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Capital murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia in court for pretrial conference
Capital murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia speaks to a member of his defense team as he is being escorted out of the 241st District Courtroom after a pre-trial hearing in the Smith County Courthouse, Thursday, July 12 in Tyler, Texas. (Tyler Morning Telegraph/LouAnna Campbell)By LouAnna Campbell,
Zavala-Garcia trial pushed back again to May 2019, more DNA testing requested
Zavala-Garcia is accused of killing Kayla in November 2016. He was related to her by marriage and was among the last people to see her before she went missing Nov. 1, 2016, from the foyer of Bullard First Assembly on U.S. Highway 69.
Preview: Bullard to visit ready-to-go Rusk
Rusk head football coach Jowell Hancock, said that his Eagles are ready to get back on the field after having a bye last week. Rusk opens conference play by hosting Bullard, who is 1-0 in 7-4A-II play, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.Progress photo by Jessica T. Payne
BREAKING: Emergency crews responding to structure fire in Tyler
Tyler police and fire dispatch said the fire is in the 110 block of South Beckham. KETK will update this story as more details become available. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Smith County deputy involved in car crash in Tyler
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Smith County sheriff's deputy was involved in wreck in Tyler Thursday morning. According to a KLTV staff member at the scene, a deputy vehicle was involved in crash near the intersection of West Bowe Street and West Gentry Parkway. Tyler online records describe the crash as a
UPDATE: DPS releases name of Whitehouse man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Smith County
A preliminary crash report indicates Keaton Pierce Conder, 18, of Tyler was driving south on FM 756 in a 2006 Jeep when he crossed over the center line into northbound lane of traffic, according to DPS.
Affidavit: Woman caught with $66k during Smith County traffic stop tied to major drug rings
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Fort Worth woman allegedly caught with drugs during a traffic stop in Smith County is now being charged with money laundering. The Department of Public Safety is charging Karla Ruthellen Portillo, 47, with a new money laundering charge. She is being held on a $250,000 bo
4 arrested on drug charges in Henderson County
Deputies executed the warrant about 3:40 a.m. Thursday and discovered Gregory Wayne Cantrell, 41 and Ashley Dawn Mauldin, 33 both of Athens in possession of what appeared to be methamphetamine.
Eastbound lanes of Highway 31 blocked after wreck between Tyler and Kilgore
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Both eastbound lanes of State Highway 31 are blocked between Tyler and Kilgore after a multiple-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday evening.A dispatcher with the Smith County Texas Department of Public Safety Communications Center said that the wreck was reported as a thr
1 person dead following crash near 4-way stop near Whitehouse
TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Wednesday, at approximately 7:16 AM, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on FM-756 just north of FM-346, 3 miles west of the city of Whitehouse in Smith County.Preliminary crash reports indicate that the driver of a 2006 Jeep, Keaton Pierce Conder, 18, of Tyler was
39 indicted on 57 felony charges in latest session of Smith County grand jury, 3 suspects in gas pump skimmer case indicted
Dairon Julio Jimenez-Roja, 28, and Yoerlan Suarez-Corrales, 39, both of Austin, and Felipe Nieves-Perez, 33, of Las Vegas, Nevada, were arrested July 27 when investigators were called about men taking skimmers off of gas pumps at an Exxon station in the 800 block of South Southeast Loop 323.
Drivers involved in fatal crash in Smith County identified
According to a preliminary crash investigation, Keaton pierce Condor, 18, of Tyler was traveling south on FM 756 and crossed over the center lane into the northbound lane and struck a Chevrolet pickup driven by John J. Talton, 62, of Whitehouse.
One person killed in two-vehicle crash
According to DPS, the crash happened at about 7:21 a.m. on FM-756, north of FM-346. DPS says the crash involved a 2006 Jeep vehicle and a 2002 Chevrolet pickup.
Precinct 2 will choose member of the Smith County Commissioners Court
Smith County Commissioner Cary Nix, a Republican of Whitehouse, left, and Democratic candidate Randolph Scott, of Tyler. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Former state prison captain pleads guilty to sexual assault of child charges
Mathews was arrested in April, 2018. At the time, he was a full-time, active captain of correctional officers with the Coffield unit of TDC, according to the human resources department of the prison.
Jacksonville man killed in one vehicle crash
According to officials, Brandon Steven Morton, 35, of Jacksonville was traveling west on FM 22 when for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the road to the north. Morton over-corrected and skid off the southside of the roadway, striking a tree.
2 Lamar High teens, woman killed when Jeep crashes into parked truck on shoulder of IH-20
LINDALE, Texas — Two Lamar High School teenagers and a woman where killed early Monday morning when the vehicle they were traveling inside collided with a truck parked on the shoulder of IH-20 in Smith County, authorities say.
Gladewater police: 2 arrested, charged with sexual assault of child
Jessie Ray Sorrells, 33, of Gladewater, and Tiffany Diana LeBlanc, 36, of Longview, were taken into custody Monday. Sorrells is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and LeBlanc is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children.
3 killed in early morning crash on Interstate 20 in Smith County
Yesterday at 4:20 a.m., Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on IH-20 on mile east of the city of Lindale in Smith County. Preliminary crash reports indicate the operator of a 2017 International Truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer was legally parked on the westbound should of IH-20 near t
Man arrested for theft at Brookshire’s
In 2011, he was sentenced to 14 months for possession of a controlled substance, with credit for time served.