Report of armed person on UT Tyler campus this morning called 'unsubstantiated'

A little after 8 a.m. today, a person informed a guard at the University of Texas at Tyler there may be a person armed with a weapon on the campus, according to campus officials. Beverly Golden, spokesperson for UT Tyler, said police responded immediately to the campus, and a thorough search was conducted. But no one fitting the description was ev…

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Local hospitals taking precautions in case Ebola reaches here

TYLER (KYTX) -- The CDC is encouraging hospitals across the country to prepare for Ebola and that includes our hospitals here in Smith County. Doctors across Smith County have been in continuous meetings for the past few days- talking about protocol.

How urgent care centers are preparing for possible Ebola outbreak

(KYTX) -- One day after the first U.S. case of Ebola was confirmed in Dallas, many East Texans are wondering if we're prepared to handle the deadly disease here at home.

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Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault investigation

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling…

02 October 2014 [05:16 AM]
Fall brings cooler weather, more comfortable gardening

Fall weather has finally arrived, and so has another great gardening season. It’s a lot more fun to be outside when it is not in the 90s; you can get a lot more done. So, think of this time as…

01 October 2014 [11:21 PM]
Don't worry about the past

As the author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling series Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Richard Carlson helped millions of people create lives of greater peace, connection and caring by focusing on the more important things in…

01 October 2014 [11:15 PM]
60 Minutes wins Emmy award for East Texas-based Mercy Ships

A television news story about East Texas-based Mercy Ships won an Emmy Award. CBS “60 Minutes” won the award on Tuesday for Oustanding Feature Story in a News Magazine for its February 2013 piece about the Africa Mercy. The Africa…

01 October 2014 [11:09 PM]
Bible Verse 10-2

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)…

01 October 2014 [10:50 PM]
Tyler may be getting a new covered venue for weddings and events

Tyler could get a new covered venue for weddings, meetings and other events if a proposed pavilion is built on the grounds of the 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum. Museum Director and Curator Patricia Heaton said the proposed pavilion resembles…

01 October 2014 [10:13 PM]
Halloween safety tips for the family

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults. Parents enjoy taking their kids to see friends and neighbors. Kids enjoy showing off their costumes and asking for treats. To keep the evening fun and safe, don’t forget to follow…

01 October 2014 [07:48 PM]
Netanyahu's words of wisdom to U.N.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations was simple and true. His words were plain, his logic was undeniable. Without rancor, he refuted the lies told about his country and its recent actions taken in self-defense. “The…

01 October 2014 [07:34 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-2

DEATHS HENRIA D. ARMSTRONG, 85, Tyler, died Sept. 28. Brooks-Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. PHIL BRAKEBILL, 77, Mineola, formerly of Lindale, died Sept. 23. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. ROBERT N. CARTER JR., 68, Tyler; died Sept. 26. Brooks-Sterling &…

01 October 2014 [07:30 PM]
Tyler woman performs at Kennedy Center, seeking scholarship

Tyler native Nytesia Poe Ross, 19, gets a step closer to her dreams each day. Along the way, she fearlessly grabs opportunities. The Stephen F. Austin State University sophomore said she’s feeling even more empowered following her performance Sunday at…

01 October 2014 [07:14 PM]
This and That from Helen Corbitt

We’ve all been asked at one time or another, “If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?” My answer would be one of the grand dames of cooking and food writing – Julia Child,…

01 October 2014 [03:39 PM]
VIDEO: Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he…

01 October 2014 [03:16 PM]
VIDEO: Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea. Cheers erupted on board at the sight of…

01 October 2014 [03:11 PM]
Tyler Christmas Parade accepting applications

The City of Tyler’s Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in downtown Tyler. Additionally, the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza immediately following the parade Due…

01 October 2014 [03:00 PM]
VIDEO: Maddux, Buechele first to interview with Rangers

(MCT) -- The interview process is underway in the Texas Rangers’ managerial search. Pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple A manager Steve Buechele were the first candidates to be interviewed, the Rangers said Tuesday in a statement. They are two…

01 October 2014 [02:46 PM]
Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that Pierson offered her resignation, and he accepted it. The move came one day after her…

01 October 2014 [02:35 PM]
Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Record-breaking success in the pool. Trouble on dry land. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time after being arrested early Tuesday in his hometown…

01 October 2014 [01:37 PM]
Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the…

01 October 2014 [01:12 PM]
BBB issues warning about 'most dangerous celebrities'

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about the “Most Dangerous Celebrities,” whose names and photos are most often used by scammers. Along with security technology company McAfee, BBB is alerting people about the problem of click baiting and…

01 October 2014 [11:50 AM]
VIDEO: Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court…

01 October 2014 [11:49 AM]