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Gov. Perry removes tweet about Travis County DA

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Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday night removed a tweet that had been sent from his account featuring a photograph of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Perry said the posting had been "unauthorized." More>>

Robbery suspects raid home, impersonate deputies

Robbery suspects impersonating deputies raided a home and put pillow cases over the homeowners' heads, according to police. More>>

SCSO: Robbery suspects get away with cash register

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SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - A Smith County convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint in the 11800 block of Highway 64 around 3:00 Sunday morning. More>>

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  • US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:07:19 GMT
    (KTBS) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard.More >>
    (KTBS) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard.More >>
  • Elvis Presley jets for sale

    Elvis Presley jets for sale

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:49:15 GMT
    Two jets once owned and personally designed by Elvis Presley are up for sale. One is named the "Lisa Marie," after Presley's daughter. The other is the "Hound Dog II," which was said to be Presley's back-up plane.More >>
    Two jets once owned and personally designed by Elvis Presley are up for sale. One is named the "Lisa Marie," after Presley's daughter. The other is the "Hound Dog II," which was said to be Presley's back-up plane.More >>
  • Angie's List: Replacing Your Tub with a Shower

    Angie's List: Replacing Your Tub with a Shower

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:26:24 GMT
    If your bathroom could use a little love -- it's a smart place to spend money. Behind kitchens -- bathrooms provide the second best return on investment when remodeling. More >>
    If your bathroom could use a little love -- it's a smart place to spend money. Behind kitchens -- bathrooms provide the second best return on investment when remodeling. More >>
  • Monday Morning Weather: Partly Cloudy, high mid-90's

    Monday Morning Weather: Partly Cloudy, high mid-90's

    East Texas (KYTX)-  Highs should reach the mid-90's again today. More >>
    East Texas (KYTX)-  Highs should reach the mid-90's again today. More >>
  • Business News: Toys 'R' Us reports losses

    Business News: Toys 'R' Us reports losses

    (CNN)- It's been less than fun and games for Toys 'R' Us.More >>
    (CNN)- It's been less than fun and games for Toys 'R' Us.More >>
  • Entertainment News: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union tied the knot

    Entertainment News: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union tied the knot

    (CNN)-  Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union tied the knot Saturday. More >>
    (CNN)-  Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union tied the knot Saturday. More >>
  • Health Alert: Health risks for obese children

    Health Alert: Health risks for obese children

    (CBS)- Obese kids are at nearly six times higher risk for hypertension than children who are normal weight. More >>
    (CBS)- Obese kids are at nearly six times higher risk for hypertension than children who are normal weight. More >>
  • Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

    Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

    The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the Independent reports.More >>
    The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the Independent reports.More >>
  • 49ers' Ray McDonald faces domestic violence charge

    49ers' Ray McDonald faces domestic violence charge

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:20:35 GMT
    TYLER (CNN) -- The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.San Jose, California, police arrested the San Francisco 49ers' starting defensive end Ray McDonald on Sunday on felony domestic violence charges.More >>
    TYLER (CNN) -- The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.San Jose, California, police arrested the San Francisco 49ers' starting defensive end Ray McDonald on Sunday on felony domestic violence charges.More >>
  • 5 killed in Colorado plane crash

    5 killed in Colorado plane crash

    Authorities say five people were killed when their small plane crashed Sunday near an airport north of Denver.


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    Authorities say five people were killed when their small plane crashed Sunday near an airport north of Denver.


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  • Libyan militia uses vacated U.S. Embassy in Libya as swim club

    Libyan militia uses vacated U.S. Embassy in Libya as swim club

    Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube on Sunday.More >>
    Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube on Sunday.More >>
  • San Antonio man shoots two kids during domestic dispute

    San Antonio man shoots two kids during domestic dispute

    A shooting in southeast San Antonio left two children riddled with gunshot wounds Saturday.


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    A shooting in southeast San Antonio left two children riddled with gunshot wounds Saturday.


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  • Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

    Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

    When you think of potentially fatal threats at the beach, you probably think of sharks or riptides. You probably don't worry about the sand. But that unexpected killer has now claimed at least three lives in the United States this summer.


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    When you think of potentially fatal threats at the beach, you probably think of sharks or riptides. You probably don't worry about the sand. But that unexpected killer has now claimed at least three lives in the United States this summer.


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  • Missing girl found dead in Northeast Dallas

    Missing girl found dead in Northeast Dallas

    A five-year-old girl was found dead in a vacant unit at a Northeast Dallas apartment complex Sunday afternoon after she had been reported missing.More >>
    A five-year-old girl was found dead in a vacant unit at a Northeast Dallas apartment complex Sunday afternoon after she had been reported missing.More >>
  • Gilmer's Hope House for Pets Hosts First Adoption Event

    Gilmer's Hope House for Pets Hosts First Adoption Event

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:50:26 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Gilmer's Hope House for Pets held its first-ever adoption event this weekend.The event happened in the Petsmart parking lot in Longview, and attempted to adopt out nearly 40 strays picked up in Upshur County. Hope House for Pets Director Cherie Nazzal runs the make-shift animal shelter at her vet clinic in Gilmer. She says a full service animal shelter could come to Gilmer in 5 years, but as of now most animals are still sent to the Humane Society of Northeast Texas in Longvi...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Gilmer's Hope House for Pets held its first-ever adoption event this weekend.The event happened in the Petsmart parking lot in Longview, and attempted to adopt out nearly 40 strays picked up in Upshur County. Hope House for Pets Director Cherie Nazzal runs the make-shift animal shelter at her vet clinic in Gilmer. She says a full service animal shelter could come to Gilmer in 5 years, but as of now most animals are still sent to the Humane Society of Northeast Texas in Longvi...More >>
  • Longview has seen Race Tensions Boil Over Similar to those in Ferguson

    Longview has seen Race Tensions Boil Over Similar to those in Ferguson

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:45:09 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A community gathering aimed at bringing races together.Former Longview Councilman Tony Powell says it's good to start the conversation about the status between whites and blacks here in East Texas. "I think we first have to understand what racism is, it is a tool used to not allow someone to obtain a certain thing." - Tony PowellThe meeting focused on telling a story from a dark time in Gregg County's history, when race riots erupted in the streets of Longview in 1919. The r...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A community gathering aimed at bringing races together.Former Longview Councilman Tony Powell says it's good to start the conversation about the status between whites and blacks here in East Texas. "I think we first have to understand what racism is, it is a tool used to not allow someone to obtain a certain thing." - Tony PowellThe meeting focused on telling a story from a dark time in Gregg County's history, when race riots erupted in the streets of Longview in 1919. The r...More >>
  • Is it too risky for the U.S. to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?

    Is it too risky for the U.S. to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?

    TYLER (CBS) -- As President Obama contemplates the use of military force to defeat Islamic militants in Syria, Congress is still divided on the question.
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    TYLER (CBS) -- As President Obama contemplates the use of military force to defeat Islamic militants in Syria, Congress is still divided on the question.

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  • Wilson Benefit Auction Raises $50,000 for Pipeline Explosion Victim's Family

    Wilson Benefit Auction Raises $50,000 for Pipeline Explosion Victim's Family

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:28:37 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -An auction to help a man's family who lost his life in a pipeline explosion saw major success.On August 1st,, Conner Wilson was clearing a right of way and accidentally hit a natural gas pipeline that exploded. The explosion killed Wilson leaving a financial burden on his family. The couple's small group at Mobberly Baptist Church set up this online auction to raise money. Organizer and family friend Matt Sikes says he is glad the community stepped up. "If the same thing happ...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -An auction to help a man's family who lost his life in a pipeline explosion saw major success.On August 1st,, Conner Wilson was clearing a right of way and accidentally hit a natural gas pipeline that exploded. The explosion killed Wilson leaving a financial burden on his family. The couple's small group at Mobberly Baptist Church set up this online auction to raise money. Organizer and family friend Matt Sikes says he is glad the community stepped up. "If the same thing happ...More >>
  • Family Honors June 15th Shooting Victim

    Family Honors June 15th Shooting Victim

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:22:17 GMT
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Relying on God to get through a tragedy, the family of Chanda Martin gathered at Pinewood Park this afternoon to remember the mother of two."She would just brighten up everyone's life. Always smiling, laughing, and caring." - Angela LillyLongview police say Martin, and 36-year-old Kim Rayson, were shot and killed by Isaiah Roberts on June 15th. It happened atthis house on the 300 block of Thelma Street. Roberts allegedly drove from Tyler to Longview, shot Rayson on the front ...More >>
    LONGVIEW (KYTX) -Relying on God to get through a tragedy, the family of Chanda Martin gathered at Pinewood Park this afternoon to remember the mother of two."She would just brighten up everyone's life. Always smiling, laughing, and caring." - Angela LillyLongview police say Martin, and 36-year-old Kim Rayson, were shot and killed by Isaiah Roberts on June 15th. It happened atthis house on the 300 block of Thelma Street. Roberts allegedly drove from Tyler to Longview, shot Rayson on the front ...More >>
  • ISIS siege of Iraqi town over after U.S. airstrikes, aid drops

    ISIS siege of Iraqi town over after U.S. airstrikes, aid drops

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:06:35 GMT
    (CNN)-- Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli, an Amerli resident and member of its self-defense force, told CNN on Sunday.More >>
    (CNN)-- Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli, an Amerli resident and member of its self-defense force, told CNN on Sunday.More >>
  • Fetus found in bathroom of DISD's Woodrow Wilson High

    Fetus found in bathroom of DISD's Woodrow Wilson High

    DALLAS (WFAA) -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School.More >>
    DALLAS (WFAA) -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School.More >>
  • Girl dies in sand cave collapse on Oregon coast

    Girl dies in sand cave collapse on Oregon coast

    A 9-year-old girl who was trapped beneath the sand when a sand cave collapsed is put into an ambulance in Lincoln City, Ore., Aug. 29, 2014.A 9-year-old girl who was trapped beneath the sand when a sand cave collapsed is put into an ambulance in Lincoln City, Ore., Aug. 29, 2014.
    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (CBS) -- A 9-year-old girl died Friday after a sand cave collapsed on the Oregon coast, trapping her beneath the sand.More >>
    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (CBS) -- A 9-year-old girl died Friday after a sand cave collapsed on the Oregon coast, trapping her beneath the sand.More >>
  • Accidental shooting leaves one dead, another charged

    Accidental shooting leaves one dead, another charged

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    SHELBY COUNTY (KYTX) -  A 21-year-old man is dead and another is man is charged with manslaughter after an accidental shooting in Shelby County. More >>
    SHELBY COUNTY (KYTX) -  A 21-year-old man is dead and another is man is charged with manslaughter after an accidental shooting in Shelby County. More >>
  • TPWD representatives urge caution when boating Labor Day weekend

    TPWD representatives urge caution when boating Labor Day weekend

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:08:09 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - As american workers take a break for Labor Day, many opt to spend their time relaxing on the water. Texas Parks and Wildlife representatives say  Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest boating weekends of the year.And while they encourage everyone to have fun out there they say safety should come first. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX) - As american workers take a break for Labor Day, many opt to spend their time relaxing on the water. Texas Parks and Wildlife representatives say  Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest boating weekends of the year.And while they encourage everyone to have fun out there they say safety should come first. More >>
  • War Veteran honored with Kiepersol bourbon named in his honor

    War Veteran honored with Kiepersol bourbon named in his honor

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:59:09 GMT
    BULLARD (KYTX) - An east Texas world world two veteran now has his name and face on a bottle of Kiepersol bourbon. James Hines was a Navy pilot. Saturday he signed bottles of the special brew. The design of the bottle features the signature aviator glasses pilots were known for wearing.More >>
    BULLARD (KYTX) - An east Texas world world two veteran now has his name and face on a bottle of Kiepersol bourbon. James Hines was a Navy pilot. Saturday he signed bottles of the special brew. The design of the bottle features the signature aviator glasses pilots were known for wearing.More >>
  • Three million flee civil war in Syria

    Three million flee civil war in Syria

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:17:05 GMT
    GENEVA (CBS) -- The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across the border, and 6.5 million others have been displaced within Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, the Geneva-based agency said.More >>
    GENEVA (CBS) -- The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.More >>
  • Two Liberian medical workers discharged after recovering from Ebola

    Two Liberian medical workers discharged after recovering from Ebola

    A health worker wearing a protective suit conducts an Ebola prevention drill at the port in Monrovia on Friday, August 29. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever. A health worker wearing a protective suit conducts an Ebola prevention drill at the port in Monrovia on Friday, August 29. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever.
    Voinjama, Liberia (CNN) -- Two more medical workers have survived Ebola.More >>
    Voinjama, Liberia (CNN) -- Two more medical workers have survived Ebola.More >>
  • UPDATE: Abbott accepts invitation to another televised debate

    UPDATE: Abbott accepts invitation to another televised debate

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:40:56 GMT
    UPDATE:  AUSTIN (KYTX) -- Texans for Greg Abbott today confirmed the acceptance of an invitation from KERA, NBC5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News to participate in a statewide televised debate on September 30, 2014 at 8 p.m.More >>
    UPDATE:  AUSTIN (KYTX) -- Texans for Greg Abbott today confirmed the acceptance of an invitation from KERA, NBC5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News to participate in a statewide televised debate on September 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. More >>
  • NJCAA Rules TVCC Must Strike All Wins from Successful 2013 Football Season

    NJCAA Rules TVCC Must Strike All Wins from Successful 2013 Football Season

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:40:32 GMT
    Trinity Valley Community College posted on its website Friday that it must vacate all the wins from its successful 2013 season. In other words it's like the games never happened and no one wins.More >>
    Trinity Valley Community College posted on its website Friday that it must vacate all the wins from its successful 2013 season. In other words it's like the games never happened and no one wins.More >>
  • Drug deal in Nacogdoches derailed

    Drug deal in Nacogdoches derailed

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:22:48 GMT
    NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) -- Nacogdoches County deputies stopped a drug deal in progress Friday around 11:30 am following a call at a residence located on Paradise Drive. Deputies arrived on the scene and became suspicious of three suspects at the residence.More >>
    NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) -- Nacogdoches County deputies stopped a drug deal in progress Friday around 11:30 am following a call at a residence located on Paradise Drive. Deputies arrived on the scene and became suspicious of three suspects at the residence.
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  • NFL new domestic violence policy gains ETX support

    NFL new domestic violence policy gains ETX support

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:19:28 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) NFL players, coaches and staff have a new rule to follow, and if someone breaks it, the penalties will be stiff. Thursday the NFL commissioner announced a new policy against domestic violence. The new policy comes one month after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice admitted to assaulting his then fiancee. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX) NFL players, coaches and staff have a new rule to follow, and if someone breaks it, the penalties will be stiff. Thursday the NFL commissioner announced a new policy against domestic violence. The new policy comes one month after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice admitted to assaulting his then fiancee. More >>
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  • New semester brings more fake IDs but local bar owners say they have a 0 tolerance policy

    New semester brings more fake IDs but local bar owners say they have a 0 tolerance policy

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:16:35 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX)-We're talking a lot about heading back to school these days and college students are part of that group. A new semester brings new textbooks and professors, but what about a new fake ID?As summer ends and college students return to East Texas, some may be bringing back more than they left with, like a fake ID. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX)-We're talking a lot about heading back to school these days and college students are part of that group. A new semester brings new textbooks and professors, but what about a new fake ID?As summer ends and college students return to East Texas, some may be bringing back more than they left with, like a fake ID. More >>
  • 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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