Smith County, TX

Police investigate shooting

TYLER — Tyler police are following up on a Friday evening shooting at the Alpine Creek Apartments on Paluxy Drive. Police say they responded around 7 p.m., with multiple callers giving suspect information. Officers located and detained the suspect, who they say appeared intoxicated. According to authorities, it was determined that the suspect, identified as 46-year-old Johnathan Mitchell of Tyler, began shooting a pistol at several people who were in the apartment complex. Nobody was struck by a bullet, but three people where shot at, according to police. Multiple shell casings were found on scene. Mitchell was charged on sight with 3 counts of aggravated assault and booked into the Smith County Jail.
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Tyler police looking for 4 of 7 who robbed man at gunpoint

TYLER, Texas (News Release) - On May 8th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Tyler Police responded to an incident at 4400 Troup Hwy in Tyler. The victim in this case, a 20-year-old male from Tyler, was assaulted by seven suspects who also held him at gunpoint and stole his wallet and phone. He was transported to UT Health by EMS for his injuries. One of the suspects is the victim’s ex-girlfriend. Three of the suspects have already been arrested in connection with this case and are booked into the Smith County Jail:
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Volunteers work to restore abandoned Black cemetery

TYLER, Texas — The location of Universe Cemetery, an abandoned Black cemetery, had been lost for years but was recently rediscovered. This has given people like Dudley Goss the chance to find family members. "To actually be here in the cemetery site is really, really amazing, something of a lifetime...
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Three shot at in Tyler, no one struck

Three people were allegedly shot at Friday around 7 p.m. at a Tyler apartment complex but no one was struck. Tyler Police said the suspect, Johnathan Mitchell, 46, of Tyler, was taken into custody and charged with three counts of aggravated assault and booked into the Smith County Jail. Police...
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3 arrested, 4 sought in connection with aggravated robbery, assault near Tyler apartment complex

TYLER, Texas — The Tyler Police Department have arrested three people and are searching for four more in connection with an aggravated robbery. On Saturday, May 8, around 11:30 p.m., police responded to an incident at 4400 Troup Hwy., near the River Oak Apartments, after a man, identified as Adrian Kendricks-Williams, 20, was assaulted by seven people who officers say also held him at gunpoint before stealing his wallet and phone.
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Smith County to hold auction of 26 vehicles

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Smith County is putting up 26 surplus vehicles for auction this month. There will be everything from a 1992 dump truck and a 2000 van, to a 2008 Dodge Charger and a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. The online auction is set for June 14-28 at You...
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How to restart healthy eating habits

Midway through cleaning out your car after another on-the-go week, a growing pile of crumpled fast-food wrappers reveals a harsh reality: Your efforts to eat healthier took a wrong turn. Don’t dwell on your dietary misstep. You’ve heard the phrase “don’t cry over spilled milk,” right? Well, don’t cry over...
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Tyler man accused of kidnapping, raping woman in the woods indicted

A Smith County grand jury handed down multiple indictments for a Tyler man accused of tying a woman to a tree in a wooded area and raping her. Michael Ray Timmons, 49, was indicted on May 6 for charges of aggravated kidnapping/sexual abuse, sexual assault and assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction in the 7th District Court.

United Way Day of Caring brings community together in service

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The second Friday in June marks the United Way Day of Caring hosted by the First Christian Church. Today 300 to 400 people from different agencies were out in Tyler and Smith County helping people at their homes working on different projects. One of the groups...
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Suspect arrested in Friday night shooting at Tyler apartment

Jonathan Mitchell, 46 of Tyler, has been arrested as the suspect of a shooting that occurred Friday night at 7 p.m. at a Tyler apartment. Police responded to reports of a shooting at Alpine Creek Apartments. Upon arrival, multiple callers gave suspect information. Tyler Police Department officers located and detained...
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Tyler ISD board appoints alumna to fill trustee vacancy

Tyler ISD trustees appointed a Tyler ISD alumna Thursday to fill the vacancy left by Rev. Fritz Hager Jr., who resigned from his school board seat last month. During a Tyler ISD board workshop, trustees appointed Lindsey Harrison to fill the District 6 seat vacancy. In addition to graduating from Tyler ISD, Harrison has two children who attend Andy Woods Elementary School.