US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren…

Driver flees car accident, leaving injured passenger Video

EDOM (KYTX) -- A family is waiting for answers after a loved one was left to die on the side of an East Texas road. It began with a car accident a little more than a week ago off FM 2339, near Edom. The family says Linda Fann got in the car with a friend on February 20 to make a quick run to the store.

Kilgore College announces tuition increase Video

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Fewer outdoor events at this year's SXSW Video

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Rain continues to fall and so does the temperature Video

East Texans can expect more wintry conditions tonight as another winter storm blows in. KYTX-CBS 19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams said East Texas can expect the rain to continue until midnight when the temperatures will drop low enough to turn…

04 March 2015 [03:13 PM]
State senators want to provide tax relief

BY ADAM RUSSELL, arussell@tylerpaper.com State debt payments and tax relief would not count against the state’s budget spending cap, according to legislation authored by Senate leadership to amend the Texas Constitution. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, flanked by Sens. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler,…

04 March 2015 [02:11 PM]
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Winter storm prompts hundreds of canceled Texas flights

DALLAS (AP) — A late-winter storm has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of flights canceled and some schools closing early. Lubbock and Amarillo were under a winter weather advisory until midnight Wednesday with a slight chance of snow. The…

04 March 2015 [12:39 PM]
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Conflicting same-sex rulings stop ALL marriages in parts of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage had seemed to be crumbling under federal court pressure, but it regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban on issuing licenses to gays and lesbians remains…

04 March 2015 [12:26 PM]
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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.…

04 March 2015 [12:23 PM]
TJC's College Jazz Festival begins Thursday

Terell Stafford, professional trumpet player and director of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, will headline the Tyler Junior College Jazz Festival set for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the college’s Jean Browne Theatre. Also featured at the…

04 March 2015 [11:35 AM]
New Summerfield school district calls for $8M bond election

NEW SUMMERFIELD -- If approved, a $8-million bond election recently called by the New Summerfield ISD board of trustees will create a new cafeteria for the junior high program and a new competition gymnasium for the district. The district will…

04 March 2015 [11:33 AM]
New Jacksonville animal shelter set to open soon

The new Jacksonville Animal Shelter is almost ready to open -- the dog portion, at least. City officials are awaiting the quarantine inspection, and once certification is approved, the shelter on Woodlawn Avenue will be opened to the public. Detective…

04 March 2015 [11:31 AM]
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Marijuana legalization bill makes 'Christian case' Video

State Rep. David Simpson’s bill to decriminalize marijuana is a new approach to the issue. He’s making a “Christian case” against prohibition of the naturally growing plant. The bill would “strike all references to marijuana” from Texas criminal statutes. “I…

04 March 2015 [11:01 AM]
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Constable's wife will be investigated for her statements Video

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the Feb. 7 shooting of Precinct 4 Constable John Smith has been closed, and the case has been classified as an attempted suicide. But the Tyler Morning Telegraph has learned another law…

04 March 2015 [10:47 AM]
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Sentencing hearing resumes in 'Kari's Law' murder case Video

MARSHALL (KYTX) - Testimony has resumed this morning in the punishment hearing for murder defendant Brad Dunn at the Harrison County Courthouse. Dunn faces up to life in prison for the December 2013 stabbing death of his estranged wife, Kari…

04 March 2015 [09:49 AM]
Firefighters investigate early morning fire in Tyler

(KYTX) - An early morning fire destroyed a Tyler home. It happened in the 600 block of East Vance Street in Tyler. Three adults and 2 children were inside at the time. The family was inside sleeping when they heard…

04 March 2015 [09:07 AM]
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1 person dead after shooting in Longview Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX)- One person is dead after a shooting in Longview Tuesday night. Police received a 911 call at 7:41 Tuesday night to the 800 block of Aurel Boulevard, according to Longview Police Department spokeswoman Kristi Brian. The victim was…

04 March 2015 [09:02 AM]
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Pageant helps Van Zandt teen spread the word about human trafficking

After attending a three-day-long church seminar that featured guest speaker Christina Caine, a nonprofit avdocate for human trafficking in the Dallas area, Van Zandt native Olivia Boswell, 14, developed a passion to build awareness about the hidden truths behind human…

04 March 2015 [08:43 AM]
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Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said…

04 March 2015 [06:42 AM]
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Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary. The all-Republican court sided with…

04 March 2015 [06:28 AM]
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Venture capitalist doesn't consider firm to be 'run by men'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women…

04 March 2015 [06:18 AM]
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FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The FBI says a person believed responsible for shootings along highways in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody. In a statement, FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson says…

04 March 2015 [06:13 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. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL BEGINS Lawyers of accused suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will seek to portray him as the impressionable younger brother of…

04 March 2015 [06:10 AM]
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Texas businesses unite against 'discriminatory' legislation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas business leaders are uniting to combat legislation they see as discriminatory in a multimillion-dollar campaign chaired by former George W. Bush media adviser Mark McKinnon. The organization, Texas Wins, is being announced Wednesday. It will…

04 March 2015 [05:43 AM]
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Texas hospital system responds to nurse's lawsuit on Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A local media report says a Texas hospital system has addressed several claims in a lawsuit filed by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.…

04 March 2015 [05:11 AM]
SSA: Security is our middle name

On Friday, Americans recognize Middle Name Pride Day. At the Social Security Administration, our middle name is “Security,” and every day, we do everything we can to live up to that name. As part of protecting our vital services, we…

04 March 2015 [12:44 AM]
UT Tyler recruiting for research study

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology is recruiting men and women for an exercise research study, Dr. Yong Tai Wang, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced. Participants must be 50 years or older…

03 March 2015 [11:57 PM]