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 vote, she was still pretty ticked off, so she threw things at me,” Ms. Anderson said.

Prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run. Joyce Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop at the Clinton

105-year-old woman celebrates long life

Edith Thompson, of Tyler, celebrated her 105th birthday with a party on July 11, at Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, family members announced. Surrounded by family and friends, Ms. Thompson enjoyed the day visiting with her guests. She also received a surprise visit from Rep. Louie Gohmert on July 12, arranged through

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