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Death and Funeral Notices 11-26

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. ANNIE BAXTER, 92, Tyler, died Nov.…

25 November 2014 [07:52 PM]
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Oh Christmas tree comes to downtown Tyler Tuesday

The city of Tyler and a list of downtown businesses were getting into the holiday spirit Tuesday afternoon — hanging lights, decorating trees and painting storefronts with seasonal cheer. Around noon, a 25-foot tall Leyland Cyprus tree was delivered…

25 November 2014 [07:39 PM]
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WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II. The simulated experience…

25 November 2014 [04:43 PM]
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Recipient of double arm transplant happy to hug Video

BOSTON (AP) — A former college professor who underwent a double arm transplant last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Tuesday that the best thing about the operation is that he's able to hug his loved ones…

25 November 2014 [04:40 PM]
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Protesters block highways, bridge in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry about the Ferguson grand jury decision have disrupted traffic for several hours in downtown St. Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway and a Mississippi River bridge connecting the city to…

25 November 2014 [04:17 PM]
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Man freed after 39 years in prison thanks Innocence Project

LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A man imprisoned nearly four decades for a slaying and freed when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to…

25 November 2014 [03:36 PM]
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Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part for…

25 November 2014 [03:07 PM]
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Nobel Prize medal for DNA discovery going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block. The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 million to $3.5…

25 November 2014 [01:23 PM]
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In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

SEATTLE (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week. Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the…

25 November 2014 [12:46 PM]
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3 on Texas DPS 10 Most Wanted list captured

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three men on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list have been captured. DPS officials on Tuesday announced the arrests of Josue Reyna, Alfredo Rangel and Ngoc Van Tran. Reyna was caught…

25 November 2014 [12:22 PM]
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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even…

25 November 2014 [12:09 PM]
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Clergy protest grand jury decision near Ferguson

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made. About 100 demonstrators assembled in downtown…

25 November 2014 [11:55 AM]
No federal charges in Bastrop student stun gun case

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors won't seek criminal charges against two Central Texas sheriff deputies involved in a stun gun shooting that left a 17-year-old student with a severe brain injury. An official with the U.S. Department of Justice's…

25 November 2014 [11:27 AM]
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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil:…

25 November 2014 [11:25 AM]
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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. But it will take time for families to…

25 November 2014 [11:19 AM]
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Houston-area family rescues dog with jug on head

HOUSTON (AP) — A stray puppy with a plastic jug stuck on his head has been rescued — and freed from his headpiece. A Houston-area family says they saw the dog around the property for weeks. The jug, which was…

25 November 2014 [11:04 AM]
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Police: Shot fired into home of Kilgore College trustee Video

KILGORE (AP) — Police in East Texas are investigating after a bullet was fired through the front door of a community college trustee. Kilgore Police Assistant Chief Roman Roberson says no one was injured Monday after gunshots were reported outside…

25 November 2014 [10:53 AM]
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Additional guardsmen dispatched to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon's office announced early Tuesday that…

25 November 2014 [10:42 AM]
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Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium. For 364 days of the…

25 November 2014 [10:39 AM]
Police: Nacogdoches man claims he killed wife

NACOGDOCHES (AP) — Police in East Texas say a woman has been released from the hospital after her husband called 911 and said he choked her to death. Seventy-two-year-old George Girard was being held at the Nacogdoches County jail on…

25 November 2014 [09:39 AM]
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Firefighter to return home after recovering from injuries Video

LINDALE — The firefighter injured in a house fire earlier this year will be returning home Wednesday after months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Kenny Vent, Lindale Fire Department spokesman, stated in a news release Monday that Joe Yeakley, who was…

25 November 2014 [09:13 AM]
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TISD’s new Career & Technology Education Center nearly done

Tyler ISD’s new Career & Technology Education Center nearing completion overlooking Earl Campbell Boulevard will be shared by students from Robert E. Lee and John Tyler high schools, with some also from Tyler Junior College. Although other school districts have…

25 November 2014 [09:03 AM]
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Humanist group demands removal of nativity scene

A national humanist group is demanding that the Christian nativity scene on the lawn of the Cherokee County courthouse in Rusk be removed. Cherokee County officials said they’re reviewing the demand. “The law surrounding nativity scenes is very clear, and…

25 November 2014 [08:58 AM]