VIDEO: Apartment shooting in Longview remains under investigation

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A shooting at a Longview apartment complex remains under investigation. On Tuesday at 5:19 p.m., Longview Police responded to a shooting at the Guthrie in the 600 Block of Baylor Drive. When officers arrived they found the victim in the office of the apartment complex. They were told a suspect approached the victim in the swimmi…

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Death and Funeral Notices, July 24

DEATHS MORAY ALLEN, 78, Houston, died July 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. LORENZO ANDERSON, 92, Jacksonville. Community Funeral Home of Jacksonville. KATHLEEN RAE BACA, 49, Mineola, died July 18. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. THOMAS EVANS BECK, 74, Rusk,…

23 July 2014 [11:47 PM]
What ‘tolerance’ no longer means

The executive order signed by President Barack Obama on Monday was relatively narrow in scope, but wide in its implications for the future of religious freedom in this country. The order actually alters two previous orders, which forbid discrimination in…

23 July 2014 [11:27 PM]
BBB warns of government grant scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public to be wary of phone calls claiming to come from bogus government grant agencies. BBB has received calls from residents concerning unsolicited telephone grant offers. East Texans have received phone calls…

23 July 2014 [11:24 PM]
Tyler police using Facebook page to warn motorists

Tyler police are hoping to raise their community presence through the department’s Facebook page, even warning motorists where traffic patrol officers will be prowling. Police spokesman Don Martin said the department has had a Facebook page for years but only…

23 July 2014 [11:21 PM]
IRS advises taxpayers of scams involving fake employees

The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers Wednesday of scammers posing as IRS employees to get personal information from victims. “These crooks make detailed efforts to try and scam you out of divulging personal information — including checking account numbers and…

23 July 2014 [11:19 PM]
Tyler ISD to announce finalist for superintendent

The lone finalist for Tyler ISD’s superintendent position is expected to be announced today during the school district’s monthly board meeting. In the past six weeks, the board has conducted interviews with six candidates, all of whom had previous superintendent…

23 July 2014 [11:18 PM]
Faulkner Sprayground closed Thursday for maintenance

The sprayground at Faulkner Park will be closed today for maintenance. It is expected to reopen on Friday. Faulkner Park is at 410 W. Cumberland Road and has picnic areas, sheltered pavilions, baseball/softball fields, a children’s playground area, a fishing…

23 July 2014 [11:18 PM]
McAlister’s Deli giving away free tea today in sixth annual event

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its sixth annual Free Tea Day today. The chain expects to give away more than 350,000 glasses of McAlister’s Famous Sweat Tea. Customers will receive a free 32-ounce glass at participating restaurants. In honor of…

23 July 2014 [11:15 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 24

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24)…

23 July 2014 [10:58 PM]
Microchip gives dog’s first family legal ownership

Courtesy of KHOU via KYTX CBS19 What marks a joyous reunion for a Tyler family has become a devastating loss for another. The Miller family, of Tyler, lost their beloved Maltese, Reese, seven years ago. The little white dog…

23 July 2014 [10:54 PM]
Fire station proposed, 2 districts combined

BY KELLY GOOCH kgooch@tylerpaper.com In an effort to ensure that all areas of the city receive comparable coverage, the Tyler Fire Department has proposed a new fire station for southwest Tyler, as well as combining two districts in the…

23 July 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Mythic Magic: Bigfoot visits special needs summer camp

BY FAITH HARPER fharper@tylerpaper.com t’s not well known, but East Texas is one of Bigfoot’s favorite vacation spots. The seclusive sasquatch and his bright pink girlfriend Priscilla are spending the week at Camp Kennedy, an annual weeklong camp…

23 July 2014 [10:37 PM]
Over 10,000 Oncor customers without power

A little over 10,000 Oncor customers were without electricity about 8 o’clock tonight as a thunderstorm moved through Smith County, Oncor spokesman Charles Hill said.   The power outages were mostly in the Lindale, Hideaway, northwest quadrant of Smith County,…

23 July 2014 [08:23 PM]
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VIDEO: Apartment shooting in Longview remains under investigation

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A shooting at a Longview apartment complex remains under investigation. On Tuesday at 5:19 p.m., Longview Police responded to a shooting at the Guthrie in the 600 Block of Baylor Drive. When officers arrived they found the…

23 July 2014 [05:05 PM]
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VIDEO: Getting waxed with Ryan Gosling

A new wax figure of "Drive" star Ryan Gosling was unveiled at Madame Tussauds London. It will be housed at the tourist attraction before making its way to a new American branch of Madame Tussauds, set to open in Orlando,…

23 July 2014 [04:26 PM]
Faulkner Sprayground closed Thursday for maintenance

The sprayground at Faulkner Park will be closed on Thursday, July 24 for maintenance. It is expected to reopen on Friday, July 25. Faulkner Park is located at 410 W. Cumberland Road and has picnic areas, sheltered pavilions, baseball/softball fields,…

23 July 2014 [03:25 PM]
McAlister's Deli holds sixth annual Free Tea Day Thursday

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its sixth annual Free Tea Day on Thursday. The chain expects to give away more than 350,000 glasses of McAlister’s Famous Sweat Tea. Customers will receive a free 32-ounce glass at participating restaurants. In honor…

23 July 2014 [01:16 PM]
Former assistant defense secretary speaks in Tyler Friday

Grassroots America – We the People will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 10818 University Blvd. in Tyler. Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., will analyze…

23 July 2014 [12:36 PM]
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Man left 98-year-old mom in parked truck at casino, police say

HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a North Carolina man left a vulnerable person sitting in his truck in a casino parking garage for nearly five hours: his 98-year-old mother. Anne Arundel County Police say 67-year-old Dwight McGinnis…

23 July 2014 [11:43 AM]
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VIDEO: Last mass lynching in U.S. remains unsolved

Sixty-eight years after four people were killed near Monroe, Georgia, the last mass lynching in the United States remains unsolved. This week, the lynching, which happened on July 25th, 1946, is being commemorated -- and, re-enacted.…

23 July 2014 [11:40 AM]
New fire station proposed for Cumberland Gap area in southwest Tyler

Tyler fire department officials are proposing a new fire station for the Cumberland Gap area in southwest Tyler. It is proposed for the intersection of Cumberland Road and Cherry Hill Drive. According to Tyler fire officials, the new fire station…

23 July 2014 [11:10 AM]
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VIDEO: Arizona band finds wallet in Tyler, locates owner

PHOENIX (AP) — A band known as The Black Moods apparently pulled off a good deed. KSAZ-TV reports (http://goo.gl/JbEOYz) the Arizona band recently returned a wallet after members did some investigating to find its owner. According to the band, members…

23 July 2014 [10:23 AM]
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VIDEO: Proposed stance on immigration issue is nixed

County commissioners rejected two resolutions regarding Smith County’s intent to assist any state or federal efforts to shelter an overwhelming number of illegal immigrants, most of them children, crossing into Texas. The “Resolution To Protect the Health, Safety and Security…

23 July 2014 [10:08 AM]