Primary suspect in East Texas jury duty scam identified Video

From the Henderson County Sheriff's Office: ATHENS (KYTX) - The Henderson County Sheriff's Office with assistance from Investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections has identified the persons responsible for the Jury Duty Scam occurring earlier this month. In the original scam, persons representing themselves to be employee…

Capital murder defendant 'flip-flops,' stalls after demanding speedy trial Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Capital murder defendant James Calvert returned to court Thursday, two weeks after his last appearance. The hearing marked the second in a series laid out by a new scheduling order in the case that calls for Calvert's trial to be held in March of 2015.

Victim identified in Kilgore fatal crash Video

KILGORE (KYTX) – On Thursday, December 18 at 2:04 p.m. Kilgore Police, Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle crash on U.

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3d printing gives dog a chance to walk, run Video

We hear about 3D printing often, but here’s a story that illustrates some of the great things which can come out of that. Derby the dog was born with a congenital deformity in his front legs and paws. He could…

19 December 2014 [11:30 AM]
Primary suspect in East Texas jury duty scam identified Video

From the Henderson County Sheriff's Office: ATHENS (KYTX) - The Henderson County Sheriff's Office with assistance from Investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections has identified the persons responsible for the Jury Duty Scam occurring earlier this month. In the…

19 December 2014 [11:15 AM]
Texas has 4 listeria cases from caramel apples

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials say four people have contracted a food poisoning known as listeria in an outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced the illness was confirmed in…

19 December 2014 [11:13 AM]
Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District…

19 December 2014 [11:09 AM]
Event calls for unity among Tyler groups

Community organizer Ambra Phillips broke into tears as a lone angry voice interrupted her speech on T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza on Thursday. Ms. Phillips, 23, was expressing her thanks and encouragement to about 200 attendees representing various races and religions…

19 December 2014 [10:47 AM]
Star Wars-themed light show gaining national attention Video

This California Christmas lights display has been featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight and twice on ABC’s Good Morning America. This is the second year the owner of the house has decorated this way. He built all the…

19 December 2014 [10:11 AM]
Victim identified in Kilgore fatal crash Video

KILGORE (KYTX) – On Thursday, December 18 at 2:04 p.m. Kilgore Police, Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 259 North and I-20. Initial investigation revealed a 2007 Grey Honda Coupe traveling southbound on U.S.…

19 December 2014 [10:06 AM]
Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to…

19 December 2014 [09:49 AM]
No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

HAVANA (AP) — Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. The former Cuban president hasn't made any public comment about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic…

19 December 2014 [09:47 AM]
Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model…

19 December 2014 [09:42 AM]
Abbott meets with area officials

Texas taxpayers could be given a little more power over the government purse, if some proposals discussed by Governor-elect Greg Abbott and area legislators become law. One proposal Abbott mentioned in a Thursday meeting at the Tyler Area Chamber of…

19 December 2014 [09:41 AM]
Court: Houston 'stand your ground' trial unfair

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a 49-year-old man who was convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one. Raul Rodriguez was sentenced to…

19 December 2014 [09:39 AM]
Gold tooth dropped into Mo. donation kettle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle. Spokesman Rick Carroll said Thursday that he's found diamond rings, silver bars and four-leaf clovers but has never heard…

19 December 2014 [09:37 AM]
Sketch released of possible gunman in meteorologist shooting Video

WACO (KYTX)- A Facebook post from KCEN has released a sketch of the possible gunman involved in the shooting of Meteorologist Patrick Crawford, Wednesday morning. If you have information in this man's whereabouts you are urged to contact Waco Police.…

19 December 2014 [09:07 AM]
Dog shoots man in Wyoming, supposedly accidental

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek (KAHS'-eh-sec) says the bullet struck Richard L. Fipps, of Sheridan, in the…

19 December 2014 [07:45 AM]
Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington…

19 December 2014 [07:42 AM]
Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — A 27-year-old woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook. The Tampa Bay Times reports Rachel Anne Hayes became angry on Wednesday when the woman said the Facebook name…

19 December 2014 [07:39 AM]
Houstonian bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finale

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino's leg, but they couldn't rob her of her joy as a new bride. Her sometimes faltering search for the perfect wedding dress — trying on designer gowns while balancing on…

19 December 2014 [07:36 AM]
Pilot killed in Mesquite plane crash

SEAGOVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities in North Texas say one person is dead following a single-engine plane crash. The Seagoville Police Department says the pilot of the plane died Thursday. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Beechcraft Bonanza was…

19 December 2014 [07:28 AM]
Paris teens arrested at Oklahoma motel for murder

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities have arrested two Texas teenagers wanted in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old woman. Sapulpa police say the 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy surrendered without incident Thursday night at a motel. Authorities say they…

19 December 2014 [07:26 AM]
Texas A&M student critically injured by train

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Central Texas say a 19-year-old university student has been critically injured after being pinned underneath a freight train near campus. Texas A&M student was in critical condition Thursday following the Wednesday night accident.…

19 December 2014 [07:23 AM]
Bible Verse 12-19

"Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death." (Proverbs 21:6)…

18 December 2014 [10:47 PM]
75 years later, ‘Gone With the Wind’ never left

Audiences still frankly give a damn about the lavish Civil War epic “Gone With the Wind” 75 years after its release. When adjusted for inflation, the Oscar-winning romance remains the domestic box-office champ with a gross of $1.6 billion. The…

18 December 2014 [10:33 PM]
Kitchen heat intensifies as East Texan becomes a front runner

Fans of Bravo network’s “Top Chef” know that one of the leading competitors this season is Doug Adams, a chef based in Portland, Oregon. What many may not know is that Adams grew up in Bullard and is a graduate…

18 December 2014 [10:27 PM]
Scouts honor civic leader

East Texas Area Council of Boy Scouts presented its Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award to businessman and civic leader Bob Garrett, president and CEO of Fair Oil Company, on Thursday at Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center. About 400…

18 December 2014 [10:08 PM]
Halliburton cuts 1,000 jobs worldwide

One of the largest oil service companies in the world scaled-back its workforce recently as prices remain stymied. Halliburton Co. announced it would cut 1,000 jobs amid falling oil prices. The layoffs will take place in Europe, Asia, Africa, the…

18 December 2014 [09:20 PM]
Woman credits PATH for her successes

Prior to 2011, Lakeisha Fields, a single mother, couldn’t make ends meet, and couldn’t ever see herself as a homeowner. But her world began to change when she entered the doors at PATH. Three years later, Ms. Fields and her…

18 December 2014 [09:07 PM]