Space is designed for children to enjoy reading and activities

A new Rusk Public Library will better serve the community through more programs, a larger space and increased technology, according to the library director. The new library opens today, and the community celebrated its completion on Sunday afternoon, as approximately 100 people attended a reception that gave local residents a chance to see…

Retail beadery offers classes, inventory for popular hobby

Belinda Defoor left her job as a mechanical engineer to turn her hobby of beading into a career. Along with her business partner and best friend, Alli Cormier, Ms.

Warrant round-up scheduled

Smith County authorities will be joining forces with other agencies across the state on Saturday in the largest warrant round-up of people who have not settled debts with the county.  According to a news release by the Smith County Judicial Compliance Office, anyone with outstanding court costs and fines where a warrant has been issued has

So hard to say goodbye

I’ve been thinking about what I should write in my last column for the Tyler Morning Telegraph since I found out I would be leaving here two weeks ago. This place has become a second home to me and my coworkers a second family.

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Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will…

02 March 2015 [07:26 AM]
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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean…

02 March 2015 [07:17 AM]
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Iran blames West for rise of Islamic State group

BERLIN (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has accused the West of fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect the rights of Muslim immigrants. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that "a sizeable number" of…

02 March 2015 [07:07 AM]
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Covert 'body sculptor' on trial says clients chose her over surgeons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Padge Victoria Windslowe says…

02 March 2015 [06:46 AM]
Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's…

02 March 2015 [05:48 AM]
10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. FEDS CLOSE TO PUBLISHING FINDINGS ON FERGUSON Federal officials have already expressed reservations about how the police department in the Missouri town…

02 March 2015 [05:31 AM]
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Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about…

02 March 2015 [05:04 AM]
Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said. The graphic video…

02 March 2015 [05:03 AM]
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Warrant round-up scheduled

Smith County authorities will be joining forces with other agencies across the state on Saturday in the largest warrant round-up of people who have not settled debts with the county. According to a news release by the Smith County…

01 March 2015 [11:03 PM]
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ASCO breaks ground on new facility

Associated Supply Co., also known as ASCO, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday on its new 16,135-square-foot facility in Tyler. The new building, at 2609 E. Front St., near the intersection of Loop 323, will serve as a showroom for new…

01 March 2015 [10:55 PM]
Bible Verse 3-2

"You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory." (Psalm 73:24)…

01 March 2015 [10:37 PM]
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Space is designed for children to enjoy reading and activities

A new Rusk Public Library will better serve the community through more programs, a larger space and increased technology, according to the library director. The new library opens today, and the community celebrated its completion on Sunday afternoon, as approximately…

01 March 2015 [10:35 PM]
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Survivor, nurse says hospital failed her

DALLAS — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with…

01 March 2015 [10:27 PM]
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Business Notes 3-2

ATTORNEYS The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced the induction of 209 attorneys at its annual induction ceremony. This year marks the 40th anniversary of legal specialization, a milestone for TBLS and the Texas legal industry. Attorneys from Tyler…

01 March 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Maynard named new senior editor

Veteran journalist and longtime Tyler Morning Telegraph writer Roy Maynard has accepted a senior editor position with the Tyler Paper. In his new role, Maynard, 51, will direct the business section for the news organization. “Roy brings a deep knowledge…

01 March 2015 [10:14 PM]
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Retail beadery offers classes, inventory for popular hobby

Belinda Defoor left her job as a mechanical engineer to turn her hobby of beading into a career. Along with her business partner and best friend, Alli Cormier, Ms. Defoor opened I Gotta Bead in Tyler and teaches a variety…

01 March 2015 [10:12 PM]
60 workers to lose jobs in upcoming closure

When Amega West closes its Tyler facility in the next couple of months, 60 employees will lose their jobs, officials confirmed. William J. Rudolph, Jr., director of corporate communications for Amega West’s parent company, Carpenter Technology Corporation, confirmed that the…

01 March 2015 [10:10 PM]
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So hard to say goodbye

I’ve been thinking about what I should write in my last column for the Tyler Morning Telegraph since I found out I would be leaving here two weeks ago. This place has become a second home to me and my…

01 March 2015 [10:03 PM]
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New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record. With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record…

01 March 2015 [08:30 PM]
Waco federal judge investigated after sexual abuse allegations

WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Central Texas is being investigated after a lawyer filed a complaint alleging the judge engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a deputy court clerk more than 15 years ago. The Waco Tribune-Herald…

01 March 2015 [08:16 PM]
Houston-area boy, 4, dies after shooting self

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Houston-area boy has died after he accidentally shot himself while in a home. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Sunday morning at a home in north Harris County. Sheriff's office…

01 March 2015 [08:12 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-2

DEATHS CHARLES KENT BOWERS, 84, Tyler, died March 1. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. CHRISTOPHER BRITTON, 35, Kilgore, died Feb. 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. NORMA DELL BURTON, 77 Lindale, died Feb. 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors, Lindale. CHRISTINE FRANCES BARTON…

01 March 2015 [07:46 PM]
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Freedom for Texas was hard-fought

The other states just don’t get it. But 179 years ago, a group of men gathered in a Texas town called Washington on the Brazos to adopt a Declaration of Independence. Modeled on the United States’ Declaration, the document chides…

01 March 2015 [07:21 PM]
Nurse who survived Ebola says will sue Dallas hospital

DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed…

01 March 2015 [11:47 AM]
Search on hold for kayaker missing near Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has put on hold its search for a kayaker who went missing along the Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston. Petty Officer Dustin Williams says Coast Guard officials hope to resume their search…

01 March 2015 [11:43 AM]
2 dead after SUV runs off Fort Worth bridge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Two people were killed after the SUV they were in went off a Fort Worth bridge and plunged into a creek. The Fort Worth Fire Department says one victim, an adult male, was pronounced dead…

01 March 2015 [11:41 AM]
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Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his…

01 March 2015 [10:49 AM]
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Vermont town may let those ages 16 and 17 vote

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont's current voting age is 18, and that wouldn't change for state and federal elections. The…

01 March 2015 [08:51 AM]
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Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Putin opponent

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition. President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political opponents,…

01 March 2015 [07:53 AM]
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Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the…

01 March 2015 [06:38 AM]