Injured Lindale firefighter returning home after months in treatment Video

Joe Yeakley, Lindale firefighter injured battling a structure fire in January, is set to return home to Lindale on Wednesday at around 4:30 p.m., according to a Lindale Fire Department news release. On January 17, 2014, a fire began just after 1 a.m. in the 15,000 block of Childress Drive. The homeowner was able to make it out safely. However, Yea…

Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision Video

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.

Cosby, on stage, sidesteps allegations, delights audience Video

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Bill Cosby made his first stop on an endangered U.

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease Video

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.

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Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision Video

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. The Associated Press was not able to…

24 November 2014 [04:39 PM]
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Missouri governor reaches out to St. Louis clergy

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is reaching out to St. Louis-area clergy in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old. The announcement expected…

24 November 2014 [04:32 PM]
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Stranded sea turtles to be flown to Florida

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 200 endangered sea turtles that became stranded on Cape Cod will be airlifted to Florida. The New England Aquarium says the U.S. Coast Guard will ship the Kemp's Ridley turtles to Orlando before the animals…

24 November 2014 [04:11 PM]
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Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease Video

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines. Forecasters, meanwhile, defended…

24 November 2014 [03:57 PM]
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Cosby, on stage, sidesteps allegations, delights audience Video

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Bill Cosby made his first stop on an endangered U.S. comeback tour and, for at least a short time inside a central Florida theater, turned back the clock on a firestorm. The question remained, though, whether the…

24 November 2014 [03:53 PM]
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Lost hummingbird gets lift from St. Paul to Texas

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A rufous hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota says the hummingbird was released Sunday in Texas after boarding a…

24 November 2014 [03:17 PM]
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Pres. Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama praised the 18 artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at a White…

24 November 2014 [03:13 PM]
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Lean, filling beans help you behave at holidays

MELISSA D'ARABIAN, Associated Press Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater. If you host, you want to serve guests something tasty enough to make the occasion feel special. And if you are a guest, you want to bring…

24 November 2014 [03:02 PM]
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UPDATE: Woman cleared in fatal car wreck after GM letter

CANTON, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge has cleared a woman accused in a fatal wreck after General Motors acknowledged her car would've been among millions recalled for an ignition switch problem that may have contributed to the death. Candice…

24 November 2014 [02:48 PM]
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Larry Kelm, former A&M, NFL linebacker, dies at 49

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Larry Kelm, a linebacker on Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense who went on to play in the NFL, has died. He was 49. The university said Monday he died this weekend in an accident while…

24 November 2014 [02:44 PM]
Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown remarries

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married. Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson…

24 November 2014 [11:48 AM]
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Ohio police probe shooting of boy with replica gun Video

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored…

24 November 2014 [11:32 AM]
'Little Hope Was Arson' premiered Sunday

TYLER (KYTX)- Hundreds of East Texans filled Liberty Hall on Sunday for the premiere of “Little Hope Was Arson,” a new documentary based on the infamous 2010 church fires. “Today is about the community and a lot of folks who…

24 November 2014 [11:30 AM]
21 other states push to overturn Md. gun-control law

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led the…

24 November 2014 [11:28 AM]
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Lon Chaney poster sells for $478K in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — A poster for the 1927 film "London After Midnight," starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas announced Monday that it is…

24 November 2014 [11:20 AM]
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CA tribe becomes 1st to launch online gambling in NJ

WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — California's Pala Indians have launched their Internet gambling site in New Jersey following a test period last week, becoming the first tribe to do so in the state. The Pala Band…

24 November 2014 [11:02 AM]
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Examiner rules NYC police shooting a homicide

VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide. The…

24 November 2014 [10:54 AM]
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Making a speedy dinner out of a slow-braised bird

J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor We don't often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be no go for a workday. But I've found just the opposite.…

24 November 2014 [10:49 AM]
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Paying it forward, church gives out money Video

CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. Not a huge sum, but the pastor said the LaSalle Street Church had…

24 November 2014 [10:40 AM]
Mail carrier in Lufkin shot in leg while on route

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police are trying to determine who shot an East Texas postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail in a neighborhood. Lufkin police say the 25-year-old worker was treated for an injury not believed to…

24 November 2014 [10:39 AM]
Fort Worth Transportation to end free rides for homeless

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas transit agency says it's planning to end free and reduced-cost bus rides for the homeless. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority offers the free and reduced-cost bus passes through a program called Fare Aid.…

24 November 2014 [10:37 AM]
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Hagel resigning as Defense secretary Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy…

24 November 2014 [10:05 AM]
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Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain Video

SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious…

24 November 2014 [09:54 AM]
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Massive fire at old Winona school Video

WINONA (KYTX) — Multiple fire departments from Smith County responded to a massive blaze Sunday morning at the old Winona Elementary School. Authorities say the blaze broke out around 9:45 a.m. after a resident who lives on the property saw…

24 November 2014 [08:31 AM]
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Gilmer’s youngest students say thank you with letters, art

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton Students from Gilmer Elementary School took time recently to think about what they’re thankful for. With…

24 November 2014 [08:28 AM]
Railroad’s arrival boon to Palestine, Anderson County

PALESTINE — The coming of the railroad to Palestine in the late 1800s was a great boon to the city and Anderson County, according to historical documents. Local residents voted during a public meeting in the late 1800s to pass…

23 November 2014 [11:12 PM]