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New Ansel Adams Exhibit Debuts Sunday at TMA

Image date: ca. 1925TYLER – The work of one of the giants in the field of landscape photography is the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s next major exhibition, according to information from the museum. “Ansel Adams: Early Works” opens to the public Sunday, Oct. 11, and continues through Jan. 3, 2016. The more than 30 works in the show, drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, highlight the small-scale prints Adams produced from the 1920s into the 1950s. TMA Executive Director Chris Leahy points out that the exhibit items are much less familiar than the high-contrast prints on high-gloss paper stock Adams manufactured to order in the 1970s and ’80s. Read the rest of this entry »

Suspect Surrenders in Jacksonville Murder

SONY DSC JACKSONVILLE — Police have arrested a man in connection with a Thursday night murder in Jacksonville. According to KETK, officials said Terry Woods, 44, of Jacksonville, is accused of killing Michael Hatton, also 44. Hatton was shot and killed on Bethune Street sometime after sunset, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Woods was arrested Friday morning when he voluntary surrendered at the JPD headquarters. There are no other persons of interest at this time. The case is ongoing.

ETRA Sets Terminal Ribbon-Cutting

easttexasregionalairportGREGG COUNTY — East Texas Regional Airport is announcing completion of the airport terminal building renovation project. A rededication of the Henry Atkinson Terminal Building and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in the terminal lobby at 10:00 Tuesday morning, October 13. The terminal building was originally constructed in 1946 and has undergone two previous renovations, according to information from Airport Director Roy Miller. The terminal building was named in honor of Judge Henry Atkinson in 1986. That honor will continue with the rededication. Read the rest of this entry »

K-9 Partner Helps in Man’s Second Arrest on Multiple Charges

sheriff-smithcounty-2SMITH COUNTY — A man has been arrested in Smith County on multiple charges that are similar to charges leveled against him during an August arrest, and a K-9 partner played a key role. On Friday at about 10:00 a.m., a K-9 deputy observed a suspicious man walking on County Road 328 West and observed signs of intoxication, according to officials. Authorities say the deputy attempted a search of the man and felt what he believed to be a weapon in the man’s pants pocket. Officials say the man physically resisted when the deputy tried to detain him and that the two went to the ground. The deputy then deployed his K-9 partner Endy, who officials say was able to separate the two. Read the rest of this entry »

Man Arrested in Shooting of Father

wiley_1444409986097_5124204_ver1.0RUSK COUNTY – Authorities in the Kilgore area have taken Millard Wiley III, 32, into custody after he allegedly shot his father earlier this week. According to KETK, deputies and state troopers were called at 4:39 Wednesday afternoon to a shooting on Rusk County Road 167E. They found Millard Wiley Jr. with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a Tyler hospital, where he is still recovering. The younger Wiley was taken to the county jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Longview Police Search for Driver in Fatal Accident

police-longview2LONGVIEW — A fatal accident in which the victim apparently fell out of a car has Longview police looking for leads. Police were dispatched at 7:49 p.m. Thursday to a Young Street location near the Martin Luther King Boulevard intersection. When officers arrived they were told a green, older model Ford Crown Victoria was traveling westbound on Young Street. As the driver of the car turned to travel north on MLK, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the west side of a store, causing significant damage to the building. Read the rest of this entry »

Identities Released in Fatal I-20 Wreck

Interstate Highway 20 fatal 10-7-15SMITH COUNTY — The names of two people killed a wreck on Interstate 20 have been released. The accident happened around 11:00 Wednesday night when two 18-wheelers collided. According to KETK, the Texas Department of Public Safety says the driver, William Harris, 54, and Adam Banicki, 42, the passenger, both from Florida, were killed in the accident. According to one truck driver, he was hit from behind by another truck, which then caught fire. The driver said he tried to use a fire extinguisher and help the two escape but was unable to get them out. No other injuries were reported.

More Arrests in Bunny’s Shooting

Phillip Paul PottsLONGVIEW — The Longview Police Department has now arrested five people in connection with an August shooting at the Bunny’s store in northern Smith County, bringing this week’s arrest total to six in the case. According to KETK, police say Longview SWAT served a warrant on 15th Street around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said they received information a suspect involved in a fatal shooting was at the location. Police were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. Three other men at the location were also arrested and taken to the Gregg County Jail. One man died in the Bunny’s melee, in which more than 300 people were said to be involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Tyler Police Investigate Hit and Run Accident

police-3TYLER — Tyler Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident. It happened just before midnight Thursday on Loop 323 and Troup Highway. The condition of the victim is unknown. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Former Teacher Heading to Prison

Rachel BauerPALESTINE — A former Anderson County teacher will be spending time in prison because of an improper relationship between an educator and Student. In a plea agreement with the state, Rachel Bauer, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The former Frankston High School agriculture teacher was also sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication probation for the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child. The probation begins once she is released from prison. Bauer must register as a sex offender for life.

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