Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He did not announce any specific changes, but said he has not consid…

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Tyler employment rate on par with state

BY CASEY MURPHY cmurphy@tylerpaper.com The Tyler area last month saw an employment rate of 94.6 percent, continuing on par with the state. The local employment rate for August was a slight increase from the 94.5 percent experienced here in…

19 September 2014 [07:01 PM]
Officers bypass barricades to apprehend fugitive

BY KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com A barricaded road couldn’t stop lawmen from snatching up a wanted half-naked suspect Friday when a tip provided them with the man’s location. But police didn’t just nab 24-year-old Charles Ray Griffith Jr., but also…

19 September 2014 [06:58 PM]
City of Tyler offers free bulky item pickup next week

Rbd/kgcq FROM NEWS RELEASE. City of Tyler residential customers may take advantage of a free bulky item collection sponsored by the City of Tyler Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful, the city announced. During the collection, which is…

19 September 2014 [06:55 PM]
Smith County working with Lindale ISD to provide security officers

By KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com Smith County commissioners and the Lindale Independent School District are working to establish a contract to provide commissioned police officers to protect the district’s students and faculty after a dispute with the constable formerly holding the…

19 September 2014 [06:53 PM]
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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash…

19 September 2014 [03:09 PM]
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Tyler ISD kindergartner donates school supplies

Owens Elementary School kindergartner, Jolie McChesney, has a big heart inside her little body. When preparing for the first day of school a few weeks ago, she used that big heart to raise money to purchase school supplies for classmates…

19 September 2014 [01:11 PM]
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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this…

19 September 2014 [11:56 AM]
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Texas adds jobs while unemployment rates rise in 24 US states

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell…

19 September 2014 [11:19 AM]
More than 700 exposed to TB by hospital worker in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Public health officials say more than 700 people at an El Paso hospital, including a number of infants, have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease. The city's Department of Public…

19 September 2014 [11:15 AM]
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VIDEO: East Texas State Fair opens for Senior Day

By KennethDean, kdean@tylerpaper.com The East Texas State Fair is slated to open to fair-goers today, and organizers said security has been revamped and should be better than ever before in the fair’s history. John Sykes, fair president and CEO, said a…

19 September 2014 [10:23 AM]
2 dead, I-20 westbound blocked in East Texas

SCOTTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead and a section of Interstate 20 westbound in East Texas remains closed after a fire engulfed an 18-wheeler involved in a crash with a second tractor-trailer. Harrison County sheriff's deputies…

19 September 2014 [06:33 AM]
Bible Thoughts, September 19

“ Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” (Philippians 2:3)…

18 September 2014 [10:44 PM]
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Parachuter who lost both legs still jumping right in

Dana Bowman jumped out of an airplane on Feb. 6, 1994, to practice a diamond track, a move he’d done more than 50 times with his partner Sgt. Jose Aguillon. The move involves the jumpers streaking away from each other…

18 September 2014 [10:17 PM]
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On a mission: Spence honored for longtime support of nursery

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the North Tyler Day Nursery recognized two women who have contributed to its mission. The nursery administration, board members and supporters on Thursday honored Tylerite Mary John Spence with its Investing in the Future Award…

18 September 2014 [09:50 PM]
Tractor Supply celebrating pet week

The public is invited to come out to Tractor Supply Co. in the Tyler area Saturday for family and pet activities as part of Pet Appreciation Week. The purpose of Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Week, which runs through Sunday, is…

18 September 2014 [09:39 PM]
Warm day expected ahead of cold front

Today will be mostly sunny with high temperatures near 90 degrees and south wind at 5 to 10 mph. There will be a 20 percent chance of showers and occasional thunderstorms this weekend. A cold front will arrive Sunday and…

18 September 2014 [09:22 PM]
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Rockett Queen headlines concert

The Tyler rock band Rockett Queen will headline Rock Out Hunger, a concert to benefit the East Texas Food Bank. The concert is set from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 at Clicks Live in Tyler and also will feature…

18 September 2014 [09:02 PM]
Tyler ISD bans e-cigs

BY BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com Tyler ISD trustees Thursday followed the lead of Smith County officials and prohibited the use of electronic cigarettes or any other electronic vaporizing device on district property at all times. The school board voted without…

18 September 2014 [08:58 PM]
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5 WOW Things At The Fair

It’s East Texas State Fair time again. The fair opens today at the fairgrounds, 2000 W. Front St. in Tyler and continues through Sept. 28 with a dazzling array of attractions. Some people go to the fair to see interesting…

18 September 2014 [08:54 PM]
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Fla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz at a…

18 September 2014 [08:30 PM]
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Free people do not always choose well

Here’s the dilemma government faces: What happens when citizens, free to make their own choices, choose unwisely? Is government then entitled — or even obligated — to take away that freedom? We would argue no; government must just work harder…

18 September 2014 [08:27 PM]