Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public. Manziel s…

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Oil & Gas Drilling Report, August 24, 2014

The oil and gas drilling report is published each Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Readers with a paid membership can view it each Sunday by visiting our e-edition at…

22 August 2014 [08:33 PM]
Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The…

22 August 2014 [07:26 PM]
New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees…

22 August 2014 [06:47 PM]
Un-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. WABC-TV reports ( ) beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens…

22 August 2014 [06:46 PM]
Utah: Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said. Instead, Rasmussen found Dea Millerberg, a 41-year-old woman who was sentenced Thursday for helping her husband dispose…

22 August 2014 [06:41 PM]
United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following…

22 August 2014 [06:00 PM]
Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on…

22 August 2014 [05:58 PM]
VIDEO: 1 dead after head-on collision on FM 17 in Van Zandt County

VAN ZANDT COUNTY (KYTX)- 22 year-old Steven Armstrong of Grand Saline is dead after his 2002 Nissan passenger car drifted into oncoming traffic on FM 17 this morning, according to Trooper Dark with DPS. Dark said Armstrong drifted over the…

22 August 2014 [04:42 PM]
Jigsaw puzzles are like family

“So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning.” Conrad Veidt By DAVE…

22 August 2014 [01:48 PM]
VIDEO: John Tyler Big Blue Band in second March-A-Thon event Saturday

The John Tyler High School Big Blue Band will perform their second annual March-A-Thon fundraising event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The band will march through neighborhood streets, stopping at homes to perform lawn concerts. Parents, neighbors and…

22 August 2014 [12:35 PM]
VIDEO: Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops, and investigators are trying to track down yet more potential victims. Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, was arrested Thursday on…

22 August 2014 [12:06 PM]
VIDEO: Bodies of 2 men found in adjacent California yards

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men in neighboring backyards in Northern California. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman says investigators believe the deaths in an unincorporated part of Mill Valley are related and…

22 August 2014 [12:03 PM]
VIDEO: More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in…

22 August 2014 [10:12 AM]
Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

TYLER (KYTX) -- Russel Lindstrom, charged with manslaughter in the hot car death of his young daughter was in court Friday morning for a bond-reduction hearing. Lindstrom's 4-year-old daughter Bella died after being in a hot car on the family…

22 August 2014 [09:52 AM]
VIDEO: With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.…

22 August 2014 [09:51 AM]
VIDEO: Driver speaks out about Inspiration House collision

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - On the night of August 6th, LaToya Addison was driving back home after dropping off a family member. She says as she approached this intersection of Green and Young her brakes went out. "All I was doing…

22 August 2014 [08:59 AM]
School is starting, so watch for kids

Tyler school children will soon be back in school, and drivers must be alert now for school zones and school kids. Staying alert near school zones and near buses is imperative, because it’s up to drivers to keep children safe.…

22 August 2014 [12:34 AM]
United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

Celebrating the generosity of community donors and challenging them to continue giving, the United Way of Smith County kicked off its 2014-15 campaign. This year’s campaign goal is $1.75 million, which is $50,000 higher than last year’s. Campaign chairwoman Mandi…

22 August 2014 [12:25 AM]
Former ETexan shot in double homicide

A former Whitehouse student was shot and killed earlier this week in what authorities in central Texas are calling a double homicide during a bad acid trip. In documents secured from Burnet County Sheriff’s officials, investigators described the events leading…

21 August 2014 [11:47 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, August 22, 2014

DEATHS DEWEY H. BRAWNER, 94, Kilgore, died Aug. 17. Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore. R.L. BRITTON, 56, Tyler, died Aug. 17. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. ROBERT FLOYD, 77, Kilgore, died Aug. 17. Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore. LAVALTA MEREDITH FOWLER, 91,…

21 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
Bible Thoughts, August 22, 2014

“This month shall be our beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” Exodus 12:3)…

21 August 2014 [11:17 PM]
Heat index at 100-plus

High pressure will get stronger over Texas through the weekend. That will keep high temperatures in the mid- and upper 90s and the heat index between 100 and 105 degrees across East Texas. There could be a few afternoon thunderstorms…

21 August 2014 [10:37 PM]
VIDEO: FBI - ISIS Recruiting Americans Online

FBI: ISIS Recruiting Americans Online. They say these terrorists are extra violent and the most extreme of the extreme. A big concern is how they have been recruiting: online. Their efforts have been successful, too, as evidenced by some young…

21 August 2014 [08:51 PM]