State police worked nearly 200 weather-related accidents Video

State police worked close to 200 accidents in the past 72 hours due to inclement weather in Smith County and surrounding counties, including a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 42-year-old Winnsboro woman during Wednesday's snow storm.  The number of accidents do not include those worked by city police departments, nor…

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Schaefer files bill to curtail food stamp fraud

State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, today filed a bill designed to curtail fraud within the food stamp program. The bill would personalize Lonestar Electronic Benefits Transfer cards for beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as the…

26 February 2015 [04:44 PM]
Police: Bryan man charged with murder in death of infant

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-month-old girl who police say was found by officers with a fractured skull, broken leg and other injuries. Talawrence Donyea Tennell of Bryan…

26 February 2015 [04:41 PM]
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Thousands of East Texans still remain without power Video

The snow was enjoyable to some while it was here but to others it has proven a problem. Thousands of East Texans still remain without power because of the treacherous winter storm.…

26 February 2015 [04:16 PM]
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Supreme Court: Texans, others may lose fed health insurance help

CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says…

26 February 2015 [01:46 PM]
Former Gregg County DA arrested

A traffic stop this week resulted in a former Gregg County district attorney behind bars on multiple felony charges. According to jail records, Robert "Rob" Riter Foster, 69, was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday night by Longview police on charges…

26 February 2015 [11:38 AM]
Lindale warns of water bill phone call scam

The city of Lindale is warning its residents about a scam. Some residents have received a phone call from someone claiming to represent the City of Lindale and saying that that their water bill was not paid, according to the…

26 February 2015 [11:35 AM]
DFW man gets life term for soliciting girl, 16, for sex

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A registered sex offender from North Texas must serve life in prison for molesting a 16-year-old Houston-area girl he met online and nicknamed "wifey." Joshua Karr of Allen was convicted of sexual assault of a child…

26 February 2015 [11:33 AM]
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Texas flights affected as Mexican volcano spews ash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Popocatepetl volcano east of Mexico City has been spewing ash into the sky, forcing cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for a second consecutive day. The government's airport oversight agency says through…

26 February 2015 [11:18 AM]
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State police worked nearly 200 weather-related accidents Video

State police worked close to 200 accidents in the past 72 hours due to inclement weather in Smith County and surrounding counties, including a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 42-year-old Winnsboro woman during Wednesday's snow storm.…

26 February 2015 [11:17 AM]
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West Texas students accused in fatal beating of emu

COMANCHE, Texas (AP) — Some West Texas teenagers have been accused in the beating death of an emu during a party on private property. The Comanche County Sheriff's Office says eight people were arrested or cited in the bird's death.…

26 February 2015 [10:54 AM]
Search on for man in series of random Houston shootings

HOUSTON (AP) — Police are searching for a Houston-area gunman they believe is responsible for a series of shootings this month that left a man dead and three injured. A fifth person was unharmed. Investigators say that in each instance…

26 February 2015 [10:50 AM]
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Mary Poppins, 'Death-Metal' style, is trending Video

This is not your parents’ Mary Poppins! A sound and music design company named Endless Noise created and posted a heavy-metal version of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from that movie. Endless Noise composer Andy Rehfeldt arranged, played and recorded all instruments on the…

26 February 2015 [10:49 AM]
Los Angeles street race leaves 2 pedestrians dead, 1 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a car that was illegally street racing struck and killed two pedestrians and critically injured another in a residential area before its driver ran away. Capt. John McMahon says all three victims…

26 February 2015 [10:17 AM]
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Mexican man hit by several of Wash. police's 17 shots

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him in a deadly shooting that has led to weeks of protests and calls for…

26 February 2015 [10:08 AM]
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Suit filed against scope maker in superbug infection

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The Los Angeles Times reports attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit Monday on behalf…

26 February 2015 [10:05 AM]
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A show of snow and winter activities bedecks East Texas

Luke Clark didn’t know whether to run in the snow or eat it, so he did both at the same time. It was the 15-month-old’s first time playing in the white stuff and there was plenty to go around Wednesday…

26 February 2015 [09:28 AM]
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School delays & cancellations for Thursday

Updated: Feb 26, 2015 7:21 AM CST   School Delays and Cancellations: Big Sandy ISD: 10:00a.m. Chapel Hill ISD (Titus County): 10:00a.m. Cumberland Academy: 10:00a.m. East Texas Charter School: 9:00a.m. Gladewater ISD: 10:00a.m. Gilmer ISD: 10:00a.m. Hallsville ISD: Staff at…

26 February 2015 [07:57 AM]
New name for Namibian town: !Nami#nus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A linguistic storm is brewing in Luderitz, where some residents of the remote Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus. Those are not typographical errors. The name, proposed by some government officials and…

26 February 2015 [07:52 AM]
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New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing them as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of…

26 February 2015 [07:46 AM]
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Winter weather dumped more snow across the South

Another round of snowy and icy weather led to school closings, dangerous driving conditions and power outages Thursday across the South and even delayed a Georgia execution. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell across the Gulf…

26 February 2015 [07:41 AM]
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South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent. The Constitutional Court's ruling that the law…

26 February 2015 [07:15 AM]
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Closings in case of NY woman accused of killing son with salt

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyers for a young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by force-feeding him salt decided not to call her as a witness and will make their final argument to the jury. Summations are scheduled…

26 February 2015 [07:04 AM]
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FCC may let cities compete with businesses to provide Internet access

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers. The FCC was scheduled to meet Thursday in Washington to consider pre-empting laws…

26 February 2015 [06:56 AM]
Suspect sought after stealing Magnolia police patrol car

MAGNOLIA, Texas (AP) — Officers in the Houston area are seeking a man who stole a police car in a chase that ended near some railroad tracks. Magnolia police say the suspect fled early Thursday after abandoning the law enforcement…

26 February 2015 [06:45 AM]
Conservatives taking aim at UT System regents appointments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conservatives are taking aim at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first appointments to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Senate Nominations Committee has scheduled a Thursday hearing on the appointments of new board members…

26 February 2015 [06:27 AM]