Vapor Corner tobacco store in Tyler robbed at gunpoint Video

Tyler Police officers, responding to an armed robbery Sunday night at a local tobacco store, are continuing to look for the armed culprit. Officers were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from the Vapor Corner in the 700 block of West Houston Street. Store personnel told officers that a black male wearing all black clothing ca…

In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish as cable and satellite TV providers fight with networks over subscription fees.

Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon Video

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.

Longview SWAT team in action today Video

You may see the Longview SWAT team in action today. But it's for a good cause, not an emergency situation.

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Van students' trailer found in good condition Video

A trailer built by Van students, intended to be auctioned off, went missing several weeks back. But the trailer was found in Van Zandt County and is still in good condition.…

22 December 2014 [11:27 AM]
Man in custody after firing shots at home near Lake Palestine

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com Smith County Sheriff's deputies have taken a man into custody who allegedly fired multiple shots at a home on Ridgeview Drive near Lake Palestine, according to emergency radio transmissions monitored in the Tyler Morning Telegraph newsroom.  The…

22 December 2014 [11:17 AM]
Former Rusk County judge dies

RUSK CO. (KYTX) - Former Rusk County Judge Sandra Hodges has died. According to Sheriffs Sgt. David Roberts, Hodges died around 3 a.m. Monday in Rusk County. Hodges was a seven-term county judge. Hodges died of natural causes, according to…

22 December 2014 [11:13 AM]
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Neighbors speak out after North Tyler shooting Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler police were investigating a homicide Sunday morning following a shooting outside a local motorcycle club. Sergeant William Sinclair said the department received a 911 call regarding shots fired around 3:00am at The Wild Bunch Club, located…

22 December 2014 [10:56 AM]
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Vapor Corner tobacco store in Tyler robbed at gunpoint Video

Tyler Police officers, responding to an armed robbery Sunday night at a local tobacco store, are continuing to look for the armed culprit. Officers were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from the Vapor Corner in the…

22 December 2014 [10:31 AM]
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In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish…

22 December 2014 [10:11 AM]
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Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon Video

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep falling. Lundberg says the…

22 December 2014 [10:08 AM]
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New health program targets women

Access to primary care, or having a medical home, is critical in preventing or managing chronic illness. Preventive care has been the focus of health professionals as the country faces doctor shortages and more than 11 million people go without…

22 December 2014 [09:57 AM]
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Crime rises during school breaks Video

Longview Police say they often see a spike in crimes involving youths during breaks from school, such as the current holiday break.…

22 December 2014 [09:16 AM]
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Reward offered to help catch meteorologist's shooter Video

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (KYTX via KCEN-TV)-- The Falls County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot KCEN-HD Meteorologist Patrick Crawford. If you have information you can call their tip line…

22 December 2014 [08:54 AM]
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Income determines Samaritan Counseling Center client fees

Crimson Duran once struggled just to go to the park with her children. The social anxiety she dealt with, which stemmed from years of abuse, made it difficult for her to get through everyday situations. “I had ... so much…

21 December 2014 [11:24 PM]
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Tyler man shot at club dies Sunday

A 30-year-old Tyler man died after a shooting at a Tyler club on Sunday morning. Tyler Police officers were dispatched to The Wild Bunch Club in the 1700 block of North Palace Avenue about 3 a.m. Sunday after receiving a…

21 December 2014 [11:21 PM]
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‘Mr. A,’ retired at 90, worked for 20 different city managers

The underground piping that carries water through Tyler and the path of the city’s streets can be attributed to the life’s work of one man. Aubrey A. Arnold, affectionately known as “Mr. A,” holds the record for the longest tenure…

21 December 2014 [11:01 PM]
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Santa pays a visit to mission party

In the giving and caring spirit of the holiday season, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler Outreach Team partnered with Glenwood Church of Christ and West Erwin Church of Christ to feed about 120 people during their annual Family Christmas Party.…

21 December 2014 [10:55 PM]
Bible verse, Dec. 22

“Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.”(Luke 2:8)…

21 December 2014 [10:51 PM]
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Made in East Texas: Greenberg Smoked Turkeys

Greenberg Smoked Turkey is seeing a record year this holiday season. Sam Greenberg, 56, president of the company that is celebrating its 75th year in business, said they had the best Thanksgiving they’ve ever had, and it appears Christmas is…

21 December 2014 [10:27 PM]
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Hispanic Business Alliance prepares for 2015

The Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance has undergone major changes this year. It lost its director who helped form the organization more than seven years ago, searched for a replacement, earned its nonprofit status and hired a program director. Leaders are…

21 December 2014 [10:24 PM]
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Firefighters clean Tyler’s chimneys as second job

Robert Graham and Greg Crenshaw have been working feverishly to clean Tyler’s chimneys for the arrival of Santa Claus. The Tyler firefighters started Top Hat Chimney Sweeps in October and have since been busy taking calls and cleaning chimneys throughout…

21 December 2014 [10:22 PM]
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Business Notes: Industry notes across East Texas, Dec. 22

AWARD Brookshire Grocery Co. received the Local Employer of Excellence Award for the Workforce Solutions East Texas area at the Texas Workforce Commission’s 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference. The award honors private-sector employers that are actively involved with their local…

21 December 2014 [10:13 PM]
Steak ’n Shake, Fazoli’s restaurants under construction

Sam & Kam Holding LLC is constructing a 9,800-square-foot building for Steak ’n Shake and Fazoli’s restaurants at 7205 S. Broadway Ave. for $750,000. Michaels Inc. filed a sign permit for a new store at 5839 S. Broadway Ave. Ezzi…

21 December 2014 [10:07 PM]
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Is St. Nick behind the coal industry?

If Robert Kennedy Jr. is correct, and “coal is an outlaw enterprise,” shouldn’t we be concerned about the worst outlaw of them all — one who has been purveying demon coal to unsuspecting children for hundreds of years? Kennedy was…

21 December 2014 [10:04 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Dec. 22

DEATHS BILLIE AUSBORNE, 80, Tyler, died Dec. 19. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. SARAH BASS , 81, Kilgore, died Dec. 19. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. MARIAM FINCHER, 82, Frankston, died Dec. 15. Autry Funeral Home, Frankston. WILLIE FLOURNEY, 82, Tyler,…

21 December 2014 [10:00 PM]
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West side of A&M's Kyle Field imploded

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of football stadium improvements. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that about 5,000 cheering spectators watched the Sunday morning implosion from a…

21 December 2014 [07:58 PM]
Austin, San Antonio drivers face 2015 phone bans

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two of the biggest cities in Texas are reminding drivers of bans on handheld devices behind the wheel that take effect in Austin and San Antonio come January. Police in both cities won't start issuing fines…

21 December 2014 [07:53 PM]
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Christian and Satanist displays at Mich. Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple set up its "Snaketivity Scene" featuring a snake offering a book…

21 December 2014 [07:36 PM]
Tyler Police seek info on Sunday morning shooting

On Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at about 3:00 am, Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to The Wild Bunch Club, 1714 N. Palace Ave., in reference to a Suspicious Noise Gunshots call. A couple of minutes later, Trinity Mother Frances called…

21 December 2014 [03:32 PM]