Treasure hunters find gold off Florida coast Video

(AP) -- A family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Florida. Multiple media outlets reported Monday that boat captain Eric Schmitt and his family made the find June 17 about 15 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean off Fort Pierce. Brent Brisben is the co-founder of 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels LLC, the company that owns the rights to the wreckage where the family found the gold. …

Ted Cruz chooses Fleming as Texas campaign chairwoman

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz selected a long-time conservative activist from Tyler to lead his Tea Party efforts in Texas. On Tuesday, Cruz announced his campaign appointed JoAnn Fleming as the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz for President. “JoAnn is one of Texas most experienced activists and has a long record of leading the fight for conservative principles,” said Cruz in a statement.

New Tyler ISD canine officer will sniff out drugs

The newest officer in the Tyler ISD Police Department is a female black lab named Raven whose job will be to sniff out narcotics in schools. Raven has been trained to give her handler a passive alert by sitting down whenever she smells any of five illegal drugs while randomly visiting schools – marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin and ecstasy.

Commissioners get positive response on countywide voting centers; set to host 2nd public hearing tonight

(UPDATED July 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm CT) As a voting precinct judge in Smith County, Shirley Anderson has seen what can happen when voters cannot find their correct voting location. Once she had to call the police to help with a resident who was angry about the amount of time and gas she used to find the right location. “By the time she cast her vote, she was still pretty ticked off, so she threw things at me,” Ms. Anderson said.

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Treasure hunters find gold off Florida coast Video

(AP) -- A family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Florida. Multiple media outlets reported Monday that boat captain Eric Schmitt and his family made the find June 17…

28 July 2015 [09:35 PM]
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Savory ways to use fresh, summer fruit

Daniel Neman, Guest Columnist You bite into a ripe peach. A drop of delicious juice spills over your lips and traces a wet, sticky trail down your chin. Now that’s summer. Few experiences in this world are more mind-blowingly sensual…

28 July 2015 [09:31 PM]
Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon…

28 July 2015 [09:12 PM]
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Prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke…

28 July 2015 [09:09 PM]
Fun, safe play crucial to child development

Today’s children live in a different world than their parents grew up in. With the expansion of the media, TV, the internet, technology advancement manifested in smart phones, tablets with touch screens and many other cool features, the children of…

28 July 2015 [08:33 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 7-29

DEATHS JIMMY RONALD BELCHER, 72, Yantis, died July 24. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. HAZLE NELSON BUSBY, 87, Winnsboro, died July 26. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. NORMA SUE DAVIS, 72, Frankston, died July 27.…

28 July 2015 [08:30 PM]
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Electoral College is still important

The campaign has begun — not the presidential race, though that has started, too. But the campaign to abolish the Electoral College is in full swing, and it’s a terrible, dangerous idea. The Electoral College is how we choose the…

28 July 2015 [08:13 PM]
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UPDATE: Smith County marijuana grows confiscated

(UPDATED July 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm CT) Smith County Sheriff's deputies, state police and other law enforcement agencies confiscated several large marijuana grows off Interstate 20 and Farm-to-Market Road 2015 Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Gary Middleton, the sheriff's public…

28 July 2015 [04:21 PM]
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Ted Cruz chooses Fleming as Texas campaign chairwoman

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz selected a long-time conservative activist from Tyler to lead his Tea Party efforts in Texas. On Tuesday, Cruz announced his campaign appointed JoAnn Fleming as the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz for President. “JoAnn is…

28 July 2015 [03:54 PM]
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Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday. The New England Patriots'…

28 July 2015 [03:07 PM]
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New Tyler ISD canine officer will sniff out drugs Video

The newest officer in the Tyler ISD Police Department is a female black lab named Raven whose job will be to sniff out narcotics in schools. Raven has been trained to give her handler a passive alert by sitting down…

28 July 2015 [12:21 PM]
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Obama says he'd win 3rd term if allowed to run again Video

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama may have some election season envy. While constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term in the Oval Office, the president used a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday to express confidence that…

28 July 2015 [10:29 AM]
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Tyler sees retail, restaurant boom Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Tyler is home to dozens of new stores and eateries, and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In 2015 alone, 32 new retailers and 12 new restaurants have opened or will open. The development comes…

28 July 2015 [09:22 AM]
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Winnsboro toddler death ruled as homicide Video

WINNSBORO (KYTX) -- A Winnsboro family remained under investigation Monday night for the capital murder of 1-year-old Madison Cannon. The autopsy results of the toddler that was found dead at an apartment in Winnsboro have been received by CBS 19.…

28 July 2015 [09:06 AM]
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Big Sandy orders investigation into police complaints Video

BIG SANDY (KYTX) - Big Sandy officials have asked a local attorney to look into into alleged harassment by police. The independent investigation comes after several residents filed complaints with the city. “It’s plain police harassment and abuse of authority,…

28 July 2015 [09:02 AM]
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Beware of cheaper copies of weathervanes

The most famous American weathervane is the Grasshopper that topped Faneuil Hall in Boston in 1742. Early weathervanes of the 1800s often had a cow, horse or eagle. But as more manufacturers started making decorative outdoor iron furniture, unexpected figures…

28 July 2015 [06:31 AM]
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Texas prosecutor names committee to review case of Sandra Bland

HEMPSTEAD (AP) — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a…

27 July 2015 [11:30 PM]
Commissioners to review salary study

How does working for Smith County compare to working for other counties in the state? Commissioners will find out on Tuesday, when they hear a presentation from Segal Waters Consulting, a firm hired by the court to review salaries in…

27 July 2015 [11:25 PM]
Winnsboro toddler's death ruled homicide

The autopsy results of the toddler found dead at an apartment in Winnsboro showed that the baby died from blunt force head trauma, KYTX CBS19 reported after receiving a copy of the report. The baby girl, Madison Cannon, had other…

27 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
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Boy Scouts of America ends ban on gay adults

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that…

27 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
Jacksonville ranked 4th for best 2-year colleges in state

BestColleges.com has released its ranking of the 25 best two-year colleges in Texas for 2015, and Jacksonville College ranked fourth in the state, according to a news release. Schools were evaluated based on performance indicators like acceptance, retention, graduation and…

27 July 2015 [10:49 PM]
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Jarvis ranked among most affordable small colleges

Jarvis Christian College has been ranked among the 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges in America 2015 by BestValueSchools.com., according to a news release. The college is ranked Number 33 on the list. In creating the list, BestValueSchools.com identified 2,700 institutions…

27 July 2015 [10:47 PM]