A.M. UPDATE: Sandy Hook kids return to class; Tyler business man enters 'Shark Tank'
SANDY HOOK STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASS
Sandy Hook Elementary students return to class for the first time since the December 14 shooting, which left 20 students and 6 teachers dead. The students will travel to Chalk Hill Middle School in the nearby town of Monroe, Connecticut. Newtown Public Schools Superintendent Janet Robinson said that part of the building had been transformed to resemble an elementary school. Even the school's pet turtle was relocated, Robinson said. Security measures have also been increased, with a new system incorporating more cameras and locks, according to Jim Agostine, superintendent of Monroe Public Schools.
113TH U.S. CONGRESS SWORN IN
Members of the 113th U.S. Congress will be sworn-in at noon today in Washington, D.C. The Congress will welcome 13 freshman senators and 84 freshman representatives. This Congress will be one of the most diverse. The first Hindu representative will be sworn in as will the first female combat veteran and the first openly bisexual.
TYLER BUSINESS MAN ON "SHARK TANK'
A local Tyler business man will spend some time in the "Shark Tank" Friday night. Doug Marshall was a contestant on the ABC reality show which provides budding entrepreneurs with the chance to make their dreams. Marshall's business, GameFace, makes a full-face temporary tattoo with all of the detail of face paint but without the mess. "Shark Tank" will air Friday night at 7 p.m. on ABC. To read business editor Casey Murphy's full story go to TylerPaper.com.
Today's weather forecast from TylerPaper.com's mobile app is partly cloudy and cold with a high of 49 degrees and a low tonight of 33.