Tyler Paper journalists take home 8 awards Video

WACO — The Tyler Morning Telegraph picked up eight individual awards Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention in Waco. A first place in short features went to reporter Adam Russell for his story about the daily life of a tower technician and the hazards of the job.…

UPDATED: Couple confirmed dead in Chapel Hill fire

More than 60 firefighters from all over East Texas responded to an early morning fire in Chapel Hill.  According to the fire marshall, the blaze, in the 11900 block of CR 2206, started about 6a.m. A husband and wife have been confirmed dead.

Free throw skills used to raise money Video

Tom Booth of Chandler started Free Throws for Souls in 2011 because he wanted to find a way to use his talents to help others. The front of the shirt Booth wore Friday said, "Shoot till my arm falls off," which he did (shooting, not losing his arm) from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.

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Janice Owen Miller's legacy lives in philanthropy

Janice Owen Miller was born and raised in Malakoff. Three months after she was born, her father signed up to serve in World War I at age 36. After the war, he and his wife, Willie Riddlesberger Owen, continued to…

28 March 2015 [08:17 PM]
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Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change. The five-minute dark-out on Saturday night was a symbolic gesture in the City of…

28 March 2015 [07:12 PM]
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'Llama drama' owners say no more photos or events due to USDA

PHOENIX (AP) — The llamas that became a social media sensation running around a Phoenix-area retirement enclave last month are saying goodbye to the spotlight with one last event Saturday. Kahkneeta (kah-NEE'-tah) and Laney, whose televised dash mesmerized the Internet…

28 March 2015 [06:17 PM]
Tyler Paper journalists take home 8 awards

WACO — The Tyler Morning Telegraph picked up eight individual awards Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention in Waco. A first place in short features went to reporter Adam Russell for his story about the daily…

28 March 2015 [04:19 PM]
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7 people shot and injured at spring break house party in Florida

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted…

28 March 2015 [03:13 PM]
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Hundreds rally against Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. The law's supporters,…

28 March 2015 [03:11 PM]
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Ex-Corsicana justice of peace gets nearly 2 years in drug case

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — A former justice of the peace in Navarro County has been sentenced to nearly two years behind bars in a 2014 drug case. Donna Murray was sentenced Friday in Corsicana. The Corsicana Daily Sun reports Murray…

28 March 2015 [03:01 PM]
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Oklahoma measles patient went through Will Rogers airport

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A person in Oklahoma with measles traveled through Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and may have exposed others to the virus, according to airport officials. The state Health Department said Friday the infected person…

28 March 2015 [02:20 PM]
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Fort Worth demolishes homeless camp, scattering 80 people

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The city of Fort Worth has started breaking up a homeless camp, using heavy equipment to clear the area and force more than 80 adults and children to abandon most of their belongings. Activists on…

28 March 2015 [02:15 PM]
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Scouts race handmade cars Video

Every year Scouts across America display their talents of carving and building a car for Pinewood Derby races. Today, scouts from East Texas raced their cars at Pollard Methodist Church in Tyler. The benefits, for scouts and their parents, are…

28 March 2015 [12:49 PM]
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Free throw skills used to raise money Video

Tom Booth of Chandler started Free Throws for Souls in 2011 because he wanted to find a way to use his talents to help others. The front of the shirt Booth wore Friday said, "Shoot till my arm falls off,"…

28 March 2015 [12:15 PM]
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UPDATED: Couple confirmed dead in Chapel Hill fire

More than 60 firefighters from all over East Texas responded to an early morning fire in Chapel Hill. According to the Fire Marshall, the blaze, in the 11200 block of CR 2206, started about 6a.m. A husband and wife…

28 March 2015 [10:56 AM]
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Texas truck in I-35 bridge accident did not have proper permit

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Regulators say a truck hauling an oversized load did not have the proper permit when the rig snagged an Interstate 35 bridge beam in a deadly Central Texas wreck. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported…

28 March 2015 [08:56 AM]
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ATF raids home of Texas judge in firearms case

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Federal officers have raided the home of a veteran Central Texas judge in a firearms investigation. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Friday night searched the home of Williamson County Court-at-Law…

28 March 2015 [08:27 AM]
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PA girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in…

28 March 2015 [07:11 AM]
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Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved. Multnomah County Animal Services says the birds' owner told the agency he used food coloring, beet juice and Kool-Aid to dye the two birds, then released them to…

28 March 2015 [07:10 AM]
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AP photo gallery: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales,…

28 March 2015 [07:00 AM]
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Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot…

28 March 2015 [06:24 AM]
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Virginia nurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken. But when the nurse was reunited with them on Friday at Shriners Hospital For Children, she found two cheerful 8-year-olds who…

28 March 2015 [06:17 AM]
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Clerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants

DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the…

28 March 2015 [05:05 AM]
East Texas Briefs

TxDot retirees group to host celebration The TxDOT Tyler District Retirees group will be hosting a 20th anniversary celebration at Traditions Rest-aurant, 6205 S. Broadway Ave., at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. The group first met on April 1,…

27 March 2015 [10:48 PM]
Symphony Orchestra at the Cowan Center tonight

East Texas Symphony Orchestra performs 7:30 tonight at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center. Instead of serving as the conductor, ETSO’s Richard Lee, will play as a member of the viola section. Taking Lee’s place as conductor will…

27 March 2015 [10:38 PM]
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Artisan, flower market today

Spring is in the air and flowers are in bloom. Beautiful flowers and nourishing vegetables will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Goodman-LeGrand Museum, 624 N. Broadway Avenue, at the Rose…

27 March 2015 [10:31 PM]
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Survivor speaks at event

Tylerites heard from two inspiring women about the power of the human spirit during the 18th annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference. 87-year-old Dr. Edith E. Eger, of San Diego, an author, speaker and psychologist, shared with the audience how to…

27 March 2015 [10:20 PM]
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Students get ready for the STAAR test

The lights were turned off, plunging the gymnasium of Vista Academy of Tyler, a local charter school, into darkness for a “black-out pep rally.” The only thing anyone could see was neon necklaces glowing in the dark. Students seemed invigorated…

27 March 2015 [10:16 PM]
People's Missionary Baptist Church to host musical, women's conference

People’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2908 Bellwood Road, in Tyler will have a pastor’s aide musical at 7 p.m. today. Pastor is Marcus Jackson. People’s Missionary Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry will have its Women’s Conference from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today…

27 March 2015 [10:11 PM]
Reminders of God's love

A colleague’s car broke down on her way to work last week. When I checked in on her, she asked, “Would you pray that I will be able to afford to get it fixed?” Instantly, I said yes and offered…

27 March 2015 [10:09 PM]
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Three Large Crosses

Three Large Crosses were erected Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 13590 Troup Highway in Tyler. The middle cross is 40 feet tall and the left and right crosses are 30 feet tall.…

27 March 2015 [10:07 PM]