East Texas Headlines
GILMER – The capital murder trial of Jonathan Ray Shepherd is scheduled to resume in a Gilmer courtroom Monday morning at 9:00. The trial was recessed Thursday afternoon. Shepherd had admitted to killing Cheyenne Green on a video presented in Upshur County’s 115th District Court last Tuesday morning. Shepherd allegedly shot and killed Green in the Buckeye Stadium parking lot during a football game at Gilmer High School on September 26, 2013. According to a probable cause affidavit, Shepherd met Green in the parking lot during halftime of a football game to give their then two-year-old child to her. A witness told police the couple was arguing about custody of the child. Read more …
EAST TEXAS — Last night’s storms brought power outages around East Texas. Oncor and SWEPCO reported power outages in Smith and Gregg Counties as well as in Cherokee, Rusk, Upshur and Van Zandt Counties. KETK reports that crews have been out overnight working to restore the power. There is no estimate on how long that might take.
EAST TEXAS — The West Gregg Special Utilities District has issued a boil water notice for persons living from Interstate Highway 20 to State Highway 31 between Tyler and Kilgore. Because of a water main break Saturday, people living in that area should boil their water for at least two minutes before cooking, drinking or making ice. According to a statement from the water district, “Due to reduced pressure caused by a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, West Gregg SUD/0920022 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.” They said they will release another statement when the water is safe and the boil water notice is lifted.
HENDERSON — Rusk county authorities are looking for a man accused of trying to run over a sheriff’s deputy. The suspect is identified as Kyle Wayne Green, 39, of Henderson. The Gregg Conty Sheriff’s Department notified Rusk County authorities a GPS unit indicated a stolen vehicle was on State Highway 64. As a deputy walked toward the truck an man jumped in it and drove toward the deputy. He jumped out of the way and was narrowly missed by the vehicle. They truck was later found abandoned about a mile away.
Green is then said to have stolen another pickup, which was found abandoned in Kaufman County. The search for Green continues. Green is described as a white male about 5’10” and weighs around 170 pounds. You are asked to contact the nearest law enforcement agency if you come across the suspect.
LONGVIEW — Gregg County authorities are asking for the publics help in locating a teenage runaway. She is Paiglynn Raymond, 15, who was last seen at 8:00 Friday morning in the Liberty City area. According to the sheriff’s department Face Book page, she was last seen wearing a purple tank top, blue jeans, black and white shoes, and carrying a grey backpack. She is about 5’6, 135 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. If anyone has information on her whereabouts, contact Investigator Jon Fulgham at 903-237-2531 or Crime Stoppers at 903-236-8408.
TYLER — EightTyler Independent School District employees have been surprised with the presentation of the Tyler ISD Foundation’s Spring 2015 A Team Award. The award was created to honor the sometimes unsung heroes of public education in Tyler. Honorees are nominated for the award by their co-workers. This is the second time the Tyler ISD Foundation has presented the A Team Award. The Spring 2015 recipients, who were announced Friday, are: Kevin Bogue, Coordinator of Information Systems, Technology; Shameka Kelly, Food Service, Griffin Elementary School; Oscar Garcia, Bilingual Math and Science Teacher, Austin Elementary School; April Caldwell, AVID Teacher, John Tyler High School; Phebe Luther-Mims, Secretary, Visual and Performing Arts Department; Tamara Moss, Administrative Assistant, Tyler ISD Assessment; Sharon Evans, Special Education Coordinator, Academic Intervention; Kelly England, Third Grade Teacher, Bell Elementary Global Communications Academy. Read more …
TYLER — Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith has been invited by Texas State Senator Bob Hall to testify before the Senate Sub-committee on Border Security, which is a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations. Up for consideration in the 8:00am Monday Senate public hearing is Hall’s SB 1252, which would give the Governor the authority to develop and enter into a Southern Border Security Interstate Compact with other interested states. State Representative Matt Schaefer ofTyler has filed companion House Bill 3401. Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution recognizes the authority of the states to create an interstate compact to be approved by Congress. With Congressional consent, the compact rises to the level of federal law and grants participating states the right of relevant federal jurisdiction. This right will empower participating states to enforce existing federal immigration laws and to gain operational control of the Southern U.S. border. Read more …
AUSTIN (AP) — The Senate has approved its budget featuring $4-plus billion in property tax cuts. The House is advancing its plan spending slightly more on Texas’ first-ever sales tax reduction. As both chambers speed toward a tax-cut showdown that could leave the roughly $210-billion state budget in limbo, could Gov. Greg Abbott step in? No. At least not yet. Abbott has declined to take sides, saying only that the Legislature should settle on a blend of tax cuts worth “$4 billion or more” by the end of the legislative session June 1. he Senate plan would save households around $200 a year. The House proposal would benefit all Texans, not just homeowners, but translate to about $170 in annual savings for a family of four. A state budget is the lone item the Legislature is constitutionally obligated to pass. So failure to come to a tax-cutting compromise could leave Abbott mulling something else he’s not taken sides on publicly, calling a special session this summer.
HOUSTON (AP) — Storms packing winds approaching 90 mph have been sweeping across parts of Texas, causing widespread power outages in the Dallas area, including at a professional soccer game. FC Dallas tweeted that its game against Toronto was being delayed Saturday night because the storm had knocked out half the lights at Toyota Stadium. The Dallas Morning News reports the storm also delayed the Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause festival in Arlington. All flights at Dallas Love Field were halted until the storm passed. Oncor spokesman Kris Spears tells the Morning News tens of thousands of power outages were reported across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
AUSTIN (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries will survive the crisis caused by a recent recall of products prompted by a finding of bacterial contamination in some of its products, experts said, but they say it will take a lot of work and a lot of money. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported earlier this month that three people in Texas had the same strain of listeria bacteria linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products previously found in five others at a Wichita, Kansas, hospital. Three of the five in Kansas died. The Austin American-Statesman (http://atxne.ws/1EXjk6R) reports veteran “crisis guru” Gene Grabowski has been advising the Brenham, Texas-based creamery. He says Blue Bell has worked around the clock since the listeria concerns arose to identify and correct any contamination sources.
BRENHAM (AP) — A Texas veterinarian has been fired from her job and authorities are looking into whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against her after she’s shown in a Facebook posting holding a feral cat she says she killed with a bow and arrow. Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes says the image is disturbing and it’s the “kind of stuff that shouldn’t happen in our society.” He says the results of his department’s investigation will be turned over to the county’s district attorney for possible charges. The veterinarian, identified as Kristen Lindsey, was fired Friday from her job at a clinic in Brenham, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.
AUSTIN (AP) — Timothy McVeigh considered the Oklahoma City bombing a failure because he left the building standing and once suggested the government should pay his defense attorneys $800,000. Documents revealing those things are among the more than 1 million pages the convicted bomber’s former lawyer donated to the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas. The school began assembling the collection in 1998 but it only became fully organized late last year. The executive director of the museum says lawyer Stephen Jones wasn’t comfortable putting the material at an Oklahoma institution, fearing it would be seen as a “shrine” to McVeigh. McVeigh was executed by injection in 2001 for the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people. At the time it was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
DALLAS (AP) — An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 film “Gone With the Wind” has fetched $137,000 at auction. Heritage Auctions offered the gray jacket and skirt, featuring a black zigzag applique, plus other items from the Academy Award-winning film at auction Saturday in Beverly Hills, California. Dallas-based Heritage said more than 150 items from the movie, including costumes and props, were offered by James Tumblin. He formerly was in charge of the hair and makeup department at Universal Studios. Tumblin began collecting items associated with the MGM film in the 1960s. He paid $20 for the Scarlett O’Hara outfit after spotting it at a costume company.
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(NEW YORK) -- For the fourth time in the last six years, the Edmonton Oilers have the first overall pick in the NHL Draft.
The Oilers won the 2015 draft lottery in Toronto Saturday, despite having the third best odds to win the pick.
The Oilers are now expected to select center Connor McDavid, who is being called the...
(ST. LOUIS) -- Vladimir Tarasenko recorded his first career playoff hat trick to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Saturday, evening their first-round series at a game apiece.
Tarasenko, who led the team in points and goals during the regular season, didn't have a shot on goal in the team's Game 1 loss.
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning proved in their playoff game Saturday, why they were the highest scoring team in the NHL during the regular season.
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Pierce hit a 3-pointer, his fourth of the game, to begin the extra session, further tormenting a Raptors team he eliminated with Brooklyn in last year's playoffs....
(NEW YORK) -- Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is taking aim at his former team, in particular second year tight end Jace Amaro.
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The kid's got some talent," Ryan told WFAN on...
(LAS VEGAS) -- Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex.
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Dr Bob Peter's Forecast
Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 04/19/2015@1800C
ISSUED: 04/19/2015 0931C
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT, ISSUED: 04/18/2015 1912C
Effective with the afternoon forecast on April 18, the level
of severe risk will be included where appropriate for the forecast
periods covering the ensuing sixty hours. There are five
classes of severe risk. In increasing order they are: marginal,
slight, enhanced, moderate, and high. The information in these
risk forecasts comes from the Storms Prediction Center in Norman,
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 75
MINIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 57
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 1.60
LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 74
MINIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 58
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 0.58
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
WIND ADVISORY FROM 12:00 NOON THROUGH 7:00 P.M. CDT TODAY!
TODAY: decreasing cloudiness, warm and windy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon–some severe, high middle 80s, southwest winds 15-20 mph and gusty, severe weather risk–enhanced;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the evening, cooler, low lower 50s, northwest winds 10-15 mph, severe weather risk–slight;
TOMORROW: mostly sunny, cooler, high lower 70s, north winds 10-15 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy and cool, low upper 40s, northeast winds about 5 mph;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 70s, south winds 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, low middle 50s;
WEDNESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 70s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 60s;
THURSDAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 60s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 70s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR April 18, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 4.35
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 21.40
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR April 18, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 4.12
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 21.09
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Municipal Airport 61 79 0.06
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 62 80 0.03
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 63 76 0.10
Corsicana Campbell Field 62 81 0.82
Crockett Houston County Airport 66 81 0.31
Dallas Love Field 61 82 1.27
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 58 @76 @0.53
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 62 80 0.73
Fort Worth Meacham Field 58 81 0.75
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 63 77 0.04
Greenville–Majors Field 61 81 0.39
Hallsville CWOP 66 77 0.30
Hawkins CWOP 62 79 0.27
*Henderson Rusk County Airport 66 79 0.13
Houston Hobby Airport 68 77 3.10
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 65 80 0.09
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 65 73 0.35
Longview City 66 80 0.44
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 67 80 0.32
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 70 81 0.13
Marshall Harrison County Airport 68 76 0.66
*Mineola/Quitman Wood County Airport M. M. 0.41
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 63 76 0.52
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Field 66 77 1.01
Palestine Municipal Airport 64 84 0.13
Paris Cox Field 63 77 0
Shreveport Regional Airport 67 76 0.25
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 64 78 0.09
Terrell Municipal Airport 61 82 0.96
Texarkana Webb Field 65 73 0.46
Tyler–City Office 63 77 0.27
Tyler–Pounds Field 64 7781 0.02
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 04/19/2015 0929C
We may have another rather exciting afternoon. The atmosphere has stabilized after last night’s
activity; however, it might not take it too long to de-stabilize again this afternoon when the dew
point front and upper air low get here. That should occur at mid-afternoon.
Meanwhile, a tightening pressure gradient will result in gusty southwest winds ahead of
the cold front, which should get here around nightfall.
SPC has us in an enhanced severe thunderstorm risk category for this afternoon, and that
looks valid. The storms should be pretty fast movers, though, and ought to be out of here by
We will then cool for about 48 hours, with rapid recovery in temperatures and dew points
at mid-week. Another slow-moving upper air low is likely by late this week, and we’re going to
likely repeat the thunderstorm thing again from Wednesday evening through Friday evening, with
another cool-down for next weekend.
At early-morning today, skies are cloudy, temperatures in the 50s, and winds are light
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 04/19/2015 0925C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Sunday THUNDERSTORMS 83/52 30%/20%
Monday SUNNY 72/49 00%/00%
Tuesday PARTLY CLOUDY 76/56 05%/10%
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The outbreak, which began in December 2014, infected 131 people in the Golden State. No new cases have been reported there in 42 days.
“We are pleased this outbreak is over, but caution that measles can...
(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) -- A rescued pit bull has become a "tap dancer," in the words of his owner, after having reconstructive surgery to fix a rare deformity that left him only able to crawl.
Roscoe, a pitbull, was born with a deformity that left his front legs partially bent backwards under his wrists, according to ABC News affiliate WLOS-TV...
(NEW YORK) — For many men, everything is a competition.
Researchers in the U.K. studied donation patterns on over 2,000 online fundraising pages and found that guys will give four times more money to a fundraiser when the organizer is an attractive female and when another man has given a large donation.
The researchers have labeled this response “competitive...
(NEW YORK) -- A few years ago, if you met your date on the Internet, you may have hid it from your friends and family.
Today, it's practically the norm.
And it seems to be working. According to a recent Pew survey, the number of Americans who say they met their current partner online has doubled in the...
(NEW YORK) -- Companies sell e-cigarettes as a bridge to quitting tobacco, but according to a new study, smokers who have used e-cigarettes are less likely to quit smoking or decrease their cigarette consumption.
Researchers looked at the smoking habits of 1,000 adult smokers in California at two time points, one year apart in a new study published...
(NEW YORK) -- Emergency medical service personnel who provided aid in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks suffer from a higher burden of health conditions than peers who did not work there, according to a new study.
The study, published Thursday in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, is the first to use medical...
(NEW YORK) -- At 8 months old, Abbey Monzietti looks almost like any other infant as she attempts to take a few unsteady steps and calls out for her "mama." But the girl has made a major recovery after being born with a life-threatening tumor that required surgery three days after she was born.
Abbey's tumor was pressing...
(NEW YORK) -- Jon Stewart announced earlier this year that he would quit his job hosting Comedy Central's The Daily Show, and has now explained that decision by saying that he wasn't getting the same enjoyment out of doing the show.
"It's not like I thought the show wasn't working anymore, or that I...
(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Almost as soon as Imperial Stormtroopers blasted their way onto the big screen in 1977, Star Wars fans have wanted to know where and how to get their own suit of ultra-cool white armor.
But you either had to have the serious skills needed to build your own or had to deal with an often...
(CLEVELAND) -- Some of today's biggest stars will be on hand to induct -- and perform tributes to -- the iconic musicians entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year at the hall's induction ceremony Saturday in Cleveland.
Miley Cyrus, who's often spoken about her admiration for '80s rock icons Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- After the first trailer leaked late Thursday night for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zach Snyder took it upon himself to release the official 2-minute clip late Friday.
So, here it is and now we can talk about it!
(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Richards may be laying low, but she's not hiding.
Just hours after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was released from police custody, she was seen in the L.A. area on Friday wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses.
Richards, 50, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning and charged with public...
(WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) -- Supermodel Chrissy Teigen tweeted about a recent racist experience she had in West Hollywood.
"I dropped my sunglasses this AM on Santa Monica blvd and this seemingly normal looking dude screamed "f------ c----- always dropping s---," she posted on Thursday.
Teigen, 29, who is known as much for her humorous personality as she is...
(NEW YORK) -- On Saturday at Cleveland's Public Hall, Ringo Starr will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, thereby becoming the last of The Beatles' four members to be honored individually by the institution.
Starr initially was inducted into the Rock Hall as a member of the Fab Four in...
(NEW YORK) -- It was supposed to first air on Monday in IMAX theaters, but the first Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer hit the Internet on Thursday night and fan were quick to react.
There was definite excitement, especially with the new Star Wars trailer hitting the same day.
The video wasn't officially posted by Warner...
(NEW YORK) -- Gunfights? Kung fu? Dogs with lasers for eyeballs? Hitler? Dinosaurs?
David Hasselhoff's latest music video, “True Survivor,” was released Thursday and features a strange, beautiful mix of 1980s themes -- from computer hackers on PCs to street riot sequences that would make Steven Seagal proud.
The video -- which mimics the trailer for...
(NEW YORK) — Sarah Silverman is used to getting laughs, but this morning the comedienne is being called out for telling a story about being affected by the gender pay gap -- and the man on the other side of the story is disputing Silverman’s account.
Silverman told the story in a video for the women’s rights group,...
(NEW YORK) — Forty-one-year-old Blade actor Stephen Dorff is dating 21-year-old model and season-20 Dancing with the Stars contestant Charlotte McKinney, reports E! News. The new couple was photographed food shopping together at the Pacific Coast Greens market in Malibu on Tuesday.
Prior to her Dancing with the Stars run, McKinney was best known for her sexy...
(LOS ANGELES) — More information has surfaced about Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's new baby.
TMZ obtained a copy of the child's birth certificate, filed with the L.A. County Department of Public Health, and it reveals that Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen -- a baby boy -- was born on March 17.
It was reported a week...
(LOS ANGELES) — It appears Chris Brown has confirmed the reports that he is a dad.
It was reported in early March that he is the father of a baby girl, Royalty, who's now 10 months old.
On Thursday, Chris shared with his fans on Instagram an apparent photo of himself with his child, writing, "God has...
(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 -- Kevin James reprises his role of the titular character, a security guard who this time chases after thieves while in Las Vegas with his daughter. Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough and Shirley Knight also star. Rated PG.
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
Saddling a 21-year old kid with what amounts to a mortgage before he or she has earned a dime in the real world is irresponsible.
How important is a good night’s sleep? Every bit as important as a health diet and regular exercise. So how come so many of us struggle with sleeping and what can we do to address sleep disorders? UT Health Northeast sleep expert Kim Hazel addresses these questions in this post to HealthConnection.TV. Visit the Health Connection website!
Today in History
1901 - 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
1966 - Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
1970 - 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy and Applause win
1972 - Hungary revises constitution