Two area burglaries foiled by on-site arrests

The first on-site arrest of a burglar this week occurred Sunday evening in the northeastern part of Smith County. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from a night security guard regarding a burglary in progress at a scrap yard located in the 10300 block of County Roa…

UPDATE: Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who may have Ebola. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results come back Tuesday.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying.

VIDEO: Forensic evidence links 2 cases, Virginia police say

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus.

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Kingsbury might need to start freshman QB at KSU

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech could again have a freshman starting at quarterback when the Red Raiders play No. 23 Kansas State this week. Patrick Mahomes could start in place of sophomore Davis Webb after a shoulder injury to…

30 September 2014 [01:38 PM]
State committee working to identify East Texas' most bikeable roads

The state’s Bicycle Advisory Committee is working to identify 100 of the “most bikeable roads” in East Texas as part of a pilot program to increase access and awareness for alternative transportation, said Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III. Austin…

30 September 2014 [01:21 PM]
FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL’s objection

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to end its nearly 40-year-old sports blackout rule, saying the provision, which now applies largely to NFL games, is outdated in an era when professional football has become a…

30 September 2014 [01:14 PM]
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Two area burglaries foiled by on-site arrests

The first on-site arrest of a burglar this week occurred Sunday evening in the northeastern part of Smith County. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from a night security…

30 September 2014 [11:38 AM]
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Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything…

30 September 2014 [11:21 AM]
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VIDEO: Forensic evidence links 2 cases, Virginia police say

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing. And now police…

30 September 2014 [11:13 AM]
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UPDATE: Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who may have Ebola. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results come back Tuesday.…

30 September 2014 [10:21 AM]
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VIDEO: Schools guarding against Enterovirus

EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - State health workers called on all East Texans Monday to be vigilant against the threat of Enterovirus and the coming flu season. The East Texas student battling Enterovirus is now out of the hospital and recovering…

30 September 2014 [09:04 AM]
Bible verse, Sept. 30

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.” (John 3:14)…

30 September 2014 [05:57 AM]
Tips for homesick students,parents

Somewhere between orientation week and midterms, after the excitement of the first few weeks has worn off but before Thanksgiving break, it’s probably going to happen: your new college freshman is going to get homesick. It happens to almost every…

30 September 2014 [05:54 AM]
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Principal’s principle focus safety, standards

Safety and “an intentional focus on high expectations” are top priorities of Tamara Colston, new principal of Caldwell Fine Arts Academy. Although she is in her first year as principal of Caldwell, Ms. Colston, 40, is not a new face…

30 September 2014 [05:50 AM]
ESD No. 2 board candidates make their cases for election

Candidates running in the first election of board members for Emergency Services District No. 2 participated in a forum to state their qualifications and answer questions. More than one dozen people attended the event hosted by Grassroots America — We…

29 September 2014 [09:36 PM]
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VIDEO: Wounded Warriors get rousing reception

Waving flags, All Saints Episcopal School students stood, applauded, yelled and screamed in a rousing reception cheering a group of Wounded Warriors who stopped by the school Monday on their way to a golf Pro-Am in Tyler. More than 700…

29 September 2014 [09:33 PM]
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Alzheimer's described as 'a brain that's lost access to its life story'

With deliberately spoken words, Dr. Paul D. Nussbaum brought the reality of Alzheimer’s disease home to the 200-plus people eating lunch at the Willow Brook Country Club. The clinical neuropsychologist had just shared with the audience the fact that each…

29 September 2014 [09:28 PM]
Campus notepad, Sept. 30

CLARKSTON: Sign language classes 6-7 p.m. through Dec. 8 in the cafeteria. ST. LOUIS: Dads in Action Pizza kickoff 6 p.m. today in cafeteria. Head Start Dads/Father Figures to join in this opportunity to learn about the importance of father’s…

29 September 2014 [09:20 PM]
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Rip anything holding you back, speaker tells student leaders

“Rip my book,” former National Football League lineman turned motivational speaker Shawn Harper urged student leaders from area high schools and Tyler Junior College to chant loudly over and over. As they watched in amazement, Harper ripped apart a thick…

29 September 2014 [09:16 PM]
TJC receives national award for educational fundraising

Staff Reports   For the second year in a row, Tyler Junior College has received a national award for overall performance in educational fundraising. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently named 84 colleges and universities and…

29 September 2014 [09:05 PM]
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Wendy Davis receives endorsements from two area Democrats

Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis picked up the support of two area Democrats today. Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton and Longview City Councilwoman Kasha Williams endorsed Sen. Davis in her bid for governor because of the senator’s work on behalf…

29 September 2014 [09:03 PM]
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Holder: most political attorney general in recent history

Attorney General Eric Holder should be remembered for his failure to uphold the rule of law. As the most political attorney general in recent memory, Holder’s legacy will be a department that made choices in what laws to enforce, based…

29 September 2014 [08:52 PM]
Death and funeral notices, 9-30

DEATHS THELMA RUTH “JACKIE” ABERCROMBIE, 97, Winnsboro; 2 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. PHIL BRAKEBILL, 77, Mineola, formerly of Lindale, died Sept. 23. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. ROBERT N. CARTER JR., 68, Tyler; died Sept.…

29 September 2014 [08:45 PM]
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Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in…

29 September 2014 [04:06 PM]
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Cowboys DT Brent rejoining teammates 2 weeks early

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will be allowed to join his teammates at the club's practice facilities two weeks earlier than the NFL originally ruled when suspending him. Brent, who was convicted of intoxication manslaughter…

29 September 2014 [01:41 PM]
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Business notes: Industry notes across East Texas

OPENING Shazia Rafi and Geeta Sandhu will officially open Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant at 5221 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 8, on Wednesday after having several soft openings last week. Mrs. Rafi is the head chef and specializes in North Indian…

29 September 2014 [01:08 PM]
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VIDEO: 5 babies test positive for TB in El Paso exposure

EL PASO (AP) — Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The El Paso…

29 September 2014 [10:17 AM]