UPDATE: Housemate of murder victim arrested Video

(UPDATED July 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm CT) LONGVIEW (KYTX)- A man who lived with a Longview homicide victim has been arrested on an unrelated charge. Daniel Basor Kadima's most recent driver's license lists the apartment where Hauwa Kadima, 61, was found dead at his home. He was arrested Wednesday morning for walking on the wrong side of the road. He is being held in the Gregg County jail on a $500 bond.…

Survey: Tyler a top spot for 'worktirement' Video

Do you expect to spend the later years of your life in worktirement? If so, Tyler, Texas is one of the best spots in the nation for you to have success, according to a report released today by smartasset.com. The east Texas city has a senior unemployment rate of just 3.5 percent, about half the national average. The city’s median annual housing costs of about $10,000 is $3,500 less than the average among the 500 largest cities in the country.

2 indicted for Smith County trusty escape

A man who escaped from custody while at the Smith County Animal Shelter working as a trusty has been indicted, along with his girlfriend, for the May incident. A Smith County grand jury indicted 42-year-old Shawn Grossman and Amanda Brownlee, 30, for the May 16 escape in which Ms. Brownlee picked Grossman up from the shelter and drove away from the scene.

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Grass fire on Spur 164 now contained

Firefighters have contained a grass fire that began as a controlled burn. Smith County Fire Marshal official said the fire was located at 10637 Spur 164 and started off as a controlled burn which quickly spread to a nearby pile…

29 July 2015 [02:50 PM]
Group meets on Fairview water needs

REKLAW — A group of area elected officials and out-of-town activists met Tuesday evening to discuss possible solutions to a neighboring community’s lack of water. Six residents from Fairview, a small community northeast of Reklaw, attended the meeting to…

28 July 2015 [10:56 PM]
Worship band to perform at Dayspring UMC on Friday

The Brilliance, a praise and worship band, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, at Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tyler. The Brilliance is comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt. Aaron Laird, Dayspring’s worship and creative…

28 July 2015 [10:34 PM]
Mineola set for $2.4M in water system upgrades

  Mineola will soon begin upgrades to the city’s utilities with a nearly $2.4 million project to improve pump stations. The city of Mineola approved bids for expansion of the city’s water utilities during a City Council meeting Monday. The…

28 July 2015 [10:33 PM]
Old Jacksonville Corridor recommendations set for release

  Short-term recommendations from a study of the Old Jacksonville Corridor are scheduled to be released in September. In late November, the Tyler Metropolitan Planning Organziation commissioned Brown and Gay Engineers to conduct the study for a fee of just…

28 July 2015 [10:32 PM]
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Winnsboro toddler death ruled as homicide Video

WINNSBORO (KYTX) -- A Winnsboro family remained under investigation Monday night for the capital murder of 1-year-old Madison Cannon. The autopsy results…

28 July 2015 [09:06 AM]
Commissioners to review salary study

How does working for Smith County compare to working for other counties in the state? Commissioners will find out on Tuesday, when they hear a presentation from Segal Waters Consulting, a firm hired by the court to review salaries in…

27 July 2015 [11:25 PM]
Winnsboro toddler's death ruled homicide

The autopsy results of the toddler found dead at an apartment in Winnsboro showed that the baby died from blunt force head trauma, KYTX CBS19 reported after receiving a copy of the report. The baby girl, Madison Cannon, had other…

27 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
Jacksonville ranked 4th for best 2-year colleges in state

BestColleges.com has released its ranking of the 25 best two-year colleges in Texas for 2015, and Jacksonville College ranked fourth in the state, according to a news release. Schools were evaluated based on performance indicators like acceptance, retention, graduation and…

27 July 2015 [10:49 PM]
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Whitehouse police chief resigns Video

WHITEHOUSE — After having an assault charge against him dropped last week, Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton has resigned his position with…

27 July 2015 [05:48 PM]
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