164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Video

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers. The formation, resembling a giant flower, floated above…

Red Springs couple loses home to fire

A Red Springs couple lost their single-wide mobile home Friday after an electrical fire spread through the home surrounded by tall pines and high brush.  Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said the fire, which was dispatched shortly after 3 p.m., appeared to have started as a result of an electrical problem. "The resident was in the home and started noticing his air conditioning was acting funny."

Police find 176 pounds of pot in pickup

Two New Mexico men face felony possession of marijuana charges after Tyler Police K9 officer finds 176 pounds in the toolbox of their pickup.  Don Martin, the department's public information officer, said the arrests took place Sunday about 1 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn, located at 1601 WSW Loop 323. Martin said K-9 Officer Steve Black observed the subjects in the parking lot standing next to a Dodge Ram pickup acting suspicious.

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet Video

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecting an animal, resulting in its death. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

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TEACHING AND MIRACLE SERVICE AT THE OIL PALACE A Life Without Chains: A Fresh Grace From Jesus to Rescue is scheduled for 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday at The Oil Palace, 10408 Texas Highway 64 East, in Tyler. The 10 a.m. service is a teaching service…

31 July 2015 [10:43 PM]
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Donated ETMC ambulance gets new, sight-giving life in Africa

An ambulance turned mobile eye care clinic is on the ground in Togo and being readied for use. East Texas Medical Center donated the ambulance to Believe and See, a Tyler-based nonprofit that provides sight-giving surgeries and other eye…

31 July 2015 [10:42 PM]
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Kids flock to VBS hungry for more than cookies, Kool-Aid

Vacation Bible School by Lorri Allen “Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14 (NASB) One great aspect of Tyler is…

31 July 2015 [10:36 PM]
Wildfire grows to 18,000 acres

Tribune News Service A fast-moving fire north of Napa Valley continued to grow on Friday as new evacuations were ordered for residents in a nearby rural town, authorities said.. The Rocky fire north of Napa Valley grew to 18,000 acres…

31 July 2015 [10:27 PM]
Palestian toddler killed in suspected militant attack

JERUSALEM (TNS) — A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and members of his family were critically wounded on Friday when their home in the West Bank was firebombed by attackers believed to be extremist Jewish settlers, the police and army…

31 July 2015 [07:29 PM]
Ebola Vaccine highly effective in Guinea trial

An experimental vaccine tested in more than 7,500 people in Guinea was highly protective against Ebola in a preliminary analysis. Organizations who sponsored the work, including the World Health Organization and Medecins Sans Frontiers, lauded the outcome of the work…

31 July 2015 [07:28 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 8-1

DEATHS JIMMY RONALD BELCHER, 72, Yantis, died July 24. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. IRA WYCHE BLACKWELL, 55, Callendar Lake, died July 3. Services will be held at a later date. JEANNE TRAVIS BRANDENBERGER, 91, Jacksonville, died July 29. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. RICKY…

31 July 2015 [07:22 PM]
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Woman, service dog told to leave Tyler restaurant

Sarah Rutherford claims she was asked to either leave or sit outside in 100-degree temperatures at Wasabi in Tyler, because she had a service dog with her. Ms. Rutherford said she believes the restaurant did not follow the law.  Rutherford…

31 July 2015 [05:07 PM]
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164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Video

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat…

31 July 2015 [04:46 PM]
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Red Springs couple loses home to fire

A Red Springs couple lost their single-wide mobile home Friday after an electrical fire spread through the home surrounded by tall pines and high brush. Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said the fire, which was dispatched shortly…

31 July 2015 [03:51 PM]
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$60 million project part of UT Tyler growth

The University of Texas at Tyler of the future will be much larger, more effective in economic development and engage in far more research, President Rodney Mabry said. The Texas Legislature appropriated $60 million for its newest facility project -…

31 July 2015 [10:54 AM]
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Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet Video

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand…

31 July 2015 [10:49 AM]
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Police find 176 pounds of pot in pickup

Two New Mexico men face felony possession of marijuana charges after Tyler Police K9 officer finds 176 pounds in the toolbox of their pickup. Don Martin, the department's public information officer, said the arrests took place Sunday about 1…

31 July 2015 [10:45 AM]
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Pilot hospitalized after biplane makes emergency landing Video

SULPHUR SPRINGS (KYTX) - A pilot was hospitalized after a biplane crash at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport Thursday night. Airport management tells CBS19 it happened around 7:30 p.m. A pilot had to make an emergency landing shortly after taking…

31 July 2015 [09:20 AM]
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Bond increased for son of murder victim Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX)- On Tuesday, neighbors sat watching as investigators combed through apartment 404 at the Regency Park Apartments looking for clues. Thursday, officers are still in the investigation phase. "We'll be interviewing a lot of people, anyone related to the…

31 July 2015 [09:18 AM]
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Witness disputes account of probation officer's visit Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -A Gregg County man may lose his probation and be sent back to prison, after he cursed out a probation officer. The man says the probation walked in on his wife undressed, but a witness is now coming…

31 July 2015 [09:14 AM]
Stay Cool with 2015 Heat Response Plan

Laura Stephenson and her 10-month-old son, Declan, took a break from the heat on Wednesday morning by spending time cooling off at the Tyler Public Library. “It’s a little warm outside,” Ms. Stephenson told a KYTX reporter.…

30 July 2015 [11:44 PM]
U.S.investigating lion's death, looking for Minnesota dentist

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota big-game hunter and dentist who participated…

30 July 2015 [11:38 PM]
Q&A: Former football star now staff writer for HBO's 'Ballers'

We know the narrative of sportswriters as frustrated athletes. Rashard Mendenhall flipped that last year in retiring from the NFL at 26. “I no longer want to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment,” he explained in…

30 July 2015 [11:36 PM]
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Prequel: 'Wet Hot American Summer' on Netflix Friday

The cast keeps aging, but the joke never seems to get old. In “Wet Hot American Summer,” a 2001 movie now regarded as a cult classic, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper were among the actors portraying 16-year-old summer…

30 July 2015 [11:34 PM]
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Judge to hear case contesting Cobain death-scene photos

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Friday on whether to proceed with a trial over the release of graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Richard Lee,…

30 July 2015 [11:32 PM]
TCT’s ‘Buddy Holly Story’ continues run

Tyler Civic Theatre is continuing its run of “The Buddy Holly Story” as its summer musical. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater on the East Texas State…

30 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
Netflix is disrupting television's status quo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With more than 65 million subscribers worldwide, online streaming service Netflix continues to disrupt TV’s historical status quo with buzzworthy hits “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Along…

30 July 2015 [11:16 PM]