Clarkston Elementary specialist teaching sign language class Video

Jennifer and James Tyler are taking a community sign language class at Clarkston Elementary School as a step toward being able to communicate with their son. The 7-month-old infant, Ben, was born with meningitis and since then has been diagnosed with auditory neuropathy. “We don’t know yet how much sound…

Chuckwagon race set for Neches Video

From target shooting on horseback to trail riding and authentic Dutch oven cooking lessons, Diamond B Ranch in Neches is host this week to a variety of outdoor recreation in the 1836 Chuckwagon Race.

Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. It marked the second time a jury was unable to reach a decision on her punishment — a disappointment for prosecutors who argued for the death

UPDATE: 2nd person dies from head-on crash

(UPDATED March 5, 2015 at 10:13 am CT) -- The two people killed in Wednesday's head on crash have been identified as Dana Regester and Pasha Zapolskyy, our news partners at KYTX CBS 19 are reporting. Regester was an employee of the Brook Hill School.

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TobyMac headlining Christian music show

TobyMac will headline a concert featuring Christian music artists at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Oil Palace. Also set to take the stage are Mandisa , The Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson. Tickets cost $20 or $25. A ticket that…

05 March 2015 [10:30 PM]
Empire State East Texas Sensibilities Jazz

Tyler Junior College’s jazz ensembles are preparing for a jazz festival featuring world-renowned jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford. “We are bringing in a world-class artist,” TJC Professor of Woodwinds Dr. Steven Meier said. “It doesn’t get any better than Terell…

05 March 2015 [10:26 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-6

DEATHS RUBY RICHARDSON BABINO, 83, Tyler, died March 3. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. GERELINE CLIFTON BELL, 80, Bullard, died March 4. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. RON BETHEL, 59, Tyler, died March 3. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler.…

05 March 2015 [09:57 PM]
Private schools should resist the temptation of vouchers

In the beginning, temptation appeared as a fruit. Today, it appears in the shape of a voucher. As tempting as it may be for private, religious schools to pluck the low-hanging fruit of “free” public money, the cost is too…

05 March 2015 [08:53 PM]
US swim team to train in San Antonio ahead of 2016 Rio Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. swimming team will train in San Antonio for nine days before completing its preparations in Puerto Rico for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team will train outdoors at Northside Swim Center in San…

05 March 2015 [08:51 PM]
GOP can also claim Springsteen's songs

Here’s an appropriate topic for a Friday — the Boss. A fresh look at Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 hit, “Born in the USA,” shows that Republicans — conservatives, at least — have every right to claim this song as an anthem.…

05 March 2015 [08:50 PM]
Pa. officer shot dead while trying to stop robbery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday. The slain officer, Robert Wilson…

05 March 2015 [08:41 PM]
Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Their partnership rosters are…

05 March 2015 [08:36 PM]
Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his small vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems. People on the ground rushed to his aid, and he…

05 March 2015 [08:34 PM]
Drilling Report for Feb. 22-28, 2015

The following is a report of drilling permit activity for Feb. 22-28, 2015. Information is from the Texas Railroad Commission. DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Henderson; CICO Oil & Gas Co.; George 1; Wildcat; Anderson, W.R./871;…

05 March 2015 [01:54 PM]
Florida dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday. Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. Then they…

05 March 2015 [01:35 PM]
Sheriffs from Colorado, elsewhere sue state over legal pot

DENVER (AP) — Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law and shouldn't be permitted. "A state may not…

05 March 2015 [01:23 PM]
Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. It marked the second time a…

05 March 2015 [01:09 PM]
Dallas police say man fatally shot while taking snow photos

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are seeking suspects in the apparent random fatal shooting of a man who was taking photos of newly fallen snow. Investigators say the 36-year-old victim was in a parking lot before dawn Thursday snapping photos…

05 March 2015 [12:06 PM]
Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and sending passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an…

05 March 2015 [12:01 PM]
Longview shooting victim identified Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The victim involved in Tuesday night's shooting on Aurel Boulevard has been positively identified as 21- year-old Dacoreyan Antonio Blankenship of Longview. At this point in the investigation, police have not determined that any gang affiliation was…

05 March 2015 [10:12 AM]
UPDATE: Accumulation reported in Wood, Henderson counties

UPDATED March 5, 2015 at 5:26 am CT: Crews are busy treating roads covered by snow and ice as necessary this morning, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Here is what has been reported so far but motorists in other…

05 March 2015 [10:05 AM]
Fire in Houston parking lot burns ambulances, limos

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say at least eight vehicles, including private ambulances and limousines, have been destroyed in a Houston parking lot fire. Authorities say nobody was hurt in the blaze early Thursday at a lot also used to store…

05 March 2015 [09:49 AM]
Ringling Bros. Circus eliminating elephant acts Video

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated…

05 March 2015 [09:37 AM]
Pa. man accused of buying auto insurance from scene of car wreck

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy. The Altoona Mirror reports that the insurance fraud…

05 March 2015 [09:01 AM]
Marathon bombing survivors offer grisly testimony

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say survivors of the attacks shouldn't have been allowed to give such gruesome testimony, but the judge disagrees. Defense attorney David Bruck is objecting to the extent of testimony Wednesday…

05 March 2015 [08:52 AM]
Syracuse frat members charged after pledge suffers frostbite

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Syracuse University pledge may lose four fingers after being forced to crawl in the snow and perform late-night pushups, and two fraternity members face charges for the hazing stunt. Three young men pledging the Nu…

05 March 2015 [08:48 AM]
NYC Mayor to business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking prominent New York City business leaders to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour. De Blasio appeared Thursday at a gathering of city business leaders known as Association…

05 March 2015 [08:15 AM]
Report: Texas truancy policies are inconsistent, unfair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' truancy policies are a "flawed and inequitable patchwork" that led to the criminal prosecution of 115,000 children for not going to school in 2013, and the state prosecutes twice as many teens for truancy than…

05 March 2015 [08:02 AM]
Flights canceled, some schools close across Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Thousands of students in Texas have a day off after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow, canceled hundreds of flights and left roads icy. Schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton and about 200 miles…

05 March 2015 [07:39 AM]
Freezing precipitation has moved east of Tyler

KYTX CBS 19 reports snow is expected to end later this morning followed by decreasing cloud cover. Lows today will be near freezing with highs near 37 degrees. It will be cold Friday morning with lows in the mid- 20's.…

05 March 2015 [07:24 AM]