FBI investigating two Smith County Sheriff detectives Video

Two Smith County Sheriff detectives are under investigation by the FBI for allegedly violating a prisoner’s civil rights while he was handcuffed. Confirmation of the FBI investigation came Wednesday, less than an hour after Sheriff Larry Smith announced that two other sheriff office employees, tenured deputy Joshua Caulkins and his wife, Kri…

Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans Video

CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Tessa and Joel Sanborn understand.

Iowa man arrested near White House with gun in car Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service arrested an Iowa man Wednesday afternoon after finding a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in the trunk of his car parked near the White House. R.

2 forced to leave home after Longview fire Video

Two people were forced to leave their home after a fire damaged a Longview apartment Tuesday night. The flames broke out just after 7 p.

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2 fired Jasper officers not charged over arrest

JASPER, Texas (AP) — Two fired Southeast Texas officers will not be charged over a videotaped incident in which a woman held for an unpaid traffic ticket had her face slammed on a jail counter. A Jasper County grand jury…

20 November 2014 [02:00 PM]
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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans Video

CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Tessa and Joel Sanborn understand. The arrival of their 5-year-old adopted son Devine, who is in an orphanage in Liberia,…

20 November 2014 [12:34 PM]
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Iowa man arrested near White House with gun in car Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service arrested an Iowa man Wednesday afternoon after finding a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in the trunk of his car parked near the White House. R.J. Kapheim, 41, was…

20 November 2014 [12:28 PM]
Fatal crash takes five lives from Wills Point

Five members from the Wills Point community, including a Wills Point kindergarten teacher, died this morning when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed on Interstate 20 in Louisiana as the family traveled to Disney World. According to a…

20 November 2014 [11:21 AM]
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FBI investigating two Smith County Sheriff detectives

Two Smith County Sheriff detectives are under investigation by the FBI for allegedly violating a prisoner’s civil rights while he was handcuffed. Confirmation of the FBI investigation came Wednesday, less than an hour after Sheriff Larry Smith announced that two…

20 November 2014 [09:39 AM]
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2 forced to leave home after Longview fire Video

Two people were forced to leave their home after a fire damaged a Longview apartment Tuesday night. The flames broke out just after 7 p.m. at Autumnwood Apartments, and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No…

20 November 2014 [09:28 AM]
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Woman discovers love for competitive fitness

At 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds, bikini and figure competitor Kirsti Wallace has 12 percent body fat — less than half that of the average woman. Ms. Wallace, a Grapevine native and transplant to Tyler,…

19 November 2014 [10:47 PM]
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When one thing goes wrong, everything seems to go wrong

Being in a hunter’s purgatory only seems worse when it is a misty 37 degrees. Yet there I was Sunday. Knee deep in it, so to speak, attempting to duck hunt with my son, Thomas, and friend Darren Dennis. It…

19 November 2014 [10:33 PM]
Bible Verse 11-20

"Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth." (Psalm 2:10)…

19 November 2014 [10:07 PM]
JT students warning peers about smoking addiction with games

John Tyler senior Justin Session has never been fond of cigarette smoke. “I think it’s very disgusting, honestly,” the 17-year-old said. “It makes you have bad breath, and it makes people not want to be around you.” Session and his…

19 November 2014 [10:05 PM]
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Superintendent Crawford details successes, challenges of TISD

Giving his first state-of-the-district address to the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon, Dr. Marty Crawford detailed successes of Tyler ISD and also challenges the district faces. Crawford, who became Tyler ISD superintendent last August, was the featured speaker…

19 November 2014 [09:38 PM]
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Upcoming Christmas Sale benefiting the Salvation Army

Bargain shopping that benefits people in need is what one upcoming Christmas sale is all about. The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will open its annual Christmas Sale this week and all proceeds go to The Salvation Army to help East…

19 November 2014 [09:22 PM]
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Pickleball: a favorite pastime

Retired businessman Stephen Smith, 67, moved to the Whitehouse area from California several months ago to be closer to family, swapping sun and surf for trees and Tex-Mex. He soon found a place to call home and new friends to…

19 November 2014 [09:01 PM]
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MADD holds "Tie One On for Safety" luncheon Wednesday

The very fact that Patti Foster was standing in front of the crowd speaking defied her doctors’ expectations. More than 12 years ago, a wreck involving a drugged driver nearly took Ms. Foster’s life. She suffered severe head trauma and…

19 November 2014 [08:38 PM]
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Favorite shrubs of the IDEA Garden

Punica granatum, “Nana” or dwarf pomegranate is one of our very favorite shrubs in the IDEA Garden. Evergreen in warmer years, deciduous in colder years, dying back to the ground in the coldest years, dwarf pomegranate always gives us a…

19 November 2014 [08:19 PM]
Time to start thinking about a Spring garden

This is the time of year to put your flower and vegetable garden to bed, and start getting ready for your spring garden. Now that we’ve had some hard freezes, annual flowers and warm-season vegetables are finished and can be…

19 November 2014 [08:17 PM]
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Homeless experience in East Texas set for today

Homelessness often is observed from afar, but tonight East Texans can get a closer look at the life through the One Night Without a Home event. The city of Tyler, The Salvation Army, PATH (People Attempting To Help) and the…

19 November 2014 [08:13 PM]
Claim that victim died of heart attack refuted

A Smith County man is undergoing treatment at a state mental health facility until he is deemed competent to stand trial for the asphyxiation death of his father in their Smith County home in August. Randall Britton, 28, is charged…

19 November 2014 [08:10 PM]
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Saving the rhinos through capitalism

No object lesson could be more clear. Private sector efforts to conserve species are working — but then government steps in, and even if its intentions are good, the net effect will be a species worse off than it was…

19 November 2014 [08:07 PM]
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Dirt turned for newest Super 1 Foods

Business leaders gathered in the cold wind on Wednesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of what will be the newest Super 1 Foods store in Tyler. The 58,000-square-foot store and gas station will be between The Village at Cumberland Park…

19 November 2014 [07:54 PM]
$23.6M levied against Apple in patent case

A jury in a Marshall federal court awarded $23.6 million to Lewisville-based Mobile Telecommunications Technologies Inc. after finding that Apple Inc. infringed on a 1990s patent it used with the iPhone and other devices. Deron and Shannon Dacus, of The…

19 November 2014 [07:47 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 11-20

DEATHS MARGARET ALLEN, 62, Gladewater, died Nov. 13. Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater. L.B. BOOTY, 88, Big Sandy, died Nov. 13. Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater. KAREN COBLENTZ, 75, Tyler, died Nov. 19. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. Visitation 5-7 p.m.…

19 November 2014 [07:14 PM]
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Boyfriend of charged Quitman mom also charged

QUITMAN (KYTX)- Thomas Liles faces charges of injury to a child after 2 toddlers were found dead in their Quitman apartment in July, according to the Quitman Police Department. The toddlers' mother, Daphne McDaniels, was arrested earlier this week and…

19 November 2014 [04:22 PM]
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Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings Video

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work's age and…

19 November 2014 [03:22 PM]
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Gohmert compares White House, border security Video

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) questioned the acting Secret Service Director about the White House security breach in a House Judiciary Hearing today. He mentioned the “breakdown in White House leadership” as one of his main concerns. He asked the director…

19 November 2014 [03:06 PM]
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Whitehouse woman on death row loses state court appeal

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas' highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago. Kimberly Cargill, of Whitehouse in East Texas, was convicted of…

19 November 2014 [02:33 PM]
Tyler police charge three in Abbey Apartments robbery

Tyler Police today arrested and charged two adults and one juvenile in connection with the aggravated robbery that occurred on November 13 at the Abbey Apartments located at 4917 Thistle. The suspects are identified as Darrius Montrall Jones, 18, Jeremy…

19 November 2014 [01:54 PM]
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Flint woman sentenced for financial aid fraud

TYLER -- A 32-year-old Flint woman has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Mindy Ritch pleaded guilty on May 5, 2014, to student financial aid fraud…

19 November 2014 [01:09 PM]