Two arrested after using dating app to rob Tyler man

Two men were arrested by the Tyler Police Department Friday after robbing another man at knifepoint in a Tyler apartment. Police said the victim was invited to the apartment by a man he had met on a dating app. The victim told police that the two men let him into the apartment, then wielded a knife and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The…

Annual parade celebrates Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tyler

“The Lord gave us a beautiful day to celebrate,” Father Luis Larrea happily exclaimed as he basked in the warm winter sunlight and walked down the red brick streets of Tyler, where hundreds were gathered for a parade celebrating Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. St. Peter Claver Parish hosts the parade

Alicia Cashell Barkley running for Smith County District Attorney

Tyler attorney Alicia Cashell Barkley declared her candidacy for Smith County District Attorney on Monday, the last day that candidates can file for the 2018 elections. She will face Jacob Putman in the Republican primary.  “I believe that the people of Smith County deserve to have a choice in the leadership of an office that, literally, makes

Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his election last year. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea

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Alicia Cashell Barkley running for Smith County District Attorney

Tyler attorney Alicia Cashell Barkley declared her candidacy for Smith County District Attorney on Monday, the last day that candidates can file for the 2018 elections. She will face Jacob Putman in the Republican primary.  “I believe that the people…

11 December 2017 [02:46 PM]
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Class-action suit sought over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal appeals court has been asked to allow a class-action lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs Department by veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure after responding to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen…

11 December 2017 [12:22 PM]
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Mass shootings aren't more frequent, but they are deadlier

ATLANTA (AP) - It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren't, but they have been getting deadlier. In the five years since a gunman…

11 December 2017 [12:14 PM]
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Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his election last year. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a…

11 December 2017 [12:13 PM]
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3 Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks on Monday told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.…

11 December 2017 [12:04 PM]
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Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns…

11 December 2017 [12:03 PM]
Salvadoran man on Texas death row loses Supreme Court appeal

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme has refused to review an appeal from a 48-year-old Salvadoran man on Texas death row for the slayings of two Houston store clerks during an attempted robbery more than 17 years ago. The high…

11 December 2017 [12:00 PM]
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'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) - Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led television nominees with six nods. In what's…

11 December 2017 [11:58 AM]
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Judge warns Manafort: No more op-eds about federal case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman that he shouldn't be trying his case in the press. That includes drafting opinion essays published in other countries. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told…

11 December 2017 [11:55 AM]
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Several hurt when bomb strapped to man explodes in NY subway

NEW YORK (AP) - A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and snarling the rush-hour…

11 December 2017 [11:50 AM]
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Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Is Texas' political dinner bell ringing? An unusual rash of seven congressional retirements is triggering a stampede among ambitious conservatives - and, gasp, even some Democrats - who see a rare opportunity for seizing higher-profile office…

11 December 2017 [11:48 AM]
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Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

LONDON (AP) - Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday. With temperatures predicted to drop overnight to as low as minus 11 degrees…

11 December 2017 [11:40 AM]
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Suspect in fatal shooting of 3 people captured in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say police in Dallas have captured a 35-year-old man identified as a suspect in the fatal shooting of three people in a Houston home. Jeffery Noble was booked late Sunday into the Dallas County jail and…

11 December 2017 [11:38 AM]
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Two arrested after using dating app to rob Tyler man

Two men were arrested by the Tyler Police Department Friday after robbing another man at knifepoint in a Tyler apartment. Police said the victim was invited to the apartment by a man he had met on a dating app. The…

11 December 2017 [11:12 AM]
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Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

CHICAGO (AP) - Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by…

11 December 2017 [10:55 AM]
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Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) - The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January surged more than $3,000 to $18,580…

11 December 2017 [10:21 AM]
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US job openings slip in October, but hiring increased

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted slightly fewer job openings in October than the previous month, but the number of people being hired improved. The Labor Department says nearly 6 million jobs were available at the end of October, down…

11 December 2017 [10:10 AM]
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Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond its borders. Many Republicans see the…

11 December 2017 [09:37 AM]
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Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

WASHINGTON (AP) - A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray - and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice…

11 December 2017 [09:28 AM]
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Bible Verse for 12-11

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15)…

10 December 2017 [09:35 PM]
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Sitting for Santa photos a fun, challenging family tradition

Quitman grandfather Lee Elmore bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus - so close in fact he’s often mistaken for the Jolly Old Elf, himself. The humble granddad, who sports a long flowing white beard, seems accustomed to…

10 December 2017 [06:23 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 11

DEATHS BOBBY CAIN, 83, Whitehouse, died Dec. 10. Cottle Funeral, Troup. LAVERNE JOHNSON, 69, Longview, died Dec. 6. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. “NAN” NORRIS, 79, Flint, died Dec. 8. Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Pflugerville. HAROLD “HAL” Z. SMITH JR., 77, Tyler,…

10 December 2017 [04:57 PM]