Union Grove man bags monster 416-pound feral hog

  GREGG COUNTY - A Union Grove man has taken down the Boss Hog - a 416-pound feral pig that was wrecking his property. According to the Gregg County Game Warden’s office, Joe Clowers bagged the beast while he was hunting on his own land. “This pig had been terrorizing his property for years - five or six,” said Game Warden Todd Long, who…

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NEW YORK (AP) - It's a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night's candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. The excitement - and sugar rush - may leave humans unaware that all that candy might just be lethal for their hovering pet dogs and

Tyler ISD reviews beginning of the year academic indicators, discusses changes made at Dogan Middle School Video

Tyler Independent School District took an early look at its projected academic growth for the year, reviewing results of Measures of Academic Progress tests taken earlier in the year during its October board meeting Monday. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Christy Hanson said the MAP results indicate that the

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Emily Evans and her family were pretty sure that she would be asked to participate in the 2017 Texas Rose Festival - but not as the rose queen. Her mother and two aunts had served in the queen’s court as ladies-in-waiting and several of her cousins have had the honor of taking part in the celebration of Tyler’s rose growing heritage.

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Bob Cook paints a plastic orb with fluorescent paint that will be used on a dress during the Texas Rose Festival at his home in Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Cook has been creating props used during the Texas Rose Festival Queen's Corona

Late summer typically finds the dining table in Bob Cook’s Tyler home covered with crafts. This year saw stars and plastic balls that when painted will represent tiny versions of planets. These heavenly objects will be connected by…

17 October 2017 [07:33 PM]
BB gun damage to cars on the rise in Longview Video

LONGVIEW - Longview Police are looking for the person or people responsible for shooting out windows of more than 60 vehicles this week. Police said they used BB guns to vandalize vehicles throughout the city and most of the incidents…

17 October 2017 [06:37 PM]
Longview murder suspect in custody after weekend murder Video

A man was charged with murder in connection with the death of a man found with gunshot wounds in Longview over the weekend. Cody Dewayne Fortman, 21, is accused of shooting Nicholas Trevion Johnson, 22. Johnson was found shot multiple times inside a house…

17 October 2017 [06:32 PM]
Union Grove man bags monster 416-pound feral hog

  GREGG COUNTY - A Union Grove man has taken down the Boss Hog - a 416-pound feral pig that was wrecking his property. According to the Gregg County Game Warden’s office, Joe Clowers bagged the beast while he was…

17 October 2017 [06:25 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 18

DEATHS RONALD DEAN ALLRED, 65, Edinburg, died Oct. 15. Aurora Funeral Home Sam Houston, Pharr. BRAYLON DEWAYNE LEE, 2, Tyler, died Oct. 15. Com­munity Funeral Home of Tyler. THELMA MAE SMITH, 93, Tyler, died Oct. 17. John…

17 October 2017 [04:38 PM]
Trump warns 'I fight back' after John McCain hits foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy. McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam prisoner of…

17 October 2017 [03:47 PM]
4 arrested in connection with death of Mount Pleasant woman

MOUNT PLEASANT - Four people are in jail charged in connection with the August death of a Mount Pleasant woman. Tammy Denise Jordan, 38, was hit by a stray bullet during an argument between two parties on the street on…

17 October 2017 [02:56 PM]
8 men arrested for roles in North Texas sex-trafficking operation

FORT WORTH (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested eight men in North Texas on charges they sold women, including at least three juveniles, to have sex with men who had responded to online advertising. Officials said in a statement Tuesday…

17 October 2017 [02:44 PM]
Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the…

17 October 2017 [02:31 PM]
Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer, saying Missouri was not the proper…

17 October 2017 [02:03 PM]
San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

NEW YORK (AP) - Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday. "Las Vegas has been on our radar screen…

17 October 2017 [01:58 PM]
Austin may become new home for the Columbus Crew soccer team

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The owner of the Crew SC says the team is no longer sustainable and will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new, privately-financed stadium is built in downtown Columbus. Anthony Precourt, whose Precourt Sports Ventures has…

17 October 2017 [12:46 PM]
Alcohol back at LSU fraternities and sororities after death

BATON ROUGE (AP) - Louisiana State University is allowing alcohol to return to fraternity and sorority parties, after a suspension following the death of a freshman which led to criminal charges. The Advocate reports fraternity and sorority members were required…

17 October 2017 [12:24 PM]
Another immigration detention center planned for South Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to open another detention center in South Texas for people apprehended entering the country illegally. The Austin American-Statesman reports the agency this month asked private companies to submit preliminary…

17 October 2017 [12:05 PM]
The Foundry awarded third quarter Beauty and Business Award

The Beauty and Business Award recognizes businesses in the community for its improvement, upkeep, cleanliness and beautification efforts. For the third quarter of 2017, Keep Tyler Beautiful presented this award to The Foundry Coffee House in Downtown Tyler. The Foundry…

17 October 2017 [11:52 AM]
Increased reward offered for info in a 1982 cold case murder

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Ruth Elizabeth Bettis. The agency has increased the reward up to $6,000 is for information that leads to the arrest…

17 October 2017 [11:30 AM]
Decide where, when, how to give to disasters

Disasters keep coming at us, roaring across our TVs. There is little rhyme or reason and even less sensible explanation for why now, why there, why here. Texas, Florida, California, Puerto Rico and even Las Vegas. With so much loss…

17 October 2017 [11:02 AM]
Hurricane Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead

LONDON (AP) - Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and…

17 October 2017 [10:58 AM]
Boo! Creepy-crawly lice could be lurking in your Halloween costume

WICHITA, Kan. - In the midst of Halloween’s spiders and bats may be other creepy crawlers. Health experts are warning that the real spooky situation this Halloween is the lice lurking in Halloween costumes, including wigs and masks. “It’s really…

17 October 2017 [10:53 AM]
325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

PENSACOLA (AP) - A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal…

17 October 2017 [10:44 AM]
North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's…

17 October 2017 [10:43 AM]
Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.…

17 October 2017 [10:22 AM]
Friends and family lay Spc. Alex Missildine to rest Video

A broken community of family, friends and fellow soldiers united to remember Spc. Alexander Missildine's life and bring the fallen soldier to his final resting place. The pews of the Green Acres Baptist Church chapel were filled Monday as the Rev. Dustin…

17 October 2017 [09:48 AM]