Zombie hunt to take place Saturday at Tyler library

BY KELLY GOOCH,  kgooch@tylerpaper.com There will be some strange creatures lurking around the Tyler Public Library this weekend during the first ever Zombie Shootout.

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Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

TOM COYNE, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years.

Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

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Zombie hunt to take place Saturday at Tyler library

BY KELLY GOOCH, kgooch@tylerpaper.com There will be some strange creatures lurking around the Tyler Public Library this weekend during the first ever Zombie Shootout. The event in which residents try to hunt zombies is scheduled for 6 to 7…

20 October 2014 [06:22 PM]
2014 East Texas State Fair Results

2014 East Texas State Fair Creative Arts Results Premier Exhibitors Premier Exhibitor Honors are based on points accumulated from 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places, and Honorable Mention and TriColor awards. Ages 5 & Younger: Parker Malone, Tyler…

20 October 2014 [06:09 PM]
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Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play (with VIDEO)

BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another. All of a sudden,…

20 October 2014 [03:36 PM]
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Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care…

20 October 2014 [02:47 PM]
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Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

TOM COYNE, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and…

20 October 2014 [02:14 PM]
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Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press ANDREW NJUGUNA, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as…

20 October 2014 [02:09 PM]
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Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. It's not clear how long it will take authorities to…

20 October 2014 [12:49 PM]
Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record

DALLAS (AP) — Organizers say this year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons sold. The fair said in a statement that the previous record was $37.3…

20 October 2014 [11:35 AM]
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US Military Ebola team to train in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Pentagon says specialized training for a new, 30-member U.S. military Ebola response team will take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The team will feature 20 critical care nurses and five doctors trained…

20 October 2014 [11:19 AM]
High school fishing organization draws crowd

BY STEVE KNIGHT, outdoor@tylerpaper.com It may be harder for these high school students to get to the next level than it would if they were playing football, basketball or baseball. Then again, they may just not care. They may…

20 October 2014 [10:26 AM]
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VIDEO: Encouraging news regarding Ebola

After a few weeks of high anxiety over Ebola here in Texas, there is some good news emerging this morning. At midnight, a monitoring period passed for friends and relatives who had close contact with the Liberian man who died…

20 October 2014 [10:16 AM]
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VIDEO: Game wardens seized 1,000 marijuana plants

RUSK COUNTY (KYTX) - One thousand marijuana plants have been seized in Rusk County. Game Warden Chief Quint Balcom said it all started with a trespassing call. Instead of finding people -- law enforcement found a large growing operation. Balcom…

20 October 2014 [09:34 AM]
Tyler Junior College sets Homecoming 2014 schedule

The Tyler Junior College Alumni Association has a host of events planned for TJC’s Homecoming 2014 weekend Friday and Saturday. Friday: At noon, a pep rally and lunch will be held on Jenkins Lawn. The annual TJC Alumni Awards Dinner…

19 October 2014 [10:24 PM]
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Business notes, October 20

STORE OPENING Famous Footwear is opening a new store in The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center in Tyler on Oct. 29 and announced plans for its grand opening events. The 5,310-square-foot store will be at 8946 South Broadway Ave.…

19 October 2014 [09:51 PM]
Alcohol, taxes among voting options in East Texas

BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com   The entire state will decide who will hold the top offices of governor and lieutenant governor, but East Texans also will see myriad local options on their ballots. Schools are holding bond and board of trustee…

19 October 2014 [09:42 PM]
East Texas sample ballots

Smith County early voting locations include the Election Office, 302 E. Ferguson St. in Tyler; The Heritage Building, 1900 W. Bellwood Road, in Tyler; Noonday Community Center, 16662 County Road 196, in Tyler; Lindale Masonic Lodge, 200 Margaret St., in…

19 October 2014 [08:40 PM]
Early voting polling places around East Texas

SMITH COUNTY n Smith County Elections Office, 302 E. Ferguson St., Tyler n Whitehouse Municipal Court, 311 E. Main St., Whitehouse n Noonday Community Center, 16662 County Road 196, Tyler n Lindale Masonic Lodge, 200 Margaret St., Lindale n Heritage…

19 October 2014 [08:37 PM]
Smith County Precinct 5 voters will vote on beer, wine sales

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 voters will decide if beer and wine sales will become legal. If the proposition for legal beer and wine sales for off-premise consumption passes, it would allow sales in communities and cities within…

19 October 2014 [08:36 PM]
Champions for Children executive director featured on Chamber Radio

Smith County Champions for Children Executive Director Jackie Cannon will be featured on this week’s Tyler Chamber Radio show. Champions for Children provides education, mentoring, tools and support to caregivers, teachers, and parents to help children achieve their full potential.…

19 October 2014 [08:34 PM]
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Kiepersol offers new selections, old favorites at Vine Day wine tasting

BULLARD — Marnelle Durrett may not look like the iconic American farmer, but she’s part of a new generation of Texas producers helping break new ground in a career field that’s often misunderstood and underappreciated: wine making and distilling. At…

19 October 2014 [08:32 PM]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee recorded in Tyler studio

Stevie Ray Vaughan became a Texas blues guitar legend, but he was just a teenager with a dream when he visited a Tyler recording studio in 1969. Vaughan recently was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of…

19 October 2014 [08:18 PM]
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Christina Fulsom receives Community Impact Leader Award

Christina Fulsom’s mission is to ease people’s suffering. “The idea that people are hurting upsets me to no end,” she said. “The suffering that comes from poverty is invisible. People don’t see it but I have seen it.” Mrs. Fulsom,…

19 October 2014 [08:15 PM]
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The Gipson Girl has finally made it to Broadway

Cynthia Gipson believes some people are just born with a knack for design. “I think you’re just born to see with balanced scale and color,” she said, adding that the same rules apply, whether she is decorating a tablescape, a…

19 October 2014 [08:01 PM]
Early voting begins Monday; voters must bring valid IDs

Early voting in the Nov. 4 general election begins today and lasts through Oct. 31. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the state’s Voter ID law, which means voters must bring valid ID’s to the polls. On Saturday,…

19 October 2014 [07:50 PM]
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Houston needs to drop subpoenas of pastors' sermons

The city of Houston has gone too far. City Hall has subpoenaed the sermons and communications of several pastors, and that’s unacceptable. An attorney for the city issued a subpoena to pastors who oppose the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance —…

19 October 2014 [07:49 PM]