Cosby drops litigation against accuser in sex assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that demanded the accuser in his criminal case repay the money from their confidential 2006 court settlement. Cosby had sued Andrea Constand for breach of contract for speaking to police who reopened the criminal investigation last year. His lawyers argued that her police statements, along with…

Tyler Civic Theatre goes under the sea for the Disney musical

LURAE STOKES, Special Contributor The ocean is coming to Tyler as Tyler Civic Theatre stages “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” as its summer musical. Director Stephen Rainwater said the show is a full Broadway-style production and contains musical numbers that were in the animated movie version as well as others that are only in the 2008 play

Bright, loving teenager needs forever family

During our weekly visits with East Texas foster children, we learn about what they like and what they are going through. In this story, we share a tender, but unexpected, moment with Valenny. It shows the true value of a child advocate. Valenny, 17, has a beauty that shines even brighter when you see her heart. “I like helping people and

YMCA provides kids an alternative summer with day camps

For the past 10 years, Wilbert Brice has dedicated his summers to leading, playing and teaching kids at the Tyler YMCA’s summer day camps. As a counselor, he has watched them sprout and flourish from their first days in the program until they’re old enough to be a part of his group. The program, Brice said, not only gives the kids an

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DANNY MOGLE, A helicopter air show being promoted as the Rose City Rotor Fest will make its debut at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport this fall. Historical Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler Chamber, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce…

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East Texas artists featured in Longview Museum of Fine Arts show

East Texas artists featured in Longview Museum of Fine Arts show CANDI BOLDEN, Longview News-Journal Four East Texas artists are showing off their artwork as part of the Longview Museum of Fine Arts' Texas Regional Artists exhibit.…

14 July 2016 [02:47 PM]
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