VIDEO: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in…

VIDEO: Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed, but their causes of death could remain a mystery for weeks, police said Monday. A couple and three of their children were found by an older son in the parents' bedroom in Springville, near Provo, police Lt.

Police: UVa suspect now linked to 4 crimes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse L.

NFL says prayer after TD should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

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Police: UVa suspect now linked to 4 crimes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been now been linked to unresolved crimes involving four women: — Hannah Graham, 18. Matthew is being held on a charge of abducting with intent to sexually molest this University of…

30 September 2014 [03:43 PM]
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VIDEO: Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed, but their causes of death could remain a mystery for weeks, police said Monday. A couple…

30 September 2014 [02:43 PM]
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VIDEO: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence,…

30 September 2014 [02:40 PM]
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NFL says prayer after TD should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league's rule book prohibits…

30 September 2014 [02:32 PM]
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Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life threatening injuries and was reunited with parents…

30 September 2014 [02:28 PM]
Kingsbury might need to start freshman QB at KSU

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech could again have a freshman starting at quarterback when the Red Raiders play No. 23 Kansas State this week. Patrick Mahomes could start in place of sophomore Davis Webb after a shoulder injury to…

30 September 2014 [01:38 PM]
State committee working to identify East Texas' most bikeable roads

The state’s Bicycle Advisory Committee is working to identify 100 of the “most bikeable roads” in East Texas as part of a pilot program to increase access and awareness for alternative transportation, said Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III. Austin…

30 September 2014 [01:21 PM]
FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL’s objection

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to end its nearly 40-year-old sports blackout rule, saying the provision, which now applies largely to NFL games, is outdated in an era when professional football has become a…

30 September 2014 [01:14 PM]
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Two area burglaries foiled by on-site arrests

The first on-site arrest of a burglar this week occurred Sunday evening in the northeastern part of Smith County. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from a night security…

30 September 2014 [11:38 AM]
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Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything…

30 September 2014 [11:21 AM]
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VIDEO: Forensic evidence links 2 cases, Virginia police say

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing. And now police…

30 September 2014 [11:13 AM]
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UPDATE: Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who may have Ebola. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results come back Tuesday.…

30 September 2014 [10:21 AM]
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VIDEO: Schools guarding against Enterovirus

EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - State health workers called on all East Texans Monday to be vigilant against the threat of Enterovirus and the coming flu season. The East Texas student battling Enterovirus is now out of the hospital and recovering…

30 September 2014 [09:04 AM]
Bible verse, Sept. 30

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.” (John 3:14)…

30 September 2014 [05:57 AM]
Tips for homesick students,parents

Somewhere between orientation week and midterms, after the excitement of the first few weeks has worn off but before Thanksgiving break, it’s probably going to happen: your new college freshman is going to get homesick. It happens to almost every…

30 September 2014 [05:54 AM]
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Principal’s principle focus safety, standards

Safety and “an intentional focus on high expectations” are top priorities of Tamara Colston, new principal of Caldwell Fine Arts Academy. Although she is in her first year as principal of Caldwell, Ms. Colston, 40, is not a new face…

30 September 2014 [05:50 AM]
ESD No. 2 board candidates make their cases for election

Candidates running in the first election of board members for Emergency Services District No. 2 participated in a forum to state their qualifications and answer questions. More than one dozen people attended the event hosted by Grassroots America — We…

29 September 2014 [09:36 PM]
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VIDEO: Wounded Warriors get rousing reception

Waving flags, All Saints Episcopal School students stood, applauded, yelled and screamed in a rousing reception cheering a group of Wounded Warriors who stopped by the school Monday on their way to a golf Pro-Am in Tyler. More than 700…

29 September 2014 [09:33 PM]
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Alzheimer's described as 'a brain that's lost access to its life story'

With deliberately spoken words, Dr. Paul D. Nussbaum brought the reality of Alzheimer’s disease home to the 200-plus people eating lunch at the Willow Brook Country Club. The clinical neuropsychologist had just shared with the audience the fact that each…

29 September 2014 [09:28 PM]
Campus notepad, Sept. 30

CLARKSTON: Sign language classes 6-7 p.m. through Dec. 8 in the cafeteria. ST. LOUIS: Dads in Action Pizza kickoff 6 p.m. today in cafeteria. Head Start Dads/Father Figures to join in this opportunity to learn about the importance of father’s…

29 September 2014 [09:20 PM]
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Rip anything holding you back, speaker tells student leaders

“Rip my book,” former National Football League lineman turned motivational speaker Shawn Harper urged student leaders from area high schools and Tyler Junior College to chant loudly over and over. As they watched in amazement, Harper ripped apart a thick…

29 September 2014 [09:16 PM]
TJC receives national award for educational fundraising

Staff Reports   For the second year in a row, Tyler Junior College has received a national award for overall performance in educational fundraising. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently named 84 colleges and universities and…

29 September 2014 [09:05 PM]
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Wendy Davis receives endorsements from two area Democrats

Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis picked up the support of two area Democrats today. Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton and Longview City Councilwoman Kasha Williams endorsed Sen. Davis in her bid for governor because of the senator’s work on behalf…

29 September 2014 [09:03 PM]
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Holder: most political attorney general in recent history

Attorney General Eric Holder should be remembered for his failure to uphold the rule of law. As the most political attorney general in recent memory, Holder’s legacy will be a department that made choices in what laws to enforce, based…

29 September 2014 [08:52 PM]
Death and funeral notices, 9-30

DEATHS THELMA RUTH “JACKIE” ABERCROMBIE, 97, Winnsboro; 2 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. PHIL BRAKEBILL, 77, Mineola, formerly of Lindale, died Sept. 23. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. ROBERT N. CARTER JR., 68, Tyler; died Sept.…

29 September 2014 [08:45 PM]