Red Springs couple loses home to fire

A Red Springs couple lost their single-wide mobile home Friday after an electrical fire spread through the home surrounded by tall pines and high brush.  Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said the fire, which was dispatched shortly after 3 p.m., appeared to have started as a result of an electrical problem. "The resident was in the home and started noticing his air conditioning was acting funny."…

Police find 176 pounds of pot in pickup

Two New Mexico men face felony possession of marijuana charges after Tyler Police K9 officer finds 176 pounds in the toolbox of their pickup.  Don Martin, the department's public information officer, said the arrests took place Sunday about 1 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn, located at 1601 WSW Loop 323. Martin said K-9 Officer Steve Black observed the subjects in the parking lot standing next to a Dodge Ram pickup acting suspicious.

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet Video

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecting an animal, resulting in its death. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

$60 million project part of UT Tyler growth

The University of Texas at Tyler of the future will be much larger, more effective in economic development and engage in far more research, President Rodney Mabry said. The Texas Legislature appropriated $60 million for its newest facility project - construction of an addition and renovation of an existing building for the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business and Industrial Technology.

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Red Springs couple loses home to fire

A Red Springs couple lost their single-wide mobile home Friday after an electrical fire spread through the home surrounded by tall pines and high brush. Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said the fire, which was dispatched shortly…

31 July 2015 [03:51 PM]
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$60 million project part of UT Tyler growth

The University of Texas at Tyler of the future will be much larger, more effective in economic development and engage in far more research, President Rodney Mabry said. The Texas Legislature appropriated $60 million for its newest facility project -…

31 July 2015 [10:54 AM]
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Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet Video

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand…

31 July 2015 [10:49 AM]
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Police find 176 pounds of pot in pickup

Two New Mexico men face felony possession of marijuana charges after Tyler Police K9 officer finds 176 pounds in the toolbox of their pickup. Don Martin, the department's public information officer, said the arrests took place Sunday about 1…

31 July 2015 [10:45 AM]
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Woman, service dog told to leave Tyler restaurant

Sarah Rutherford claims she was asked to either leave or sit outside in 100 degree temperatures at Wasabi's in Tyler because she had a service dog with her. She talked exclusively with CBS 19’s Samuel King and claims the restaurant…

31 July 2015 [10:01 AM]
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Pilot hospitalized after biplane makes emergency landing Video

SULPHUR SPRINGS (KYTX) - A pilot was hospitalized after a biplane crash at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport Thursday night. Airport management tells CBS19 it happened around 7:30 p.m. A pilot had to make an emergency landing shortly after taking…

31 July 2015 [09:20 AM]
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Bond increased for son of murder victim Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX)- On Tuesday, neighbors sat watching as investigators combed through apartment 404 at the Regency Park Apartments looking for clues. Thursday, officers are still in the investigation phase. "We'll be interviewing a lot of people, anyone related to the…

31 July 2015 [09:18 AM]
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Witness disputes account of probation officer's visit Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -A Gregg County man may lose his probation and be sent back to prison, after he cursed out a probation officer. The man says the probation walked in on his wife undressed, but a witness is now coming…

31 July 2015 [09:14 AM]
Stay Cool with 2015 Heat Response Plan

Laura Stephenson and her 10-month-old son, Declan, took a break from the heat on Wednesday morning by spending time cooling off at the Tyler Public Library. “It’s a little warm outside,” Ms. Stephenson told a KYTX reporter.…

30 July 2015 [11:44 PM]
U.S.investigating lion's death, looking for Minnesota dentist

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota big-game hunter and dentist who participated…

30 July 2015 [11:38 PM]
Q&A: Former football star now staff writer for HBO's 'Ballers'

We know the narrative of sportswriters as frustrated athletes. Rashard Mendenhall flipped that last year in retiring from the NFL at 26. “I no longer want to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment,” he explained in…

30 July 2015 [11:36 PM]
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Prequel: 'Wet Hot American Summer' on Netflix Friday

The cast keeps aging, but the joke never seems to get old. In “Wet Hot American Summer,” a 2001 movie now regarded as a cult classic, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper were among the actors portraying 16-year-old summer…

30 July 2015 [11:34 PM]
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Judge to hear case contesting Cobain death-scene photos

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Friday on whether to proceed with a trial over the release of graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Richard Lee,…

30 July 2015 [11:32 PM]
TCT’s ‘Buddy Holly Story’ continues run

Tyler Civic Theatre is continuing its run of “The Buddy Holly Story” as its summer musical. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater on the East Texas State…

30 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
Netflix is disrupting television's status quo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With more than 65 million subscribers worldwide, online streaming service Netflix continues to disrupt TV’s historical status quo with buzzworthy hits “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Along…

30 July 2015 [11:16 PM]
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Electric consumers asked to cut back usage Video

Jerry Belcher, 64, sat under a large oak tree at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Tyler Avenue in an empty lot where he has sold watermelons for the last three years. “Yeah it’s hot, but I got…

30 July 2015 [11:07 PM]
Local events to benefit families impacted by illness and injury

Ragan’s Hope — an organization that serves families of children with catastrophic illnesses and injuries — will get a fundraising boost this weekend with two events in Tyler. Classic Toyota, 1717 WSW Loop 323, will host the Tundra Concert Series…

30 July 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Wishes granted for 4 East Texas children

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the wishes of four East Texas children over the past week. The Make-A-Wish foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and medical conditions. Lilly Anderson, 5, of Lindale, who has battled…

30 July 2015 [10:52 PM]
Bible Verse 7-30

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)…

30 July 2015 [10:39 PM]
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Coming Saturday

It’s the dog days of summer, but for high school footballers it is time to hit the practice field. On Monday, “fall” workouts begin around the area. The following Monday, the schools that conducted spring drills get things underway. In…

30 July 2015 [10:37 PM]
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Eltife honored for support of higher education Video

State Sen. Kevin P. Eltife’s candor and ethics drew praise as higher education and elected officials paid tribute Thursday to his service in the legislature, particularly for his support of higher education. Eltife, R-Tyler, was elected to the Texas…

30 July 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Teens sharpen cooking skills in library's own version of 'Chopped'

Although 12-year-old Precious Henry had never zested an orange before, she can now confidently use a grater and perform other kitchen tasks after participating in the Tyler Public Library’s teenage version of the television show, “Chopped,” on Thursday. “It was…

30 July 2015 [10:32 PM]
No county burn ban...Yet

The heat and lack of rain have Smith County fire officials monitoring fire incidents and preaching caution to residents about preventing destructive, dangerous fires. Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said her office informed Smith County’s volunteer departments to…

30 July 2015 [10:30 PM]