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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 6:00 AM

Updated: Dec 16, 2013 6:01 AM

DALLAS (AP) Interstate 30 in Dallas is closed in one direction after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler truck spilled diesel fuel on the highway. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office says the 18-wheeler struck a Kia and then hit a traffic barrier, rupturing its fuel tank and causing a major spill. Westbound traffic is shut down on I-30 at Sylvan Avenue, just west of downtown. The shutdown could last several hours as hazardous materials crews try to clear the scene.

(Information in the following story is from: KHOU-TV, http://www.khou.com)

HOUSTON (AP) Authorities say they don't know what started gunfire that left five teenagers shot in east Harris County. Authorities were trying to figure out if the shooting in Channelview involved more than one group of people. Sheriff's deputies found one of the five lying on a front lawn. He was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital and reported in stable condition yesterday evening. Authorities have not released the names and ages of those injured.

(Information in the following story from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com )

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Tuskegee Airman in San Antonio is among those around the world remembering the life of South African President Nelson Mandela. Granville Coggs was one of the groundbreaking African-American pilots who flew missions during World War II. At a memorial yesterday for Mandela's life, Coggs recited a poem he learned Mandela had memorized and repeated during his nearly three decades in prison. The memorial featured speakers who talked about how Mandela's fight against apartheid inspired them.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The two presumptive front-runners in the race for Texas governor say they're outraged by a probation sentence given to a North Texas teen for a deadly wreck that killed four pedestrians. Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Sen. Wendy Davis discussed the case of 16-year-old Ethan Couch following his sentencing last week in Fort Worth. Couch was given 10 years' probation instead of prison in the June accident.

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