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Texas home insurers saw a third straight year of healthy profits in 2014 due to higher rates and fewer severe storms across the state. But The Dallas Morning News reports a rising tide of lawsuits filed by homeowners in recent years has companies worried that more could be on the way.…

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UPDATE: Marshall school employee arrested for animal cruelty Video

Marshall police investigators arrested 61-year-old man on an animal cruelty charge after surveillance video captured the Marshall Independent School District employee throwing puppies out of a district-owned truck and over a tall fence. The video was captured by the Marshall Humane Society at “The Pet Place,” which the organization operates

Two recovering from shooting in Flint Video

Two women are recovering at a local hospital tonight after they were shot tonight in Flint. Smith County deputies responded to the scene at County Road 149 just after 5 p.m. on Monday. Deputies are searching for the man believed to be the shooter. He drove away from the scene and is still at-large.

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Study links swarm of Texas earthquakes to natural gas drilling

SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January…

21 April 2015 [10:21 AM]
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Texas home insurers saw healthy profits in 2014 Video

DALLAS (AP) — Texas home insurers saw a third straight year of healthy profits in 2014 due to higher rates and fewer severe storms across the state. But The Dallas Morning News reports a rising tide of lawsuits filed by…

21 April 2015 [09:50 AM]
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UPDATE: Marshall school employee arrested for animal cruelty Video

Marshall police investigators arrested 61-year-old man on an animal cruelty charge after surveillance video captured the Marshall Independent School District employee throwing puppies out of a district-owned truck and over a tall fence. The video was captured by the Marshall…

21 April 2015 [09:30 AM]
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Two recovering from shooting in Flint Video

Two women are recovering at a local hospital tonight after they were shot tonight in Flint. Smith County deputies responded to the scene at County Road 149 just after 5 p.m. on Monday. Deputies are searching for the man believed…

21 April 2015 [09:24 AM]
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Chapel Hill boy dies in ATV accident Video

An accident in New Chapel Hill this weekend claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy who was riding his ATV. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said Jiree Moble was riding his ATV Sunday afternoon when he ran into a barbed…

21 April 2015 [09:07 AM]
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'James and the Giant Peach' album released for free Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical "James and the Giant Peach" have good news for their fans — and even better news. The good news is that they're releasing the cast album of the…

21 April 2015 [08:52 AM]
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Questions about police officers who confuse stun guns and handguns

Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but…

21 April 2015 [08:05 AM]
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Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. Its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday aren't expected to be…

21 April 2015 [08:01 AM]
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US-Cuba relations challenge MLB baseball players, but bring hope Video

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse. On the way, a dozen fans waited just outside a fence, calling the 6-foot-2 Cuban…

21 April 2015 [07:32 AM]
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Mesquite police rescue man from burning vehicle

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Two Dallas-area police officers have saved an unconscious man trapped in a burning SUV in a dramatic rescue captured on patrol car video. Mesquite police Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto are being praised for the…

21 April 2015 [07:17 AM]
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Tutu Tuesdays bring smiles to Florida children's hospital

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery. A photo of…

21 April 2015 [07:15 AM]
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Firefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV reports firefighters in St. Tammany Parish responded to an unusual call Sunday from a home in Slidell outside New Orleans. When firefighters arrived, they…

21 April 2015 [06:28 AM]
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Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Video

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. The company “can't say…

21 April 2015 [05:46 AM]
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Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel. The investigation results released Tuesday show that the co-pilot…

21 April 2015 [05:44 AM]
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Runaway tortoise captured in Dallas, returned to owner

DALLAS (AP) — A giant Sulcata tortoise found wandering the streets of Dallas this weekend has been returned to his owner. The Dallas Morning News reports the 27-year-old runaway turtle, named Gordo by his rescuers, was spotted Sunday night roaming…

21 April 2015 [05:32 AM]
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday Video

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PROSECUTORS DETAIL CAUSE OF CAPSIZING OF MIGRANT SHIP They say the smuggler captain, 27-year-old Tunisian Mohammed Ali Malek, mistakenly rammed his boat…

21 April 2015 [05:00 AM]
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Engage with Cuba, but push freedoms

There’s such a thing as doing the right thing — but doing it badly. It’s high time the U.S. lifts the ineffective Cuban embargo, which has served only to provide the communist dictators there with a convenient excuse for the…

20 April 2015 [11:16 PM]
Bible Verse 4-21

"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:3)      …

20 April 2015 [11:13 PM]
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Historic machine makes return to Cotton Belt

Before the 1940s, making sure two trains were not on a collision course on a line of track took the work of a lot of people. There were telegrams sent, people were stationed up and down the tracks…

20 April 2015 [11:12 PM]
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Old hat good example of unique folk art

Odd, unidentified or unusual collectibles make every antiques show and shop more fun. How do you use a dog treadmill? Did the dealer say it was an elephant catcher? Is that strange crock really an 1850 chicken feeder? And what…

20 April 2015 [10:51 PM]
Tips for sharpening your test-taking skills

Few students truly enjoy taking tests. Even when you’ve studied hard, feel that you understand the material, and know from experience what a teacher is likely to ask and how she’s likely to ask it, you may feel stressed, anxious,…

20 April 2015 [10:44 PM]
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TJC communications, media students win multiple awards

Tyler Junior College communications and media students swept the competition at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference in San Antonio. TJC brought home 39 awards and took top honors in their division for the student newspaper, The Apache Pow…

20 April 2015 [10:40 PM]
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Three Lakes Middle School principal prepares for opening

Three Lakes Middle School Principal Forrest Kaiser enthusiastically works in high gear these days preparing for the opening of the new school on Aug. 24. Kaiser, who says he considers being the first principal an honor, is laying the groundwork…

20 April 2015 [10:38 PM]