Flo Rida, Jonathan Scott out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump Video

Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and HGTV "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.…

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state's coastal waters in less than three weeks. A hospital spokeswoman had no report of his condition Wednesday afternoon.

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Death and Funeral Notices 7-2

DEATHS HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. SHIRLEY FORRER, 86, Tyler, formerly of Hideaway, died June 23. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. JOHN…

01 July 2015 [08:37 PM]
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Supremes to judge affirmative action

EdThurs0702 / cq rm In any other context — say, that of a left-leaning plaintiff in an important U.S. Supreme Court case — this would be unacceptable. But Slate magazine’s take on the Court’s agreement to take up affirmative action…

01 July 2015 [08:32 PM]
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PATH celebrates construction of 54th home

  Although she had to be at work around noon, there were not many things that could have prevented Tyler resident Cheslie Thompson from showing up 716 W. Queen St. at 11:30 on Wednesday for the ribbon-cutting on her new…

01 July 2015 [08:29 PM]
Bible Verse 7-2

"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." (Romans 12:9)      …

01 July 2015 [08:21 PM]
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Free towing available for intoxicated drivers

  A free tow service provided by AAA this Independence Day weekend is geared toward lowering the number of arrests for intoxicated driving, while law enforcement agencies across the nation will be looking for impaired motorists. The AAA’s Tipsy…

01 July 2015 [08:15 PM]
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Officials urge safety in lighting fireworks this Fourth of July

  Fireworks will undoubtedly fill the skies across the nation this weekend as the country celebrates its 239th birthday, and firework stand operators are excited about the outlook for sales. But with the prospect of skyrocketing sales after months of…

01 July 2015 [08:12 PM]
U.S. marshals nab alleged sex offender in Van Zandt County

KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com A man wanted for sexually assaulting a child at a homeless shelter in Durango, Colorado is now in custody after U.S. marshals and other law enforcement officers captured him in East Texas Wednesday. U.S. Deputy Marshal John Garrison…

01 July 2015 [04:43 PM]
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Flo Rida, Jonathan Scott out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and HGTV "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican…

01 July 2015 [04:15 PM]
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TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns from its schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard." The network is confirming that reruns of the 1980s action comedy, with its Confederate flag imagery, have been pulled from the schedule. This marks the latest effort to…

01 July 2015 [04:09 PM]
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Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state's coastal waters in less than three weeks. A hospital spokeswoman had…

01 July 2015 [03:42 PM]
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Record heat at Wimbledon causes issues for ball boy, players Video

MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) — The heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday caused a ball boy to collapse, a player to feel "dizzy" and thermometers to rise to record levels for the tournament. In the bright sunshine in…

01 July 2015 [03:01 PM]
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Police arrest man wanted for kidnapping, family violence

Tyler Police Officers arrested Nicholas Sanchez Jr. Tuesday. He was booked into the Smith County Jail for possession of marijuana along with warrants for kidnapping, assault family violence, parole violation and several Tyler Municipal Court warrants. The case will now…

01 July 2015 [10:32 AM]
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Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson Video

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. Preliminary indications are…

01 July 2015 [09:51 AM]
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Overlay work continues on West Hawkins Parkway Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Holiday travel could be a little slower in Gregg County due to some road work in Longview. Workers are resurfacing the area at Bill Owens Parkway and Oak Forest Drive. The speed limit is usually 45 miles…

01 July 2015 [09:26 AM]
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Body cam video in officer-involved shooting released Video

Warning: this video contains graphic content. (KYTX) -- The Palestine Police Department released video Tuesday afternoon showing the moments that led up to the fatal shooting of 47-year-old James Bushey on the evening of May 31. Sergeant Gabriel Green and…

01 July 2015 [09:03 AM]
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Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman We had been on the road all day, driving east along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, through Tuba City and on to Kayenta, where we headed…

30 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
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The 'Wedding' chapter in a book of life Video

Although she is 72 years and 1,700 miles away from what she sees in the picture, Margaret Woods, 101, still smiles as she holds the framed photograph of herself and her departed husband Ivan on their wedding day…

30 June 2015 [10:23 PM]
System update to delay CDL licenses

A national system update will cause a slight delay in truckers and other motorists with commercial driver license obtaining new licenses or renewals this week. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators plans to update the system between Thursday and…

30 June 2015 [10:18 PM]
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Mother Frances launches new iCARE initiative

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics on Tuesday officially launched its iCARE initiative — a set of tools and techniques designed to improve communication between health care workers and patients. They also aim to strengthen emotional ties between health care…

30 June 2015 [10:17 PM]
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City to host annual fireworks show

The skies will light up in Lindsey Park on the Fourth of July. The city of Tyler will host the annual fireworks show in the park beginning around 9:20 p.m. Saturday. “The show will be 20 minutes with a really…

30 June 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Whitehouse grad introduces First Lady

Whitehouse High School graduate Jacob Smith introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at an event Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama spoke at the Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education event. The White House put on the event in partnership…

30 June 2015 [09:52 PM]
Bible Verse 7-1

"And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be - 'The Lord is one,' And His name one." (Zechariah 14:9)      …

30 June 2015 [09:47 PM]
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Scammers pose as U.S. marshall's office staff

The weekend was supposed to be filled with joy as 75-year-old Genie Terry, of Tyler, visited Houston for her grandson’s wedding. But a phone call put festivities on hold after a voice on the other end of the line informed…

30 June 2015 [09:43 PM]
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County takes steps to maintain roads

It would cost just less than $98 million to bring more than 1,100 miles of Smith County roads to near-perfect condition, according to a report revealed to the Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Charlie Varnell, senior engineer with Atkins…

30 June 2015 [09:38 PM]