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USPS employee allegedly caught trying to sneak cigarettes over Smith Co. jail wall

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A United States Postal Service Employee was busted Thursday allegedly trying to smuggle cigarettes into the Smith County Jail. Brittney Boyd, 25, of Lindale, who was also on duty as a USPS employee, was caught with Andria Smith, 21, of Tyler, trying to get contraband over the p

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-16 17:02:46

Couple arrested after CPS home visit

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested a Weatherford couple following a CPS (Child Protective Services) home visit. The initial investigation stemmed from an anonymous tip about drug use inside the home where a child was staying. Deputies arrived at a residence in the 5300-block of

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-16 14:56:00

One arrested after reported fight, shots fired in Tyler

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Tyler Police have arrested a juvenile after gun shots were reported Friday night. According to authorities, numerous callers reported a large fight and at least four gun shots in the 2500 block of Shiloh Road after 10:00 p.m. As police were responding to the scene, a dark blu

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-17 18:34:58

Methamphetamine dealer arrested after leading deputies on chase

Bill Monday, a 33-year-old Athens-area methamphetamine dealer was arrested after leading Henderson County deputies on a chase through the town Thursday. Deputies believed Monday to be in Athens with a large amount of illegal narcotics. According to authorities, Monday refused to stop his motorcycle

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-16 15:39:00

Mineola Fudge is a sweet stop for homemade desserts

MINEOLA - Chocolate may be the king of sweets and Donna Hanger's shop in Mineola turns out what could be described as the crown jewel of the dessert kingdom: fudge. Yes, that same homemade, ooey gooey, melt-in-your-mouth delicacy grandma used to make, straight from the kettle into the pan. Creating

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-17 22:02:00

Sulphur Springs police release video of armed robbery suspect

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (KETK) - Sulphur Springs police have released video of the suspect in Friday's armed robbery. The robbery took place at Jon's Mini Mart in the 400 block of Hillcrest around 3:45 p.m. The suspect fled south on Highway 19 in a white single cab Ford Ranger pickup. The truck was a

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-17 19:01:32

East Texas fugitive known as "Stinky Butt" captured in Jacksonville

A man who escaped the custody of the Van Police Department in late November after he received medical treatment at a Tyler hospital is in custody. A press release from the Jacksonville Police Department said police received word Drashaydrian "Stinky Butt" Hunter, 26, was at an apartment in the Jack

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-16 14:43:00

Police make arrest after disturbance on Shiloh Road

Tyler police arrested one juvenile Friday night after responding to calls about a fight and gunshots fired. Police went to 2525 Shiloh Road after numerous call about a large fight at the location and at least four gunshots, according to a police department news release. As officers were en route, it

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-17 18:49:00

Woman who allegedly exposed 1-year-old to cocaine indicted

A Tyler woman who allegedly exposed a 1-year-old to cocaine has now been formally charged. Sheikaila Wright, 22, of Tyler was indicted March 1 by a Smith County grand jury for a charge of endangering a child. Wright was arrested on Jan. 31 and booked into the Smith County Jail. According to an arres


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


SPCA of Texas seizes 72 dogs from Van Zandt County

The SPCA of Texas is reporting the seizure of 72 dogs from an alleged puppy mill in Van Zandt County: Today, the SPCA of Texas, the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office and the Van Zandt County Constable, Pct. 2, seized and the SPCA of Texas took custody of 72 allegedly cruelly treated dogs and puppies


Van Zandt County deputies searching for wanted fugitive

The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office is searching for a wanted fugitive. Lee Harrison Gerber from the Wills Point/ Myrtle Springs area is wanted by the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office on multiple felony warrants. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to contact the Sheriff


VIDEO: Reporter captures dramatic end of 36-mile car chase in Van Zandt County

A video of the end of a 36-mile chase was captured by a KDFW photojournalist, and it shows the moment an officer says he had to make a critical decision regarding the use of his weapon. Aaron Woodcock, 36, of Rowlett, led numerous departments on a chase before he was finally captured outside a McDon


Suspect accused of robbing Tyler credit union at gunpoint charged

Police have charged the man they say robbed a Tyler credit union at gunpoint back in December. Wayne Alan Watson, 58, of Fort Worth was served an arrest warrant on Tuesday and charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Police say on Dec. 1, 2017, Watson was responsible for robbing the


Tyler woman indicted, injury to a child

Natasha Woods, a 31-year-old Tyler woman, was indicted on March 1, 2018 for injury to a child. According to the Smith County Jail Records, the offense took place on Jan. 24, 2018. She is also being held for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, search or transport. Woods is


Tyler woman uses story to combat domestic abuse

Shortly after Amber Pinkney arrived to work one night in July of 2009 at East Texas Medical Center, now UT Health Tyler, she knew things would never be the same. The man Pinkney had been in an on-again, off-again relationship with for several years was there and confronted her about their latest dis


Man sentenced to 25 years on drug charge

Zackary Ryan Clemons has been sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following his conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. According to a press release from Henderson County District Attorney Mark Hall, Clemons, 39, of Arp, was arrested