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Trial delayed for Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, man accused of killing Kayla Gomez-Orozco

The trial for Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, the man accused of killing 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco, likely won't take place until early next year. The defense made a motion to move the trial back to February because the DNA and trace evidence results will not be back from the Texas Department of Public

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-21 17:31:00

Multiple fire departments fight fire at Tree USA near Lindale

Five fire departments are fighting an out of control burn at Trees USA at 14352 Farm-to-Market Road 849, near Lindale. Officials from the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office and the Smith County Sheriff's Office Environmental Crimes Unit are on the scene and the Texas Forestry Service is on the way.

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-20 22:43:00

City of Tyler found not liable for slag tire damage, offers some drivers 'good will' payment

Following January's ice storm, many Tyler drivers were left with punctured tires caused by slag, a metal bi-product the City of Tyler put down to help drivers keep traction on icy roads. On March 20, the city said they have chosen an alternative product and have been processing damage claims. "They

KLTV - 2018-03-20 23:27:14

19-year-old Athens man pleads guilty to possessing ricin

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A 19-year-old Athens man has pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of ricin in the Eastern District of Texas. Abel Keith Fulton pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love. According to information presented in court, from August to September 2016, Fulto

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-20 23:16:06

Tyler police seeking man who assaulted woman while impersonating officer

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - The Tyler Police Department is searching for a man who assaulted a woman while impersonating an officer overnight. Officials responded to a call around 12:35 a.m., at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Farm-to-Market Road 2813 after a female said she was assaulted by

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:06:30

Tyler woman indicted for evading arrest, driving while intoxicated

Aurora Perez-Villanueva, a 28-year-old Tyler woman, was indicted on March 14, 2018 for evading arrest and driving while intoxicated in November of 2017. According to the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, this is not Perez-Villanueva's first DWI offense, with at least three total counts in her

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-19 23:46:00

UPDATE: Authorities searching for suspect involved with suspicious package found at ETX post office

UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): Authorities are searching for the suspect involved with the suspicious package found on Wednesday morning at the Laird Hill Post Office . Deputies have informed CBS19 that the package had a string attached to it and contained a nail sealing device. The scene around the post of

CBS19.TV - 2018-03-21 17:11:00

Affidavit: Chandler duo accused of exposing baby to meth

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has charged a Chandler man and woman accused of exposing a 10-month-old child to methamphetamines. Christian Alexander David Hart, 25, and Katie Lynn Sheppard, 22, are each charged with endangering a child. They were arrested Sunday and are each being held on a

KLTV - 2018-03-20 17:39:05

Tyler police searching for man impersonating police officer

Tyler police are investigating a report of someone impersonating law enforcement. Just after midnight, a woman reported being pulled over by a dark-colored SUV with red and blue dash mounted lights at South Broadway and Farm-to-Market Road 2813. The victim said a white man around 30-years-old approa

KLTV - 2018-03-20 10:55:36

Tyler man gets 8 years for child porn, solicitation conviction

A Tyler man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and an online solicitation charge and accepted eight-year prison sentences on each. Court records show Benjamin Andrew Cole, 34, entered the plea in Judge Kerry Russell's court Monday morning. DPS troopers arrested Cole in August on charges


Robber posing as a cop assaults woman during Tyler traffic stop

Tyler police are searching for a would-be robber who made a traffic stop while posing as a police officer this week, officials said. A woman reported being pulled over by a dark sport utility vehicle early Tuesday, Tyler police spokesman Don Martin said. The victim had just left Walmart and was trav

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-03-20 18:23:00

Tyler man formally charged after leading DPS on chase in Gregg, Smith counties

A Tyler man has been indicted after leading DPS on a high-speed pursuit in January, that spanned through Gregg and Smith Counties. Aaron Slagle, 37, of Tyler has been indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle and forgery. On Jan. 24, 2018, Slagle along with his passenger, Kalie Kinlaw, 35, of Kilgo

KLTV - 2018-03-19 21:55:10

Minor injuries reported after head-on collision in Tyler

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A head-on collision resulted in minor injuries Monday morning in Tyler. According to the TPD, the wreck occurred around 7:10 a.m., at the intersection of East 5th Street and South Southeast Loop 323, near Planet Fitness. TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A head-on collision resulted in min


Tyler woman arrested on an arson charge

Travesa Mallard Danyet Shun, 31 was arrested by Tyler officials and booked into the Smith County jail shortly after 9 p.m., according to jail records. Shun is being held on a $150,000 bond, according to judicial records. Calls to the Tyler Fire Department regarding the incident have not been return


Multiple taken to hospital after vehicle crashes into tree

Multiple people have been transported to UT Health East Texas in Tyler after a car crashed into a tree in Jackson Heights. According to the Jackson Heights VFD, the wreck happened in the 17000 block of FM 2767 Sunday afternoon. Officials said one person was, "heavily entrapped in the wreckage." "


Tyler Spiritual Leader announces candidacy for State Representative

There's a new candidate in the race for for Texas House of Representatives District 6. He's Rabbi Neal Katz. He made the announcement Monday night at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, as part of his official community kick-off. Rabbi Katz is a religious leader, affiliated with neither Republicans nor De

KLTV - 2018-03-20 01:13:48

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


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


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


HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? Tyler police seeking help identifying mall thief

Officers from the Tyler Police Department need help identifying a suspect who went into Dillard's and stole several Coach items. If you or anyone you know has information about the suspect please call Detective Brock at 903-535-0122 or call Tyler Crimestoppers at 903-597-2833. Officers from the Tyle