Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct access to 911 emergency services through their phone systems. The bill is S.B. 788 in the Senate and H.B. 1997 in the House of Representatives. “I'm pleased to have filed SB 788,…

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Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct access to 911 emergency services through their phone systems. The bill is S.B. 788 in the Senate and…

27 February 2015 [09:40 AM]
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Student, 16, detained in Brook Hill stabbing Video

A 16-year-old student has been detained on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing at the Brook Hill School last week. Bullard police said a student was assaulted with a knife on campus after a fight…

27 February 2015 [09:37 AM]
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US 79 back open after early A.M. crash Video

A section of U.S. 79 that was closed down in Palestine after an accident is back open. Palestine police tell us one vehicle ran into an 18-wheeler, but there were no injuries. A hazardous materials team was called in to…

27 February 2015 [09:27 AM]
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Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving Video

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake happened at 6:18 a.m. CST Friday. The quake was centered 3 miles east-northeast of Irving. Police in Irving had…

27 February 2015 [09:06 AM]
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Contestant not letting Cerebral Palsy keep her from pageant Video

(KYTX) - A 20- year old North Texas woman will compete for this year's title of Miss Texas, but she's not competing just for the crown. She's onstage to tell the world about her lifelong secret. Jessica Zeller is on…

27 February 2015 [09:03 AM]
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Texas Supreme Court holds court at UT Tyler, visits students Video

The Supreme Court of Texas, the highest court in the state, heard oral arguments at The University of Texas at Tyler’s University Center on Thursday morning, then toned down the formalities by eating with the high school and college students…

27 February 2015 [08:42 AM]
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Investigator retiring after 38 years serving Rusk County Video

HENDERSON — His figure has been a prominent one at various crime scenes in Rusk County over the past 30-plus years, but this week 66-year-old William Brown hangs up his trademark Stetson hat, puts his badge down and begins a…

27 February 2015 [08:41 AM]
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Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, saying someone apparently swiped as many as 100 copies of the book from the Vatican…

27 February 2015 [07:42 AM]
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Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble

LONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards. The dramatic tumble occurred Wednesday as the 56-year-old sang "Living For Love." Madonna's…

27 February 2015 [07:41 AM]
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Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas issued bonds

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigration attorneys say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has begun issuing bonds for Central American immigrant families detained in Karnes County. The move comes after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg last week issued a…

27 February 2015 [06:50 AM]
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More Texas troopers sought to serve along Mexican border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Texas are being recruited to join the Department of Public Safety for duty mainly along the border with Mexico. DPS on Thursday announced the hiring effort for an advanced Texas trooper recruit…

27 February 2015 [06:46 AM]
Fellow armed robber with ex-A&M rushing standout also gets prison

DALLAS (AP) — A fellow armed robber who helped Texas A&M all-time leading rusher Darren Lewis hold up Dallas-area businesses is also going to federal prison. Christopher Washington was sentenced Thursday to 25 years behind bars. Investigators say Washington and…

27 February 2015 [06:41 AM]
North Texas man charged with killing ex-wife, DNA links case

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been charged with killing his ex-wife after police say his DNA matched evidence in the slaying. Frisco city jail records show 63-year-old Robert Moses was being held Friday on a murder…

27 February 2015 [06:18 AM]
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'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix's expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that…

27 February 2015 [06:10 AM]
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Second autopsy shows Wash. officers shot man from behind

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times — including twice from behind — contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney…

27 February 2015 [05:44 AM]
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Rock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for Dads has allowed hundreds of…

27 February 2015 [05:29 AM]
Driver shot after he hits DeSoto officer with car

DESOTO, Texas (AP) — DeSoto police say an officer shot the driver of a stolen vehicle after he backed up and hit another officer. Authorities say the wounded man is expected to survive. His identity wasn't released. A police spokesman…

27 February 2015 [05:25 AM]
10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY SOME IN GOP SAY DHS FUNDING LAPSE WORTH A FIGHT Numerous House Republicans believe it's preferable to have a partial government…

27 February 2015 [05:22 AM]
Two projects receive Prop. 1 funding

Two road projects worth about $8.85 million were added to the Tyler Metropolitan Planning Organization’s short-term plan this fiscal year thanks to state Proposition 1 funds. The proposition diverts funds from the state’s Rainy Day fund into transportation projects, and…

27 February 2015 [12:22 AM]
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Retired city worker finds therapy in woodcarving

EMERALD BAY — Joel Reams started carving wood to pass the time in Vietnam. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who is retired from the city’s water department, spends most of his time puttering around his house, making “bizarre” creations out…

27 February 2015 [12:21 AM]
Bible verse, Feb. 27

“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” (1 John 4:9)…

27 February 2015 [12:14 AM]
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Giuliani’s attacks needlessly uncivil

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani deserves credit for acknowledging his recent comments about President Barack Obama went too far. It’s time for all sides to show more civility as we continue to discuss and debate the future of…

27 February 2015 [12:11 AM]
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Law officers, civilians and girl, 10, honored at sheriff’s banquet

Law enforcement and civilians alike were honored during the annual Sheriff’s Awards Banquet on Thursday night at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The event recognized individuals who have performed extraordinary acts in the line of duty or have contributed greatly…

27 February 2015 [12:05 AM]
Folk musician Florian set to perform Thursday

Folk musician William Florian aims to remind audience members “Those Were the Days” when he takes the Dodson Auditorium stage on Tuesday. It’s the last show of Kilgore Community Concert Association’s 2014-2015 season. According to a KCCA press release, Florian’s…

26 February 2015 [11:50 PM]
Choirs to perform on Saturday

The combined choirs of The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College will perform together at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St. The concert will feature UT Tyler’s Patriot Singers and University Chorale…

26 February 2015 [11:49 PM]
Deadline today for candidates to file

The deadline for candidates to file for positions on the Tyler City Council and Tyler ISD board of trustees is 5 p.m. today. City council members in odd districts are up for election in May. The only race in the…

26 February 2015 [11:44 PM]