Truck stop shooting leaves one dead in Tyler

At little after 1 a.m. Saturday, two groups of males opened fire on each other at the Bunny’s Truck Stop in Tyler, leaving one dead and three injured. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Flamingo Club on FM 14, just outside the city limits of Tyler around 1 a.m. While deputies were…

Reporter swarmed, stung by yellow jackets; hive held thousands

Joshua James slipped into a jumpsuit made of thick, heavy cloth and pulled on a beekeeper’s hat, net and full-length gloves.  The pest control specialist, who began his career after leaving the U.S. Army in 2012, was ready to go to battle with a hive that held thousands of yellow jackets.

Area teams flip the switch on football season

It begins with the heat of August and concludes a week before Christmas. It’s Texas High School Football. The first official “Friday Night Lights” of the 2015 season have taken place and East Texas teams and fans are hopeful they began a journey that ends in Houston at the state championship. The ride has started.

Woman to speak on time in prison: Conviction connected to salt poisoning death of boy

A mother who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of her 4-year-old foster child will speak this week at a Christian conference in Lindale.

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Truck stop shooting leaves one dead in Tyler

At little after 1 a.m. Saturday, two groups of males opened fire on each other at the Bunny’s Truck Stop in Tyler, leaving one dead and three injured. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said deputies responded to a report of…

29 August 2015 [04:50 AM]
Church to host benefit for Van tornado victims

Cross Brand Cowboy Church of Tyler, 11915 Farm-to-Market Road 2015, will have a benefit for Van tornado victims at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. RJ Vandygriff, a 2014 Country Music Association of Texas Hall-of-Famer and a 2013 Western…

28 August 2015 [11:31 PM]
Bible Verse

"Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent." (John 6:29)…

28 August 2015 [11:23 PM]
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Reporter swarmed, stung by yellow jackets; hive held thousands Video

Joshua James slipped into a jumpsuit made of thick, heavy cloth and pulled on a beekeeper’s hat, net and full-length gloves. The pest control specialist, who began his career after leaving the U.S. Army in 2012, was ready to…

28 August 2015 [11:19 PM]
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Area teams flip the switch on football season

It begins with the heat of August and concludes a week before Christmas. It’s Texas High School Football. The first official “Friday Night Lights” of the 2015 season have taken place and East Texas teams and fans are hopeful they…

28 August 2015 [11:11 PM]
Man has 13 warrants out in Rusk County

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office continued to search for Taurus Tevion Roberson, a known gang member, after another wanted man turned himself into authorities Thursday. Sgt. David Roberts said Roberson, 21, has 13 warrants out of Rusk County on a…

28 August 2015 [11:03 PM]
Man arrested for assaulting Palestine police officer

A man is in custody after assaulting a Palestine police officer on Thursday night. The name of the suspect, a 27-year-old man, is being withheld until the man is arraigned. He is currently in custody in the Anderson County Jail.…

28 August 2015 [11:00 PM]
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Calvert trial: Witness says victim was afraid of husband

Day four in the capital murder trial of defendant James Calvert continued to bring new twists. Calvert is accused of murdering his wife and kidnapping their young son on Halloween of 2011. Before jurors even made it into the courtroom…

28 August 2015 [10:59 PM]
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So long

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8 (NASB) I hate goodbyes. I think it comes from moving so often when I was a kid.…

28 August 2015 [10:20 PM]
Drilling Report Aug. 30

Drilling Report Aug. 30   DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Anderson: Tri-C Resources, LLC; Sutherlin 1; Wildcat; Punchard, W./642; Oil/Gas; 10,500; 1.0 Miles W. Bradford Angelina; SND Operating, L.L.C.; Angelina Lumber 4; Raintree (Travis Peak Cons.);…

28 August 2015 [07:07 PM]
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GOP to be left with Trump's wreckage

Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach…

28 August 2015 [07:02 PM]
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Solar energy fails a free market test

There’s a case to be made for solar power. But it’s not a case based on free-market economics. Rather, it’s a case based upon the premises that solar power is clean, and that clean is better than cheap. President Barack…

28 August 2015 [07:01 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices

DEATHS JOANN BROWN, 84, Whitehouse, died Aug. 19. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. IMA LOUISE CARNEY, 96, New Summerfield, died Aug. 27. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at funeral…

28 August 2015 [06:59 PM]
Suspect flees into woods near Lake Striker

Multiple agencies are in pursuit of a man who fled on foot into the woods after a high speed chase on U.S. Highway 79 in the Lake Striker area. The suspect was headed west from Henderson when an officer attempted…

28 August 2015 [04:33 PM]
Dump truck causes power utage

Utlity workers are on scene where a dump truck hit a cable line on Loop 323 in the area of Texas Highway 31 east about 12:30 p.m. Charles Hill of Oncor said the dump truck hit the line causing the…

28 August 2015 [01:58 PM]
Wood County burn ban lifted

The Wood County Commissioner's Court has lifted the burn ban for the county according to Wood County Sheriff's officials.  The burn ban was lifted today by commissioners, but the sheriff's office stated it could be put back in place if…

28 August 2015 [12:10 PM]
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3 arrested in 71 migrant deaths in Austria Video

LONDON - Austrian police said Friday that a truck found abandoned the day before contained the bodies of 71 migrants, including four children, and that three suspects in the case have been arrested in Hungary. The dead appear likely at…

28 August 2015 [09:54 AM]
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James Calvert's children ordered to testify in father's trial Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Thursday was day 3 of testimony in the capital murder trial of James Calvert. Calvert is accused of murdering his ex-wife, Jelena Sriraman and kidnapping their young son. Thursday, Ranger Brent Davis was on the stand for…

28 August 2015 [09:30 AM]
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West Nile virus most prevalent at this time of year Video

TYLER (KYTX) - All the recent rain in East Texas is leaving behind the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The insects are not just annoying, they can also be deadly. Mosquitoes have been a big problem here for a while…

28 August 2015 [09:27 AM]
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Longview Fire Department expanding Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The Longview Fire Department is expanding its staff, putting out an application looking for those who can be both a firefighter and a paramedic. With this application, the department is looking for applicants who are both a…

28 August 2015 [09:23 AM]
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New Texas law battles growing synthetic marijuana problem Video

(KYTX) - Since synthetic marijuana hit retailers in 2009, poison centers everywhere have been bombarded with phone calls relating to its use. The designer drug has been linked to more than 15 deaths in the U.S. this year alone. That’s…

28 August 2015 [09:02 AM]
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East Texas attorney has connection to Paxton case Video

TYLER (KYTX/WFAA) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pleaded not guilty to three felony charges in a Fort Worth courtroom during his first court appearance since his indictment in July. A grand jury in Collin County indicted Paxton on two…

28 August 2015 [08:59 AM]