Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage Video

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned Instagram was also inaccessible. Facebook said the…

Transgender woman shot, killed while driving Video

Tyler police responding to a car crash early Monday found they were not dealing with a car crash, but instead, a homicide. Once on the scene in the 400 block of West 24th Street, officers found 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood, of Tyler, dead in his vehicle from multiple gunshot wounds.

East Texans enjoying unseasonably warm weather

There’s no Snowpocalypse here, like the one the Northeast is enduring this week. Instead, East Texans enjoyed unseasonably warm and sunny weather on Monday.

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Hackers temporarily took down City of Longview website Video

The city of Longview’s website was temporarily shut down as a result of hackers Sunday. City of Longview spokesman Shawn Hara said the city has taken additional security steps to protect its site and sensitive information, but it appears…

27 January 2015 [11:28 AM]
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Police seeking accomplice in convenience store shootout

BY KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com   The investigation into a shootout at a Smith County convenience store, which left one would-be-robber dead at the scene Sunday night, now focuses on his accomplice, who was seen driving a late-model green two-door vehicle…

27 January 2015 [11:25 AM]
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Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage Video

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States,…

27 January 2015 [11:15 AM]
Tylerite found in home had been dead two weeks

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com After not hearing from their relative for several weeks, a family's check on a Tyler man Monday afternoon revealed he had died two weeks ago inside his home on Golden Road.  Tyler Police Training Officer Doyle Lynch…

27 January 2015 [11:10 AM]
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Transgender woman shot, killed while driving Video

Tyler police responding to a car crash early Monday found they were not dealing with a car crash, but instead, a homicide. Once on the scene in the 400 block of West 24th Street, officers found 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood,…

27 January 2015 [10:15 AM]
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NORTHEAST HUNKERS DOWN AS STORM TOTALS ARE DOWNGRADED For most, predictions of massive snow accumulations will not materialize. But Boston could still…

27 January 2015 [07:10 AM]
Teen snow-tubing on New York street hits light pole and dies

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy snow-tubing down a New York street with friends has crashed into a light pole and died. Suffolk County police say it happened around 10 p.m. Monday in Huntington on Long Island.…

27 January 2015 [07:06 AM]
2 arrested after crashing stolen bus into Austin restaurant

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two people have been arrested after Austin police say they crashed a stolen charter bus into a fast food restaurant and led officers on a brief chase. Police received a report Monday afternoon about a bus…

27 January 2015 [07:04 AM]
DFW teen marks 1-year anniversary of skydiving accident

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas teenager says she's thankful for the life she has after surviving a fall last year more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of 17-year-old…

27 January 2015 [07:01 AM]
About 100 cold-stunned sea turtles to be returned to TX Gulf

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — About 100 green sea turtles found stunned on Texas beaches during recent cold weather have been will be warmed and will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with Padre Island National Seashore near…

27 January 2015 [06:58 AM]
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Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. While the storm failed to live up to predictions…

27 January 2015 [05:52 AM]
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East Texans enjoying unseasonably warm weather

There’s no Snowpocalypse here, like the one the Northeast is enduring this week. Instead, East Texans enjoyed unseasonably warm and sunny weather on Monday. But it won’t last forever, CBS 19’s Doc Deason warns. “The blue sky and sun were…

26 January 2015 [10:46 PM]
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Fire destroys furniture distribution warehouse

LINDALE — The investigation is underway to determine what ignited a 40,000-square-foot furniture distribution warehouse on County Road 496 Monday morning. The blaze, which could be seen for miles, caused the building to collapse due to the immense heat…

26 January 2015 [10:27 PM]
Bible Verse 1-27

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." (James 4:10)…

26 January 2015 [10:24 PM]
Robert E. Lee band student makes All-State

Nathan Bausinger, of Robert E. Lee High School, will perform with the Texas All-State Band at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on Feb. 14. The concert is part of the Texas Music Educators Association’s annual clinic…

26 January 2015 [10:13 PM]
All Saints choir students make All-State Choir

Callie Crozier, Lexie Rains, Brock Lutz, Chris Brooks and Noah Fanous, members of the All Saints Episcopal School Choir, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio on Feb. 14 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as…

26 January 2015 [10:12 PM]
Playing the waiting game: What to do next

By Donna Spann, Guest Contributor For many high school seniors, it’s all over but the waiting. Though a few students may be finishing their college applications before final deadlines (Sunday is the cutoff for the majority of schools), most…

26 January 2015 [10:09 PM]
Lon Morris funds sent to Texas Wesleyan

Approximately $1.24 million in former endowment funds from the now defunct Lon Morris College in Jacksonville have been awarded to Texas Wesleyan University for need-based scholarships. Travis County Associate Probate Judge Dan Prashner awarded Texas Wesleyan the former endowment funds…

26 January 2015 [10:04 PM]
TJC-UT Tyler partnership strengthened

Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler announced the strengthening of their collaboration and partnership through a program currently being developed as the Patriot Pathway. Together, the TJC and UT Tyler academic leadership teams will create a…

26 January 2015 [10:02 PM]
TJC names new director of bands

Jeremy Strickland, currently assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University, has been selected as director of bands for Tyler Junior College, TJC officials have announced. Strickland will begin his duties at TJC on June 1. He will lead the…

26 January 2015 [10:00 PM]
Border Lows to host monthly camp in February

The Border Lows, local chapter of Loners on Wheels, will have its monthly camp out Feb. 12 through Feb. 15 at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland. All singles are welcome to attend. For information call Ruth at 903-678-3714 or Dorothy…

26 January 2015 [09:55 PM]
ETexas churches hosting LOL4C youth event

Several East Texas churches are partnering to put on the LOL4C event for youth this Wednesday. LOL4C stands for Live out Loud for Christ, and is based on the Biblical passage in Romans 1:16 that reads, “For I am not…

26 January 2015 [09:47 PM]
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Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion…

26 January 2015 [09:45 PM]
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Fire damages downtown J'Ville building

A downtown Jacksonville building is closed following an afternoon fire. The Jacksonville Fire Department was called to 215 Ragsdale Street at 12:25 p.m., Fire Chief Keith Fortner said. Fortner said the fire started in the attic at the back of…

26 January 2015 [09:41 PM]
Passerby saves family from early Monday fire

LINDALE — A passerby is being credited with saving the lives of five people early Monday morning when he not only woke up the occupants at a home that was ablaze, but went into the fire to save several of…

26 January 2015 [09:41 PM]
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Grace Community High's drumline builds spirit, camaraderie Video

As a relatively new kid at Grace Community High School last year, Taylor Smith wanted to be part of something. She saw the drum line at football games and joined, partly to learn more about music. She likes playing the…

26 January 2015 [09:34 PM]
Texas College to offer Brown scholarships

Texas College in Tyler is one of several religious colleges that will offer a scholarship to students at an eastern Missouri high school to honor Michael Brown, who graduated from the school days before he was shot to death by…

26 January 2015 [09:24 PM]
Tyler ISD's IB program reports numbers

The 16 graduates of Tyler ISD’s International Baccalaureate Program for 2014 received over $530,000 in scholarship money and more than 24 college acceptances and completed 6,401 hours of Creativity, Action, Service projects, according to a news release. “We are extremely…

26 January 2015 [09:22 PM]