Video: Whitehouse city manager discussing incident for which he, 4 others, were placed on leave Video

WHITEHOUSE ‑ A Whitehouse police body camera video captured a May 15 conversation of City Manager Kevin Huckabee discussing an incident on Memory Lane the night before for which he, Police Chief Craig Shelton and three other officers have been placed on paid leave. In the video, Huckabee said a woman that he, Shelton and another man went to visit claimed she had been attacked by one or all of the men.

In Ohio pepper-spray assault case, judge has victim fire back Video

An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye." Our Melissa McTee has the story.

What color is her hair? It depends Video

Do you remember that dress that looked either white-and-gold or blue-and-black, depending on who was looking at it? This time — it's hair. Sabrina Abu-Obeid is a 24-year-old video blogger and musician living in Florida. When she recently dyed her hair violet her boyfriend noticed that the violet color appeared pink, purple or blue under different lighting.

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Saga of jailed journalist shows we shouldn't trust Iran

“We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it’s not that we live with the police in our head. You know?” Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi,…

29 May 2015 [08:00 PM]
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Economic mobility should matter now

For both parties, the emerging theme of economic mobility is often a reluctant, second choice. Deep down, many Democrats would prefer to focus on economic inequality. But while Americans have theoretical concerns about the income gap, they are consistently skeptical…

29 May 2015 [07:55 PM]
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Unions want out of minimum wage

Unions were at the front of the fight to convince the city of Los Angeles to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. But now, they want to be exempted from it. “For much of the past eight months,…

29 May 2015 [07:52 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 5-30

DEATHS DORIS BUSBY ARMSTRONG, 87, Laneville, formerly of Hemphill, died May 26. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. ROBERT CALDWELL, 72, Tyler, died May 26. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JAMES L. DAVIS,…

29 May 2015 [07:49 PM]
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In Ohio pepper-spray assault case, judge has victim fire back Video

An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye." Our Melissa McTee has the story.…

29 May 2015 [10:53 AM]
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What color is her hair? It depends Video

Do you remember that dress that looked either white-and-gold or blue-and-black, depending on who was looking at it? This time — it's hair. Sabrina Abu-Obeid is a 24-year-old video blogger and musician living in Florida. When she recently dyed her…

29 May 2015 [10:47 AM]
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Overnight flooding causes issues across North Texas Video

(WFAA via KYTX) - The National Weather Service estimates nearly seven inches of rain fell in some parts of North Texas late Thursday night into early Friday morning. With the downpour came Flash Flood Warnings in effect well into Friday…

29 May 2015 [09:20 AM]
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Phone call from girl saves family poisoned by carbon monoxide Video

Jackson Heights (KYTX) -- A 13-year-old girl is being credited with saving her family's lives after a carbon monoxide leak at their home. It happened Wednesday in the 10000 block of County Road 3174 in the Jackson Heights community. Officials…

29 May 2015 [09:17 AM]
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Palestine man's death penalty appeal moves forward

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says it will…

29 May 2015 [08:34 AM]
State Highway 31 westbound lane closed

The westbound lane of State Highway 31 at Cedar Creek between Malakoff and Trinidad in Henderson County has been closed since midnight due to flooding. The eastbound lane is now carrying two-way traffic. Crews monitored the situation throughout the night.…

29 May 2015 [08:24 AM]
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TJC receives $136K project grant

Eighty-two employees will be trained for new jobs at a Tyler manufacturer with a $135,990 check that Texas Workforce Commissioner Hope Andrade delivered to Tyler Junior College on Thursday to fund the training. The project will upgrade the skills of…

28 May 2015 [11:40 PM]
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Agreement reached on Texas open carry bill

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Thursday negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, easing concerns of police and priming it for a vote that would send it to Gov. Greg Abbott. House and…

28 May 2015 [11:31 PM]
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Casen Salitore, Troop 335, earns his Eagle Scout rank

Casen Fredrick Salitore, of Tyler, earned his Eagle Scout Award. He was recognized at a Court of Honor ceremony May 9 at the Smith County Historical Society, his family announced. He is a member of Troop 335 in the Okee…

28 May 2015 [11:21 PM]
Bible Verse 5-29

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." (Romans 12:15)      …

28 May 2015 [11:00 PM]
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Recovery group finds a new home

After 21 years, the Live and Kicking Winners Circle of Tyler — a program that serves those who have been in prison or are recovering from addiction — finally has a permanent home. The group hosted a ribbon cutting at…

28 May 2015 [10:57 PM]
Duchovny is on the case in 'Aquarius'

NBC’s “Aquarius” transports hippies, flower power, free love and a budding psychopath named Charles Manson to prime time. More significant for network TV watchers, “Aquarius” marks the dawning of the new age of David Duchovny. The drama is a return…

28 May 2015 [10:53 PM]
Wine Swirl set for June 27 downtown

After a successful first year in 2014, Tyler Main Street is bringing back Wine Swirl. The event is set for 6 to 10 p.m. on June 27, Main Street announced. Restaurants and vineyards will offer food and wine samples in…

28 May 2015 [10:48 PM]
Athens event to help Van tornado recovery

A concert and activities on Saturday at Bruce Field in Athens will raise money for ongoing tornado recovery efforts in Van, organizers announced. The disaster relief benefit is being hosted by Bright Entertainment and Athens Farmer’s Market in conjunction with…

28 May 2015 [10:47 PM]
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Comedy festival returns in June

Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual East Texas Comedy Festival set for June 18 to 20 at Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler. The festival will feature comedians who appear on television, national tours and comedy clubs, including…

28 May 2015 [10:42 PM]
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Athens Old Fiddlers contest Friday and Saturday

The Athens Old Fiddlers Contest promises to stick to the tried-and-true formula in 2015. After all, it’s the tradition of good music and fun that’s kept people coming for 84 years. The Saturday schedule begins with the welcome at 9…

28 May 2015 [10:39 PM]
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10th annual hero flight returns to Tyler Video

The Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods 10th Heroes Flight came to an end Thursday, as the 30 veterans that left for the nation’s capital on Monday returned home with a host of new friendships and memories. “I’d like to thank Brookshire’s…

28 May 2015 [10:13 PM]
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Clinton crony Sidney Blumenthal shows lack of ethics

Charity Navigator should make this an informal rule: If your charity is employing Sidney Blumenthal, it automatically goes on the watch list. The ethical controversies around Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have often seemed 1990s redux, and never more…

28 May 2015 [08:01 PM]
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Giving to campaigns still a form of speech

A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, would have consequences unintended and undesired by reformers, “requiring” a new…

28 May 2015 [07:53 PM]