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Tylor Lynn Charette

Prison Term for Sexual Assault of Young Boys

GILMER - An Upshur County man has drawn a long prison term for sexually assaulting two boys. Tylor Lynn Charette, 22, of the Bettie Community, pleaded guilty Friday to counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. State District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced him to life in prison plus an additional 30 years. According to a news release from Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd, Charette was a baby sitter for the boys. He is said to have repeatedly assaulted ...

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Tyler’s Mall a StormReady Supporter

Tyler's Mall a StormReady Supporter

TYLER - Tyler's Broadway Square Mall will be named next week a StormReady Supporter by the National Weather Service. This becomes the first mall in the ArkLaTex region, and one of 30 around the country, to be recognized as a StormReady Supporter. Bill Parker, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather service in Shreveoprt,says, this shows the Tyler mall has put in place practices to ensure the safety of their employees, tenants and customers when severe weather strikes. To be a ...

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Manziel's Agent Drops Quarterback after Police Inquiries

CLEVELAND (AP/Staff) - Johnny Manziel's agent has dropped the quarterback and Tyler native following two police investigations in Texas last weekend. Erik Burkhardt released a statement to media outlets Friday saying "with deep regret" he has ended the business relationship. Manziel will be released by the Cleveland Browns next month. Burkhardt says he will remain supportive of the 23-year-old player. The agent adds that he and Manziel's family have gone to great lengths to outline ...

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Fatal Briarwood Bay Fire Caused by Propane Blast

HENDERSON COUNTY -- The Henderson County Fire Marshal has identified the cause of a fire resulting in the deaths of two people Tuesday night in the Coffee City area. According to KETK, Fire Marshal Shane Renberg says the fire inside the Briarwood Bay subdivision was caused by an exploding propane tank. The incident has been ruled accidental. Investigators determined the cause of the fire was due to a propane leak inside the residence. The mobile home had no ...

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UT Tyler Announces New Vice President for Business Affairs

TYLER -- Bill O’Donnell has been named the next vice president for business affairs at The University of Texas at Tyler effective Feb. 1. O’Donnell most recently served as vice chancellor for administrative and fiscal affairs at Indiana University – South Bend. At UT Tyler, O’Donnell is responsible for management of the university’s facilities, financial services, recruiting efforts, and human resources, according to a news release. UTT President Rodney Mabry cites O’Donnell’s "experience and devotion to excellence at ...

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Juvenile in Custody in Connection to Longview Fire

LONGVIEW -- One person has been arrested in connection to a fire in Longview. The fire was set at a vacant building on Eden Drive Tuesday night. According to the Longview Fire Department, a juvenile was booked into the Gregg County Juvenile Detention Center. Officials said that particular arson has no relation to the other fires, at least ten, thought to also be intentionally set. Authorities said eyewitnesses helped with the investigation and encourages the public to come forward with ...

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East Texas Heath Officials Address Zika Virus

TYLER -- UT Health Northeast held a news conference to address the concerns of the mosquito borne Zika Virus in East Texas. "We first were alerted to a documented case in Harris County about the middle part of January so this is all a new occurrences" George Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Public Health District of Tyler, said. According to KETK, this week CDC confirmed the first sexually transmitted case of Zika, from a patient who sex with someone ...

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James R. Lowell

Tyler Police Locate Missing Man

TYLER – An elderly reported missing has been found. Tyler Police said James Lowell has been located and reunited with family. Lowell was reported missing Thursday morning from a Rice Road assisted living facility.

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