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The Tuesday Tease: A Smoke-free Texas?

This erupting Icelandic volcano is causing problems for travelers. Story coming up @ 5. This erupting Icelandic volcano is causing problems for travelers. Story coming up @ 5.
Livestock is making driving dangerous in one New Mexico town. More @ 5. Livestock is making driving dangerous in one New Mexico town. More @ 5.
Joplin may catch a break from the severe weather. Join Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto tonight at 5 & 6 for the latest. Joplin may catch a break from the severe weather. Join Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto tonight at 5 & 6 for the latest.
A train carrying cooking oil collided with another freight train creating a fiery inferno for firefighters. See the video @ 5. A train carrying cooking oil collided with another freight train creating a fiery inferno for firefighters. See the video @ 5.

Hope you're enjoying this beautiful East Texas afternoon!

At least 118 people are dead. Hundreds, if not thousands of people are displaced, and as many as 1,500 are still unaccounted for. At 5, Taylor Hemness will give you a firsthand look of the badly injured city of Joplin.

In Med Team news, an East Texas baby survives one of the most common birth forms of congenital heart failure, all because of a standard test a local hospital performs on all newborns. Annette Falconer explains at 5.

The rest of the state could go the way Kilgore, Longview, Nacogdoches, and Tyler have already gone: smoke-free.  At 6, Layron Livingston meets a few East Texans who are already sounding off about the proposal.

Plus, we'll fill you in on a new smoking ordinance taking effect in Smith County.

The school year has come to a tragic end for Hawkins ISD after losing one of their own. Coming up at 6, Ian Smith visits with students and the woman who heard the crash that killed the FFA teen.

Your East Texas News Leader is covering all of these stories and so much more tonight at 5 & 6.

Have a great evening,

Elizabeth Thomas
Director of New Media Content

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