27 charged with East Texas meth trafficking

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 27 individuals have been indicted following a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization dealing methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas. On Mar. 14, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a sealed indictment charging 27 individuals with conspiracy to possess with intent to…

Possible showers tonight and in the early morning Video

KYTX CBS 19 meteorologist John Adams has the weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

Elementary dance teacher chooses her life over work Video

Kelly Anderson, a Wise Elementary school dance teacher, is in a daily tug-of-war with her own body. Anderson, 26, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. “It is a lifetime disease,” Anderson said.

Tylerite's lead gift helps buy new building for Baylor Nursing School

WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a lead gift by Louise “Lou” Herrington Ornelas of Tyler that made possible the purchase of the Baptist General Convention of Texas building in Dallas for use as the new home for Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor will begin plans to renovate the facility.

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Death and Funeral Notices 4-2

DEATHS CAROLYN MARIE BAILEY,  57, Tyler, died March 26.  Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. NITA BERRY, 92, Hawkins, died March 29. Dearion-Davis Funeral Parlor, Gladewater. JESSIE LEE BROOKS, 61, Lindale, died March 28. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JUSTIN BUTLER, 27,…

01 April 2015 [07:28 PM]
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Inheritance taxes aren't 'tax justice'

Some words should just stand alone — without modifiers. In fact, sometimes those modifiers completely gut the meaning of the word. Take the word “justice.” It’s a pretty good word all by itself. When it’s modified by others, however, its…

01 April 2015 [07:24 PM]
Gilmer ISD employee investigated for sexual abuse of former student

The Upshur County Sheriff’s office opened an investigation Wednesday into allegations of sexual abuse by an employee of Gilmer Independent School District involving a former student. Gilmer ISD Superintendent Rick Albritton confirmed that 46-year-old Orlandus Lugene Johnson is the suspect.…

01 April 2015 [06:33 PM]
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Elementary dance teacher chooses her life over work Video

Kelly Anderson, a Wise Elementary school dance teacher, is in a daily tug-of-war with her own body. Anderson, 26, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. “It is a lifetime disease,” Anderson said. “I was diagnosed before birth, so I was born with…

01 April 2015 [04:41 PM]
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27 charged with East Texas meth trafficking Video

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 27 individuals have been indicted following a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization dealing methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas. On Mar. 14, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a…

01 April 2015 [04:38 PM]
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Man walking with gun tazed after ignoring police Video

(UPDATED April 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm CT) -- A Tyler man with a history of burglarizing homes was tazed Wednesday morning when he failed to heed commands from law enforcement officers to drop the gun he was holding.…

01 April 2015 [02:56 PM]
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Judge prohibits cameras from James Calvert hearings Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Neither cameras nor other recording devices will be allowed in a courtroom during pre-trial hearings for capital murder defendant James Calvert. Smith County District Judge Jack Skeen issued the order on Tuesday, following a lengthy pre-trial process…

01 April 2015 [02:29 PM]
UPDATE: Yoga on the Square offered Fridays

(UPDATED April 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm CT) -- Downtown Tyler provided the backdrop for health and fitness on Wednesday as groups participated in two opportunities to help improve fitness. While only four people joined instructor Lindsay Gray for 50…

01 April 2015 [02:14 PM]
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Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account. The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman…

01 April 2015 [02:11 PM]
The melodies on the bus go up-and-down

KILGORE (TNS) — There's no talking on Robert Morgan's bus 21. That doesn't mean it's quiet. Bus 21 kids sing. "The kids are very interested in it, and that's what they want to do," Kilgore ISD Bus 21 driver Robert…

01 April 2015 [01:49 PM]
National County Government Month observed in April

Smith County will celebrate National County Government Month during the month of April to showcase how the county is moving forward through transportation and infrastructure projects, as well as through other county programs and services that help its communities grow…

01 April 2015 [01:46 PM]
Smith County's warrant roundup called successful

During the third annual Smith County Warrant Round Up, 385 warrants were cleared and $132,870 was collected. In 2014, the county collected $90,000, and $80,000 in 2013. “This is the most successful warrant round up the county has ever had,”…

01 April 2015 [01:33 PM]
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20 teams registered for Smith County Relay for Life

Downtown Tyler will serve as the site for this year’s Relay for Life of Smith County. The event, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler from 6…

01 April 2015 [12:15 PM]
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R2-D2 meets the love of his life Video

R2-D2 meets the love of his life in an adorable short film released at the recent Sonoma film festival. The story about the short film is trending on social media this morning. Our Sarah Miller has more details in this…

01 April 2015 [10:53 AM]
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Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Henderson County Video

HENDERSON CO. (KYTX) - A Henderson County man who shot at several deputies underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds after officers returned fire on the suspect. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, deputies were attempting to serve a felony…

01 April 2015 [09:38 AM]
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Nacogdoches police investigate shooting Video

(NACOGDOCHES POLICE) - The Nacogdoches Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 4700 block of Warr Circle. The NPD received a call of a disturbance with weapons at the location at 9:52 PM. Upon arrival…

01 April 2015 [09:33 AM]
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Longview scams targeting senior citizens Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Longview Police are warning the public about numerous scams going on in the area. The scams reported are especially targeting the elderly. Police have detailed the following scams: SCAM ONE: Publisher's Clearing House scam. Residents in the…

01 April 2015 [09:29 AM]
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Man arrested in Marshall park shooting Video

MARSHALL (KYTX) -- Police arrested a Marshall man Tuesday night for his involvement in a park shooting this month. On March 31, 2015, at 6:59 p.m., members of the Marshall Criminal Apprehension Team located a vehicle believed to be occupied…

01 April 2015 [09:18 AM]
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Palestine man hits child with car Video

PALESTINE (KYTX) -- The Palestine Police Department is continuing the investigation into an incident that left a 5-year-old child in serious condition. On March 29, 2015 shortly before 9 p.m., officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the…

01 April 2015 [09:15 AM]
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Prosecutor removed from Tiede case Video

CARTHAGE (KYTX) -- An order signed by Judge Diane DeVasto and filed with the Panola County District Clerk's office Tuesday morning formally recused District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson from any further proceedings in Bernie Tiede's ongoing case. Tiede served approximately…

01 April 2015 [09:11 AM]
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Texas, other states, considering microbrewery law changes

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts: ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to make up to 6.2 million…

01 April 2015 [08:16 AM]
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Nigeria embraces democracy, end of 1-party state

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. Calling for conciliation across the political divide, Buhari said Nigerians have…

01 April 2015 [08:02 AM]
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Texas woman faces up to 85 years for tax scam, financial fraud

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area woman faces up to 85 years in prison for a tax scam and other financial fraud since 2005. Cheryl Reed Johnson of Humble remained in custody Wednesday pending sentencing in two cases. Johnson was convicted…

01 April 2015 [07:30 AM]
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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78 from COPD

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March…

01 April 2015 [07:25 AM]
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Intoxicated Alaska man steals forklift to retrieve wrecked truck

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed. Police Lt. Matt Soden says just before 6 a.m. Monday, Aleksandr Glushko…

01 April 2015 [07:08 AM]