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    > Big Rig Crash and Fire Slows Interstate 20 Traffic into Texas... Nov 28/07
    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... cont...
    > Lindale Property Owners Speak Out On Loop 49... Nov 28/07
    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...
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    > Tyler Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault, Kidnapping... Nov 27/07
    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... cont...
    > Two Die In Crash With Semi-trailer... Nov 26/07
    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... cont...
    > Police: Car Spins Out, Hits Arlington Police Cruiser... Nov 25/07
    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... cont...
    > Six-vehicle crash jams Interstate 20 in Parker County... Nov 25/07
    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... cont...
    > Infighting on 161: Toll road too cruicial to be delayed... Nov 23/07
    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... cont...
    > Tollway authority promises to meet deadline on Texas 161... Nov 21/07
    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 Prairie... cont...
    > Two die in plane crash... Nov 15/07
    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... cont...
    > Wreck on I-20 cleared... Nov 14/07
    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... cont...
    > Cities have little say on Barnett Shale pipelines... Nov 11/07
    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?... cont...
    > Police chase truck along interstate 20... Nov 7/07
    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... cont...
    > Driver was shot in West Texas wreck... Nov 6/07
    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... cont...


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