Robert Ladd, who strangled a woman in Texas and beat her with a hammer before setting her body on fire nearly two decades ago, is set to be executed tonight. See the stories behind Texas' other scheduled execution.
Houston Chronicle, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:29 PM
A 39-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today. Micol Jauron Sears pleaded guilty on Sep. 3, 2014 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:40 PM
The Tyler Fire Department responded to a house fire early Thursday morning. Five crews were called to the 500 block of S. Chilton Avenue in Tyler sometime after 1:00 a.m. Within an hour of arriving, the blaze was under control.
KLTV Tyler, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 02:59 AM
Ty Underwood's car reportedly hit a utility pole before she was found shot to death Jan. 28, 2015 in Tyler. Detective Andy Erbaugh of the Tyler Police Department discusses the Jan. 28, 2015, death of Ty Underwood.
Houston Chronicle, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 08:49 PM
During the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for the Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Tyler, English and Music major student Riley Lauderdale passionately discussing what a benefit the new center will be to the music program at UT Tyler. The new edition will allow UT Tyler to accept more music students as well as enhance the music education of students.
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 01:44 AM
Linda Sellers, 70, is the first to throw her hat in the ring for the open Tyler City Council District 1 seat in the May 9 election. The seat is wide open since incumbent Sam Mezayak is unable to run again because of term limits.
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 10:26 PM
Ladd was convicted in the 1996 killing of a Tyler, Texas, woman who was found beaten to death with a hammer, according to correctional records. He also set the woman's body on fire and robbed her after the slaying, records show.
Los Angeles Times, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 10:18 PM