AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question." In his first interview with foreign media since taking office on Sept. 8, Haider al-Abadi told The A…

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AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question." In…

17 September 2014 [02:40 PM]
VIDEO: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said…

17 September 2014 [11:51 AM]
VIDEO: Police run down tips about trooper ambush suspect

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks chased down several mistaken sightings Wednesday as schools closed down and the public remained on edge. Law enforcement massed…

17 September 2014 [11:48 AM]
Truck on fire at Shelley Drive and Old Bullard Road

Tyler firefighters are on the scene of a truck fire at the intersection of Shelley Drive and Old Bullard Road. TylerPaper.com will post additional details as they become available.…

17 September 2014 [10:38 AM]
VIDEO: Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to…

17 September 2014 [10:17 AM]
Man indicted for evidence tampering after death of children

QUITMAN (KYTX) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Thomas Wayne Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014. The grand jury indictment was handed down September 3,…

17 September 2014 [09:05 AM]
VIDEO: Man accused of stealing from Tyler Whataburger

TYLER (KYTX) - Smith County Deputies are looking for a man accused of stealing from a Whataburger cash register. It happened just before 3 this morning at the Whataburger on Highway 155 South in Tyler, that's just outside…

17 September 2014 [08:49 AM]
2 more Smith County detention officers terminated for misconduct

Two Smith County Jail employees were terminated after an investigation into allegations of jailers falsifying records. The investigation began on Aug. 25 and resulted in four employees resigning, including a detention sergeant and three detention officers, according to a news…

17 September 2014 [08:26 AM]
Bodies of water deemed below standard for recreational use

Recreational use in the Prairie Creek, Mud Creek, West Mud Creek and Neches River Above Lake Palestine watersheds was discussed Tuesday during a public meeting. The meeting, put on by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the…

17 September 2014 [01:49 AM]
Senior Day at the Fair is Friday

Seniors, ages 55 and older, are invited to the 45th Annual Senior Day at the East Texas State Fair on Friday. Admission is free for this age group until 6 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Harvey…

17 September 2014 [01:45 AM]
LeGard, grandson of East Texans, earns Eagle Scout rank

Jordan Neal LeGard, 16, Lewisville, received the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony in August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan LeGard and the grandson of Carla and Larry LeGard and Butch and Fern Collier, all…

17 September 2014 [01:42 AM]
Foods are a favorite topic and icebreaker

By CHRISTINE GARDNER, cgardner@tylerpaper.com Last week in FLAVOR I told you all about my favorite place to visit in Dallas, Jimmy’s Italian Food Store. I also mentioned an olive oil they carry called Gocce Di Natura, which is grown and…

17 September 2014 [01:34 AM]
Film director will address Grassroots event on Friday

Acclaimed director Dennis Michael Lynch will speak to Grassroots America — We the People at 11 a.m. Friday. Lynch is the director of the highly acclaimed films “They Come to America I & II.” He is touring America with a…

17 September 2014 [12:37 AM]
Executive orders hurt Constitution

Exactly 227 years ago today, one of the most important documents in human history was signed. Its most striking feature is its limit on the acquisition of power by any one branch of government, through the separation of powers. Yes,…

16 September 2014 [08:31 PM]
Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is… After my Aug. 13 column on “Our Favorite Mugs,” I asked you to tell me about your favorite…

16 September 2014 [08:29 PM]
Cherokee County man loves his famous Edsels

Shelley Cleaver fell in love with the Edsel as soon as he experienced its Teletouch Drive, which allowed the driver to shift gears from the steering wheel with the touch of a button. The new Ford Motor Co. line was…

16 September 2014 [08:15 PM]
VIDEO: FRESH ideas for meatloaf

This week concludes the FRESH Ideas 5 ingredient recipe series. There were five recipes total that included chicken, pork, fish, beef and ground turkey. If you would like a copy of all five recipes send an email to food at…

16 September 2014 [08:04 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Sept. 17

DEATHS MELBA AMOS, 57, Lufkin, died Sept. 13. J.C. White Funeral & Services, Mount Pleasant. BILLY BAGGETT, 79, Arlington, formerly of Wills Point, died Sept. 15. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at funeral home. ROBERT…

16 September 2014 [07:44 PM]
Taste of Jacksonville is Oct. 10

Staff reports The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 16th Annual Taste of Jacksonville on Oct. 10 The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St., according to…

16 September 2014 [06:57 PM]
"Best practices' luncheon highlights advantages of hiring veterans

Veterans possess numerous desired characteristics, which serve companies well, area human resource professionals were told Tuesday during a Best Practices for Hiring Veterans Lunch & Learn. The event, hosted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Veterans &…

16 September 2014 [06:54 PM]
TJC Founders Day set Wednesday morning

On the morning of every Sept. 17, Tyler Junior College employees gather for a quiet ceremony at Windsor Plaza on the TJC main campus. The annual event marks the institution’s Founders Day (TJC was founded Sept. 17, 1926) and is…

16 September 2014 [06:34 PM]
Classics in the Park car show Saturday in Quitman

Staff reports Wood County businesses and organizations will hold the fifth-annual Classics in the Park car show for Saturday at Governor Jim Hogg Park in Quitman. The show starts at 9 a.m., with prizes…

16 September 2014 [06:31 PM]
H.U.G. A Firefighter raising funds for rescue dogs

Jacksonville-based nonprofit H.U.G. A Firefighter is looking to bring in K-9s to help responders locate children that are trapped in a fire. The organization’s board vice president, Jeanna Farmer, said the purpose is for…

16 September 2014 [05:14 PM]
Tyler home sales dip 2.8 percent

The Tyler area saw home sales dip by 2.8 percent in August compared to the same time a year ago. There were 347 houses sold last month, down from 357 units in August 2013, according to…

16 September 2014 [05:11 PM]
Chamber honors outgoing directors

Retiring officers and directors of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce were recognized Tuesday during the monthly meeting. Chairwoman Rosemary Jones served as head of the board of directors for the last meeting and recognized Charles…

16 September 2014 [05:09 PM]
VIDEO: Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship

MINNEAPOLIS (MCT) -- Star running back Adrian Peterson is headed back to the football field, but the Minnesota Vikings lost a key business partner on Monday. Just hours after Peterson’s reinstatement after missing Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots…

16 September 2014 [04:23 PM]