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Appeals court upholds life sentences for former Gilmer Pastor on child sex crimes

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GILMER (KYTX) – The Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana has upheld six life sentences after a jury convicted a former Gilmer Pastor last year of indecency with a child, and aggravated sexual assault of a child. More>>

Smith Co. Murder Victim Had Injuries to Face, Son Arrested

Photo: Randall Britton, Smith Co. Sheriff's Office Photo: Randall Britton, Smith Co. Sheriff's Office
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Randall Britton, 28, of Tyler has been charged with murder in the death of his father. More>>

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. More>>

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  • Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff's Office makes arrest in fraud identification cards

    Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff's Office makes arrest in fraud identification cards

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:51:08 GMT
    Photo: Andres Marrero, Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Andres Marrero, Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff's Office
    NACOGDOCHES CO. (KYTX)- The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has executed two search warrants Friday afternoon that has led to the arrest of one person for making fraudulent identification cards.More >>
    NACOGDOCHES CO. (KYTX)- The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has executed two search warrants Friday afternoon that has led to the arrest of one person for making fraudulent identification cards.More >>
  • Kidnapped Amish girls were sexually abused, prosecutor says

    Kidnapped Amish girls were sexually abused, prosecutor says

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:38:11 GMT
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    (CNN) -- The two Amish girls kidnapped last week in upstate New York were sexually abused while in captivity, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said.More >>
    (CNN) -- The two Amish girls kidnapped last week in upstate New York were sexually abused while in captivity, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said.More >>
  • Former Sen. Jim Jeffords has died

    Former Sen. Jim Jeffords has died

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:08:47 GMT
    Photo: Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, CNNPhoto: Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, CNN
    (CNN) -- Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.More >>
  • Kurds say they have taken Mosul Dam

    Kurds say they have taken Mosul Dam

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:04:08 GMT
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    (CNN) -- Kurdish forces have control of Mosul Dam, said Hemin Hawrami, the foreign relations head for the Kurdistan Democratic Party.More >>
    (CNN) -- Kurdish forces have control of Mosul Dam, said Hemin Hawrami, the foreign relations head for the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
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  • UPDATE: TISD names Dr. Marty Crawford as superintendent

    UPDATE: TISD names Dr. Marty Crawford as superintendent

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:28:20 GMT
    Dr. Marty L. CrawfordDr. Marty L. Crawford
    UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX)- Dr. Marty Lane Crawford has been named TISD Superintendent.More >>
    UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX)- Dr. Marty Lane Crawford has been named TISD Superintendent. More >>
  • Fort Hood soldier killed has been named

    Fort Hood soldier killed has been named

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:24:48 GMT
    FORT HOOD (KYTX) -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died August 13 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen.More >>
    FORT HOOD (KYTX) -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died August 13 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen.More >>
  • Commerce man charged with possession or promotion of child pornography

    Commerce man charged with possession or promotion of child pornography

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:14:10 GMT
    COMMERCE (KYTX)— A 31-year-old Commerce resident faces charges of possession or promotion of child pornography.More >>
    COMMERCE (KYTX)— A 31-year-old Commerce resident faces charges of possession or promotion of child pornography.More >>
  • Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations app is available

    Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations app is available

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:07:16 GMT
    Photo: TPWPhoto: TPW
    AUSTIN (TPW) -- The official Outdoor Annual - Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations app is now available for free download on iOS and Android platforms, providing sportsmen with mobile access to information they can use in the field and on the water.More >>
    AUSTIN (TPW) -- The official Outdoor Annual - Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations app is now available for free download on iOS and Android platforms, providing sportsmen with mobile access to information they can use in the field and on the water.More >>
  • Gregg Co. voters to decide on creating ESD in November

    Gregg Co. voters to decide on creating ESD in November

    LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Gregg County Commissioners this morning have called an election this November for voters in the county's southwestern areas to decide whether to create an emergency services district, or ESD #2.More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Gregg County Commissioners this morning have called an election this November for voters in the county's southwestern areas to decide whether to create an emergency services district, or ESD #2.More >>
  • DPS enhances patrols for Labor Day enforcement period

    DPS enhances patrols for Labor Day enforcement period

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:24:08 GMT
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through September 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.More >>
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through September 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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  • Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

    Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- An independent autopsy into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot him, family attorney Daryl Parks said Monday at a news conference.More >>
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- An independent autopsy into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot him, family attorney Daryl Parks said Monday at a news conference.More >>
  • Monday morning weather: 20% chance showers/t-storms, high 93

    Monday morning weather: 20% chance showers/t-storms, high 93

    East Texas (KYTX)- Good Monday morning! A mid-level disturbance near the I-20 corridor will continue to trigger scattered showers/thunderstorms during the morning hours through 1 pm today. More >>
    East Texas (KYTX)- Good Monday morning! A mid-level disturbance near the I-20 corridor will continue to trigger scattered showers/thunderstorms during the morning hours through 1 pm today. More >>
  • 250 injured after strong earthquake hits Iran near border with Iraq

    250 injured after strong earthquake hits Iran near border with Iraq

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:57:20 GMT
    A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, injuring at least 250 people in a region near the border with Iraq. Local authorities said they fear the quake may have caused widespread destruction in rural areas.More >>
    A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, injuring at least 250 people in a region near the border with Iraq. Local authorities said they fear the quake may have caused widespread destruction in rural areas.More >>
  • Malaysia searches for Pakistani suspect over alleged MH370 theft

    Malaysia searches for Pakistani suspect over alleged MH370 theft

    Malaysian police are still searching for a Pakistani national over the alleged theft of money from bank accounts belonging to four people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to Malaysian investigators.More >>
    Malaysian police are still searching for a Pakistani national over the alleged theft of money from bank accounts belonging to four people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to Malaysian investigators.More >>
  • National Guard troops headed to Ferguson, MO

    National Guard troops headed to Ferguson, MO

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:09:20 GMT
    An executive order from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon sends National Guard Troops to Ferguson. Police officers in riot gear ordered people off the streets in Ferguson overnight, as a second night of a mandatory midnight curfew went into effect. More >>
    An executive order from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon sends National Guard Troops to Ferguson. Police officers in riot gear ordered people off the streets in Ferguson overnight, as a second night of a mandatory midnight curfew went into effect. More >>
  • Angie's List: Freon Costs

    Angie's List: Freon Costs

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:53:01 GMT
    Two years ago, Angie's List warned consumers about the rising cost of Freon. A recent check shows prices continue to soar.R-22, or the brand name Freon, depletes the ozone. More >>
    Two years ago, Angie's List warned consumers about the rising cost of Freon. A recent check shows prices continue to soar.R-22, or the brand name Freon, depletes the ozone. More >>
  • Entertainment News: Pop singer is a mom again

    Entertainment News: Pop singer is a mom again

    (CNN)-Christina Aguilera is a mom again. More >>
    (CNN)-Christina Aguilera is a mom again. More >>
  • Ebola outbreak delays Mercy Ships sail to Africa

    Ebola outbreak delays Mercy Ships sail to Africa

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:00:24 GMT
    TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS (KYTX)– Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa.More >>
    TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS (KYTX)– Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa.
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  • Business News: Sprint is looking to cut prices

    Business News: Sprint is looking to cut prices

    (CBS)- Sprint is looking to attract more customers by cutting prices. More >>
    (CBS)- Sprint is looking to attract more customers by cutting prices. More >>
  • Health Alert: HPV vaccine lasts longer than originally suggested

    Health Alert: HPV vaccine lasts longer than originally suggested

    (CBS)-The HPV vaccine remains effective long after initial vaccination.More >>
    (CBS)-The HPV vaccine remains effective long after initial vaccination.More >>
  • Hundreds gather for Vigilance ride to remember injured, killed cyclists

    Hundreds gather for Vigilance ride to remember injured, killed cyclists

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:02:00 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) More than 200 bikers gathered in Tyler Sunday for the first "Vigilance Ride." The event comes just a week after cyclist -- Janice Phillips -- was critically injured after being hit by a car near Troup.Phillips' condition is improving...but as we know -- that's not always the case. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX) More than 200 bikers gathered in Tyler Sunday for the first "Vigilance Ride." The event comes just a week after cyclist -- Janice Phillips -- was critically injured after being hit by a car near Troup.Phillips' condition is improving...but as we know -- that's not always the case. More >>
  • Galilee Divas share ministry through food

    Galilee Divas share ministry through food

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-18 02:55:40 GMT
    FLINT (KYTX) - A group of church-going women in Flint is making cooking their form of ministry.While services are happening in the sanctuary at Galilee Baptist Church in Flint -- the Galilee Divas spend their time preparing food in the church's kitchen.More >>
    FLINT (KYTX) - A group of church-going women in Flint is making cooking their form of ministry.While services are happening in the sanctuary at Galilee Baptist Church in Flint -- the Galilee Divas spend their time preparing food in the church's kitchen.More >>
  • GymTyler organizes first special needs cheer squad

    GymTyler organizes first special needs cheer squad

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-18 02:51:39 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) -Some extra special young ladies are getting their first taste -- of life as a cheerleader. GymTyler gymnastics held an open house Sunday for a new cheer team just for children with special needs.Organizers say that too often kids with special needs are left out of extracurricular activities.You can still sign up for the team just call GymTyler gymnastics.More >>
    TYLER (KYTX) -Some extra special young ladies are getting their first taste -- of life as a cheerleader. GymTyler gymnastics held an open house Sunday for a new cheer team just for children with special needs.Organizers say that too often kids with special needs are left out of extracurricular activities.You can still sign up for the team just call GymTyler gymnastics.More >>
  • Man gets a tattoo for his son who died from SIDS.

    Man gets a tattoo for his son who died from SIDS.

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:51:26 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -At 59 years old, Steve Fleet just got his first-ever tattoo.His grandson Keagen died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2005. Fleet says he wanted a permanent reminder of his little angel."I never forget about him, I just wanted a way to formally memorialize him." - Steve FleetHis tattoo is of a death skull something that for him, symbolizes the pain of losing someone you love.He got the tattoo at longview's ink life tattoo and music festival. Fleet says the needle going thro...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -At 59 years old, Steve Fleet just got his first-ever tattoo.His grandson Keagen died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2005. Fleet says he wanted a permanent reminder of his little angel."I never forget about him, I just wanted a way to formally memorialize him." - Steve FleetHis tattoo is of a death skull something that for him, symbolizes the pain of losing someone you love.He got the tattoo at longview's ink life tattoo and music festival. Fleet says the needle going thro...More >>
  • Simplified Sanitation Begins Monday in Longview

    Simplified Sanitation Begins Monday in Longview

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:26:03 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A new system for trash pick-up begins in Longview tomorrow morning. The city is launching the Simplified Collection Program in an effort to streamline recycling and trash collection and to encourage more people to recycle.Customers were given bigger carts to separate trash from recyclables. And new garbage trucks with automated arms mean employees won't have to pick each bag up themselves."The main thing we wanted to do is increase participation in our recycling program. We...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A new system for trash pick-up begins in Longview tomorrow morning. The city is launching the Simplified Collection Program in an effort to streamline recycling and trash collection and to encourage more people to recycle.Customers were given bigger carts to separate trash from recyclables. And new garbage trucks with automated arms mean employees won't have to pick each bag up themselves."The main thing we wanted to do is increase participation in our recycling program. We...More >>
  • Good Shepherd Hosts First-Ever "Game Ready"

    Good Shepherd Hosts First-Ever "Game Ready"

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:13:45 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Local high school athletes spent their Saturday preparing for the upcoming season. The athletes took a timeout from the field, and stepped into the classroom to learn about preventingserious injuries while playing.A room stocked with soccer players, basketball players, track stars, and football stars. Saturday morningwas the inaugural "Game Ready" day at Good Shepherd's Institute for Healthy Living.Marco Hernandez is a track athlete for Hallsville ISD, he says he wants to sta...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Local high school athletes spent their Saturday preparing for the upcoming season. The athletes took a timeout from the field, and stepped into the classroom to learn about preventingserious injuries while playing.A room stocked with soccer players, basketball players, track stars, and football stars. Saturday morningwas the inaugural "Game Ready" day at Good Shepherd's Institute for Healthy Living.Marco Hernandez is a track athlete for Hallsville ISD, he says he wants to sta...More >>
  • House Fire in South Longview

    House Fire in South Longview

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:00:24 GMT
    LONGVIEW - A house fire on the 1500 block of Dixon Street was put out just minutes ago. The Longview Fire Department says the cause of the fire is still under investigation but a person walking by noticed smoke. The fire happened just before 6 p.m. and there were no injuries in this fireMore >>
    LONGVIEW - A house fire on the 1500 block of Dixon Street was put out just minutes ago. The Longview Fire Department says the cause of the fire is still under investigation but a person walking by noticed smoke. The fire happened just before 6 p.m. and there were no injuries in this fireMore >>
  • Dogs Get the Chance to Cool Off at Ingram Pool in Longview

    Dogs Get the Chance to Cool Off at Ingram Pool in Longview

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:56:18 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Longview's annual Dog Days of Summer took place early Saturday morning.The day allowed dog owners to jump into Longview pools with their furry loved ones.. It's an annual event that happens the week after Longview's public pools close. 9-year-old Gracie Sist brought her dog out to Ingram Park for the swim, she says it was a blast. "This is her first time swimming, but her tail is up, that means she is happy." - Gracie SIst, Dog OwnerThe Dog Days of Summer is typically held at...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Longview's annual Dog Days of Summer took place early Saturday morning.The day allowed dog owners to jump into Longview pools with their furry loved ones.. It's an annual event that happens the week after Longview's public pools close. 9-year-old Gracie Sist brought her dog out to Ingram Park for the swim, she says it was a blast. "This is her first time swimming, but her tail is up, that means she is happy." - Gracie SIst, Dog OwnerThe Dog Days of Summer is typically held at...More >>
  • Three dead in Eastland County plane crash

    Three dead in Eastland County plane crash

    Three people were killed when their small plane crashed in Eastland County on August 16, 2014. Three people were killed when their small plane crashed in Eastland County on August 16, 2014.
    RANGER (WFAA) - All three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Eastland County late Saturday night, the FAA said.More >>
    RANGER (WFAA) - All three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Eastland County late Saturday night, the FAA said.More >>
  • Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police

    Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 13:15:40 GMT
    MARYLAND (CNN) - A 3-year-old girl died Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gunbattle, said police in Prince George's County, Maryland.More >>
    MARYLAND (CNN) - A 3-year-old girl died Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gunbattle, said police in Prince George's County, Maryland.More >>
  • Maude Cobb Becomes a Tattoo Parlor

    Maude Cobb Becomes a Tattoo Parlor

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:00:38 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -A 3-day festival that brings tattoo artists from as far away as London is in Longview this weekend.The festival features more than 200 tattoo artists. Thousands of East Texans are flocking to Longview to get in line to get a permanent mark etched into their skin. Event CoordinatorCarl Murray says it's turning the Maude Cobb Convention Center into one big tattoo parlor. "This is like the oldest, greatest, latest fashion trend. This art has been around forever and it's illustra...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -A 3-day festival that brings tattoo artists from as far away as London is in Longview this weekend.The festival features more than 200 tattoo artists. Thousands of East Texans are flocking to Longview to get in line to get a permanent mark etched into their skin. Event CoordinatorCarl Murray says it's turning the Maude Cobb Convention Center into one big tattoo parlor. "This is like the oldest, greatest, latest fashion trend. This art has been around forever and it's illustra...More >>
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  • National Guard troops arrived in Rio Grande Valley

    National Guard troops arrived in Rio Grande Valley

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:48:27 GMT
    The first wave National Guard Troops are in the Rio Grande Valley. They're manning observation posts at several locations.More >>
    The first wave National Guard Troops are in the Rio Grande Valley. They're manning observation posts at several locations.More >>
  • Musical events head to East Texas

    Musical events head to East Texas

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:13:46 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Music fans ... get ready to mark your calendars. Dozens of artists and bands will make their way to east texas in the next few weeks. Danny Mogle from our news partner the Tyler Paper joined us for a preview.More >>
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Music fans ... get ready to mark your calendars. Dozens of artists and bands will make their way to east texas in the next few weeks. Danny Mogle from our news partner the Tyler Paper joined us for a preview.More >>
  • Friday morning weather: Mostly sunny, high 93

    Friday morning weather: Mostly sunny, high 93

    East Texas (KYTX)-Good Friday morning! A hotter forecast is in store for us over the next several days. More >>
    East Texas (KYTX)-Good Friday morning! A hotter forecast is in store for us over the next several days. More >>
  • Emergency Medical Students to benefit from TJC, ETMC partnership

    Emergency Medical Students to benefit from TJC, ETMC partnership

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:07:49 GMT
    Tyler Junior College and East Texas Medical Center today announced a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the College's emergency medical services professions (EMSP) program – which provides certificates and associate degrees to graduates – as well as provide improved professional development opportunities for ETMC.More >>
    Tyler Junior College and East Texas Medical Center today announced a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the College's emergency medical services professions (EMSP) program – which provides certificates and associate degrees to graduates – as well as provide improved professional development opportunities for ETMC.
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  • TISD registration begins today

    TISD registration begins today

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:26:51 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX)-Registration for Tyler ISD schools for the upcoming school year begins today .Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency and withdrawal form, if the student is moving from another district. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX)-Registration for Tyler ISD schools for the upcoming school year begins today .Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency and withdrawal form, if the student is moving from another district. More >>
  • Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

    Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:03:47 GMT
    One of the countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope. There is now a call out to the international community to step up support.More >>
    One of the countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope. There is now a call out to the international community to step up support.More >>
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