Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said Tuesday the former detention officer and sergeant were fired after being placed on leave. A new employee at the Tyler jail alleged last month that employees improperly recorded welfare checks.
KTEN-TV Denison, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:53 AM
An East Texas woman was killed Monday morning in a car wreck in Smith County, a Texas Department of Public Safety official said. JoAnn Blakely Giles, 68, of Flint, was traveling eastbound in a Toyota Camry on FM 346 when her car hydroplaned and entered the opposite lane, striking a Toyota Venza driven by Larysa Boggess, 37, of Tyler.
KLTV Tyler, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 04:18 PM
East Texas Medical Center EMS announced Monday it is the first in Texas to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone application, a technology designed to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in communities. The app uses an iPhone or Android's geo-location service to direct citizen responders closest to the victim's location.
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 10:31 PM
Apple is no stranger to debate about its devices' high prices, but this might be the first time the company's products have stirred up a gender-based hornet's nest. Here's the issue-- is the company's new iPhone 6 plus, which measures 5.5 inches, compared with 4.7 inches for its sibling iPhone 6 out of reach for women's hands.
KYTX-TV News, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 01:57 PM
Smith County Precinct 5 Constable Ken Bibby will no longer serve as the school resource officer for Lindale Independent School District after September 30, according to a statement released by Bibby's office. The current contract between the constable and Lindale ISD expires at the end of September and Bibby decided not to renew the deal.
KLTV Tyler, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:54 PM
Justice Sam Griffith will retire from the 12th Court of Appeals in early 2015, he announced on Wednesday. He will devote his focus fully to his ministries, he said.
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:26 PM
The PulsePoint app helps improve community response to SCA victims by enabling citizen bystanders to provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation and access a nearby public access automated external defibrillator . When someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest, time is critical.
Gilmer Mirror, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:06 PM