20 teams registered for Smith County Relay for Life

Downtown Tyler will serve as the site for this year’s Relay for Life of Smith County. The event, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler from 6 p.m. to midnight on April 10.

Man walking with gun tazed after ignoring police Video

Smith County Sheriff's deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers this morning tazed and detained a man who was walking along Greenbriar Road with a gun. Authorities say the man ignored several requests by them to stop and identify himself. Our Kenneth Dean has more details.

Longview scams targeting senior citizens Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Longview Police are warning the public about numerous scams going on in the area. The scams reported are especially targeting the elderly. Police have detailed the following scams: SCAM ONE: Publisher's Clearing House scam. Residents in the area are receiving calls from local numbers by people with strong foreign accents.

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20 teams registered for Smith County Relay for Life

Downtown Tyler will serve as the site for this year’s Relay for Life of Smith County. The event, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler from 6…

01 April 2015 [12:15 PM]
National Walking Day events in Tyler today

Walkers will fill the streets today during the observance of the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. Tyler Mayor Martin Heines will lead the third annual Downtown Tyler Mayor’s Walk at noon. The walk begins and ends at Tyler City…

01 April 2015 [11:04 AM]
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R2-D2 meets the love of his life Video

R2-D2 meets the love of his life in an adorable short film released at the recent Sonoma film festival. The story about the short film is trending on social media this morning. Our Sarah Miller has more details in this…

01 April 2015 [10:53 AM]
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Man walking with gun tazed after ignoring police Video

Smith County Sheriff's deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers this morning tazed and detained a man who was walking along Greenbriar Road with a gun. Authorities say the man ignored several requests by them to stop and identify himself.…

01 April 2015 [10:33 AM]
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Man wounded in officer-involved shooting in Henderson County Video

HENDERSON CO. (KYTX) - A Henderson County man who shot at several deputies underwent surgery for multiple gunshot wounds after officers returned fire on the suspect. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, deputies were attempting to serve a felony…

01 April 2015 [09:38 AM]
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Nacogdoches police investigate shooting Video

(NACOGDOCHES POLICE) - The Nacogdoches Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 4700 block of Warr Circle. The NPD received a call of a disturbance with weapons at the location at 9:52 PM. Upon arrival…

01 April 2015 [09:33 AM]
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Longview scams targeting senior citizens Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Longview Police are warning the public about numerous scams going on in the area. The scams reported are especially targeting the elderly. Police have detailed the following scams: SCAM ONE: Publisher's Clearing House scam. Residents in the…

01 April 2015 [09:29 AM]
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Man arrested in Marshall park shooting Video

MARSHALL (KYTX) -- Police arrested a Marshall man Tuesday night for his involvement in a park shooting this month. On March 31, 2015, at 6:59 p.m., members of the Marshall Criminal Apprehension Team located a vehicle believed to be occupied…

01 April 2015 [09:18 AM]
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Palestine man hits child with car Video

PALESTINE (KYTX) -- The Palestine Police Department is continuing the investigation into an incident that left a 5-year-old child in serious condition. On March 29, 2015 shortly before 9 p.m., officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the…

01 April 2015 [09:15 AM]
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Prosecutor removed from Tiede case Video

CARTHAGE (KYTX) -- An order signed by Judge Diane DeVasto and filed with the Panola County District Clerk's office Tuesday morning formally recused District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson from any further proceedings in Bernie Tiede's ongoing case. Tiede served approximately…

01 April 2015 [09:11 AM]
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Texas, other states, considering microbrewery law changes

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts: ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to make up to 6.2 million…

01 April 2015 [08:16 AM]
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Nigeria embraces democracy, end of 1-party state

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. Calling for conciliation across the political divide, Buhari said Nigerians have…

01 April 2015 [08:02 AM]
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Texas woman faces up to 85 years for tax scam, financial fraud

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area woman faces up to 85 years in prison for a tax scam and other financial fraud since 2005. Cheryl Reed Johnson of Humble remained in custody Wednesday pending sentencing in two cases. Johnson was convicted…

01 April 2015 [07:30 AM]
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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78 from COPD

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March…

01 April 2015 [07:25 AM]
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Intoxicated Alaska man steals forklift to retrieve wrecked truck

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed. Police Lt. Matt Soden says just before 6 a.m. Monday, Aleksandr Glushko…

01 April 2015 [07:08 AM]
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Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. They were abandoned, sent…

01 April 2015 [06:41 AM]
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Texas House OKs $210B budget after 17 hour floor debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to lower taxes in Texas and send hundreds more armed troopers to the Texas-Mexico border is within reach after Republicans muscled a $210 billion budget through the House early Wednesday.…

01 April 2015 [06:37 AM]
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Some states increasing production caps for microbreweries

PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter…

01 April 2015 [06:10 AM]
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TxDOT suspends college tuition program after investigation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Transportation has suspended a program that paid college tuition of employees after a newspaper's investigation raised questions about whether some of the payments violated state law. The department's chief of staff, Rich…

01 April 2015 [05:41 AM]
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Man killed at NSA campus had lengthy record

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman. The…

01 April 2015 [05:40 AM]
10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NUCLEAR TALKS GO INTO OVERTIME Negotiations between Iran and six world powers resume hours after the parties abandoned a self-imposed deadline to…

01 April 2015 [05:19 AM]
UT Tyler biology grad student gets 'Fisheries' award

UT Tyler Communications   Daniel Symonds, of Rochester, N.Y., a biology graduate student at The University of Texas at Tyler, received top honors at the 2015 Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society’s annual meeting. Symonds received the “Best Student…

31 March 2015 [11:30 PM]
Tyler ISD 4th grader wins 'Students LOVE Math' skills contest

Orr Elementary School fourth-grade student Melissa Villela loves math, even though it doesn’t naturally come easy to her. Melissa’s passion for math, and her relentless determination to succeed, recently placed her as one of only 10 students across the nation…

31 March 2015 [11:29 PM]
UT Tyler nursing student, instructor honored

A nursing student and clinical instructor from The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center were recognized by the Texas Nursing Students’ Association, Dr. Yong Tai Wang, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced. UT Tyler LUC level…

31 March 2015 [11:27 PM]