Good afternoon, East Texas. I'm Tom Mitsoff, and this is the TylerPaper dot com and KYTX CBS 19 midday news update.
Author Tom Clancy, whose novel, "The Hunt for Red October" propelled him to fame, fortune and status as a favorite storyteller of the American military, has died, numerous sources are reporting this morning. He was 66. The cause of death isn't yet known. A Baltimore-born former insurance agent, Clancy was known for writing meticulous thrillers focusing on political intrigue and military tactics and technology. He published 28 books -- including a new novel yet to be released.
Tyler city council members voted unanimously this morning to change the hours of operation at P.T. Cole Park. The park is now open only during daylight hours. Opening and closing times are defined as "sunrise" and "sunset." P.T. Cole park is the site of a deadly gang-related shooting nearly three months ago. Previously the park closed at midnight and opened up again at 6 a.m.
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