UPDATE: Home burns, but nearby structure saved Video

NEW CHAPEL HILL - A quick-moving grass fire claimed an abandoned mobile home Tuesday afternoon and threatened a nearby shop where volunteers make wheelchair ramps for handicapped persons. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. on County Road 210 in New Chapel Hill and George Cronin, of the Texas Ramp Project, said he and a co-volunteer were wor…

Airlines begin digging out from storm in northeastern US Video

Lingering snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as bad as expected. Airlines have already cancelled more than 500 flights for Wednesday, according to FlightAware.

'Boyhood' is good, but missed chances to be better Video

Our Micah Coltman has his review of this Best Picture Oscar contender!

Oculus goes from gaming to film Video

Facebook-owned Oculus, a company that specializes in virtual reality, has added a film-making entity to its business so it can expand from merely video games. Our Zach Lackey has the story!

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Airlines begin digging out from storm in northeastern US Video

Lingering snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as bad as expected. Airlines have already cancelled more than 500 flights for Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com. But that's…

27 January 2015 [04:48 PM]
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UPDATE: Home burns, but nearby structure saved Video

NEW CHAPEL HILL - A quick-moving grass fire claimed an abandoned mobile home Tuesday afternoon and threatened a nearby shop where volunteers make wheelchair ramps for handicapped persons. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. on County Road 210…

27 January 2015 [04:33 PM]
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Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear…

27 January 2015 [04:12 PM]
Sheriff: Domestic dispute leaves one person dead in Rusk shooting

RUSK (KYTX) - One person is dead in what authorities are calling a domestic dispute. Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell says one person is dead in a shooting on Joplin Street in Rusk. Sheriff Campbell says Rusk Police received a…

27 January 2015 [04:08 PM]
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Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive of America's second-most…

27 January 2015 [04:04 PM]
Commissioners receive Heart of Tyler 'Brick Award' for downtown projects

On Tuesday, County Commissioners showed off their Heart of Tyler “Brick Award” which Smith County received for improvement and construction projects downtown. The annual award is given to a person or entity that has demonstrated outstanding service to the cause…

27 January 2015 [03:42 PM]
Smith County extends electric contract for rate savings

Smith County expects to save an additional $35,000 annually after extending a three-year contract with its electricity provider. Purchasing Director Kim Gould said the county’s kilowatt-per hour rate dropped to .044538 from .047211 with the locked-in, 36-month contract with…

27 January 2015 [02:53 PM]
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Oculus goes from gaming to film Video

Facebook-owned Oculus, a company that specializes in virtual reality, has added a film-making entity to its business so it can expand from merely video games. Our Zach Lackey has the story!…

27 January 2015 [02:35 PM]
Overton Lake dam looking scruffy after buzz-cut

The dam at Overton Lake recently got a bit of a buzz-cut, but it's still looking scruffy. Overgrown and under-maintained, the north dam has long been on the radar at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, but -- fortunately, for…

27 January 2015 [01:55 PM]
Kilgore Main Street board paving way for downtown trolley

Clang-clang-clang or ding-ding-ding, Kilgore Main Street Advisory Board members hope to hear the sound of a trolley rolling down Main Street soon. How soon depends on “how much.” Discussion on the vintage vehicle sprang up as part of a parking…

27 January 2015 [01:53 PM]
Anderson County commissioners discuss large upgrades

Anderson County Commissioners are moving ahead with plans to renovate the second and third floors of the old Anderson County Courthouse. Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston said the plan is to add another courtroom on the second floor and renovate…

27 January 2015 [01:51 PM]
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Crawford honored for service to Literacy Council

The Literacy Council of Tyler celebrated 25 years of existence with a luncheon today at Willow Brook Country Club. The event served as an opportunity to recognize and appreciate donors for their contributions as well as honor executive director Nancy…

27 January 2015 [01:37 PM]
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Klein Animal Shelter inspection report released

The Texas Department of State Health Services released an inspection performed on the Richard D. Klein Animal Shelter in Jacksonville on Tuesday. In the inspection, performed on Jan. 14 by Angela Hopkins and Dr. Melinda Hergert , found unsanitary conditions,…

27 January 2015 [12:28 PM]
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Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases Video

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2014, and it was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had illegal…

27 January 2015 [11:39 AM]
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Police seeking accomplice in convenience store shootout

The investigation into a shootout at a Smith County convenience store, which left one would-be-robber dead at the scene Sunday night, now focuses on his accomplice, who was seen driving a late-model green two-door vehicle prior to the shooting. Authorities…

27 January 2015 [11:25 AM]
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Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage Video

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States,…

27 January 2015 [11:15 AM]
Tylerite found in home had been dead two weeks

After not hearing from their relative for several weeks, a family's check on a Tyler man Monday afternoon revealed he had died two weeks ago inside his home on Golden Road. Tyler Police Training Officer Doyle Lynch said officers…

27 January 2015 [11:10 AM]
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Transgender woman shot, killed while driving Video

Tyler police responding to a car crash early Monday found they were not dealing with a car crash, but instead, a homicide. Once on the scene in the 400 block of West 24th Street, officers found 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood,…

27 January 2015 [10:15 AM]
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NORTHEAST HUNKERS DOWN AS STORM TOTALS ARE DOWNGRADED For most, predictions of massive snow accumulations will not materialize. But Boston could still…

27 January 2015 [07:10 AM]
Teen snow-tubing on New York street hits light pole and dies

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy snow-tubing down a New York street with friends has crashed into a light pole and died. Suffolk County police say it happened around 10 p.m. Monday in Huntington on Long Island.…

27 January 2015 [07:06 AM]
2 arrested after crashing stolen bus into Austin restaurant

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two people have been arrested after Austin police say they crashed a stolen charter bus into a fast food restaurant and led officers on a brief chase. Police received a report Monday afternoon about a bus…

27 January 2015 [07:04 AM]
DFW teen marks 1-year anniversary of skydiving accident

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas teenager says she's thankful for the life she has after surviving a fall last year more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of 17-year-old…

27 January 2015 [07:01 AM]
About 100 cold-stunned sea turtles to be returned to TX Gulf

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — About 100 green sea turtles found stunned on Texas beaches during recent cold weather have been will be warmed and will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with Padre Island National Seashore near…

27 January 2015 [06:58 AM]
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Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. While the storm failed to live up to predictions…

27 January 2015 [05:52 AM]