Accused wife beater indicted for 2011 murder of Patti McHugh

TYLER (KYTX) -- An assault charge was dropped against Kelly Gage Monday and replaced with a new indictment accusing the man of murdering his wife. Patti McHugh was badly beaten on Thanksgiving of 2011. She was hospitalized for a short time before dying due to the injuries she sustained in the beating, investigators said. Gage was jailed once in c…

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Accused wife beater indicted for 2011 murder of Patti McHugh

TYLER (KYTX) -- An assault charge was dropped against Kelly Gage Monday and replaced with a new indictment accusing the man of murdering his wife. Patti McHugh was badly beaten on Thanksgiving of 2011. She was hospitalized for a short…

28 July 2014 [12:07 PM]
VIDEO: North Korea threatens to nuke White House, Pentagon

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. Our Trevor Peele has more in this video report.…

28 July 2014 [11:59 AM]
Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase…

28 July 2014 [11:56 AM]
VIDEO: Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police on Monday said they had recovered a shotgun from an apartment where a couple and their three children were shot to death. The victims discovered Sunday, and a detective said murder-suicide was one of the…

28 July 2014 [11:17 AM]
Dayspring United Methodist: Christian singer to perform concert

By REBECCA HOEFFNER Christian singer Phil Wickham will perform in a concert Aug. 8 at Dayspring United Methodist Church — a church that has come a long way from meeting in a movie theater during its first few years. Tickets…

28 July 2014 [10:51 AM]
VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her…

28 July 2014 [10:51 AM]
Business Notes, July 28

The Tyler Young Professionals will hold Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Genecov Room, at 315 N. Broadway Ave. The speaker will be Nan Moore with a topic of “Why United Way? Share…

28 July 2014 [12:18 AM]
Cold front ahead

A cold front will move to the Interstate 20 corridor this morning marked by winds shifting from the northwest and north of up to 5 to 10 mph. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front. Temperatures will rise into the…

28 July 2014 [12:06 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, July 28

DEATHS EUGENE ABRAHAM SR., 90, Gladewater, died July 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. KATHLEEN RAE BACA, 49, Mineola, died July 18. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson.…

27 July 2014 [11:26 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 28

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:4)…

27 July 2014 [11:19 PM]
Mayfair Building plays big part in area history

Performers, such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, have walked through its doors, military trainees have been entertained there, and in more recent years, various local groups have used it for events. Many things have happened at the Mayfair Building,…

27 July 2014 [11:18 PM]
Kinks, Curls, Coils

African-American men and women gathered together Sunday afternoon to embrace and celebrate their natural hair. The third annual Natural Hair Expo was held at the Quality Inn Conference Center, 2843 NNW Loop 323, and was sponsored by Jade…

27 July 2014 [10:54 PM]
Capitalism is the cure, not the ill

A group of environmentalists from around the world have it completely wrong. They contend the problem with the environment is capitalism. But history shows capitalism is the cure, not the disease. “Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped…

27 July 2014 [10:33 PM]
Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, said he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports the…

27 July 2014 [10:12 PM]
Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options. That’s 100 percent more than any other state, Levente McCrary, spokeswoman for Choose Energy, said in an email.…

27 July 2014 [09:21 PM]
Business Sense: Bargain hunter turns skill into resale business

Tara Berry always has been a bargain hunter. When she was pregnant with her first child, she was introduced to Just Between Friends, a seasonal sales event where communities come together to buy and sell gently used children’s and maternity…

27 July 2014 [06:59 PM]
US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The…

27 July 2014 [06:52 PM]
Holiday Inn South Broadway getting $500K in renovations

Holiday Inn South Broadway is undergoing $500,000 in renovations to its restaurant and lounge areas. Sandhu Management Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, filed the building permit for the remodel at 5701 S. Broadway Ave. RPR Construction is the contractor.…

27 July 2014 [05:55 PM]
Chamber of Commerce nominates 14 for board

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nominating Committee has nominated 14 people to serve on its Board of Directors beginning Oct. 1. Along with the annual survey, a ballot is being mailed to chamber members to select seven of the…

27 July 2014 [05:38 PM]
Wal-Mart opening health clinic in Palestine

Wal-Mart customers will soon have another reason to visit the store — health care. The company that claims to offer everything for a discount is undergoing a pilot program, offering health clinics inside their super centers. Three already have opened…

27 July 2014 [05:35 PM]
Sanford and Israel: Godfathers of East Texas cardiology

When they first moved to East Texas, Dr. Fagg Sanford and Dr. Noah Israel used to regularly cover for one another at Mother Frances Hospital, and not because they are good friends and colleagues. They took turns walking the hospital…

26 July 2014 [11:28 PM]
Moore Thoughts: Outdoor cooking serves men well

In most American households, women do the cooking inside and men do the cooking outside. If you look way back in human history (the 1950s), there’s a reason for this. The first outdoor BBQ likely occurred half a million years…

26 July 2014 [11:25 PM]