'Bernie' case prosecutor seeks recusal, says he's a witness Video

CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) - The Texas district attorney who was to prosecute for a second time the man whose murder conviction inspired the movie "Bernie" has asked to recuse himself on the eve of a pretrial hearing, saying he's become a witness. In a motion filed Monday in state district court in Carthage, Danny Buck Davidson asked to recuse himself.…

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.

Tractor-trailer rigs often go faster than truck tires can handle

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 officials.

Investigator pulls gun in Anderson County courthouse Video

KYTX CBS 19's Clint Yeatts has the story.

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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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'Bernie' case prosecutor seeks recusal, says he's a witness Video

CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) - The Texas district attorney who was to prosecute for a second time the man whose murder conviction inspired the movie "Bernie" has asked to recuse himself on the eve of a pretrial hearing, saying he's become…

31 March 2015 [09:49 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]
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Intoxication manslaughter trial set to begin Video

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 [09:28 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

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MARATHON IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS TO END WITH MIXED RESULTS Iran and six world powers will agree to continue negotiations in a new…

31 March 2015 [05:04 AM]
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Protests against religious freedom objection laws moves to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second…

31 March 2015 [05:01 AM]
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Police searching for suspect in shooting; public's help needed

Tyler police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man involved in a shooting earlier this month that left one person injured. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said police are still searching for Samuel Isai…

30 March 2015 [11:33 PM]
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East Texas man makes over 14,000 free throws Video

Tom Booth, a 43-year-old Chandler man, threw free throws for 24 full hours last weekend. “I wanted to help some people and do something a little different,” Booth said. “Afterward it always feels like a real hard workout.” From 6…

30 March 2015 [11:29 PM]
Bible Verse 3-31

"Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude, coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" (John 6:5)…

30 March 2015 [11:18 PM]
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TJC explores 4-year dental hygiene program

Tyler Junior College officials are exploring the possibility of offering a four-year bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, based on proposed changed in state law. Local legislators filed bills in the Texas House and Senate to allow for the college’s program…

30 March 2015 [11:16 PM]
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Village Bakery sells 15K egg petit fours for holiday Video

Every year at Easter time, the Village Bakery in Tyler hums as workers busily create thousands of their traditional Easter treat – decorated Easter egg petit fours. “We sell 10 to 15,000 of the Easter egg petit fours during the…

30 March 2015 [11:13 PM]