fender-bender on the Brazos
River Bridge about 3 p.m., according to Russ Stringfield, a spokesman
for the Texas Department of Public Safety in Mineral Wells...
Infighting on 161: Toll road too cruicial to be delayed...
DALLAS, TX -- This is getting old... the state
transportation department and the North Texas Tollway Authority are
locked in another power struggle over who builds a lucrative toll
road, this time State Highway 161 in western Dallas County. It's
similar to the nasty fight over State Highway 121, only it's playing
out by yet another set of new and untested rules. We hope it ends with
less blood on the floor and with fewer political wounds left to heal.
In a nutshell: The Highway 161 extension would run 11 miles, from
State Highway 183 south to Interstate 20...
Tollway authority promises to meet deadline on Texas 161...
PLANO, TX -- North Texas Tollway Authority
officials vowed Tuesday to finish negotiations over the long-term
value of the proposed Texas 161 toll road by a Dec. 21 deadline, a
step considered crucial to getting it open in time for the 2011 Super
Bowl in Arlington. "We're going to meet as much as is necessary. ...
We will be meeting over the holiday weekend," tollway authority
executive director Jorge Figueredo said. "We agreed to do this with
our hearts and minds in the right place." Texas 161 would run parallel
to Texas 360, connecting Texas 183 in Irving to Interstate 20 in Grand
Two die in plane crash...
EASTLAND COUNTY, TX -- At least two people are
dead after a small plane owned by an Arlington flight school crashed
in Eastland County about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a federal official said.
The names of the deceased were not available pending notification of
next of kin, the official said. The crash occurred about four miles
south of Interstate 20 on Texas 16...
Wreck on I-20 cleared...
ARLINGTON, TX -- A six-vehicle wreck was cleared
at about 9:45 a.m. from the westbound commute on Interstate 20, near
the merge with East Loop 820 in far west Arlington, police said. One
ambulance was sent to the wreck, which was reported at 8:09 a.m., a
police dispatcher said. Traffic was flowing again by 10 a.m...
Cities have little say on Barnett Shale pipelines...
FORT WORTH, TX -- Horace Butler can look out the
back window of his house on Conroy Street, just south of Interstate
20, and see crews installing a 24-inch natural gas pipeline. It's
about 10 feet from his back fence. Butler and his neighbors have a
host of questions about the pipeline: What if it leaks? What will it
do to property values?...
Police chase truck along interstate 20...
DALLAS, TX -- A high-speed police chase through
several north Texas cities ended near the Dallas Zoo on Wednesday
night. The chase began in the 4800 block of South Hulen Street near
Hulen Mall in south Fort Worth and moved across Tarrant County along
Interstate 20. According to Chopper 5, the chase reached speeds up to
100 mph. Police took the driver of the blue pickup truck, Jose Garcia,
24, into custody at approximately 9:50 p.m. at Cedar Crest Road and
Bonnie View Boulevard in Oak Cliff, NBC 5 reported. Police have
charged him with theft and evading arrest...
Driver was shot in West Texas wreck...
TYE, TX -- A two-vehicle wreck in West Texas
that left five people hurt happened as one of the drivers was
accidentally shot and killed. The crash occurred on Interstate 20 near
Tye. Authorities say a passenger in a pickup was holding a hunting
rifle that accidentally discharged fatally shooting the driver. The
victim was 22-year-old James Michael Edwards of Abilene...