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Tyler Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

TYLER -- Tyler Police are investigating an early morning robbery at the Lavanderia Express, 1203 S. Vine. According to authorities, the clerk said two black males, armed with handguns, walked into the business around 3:20 this morning and demanded cash from the register and safe. The two fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. They were described as wearing all black clothing with face masks. No one was injured during the robbery. Anyone with information is ...

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Dallas Lawyer who Died was Found Unresponsive in His Car

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a prominent personal injury attorney was found unresponsive in his vehicle before being taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said Monday that 56-year-old Brian Loncar was found unresponsive Sunday morning in the front seat of his vehicle, which was parked in front of his downtown law office, Cesar Chavez Blvd. Police say the manner and cause of death are still under investigation. The Dallas County medical examiner said it could ...

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One Parade Rescheduled, Once Scratched

EAST TEXAS - Marshall's Christmas parade has been rescheduled. The parade had been set for last Saturday, but was cancelled over concerns about the weather. After receiving some complaints over the cancellation, the Marshall Convention and Visitor Bureau announced the Wonderland of Lights parade is being rescheduled for this Saturday at 6:00pm. The parade route will be the same. But. in White Oak, it's a different story. The White Oak Christmas Parade, which was scheduled for Monday night, has been ...

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New Animal Control Facility in Tyler

TYLER - The ribbon has been cut, officially opening Smith County's new animal control facility. It is located at 322 East Ferguson. The location was selected because it is in downtown Tyler, which is centrally located within the county. The old facility in Winona has room for up to 40 dogs. The new facility will quadruple the capability of Smith County Animal Control Services, making room for up to 169 dogs. Smith County Animal Control plans to move the ...

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Former Tyler City Manager Up for Promotion in Dallas

DALLAS - Dallas has announced the five finalists for the city manager's job. And one has Tyler ties. One of the candidates is Dallas Assistant City Manager Mark McDaniel. He was the Tyler City Manager from 2008 to 2014. He started his new job in Dallas on September 2nd, 2014. The finalist will be meeting with city officials this week. The public is invited to meet them Tuesday night. And there will be a called meeting on Friday so council ...

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Oklahoma Murder Suspect Seen in East Texas

TYLER - An Oklahoma murder suspect has been seen in Tyler. The Stephens County Sheriff's Office tells KETK that 25 year old Baltazar Sanchez-Garica was seen in Tyler following the slaying in late November. The suspect, an illegal immigrant, is accused of stabbing to death a woman he once dated. She broke up the relationship and married someone else. The man is said to have stolen the victim's husband's pickup and may be trying to make it back ...

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TJC Gets Online Recognition

TJC Gets Online Recognition

TYLER - Tyler Junior College's online program has received national recognition. The Community for Accredited Online Schools says the TJC program is one of the best in the nation. In its annual rankings for the 2016-17 academic year, TJC was honored for: * Best Online Colleges * Best Online Vocational Schools * Best Two-year Art Degree Program * Best Ultrasound Technician Program To qualify for this ranking, schools must hold public or private not-for-profit status, carry institutional accreditation, and offer at least three online degree programs. According ...

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TxDot Road Projects

TxDot Road Projects

TYLER - Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of December 5th. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. In Tyler, a couple of repair jobs are planned for Loop 323. Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm., crews will be performing base repair work on the Loop 323 Extension. The work requires lane closures with periodic detours around the extension using US 271. Elsewhere in Tyler, ...

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Gohmert Gets the OK to Keep Barbecuing Ribs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Score one for East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert and his barbecued ribs. Gohmert had been ordered by the house architect to stop grilling ribs on the office balcony of another congressman. But he says Republican Whip Steve Scalise and Speaker Paul Ryan have intervened to allow Gohmert to continue smoking his tasty ribs, which are popular with Republicans and Democrats alike. Gohmert says, "When I cook, it's probably the only ...

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