New Tyler ISD canine officer will sniff out drugs

The newest officer in the Tyler ISD Police Department is a female black lab named Raven whose job will be to sniff out narcotics in schools. Raven has been trained to give her handler a passive alert by sitting down whenever she smells any of five illegal drugs while randomly visiting schools – marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin and ecstasy. …

Commissioners get positive response on countywide voting centers; set to host 2nd public hearing tonight

(UPDATED July 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm CT) As a voting precinct judge in Smith County, Shirley Anderson has seen what can happen when voters cannot find their correct voting location. Once she had to call the police to help with a resident who was angry about the amount of time and gas she used to find the right location. “By the time she cast her

Obama says he'd win 3rd term if allowed to run again Video

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama may have some election season envy. While constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term in the Oval Office, the president used a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday to express confidence that if he appeared on U.S. ballots again, he would prevail. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said in his address to the African Union in Ethiopia.

Tyler sees retail, restaurant boom Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Tyler is home to dozens of new stores and eateries, and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In 2015 alone, 32 new retailers and 12 new restaurants have opened or will open. The development comes as welcome news to people like Cathrine Hougnon, who has spent most of her life in Tyler. “It was pretty woody in the first part of me living here,” Hougnon said.

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Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday. The New England Patriots'…

28 July 2015 [03:07 PM]
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Authorities searching for marijuana grow suspects

Smith County Sheriff's deputies, state police and other law enforcement agencies are currently searching for several suspects involved in a marijuana grow off Interstate 20 and Farm-to-Market Road 2015. Lt. Gary Middleton, the sheriff's public information officer, said a group…

28 July 2015 [12:41 PM]
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New Tyler ISD canine officer will sniff out drugs

The newest officer in the Tyler ISD Police Department is a female black lab named Raven whose job will be to sniff out narcotics in schools. Raven has been trained to give her handler a passive alert by sitting down…

28 July 2015 [12:21 PM]
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Obama says he'd win 3rd term if allowed to run again Video

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama may have some election season envy. While constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term in the Oval Office, the president used a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday to express confidence that…

28 July 2015 [10:29 AM]
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Tyler sees retail, restaurant boom Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Tyler is home to dozens of new stores and eateries, and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In 2015 alone, 32 new retailers and 12 new restaurants have opened or will open. The development comes…

28 July 2015 [09:22 AM]
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Winnsboro toddler death ruled as homicide Video

WINNSBORO (KYTX) -- A Winnsboro family remained under investigation Monday night for the capital murder of 1-year-old Madison Cannon. The autopsy results of the toddler that was found dead at an apartment in Winnsboro have been received by CBS 19.…

28 July 2015 [09:06 AM]
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Big Sandy orders investigation into police complaints Video

BIG SANDY (KYTX) - Big Sandy officials have asked a local attorney to look into into alleged harassment by police. The independent investigation comes after several residents filed complaints with the city. “It’s plain police harassment and abuse of authority,…

28 July 2015 [09:02 AM]
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Beware of cheaper copies of weathervanes

The most famous American weathervane is the Grasshopper that topped Faneuil Hall in Boston in 1742. Early weathervanes of the 1800s often had a cow, horse or eagle. But as more manufacturers started making decorative outdoor iron furniture, unexpected figures…

28 July 2015 [06:31 AM]
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Texas prosecutor names committee to review case of Sandra Bland

HEMPSTEAD (AP) — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a…

27 July 2015 [11:30 PM]
Commissioners to review salary study

How does working for Smith County compare to working for other counties in the state? Commissioners will find out on Tuesday, when they hear a presentation from Segal Waters Consulting, a firm hired by the court to review salaries in…

27 July 2015 [11:25 PM]
Winnsboro toddler's death ruled homicide

The autopsy results of the toddler found dead at an apartment in Winnsboro showed that the baby died from blunt force head trauma, KYTX CBS19 reported after receiving a copy of the report. The baby girl, Madison Cannon, had other…

27 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
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Boy Scouts of America ends ban on gay adults

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that…

27 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
Jacksonville ranked 4th for best 2-year colleges in state

BestColleges.com has released its ranking of the 25 best two-year colleges in Texas for 2015, and Jacksonville College ranked fourth in the state, according to a news release. Schools were evaluated based on performance indicators like acceptance, retention, graduation and…

27 July 2015 [10:49 PM]
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Jarvis ranked among most affordable small colleges

Jarvis Christian College has been ranked among the 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges in America 2015 by BestValueSchools.com., according to a news release. The college is ranked Number 33 on the list. In creating the list, BestValueSchools.com identified 2,700 institutions…

27 July 2015 [10:47 PM]
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Drop Off / Pick Up Plan for Moore MST Magnet School

Moore MST Middle School Principal Claude Lane has issued the following directions for traffic flow when the new school opens Aug. 24 at 2101 Devine St. Directional traffic observances: City traffic is allowed to travel (two-way) on all…

27 July 2015 [10:45 PM]
Helicopter parenting no help to your child

We have all heard nightmare stories about so-called “helicopter parents.” The mom who rewrites all her son’s papers “just to help.” The dad who takes it upon himself to call teachers or even the principal to demand better grades for…

27 July 2015 [10:43 PM]
Bible Verse 7-28

"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." (Hebrews 13:2)…

27 July 2015 [10:25 PM]
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Volunteers fill backpacks for School is Cool event Video

An assembly line of volunteers from East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind filled hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies on Monday morning at Tyler’s city hall, preparing for the second annual School is Cool event set for 4:30 to…

27 July 2015 [10:23 PM]
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City, league OK drafting new contract for park use Video

CHANDLER — The city of Chandler and a youth baseball and softball league agreed to void a February contract and draft a “mutually beneficial” contract to ensure games continue to be played at Winchester Park. More than 40 residents and…

27 July 2015 [10:16 PM]
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Summer Reading Club closing events slated

Although the Tyler Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is nearing its seasonal end, the library will hold several events this week for children and teens interested in taking part in club activities. At 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.…

27 July 2015 [09:54 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 7-28

DEATHS ERNESTINA “TINA” ALFORD, 29, Tyler, died July 24. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. JIMMY RONALD BELCHER, 72, Yantis, died July 24. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. HAZLE NELSON BUSBY, 87, Winnsboro, died July 26. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation…

27 July 2015 [07:43 PM]
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Revolutions always destroy their own

On this day in 1794, French Revolution leaders including Robespierre were executed on the guillotine they had themselves used so gleefully. The lesson: Revolutions devour their own. We’re seeing this today as an increasingly unhinged far left is targeting its…

27 July 2015 [07:07 PM]