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Tyler Police Arrest Suspect Wanted in Numerous Robberies

Tyler Police Arrest Suspect Wanted in Numerous Robberies

TYLER -– A suspicious person has turned into the arrest of a Tyler robbery suspect. Around 12:45 Thursday morning Tyler Police Sgt. Noe Balderas saw a man dressed in all black, carrying a backpack, lurking in a wooded area off Shiloh Road. As the officer approached the man, he ran away. A foot pursuit ensued, aided by two concerned citizens. During the chase, police dispatch reported that someone in the area had been robbed at knife point. With the help ...

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Man Shot, Then Arrested in Tyler

Man Shot, Then Arrested in Tyler

TYLER – A man has been arrested after being accused of attacking his fiancé. It happened just before 10:00 Wednesday night on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Tyler. He is said to have assaulted the woman several times and at one point choked her. She was said to have tried to get away several times, but couldn’t. Fearing for her life, she shot the man in the leg and then locked herself in the bathroom with her 7 month old ...

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Gas Pump Skimmer Alert

MARSHALL – Marshall police are warning about gas pump skimmers, which are now being found inside pumps and not on the outside of the machines. One way you can help from falling victim to these thieves is to enable Bluetooth on a smart phone and have it search for any unusual signals before swiping a card at the gas pump. If any signal comes back from the gas pump, the pump should not be used. You are also encouraged to ...

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Subject of Film ‘Bernie’ Appeals Lengthy Sentence for Murder

Subject of Film 'Bernie' Appeals Lengthy Sentence for Murder

TEXARKANA (AP) — A former Texas mortician whose legal issues were the subject of the 2011 film "Bernie" is appealing his sentence of 99 years to life in prison in the killing of a wealthy widow. Bernie Tiede was resentenced last year for his 1999 murder conviction in the fatal shooting of Marjorie Nugent, 81, whose body was found in his freezer. In a petition filed Tuesday with the Sixth Texas Court of Appeals, Tiede's attorneys argue that his 1997 ...

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Brian Tomlin

Two Tyler Officers Honored

TYLER - Two Tyler patrolmen have been honored by the Tyler City Council. Officers Brian Tomlin and Darrell Gardner have a combined 45 years of working for the Tyler Police Department. Sergeant Tomlin began his career with the Tyler Police Department in the spring of 1992. The following year he was awarded the Rookie of the Year title. He helped new officers prepare for solo assignments as a field training officer. Sergeant Tomlin was assigned to the ...

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Tyler Drainage Project Gets the Green Light

Tyler Drainage Project Gets the Green Light

TYLER - The Tyler City Council has approved the city manager amending the agreement with Adams Engineering for the design of the Courtney Miller Drainage project and to authorize a contract with Capps-Capco Construction, Inc. to construct the Lake Street culvert replacement project. The Courtney Miller Drainage project, which is located between Courtney Drive and Miller Drive, has been on the Half Cent Sales Tax project list for more than 20 years. In 2006, Adams Engineering was commissioned to create ...

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Golden Road Water Treatment Plant

Contract Awarded for Work at a Tyler Water Treatment Plant

TYLER - The Tyler City Council has awarded a $4,435,000 construction contract to Gracon Construction, Inc. It's for the Golden Road Backwash Pump Station and Clearwell Baffles project. Water from the water distribution system is curretnly used as the source for filter backwash supply water. The backwash water is used to clean the rapid sand filters, which are part of the water treatment process. Once completed, the pump station, a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirement, will pull ...

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Flynn Says He Supports the Bathroom Bill

Flynn Says He Supports the Bathroom Bill

AUSTIN - A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" that targets transgender people has fully cleared the Texas Senate and is now going through a house committee. A local representative says, he favors it. House member Dan Flynn of Van says he has decided to vote in favor of the bill. Flynn says his decision is based on the number of inquiries his office has received in support of the measure. According to Flynn, "I simply cannot justify allowing men to enter ...

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Austin David Taylor

Tyler Man Accused of Burning a Woman

TYLER - A Tyler man accused of setting a woman on fire has been arrested by U.S. Marshals. The Cherokee County Sheriff's office reports 25 year old Austin David Taylor was arrested around 8:00 Tuesday night. Injured in the incident earlier this month was Emily Roberts. It occurred in the Shadybrook Addition of Lake Palestine. KETK reports that family members say Roberts was burned on more than 25% of her body. She was transferred to a Dallas hospital for treatment. ...

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