Forged check leads to the arrest of two Henderson County women with drugs

Colorado marijuana, a large amount of cash, bullet holes in their vehicle and a forged check are all the ingredients of a pair of Henderson County women's recent crime spree.…

UPDATE: Gilmer man guilty of capital murder in death of his child's mother

An Upshur County jury has found Jonathan Ray Shepherd guilty of capital murder. Shepherd is accused of killing his longtime lover Cheyenne Green in the parking lot during a high school football game in September 2013.

ETSO announces 2015-16 season

As part of its 2015-2016 season, East Texas Symphony Orchestra will perform the music written for the Charlie Chaplin film “City Lights” and collaborate with soloists and University of Texas at Tyler performing groups.

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South Tyler Rotary spaghetti supper Thursday

The South Tyler Rotary Foundation will have its newly named Reed Franklin 23rd Annual Spaghetti Supper Thursday. The event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church's Family Life Center, 4202 S. Broadway Ave.…

21 April 2015 [03:29 PM]
Calvert's behavior could land him back in court

Smith County District Attorney Bingham argued that James Calvert's behavior in jail and in the courtroom should be scrutinized against the same standard to which an actual attorney would be held. "Hold him in contempt," Bingham argued. "Even if he never…

21 April 2015 [02:08 PM]
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Divison I basketball ahead of TJC players

Two Tyler Junior College basketball standouts Dale Jones and Ikenna Okwarabizie are heading to the next level after signing scholarships on Tuesday. Jones inked with the University of Iowa, while Okwarabizie picked UCLA. The two made it official with a…

21 April 2015 [02:00 PM]
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Argentina sues companies drilling off Falkland Islands

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine government is suing five energy companies that are oil drilling near the Falkland Islands, the latest in a longstanding dispute over the far-flung archipelago. The Argentine official responsible for the islands tells The…

21 April 2015 [01:42 PM]
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Gunfire at Killeen apartment complex leaves 2 dead, 3 hurt

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — Police say gunfire at a Central Texas apartment complex has left two people dead and three wounded. Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez (meer-uh-MOHN'-tez) says the shootings happened before dawn Tuesday at the Village West Apartments. She…

21 April 2015 [01:38 PM]
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CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell products

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Federal health officials say they're now aware of 10…

21 April 2015 [01:34 PM]
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Chapel Hill boy dies in ATV accident

KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com A Tyler man has turned himself in on manslaughter charges following the death of a 12-year-old in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon near New Chapel Hill.   The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said Jiree Mobley was riding his…

21 April 2015 [01:17 PM]
Tyler police make one arrest, seek two others in large drug bust

A two-month Tyler police narcotics investigation has lead to a large seizure of hashish, marijuana, cash and weapons. Officers also secured warrants for Paul Champion, 64, and his sons Stephen, 28, and Christopher, 32. On March 11, investigators recovered a…

21 April 2015 [12:47 PM]
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ETSO announces 2015-16 season

As part of its 2015-2016 season, East Texas Symphony Orchestra will perform the music written for the Charlie Chaplin film “City Lights” and collaborate with soloists and University of Texas at Tyler performing groups. Orchestra officials announced the season and…

21 April 2015 [11:35 AM]
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Study links swarm of Texas earthquakes to natural gas drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle,…

21 April 2015 [10:21 AM]
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Texas home insurers saw healthy profits in 2014 Video

DALLAS (AP) — Texas home insurers saw a third straight year of healthy profits in 2014 due to higher rates and fewer severe storms across the state. But The Dallas Morning News reports a rising tide of lawsuits filed by…

21 April 2015 [09:50 AM]
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UPDATE: Marshall school employee arrested for animal cruelty Video

Marshall police investigators arrested 61-year-old man 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…

21 April 2015 [09:30 AM]
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Two recovering from shooting in Flint Video

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…

21 April 2015 [09:24 AM]
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'James and the Giant Peach' album released for free Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical "James and the Giant Peach" have good news for their fans — and even better news. The good news is that they're releasing the cast album of the…

21 April 2015 [08:52 AM]
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Questions about police officers who confuse stun guns and handguns

Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but…

21 April 2015 [08:05 AM]
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Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. Its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday aren't expected to be…

21 April 2015 [08:01 AM]
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US-Cuba relations challenge MLB baseball players, but bring hope Video

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse. On the way, a dozen fans waited just outside a fence, calling the 6-foot-2 Cuban…

21 April 2015 [07:32 AM]
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Mesquite police rescue man from burning vehicle

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Two Dallas-area police officers have saved an unconscious man trapped in a burning SUV in a dramatic rescue captured on patrol car video. Mesquite police Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto are being praised for the…

21 April 2015 [07:17 AM]
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Tutu Tuesdays bring smiles to Florida children's hospital

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery. A photo of…

21 April 2015 [07:15 AM]
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Firefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV reports firefighters in St. Tammany Parish responded to an unusual call Sunday from a home in Slidell outside New Orleans. When firefighters arrived, they…

21 April 2015 [06:28 AM]