How to diminish chances of Christmas-time burglaries Video

Tyler police provide some suggestions on actions you can take to help minimize the chances that you might be the victim of a Christmas-time burglary.…

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson Video

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Violent protests broke out in suburban St.

Man identified in high speed chase in Lindale Video

(KYTX) -- 37-year-old Jacob Brewer has been identified as the man who led Lindale authorities on a high speed chase Monday. Brewer was also the subject of a manhunt that lasted about nine hours.

Manziel: 'I have to take it a lot more seriously than maybe I did' Video

In an interview yesterday, Tyler native Johnny Manziel insisted he has matured and vowed to be committed to football in the upcoming offseason. He wouldn’t admit his growth as a player for the Cleveland Browns was stunted because he partied throughout the spring and early summer, but he acknowledged he must change his approach.

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Manziel: 'I have to take it a lot more seriously than maybe I did' Video

In an interview yesterday, Tyler native Johnny Manziel insisted he has matured and vowed to be committed to football in the upcoming offseason. He wouldn’t admit his growth as a player for the Cleveland Browns was stunted because he partied…

24 December 2014 [12:34 PM]
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Man identified in high speed chase in Lindale Video

(KYTX) -- 37-year-old Jacob Brewer has been identified as the man who led Lindale authorities on a high speed chase Monday. Brewer was also the subject of a manhunt that lasted about nine hours. Brewer is a suspect in rash…

24 December 2014 [10:50 AM]
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Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson Video

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Violent protests broke out in suburban St. Louis after another black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officer was questioning the 18-year-old and another…

24 December 2014 [10:45 AM]
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Broussard named new Tyler city manager

Edward Broussard said Tyler’s collaborative spirit makes the city a perfect fit for him. After a three-month long search, Broussard was named the new city manager at a specially called meeting Tuesday morning. He leaves his current post as city…

24 December 2014 [09:59 AM]
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Feline internet fame gives cats a boost

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cats these days aren't associated with deities like they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. We adore Nora the piano-playing cat. We chuckle as a comical feline named Maru…

24 December 2014 [09:54 AM]
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Never get married on a holiday

“All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.” — Red Skelton It sounded like the right thing to do. My mother’s family had a tradition of getting married on Christmas Eve — her parents…

24 December 2014 [09:53 AM]
Slimmed-down Texas Santa ready for holidays

DALLAS (AP) — As he rounded his mid-50s, Chuck Lee seemed perfectly suited to be the part-time Santa he played every holiday season. Even before he'd assumed the role, the banjo maker and former plumber had the look down: a…

24 December 2014 [09:49 AM]
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Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers due to burn risk

Keurig is recalling more than 7 million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines after reports that a number of them had spewed hot liquids and injured dozens of users. The recall is for Keurig's Mini Plus brewers that were made…

24 December 2014 [09:35 AM]
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Tyler Police arrest man for club shooting Video

Tyler police arrested Katyron Jermaine Barrett who was accused of murder and booked into the Smith County Jail on Tuesday. Barrett was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Brandon Deroyce Grey, 30, of Tyler, early Sunday morning.…

24 December 2014 [09:10 AM]
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Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital Video

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after experiencing a shortness of breath, a family spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a "precaution," according…

24 December 2014 [09:02 AM]
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Adopted siblings to experience first Christmas in U.S.

The mystery of Christmas has puzzled two Tyler kids, who are experiencing their first holiday season in America since being adopted and moved from their native home in Mafi Amerika, Ghana. The siblings have had a plethora of questions…

24 December 2014 [08:30 AM]
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Across US, after NYC deaths, a surge of support for police

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies by the hundreds to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, police and sheriff's officers were treated by residents…

24 December 2014 [05:58 AM]
Ohio woman hit by birdshot as husband checks gun

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff's officials in northeast Ohio say a man who shot his 75-year-old wife with birdshot as she sat in a recliner told deputies it was an accident that occurred when he was checking a shotgun to…

24 December 2014 [05:54 AM]
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Severe storms slam the South, killing at least 4

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emergency workers in Mississippi planned to go out Christmas Eve and survey the damage caused by storms that hit the South a day earlier, killing at least four people, flipping over cars, knocking out power to…

24 December 2014 [05:52 AM]
NYC man charged with posting threat to police

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been charged with posting a threat against police hours after two officers were killed by another man who had signaled his planned attack online. The New York Post reports that…

24 December 2014 [05:49 AM]
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Judge rejects AZ lawsuit over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl…

24 December 2014 [05:46 AM]
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Travel headaches for some into Christmas Day

CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast. National Weather Service meteorologists predicted rain that would turn into…

24 December 2014 [05:42 AM]
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Meals On Wheels provides more than food for some seniors

Thomas Wroten’s house is small, but comfortable. The outside is plainly whitewashed. On the door leading from the garage to the inside is a cardstock note reading “Meals On Wheels, please come in. Thank you,” in large, careful letters. “He…

23 December 2014 [11:58 PM]
Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after experiencing a shortness of breath, a family spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a “precaution,” according…

23 December 2014 [11:41 PM]
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Rusk County Judge Hodges dead at 75

In 1986, Sandra Hodges became the first woman to be elected Rusk County judge. Her daughter Monica Griffin, 48, said at the time it was a controversial move, but after her first term, she earned the trust of the public…

23 December 2014 [11:23 PM]
10 habits that can damage your eyes

Certain habits can cause stress, strain and even permanent damage to your eyes. Ask yourself if you are guilty of any of these: -You wear old glasses/contacts. If your lens prescription is outdated, it could cause eyestrain, sore eyes and…

23 December 2014 [10:39 PM]
Meals in motion: How Meals on Wheels delivers its food

Meals On Wheels Ministries always is looking for more volunteers, but about 60 percent of the 3,000 meals they prepare daily are delivered by paid drivers. “We have 58 automobiles, and we deliver to six counties,” Vice President and Chief…

23 December 2014 [09:38 PM]
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Pull some sugar and sweeten up the holidays

For many years I’ve made cookies for the holidays. Lots and lots of cookies. For gifts, for parties, sometimes just to have around the house. To keep it interesting, I might tweak the recipes or change up the varieties. Fun,…

23 December 2014 [09:34 PM]
Bible Verse 12-24

"And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger." (Luke 2:16)…

23 December 2014 [09:33 PM]
Tax deadlines coming up for property owners

Some important deadlines are approaching for Smith County property owners. Dec. 31 is the last day they can pay their property tax bills, if they wish to deduct the sum from their 2014 federal income taxes. The tax office and…

23 December 2014 [09:24 PM]
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Azaleas blooming at Christmas

Who would have ever thought we could have azaleas blooming at Christmas? Introduced by Flowerwood Nursery in Mobile, Alabama, the Encore series of azaleas has brought us the pleasure of azaleas in winter as well as spring and summer. How…

23 December 2014 [09:09 PM]
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A Slovak Christmas Eve

My cousins Margie, Bea and I were raised by our grandparents who had immigrated to the United States from Europe before the turn of the 20th century. As children, we looked forward to the Christmas holidays. The week before Christmas,…

23 December 2014 [08:21 PM]