3 suspects in multiple car burglaries arrested

(UPDATED March 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm CT) -- Three suspects from Tyler were arrested on various charges relating to a rash of vehicle thefts and burglaries in the area. Tyrell Choice, 19, and Triston Hudson, 19, face state jail felony charges for theft over $1,500 and under $20,000.…

Farm and Flower Market Saturday in Palestine

Palestine Main Street and the Farmers Market Association are hosting the Farm & Flower Market 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market Pavilion, 815 W. Spring.

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3 suspects in multiple car burglaries arrested Video

(UPDATED March 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm CT) -- Three suspects from Tyler were arrested on various charges relating to a rash of vehicle thefts and burglaries in the area. Tyrell Choice, 19, and Triston Hudson, 19, face state jail…

27 March 2015 [04:30 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-27

DEATHS JUSTIN BUTLER, 27, Tyler, died March 26. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. PATSY M. CHARLES, Jacksonville, died March 25. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. CHARLIE EDWARD CREWS, 74, Cross Plains, Tennessee, formerly of Lindale, died March 18. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral…

27 March 2015 [04:06 PM]
Farm and Flower Market Saturday in Palestine

Palestine Main Street and the Farmers Market Association are hosting the Farm & Flower Market 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market Pavilion, 815 W. Spring. “The Farm & Flower Market last year was an outstanding success!…

27 March 2015 [03:58 PM]
Smith County-wide cleanup begins Monday

The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up begins Monday, March 30, and will run through May 2. Smith County citizens can pick up vouchers to take 3 cubic yards of solid waste, which fills the bed of a regular sized pick-up,…

27 March 2015 [03:36 PM]
Michael Sam: Gay NFL players have reached out to him

DALLAS (AP) — Michael Sam says there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took…

27 March 2015 [02:45 PM]
Role of pot candy in Okla. man's suspected suicide investigated

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man. Luke Gregory Goodman of Tulsa died Tuesday at a hospital after apparently shooting himself in the…

27 March 2015 [01:05 PM]
Student stabbed while leaving class at Friendswood high school

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a student was stabbed five times inside a biology classroom at his high school in Southeast Texas, and that a 15-year-old student has been charged. Galveston County sheriff's officials say the victim was hospitalized…

27 March 2015 [12:57 PM]
Texas bill to limit video of police by bloggers likely doomed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican Texas lawmaker's bill limiting bloggers who film police looks to be on life support after reaping strong opposition from the state's largest police officers' union. Dallas Rep. Jason Villalba withdrew his proposal — which…

27 March 2015 [12:11 PM]
Spring breakers learn circus skills Video

(KYTX) - While most kids might spend their spring break on vacation or going to the beach, a group of kids are acquiring skills that many performers use to entertain visitors at Key West, Florida's daily Mallory Square Sunset Celebration.…

27 March 2015 [11:39 AM]
UPDATE: 15-year sentence in murder case

(UPDATED March 27, 2015 at 10:51 am CT) -- Katyron Jermaine Barrett received a 15-year sentence with no fines, and he agreed to not appeal the sentence. He pleaded guilty to murder, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of…

27 March 2015 [10:52 AM]
40th anniversary of end of Vietnam war to be observed Video

(KYTX) - Veterans and other local groups are planning a major event to commemorate the end of the Vietnam War. It's set for April 24th and 25th in Bullard. “The best way we could honor the people who are on…

27 March 2015 [10:49 AM]
Governor guest speaker at Kilgore event Video

(KYTX) -- Governor Greg Abbott made a stop in Kilgore Thursday night, but he didn't offer good news for Texans wanting legalized marijuana. Abbott was guest speaker at the Lincoln-Douglas dinner for Rusk County Republican Women. Tomorrow, the governor heads…

27 March 2015 [10:31 AM]
Things to know about Internet outages in the US

Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities. ___ HOW IT WORKS In many cases, information is transmitted at high speeds through light…

27 March 2015 [10:28 AM]
Calvert admits plans for insanity defense in capital murder case

Capital murder defendant James Calvert returned to court Thursday to continue pretrial preparations in his case. The hearing followed one last week in which Calvert accused prosecutors of illegally reviewing his secret defense plans and moved to have them taken…

27 March 2015 [10:27 AM]
Victim of Houston road rage incident speaks out

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman who was shot in the head during a road rage incident is now speaking out about her experience. KTRK reports that 22-year-old Kay Hafford was shot March 20 after she honked her car horn at…

27 March 2015 [10:18 AM]
Texas unemployment rate declines for 6th straight month

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth month in a row of declines. The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that the latest statewide jobless rate compares to 4.4 percent unemployment…

27 March 2015 [10:17 AM]
Rafael Cruz talks to East Texans on faith, country and his son

Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, spoke at Rock Hill Baptist Church on Thursday. Cruz was in East Texas to encourage pastors to take action and “restore our country to greatness.” He called on civic…

27 March 2015 [09:43 AM]
Dallas ISD to spend $130M to upgrade more than 20 schools

DALLAS (AP) — Trustees in the state's second-largest public school district have decided to spend nearly $130 million to upgrade more than 20 campuses. The Dallas Independent School District board early Friday approved the interim funds for renovations, expanded classrooms…

27 March 2015 [08:12 AM]
Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC building blast

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for. The police department…

27 March 2015 [08:07 AM]
French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe

PARIS (AP) — France's leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps. Pilots around Europe are angry that information about the final…

27 March 2015 [07:59 AM]
Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said…

27 March 2015 [07:55 AM]
All lanes of Interstate 35 reopened after deadly bridge wreck

SALADO, Texas (AP) — All lanes of a major interstate have reopened in Central Texas after a deadly accident involving a tractor-trailer that slammed into a bridge beam in a construction zone. The Department of Transportation says Interstate 35 at…

27 March 2015 [07:07 AM]
Austin taxidermist pleads guilty to illegal rhino horn sales

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The federal justice department says a Central Texas taxidermist pleaded guilty to illegally selling horns from an endangered black rhinoceros. The department says 53-year-old John A. Brommel of Austin pleaded guilty Thursday in a Waco federal…

27 March 2015 [07:05 AM]