Ice cream truck involved in hit and run incident in Tyler

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:12 p.m., Tyler police responded to the intersection of N. Palace and Nutbush Street in reference to a crash where two male subjects ran from a vehicle with guns after striking an Ice Cream truck. Officers were told that a blue Ford, Crown Victoria 4-dr was traveling eastbound on Nutbush at a high rate of speed,…

'Biggest Loser' host suffers heart attack while working out

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitness trainer and host of NBC's "Biggest Loser" Bob Harper says he is recovering from a serious heart attack that left him unconscious for two days.Harper tells TMZ he was working out in a gym in New York City this month when he collapsed. He says a doctor who also was in the gym performed CPR on him. The 51-year-old Harper says

Smashburger closes Tyler locations

Both Tyler Smashburger locations have closed, meaning the closest place to get a Smashburger now involves a drive to Dallas or Shreveport.  Smashburger on South Broadway Avenue has a sign on the door informing customers of the closure.  "We consistently reveiw our restuaruant portfolio and make strategic decisions to better our position for

Portion of Interstate 20 near Marshall shut down after wreck; four people taken to the hospital

Troopers are currently working a multi-vehicle crash on IH-20 near the 617 mile marker, westbound.  The interstate has been temporarily closed while the scene is cleared.  Traffic is being redirected at Hwy 59 into Marshall then to SH-43 back to the interstate. Preliminary crash investigation shows that a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer

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CASA and Jersey Mike's team up for month of giving in March

CASA for Kids of East Texas, is joining forces with the two Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in Tyler for the 7th Annual “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to CASA for…

27 February 2017 [02:13 PM]
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Ice cream truck involved in hit and run incident in Tyler

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:12 p.m., Tyler police responded to the intersection of N. Palace and Nutbush Street in reference to a crash where two male subjects ran from a vehicle with guns after striking an Ice Cream…

27 February 2017 [01:51 PM]
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'Biggest Loser' host suffers heart attack while working out

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitness trainer and host of NBC's "Biggest Loser" Bob Harper says he is recovering from a serious heart attack that left him unconscious for two days.Harper tells TMZ he was working out in a gym in…

27 February 2017 [01:42 PM]
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Northwest Smith County

MELISSA MCTEE, mmctee@tylerpaper.com East Texans are now under a severe thunderstorm warning. Wood County residents will experience severe weather with a risk of hail damage and 60 mile per hour winds. According to Lisa May with the National Weather Service…

27 February 2017 [01:19 PM]
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County to evaluate costs of replacing Cotton Belt Building roof

  FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com Smith County Commissioners will review cost estimates for repairs to the Cotton Belt Building.  In January, the Court approved repairing two sections of the roof on the historic building, where residents for years have gone to…

27 February 2017 [01:04 PM]
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Smashburger closes Tyler locations

Both Tyler Smashburger locations have closed, meaning the closest place to get a Smashburger now involves a drive to Dallas or Shreveport. Smashburger on South Broadway Avenue has a sign on the door informing customers of the closure.…

27 February 2017 [12:33 PM]
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TJC Jazz Festival to feature area bands, saxophonist Ronald Carter

DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com Nearly two dozen school jazz bands will take part in the annual Tyler Junior College Jazz Festival this week, the college announced. The festival will feature performances by Ronald Carter, a saxophonist and music educator who has…

27 February 2017 [12:24 PM]
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Editorial: Free nurse practitioners to treat patients independently

Texas, like the rest of the United States, has a looming doctor shortage. It’s being made worse by uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act, which could soon be repealed before there’s a replacement. There’s an easy fix here, a bill…

27 February 2017 [12:21 PM]
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Carter BloodCare: Donating blood puts spring in your step

CARTHAGE, Texas (February 25, 2017) – Saving three lives may sound like something only heroes can do. But blood donors are heroes who save three lives with each donation. These everyday heroes give the blood that benefits patients with cancer,…

27 February 2017 [11:42 AM]
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Blue Bell announces new flavor "Ice Cream Cone"

(KYTX) BRENHAM, Texas – Do you like your ice cream in a cone or a bowl? Now, you can skip the bowl and eat your ice cream cone straight from the carton. The newest flavor from Blue Bell, Ice Cream…

27 February 2017 [09:27 AM]
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Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

(KYTX) Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery, according to a statement issued to CBS News by a family representative. Paxton’s prolific career has spanned over four decades and includes dozens of films…

27 February 2017 [09:08 AM]
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George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: "We all need answers"

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and he defended the media's role in keeping world leaders in check.…

27 February 2017 [08:40 AM]
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Blue. The House of Jewelry opens in Sonoma Village

When the owner of an East Texas jewelry store and a certified gemologist decided to team up together in Tyler, blue became their color. The pair recently closed their shops in Palestine and headed north with their diamonds, gemstones, gold,…

26 February 2017 [11:38 PM]
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Bible Verse for 2-27

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)…

26 February 2017 [11:38 PM]
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Gilmer guitar teacher offers music, motivation

GILMER – On a busy street in downtown Gilmer, a small music studio is quietly changing lives, one tune at a time. It’s easy to zoom past Stuart Butler’s School of Guitar without taking note of its presence, but linger…

26 February 2017 [06:52 PM]
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Business Notes for 2-27

CONFERENCE Local health underwriters attended the National Association of Health Underwriters conference in Washington to learn more about the changing benefits landscape. East Texas Association of Health Underwriters President D’Ann Miller, a NAHU member for 26 years, attended her second…

26 February 2017 [04:37 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 27

DEATHS IDA HANSINE CHRISTENSEN, 85, Hideaway, died Feb. 25. Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lin­dale. VELEDA FAYE ERMEL, 41, Palestine, died Feb. 23. Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. RONALD HAMILTON, 71, Gilmer, died Feb. 24. J.C. White…

26 February 2017 [04:34 PM]
Building Permits for 2-27

Commercial Hill-Wilkinson General Contracting will build a 10,035 square foot commercial shell for $932,934 at 8982 South Broadway Ave. Residential Davis Thornton LTD will build a 2,859 square foot home for $322,073 at 6623 Tower Court. Davis Thornton LTD…

26 February 2017 [04:26 PM]
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Pearce sentenced to 40 years in prison

Assistant Smith County District Attorney Kenneth Biggs said Stanton Pearce, of Tyler, entered a plea deal in Smith County court on Friday when he pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Pearce was one of the co-defendants…

26 February 2017 [12:57 AM]
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Tyler pedestrian hit by car

The Tyler Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian accident at approximately 3:23 p.m. Saturday. According to a news release, officers discovered that Anthony Lane had been walking across traffic in the 200 block of Loop 323 when…

26 February 2017 [12:54 AM]
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Bible Verse for 2-26

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37)…

25 February 2017 [11:46 PM]