Bill lowering sewage spill reporting requirements moves out of committee

A bill that would lower the reporting requirements for utility sewage spills moved out of committee Monday. Senate Bill 912 would reduce reporting requirements for utility providers that spill less than 1,000 gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage as long as the spill is contained before it reaches waters of the state.…

Byron Truvia still incompetent for trial Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Byron Truvia will spend another year in a mental hospital. He's the John Tyler High School student accused of killing his teacher in 2009. Todd Henry taught special education classes until he was stabbed to death on campus that fall. For years, Truvia has been dodging a trial based on his documented mental incompetency.

East Texas coach arrested for solicitation of a minor Video

CADDO PARISH, La. (KTBS via KYTX) - A Texas youth baseball coach was arrested Saturday after driving to Shreveport for the purpose of meeting underage boys for sex, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Scott Tyre, 26, of Center, Texas, was arrested in the 8500 block of Youree Drive.

Age discrimination case begins in Gregg County Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Attorneys presented opening arguments Monday afternoon in a Gregg County age discrimination case. Jimmie Jackson of Camp County is suing his former employer, Longview Bridge and Road, after 13 years working with the company. Longview Bridge and Road handles millions of dollars in state highway projects.

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The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau recently approved Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in one-ounce packets. With the new product, an alcoholic beverage is just a six ounce glass of liquid and a stir away. Mark Phillips, the…

31 March 2015 [01:07 PM]
Fire damage to East Gentry home limited

The Tyler Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in a residence at 1716 E. Gentry late Monday afternoon. The initial call was received at 5:24 p.m. The first arriving units reported active fire in the residence and immediately…

31 March 2015 [01:01 PM]
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UPDATE: 'Bernie' case prosecutor recused Video

(UPDATED March 31, 2015 at 11:58 am CT) -- CARTHAGE (KYTX) -- An order signed by Judge Diane DeVasto and filed with the Panola County District Clerk's office Tuesday morning formally recused District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson from any further…

31 March 2015 [11:58 AM]
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Byron Truvia still incompetent for trial Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Byron Truvia will spend another year in a mental hospital. He's the John Tyler High School student accused of killing his teacher in 2009. Todd Henry taught special education classes until he was stabbed to death on…

31 March 2015 [11:20 AM]
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East Texas coach arrested for solicitation of a minor Video

CADDO PARISH, La. (KTBS via KYTX) - A Texas youth baseball coach was arrested Saturday after driving to Shreveport for the purpose of meeting underage boys for sex, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Scott Tyre, 26, of Center, Texas,…

31 March 2015 [11:01 AM]
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Intoxication manslaughter trial set to begin

The trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old granddaughter in a crash last July while she was intoxicated is set to begin Tuesday. The Smith County District Attorney’s Office said the felony intoxication manslaughter trial of Glynda…

31 March 2015 [10:54 AM]
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Age discrimination case begins in Gregg County Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Attorneys presented opening arguments Monday afternoon in a Gregg County age discrimination case. Jimmie Jackson of Camp County is suing his former employer, Longview Bridge and Road, after 13 years working with the company. Longview Bridge and…

31 March 2015 [10:50 AM]
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Texas marijuana bills moving along Video

Bills filed by East Texas elected officials affecting the use and legality of marijuana in Texas have been assigned to committees, according to our news partners at KYTX CBS 19.…

31 March 2015 [09:52 AM]
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Tractor-trailer rigs often go faster than truck tires can handle Video

DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway…

31 March 2015 [09:46 AM]
Road issues on commissioners' agenda

The Smith County Commissioners Court will meet this morning to discuss the proposed road construction list for 2015. The meeting will be held at 9:30 on the first floor of the Smith County Courthouse Annex, 200 E. Ferguson St. in…

31 March 2015 [09:16 AM]
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Thousands of Harleys will roll into Tyler in May

Thousands of Harley Davidson motorcycle riders will thunder into Tyler in May, as the city hosts the 2015 Texas State Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally from May 14-17. “The last time they came everyone was worried they would be really…

31 March 2015 [09:15 AM]
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Police detain 3 after alleged road rage slaying near Houston

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — Police have detained three people following a road rage incident near Houston that allegedly led to a driver followed home and fatally shot. Pasadena police say two men got into a traffic-related argument Monday night. Investigators…

31 March 2015 [08:16 AM]
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10-foot, 300-pound metal rooster goes missing in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for whoever made off with Rocket the Rusty Rooster, a 10-foot-tall, 300-pound metal sculpture stolen from its perch outside an Athens business. Lexington Vintage owner Bonnie Harris tells CBS 46 that she's saddened…

31 March 2015 [08:12 AM]
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Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The "Zip Code" tour will…

31 March 2015 [07:45 AM]
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Mexican man gets 14 years for smuggling drugs into Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man caught at the Texas border with nearly 100 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine must serve 14 years in a U.S. prison. Cesar Eloy Munoz Silva of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was sentenced Monday…

31 March 2015 [07:39 AM]
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Missing California student had died running across freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return had been killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen leaving a…

31 March 2015 [07:06 AM]
Carthage judge to consider new prosecutor for Bernie Tiede retrial

CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) — A state district judge is to hear pre-trial motions, including one for the prosecutor's recusal, in the case of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy "Bernie." Besides procedural matters for a retrial of…

31 March 2015 [07:02 AM]
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Does the US have too many official state this-or-that symbols?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Maine celebrates its Whoopie pies. North Carolinians proudly dance their Shag. In Kansas, even dirt is official: Harney silt loam is the state soil. So was it really out of line when a group of fourth…

31 March 2015 [06:22 AM]
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Fort Worth police officer cleared in December fatal shooting

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Tarrant County grand jury has declined to indict a Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a robbery suspect in December. Officer Eduardo Gasca was cleared Monday in the Dec. 2 shooting at a…

31 March 2015 [06:19 AM]
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Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so…

31 March 2015 [06:13 AM]
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Almost 3,000 pieces of undelivered mail found at DFW airport

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A report says an internal inspection of a U.S. Postal Service facility at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has found almost 3,000 pieces of undelivered mail. KXAS-TV reports the U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector…

31 March 2015 [05:49 AM]
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Questions remain in fatal shooting by officers at NSA headquarters

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.…

31 March 2015 [05:49 AM]
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7-year-old boy shot in leg in Texas domestic dispute

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Amarillo police say an armed man had tried shooting a woman while she was sleeping in her bed with her 7-year-old son, but the child was struck instead by the gunfire. Police say the boy was…

31 March 2015 [05:31 AM]
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Lawyer says Texas judge innocent after ATF raid for firearms

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The lawyer of a Central Texas judge whose home was raided by federal authorities last week says his client is innocent. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant Friday…

31 March 2015 [05:18 AM]
10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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31 March 2015 [05:04 AM]