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 it into freezing rain.…

Closings and cancellations for Thursday

Updated: Mar 04, 2015 6:30 PM CST School Delays and Cancellations for Thursday: Arp ISD: 10 a.m. start Beckville ISD: 10 a.m. start for students, 9:15 a.m. for teachers, buses run two hours later Broaddus ISD: 10 a.m. start, buses run 2 hours late Bullard ISD: 10 a.m. start Canton ISD: 10 a.m. start Carthage ISD: 10 a.m. start

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.

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Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said…

04 March 2015 [06:46 PM]
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Feds seize backpacks, lunch bags in Texas with unhealthy lead levels

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Houston say they have seized more than 6,000 children's backpacks and lunch bags after testing of the items found they had unacceptable levels of lead. Officials say the backpacks and…

04 March 2015 [06:38 PM]
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Interactive map of current Texas road conditions

Texas Department of Transportation offers an interactive online map of current road conditions at DriveTexas.org . This Wednesday evening, we are watching the "Ice/Snow" markers creeping eastward.…

04 March 2015 [06:30 PM]
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US ambassador to South Korea attacked and hurt with razor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. TV images showed Lippert bleeding from his…

04 March 2015 [05:40 PM]
Tyler ISD will have two-hour delay Thursday

Tyler ISD has decided to open schools two hours later than usual Thursday morning, due to the forecast for inclement weather. Check back here at TylerPaper.com for more announcements throughout the evening and early morning.…

04 March 2015 [03:54 PM]
In-person registration for Fresh 15 race begins Thursday

With over 3,000 already registered for the Fresh 15 on Saturday, participants are eager to begin preparation for the annual fitness run. Runners are encouraged to register in person at Fresh on Thursday, March 5 from 12pm-7pm and…

04 March 2015 [03:26 PM]
Rose Garden Center entrance will close for maintenance

The main entrance to the city of Tyler’s Rose Garden Center will be closed for about a week, starting on Wednesday. The main foyer area will undergo maintenance and updates, according to a news release. Access to the building will…

04 March 2015 [03:23 PM]
Historic preservation is topic of three-day event

The city of Tyler is partnering with local historic preservation organizations to introduce new audiences to the world of Historic Preservation. There will be exciting and educational opportunities related to Historic Preservation during the three-day event from March 26 through…

04 March 2015 [03:22 PM]
Tyler Library's public book sale begins March 25

The Tyler Public Library will host its Spring Book Sale in the lobby and the first-floor Book Nook, March 25 through March 29. “We are selling adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books, as well as audio books and videotapes,”…

04 March 2015 [03:20 PM]
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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]