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Old Bullard Rd. construction in full swing; mixed reactions from business owners

TYLER, Tx (KETK) - The controversial construction project has had business owners on edge for months. "It's hard for them to come in anyway on a road like this, then to make it twice as hard to get here, we worry about that and it affects our livelihood," said Scott Melius, with SouthSide Furniture.


Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting as homicide

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - From the Smith County Sheriff’s Office:. UPDATE: The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a Homicide that occurred on April 20, 2019 at 4802 Tidwell in Tyler. The deceased individual is identified as Keyundta Devor Barrett – 20 of Tyler. There were two other su


Smith County commissioners support creating new municipal utility district

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting the creation of the Rose City Municipal Utility District, or Rose City MUD.


Texas House votes to legalize hemp, CBD oil, farming of industrial hemp

The Texas House on Tuesday gave broad preliminary approval to a bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow industrial hemp — a move lauded as a win for the state’s farmers.


5 vets complete Smith County veterans treatment court

Five veterans recently completed the Smith County Veterans Treatment Court for misdemeanor offenders. They join 10 others who have completed the program since its inception in 2015, according to a news release from the county.


Two U.S. soldiers stopped, one disarmed, near Texas border by Mexican troops who thought they had crossed into Mexico

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


Police: 4 found dead in Texas home members of same family

FORT WORTH, Texas – Investigators say four people found dead inside a Texas home were members of the same family and that all were shot. Fort Worth police said in a news release Tuesday that the bodies of the man, woman, boy and girl were found in the home in a residential development in the norther


Cleanup efforts continue; power still out for many in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Cleanup continued Friday in Smith and Henderson counties after damaging storms rolled through the day before. Many people are still without power, and it might be stay that way until Saturday.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


Tyler PD asking for your help identifying a female suspect

TYLER, Texas — Tyler Police Department is asking for your help in identifying a female suspect who vandalized a church on April 19. According to police, at about 11:21 p.m. the suspect rode her bike to the Green Acres Baptist Church on Troup Hwy and spray painted the building with blue spray paint.


Bill that would allow farmers to produce hemp clears Texas house

AUSTIN, TX (KETK) - A bill that would allow Texas farmers to grow hemp legally cleared the Texas House on Tuesday and will now move to the Senate. This is a major hurdle for farmers that are looking to get into the market for CBD oil and other hemp-derived products.


Officials identify all 6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, some 70 miles northwest of San Antonio. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed Monday morning during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


A Texas Mom Who 'Loves Her Baby' Failed to Pick Up Her Son, and Now She's Considered Missing

The family of a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week is searching for answers. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing from Mesquite, Texas, Wednesday after she failed to pick her son up from his babysitter, WFAA, ABC13 and Fox4 report. During the investigation, police found her ve


Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

A Texas couple who held a young girl from West Africa as a slave for 16 years were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, PEOPLE confirms. A press release from federal prosecutors states Toure and Cros-Toure must pay $288,620.24 in restitution to their victim, who managed to escape


Heavy rain Wednesday, few severe storms possible

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Another weather system will bring back the rain and storms to East Texas on Wednesday. This is mainly a general storm and heavy rain concern, but there will be a window where a few severe storms will be possible.


Police respond to purse-snatching attempt in downtown Tyler square

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police are responding to an attempted robbery in downtown Tyler. According to Tyler police online records, the robbery happened near the intersection of South Broadway and East Erwin Street.


Texas woman receives gonorrhea diagnosis after rash erupts on hands, body

A 20-year-old woman in Dallas, Tex., rushed to the hospital after waking one morning with a bumpy rash on her arms, legs, scalp and torso. She was later informed the unusual skin lesions were caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD).


Post of local professor goes viral

The Palestine campus of the University of Texas at Tyler blew up on the internet last week, after a Facebook post by student Natalie Norman went viral, inspiring Good Morning America to post the local story on its website.


Texas lawmaker's push to stop the Alamo cenotaph from being moved is unlikely to advance

AUSTIN — There’s an empty tomb on the Alamo plaza in San Antonio that the state agency in charge of the sacred turf supports moving as part of renovating the site. Planned renovations backed by the General Land Office and George P. Bush, the land commissioner, call for moving the cenotaph — which is