Meteorologists say 116-degree day possible in East Texas; would break all-time record of 111

The possibility of record high temperatures is being predicted in East Texas for next week by several forecasting models, which meteorologists use. One model shows chances of temperatures exceeding 116 degrees.  Alberto Romero, KYTX CBS19 meteorologist, said weather patterns can change, but forecast models do show highs at or above 105 degrees in a few locations.…

Man arrested in Palestine double murder

PALESTINE - A 35-year-old Palestine man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the double homicide of a couple on June 20.  Palestine Police Capt. James Muniz said Kevin Birdow was arrested while in the Anderson County Jail on unrelated drug charges over the weekend.  "Officers responded to the 900 block of Conway Street, after it was reported that Timothy Owens and Ashley Quinn had been shot and killed by a male subject in the residence at that location," Muniz said in a statement.

Woman recalls surviving Hiroshima A-bomb Video

(AP) -- The bombing of Hiroshima ushered in the nuclear age with a force never been seen before. The 70th anniversary of this watershed event on August 6, 1945, is only two days away. One hundred forty thousand people were killed in an instant. On most other days, Kimie Mahara would have been one of them, but she lived to talk about it.

Tyler water treatment to change for 30 days

  Tyler Water Utilities is temporarily changing the way it disinfects water. During a 30-day changeover, customers may notice a stronger smell of chlorine or a possible redish discoloration, but Tyler officials said the water will remain safe for consumption throughout the process. Greg Morgan, director of water utilities, said the city

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City of Tyler adds more chlorine to its water Video

TYLER (KYTX)- People living in Tyler may be noticing a funny smell coming from their water faucet... maybe even a change in the water color. The changes are due to the city's water department adding more chlorine to the water to kill possible…

04 August 2015 [11:21 AM]
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UPDATE: Longview Police investigating child death Video

UPDATE: LONGVIEW (KYTX) - According to Longview Police Department, on August 3, 2015 at 1:04 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to an Assist EMS call in the 2500 Block of North Eastman Road. When officers arrived at the scene they were told…

04 August 2015 [11:19 AM]
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Man arrested in Palestine double murder

PALESTINE - A 35-year-old Palestine man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the double homicide of a couple on June 20. Palestine Police Capt. James Muniz said Kevin Birdow was arrested while in the Anderson County…

04 August 2015 [10:01 AM]
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Woman recalls surviving Hiroshima A-bomb Video

(AP) -- The bombing of Hiroshima ushered in the nuclear age with a force never been seen before. The 70th anniversary of this watershed event on August 6, 1945, is only two days away. One hundred forty thousand people were…

04 August 2015 [09:41 AM]
Bible Verse 8-4

"Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, "Nor has the Lord chosen this one." (1 Samuel 16:9)…

03 August 2015 [10:56 PM]
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East Texas high schools begin preseason two-a-days

The temperature on the electronic welcome sign at Chapel Hill High School read 92 degrees at 11:30 a.m. Monday, but it seemed much hotter on Bulldog Stadium’s turf as players went through their second practice of the day. Bulldogs Coach…

03 August 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Tyler water treatment to change for 30 days

Tyler Water Utilities is temporarily changing the way it disinfects water. During a 30-day changeover, customers may notice a stronger smell of chlorine or a possible redish discoloration, but Tyler officials said the water will remain safe for consumption throughout…

03 August 2015 [10:46 PM]
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State AG Paxton arrested, booked

AUSTIN — Facing three felony counts of securities law violations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was arrested, fingerprinted and photographed Monday morning for alleged violations that took place when he was a state legislator. Indicted by a Collin County grand…

03 August 2015 [10:44 PM]
Texas Briefs 8-4

East Texas Book Fest scheduled for Aug. 21 The East Texas Book Fest is set for Aug. 21 and 22 at Harvey Convention Center. Attendees can register for seminars at etxbookfest.org. Day one will feature seminars and workshops that can…

03 August 2015 [09:57 PM]
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Thursday's debates should inform voters

In two days, Fox News will host the first debates of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Voters should be looking for two things out of the event: light and heat. The debates should enlighten voters to the actual plans and…

03 August 2015 [09:20 PM]
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Chairs evolve into the late 20th century

Chairs have one main purpose, but they are made in multiple shapes, sizes and types of material. Pictures show chairs in ancient Egypt, but they were not in common use until the 16th century. A king or religious leader had…

03 August 2015 [08:36 PM]
Tyler Junior College to host EMS Day Aug. 15

The Tyler Junior College Emergency Medical Services Professions program will host EMS Day at TJC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 in the covered parking lot over the second floor of the Pirtle Technology Building. The event is…

03 August 2015 [08:17 PM]
Tyler A&M Mothers' Club to meet Aug. 11

The Tyler A&M Mothers’ Club will host their Howdy Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 11 at Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 Copeland Road. There will be a potluck dinner and an opportunity to meet other Tyler area Aggies and their…

03 August 2015 [08:16 PM]
Application season is open: What to do when

School doesn’t start for at least a week or two, but many seniors have already started on the most important “homework” of their year — their college applications. Many colleges began accepting applications for fall 2016 on Aug. 1. Although…

03 August 2015 [08:14 PM]
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Fire engulfs abandoned warehouse

(UPDATED August 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm CT) Tyler Fire investigators will begin the process of trying to determine what caused a fire claimed an abandoned building on the corner of Vance Street and North Bois D'Arc Avenue Monday afternoon.…

03 August 2015 [05:15 PM]
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Man robs 91-year-old woman at gunpoint

NEW LONDON — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who broke into a 91-year-old woman's home, put a gun in her face and robbed her before fleeing.  Det. Bob Mitchell of the New London Police…

03 August 2015 [02:52 PM]
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Three Lakes is first new Tyler middle school in 50 years

The new Three Lakes Middle School will provide a comprehensive “All American Middle School” program in academics, fine arts, athletics and technology, Principal Forrest Kaiser said. When school begins Aug. 24, the $30.77 million Three Lakes with a collegiate look…

03 August 2015 [12:05 PM]
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Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's…

03 August 2015 [11:23 AM]
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Former judge candidate indicted for campaign sign theft

A special prosecutor from the Dallas area has been tasked with a case against former Smith County Judge hopeful John Furlow and has secured an indictment on a state-jail felony theft on allegations of campaign sign theft during the 2014…

03 August 2015 [10:45 AM]
Study finds Smith County salary scale lacking

A Smith County salary study compared its compensation packages and salary scale to the five largest counties in the state, but county officials said the results mirror outcomes in previous studies. The salary study was approved by the Commissioners Court…

03 August 2015 [10:25 AM]
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Close aide to VP's late son joins Joe Biden 2016 super PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top political aide to Vice President Joe Biden's late son joined the super PAC working to recruit the elder Biden to run for president on Sunday, lending the group newfound credibility in the midst of fresh…

03 August 2015 [09:56 AM]
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Tyler customers may notice changes to water Video

The city of Tyler uses chloramines — a combination of free chlorine and ammonia — to disinfect its drinking water supply prior to distributing it to customers. This is a reliable disinfection process that has been recommended by the Texas…

03 August 2015 [09:25 AM]
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Man throws chain saws at deputy during East Texas chase Video

LUFKIN (AP) — Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chain saws being tossed at an officer…

03 August 2015 [09:20 AM]
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Sex trafficking movie to be filmed in East Texas Video

(KYTX) - It's the fastest-growing organized crime business and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sex trafficking even affects many people right here in East Texas. That's why Hallsville-native Micah…

03 August 2015 [09:17 AM]
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Grass fires may lead to Smith County burn ban Video

TYLER (KYTX) - There is no burn ban in affect yet, but we could see one if the hot, dry weather continues. The Smith County Fire Marshal's office is urging people to voluntarily refrain from burning. According to Fire Marshal…

03 August 2015 [09:08 AM]