Bernie Tiede's life sentence thrown out, ordered back to Panola County for new sentencing hearing Video

AUSTIN (KYTX) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that convicted murderer Bernie Tiede should receive a new hearing considering his punishment for the 1996 death of Marjorie Nugent in Carthage. Tiede was originally sentenced to life in prison after admitting to shooting Nugent in the back. He hid her body in a freezer at Nug…

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Firefighter Joe Yeakley welcomed home

By CALVIN MAYNARD, calvinmaynardtmt@gmail.com   As dusk began to settle Wednesday evening, hundreds of people lined both sides of Highway 69 in Lindale. They held American flags and signs reading “Welcome home, Joe.” It seemed every convenience store, mechanic’s shop…

26 November 2014 [08:52 PM]
Bible Verse 11-27

"Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord." (Hebrews 12:14)…

26 November 2014 [08:39 PM]
Tips for Black Friday

Thanksgiving is almost here, and Black Friday shoppers are gearing up for some serious bargain-hunting. Some may even get a jump start with various retailers opening their doors Thursday evening…or earlier. Although more and more stores are opening their…

26 November 2014 [08:08 PM]
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5,000 fish stocked at Fisheries Center in Athens

Texas’ rainbow trout fishing season quietly got under way this week with a stocking of 5,000 fish at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens and the first of eight stockings this winter at Tyler’s Woldert Park. Those are just…

26 November 2014 [08:04 PM]
A Thanksgiving prayer

Father, thank You this day for reminding me of the many things for which I have to be grateful. If I feel dismayed, please cause me to reflect on days of bountiful joy You have given me. If I am…

26 November 2014 [07:58 PM]
Some stores are starting their Black Friday deals early

BY CASEY MURPHY, cmurphy@tylerpaper.com   Local retailers are gearing up for the hoards of shoppers coming their way during the Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales. While a few stores remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, many businesses are opening their doors…

26 November 2014 [07:46 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 11-27

DEATHS  MARYLOU ARNOLD, 91, Quitman, died Nov. 25. Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. FREDDIE DON AYERS, 69, Grand Saline, died Nov. 21. Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at funeral home. SHARON BATELY, 62, Mineola, died Nov. 26. Hilliard Funeral Home,…

26 November 2014 [07:30 PM]
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Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following proclamation was issued by President George Washington in 1789. It is the first official presidential proclamation issued by the United States government.   Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of…

26 November 2014 [07:29 PM]
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Obama defends legal authority - to pardon turkeys

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table. In the spirit of the…

26 November 2014 [03:28 PM]
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Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting

MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say two officers told a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun three times to show his hands before he was shot to death. Authorities on Wednesday also released video and audio…

26 November 2014 [03:09 PM]
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Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took…

26 November 2014 [02:58 PM]
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At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with…

26 November 2014 [02:47 PM]
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Moment by moment led to killing of Ferguson teen

ADAM GELLER, Associated Press DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and…

26 November 2014 [02:40 PM]
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Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

MARK SHERMAN, Associated PressSAM HANANEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Ginsburg was…

26 November 2014 [02:33 PM]
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Customization the big trend in season's hottest toys Video

After grappling with a lack of innovation in the industry, toy makers respond with playthings that work with apps or interact with gadgets like iPads, allowing more customization and creativity.…

26 November 2014 [02:15 PM]
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Emotional Ribeiro wins 'Dancing With The Stars' Video

Alfonso Ribeiro finally has his mirror ball trophy. The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star and his professional partner Witney Carson are the season 19 champions of "Dancing With the Stars."…

26 November 2014 [02:02 PM]
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RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy Video

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL…

26 November 2014 [01:54 PM]
Whitehouse High School honor roll

Ninth Grade A: Kailyn Anderson, Princess Antonio, Adali Avila, Alex Baham, Alyssa Bedell, Morgan Bryant, Brandon Bullard, Tyse Burckhartt, Patience Bush, Jacob Clemons, Karsen Conser, Caleb Cox, Seth Dolan, Gabriana Dornak, Courtney Eeds, Kimberly Flores, Jacob Griffith, Layla Grogan,…

26 November 2014 [12:33 PM]
More Gilmer students' Thanksgiving letters

“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 the help…

26 November 2014 [12:13 PM]
Mercy Ships partnership aims to reduce hunger in Madagascar

Mercy Ships has partnered with another Texas-based nonprofit in an effort to reduce hunger in Madagascar. The partnership with Targeted Aquaponic Growth, which is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will teach agriculture leaders on the African island how to…

26 November 2014 [12:05 PM]
Ferguson protests across US on Tuesday

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the…

26 November 2014 [11:13 AM]
Teen charged with shooting Lufkin mail carrier

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas youth has been charged with shooting a postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail. Lufkin police say 17-year-old Jaylon Wortham surrendered on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury against a…

26 November 2014 [11:03 AM]
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Which turkey should Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese?

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online…

26 November 2014 [10:53 AM]
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Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police plan to release the names of the two officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, along with dispatch calls and a surveillance video that authorities say clearly shows…

26 November 2014 [10:18 AM]
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See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just…

26 November 2014 [10:11 AM]
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NJ hiker photographed bear before it killed him

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death. Police in West Milford have released five photos…

26 November 2014 [09:59 AM]