Tyler Police investigating fatal shooting

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a Tyler pool hall Wednesday night.  Police were called to the Domino Club pool hall on West Morris Street about 8:50 p.m. and found Earnest Dennis III had been shot in a parking lot across the street.  Dennis was lying on the ground near a vehicle with a pistol nearby, according to police on the scene. He…

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Tyler Police investigating fatal shooting

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a Tyler pool hall Wednesday night. Police were called to the Domino Club pool hall on West Morris Street about 8:50 p.m. and found Earnest Dennis III had been shot in a…

26 July 2017 [10:47 PM]
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26 July 2017 [05:15 PM]
Once Upon a Child clothing store opens in Tyler

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