UPDATE: Construction worker killed in Tyler job site accident

A construction worker was killed today in an accident at the site of a new hotel being built at West Heritage Drive and South Broadway Avenue in Tyler. Investigators determined that a construction worker identified as Mark Castillo, 35, of Tyler was exiting out a third floor window into a large wood box container sitting on top of a forklift.  Th…

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Staff Reports Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Thursday announced that he will step down from that post within the next two months to head the Texas Oil & Gas Association. “Serving the people of Texas in elected office…

18 September 2014 [06:48 PM]
Construction worker killed in Tyler job site accident

A construction worker was killed today in an accident at the site of a new hotel being built at Heritage Drive and South Broadway Avenue in Tyler. Tyler Police spokesman Don Martin said a forklift-type device was being used to…

18 September 2014 [01:23 PM]
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared. Charlottesville police Capt. Gary Pleasants said the witness came…

18 September 2014 [11:56 AM]
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VIDEO: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife, police say

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law…

18 September 2014 [11:53 AM]
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UPDATE: RAINS COUNTY (KYTX) -- The case against former Sheriff's Deputy Jerrod Dooley has been dismissed after he apologized for shooting a dog, and gave up his license to be a peace officer in district court Thursday. Dooley was responding…

18 September 2014 [10:32 AM]
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84-year-old Mount Pleasant man charged with sexual assault

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (AP) — An elderly East Texas man has been charged with felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled person at an assisted living facility. Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell says 84-year-old L.C. Terry was arrested Wednesday…

18 September 2014 [10:25 AM]
Longview pedestrian dies from injuries suffered when hit by truck

LONGVIEW - A 73-year-old man has died of injuries sustained when he was struck by a pickup Wednesday night in Longview. According to a Longview Police release, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of East Marshall Avenue on a pedestrian…

18 September 2014 [09:27 AM]
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17 September 2014 [11:13 PM]
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There probably isn’t a deer lease in Texas that doesn’t need more doe killed than hunters are willing to take. And for those trying to produce quality bucks, there always are management bucks that need to be removed. Most years…

17 September 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Tyler Fire Department Engine No. 2 responded to a white four-door pickup on fire about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Shelley Drive and Old Bullard Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the truck was engulfed in flames…

17 September 2014 [10:43 PM]
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17 September 2014 [10:31 PM]
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17 September 2014 [09:57 PM]
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17 September 2014 [09:44 PM]
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17 September 2014 [09:28 PM]
Texas College president addresses students in convocation

Texas College is historically preserved, fiscally and academically sound, President Dr. Dwight J. Fennell Sr. said in delivering a state-of-the-college address during convocation Wednesday. Addressing students, faculty and staff, Fennell said the college is continuing celebration of its founding 120…

17 September 2014 [09:27 PM]
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Justice Sam Griffith will retire from the 12th Court of Appeals in early 2015, he announced on Wednesday. He will devote his focus fully to his ministries, he said. Griffith has served as an appellate justice on the court since…

17 September 2014 [09:19 PM]
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Texas QB David Ash ends playing career

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football after suffering at least one concussion and lingering symptoms over the last year. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong said on Wednesday that he told Ash "there was no…

17 September 2014 [08:57 PM]
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17 September 2014 [08:48 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 18

DEATHS MELBA AMOS, 57, Lufkin, died Sept. 13. J.C. White Funeral & Services, Mount Pleasant. BILLY BAGGETT, 79, Arlington, formerly of Wills Point, died Sept. 15. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at funeral home. RITCHEY…

17 September 2014 [08:25 PM]
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Justice Sam Griffith to retire, go into the ministry

By ROY MAYNARD rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Justice Sam Griffith will retire from the 12th Court of Appeals in early 2015, he announced on Wednesday. He will devote his focus fully to his ministries, he said. Griffith has served as an appellate justice…

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17 September 2014 [03:51 PM]