7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. …

Barrel Chested Bandit now in custody after bank robberies

(KYTX) A serial bank robber dubbed the "Barrel Chested Bandit"  has been captured in Arizona. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders said his office was contacted by the FBI on Tuesday and informed them that the suspect was captured in Arizona. The 'Barrel Chested Bandit"  has admitted to robbing 11 banks including The Alliance Bank in

Shooting confirmed by Jefferson Police; schools still on lockdown

(KYTX) JEFFERSON - All Jefferson ISD schools are on lockdown Wednesday afternoon. Sources have said that the lockdown is in reaction to a report of a possible shooting nearby one of the campuses. Carla Bass with The Jefferson Jimplecute confirmed that one person was shot, and police are searching for the suspect. The shooting happened in the

Tyler woman in jail after officials say she nearly ran over a deputy while fleeing a scene

A 19-year-old Tyler woman is in the Smith County Jail after sheriff’s deputies say she nearly ran over a deputy with her vehicle while trying to flee a scene. Lucero Hernandez, 19, of Tyler, is currently facing an aggravated assault against a public servant charge, a first-degree felony; and a Class A assault charge for causing an injury to a

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February is pruning time

An important aspect of gardening is knowing when to prune plants. A general rule of thumb is to prune summer and fall flowering trees and flowers in the winter during their dormant season. Proper pruning helps insure attractive, healthy and…

22 February 2017 [04:46 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 23

DEATHS IRA BROWN JR., 91, Tyler, died Feb. 14. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. DORETHA M. (WATSON) DAVIS, 70, Tyler, died Feb. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. NANCY PICKLE HUMPHREY, 79, Tyler, died Feb. 22. Visitation 9…

22 February 2017 [04:33 PM]
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Tyler-Smith County NAACP elect new officers, executive board

Members of the Tyler-Smith County NAACP No. 6232 recently elected a new slate of officers and executive board for the Tyler-Smith County NAACP Unit No. 6232. The officers will serve for the 2017-2019 term. They include, from right: Exec.…

22 February 2017 [03:46 PM]
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Barrel Chested Bandit now in custody after bank robberies

(KYTX) A serial bank robber dubbed the "Barrel Chested Bandit" has been captured in Arizona. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders said his office was contacted by the FBI on Tuesday and informed them that the suspect was captured…

22 February 2017 [03:44 PM]
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Shooting confirmed by Jefferson Police; schools still on lockdown

(KYTX) JEFFERSON - All Jefferson ISD schools are on lockdown Wednesday afternoon. Sources have said that the lockdown is in reaction to a report of a possible shooting nearby one of the campuses. Carla Bass with The Jefferson Jimplecute confirmed…

22 February 2017 [02:15 PM]
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Family Matters: Test your knowledge of facial hair facts

If the Family Feud game show were to ask 100 people, “Name a holiday that falls in February,” I’m guessing the most popular survey responses would be “Valentine’s Day,” “President’s Day” or possibly even “Groundhog Day.” If a contestant buzzed in…

22 February 2017 [02:12 PM]
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Public invited to 6x6@110 painting parties

Organizers of Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project are inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6-inch-by-6-inch works of art, which will be displayed and revealed during the fundraising exhibit on June 6 at 6 p.m. The 6x6@110…

22 February 2017 [01:48 PM]
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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation…

22 February 2017 [12:41 PM]
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Fire destroys home on Jarrell Avenue

A residence was destroyed by a fire just before noon on Wednesday. Tyler Fire investigator Bud Barrett said no one was injured in a fire in the 2000 block of Jarrell Avenue, the cause of which was not immediately apparent.…

22 February 2017 [12:25 PM]
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Official: Trump to revoke transgender bathroom guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era…

22 February 2017 [12:05 PM]
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Tyler police respond to reports of auto-pedestrian wreck

Tyler Police were responding to reports of an auto-pedestrian wreck on West Gentry Parkway about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to police scanner traffic.  They did not have information about injuries at the time. …

21 February 2017 [07:54 PM]
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UT Tyler College of Business and Technology hosts 2017 Retail Summit

Businesses of all sizes should be concerned about data security, said R. David Mahon, chief security officer with Century Link Inc., who addressed business leaders and human resource specialists at Tuesday's 2017 Retail Summit. The talk was hosted by TheUniversity…

21 February 2017 [06:27 PM]
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Home Products Show starts Friday, runs through Sunday

The 37th annual Home Products Show kicks off Friday and lasts through Sunday at the Harvey Convention Center. Held by the Tyler Area Builders Association, the show will have 88 exhibitors, showing everything from landscaping to lighting to cabinetry. Lenders…

21 February 2017 [06:23 PM]
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Commissioners show support for regional transportation

Smith County and a local taxi company are partnering for the fourth time to help provide transportation to elderly and disabled people in the unincorporated parts of the county. On Tuesday, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved NDMJ, the parent…

21 February 2017 [06:21 PM]
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County accepts federal funding to combat marijuana grow fields

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith has an added tool to combat marijuana in Smith County - funding to help destroy growing fields. On Tuesday, the Smith County Commissioners Court unanimously approved accepting a $15,000 grant from the United States Department…

21 February 2017 [06:17 PM]
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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Tatum

According to Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jean Dark, authorities with The Texas Rangers, Panola County Sheriff's Office and Rusk County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident. A suspect was shot and was taken to a local hospital for non…

21 February 2017 [06:05 PM]
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County transitioning jail's inmate phone system

Before Smith County can move to a new inmate phone system, it must first retrieve calls pertinent to court cases off a privately-owned server. In December, the county approved moving from with Global Telelink, or GTL to Inmate Calling Solutions…

21 February 2017 [06:02 PM]
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Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings

NEW YORK (AP) - The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain. Such a move fits Restaurant Brands International's strategy of taking…

21 February 2017 [04:46 PM]