Tyler Man Dies in 3-Vehicle Rusk County Crash
TATUM — Authorities have identified the drivers in a Monday morning three-vehicle collision in Rusk County that resulted in a Tyler man’s death. According to KETK, DPS Trooper Jean Dark says a GMC truck was headed east on FM 1716 at 6:48 a.m. on Monday when the vehicle drove into the westbound lane and struck a Chevy pickup head-on. After the vehicles collided, the GMC came to rest in the middle of the road and was hit by a 2014 Dodge truck traveling east. The Chevy rolled and stopped on its side facing east. The driver of the GMC, Kenneth Steele, 37, of Tyler, was killed. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bonnie Miller pronounced Steele dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt during the wreck. Steele’s body was taken to Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. Read more …
Tyler Police Search for Aggravated Robbery Suspect
TYLER — Tyler Police are investigating a report of an aggravated robbery Monday night. It happened around 9:20 at the Family Dollar, 1527 WNW Loop 323. According to the clerk, a black male entered the store wearing a grey hoodie and blue bandana covering his face. He reportedly pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded all the money from the register and fled on foot. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.
Cherokee Co. Jailer Resigns, Charged with Improper Sexual Activity
RUSK — A Cherokee County jailer has resigned and been charged with improper sexual activity with an inmate. According to KETK, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says after a former inmate’s release from jail, she reported to a separate law enforcement agency that a jailer had engaged in improper physical contact with her during her time in jail. The other agency then contacted Sheriff James Campbell. Authorities say an investigation was immediately opened. Due to the serious nature of the allegations, the Texas Rangers were asked to assist in the investigation, according to officials. The jailer resigned at the start of the investigation. Read more …
Guilty Plea to a Cherokee County Murder
JACKSONVILLE – A man has entered a guilty plea in state district court in Rusk to capital murder in the death of well-known and well-liked Pop Warner coach Stacy Dewayne Hunter. Jimmy Deshawn Mosley Jr, 26, entered the plea in connection with the October 2012 shooting death. In exchange for the plea, it was recommended that Mosley be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. State district judge Dwight Phifer accepted the plea and sentenced Mosley to life. Hunter was shot outside Hunter’s club. The killing is said to have occurred as Mosley tried to rob the club after it closed. Mosley turned himself in to authorities a couple of hours after the shooting.
Junior High Football Player Hospitalized; Games Canceled
MARSHALL – The Marshall Independent School District has canceled its eighth-grade football games until further notice after a player was hospitalized following his collapse during practice. According to KETK and the Marshall News-Messenger, the district reports Khalil Wallace collapsed at practice Monday and was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where he was stabilized before being taken to LSU Hospital in Shreveport. The cause of the collapse is unknown at this time, but school officials say Wallace is in stable condition and breathing on his own.
Two Accused of Longview Drug Store Burglary
LONGVIEW – Two men have been arrested and charged with breaking into Louis Morgan Drugs on South High Street in Longview. Authorities say the men were caught after they ran from the business around 4:00 Sunday morning. They were said to have taken from the drug store three bottles of drugs and $2,500 in cash. They are identified as Reginal Duane Williams, 26, (pictured) and Terrance D. Edwards, 34, both of Longview. Each man is charged with burglary of a building and possession of a controlled substance. Each man’s bond was set at $60,000.
Puppy Rescued from Storm Drain
LONGVIEW — A Longview lawman’s discovery leads to the rescue of a puppy who’d become stuck in a storm drain. Longview police and KETK report Officer Anthony Minyard was on routine patrol in the area of 12th St. and Millie when he heard the puppy screaming. He got out of his patrol car to investigate and found the puppy had fallen down the 30-foot drain. Police say he immediately called Animal Control Officer Chris Kemper. Kemper came out and determined that he would need the help of the Longview Fire Dept. to rescue the puppy. With the assistance of LFD, Kemper climbed down into the storm drain and rescued the approximately 5-month-old German shepherd pup. The puppy has been taken to a local vet is expected to survive.
SFA Shows Up Well in Magazine Rankings
NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University has once again been named to the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best regional universities. Shirley Luna, SFA Executive Director of University Marketing Communication, says, “We think that we have the right combination of student engagement here, student opportunities for engagement, both within the classroom and in extracurricular activities.” Additionally, for the first time in recent history, SFA was featured on the Forbes Magazine list of America’s top colleges. SFA was ranked 617th from 3,500 eligible colleges and universities nationwide.
More Paddlefish Stocked at Caddo Lake
KARNACK (AP/Staff) – About 2,000 more paddlefish have been released into Caddo Lake after apparent success with initial restocking of the rare creatures. State and federal wildlife agencies joined conservation groups for Tuesday’s release. In March about 50 paddlefish implanted with radio transmitters were put into Caddo Lake and the Big Cypress Bayou. Officials with the Nature Conservancy say early data indicates those fish are doing remarkably well. The paddlefish experiment is part of a larger five-year project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how water is released from Lake O’ the Pines Dam. The releases are meant to mimic the watershed’s natural flows, along with flood control. Observers hope that paddlefish, on the Texas list of threatened marine life, will once again flourish.
Officials Say No to Alcohol Sales at Gun Shows
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas officials have backed off on a plan to allow restricted alcohol sales at some gun shows. The Alcoholic Beverage Commission says it was flooded with negative responses to the idea meant to aid the annual convention of the Dallas Safari Club. Traditional gun show operators say they were worried about mixing guns and booze.
Texas Requests for Gun Purchases Plummet
HOUSTON (AP) – The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this year. The Houston Chronicle reports the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has received 182,000 fewer requests to purchase firearms so far in 2014 compared to this time last year. Experts say the rush to buy guns is slowing down as fears of stricter federal regulation wane. Sales spiked across the nation after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school massacre in 2012. A Texas State Rifle Association spokeswoman says some of the public’s concerns have relaxed since Congress didn’t take action.
Another Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing
AUSTIN (AP/Staff) – Another passenger jet encounters a problem in the air. Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet have used slides to evacuate after the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, declared an emergency, and safely returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport spokesman Jason Zielinski says nobody was hurt in Tuesday morning’s incident involving Flight 481 bound for Dallas Love Field. Read more …
Woman Breaks Window, Rescues Baby in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A 9-month-old boy has been treated for dehydration after being rescued from a hot car in San Antonio by a woman who used a tire iron to smash the windshield. Angela Radtke said Monday that she knew she had to get the baby out of the locked car in a grocery store parking lot. Police say store surveillance video shows the baby was in the car nearly 40 minutes. Radtke, who’s a retired Army captain with three children, says the boy in the infant seat appeared red and sweaty. She says she’s been trained to immediately assess a situation and then act. Police arrested the father on a child endangerment charge when he emerged from the market. He allegedly said he forgot the baby. Child Protective Services is investigating.
Former Teacher Gets 17 Years for Child Porn
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A former San Antonio high school science teacher has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for using a cellphone to record himself having sex with a 15-year-old student. A judge handed down the sentence to 45-year-old Marcus Revilla on Monday without the possibility for parole. He pleaded guilty in June to producing child pornography. The former Memorial High School teacher says the improper relationship began in 2013. He resigned in March. Revilla says his actions were stupid and that he “fell in love” with the victim.
Authorities Seize Liquid Meth at Texas Border
LAREDO (AP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have seized nearly $800,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine from a man who was carrying the drugs in fruit juice bottles. CBP Port Director Joseph Misenhelter tells KSAT-TV the bottles were in plain sight on a bus at the U.S.-Mexico border. He says the passenger at the Laredo Port of Entry was carrying 10 bottles that contained nearly 25 pounds of the liquid. The 18-year-old man from Pasadena, California, was arrested Friday. Authorities haven’t released the man’s identity. He was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations agents.
South Texas City Adopts Stricter Tattoo Policy
BALCONES HEIGHTS (AP) – A San Antonio-area city has toughened its tattoo regulations for municipal employees four months after an off-duty officer was killed at his tattoo parlor. The Balcones Heights City Council passed an ordinance on Monday that prohibits visible tattoos for employees at work. KENS-TV reports the mayor pro tem says the policy comes in response to the May death of Officer Julian Pesina. He had a number of tattoos and police say his death might have been gang related. They say two masked suspects opened fire May 4 as Pesina closed a tattoo shop that he co-owned. The city police chief resigned in July following a complaint from an officer who says the chief ignored warnings about Pesina possibly having gang ties. The chief has denied the allegations.
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Today in History
Today in History for 23rd September 2014- Historical Events 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses. 1877 - Hurricane strikes Curacao and Bonaire kills 200 1949 - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant 1968 - WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 1969 - Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCa... Read more on HistoryOrb.com
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