Former Van Zandt County Sheriff's Deputy charged with manslaughter

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com A former Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with manslaughter, stemming from a February wreck. Emily Ann Grubbs, 28, was charged with manslaughter on June 24. She was released from the Van Zandt County Justice Center after posting bail on a $5,000 bond, according information on the Van Zandt…

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Former Van Zandt County Sheriff's Deputy charged with manslaughter

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com A former Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with manslaughter, stemming from a February wreck. Emily Ann Grubbs, 28, was charged with manslaughter on June 24. She was released from the Van Zandt County Justice…

28 June 2016 [11:47 AM]
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Tyler ISD students read more than 70,000 books in program

Tyler ISD Communications Tyler ISD elementary and middle school students, through a partnership with the Tyler Public Library, participated in a “40 Book Challenge” over the school year, resulting in over 70,000 books read. The “40 Book Challenge,” developed by…

28 June 2016 [11:41 AM]
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Externship exposes students to science and medicine

BETTY WATERS, blw@tylerpaper.com An externship at UT Health Northeast is giving Alex McCullough, 18, of Tyler, his first experience in job shadowing physicians and research scientists and doing research. “I’ve done other programs; this one is by far my favorite,” McCullough,…

28 June 2016 [11:38 AM]
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Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

DETROIT (AP) - A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people. The numbers are in documents posted Tuesday on…

28 June 2016 [07:31 AM]
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Ikea recalls millions of dressers after three toddlers die

The three children, Theodore McGee, Camden Ellis and Curren Collas, were all close in age -- between 22 months and 2 years old. All boys died within a span of two years. The cause, in each case, was the same:…

28 June 2016 [07:19 AM]
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Tuesday expected to be hot with small chance of scattered showers

East Texas has another hot week in store as summer settles into its groove. “Summer is here and the heat is in full force this week,” KYTX CBS19 Meteorologist Ashley Kramlich said. “For Tuesday, we’ll see partly cloudy skies in…

28 June 2016 [07:05 AM]
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Whitehouse man seeks wife using yard sign

WHITEHOUSE (KYTX) - A 54-year-old bachelor from Whitehouse is pulling out all the stops in his search for a wife. He's even using his front yard to advertise interest in a soulmate! Gunny Moore was too shy to be interviewed…

28 June 2016 [06:43 AM]
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Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer. The lawsuit…

28 June 2016 [06:05 AM]
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Judge approves settlement in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music…

28 June 2016 [06:02 AM]
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Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64. With an icy glare on…

28 June 2016 [05:27 AM]
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Youth learn life-long sport at free tennis program camp

For more than 25 years, the Youth Free Tennis Program offered through the city of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department has given Tyler kids a chance to learn the sport free of charge. “We’re giving kids free tennis lessons, introducing…

27 June 2016 [07:46 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for June 28

DEATHS LAURA MAE ARPS, 92, Winona, died June 21. Communi­ty Funeral Home of Tyler. JERRY “PON” LYNN BROOKS SR., 49, Bullard, died June 25. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ROSEMARY GILLAM, 61, Tyler, died June 21.…

27 June 2016 [04:35 PM]
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Chamber Radio for the week of June 27

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio show, Henry Bell explains the upcoming election of new Chamber Board members. Everywhere, seven board members are elected, drawn from a nominated list of 14 Chamber members. You can listen to…

27 June 2016 [04:13 PM]
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92-year-old Tyler woman dies from Monday morning crash

A 92-year-old Tyler woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Tyler on Monday morning. Tyler Police responded to the crash at 9:35 a.m. Monday at the intersection of East Douglas Boulevard and East Front Street. Accident investigators determined that…

27 June 2016 [03:22 PM]
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40-year-old Twinkie 'lives on' at Maine school

BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) - In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a…

27 June 2016 [02:35 PM]