Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:43:32 GMT
Police in Shelby have arrested a man they say shot another man behind a house Tuesday night. Deandre Momta Benjamin, 18, of Shelby, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadlyMore >>
Police in Shelby have arrested a man they say shot another man behind a house Tuesday night.More >>
WBTV Cam Man Ron Lee was on the scene moments after it happened Tuesday night on Freedom Drive at Toddville Road.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Two East Texas grandparents are in jail after allegedly burning their grand-daughter's feet with scalding water.
Police say 60-year-old Shelley Walker and 54-year-old Kenneth Walker are charged with injury to a child. According to officials, they were the girl's primary caregivers.
The two-year-old girl received second degree burns on her feet and ankles while under her grandparents' supervision.
A week and a half ago police were still combing the scene, working to piece together what had happened.
"This was not a case of where the child was able to get in the bathtub by itself," says Tyler Police officer Don Martin.
According to doctors, the child had to have been held in about 135-degree water for nearly 10 seconds to receive the burns she did.
"The doctor that examined this child is an expert in the area of child abuse and neglect. It was stated by him that this was an immersion burn, that it was not consistent with an accidental burn in bath water and in his opinion is highly suspicious of child abuse," says Shari Pulliam, a spokesperson for Child Protective Services.
"The water was so scalding that there definitely would have been splashing and some burn marks other places, but this was clearly where the child was set down in the water and then picked back up," says Martin.
According to the arrest warrants for Shelley and Kenneth Walker, they both made a series of inconsistent statements to police.
The warrants state, "Shelley Walker has provided approximately seven different accounts of what happened," and "Kenneth also gave a different account of the incident than what his 911 call stated."
CPS says all children have been removed from the home while the investigation continues.
"Three children, the victim and two other children, are all in foster care in the custody of CPS."
The arrest warrant also says the little girl has had surgery for her injuries, but has not been able to walk since.
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:04:16 GMT
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way towards East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstormsMore >>
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way through East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstorms is expected.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:03:59 GMT
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.Authorities tell KLTV the first shooting happened in the 900-block of Spring street aroundMore >>
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-14 22:28:24 GMT
From the Office of Governor Rick Perry:Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certainMore >>
Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individualsMore >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-06-12 03:13:53 GMT
Jacksonville voters have decided to keep their mayor for another term. In Tuesday night's mayoral runoff election, Mayor Kenneth Melvin defeated challenger Rob Gowin by less than a hundred votes. TheMore >>
Candidates separated by less than 100 votes.More >>