Former chief judge to join patent law firm

Former Chief Judge Leonard Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, housed in the William M. Steger Federal Building in downtown Tyler, will join an area patent law firm in May. Davis has served on the bench since 2002 and as Chief Judge between 2012 to early 2015.…

US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

Tyler man identified as pilot of small plane that crashed Video

(UPDATED March 30, 2015 at 10:56 am CT) -- GORDONVILLE, Texas (KYTX) - The pilot of a small plane that crashed Sunday in Grayson County has been identified as Robert Gentry of Tyler. The plane crashed into a house in Gordonville sending all four passengers to the hospital, two were seriously injured.

Tyler woman builds homes for homeless veterans Video

TYLER (KYTX) -What began as a small project, has turned into a big venture for a Tyler woman. Debra Christian is transforming her house into a transition home for homeless war veterans. Christian has about three units built onto the back of her home that vets will be able to move into. She also owns another home over in North Tyler.

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Reported rollover accident

Emergency crews are responding to a reported rollover accident on Farm-to-Market Road 14, according to emergency traffic.  The report indicates the accident is between Interstate 20 and County Road 329 and happened about 12:15 p.m. It is unclear at this time…

30 March 2015 [12:25 PM]
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NFL suspends Browns GM Farmer 4 games for texting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games next season for sending text messages to the sideline during games. Farmer, who has acknowledged sending the messages, will not be…

30 March 2015 [11:46 AM]
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Former chief judge to join patent law firm

Former Chief Judge Leonard Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, housed in the William M. Steger Federal Building in downtown Tyler, will join an area patent law firm in May. Davis has served on the bench…

30 March 2015 [11:29 AM]
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US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.…

30 March 2015 [11:04 AM]
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Tyler man identified as pilot of small plane that crashed

(UPDATED March 30, 2015 at 10:56 am CT) -- GORDONVILLE, Texas (KYTX) - The pilot of a small plane that crashed Sunday in Grayson County has been identified as Robert Gentry of Tyler. The plane crashed into a house in…

30 March 2015 [10:56 AM]
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Man fatally shot after bus ride argument in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a homeless man accused of fatally shooting a man after an argument on a city bus has been arrested. Police say 41-year-old Jose Rocha faces a murder charge in the death of…

30 March 2015 [10:30 AM]
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Tyler woman builds homes for homeless veterans Video

TYLER (KYTX) -What began as a small project, has turned into a big venture for a Tyler woman. Debra Christian is transforming her house into a transition home for homeless war veterans. Christian has about three units built onto the…

30 March 2015 [09:55 AM]
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After 60 years, Final Four photographer taking his last shots Video

(KYTX) - A Denver based photographer who has shot the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the last 60 seasons is making this year his last. "It's kind of one of my favorite events,” Rich Clarkson said. “For me it's been…

30 March 2015 [09:55 AM]
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Intoxication manslaughter trial set to begin Video

The trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old granddaughter in a crash last July while she was intoxicated is set to begin Tuesday. The Smith County District Attorney’s Office said the felony intoxication manslaughter trial of Glynda…

30 March 2015 [09:50 AM]
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Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on 'Daily Show' Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was…

30 March 2015 [09:30 AM]
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Tyler's new Natural Grocers opens Tuesday

Tyler welcomed a new business to town on Sunday morning, as Colorado-based health nutrition store Natural Grocers held a “soft opening” for their 14th store in Texas, and 95th overall. The store’s grand opening will be held on Tuesday. The…

30 March 2015 [09:06 AM]
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Couple confirmed dead in Chapel Hill fire Video

More than 60 firefighters from all over East Texas responded to an early Saturday morning fire that claimed two lives in Chapel Hill. According to Smith County Fire Marshals, the blaze, in the 11200 block of County Road 2206,…

30 March 2015 [09:02 AM]
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Stevie Wonder surprises Minneapolis Baptist church

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Those attending New Salem Baptist Church in north Minneapolis were surprised by a famous visitor during Sunday's service. There in the front pew was singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder who happened to be in town for…

30 March 2015 [08:10 AM]
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Historic Houston area restaurant damaged by fire

HOUSTON (AP) — Part of a historic hamburger restaurant in Spring has been gutted by a fire. A Spring fire official says the century-old Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon was found ablaze around 4 a.m. on Sunday. No one was…

30 March 2015 [08:04 AM]
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Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects in drought

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline,…

30 March 2015 [07:32 AM]
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Apple's Tim Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business. The bills, like the one enacted last week in Indiana, create a legal…

30 March 2015 [07:27 AM]
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DFW woman arrested for posing as attorney

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — North Richland Hills police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say lied about being an attorney and collected money for services she never provided. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the woman faces two…

30 March 2015 [06:46 AM]
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8 dead, 10 injured when church van crashes in Florida

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 others were injured when a church van from Fort Pierce ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a…

30 March 2015 [06:06 AM]
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Former Texas deputy faces bribery charges

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy on bribery charges. Court records show 39-year-old Michael Lee Serrano of Mercedes is charged with intentionally and knowingly soliciting and agreeing to accept a benefit.…

30 March 2015 [06:04 AM]
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Fort Worth woman, 81, dies after falling into backyard pool

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say an 81-year-old Fort Worth woman has died at a hospital after falling into her backyard pool while in a wheelchair. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office says Billie Gaddy died on Saturday night.…

30 March 2015 [05:27 AM]
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Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue…

30 March 2015 [05:25 AM]
10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS DOWN TO WIRE Differences still remain less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement…

30 March 2015 [05:16 AM]
Bible Verse 3-30

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)…

29 March 2015 [10:57 PM]
Smith County, city get high marks in audit

Smith County and the city of Tyler were given high marks in their recent annual audits. Government books are required by law to be examined by an outside auditor annually. The accounting firm Henry and Peters, PC presented their findings…

29 March 2015 [10:54 PM]
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Unemployment rates drop but concern rises for workforce

Unemployment rates in Tyler and Texas as a whole have dropped again — and are nearing the point when good news becomes mixed news. New numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission said the state had a net gain of 7,100…

29 March 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Gunsmiths can improve a shooting experience

The mountain peaks in the logo of Stone Range Gunsmithing are a symbol of something lost — and something found. Mark and Caitlin Covey are from Colorado, but they find themselves making a new life for themselves and their children…

29 March 2015 [10:49 PM]