Monday, September 1 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:19:31 GMT
Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas...Full Story >
Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while...Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:37:48 GMT
A driver is injured after being ejected from a car during a crash in Erlanger Monday morning. The one-car crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Dixie Highway near Cave Road. Police say the car crashedFull Story >
A driver is injured after being ejected from a car during a crash in Erlanger Monday morning.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:13:28 GMT
With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and...Full Story >
Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said...Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:10:19 GMT
Happy Labor Day Tri-State! If you weren't able to watch the #WEBNFireworks last night, you can still watch on our website WWW.FOX19NOW.com! Here's what you can expect Monday morning on FOX19: ThousandsFull Story >
Happy Labor Day Tri-State! Here's what you can expect Monday morning on FOX19.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:19:23 GMT
The next couple days will be a bit cooler due to cloud cover and showers but by week's end look for upper 80s, humidity and scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms Full Story >
Expect the clouds to hang tough today with only some occasional sunshine. Showers will be hit and miss…mostly miss…as we cruise through Labor Day. Full Story >
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
All four propositions in the City of Tyler and Smith County Precinct 2 have passed, opening the doors for beer and wine sales.
In Smith County Precinct 2, Proposition 1 passed 17,138 to 6,772. Proposition 2 passed 16,695 to 8,850. Tyler voters also voted overwhelmingly in support of the ballot issues. Proposition 1 passed 22,767 to 8,450. Prop 2 passed 21,225 to 10,670.
Tyler's Planning and Zoning Commission met earlier Tuesday to discuss what changes will be made to the city code should voters approve the alcohol proposals on the Tyler ballot.
"The citizens are very proud of the natural beauty of Tyler," said Tyler City Planner Heather Nick. "We want to make sure that we mitigate any effect from the passing of this proposition."
Nick presented three amendments to the city code at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The first Unified Development Code amendment requested the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider recommending an ordinance to regulate beer and wine sales in seven parts.
The second UDC amendment requested an ordinance to adopt zoning regulations to regulate drive-through service areas that allow for passage of motor vehicles and are used primarily for the retail sale or delivery of pre-packaged foods or beverages for off-premises consumption, if located in a M-2 zoning district and through issuance of a Special Use Permit. That ordinance will not affect current restaurant drive-through lanes.
The third amendment recommendation was an emergency item added to Tuesday's meeting. That amendment simply clarifies the city zone change application fee covers the review of zoning to clarify state distance requirements for alcohol sales.
All three amendments were approved.
Local group Buy Local First was quick to voice their excitement.
"The people have overwhelmingly stated they want to legally be able to purchase beer and wine in their grocery stores, supermarkets and convenience stores," the group said in a news release.
"As for the opposition, we hope they will see tonight as a sign that the battle is lost and to give up their efforts whose only benefit is to delay the will of the people."
The two ballot issues were in jeopardy a day ago when Matthew Thigpen, managing partner of Ladd and Thigpen P.C., filed a temporary restraining order to delay the vote. Thigpen's clients - Delores Radford, a resident of Smith County JP 2, and Richard Lanham, a Tyler resident - claimed many of the signatures weren't up to Texas election code.
"We knew that the restraining order would be a difficult - it would be a difficult burden to meet," Thigpen said. "However, we felt it was appropriate based upon the importance of this matter to our community."
Thigpen told visiting Judge Andrew Kupper that 6,242 signatures had problems with Texas election code because they are missing data, like failing to provide a registration number or a proper birth date or were signed by people who didn't live in JP 2 or who signed the petitions twice.
Thigpen also Judge Kupper today that there are 3,733 signatures on pages that did not have the date of issuance on them from the county, which violates another state election code.
A visiting judge denied the temporary restraining order Monday night.
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were...Full Story >
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men...Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Thursday, July 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:51:39 GMT
The body of a child has been found at a trailer park on Whitney Drive. Gulfport Police say she was found just before 9am. They aren't confirming that it is 5-year-old Janaya Thompson, but it is a young black girl. Full Story >
The body of a child has been found at a trailer park on Whitney Drive. Gulfport Police say she was found just before 9am. They aren't confirming that it is 5-year-old Janaya Thompson, but it is a young black girl.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:31:35 GMT
A 9-year-old girl has died after police say a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach. According to the Associated Press, firefighters and police got to the beach in Lincoln City around 5p.m. FridayFull Story >
A 9-year-old girl has died after police say a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach.Full Story >