P.M. UPDATE: Smith County woman missing; dolphin stuck in Brooklyn canal
Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the your help in locating a missing woman. Sheriff Larry Smith said 38-year-old Shannon Michelle Johnson should be driving a black 2006 GMC Envoy, with Texas license plate number CY6X154. This vehicle will have a yellow Tyler Junior College sticker on the left side of the rear window and a heart pendant on the rearview mirror. Mrs. Johnson was in possession of a 9MM handgun. Anyone coming in contact with Mrs. Johnson or her vehicle should contact the sheriff's office at 903-566-6600 or call 911.
EXXON MORE VALUABLE THAN APPLE
In business news, Exxon has topped Apple as most valuable company worldwide. Exxon surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Apple Inc.'s stock has been on the decline since its earnings report earlier this week.
OBAMA NAMES NEW CHIEF OF STAFF
President Barack Obama named one of his closest and most trusted advisers as his chief of staff Friday. Denis McDonough, who served as Obama's deputy national security adviser since 2010. Before becoming deputy national security adviser, McDonough served on the national security staff in other capacities. He was also a senior foreign policy adviser for Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Before that, McDonough worked as a foreign policy adviser for Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle.
DOLPHIN STUCK IN BROOKLYN CANAL
A dolphin found its way into the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn on Friday. The canal has long been identified as a dumping ground for industrial waste and generally a symbol for urban decay. The initial curiosity of the dolphin drew crowds, but those crowds are now concerned for the safety of the dolphin. The dolphin appeared to be having difficulty swimming in the narrow 1.8-mile-long waterway. A marine biologist has voiced concern for the creature since dolphins are known to be social animals that travel in pods. The police Emergency Services Unit and Harbor Unit were also monitoring the dolphin, but no rescue plans had been finalized.
TYLER PAPER REPORTER BRAVES FIRE SCHOOL
And finally, the Tyler Morning Telegraph's Kenneth Dean faced a fire head on with the Tyler Fire Department. See the full story and complete video this Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph and on Tylerpaper.com.