Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision Video

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. The Associated Press was not able to immediately confirm the reports, which included national and local news outlets citing unnamed law enfo…

Van Zandt Co. woman's criminal record cleared after 10 years

VAN ZANDT CO. (KYTX) - A Van Zandt County Judge Monday overturned Candice Anderson's guilty plea and cleared her record 10 years after she was blamed for the traffic death of her fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson.

Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain Video

SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in Westmead Children's Hospital a day after cyclists found him in a 2.

Ohio police probe shooting of boy with replica gun Video

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a

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Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision Video

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. The Associated Press was not able to…

24 November 2014 [02:22 PM]
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Van Zandt Co. woman's criminal record cleared after 10 years

VAN ZANDT CO. (KYTX) - A Van Zandt County Judge Monday overturned Candice Anderson's guilty plea and cleared her record 10 years after she was blamed for the traffic death of her fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson. At the time, 21-year-old…

24 November 2014 [12:45 PM]
Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown remarries

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married. Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson…

24 November 2014 [11:48 AM]
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Ohio police probe shooting of boy with replica gun Video

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored…

24 November 2014 [11:32 AM]
'Little Hope Was Arson' premiered Sunday

TYLER (KYTX)- Hundreds of East Texans filled Liberty Hall on Sunday for the premiere of “Little Hope Was Arson,” a new documentary based on the infamous 2010 church fires. “Today is about the community and a lot of folks who…

24 November 2014 [11:30 AM]
21 other states push to overturn Md. gun-control law

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led the…

24 November 2014 [11:28 AM]
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Lon Chaney poster sells for $478K in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — A poster for the 1927 film "London After Midnight," starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas announced Monday that it is…

24 November 2014 [11:20 AM]
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CA tribe becomes 1st to launch online gambling in NJ

WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — California's Pala Indians have launched their Internet gambling site in New Jersey following a test period last week, becoming the first tribe to do so in the state. The Pala Band…

24 November 2014 [11:02 AM]
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Examiner rules NYC police shooting a homicide

VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide. The…

24 November 2014 [10:54 AM]
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Making a speedy dinner out of a slow-braised bird

J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor We don't often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be no go for a workday. But I've found just the opposite.…

24 November 2014 [10:49 AM]
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Paying it forward, church gives out money Video

CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. Not a huge sum, but the pastor said the LaSalle Street Church had…

24 November 2014 [10:40 AM]
Mail carrier in Lufkin shot in leg while on route

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police are trying to determine who shot an East Texas postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail in a neighborhood. Lufkin police say the 25-year-old worker was treated for an injury not believed to…

24 November 2014 [10:39 AM]
Fort Worth Transportation to end free rides for homeless

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas transit agency says it's planning to end free and reduced-cost bus rides for the homeless. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority offers the free and reduced-cost bus passes through a program called Fare Aid.…

24 November 2014 [10:37 AM]
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Hagel resigning as Defense secretary Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy…

24 November 2014 [10:05 AM]
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Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain Video

SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious…

24 November 2014 [09:54 AM]
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Massive fire at old Winona school Video

WINONA (KYTX) — Multiple fire departments from Smith County responded to a massive blaze Sunday morning at the old Winona Elementary School. Authorities say the blaze broke out around 9:45 a.m. after a resident who lives on the property saw…

24 November 2014 [08:31 AM]
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Gilmer’s youngest students say thank you with letters, art

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton Students from Gilmer Elementary School took time recently to think about what they’re thankful for. With…

24 November 2014 [08:28 AM]
Railroad’s arrival boon to Palestine, Anderson County

PALESTINE — The coming of the railroad to Palestine in the late 1800s was a great boon to the city and Anderson County, according to historical documents. Local residents voted during a public meeting in the late 1800s to pass…

23 November 2014 [11:12 PM]
Millions expected to hit roads for holiday visits

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, and Tyler resident Lisa Hamilton Godfrey is extremely thankful gas prices have fallen enough for a road trip this week to see her family, including her 4-year-old granddaughter. Ms. Godfrey said she has not…

23 November 2014 [11:11 PM]
Bible verse, Nov. 24

“Let them praise Your great and awesome name — He is holy.”(Psalm 99:3)…

23 November 2014 [11:09 PM]
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Quality of mercy, and gravy, strain’d

Unless someone has the courage to speak out, a grave injustice will take place this week. President Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of his predecessors in the Oval Office, will pardon two criminals who deserve no such favoritism. That’s…

23 November 2014 [10:20 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Nov. 24

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. SUSAN F. HUDSON DABNEY, 69, died Nov. 20. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. GARY DOOLEY, 62, Hideaway, died Nov. 15. Hilliard…

23 November 2014 [10:16 PM]
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Interior Design business offers budget decorating

Beverly Gilley believes that everybody can afford interior decorating. The owner of The Turquoise Door specializes in “budget decorating” and said she has always had a knack for design. “My focus has always been to let design be available to…

23 November 2014 [10:09 PM]
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Upscale fashion boutique will offer edgy women’s clothing

Chris Bennett wants to create a place in Tyler where women can spend the day. She plans to open Jewel, an upscale women’s fashion boutique, as part of a retail center at the intersection of Old Jacksonville Highway and Rice…

23 November 2014 [10:01 PM]
Made in East Texas: Traditions Restaurant and Catering

MAKER: Traditions Restaurant & Catering PRODUCT: Traditions expects to serve more than 2,500 homemade meals on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also prepares holiday meals to go and offers Tyler’s original Heartland Hams and pumpkin…

23 November 2014 [09:52 PM]
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Business Notes: Industry news across East Texas, Nov. 24

ADDITION Gollob Morgan Peddy announced the addition of Heather Sellers, CPA, to the staff. She graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana College in 2001. In 2006, she became an owner in the accounting firm of Daenen Henderson & Co. She…

23 November 2014 [09:50 PM]
$6.2 million of work to be done at The Stretford at the Cascades

Wexford Drive LLC filed a building permit for $6.2 million worth of work on The Stretford at the Cascades, at 2801 Wexford. Work on the 115,000-square-foot facility includes removing and replacing exterior cladding and sheathing. Mid-Continental Restoration, of Haltom City,…

23 November 2014 [09:48 PM]
A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner…

23 November 2014 [08:31 AM]