VIDEO: Bealls stores supporting Tyler ISD performing arts Saturday

Bealls department stores in Tyler, located in Broadway Market Center and Southpark Shopping Center, will be ‘sharing the love’ with Tyler ISD tomorrow through their “We Love Tyler Schools Day.” Ten percent of all sales at both locations will be donated to the Tyler ISD Visual and Performing Arts department. Tyler ISD perfor…

VIDEO: California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

VIDEO: Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane.

VIDEO: Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson's computer for clues about Thursday's daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury.

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Remains of French ship to be reassembled in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Archaeologists are beginning to reassemble the remains of a French ship recovered more than 300 years after it was lost in a storm off the Texas coast. The February 1686 wreck of the 54-foot-long La Belle…

24 October 2014 [12:05 PM]
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VIDEO: California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is…

24 October 2014 [11:47 AM]
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Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola, leaves hospital

JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. Nurse Nina Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed…

24 October 2014 [11:47 AM]
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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Still,…

24 October 2014 [11:43 AM]
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VIDEO: Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane. The two who survived deployed…

24 October 2014 [11:32 AM]
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VIDEO: Bealls stores supporting Tyler ISD performing arts Saturday

Bealls department stores in Tyler, located in Broadway Market Center and Southpark Shopping Center, will be ‘sharing the love’ with Tyler ISD tomorrow through their “We Love Tyler Schools Day.” Ten percent of all sales at both locations will be…

24 October 2014 [10:44 AM]
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VIDEO: Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson's computer…

24 October 2014 [10:09 AM]
Motor Trike to host 20th Anniversary Rally

Motor Trike’s 20th Anniversary Rally will take place this weekend. The event is scheduled for Saturday at Motor Trike headquarters in Troup, 22667 Farm-to-Market Road 15. Registration is set to begin at 9 a.m., Blessing of the Bikes is set…

23 October 2014 [11:24 PM]
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Man arrested for child porn in San Antonio

LINDALE — A man who has falsely claimed he was an elite Navy Seal and a veteran of the Vietnam War, and who last year clashed with police over his arrest for animal cruelty, has been arrested on much more…

23 October 2014 [10:43 PM]
Bible Verse 10-24

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3)…

23 October 2014 [10:34 PM]
Halloween night activities at Broadway Square Mall

The Center Court at Broadway Square Mall will be the site of Halloween night activities as the Simon Kidgits Club presents Boo Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. “Broadway Square Mall is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween…

23 October 2014 [10:16 PM]
Domestic violence balloon release this weekend

Family members and friends of Karen Bailey will have a balloon release this weekend to help bring attention to domestic violence. The event, which is being held in memory of Ms. Bailey, is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday…

23 October 2014 [10:09 PM]
Deadline today to apply for mail-in ballots

Today is the last day to apply for a ballot by mail for the Nov. 4 elections. Voters can complete an application at www.smith-county.com on the Elections page and return it via email at scelections@smith-county.com. To be eligible to vote…

23 October 2014 [09:58 PM]
Kids aspiring to dream will honor community leaders this weekend

Kids Aspiring to Dream, a local youth talent and performing arts organization, will honor several community leaders at its Candlelight Light the Dream Scholarship Benefit Banquet this weekend. The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hollytree…

23 October 2014 [09:46 PM]
Lindale debate students to tackle wet-dry issue

While the respective sides of an alcohol option election work to get their voters to the polls, Lindale ISD debate students are working to fine-tune their arguments for and against the proposed measures. The high school speech and debate team…

23 October 2014 [09:43 PM]
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15-year-old achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Tyler

Daniel Paul English, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 370, chartered by Green Acres Baptist Church, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, his family announced. English, son of Drs. John and Grace English, is a freshman at Robert E. Lee High…

23 October 2014 [09:34 PM]
Three arrested for illegal narcotics

Three people were arrested Thursday after a lengthy investigation into illegal narcotics. According to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Drew Michael Mizzles, 31, and Lacy Layne Taylor, 25, were arrested on site on a charge of…

23 October 2014 [09:12 PM]
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Three finalists chosen for Whooos a Reader Statue naming contest

Three finalists have been chosen in the Tyler Public Library’s Whooos a Reader Statue Naming Contest. The statue, created by Cherry and Jim Day, features an owl sitting on top of multiple books, including “Great Expectations,” “The Color Purple” and…

23 October 2014 [09:09 PM]
"A Century in Progress" exhibit is a big change for Smith County Museum

From photos and tools to military attire and advertising materials, Smith County’s history of advancement and industrial growth is chronicled in a new exhibit set to open at the Smith County Historical Society Museum and Archives. The exhibit, called “A…

23 October 2014 [08:33 PM]
Fire society celebration this weekend

Fire history buffs are expected to attend the 29th annual East Texas Historical Fire Society’s muster, where they will see antique apparatus and share tales of fire history. David Crim, of the ETHFS, said the festivities kick off this evening…

23 October 2014 [08:16 PM]
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United Nations Day nothing to celebrate

If you check your calendar, you’ll see today is “United Nations Day,” a day we’re urged (by the U.N. itself) to “do more.” “More to protect those caught up in armed conflict, to fight climate change and avert nuclear…

23 October 2014 [08:06 PM]
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Comic Con comes to Tyler for the second time

Like the fiery-eye of Sauron beckoning ring-bearers to Mordor, celebrities, cosplayers and nerds of all ages will descend on Tyler for the second Rose City Comic Con. Comic Con will feature celebrities, vendors, gaming areas, and question-and-answer sessions that will…

23 October 2014 [07:09 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-24

DEATHS WILLIAM DUWARD BARNES, 98, Chandler, died Oct. 21. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at funeral home. MARY BLACK, 61, Rusk, died Oct. 22. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. EARL BURNELL CANNING, 72, Winona, died Oct. 22. Caudle-Rutledge…

23 October 2014 [06:58 PM]