UPDATE: Dog perishes in Troup house fire

TROUP — A couple lost their dog Friday afternoon in a house fire. Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks said a couple living at 307 Love St., were doing chores outside when they looked up and saw smoke. Brooks said flames prevented the couple from entering the home. No one was injured in the blaze, but the couple lost their dog. Firefighter…

U.S. crude oil price dropped 10 percent Friday

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

Longtime community leader C.C. Baker Jr. passes away

C.C. Baker Jr., a longtime community leader who served as principal of John Tyler High School, as a development officer for Tyler Junior College, and as a board member for many, many organizations serving East Texas, has died. He was 74. Baker, who was known by “Pinky” or by his first initials, is being remembered as a “dear frie

From the field: John Tyler vs. Rockwall Heath Video

UPDATE: Final score: John Tyler 49, Rockwall Heath 21! John Tyler advances to the state quarterfinals next weekend at Apogee Stadium at the University of North Texas at Denton. Game time is 7:30 Friday night, opponent not yet determined.

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NH man tries to strangle neighbor's loud dog

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who tried to silence his neighbor's barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested. They say a brawl erupted Friday morning when Roger Pelletier forced his way into the neighbor's…

28 November 2014 [04:53 PM]
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Ferguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall

JIM SALTER, Associated PressTOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down a large shopping mall in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest days of the year during Friday during one of several organized…

28 November 2014 [04:49 PM]
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From the field: John Tyler vs. Rockwall Heath Video

UPDATE: Final score: John Tyler 49, Rockwall Heath 21! John Tyler advances to the state quarterfinals next weekend at Apogee Stadium at the University of North Texas at Denton. Game time is 7:30 Friday night, opponent not yet determined. Check…

28 November 2014 [04:29 PM]
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U.S. crude oil price dropped 10 percent Friday

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals…

28 November 2014 [04:11 PM]
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Pa. cops: Car slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7

KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people, including an infant, police said. All six people in the buggy — two adults and four children…

28 November 2014 [03:20 PM]
Person may be inside burning home in Troup

A person may be inside a burning home in Troup. According to scanner reports, a home is on fire in the 300 block of Joy Street in the city. Emergency radio transmissions indicate someone may still be inside the home.…

28 November 2014 [02:36 PM]
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Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part because many Americans…

28 November 2014 [01:56 PM]
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BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Protests, beer and prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening around the country: ___ How They Do It In Wisconsin…

28 November 2014 [01:48 PM]
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Maine's Black Friday special: prison crafts

THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison. "For me, I would much rather…

28 November 2014 [11:37 AM]
Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender. Authorities say Jacklyn Blake confessed to…

28 November 2014 [11:31 AM]
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Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the man's motives after he…

28 November 2014 [11:13 AM]
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Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out…

28 November 2014 [11:09 AM]
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Longtime community leader C.C. Baker Jr. passes away

C.C. Baker Jr., a longtime community leader who served as principal of John Tyler High School, as a development officer for Tyler Junior College, and as a board member for many, many organizations serving East Texas, has died. He was…

28 November 2014 [11:06 AM]
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Guitarist parlays YouTube success to stage Video

Andy McKee is no longer just a YouTube guitar sensation. Fifty million views later, the Kansas guitar instructor has performed overseas with Prince and is building up his fan base in the U.S.…

28 November 2014 [10:53 AM]
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We have the John Tyler, Gilmer-Gladewater games covered for you! Video

Well, the high school football playoff schedulers certainly didn’t do fans of the John Tyler Lions any favors this week. The Lions play their third-round playoff game today at noon in Waco at the new McLane Stadium against Rockwall-Heath. We…

28 November 2014 [10:07 AM]
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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by…

28 November 2014 [09:55 AM]
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'Much calmer' Black Friday at Broadway Square Mall Video

TYLER (KYTX)-Here in East Texas, crowds this morning at Tyler's Broadway Square Mall weren't as crazy as they usually are on Black Friday. The mall stayed open all night, but some stores closed in the early morning hours and reopened…

28 November 2014 [09:11 AM]
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ETFinalScore high school football playoffs preview show, Nov. 28 Video

Our Trevor Peele, Chris Parry and Travis Yoesting preview the matchups today and tomorrow in round three of Texas high school football playoff action. Also, ETFinalScore.com's Facebook and Twitter feeds will have video coverage of the big John Tyler-Rockwall Heath…

28 November 2014 [08:26 AM]
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Share your Black Friday photos

If you get a great Black Friday photo today in Tyler or East Texas, we'd love you to share it with us! It might appear in the Saturday newspaper! Send your photo to news@tylerpaper.com, include your name, where it was…

28 November 2014 [06:24 AM]
Plenty of options to see Christmas lights in East Texas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but for some East Texans, that takes a little more effort. Howard Gibson, of Kilgore, for example, has some big boots to fill — not to mention a beard. Gibson, 75, will…

27 November 2014 [11:04 PM]
Bible Verse 11-28

"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." (Colossians 4:6)…

27 November 2014 [09:01 PM]
Santas for Seniors gift drive underway

The East Texas Radio Group and Meals On Wheels Ministry are putting on the third annual Santas for Seniors gift drive now through Dec. 12. To participate, drop off new or gently used unwrapped gifts at the following locations: East…

27 November 2014 [08:38 PM]
"A Christmas Carol" performance at Pollard Theater Center

Pollard Theater Center is staging the beloved holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thusday and Friday and 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Founders Center on the campus of Pollard United Methodist…

27 November 2014 [08:36 PM]
Volunteer corner

VOLUNTEER TYLER Volunteer Tyler, a volunteer program of the city of Tyler, is looking for 16 volunteers to assist the Neighborhood Services Department in helping people complete online applications from Dec. 15 to 19. The person must have some computer…

27 November 2014 [08:01 PM]
Student achievers in Tyler

... to Brook Hill School students inducted into the National Honor Society: Markus Ma, Kyle Webb, Alec Kitt, Jacob Yeager, Alex Ellis, Yiling Cao, Julia Troxell, Monica Liang, Zeyu Li, Alexandra Ferris, Elim Oluwole, Favour Diokpo, Cynthia Cherng, Raegan Hayes.…

27 November 2014 [07:35 PM]
Shave it off Saturday

For those who grew out their hair this month to support cancer awareness, some local salons are providing special events this week for Shave it Off Saturday. Salon Verve, 121 E. Erwin St., and Headquarters, 5028 Old Bullard Rd., will…

27 November 2014 [07:34 PM]
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War on Christmas in our own hearts

Any day now, we can expect the first salvos in the “war on Christmas.” It might come from the Liberty Counsel’s “Friend or Foe of Christmas” campaign, which contends this year that “employees from the Denver Post contacted Liberty…

27 November 2014 [07:32 PM]
Death and funeral notices 11-28

DEATHS MARYLOU ARNOLD, 91, Quitman, died Nov. 25. Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. SHARON BATELY, 62, Mineola, died Nov. 26. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. WANDA JO HUTCHINS BOOTH, 86, Canton, died Nov. 25. Eubank Funeral Home, Canton. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at funeral home.…

27 November 2014 [07:29 PM]