VIDEO: Caldwell's newest baby a head above

With a few visitors nearby, Knox the new baby giraffe at the Caldwell Zoo walked around his new home, sticking close by his mother’s side. Knox, born Aug. 15, is only 2 weeks old, but already the size of a small adult. He’s about 5 1/2 feet tall and weighs 112 pounds. Scotty Stainback, Caldwell Zoo’s curator of mammals, said the…

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1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. reports ( ) a pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 1,000-pound…

30 August 2014 [06:48 PM]
In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping…

30 August 2014 [06:40 PM]
Defendant's push for Skeen recusal quashed

Capital murder defendant James Calvert could not have known his filing for an order to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. Friday morning would be heard just hours later, because the Dallas judge, who would hear the case, happened…

30 August 2014 [12:46 AM]
Bible Thoughts, August 30

“The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish.” (Isaiah 24:4)…

30 August 2014 [12:42 AM]
VIDEO: Caldwell's newest baby a head above

With a few visitors nearby, Knox the new baby giraffe at the Caldwell Zoo walked around his new home, sticking close by his mother’s side. Knox, born Aug. 15, is only 2 weeks old, but already the size of a…

30 August 2014 [12:40 AM]
Daily, monthly parking fees take effect on Tuesday

Various changes to the Downtown Business District parking will take effect on Tuesday, the city of Tyler announced. According to a news release, extended parking is available at the Fair Plaza Garage at Elm Street and College Avenue. “An automated…

30 August 2014 [12:33 AM]
Accused bank robber pleads not guilty Friday

The man accused of robbing two employees of the Capital One Bank on Copeland Road and Loop 323 earlier this month entered a not guilty before U.S. Magistrate John Love on Friday afternoon after an indictment spelled out that he…

30 August 2014 [12:32 AM]
Catholic leaders dedicate shrine at Wellspring

Although Wellspring, Fransalian Center for Spirituality opened 16 years ago, it has seen much growth this year. The center dedicated a shrine, opened 13 guest rooms, which are used during retreats, and continues to develop landscaping features on site —…

29 August 2014 [11:55 PM]
United Nations is failing the world

As dozens of United Nations peacekeepers are captured in the Syrian desert, as Russian forces are reportedly entering Ukraine in numbers amounting to an invasion, as Libya slides into a civil war, and as the so-called Islamic State claims more…

29 August 2014 [11:37 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, August 30

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died Aug. 28. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Rusk. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at funeral…

29 August 2014 [11:27 PM]
Accused Capital One Bank robber enters not guilty plea

The man accused of robbing two employees of the Capital One Bank on Copeland Road and Loop 323 earlier this month entered a not guilty before U.S. Magistrate John Love Friday afternoon after an indictment spelled out that he took…

29 August 2014 [04:18 PM]
Tyler woman falls prey to fake IRS agent scammer

A scam can happen to anyone. All it takes is a victim to fall prey to the scammer’s story that usually deals with someone in trouble including the victim. Yesterday, a middle-aged woman in Tyler was scammed out of a…

29 August 2014 [11:16 AM]
VIDEO: Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German equivalent of "cheers." It's a scene that…

29 August 2014 [11:08 AM]
VIDEO: Israel identifies body as missing American student

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem. Police…

29 August 2014 [11:04 AM]
Murder defendant Calvert asks to have Judge Skeen taken off case

BY KENNETH DEAN, Capital murder defendant James Calvert's appearance in court this morning was short-lived, after he filed a motion to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr., from the case.  Calvert is accused of killing his ex-wife, 30-year-old Jelena Radobanovic…

29 August 2014 [10:12 AM]
VIDEO: Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next…

29 August 2014 [10:08 AM]
Seniors voice opinions at transportation workshop

Residents gave input during a workshop on proposed transportation projects at the Tyler Senior Center on Thursday. The workshop was put on by the Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization as a way to get public feedback for an update of…

29 August 2014 [12:19 AM]
Rain chances increase

Showers and thunderstorms will increase today in response to an approaching trough of low pressure out of the Rockies, and that higher chance of rain will continue through Sunday. High temperatures will be a little lower in the low 90s.…

29 August 2014 [12:14 AM]
Bible Thoughts, August 29, 2014

“I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.” (Isaiah 22:23)…

29 August 2014 [12:11 AM]
Don't miss a single play on Friday nights, KYTX CBS19, Kelly Community Federal Credit Union, KTBB and the Tyler Morning Telegraph are combining to bring fans games, scores, highlights and updates throughout the high school football season. Whether you are at home, at the stadium or on…

29 August 2014 [12:10 AM]
Bendy gets life in young mom's shooting death

A Tyler man convicted on murder charges earlier this month for his role in the gang shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman at a local park was sentenced to life in prison during a hearing Thursday morning.…

28 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
Behind the Preview: What does it take to make the shot?

Twenty-three players, 17 schools, one glossy high school football preview magazine. As the lights power on, illuminating gridders across East Texas, fans can expect hard hits, big plays and our annual Pigskin Preview, inside today’s paper. The staff spent three…

28 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
UT Tyler MFA alumni art exhibit Tuesday

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will house the UT Tyler Master of Fine Arts Alumni Art Exhibition beginning Tuesday, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced. All with art on display earned the master of fine arts degree from…

28 August 2014 [11:29 PM]
Tyler Museum of Art: 'Cars Are Art' exhibit registration due Sunday

The deadline to enter Tyler Museum of Art’s “Cars Are Art” juried competition is Sunday. Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and post-2000. Cars will be judged on…

28 August 2014 [11:28 PM]