A 70-year-old Tyler man is hospitalized in critical condition today after he was struck by a tow truck last night while riding his bicycle.

Police say the accident occurred at the intersection of Troup Highway and Shiloh Rd. shortly after 8 p.m.

Police have identified the bicyclist as Terry Knutson of Tyler.

Marshall Man Dead in One Vehicle Crash

HARRISON CO. -  DPS says 21 year old Dustin Dean Butler lost control of his pickup truck in a curve struck a ditch and overturned ejecting Butler. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers on the scene said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The fatal wreck occurred at 1:34am on Highway 154 in Harrison County.


More Witnesses Testify in Lufkin Bleach Murder Trial

LUFKIN — A former dialysis patient of a nurse on trial for murder says she remembers her medication once causing her pain.

Debra Oates testified yesterday at the trial of Kimberly Saenz, who is accused of killing five patients by injection bleach into their dialysis lines. Oates says she had a funny taste in her mouth after receiving the medication.


Children Found Living in a Bus

SPLENDORA — Two children have been found living on their own in an abandoned bus near Houston.

Authorities in Montgomery County say the children’s parents are in prison for embezzlement.

Constable Rowdy Hayden tells KTRK-TV the kids, ages 11 and five, were checked on each night by a great-aunt. Child welfare officials have taken the children into custody.


Airport Passengers Leaving Tyler Urged to Arrive Early

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is expecting increased travel because of the upcoming Spring Break combined with East Texas business travelers.

Airport Manager Davis Dickson says, “With flights being full, passengers should plan to add a little more time for check-in and screening.”

Davis added that “Just this week I have seen customers rushing in 15 minutes before departure time only to miss their flight.  It is important to be at the ticket counter to check in at least 40 minutes before departure time. Typically the ticket counter will close the flight 30 minutes before departure to finalize procedures for takeoff.”

The airport recommends booking your flight on-line or through a travel agent for full service reservations and planning.  Begin the reservation process by entering TYR as your departure location.