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Tyler has Record Month for Rainfall

TYLER -- Dr. Bob Peters told KTBB on Thursday, "Tyler has had its wettest February since record keeping began in the city of 1883." The weather consulant continued, "The 1.71 inches of rainfall which fell, Wednesday night into Thursday, brings the month of February's total to 10.89 inches. The previous record was 9.21 inches in 1944, followed by 9.20 inche in 2018. Normal rainfall for February is 4.12 inches. Aside from that, we've also had the wettest February day ever, ...

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Spill from Wastewater Facility into Shackleford Creek

Spill from Wastewater Facility into Shackleford Creek

TYLER -- On Wednesday evening the City of Tyler Water Utilities experienced a wastewater collection discharge. On Thursday Mike Norris told KTBB, "the discharge will not impact the drinking water of Tyler residents." The overflow happened within Shackleford Creek and meets the notification requirements of the TCEQ. The discharge is the result of a broken sanitary sewer main allowing rain water to flow into the system and overflow the lift station. The domestic sewage spill was greater than 360,000 gallons. The ...

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Tyler ISD Announces the Death of Board Trustee Freeman Sterling

TYLER -- Tyler ISD Place 3 Trustee Freeman Sterling has died. On Thursday Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford told KTBB, “Mr. Sterling was such a gentleman, and I mean that in every aspect of the word. He was a calm, quiet, so revered in Tyler ISD..."His spirit of service will endure, well past this moment of grief." Sterling was elected to the board last May and had a long-standing career in education. Dr. Crawford continued, "He was impactful, he had a ...

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Murder in Marshall involving Girlfriend's Brother

MARSHALL -- Marshall Police received a 911 call from a residence on Evans Rd Wednesday night shortly before 11 p.m. Police say a female told them her brother had just shot her boyfriend. Officers arrived and located a male victim with a gun shot wound to the head in a bedroom. Paramedics also entered the residence and determined that the victim was deceased. The victim was identified as Anniel Dixon, 31, of Marshall. The alleged shooter, Earnest Miles Jr, 34 ...

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Boil Water Notice

Boil Water Notice Issued in Parts of Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY -- The Rusk Rural Water Supply Company has issued a boil water notice for customers in various service areas. Due to conditions occuring in the water system,TCEQ has required the system to notify customers to boil and cool all drinking , cooking, and ice cube water prior to consumption. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other source. The affected areas include: FM 1248 Cr 2107 ...

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Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East Boat Ramps Closed Temporarily

TYLER -- More rain has prompted the City of Tyler Water Utilities to temporarily close all boat ramps on Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East. Debris washing into the lakes caused by the recent rains brought on the closure, as well as reducing damage resulting from erosion of the shoreline caused by boat wakes. In addition, the lakes are closed to boat traffic from lake residents. The ramps will be closed until further notice. Tyler Water Utilities anticipates ...

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D.A. to Seek Death Penalty for Former Tyler Nurse Charged with Murder

SMITH COUNTY -- Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putman will seek the death penalty for William Davis, the nurse accused of murdering patients at CHRISTUS Owen Heart Hospital. According to our news partner KETK, the next hearing is scheduled for April 24th in the 114th District Courtroom. Davis, 36, faces multiple counts that include capital murder, first-degree murder and aggravated assault. Davis has been in the Smith County Jail on a $6.75 million bond since his arrest in August 2018. ...

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Frankston ISD Campuses Closed Until Monday

FRANKSTON -- Frankston ISD was closed for classes on Thursday and will remain out of service on Friday due to excessive illnesses. They have joined a growing list of East Texas schools that have been affected by the flu this year. According to our news partner KETK, the schools will use the time to have their janitorial staff deeply sanitize the classrooms. Classes will resume on Monday.

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