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Inmate allegedly binds hostage with shirt, uses spoon as weapon

Former Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate Joshua Martinez, 21, faces felony charges following a July 4 incident in which he took two fellow inmates hostage in a booking cell.

Woman falls asleep at wheel, flips car into trees

SMITH COUNTY — A woman ran off the road and into trees on Hwy. 64, just after 8:00 a.m. on Monday. The woman was heading toward Chapel Hill, near the Lake Tyler bridge on Hwy. 64.

Early morning fire destroys house in Tyler

An early morning fire destroyed a house in a matter of minutes Monday morning in Tyler. Firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Old Noonday Road just before 5 AM.

Trial begins Tuesday for salon owner accused of performing illegal breast augmentations

Carmel Foster was in  a Smith County courtroom again Monday morning for a docket call. Judge Kerry L. Russell set Foster's trial to begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

My Back Porch Art Studio

Dana Cargile stops by with a few of her beautiful art pieces to chat with Ben and Katie.

Texas voter ID fight returning to federal court

The decades-old legal battle between states' rights and civil rights returns to a familiar venue - a federal courtroom - on Monday as lawyers for the state of Texas try to convince a panel of judges that the U.S.

Cakepalooza with Cakies

Cakies 1st Cakepalooza will be held on July 13th from 5PM-10PM at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Ben and Katie chat with Rachel Huff, owner of Cakies.

Tyler Junior College to host job fair for former Lon Morris employees

Tyler Junior College will conduct a job fair for upcoming part-time and full-timefaculty and staff positions on Wednesday, July 11, in Jacksonville.

Update: Dentist accused of killing wife released on bond

July 7 update: Dr. Bobby Nichols has been released on a $750,000 surety bond. Smith County jail records show Nichols was released on July 3, just after 6:00 pm.

Texas Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Overton

One of Texas' Top 10 Most Wanted criminals was arrested Tuesday night at a home in Overton.