Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business? Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously. Son…

Christmas photos from around the world Video

Christmas celebrations have different looks in different places and cultures. Take a look at some Christmas photos from around the world in our video gallery!

Sports Minute: Shaq is still flopping on set Video

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Light-emitting e-readers before bedtime can impact sleep Video

BOSTON, MA – Use of a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact overall health, alertness, and the circadian clock which synchronizes the daily rhythm of sleep to external environmental time cues, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) who compared the biological

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Last minute gifts

Finally, it’s too late for any more last-minute gifts. The frustration of what to get, where to find it and how to wrap or bag it has finally ended. Every year, many of us wait until too late to get…

26 December 2014 [06:57 PM]
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Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business? Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a…

26 December 2014 [05:15 PM]
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Christmas photos from around the world Video

Christmas celebrations have different looks in different places and cultures. Take a look at some Christmas photos from around the world in our video gallery!…

26 December 2014 [03:04 PM]
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'Christmas Vacation' prank: Clark Griswold exit

CLARK, N.J. (AP) — At least one "Christmas Vacation" fan was driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway Thursday. Someone changed a sign for the highway's exit for Clark and Westfield to read "Clark Griswold." Griswold is the father's character…

26 December 2014 [02:45 PM]
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Philly officers deliver Christmas baby on train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where they first met for the…

26 December 2014 [02:06 PM]
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Light-emitting e-readers before bedtime can impact sleep Video

BOSTON, MA – Use of a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact overall health, alertness, and the circadian clock which synchronizes the daily rhythm of sleep to external environmental time cues, according to researchers…

26 December 2014 [11:11 AM]
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Man angered by 'Merry Christmas' greetings kicked off flight Video

A man was kicked off a flight at LaGuardia airport Wednesday after having a tantrum over airline workers wishing him a merry Christmas. Apparently it all started at the gate when the grumpy passenger, who was waiting to board an…

26 December 2014 [10:45 AM]
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UPDATE: Woman wanted in shooting still on the loose Video

The female suspect in a Christmas day shooting remains on the loose. Sheriff Larry Smith said today that deputies are searching for the woman, but will wait until her arrest to release her name. The Smith County Sheriff’s Department responded…

26 December 2014 [10:42 AM]
Shooting reveals Ohio woman's heart issue

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The son of a 75-year-old woman who was struck with birdshot by her husband while sitting in a recliner says the accident might have been a blessing because doctors treating her found a previously undiagnosed heart…

26 December 2014 [09:59 AM]
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College guarantees graduates' incomes

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A…

26 December 2014 [09:56 AM]
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Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles

NEW YORK (AP) — The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree. "I'm not particularly worried about…

26 December 2014 [09:51 AM]
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Alamo movie set used by John Wayne fading away

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades…

26 December 2014 [09:45 AM]
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Bullard family left with nothing on Christmas Day Video

BULLARD (KYTX)- A mobile home fire takes away a family's Christmas and all their belongings. Neighbors say they have been stepping up to help in any way they can. "It was basically a total loss," said Mason King, Bullard Fire…

26 December 2014 [09:30 AM]
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Winona family putting pieces back together after Thursday fire Video

WINONA (KYTX)-Early Thursday, this family's Christmas tree was near the fireplace. Now, it's stuck out in the cold. “We lit the fireplace, it was on for about an hour and my husband and son went into the living room to…

26 December 2014 [09:28 AM]
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Tyler police sergeant retiring after 29 years Video

TYLER (KYTX)-A Tyler Police Department Sergeant put on his uniform for the last time Thursday after twenty nine years. Jerald Riggle started with TPD in 1985. He's seen many changes in the department, from the types of crime officers are…

26 December 2014 [09:17 AM]
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Man killed in single-car crash in Kilgore Video

KILGORE (KYTX) -- The name of the victim of a fatal single-car accident Thursday in Kilgore isn't being released. Police say the driver was traveling east on Highway 31, when he tried turning north onto 259. The driver was going…

26 December 2014 [09:09 AM]
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Holiday Helpings

People share a meal on Wednesday at the Salvation Army Christmas Eve brunch in Tyler. The Salvation Army has worked to help the needy for 115 years in Smith County. The Tyler branch helps more than 6,000 people annually through…

25 December 2014 [10:58 PM]
Athens Fall Foliage Trail earns recognition

ATHENS — In 2012, the city of Athens Department of Tourism created a self-guided driving trail for visitors to take who were looking for places to see the fall colors of East Texas. Now just two years later, the Scenic…

25 December 2014 [10:37 PM]
DPS "no refusal" initiative continues til Jan. 2

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s “no refusal” initiative — an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes during the holidays — is currently underway and continues to Jan. 2. The program is an attempt to get alcohol-impaired drivers…

25 December 2014 [10:35 PM]
Bible Verse 12-26

"And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." (Luke 2:12)…

25 December 2014 [10:15 PM]
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Local Dems elect new chairwoman

County and statewide Democrats may be down but they’re not out, said newly elected Smith County Democratic Party chairman Shirley Falzone. Mrs. Falzone, 59, spent 27 of her 30 years in education at Tyler ISD as a teacher and administrator.…

25 December 2014 [10:07 PM]
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Teen plays secret superhero in web series

As the star of the web series “Party Girl,” 15-year-old Athens native Cait Pool plays a secret superhero. “Party Girl” follows the adventures of 16-year-old Rachel Buchanan, a masked hero called Party Girl who decides to take justice into her…

25 December 2014 [09:44 PM]
Congratulations...

... to Jeremiah Crow, Tyler, for receiving a doctor of philosophy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ... to East Texas residents who made the president’s list at Southern Arkansas University: Macy Frazier, Canton, Samuel Truitt, Pittsburg, and Mason Mallard, Whitehouse.…

25 December 2014 [08:23 PM]
Year of growth and changes for the Rose City

It’s been a year of changes for the city of Tyler. The city officially crossed the 100,000-population milestone, passed ordinances designed to bring commerce into the city and made forward movement on ongoing issues, including animal control. BREAKING…

25 December 2014 [08:22 PM]
Time running out to donate

Time is closing in on The Shine Your Light community campaign to benefit eight local nonprofit organizations. With five days left to give, the campaign’s total is $147,210, including eight gifts received on Dec. 24 in the amount of $10,…

25 December 2014 [07:57 PM]
Filipino dance group looks to break record

More than 100 East Texans helped set a Filipino dance record in January of this year and now they have the chance to receive more recognition. The Largest Tinikling Dance is among the finalists for the Guinness World Records Fan…

25 December 2014 [07:53 PM]
WA man in a kayak helps nab suspected thief

SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff's deputies in Washington state nab a suspected Christmas mail thief. Q13 reports deputies received multiple calls on Wednesday morning that a man and a woman were going…

25 December 2014 [07:39 PM]