Relics of youngest canonized saint coming to Tyler

The major relics of the youngest canonized saint in the Catholic Church will come to Tyler Nov. 2 as part of a national tour. St. Maria Goretti is considered the patron saint of chastity, rape victims, girls, youth, teenage girls, poverty, purity and forgiveness, according to the Diocese of Tyler website. This is the first time her body will travel to the U.S. and only the second time it has been outside Italy. …

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MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle amid investigation. ------- (UPDATED July 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm CT) ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the

Lawyers: Cosby's admission could help women's suit Video

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents. Cosby in sworn testimony unsealed Monday admitted that he gave the now-banned sedative to at least one of his accusers and to unnamed others.

Call for removal of Confederate flags in Tyler graveyard Video

(KYTX) -- As the Confederate flag debate continues in the deep south... people in Tyler are divided about whether the flag should be flown in historic graveyards.  "Whoever put them here--we need to see about getting them out," said councilman Ed Moore, District 3. Tyler City Councilman Moore says confederate flags on city owned property won't "fly" in his district.

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Relics of youngest canonized saint coming to Tyler

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