Texas death among 5 in caramel apple listeria outbreak

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials say one person has died and three became sick in a food poisoning outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said the listeria outbreak includes 10 states and five deaths linked to the bacterial illness.

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say. "If only half of those result in adoptions, that would be huge," director Michael Levitt said.

Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California.

Primary suspect in East Texas jury duty scam identified Video

From the Henderson County Sheriff's Office: ATHENS (KYTX) - The Henderson County Sheriff's Office with assistance from Investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections has identified the persons responsible for the Jury Duty Scam occurring earlier this month. In the original scam, persons representing themselves to be employee

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Texas death among 5 in caramel apple listeria outbreak

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials say one person has died and three became sick in a food poisoning outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said the listeria outbreak includes 10…

19 December 2014 [08:25 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 12-20

DEATHS SARAH BASS , 81, Kilgore, died Dec. 19. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. BILLY CARR, 73, Kilgore, died Dec. 18. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. JOHN DAVID “DAVE” CORBIN, 64, Lake Striker, died Dec. 15. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Visitation…

19 December 2014 [08:20 PM]
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The West Lake Baptist Church puts on 2nd "Night in Bethlehem" event

The West Lake Baptist Church in Chandler got into the Christmas spirit this month by putting together its second annual “Night in Bethlehem” event, with church members recreating the town of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Complete with Roman soldiers,…

19 December 2014 [08:13 PM]
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Academics abandon the pursuit of truth

What makes a recent lament about the decline of the American academy — more specifically, the vaunted University of Virginia — even more poignant is who voiced it: a longtime political science professor. “The university is often said to be…

19 December 2014 [08:04 PM]
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Christian Motorcyclist Association chapter shares awesome opportunity

I wanted to let you know about an awesome opportunity that our local Christian Motorcyclist Association chapter had last month. Ten members of Tyler’s Cross Spoke Riders traveled to Galveston and spent three days volunteering/ministering at the Lone Star Rally,…

19 December 2014 [07:39 PM]
New high school to open doors next year in Tyler

A new Tyler high school is planning to open its doors next school year. On Friday, Cumberland Academy, a Tyler charter school that currently serves kindergarten through eighth-graders, finalized the purchase of 31 acres west of the intersection of Paluxy…

19 December 2014 [07:37 PM]
FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa is approved to treat bacteria that…

19 December 2014 [07:18 PM]
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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say. "If only half of those result in adoptions, that would be huge," director…

19 December 2014 [07:14 PM]
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Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. His son Lowell Jr. says Steward died Wednesday of…

19 December 2014 [04:38 PM]
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State Rep. wants investigation of Ferguson prosecutor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses…

19 December 2014 [04:04 PM]
5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers…

19 December 2014 [04:00 PM]
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Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales were up 1.8 percent from Nov. 1…

19 December 2014 [03:54 PM]
2nd hatched penguin at National Aviary

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Web camera has captured images of the second of two endangered African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Aviary officials spotted the second chick for the first time Friday. But they say the nesting…

19 December 2014 [03:37 PM]
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Court: Houston 'stand your ground' trial unfair

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a man convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one. Raul Rodriguez, 49, has been serving…

19 December 2014 [02:33 PM]
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Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some witnesses before the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown obviously lied under oath, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Friday. McCulloch, who convened the grand jury in August, was…

19 December 2014 [02:31 PM]
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1st drone in Nev. test program crashes in demo

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulder City. Dignitaries, including Gov.…

19 December 2014 [02:27 PM]
Wind Farm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The company, a subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, pleaded guilty…

19 December 2014 [02:24 PM]
From Astrodome to Astropark?

HOUSTON (AP) — A national research group says the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome should be saved and is supporting efforts to turn it into a massive indoor park and green space area. At a meeting Friday, a panel of…

19 December 2014 [02:22 PM]
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Artwork display lights up El Paso highway

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 20 color-changing towers and sculptures, powered by wind turbines that generate electricity, are illuminating an interstate near the El Paso International Airport. The display was officially lit Thursday evening along Interstate 10 near…

19 December 2014 [01:59 PM]
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Whataburger employee gets mink coat from customer

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — A worker at a Houston-area fast-food restaurant has received a $10,000 mink coat from a customer who literally offered the fancy fur right off her back. Cheryl Semien (SIM'-ee-uhn) says she was working at a Whataburger…

19 December 2014 [12:12 PM]
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3d printing gives dog a chance to walk, run Video

We hear about 3D printing often, but here’s a story that illustrates some of the great things which can come out of that. Derby the dog was born with a congenital deformity in his front legs and paws. He could…

19 December 2014 [11:30 AM]
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Primary suspect in East Texas jury duty scam identified Video

From the Henderson County Sheriff's Office: ATHENS (KYTX) - The Henderson County Sheriff's Office with assistance from Investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections has identified the persons responsible for the Jury Duty Scam occurring earlier this month. In the…

19 December 2014 [11:15 AM]
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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District…

19 December 2014 [11:09 AM]
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Event calls for unity among Tyler groups

Community organizer Ambra Phillips broke into tears as a lone angry voice interrupted her speech on T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza on Thursday. Ms. Phillips, 23, was expressing her thanks and encouragement to about 200 attendees representing various races and religions…

19 December 2014 [10:47 AM]
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Defendant 'flip-flops,' stalls after demanding speedy trial Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Capital murder defendant James Calvert returned to court Thursday, two weeks after his last appearance. The hearing marked the second in a series laid out by a new scheduling order in the case that calls for Calvert's…

19 December 2014 [10:37 AM]
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Star Wars-themed light show gaining national attention Video

This California Christmas lights display has been featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight and twice on ABC’s Good Morning America. This is the second year the owner of the house has decorated this way. He built all the…

19 December 2014 [10:11 AM]
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Victim identified in Kilgore fatal crash Video

KILGORE (KYTX) – On Thursday, December 18 at 2:04 p.m. Kilgore Police, Fire and Rescue responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 259 North and I-20. Initial investigation revealed a 2007 Grey Honda Coupe traveling southbound on U.S.…

19 December 2014 [10:06 AM]
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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to…

19 December 2014 [09:49 AM]