Tylerite asking U.S. Supreme Court to stay his execution scheduled for today Video

HUNTSVILLE - Preparations for the scheduled execution of Robert Charles Ladd today at 6 p.m. continue, despite the possibility of state and federal court actions this afternoon. Ladd, 57, is scheduled to be executed for the 1996 murder of Tyler resident Vicki Ann Garner, 38, after spending 18 years on Texas Death Row. Ladd was on parole for t…

East Texas teenagers raise awareness of teen dating violence Video

LINDALE (KYTX)-Six East Texas teenagers are being honored for the work they're doing to promote awareness about teen dating violence. The all-girl team is part of Destination Imagination, a program in schools to help kids learn creative thinking, teamwork and leadership.

Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.

Police release video of deadly confrontation Video

Kristiana Coignard entered the Longview Police Department and stood for about 15 seconds on the threshold before walking into the lobby. A minute later, the 17-year-old reached for the red phone on the wall to ask to speak to an officer.

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TJC board approves new certificate, degree programs

The Tyler Junior College board of trustees today approved the offering of several new programs leading to certificates or associate degrees. Trustees authorized programs in healthcare administration, dental assisting, real estate, multimedia marketing and production, and polysomnography (the study of…

29 January 2015 [12:47 PM]
Robert E. Lee in 'soft lockdown' due to altercation

Robert E. Lee High School was placed under a “soft lockdown at mid-morning” because of an altercation between a few students, Communications Director Dawn Parnell said. Students remained in classrooms and teachers were teaching while the lockdown continued as of…

29 January 2015 [12:43 PM]
Tyler Business to Business Expo free to the public this afternoon

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s B2B (Business to Business) Expo is underway at Harvey Convention Center. Vendors have been setting up their booths all morning for the free expo, set for 1-5 p.m. About 90 area businesses and organizations…

29 January 2015 [11:40 AM]
Tylerite gets 14 years in prison on drug trafficking charges

A 39-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today. Micol Jauron Sears pleaded guilty on Sep. 3, 2014 to conspiracy to possess…

29 January 2015 [11:38 AM]
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Police: One person dead in Longview shooting Video

(KYTX) - Police in Longview are investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday morning in the 1700 Block of Sandlin Street. Police confirmed one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Family and friends tell CBS 19 the victim is…

29 January 2015 [11:17 AM]
Demerit badge? Pa. troop leader accused of stealing from scouts

OAKS, Pa. (AP) — According to authorities, this scoutmaster might deserve a demerit badge. Police say a Pennsylvania troop leader stole more than $10,000 from her Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout troop. Heather Belford was arrested Wednesday on charges…

29 January 2015 [11:10 AM]
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East Texas teenagers raise awareness of teen dating violence Video

LINDALE (KYTX)-Six East Texas teenagers are being honored for the work they're doing to promote awareness about teen dating violence. The all-girl team is part of Destination Imagination, a program in schools to help kids learn creative thinking, teamwork and…

29 January 2015 [11:07 AM]
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Police release video of deadly confrontation

Kristiana Coignard entered the Longview Police Department and stood for about 15 seconds on the threshold before walking into the lobby. A minute later, the 17-year-old reached for the red phone on the wall to ask to speak to an…

29 January 2015 [11:01 AM]
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Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those infections are in California and 52…

29 January 2015 [10:57 AM]
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TJC, UT Tyler partner to offer 'Patriot Pathway' Video

TYLER (KYTX) - UT Tyler and Tyler Junior College are working together to improve east Texas student's learning experience. The collaboration is called "Patriot Pathway." It will allow a more seamless transition from the junior college to the university.…

29 January 2015 [10:53 AM]
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Abbott calls to abolish Perry's pet fund for Texas startups

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is planning to abolish Rick Perry's pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups and was beset by bankruptcies and transparency issues. Abbott said Thursday that the Texas…

29 January 2015 [10:52 AM]
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Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by…

29 January 2015 [10:32 AM]
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Gas blast at Mexico City maternity and children's hospital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told Milenio television that three were killed,…

29 January 2015 [10:14 AM]
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Keystone XL, the lesser prairie chicken and the U.S. Senate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list. The vote Wednesday on Moran's amendment was…

29 January 2015 [09:57 AM]
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MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

ATLANTA (AP) — The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order. King's estate, controlled by…

29 January 2015 [09:55 AM]
Police review board hearing in Missouri cut short over scuffle

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis was cut short after a commotion broke out in the crowd. The Board of Alderman's public safety committee held a hearing on…

29 January 2015 [09:36 AM]
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Early morning fire damages Tyler apartment homes Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Tyler Firefighters battled an early morning fire today. It happened just after 1:30 in the 500 block of South Chilton. Three people who were inside made it out safely. District Chief Joey Wiggins told our news partners…

29 January 2015 [09:00 AM]
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Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court. Nidal Hasan is scheduled to attend a hearing Thursday at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,…

29 January 2015 [07:30 AM]
League City police: 2 tellers among 4 accused in bank holdup

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — Two tellers are among four people charged in a 2010 Houston-area bank robbery in which a gunman stole $30,000 and fled on a bicycle. Galveston County jail online records Thursday didn't immediately list custody or…

29 January 2015 [07:28 AM]
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TOKYO STUDYING NEW MESSAGE ALLEGEDLY FROM HOSTAGE The audio recording, purportedly in Kenji Goto's voice, extends the deadline for Jordan's release of…

29 January 2015 [06:44 AM]
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Wichita Falls warns of fake city website

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city has warned online users about a fake website that does not represent municipal government and possibly targets vendors. Wichita Falls police are investigating the bogus website fashioned to look like the…

29 January 2015 [06:38 AM]
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Cyber attack threats 24-7, 365 days a year

Don Bell is reluctant to talk on the record. His reluctance is rooted in a sort of productive concern and strange sense of respect for criminals he and his staff defend Smith County against around the clock. He’s confident he…

29 January 2015 [06:16 AM]
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Dallas police turn to social media in cold homicide cases

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are turning to social media to help solve homicide cases that have gone cold. Officials hope posting video interviews with family of homicide victims to the department's blog and Facebook page will result in someone…

29 January 2015 [05:43 AM]
Trooper: Suspect fatally shot after killing Texas police dog

BOWIE, Texas (AP) — The state's public safety department says a suspect was fatally shot after he killed a police dog following a car chase in North Texas. The Wednesday pursuit began after authorities say Montague County deputies attempted to…

29 January 2015 [05:36 AM]
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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into…

29 January 2015 [05:34 AM]
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Walk With A Doc today at Tyler JC

Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency medicine physician at East Texas Medical Center and medical director at ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads today’s Walk With a Doc event and will discuss environmental health hazards. Walk With a Doc is a project…

28 January 2015 [11:28 PM]
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Nonprofit BBB Award goes to ET Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank received the Nonprofit BBB Award for Excellence Wednesday during the Better Business Bureau’s annual award luncheon. Three businesses were also honored during the event, which also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the BBB Serving Central…

28 January 2015 [11:06 PM]