East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm
TYLER — Following the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriages, the bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, Joseph Strickland, has issued a statement. He says he will issue a decree that no member of the clergy will officiate at a same sex marriage. He also said that no Catholic property or facilities may be used for same-sex marriage ceremonies. He added, “We know that unjust laws and other measures contrary to the moral order are not binding in conscience, thus we must now exercise our right to conscientious objection against this interpretation of our law which is contrary to the common good and the true understanding of marriage.” Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm
TYLER — Tyler police Tuesday arrested a suspect they’d been seeking for about 2 1/2 weeks. Officials say Nicholas Sanchez Jr. was jailed for possession of marijuana along with warrants for kidnapping, assault family violence, parole violation, and several Tyler Municipal Court warrants. Sanchez, 22, is accused in a June 12 incident in which he allegedly forced his ex-girlfriend into a vehicle against her will and assaulted her as the vehicle sped away with her inside. Police say Sanchez is a known gang member.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm
LONGVIEW — A Pine Tree football player died Wednesday morning after becoming ill the previous day following a workout session. The student has been identified as 16-year-old Josh Warren by Pine Tree Athletic Director David Collins. Pine Tree Spokeswoman Mary Whitton says the teen participated in a strength and conditioning workout. Later in the day, he became sick and called his father. EMS came to Josh’s house and checked his condition, but he was cleared by medical officials. As the evening progressed, Josh began feeling worse and was taken to a Longview hospital. He was checked in for overnight observation and died Wednesday morning. Warren’s cause of death is unknown at this time. Whitton said school counselors are in place to help grieving students.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm
SMITH COUNTY — The arrest of a wanted fugitive in Smith County stemmed from a suspicious person call in the area of County Roads 313 and 315. Deputies were told he was hiding in a closet in a homeowner’s garage. When the homeowner started to shut the closet door, a man jumped out and ran into nearby woods. A short distance from the victim’s home, a man matching the description of the suspect was located walking down the road. Authorities say he ran into nearby woods to get away from the officers. He was taken into custody and identified as Joshua Paul Starr, 30. He had outstanding warrants for evading and failure to identify, both out of Justice of the Peace 4, in Smith County. Starr was booked in at the Smith County Jail for burglary of a habitation enhanced with previous convictions habitual felony, evading arrest on foot, fail to ID fugitive, and the two outstanding warrants.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm
LONGVIEW — A man is facing a variety of charges after his vehicle struck six other vehicles in Longview. Polce said Eusebio Ramos Oviedo, 34, later stripped naked and fought with law officers. The accident happened around 11:30 Tuesday morning on Gilmer Road. After the accident, the man is said to have tried to fight his son, bystanders and police officers. During the scuffle, he is said to have taken off all his clothes. He then tried to get a policeman’s gun from his holster. Officers had to use a Taser to subdue and restrain Oviedo. He was taken to a Longview hospital before being booked into the Gregg County Jail on charges of assault causing bodily harm and attempting to take a weapon from an officer.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm
LONGVIEW — Longview police said a teen that was reported missing was found safe Tuesday night. On June 29, Caitlyn Lott, 15, was reported as a runaway by her father. He said she was probably traveling with 18-year-old Ethan Paul Cook of Cypress. No word on where she and there was no information released on the whereabouts of Cook.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm
AUSTIN – Texas Lottery officials say Shameem Bano of Tyler is a millionaire after he scratched and won a top prize on a $20 Texas Lottery scratch-off. According to a Lottery news release, Bano claimed the last of the four top prizes worth $1 million available in One Million Cash. Officials say Bano requested minimal publicity. He bought his ticket at the A-Food Mart at 6500 S. Broadway Ave. in Tyler, making the store eligible for a $10,000 retailer bonus. One Million Cash offers over $88 million in prizes. Overall odds of winning any prize in One Million Cash are one in 2.80, including break-even prizes, according to the release.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm
BRYAN (AP) – A man charged in the March abduction and eventual death of a Central Texas store clerk has pleaded not guilty to all counts. Nathaniel Tillery of Bryan remains in custody as he faces murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges. A Brazos County grand jury in May indicted Tillery, who pleaded not guilty Tuesday. College Station police on March 17 responded to a customer’s report of an empty convenience store. Security video indicated clerk Kevin Garcia was beaten and abducted during a robbery attempt. Police say Garcia was thrown into the bed of his own pickup truck and driven to the Fort Worth area. Tillery was arrested after driving to a relative’s home. The critically injured Garcia was still in the vehicle. The clerk died March 20 at a hospital.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) – RadioShack will live on after its bankruptcy. Hedge fund Standard General said Wednesday that it closed its $26.2 million deal to buy the RadioShack brand. That means Standard General can use the name on the more than 1,740 RadioShack stores it bought in April. As part of the deal, Standard General will also acquire RadioShack’s other brands, including Enercell batteries and Auvio speakers. Fort Worth-based RadioShack filed for bankruptcy protection in February after suffering from years of losses. Meanwhile, wireless carrier Sprint is moving forward with plans to build Sprint shops within 1,435 RadioShack stores. About 300 of The Sprint Store at RadioShack locations will be ready this month.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm
DALLAS (AP) – Two people have pleaded guilty in a federal corruption probe of a Dallas County commissioner accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes. Christian Lloyd Campbell of Oklahoma was a consultant for Commissioner John Wiley Price. Both were indicted last summer. Campbell pleaded guilty Wednesday, in a plea deal, to conspiracy to commit bribery of a local government receiving federal benefits. Price, who awaits trial on conspiracy and fraud-related counts, allegedly accepted bribes to leak confidential information to help Campbell’s clients win contracts. Gallery owner Karen Manning of Dallas pleaded guilty to subscribing to a false and fraudulent income tax return. Prosecutors say Manning sold African art for Price. Campbell and Manning face up to three-year prison terms. An attorney for Price didn’t immediately return a message for comment Wednesday.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) – A Dallas-area man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose beaten body was found in a burning car. Dallas police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Manuel Rocha Jr. of Richardson, who was sought on a capital murder warrant. Investigators didn’t immediately say what led to Rocha. He’s charged in the death of Alexus Garcia of Fort Worth. Her body was discovered June 20 in a vehicle that had been on fire. Police have said they believe Garcia earlier drove to a house in Richardson to meet a man. She texted a friend and raised safety concerns. Police say a cellphone and a Texas identification card found in the burned vehicle were traced to Rocha. Online jail records did not immediately list information Wednesday for Rocha.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) – Houston police say 18 workers at bars and nightclubs have been arrested in a crackdown on suspected liquor law violators. Police on Wednesday announced the arrests in an enforcement sweep since May 16. Law officers from several agencies visited dozens of businesses to make sure the establishments were in compliance with state liquor laws. The effort targeted bars and nightclubs with a history of violating liquor laws. Investigators say officers are trying to help deter alcohol-related traffic accidents in the Houston area. The suspects face various counts related to the sale of liquor.
Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm
ROUND ROCK (AP) – Two Central Texas police officers will not be prosecuted after a man they pulled to the ground broke his back and later died. A Travis County grand jury Tuesday declined to indict Round Rock police Sgt. Nathan Zoss and Officer Kristen Mayo. Zoss and Mayo responded in March 2014 when a strip club security guard reported William Slade Sullivan of Florence was intoxicated and trying to drive. Prosecutors say the officers asked Sullivan to leave his truck, he resisted and both pulled him to the ground. Sullivan said he couldn’t feel his legs. Doctors determined he suffered a broken back and paralysis. Sullivan suffered complications while hospitalized and died last August. A coroner determined Sullivan died of complications of blunt force trauma, plus had a pre-existing inflammatory disease.
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(CLEVELAND) -- Free agent Kevin Love is staying put.
Love said Wednesday he will re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made the announcement on the website ThePlayersTribune.com:
I’m going back to Cleveland.
After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a...
(NEW YORK) -- How can you make upwards of $220 million for 36 minutes of work?
Just ask Floyd Mayweather.
Via ESPN.com: A source with knowledge of the pay-per-view numbers, which still are not final but have been reported on to a point where a number can be called, told ESPN.com that Mayweather's total for the...
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Posted/updated on: July 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 07/02/2015@0530C
ISSUED: 07/01/2015 1646C
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms early this evening, low lower 70s, southwest winds 10-15 mph;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, southwest winds 10-15 mph and gusty;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, southwest winds 10-15 mph;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s, southwest winds 5-10 mph;
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
INDEPENDENCE DAY: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 90, southwest winds 10-15 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT: decreasing cloudiness with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
MONDAY: morning clouds then partly cloudy, high lower 90s;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: morning clouds then partly cloudy, high lower 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR JULY 9-15, 2015:
Near normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 1, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich
Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fifteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-one hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 1, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fifteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty-one hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 6.66
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.47
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/01/2015 1635C
The leading edge of thunderstorms associated with the sea-breeze was about 60 miles
southeast of Tyler at 4 p.m. today, and these could hold together long enough for a few isolated
showers to reach the Tyler/Longview area by nightfall.
Otherwise, the weak upper air ridge will largely suppress shower development again
Thursday, despite a fast-moving disturbance through Oklahoma which could produce some
showers north of IH-30. The sea-breeze, at least from this point in time, looks to be less active
A more significant system will be crossing the area this weekend. Thunderstorms are
possible from Friday morning into Sunday afternoon, with most of the activity during the
Increased clouds and showers should hold down temperatures slightly.
Early next week, we’re expecting a better building of the upper air ridge. This should
shut us down on the shower side, and warm our temperatures.
At 4 p.m. today, skies are sunny, temperatures near 90, and winds are southwesterly at
10-20 mph. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/01/2015 1644C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 73/92 20%/10%
Friday MOSTLY CLOUDY 75/91 10%/20%
Saturday MOSTLY CLOUDY 74/90 20%/30%
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The percentage of Americans who smoke has decreased from 23 percent in 2000 to 18 percent in 2012. But the bad news is that there's still a staggering number of deaths from smoking each and every year.
Researchers have looked at 12 types of cancer that are associated with...
(INDIANAPOLIS) — Aidan Duncan is happiest when he’s playing sports on a field or court.
But the 12-year-old boy from Indianapolis, Indiana, is different from the other children on his teams. He was born with a partially formed left arm.
“We found out that his left arm was not developing. It could have been because of...
(BRISBANE, Australia) — There is such a thing as being "too sexy"…for fruit flies, that is.
Excess male sexual attention is harmful to females, found a new Australian and Canadian fruit fly study, reports Science Daily.
The attractive fruit fly females, those with “superior” genes, tend to gain too much male sexual attention, which inhibits their genes and...
(NEW YORK) — This takes sex education to a whole new level.
Three teenagers recently developed a condom that changes color when in contact with sexually transmitted infections (STI), reports the U.K.’s The Independent. The 'S.T.EYE' comes with a built-in monitor to detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis.
The colorful condom earned Daanyaal Ali, 14, Chirag Shah,...
A trailer for the latest film in the Rocky series, Creed, had debuted.
The movie stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's rival/pal played by Carl Weathers in previous Rocky films. The trailer features the return of Sylvester Stallone as the Italian Stallion himself, Rocky Balboa.
Creed, helmed by Jordan's...Read more...
When Ben Affleck thanked his now-estranged wife Jennifer Garner at the 2013 Oscars for working on their marriage for "10 Christmases," he apparently wasn't kidding. A source tells US Weekly magazine the couple nearly divorced three years ago, and was participating in regular couples therapy to try to salvage their marriage.
According to the source, the two were...Read more...
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
If the shadow of the Confederacy is truly so pervasive and so dark as to be keeping black Americans from achieving economic success, let’s remove all vestiges of it.Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
It’s embarrassing, it’s inconvenient, it’s potentially a sign of other health problems. Urinary incontinence affects millions of people and it affects men and women for different reasons. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, urology expert Dr. Andrew Roberts answers questions about urinary incontinence in men and women. Visit the Health Connection website!
Today in History
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69 - Bataafs nobleman Gaius Julius Civilis proclaimed emperor of Syria
70 - Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem
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