East Texas special needs girl wishes to meet Kenny Chesney Video

An 11-year-old East Texas girl with special needs has a plea for her favorite country singer. She is hoping that with area residents’ help she can catch the attention of superstar Kenny Chesney.…

UPDATE: Marshall school employee arrested for animal cruelty

Marshall Police investigators arrested 61-year-old Paul Smith on an animal cruelty charge after surveillance video captured the Marshall Independent School District employee throwing puppies out of a district-owned truck and over a tall fence. The video was captured by the Marshall Humane Society at "The Pet Place," which the

Chapel Hill boy dies in ATV accident

CHAPEL HILL (KYTX) - A tragic accident in Chapel Hill over the weekend claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy who was riding his ATV. The Smith County Sheriff's Office tells CBS 19 news, Jiree Moble, was riding his ATV when he ran into a barbed wire fence on County Road 3158, throwing him from the ATV.  Sheriff's Lt. Gary Middleton said the boy

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Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Hormel said it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. So far the virus has been found at farms housing 2.3 million turkeys, all of which have died of the…

20 April 2015 [08:18 PM]
Death and Funeral Services 4-21

DEATHS RICHARD H. BIELITZ, 90, Hideaway, died April 12. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors, Lindale. RAYMOND M. BOLSENGA, 92, Tyler, died April 16. Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home, Gilmer. LEO BRADSHAW, 67, Whitehouse, died April 12. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. BRANDON CLINTON, 30, Lindale,…

20 April 2015 [08:09 PM]
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Two recovering from shooting in Flint

Two women are recovering at a local hospital tonight after they were shot tonight in Flint. Smith County deputies responded to the scene at County Road 149 just after 5 p.m. on Monday. Deputies are searching for the man believed…

20 April 2015 [07:55 PM]
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East Texas special needs girl wishes to meet Kenny Chesney Video

An 11-year-old East Texas girl with special needs has a plea for her favorite country singer. She is hoping that with area residents’ help she can catch the attention of superstar Kenny Chesney. Christy suffers from down syndrome, a disease…

20 April 2015 [04:45 PM]
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Chapel Hill boy dies in ATV accident

CHAPEL HILL (KYTX) - A tragic accident in Chapel Hill over the weekend claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy who was riding his ATV. The Smith County Sheriff's Office tells CBS 19 news, Jiree Moble, was riding his ATV…

20 April 2015 [04:24 PM]
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UPDATE: Marshall school employee arrested for animal cruelty

MARSHALL (KYTX) – Marshall Police investigators arrested 61-year-old Paul Smith on an animal cruelty charge after surveillance video captured the Marshall Independent School District employee throwing puppies out of a district-owned truck and over a tall fence. The video was…

20 April 2015 [04:13 PM]
Poilce searching for suspects in a series of auto burglaries

PALESTINE - A series of auto burglaries in the city have police searching for those responsible and using the crimes to help launch a city-wide Neighborhood Watch.  Lt. Jeffery Powell said many of the burglaries this past week occurred in…

20 April 2015 [04:11 PM]
East Texan wins age division at Boston Marathon

Tyler's own Harold Wilson won his age division at the Boston Marathon this afternoon. Wilson, 82, ran the 26.2 mile race in 4:18:00 and held on to take first again this year in the 80 year plus age group as…

20 April 2015 [03:21 PM]
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Martins Mill squad headed back to state

BY PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com   Every year since 2000, Martins Mill High School has had a presence at the UIL state golf tournament. This year will be no different. Led by medalist July Latimer, the Mustangs won the Class 2A Regional II…

20 April 2015 [02:33 PM]
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Robbery at rest stop on Interstate 20

Smith County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a man's claims that he was robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning as he took a nap at a roadside rest area on Interstate 20. Sheriff's Lt. Gary Middleton, the agency's public information officer, said…

20 April 2015 [02:13 PM]
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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary sale this week

Bargain shoppers will have plenty of opportunities to buy this week during The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s annual Spring Sale. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in three buildings located at…

20 April 2015 [01:50 PM]
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Festive mood, high security at 2015 Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports' most cherished events. All along…

20 April 2015 [01:24 PM]
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Tony Romo pokes fun at Pats with deflated footballs joke

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated. The Cowboys quarterback poked fun at the New England Patriots on Sunday night during the 2015 Academy of Country Music…

20 April 2015 [10:51 AM]
Smith County Sheriff to testify on border security

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith has been invited by Texas State Senator Bob Hall to testify before the senate subcommittee on border security. Up for consideration this morning during the senate public hearing is Hall’s SB1252, which would give the…

20 April 2015 [10:21 AM]
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ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift shine Video

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and…

20 April 2015 [10:12 AM]
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Willie Nelson to roll out own brand of marijuana

DALLAS (AP) — Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market." The singer-songwriter announced in a…

20 April 2015 [09:39 AM]
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KYTX hosts Super Shredder Days this week Video

TYLER (KYTX) – Mark your calendars. 'Super Shredder Day' returns to Tyler and Longview rain or shine. Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm in Tyler at the CBS 19 Studios located at Troup and Loop 323.…

20 April 2015 [09:21 AM]
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All 3 members of hip-hop group Migos arrested after Georgia show

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after they left the stage at a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University, authorities said. The group and its associates…

20 April 2015 [08:46 AM]