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Thousands without power in ETX

 Thousands are reporting power outages across East Texas after sever weather Wednesday night. 
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  • In a special report, "You Don't Know Where That's Been," we test items you touch every day to see how dirty they are. Which do you think is the dirtiest?

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Why this summer has been so (comparatively) nice Video included

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It's been a strange summer. You've probably been caught in late-afternoon thunderstorms that came out of nowhere. And just last weekend we barely bade it out of the 60's one day. More>>

Inmate 'struggled' 100 minutes in execution

 Inmate Joseph Wood has been executed, said Arizona Attorney General spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham. His attorneys had filed an emergency motion for a stay after his execution began, saying then that Wood had been "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." More>>

Texas health officials investigating spike in cyclosporiasis cases

TYLER (KYTX) - A nasty stomach bug has state health officials on high alert. They're trying to figure out what caused a recent spike in cyclospora illnesses. More>>

Longview residents with out power after a tree falls on power line

Residents in the 1500 block of Young St. in Longview are with out power after a tree fell onto a power line knocking out power on their street and others in the area. Neighbors say high winds knocked over the tree onto the power line. More>>

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said. More>>

Airport renovations could be completed in two months Video included

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - When Jena flew in to gregg county last week -- she expected a bigger airport."To be honest with you, my first thought, I thought I had gone back in time to Mayberry," said Jena, a traveler from Tennessee who didn't want to give her name.Today, we got a sneak peak inside a more than $2 million renovation of the airport terminal. The waiting area will seat three times as many passengers as before and surrounded by expanded baggage claim, car rental, vending machines, restrooms... More>>

East Texas girls shaving their heads in support of a friend Video included

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FLINT (KYTX)-Today these girls are playing out on the playground but when they come back from Boston on Monday, they'll be bald. They are shaving their heads in support of their friend and cousin, Emma. More>>

Gregg County Jail lawsuits moving through federal docket

Bobby Madewell, Jr. Bobby Madewell, Jr.
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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A trial date is set in a Longview's woman's federal lawsuit against Gregg County, after her son died in its jail. Jury selection is scheduled February 9 in Tyler in the case of Betty Madewell versus the county. Her son, Bobby Madewell, was an inmate at Gregg County Jail on March 21, 2013, when he was found unresponsive in a separation cell. He was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Attorneys for Madewell say he was denied his prescribed pain... More>>

Teen who sued parents files domestic order against boyfriend

Rachel Canning, the teenager who moved out of her parents' home and then sued them for support and college costs, has gotten a domestic violence temporary restraining order against her boyfriend — the man her parents had wanted her to stop seeing. More>>

Dad claims he was kicked off jet after tweet

Southwest Airlines (LUV) has apologized to a Minnesota dad and offered him and his daughters vouchers after they were asked to deplane following his posting a negative comment on Twitter. Despite the apology, Duff Watson told CBS News he is not satisfied and won't be flying on Southwest again. More>>

Craigslist contact leads to two killings, suspect's suicide, cops say

A headless body of a man found in a wooded Michigan park had local police in Michigan wondering how -- and why. More>>

After much pressure, Twitter releases its diversity figures

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SAN FRANCISCO (USA TODAY) -- After weeks of pressure from civil rights advocates to release the gender and ethnic breakdown of its employees, Twitter finally posted its numbers Wednesday. More>>

Faulkner sprayground closed for repairs

The sprayground at Faulkner Park will be closed on Thursday, July 24 for maintenance. It is expected to reopen on Friday, July 25.com. More>>

Shelby Co. man arrested for theft of livestock

A Shelby County man turned himself in to authorities Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with felony theft of livestock and was released on a $4,000 bond. More>>

Surge in Cyclospora Illnesses in Texas Prompts Investigation

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AUSTIN - A recent surge in reports of illnesses due to the parasite Cyclospora has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to begin an investigation into the infections in hopes of determining a common source. More>>

Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Actions

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(USA Today) -- An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away. More>>

Update: Apartment Shooting in Longview remains under investigation

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UPDATE: LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A shooting at a Longview apartment complex remains under investigation. More>>

College student stops woman from jumping off overpass

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ROUND ROCK, Texas (KVUE) -- A 21-year-old college freshman is being heralded as 'courageous' when he stopped to help a woman trying to harm herself last week. More>>

Six new GM recalls of 717,950 vehicles

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(USA TODAY) - General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects. More>>

Tyler named 'City Council of the Year'

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TYLER (KYTX) - During this morning’s regularly scheduled meeting, the Tyler City Council was presented the “City Council of the Year Award” from the Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
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New fire station proposed for Cumberland Gap area in southwest Tyler

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(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler fire department officials are proposing a new fire station for the Cumberland Gap area in southwest Tyler. More>>

In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

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(CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

Smith County man sentenced for loan fraud

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TYLER, Texas – A 60-year-old Tyler, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for making false statements on a loan application in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More>>

Longview shooting sends victim to local hospital

When officers arrived they found the victim in the office of the apartment complex.
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Reports: TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, 51 dead

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(USA TODAY) - A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed Wednesday into residential buildings in an emergency landing in Taiwan's Pengu Islands, killing scores of people, according to news reports. More>>

Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

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It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs. More>>

SPCA of Texas and Hunt County Constable to Seize Approximately 150 Dogs, Cats

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Under the authority of the Hunt County Constable, the SPCA of Texas is seizing approximately 150 dogs and cats today from a property in Hunt County, north of Greenville. Many of the dogs are being cruelly confined in kennels and pens outdoors and inside a building on the property and many of the animals appear to be suffering from medical issues.  More>>

Children Are A Gift: Kiarah & Lyrica Video included

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TYLER (KYTX) – Kiarah and Lyrica have spent the past four years in foster care.  Lyrica said, "It's important [to stay together] because when we grow up we can't be with each other as much so that's why it's important to be with each other when we are little." More>>

Wrecked Costa Concordia sets sail on final voyage

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The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage. Salvage crews refloated the ship last week so they can move it from its resting place off Giglio Island to the Italian port of Genoa to be dismantled. More>>

Dancing for EB awareness Video included

TYLER (KYTX) - Imagine your skin breaking out into blisters from even the slightest touch. A 12-year-old East Texas boy is living with a rare skin disease that causes this to happen. His skin is so fragile, his father has never even been able to pick him up under the arms. Davion Breaux was diagnosed with EB at birth. It's short for Epidermolysis Bullosa.  More>>

American Flags replaced on Brooklyn Bridge

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New York City police are looking for the person or people who replaced the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge with two white-washed versions. More>>

Business News: Target app allows sales through smartphones

(CBS)- Target will now let you buy things just by scanning a magazine ad using an app for your smart phone.  More>>

Wednesday's Weather: Mostly Sunny and hot, mid/upper 90's

(EAST TEXAS) KYTX- Good Morning! Forecast today includes a 20% chance of thunderstorms with high near 95.  More>>

Health News: Childbirth pain linked to depression

(CBS)- A new study links severe pain during childbirth to postpartum depression.  More>>

  • North Korea reports 'serious accident' after Pyongyang building collapses

    North Korea reports 'serious accident' after Pyongyang building collapses

    North Korean officials stand among the families of victims of the building collapse in Pyongyang, North Korea, on May 17.North Korean officials stand among the families of victims of the building collapse in Pyongyang, North Korea, on May 17.
    (CNN) -- An apartment building in the North Korean capital collapsed in what state media described as a "serious accident" that caused an unspecified number of casualties.More >>
    (CNN) -- An apartment building in the North Korean capital collapsed in what state media described as a "serious accident" that caused an unspecified number of casualties.More >>
  • Gymnastics teaches healthy, life lessons to young East Texas athletes

    Gymnastics teaches healthy, life lessons to young East Texas athletes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:00:32 GMT
    Parents, you have so many quality choices when it comes to enrolling your children in sports to keep them active and healthy. If your goal is to get them in a sport while they're young and stick with it, gymnastics starts as young as two. In tonight's Fit City, the benefits of the sport and what it takes to be a gymnast.More >>
    Parents, you have so many quality choices when it comes to enrolling your children in sports to keep them active and healthy. If your goal is to get them in a sport while they're young and stick with it, gymnastics starts as young as two. In tonight's Fit City, the benefits of the sport and what it takes to be a gymnast.More >>
  • Transcripts reveal crew's confusion when South Korean ferry sank

    Transcripts reveal crew's confusion when South Korean ferry sank

    Transcripts reveal crew's confusion when South Korean ferry sank

    In this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, a passenger ferry sinks off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA COAST GUARD VIA GETTY IMAGESIn this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, a passenger ferry sinks off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA COAST GUARD VIA GETTY IMAGES
    (JINDO, South Korea)- Transcripts released Sunday show the crew ofthe ferry that sank off South Korea's coastwas crippled by indecision. That lack of action, authorities believe, was deadly.On Sunday, families of those still missing blocked the caravan of South Korea's prime minister, demanding answers, as divers began pulling bodies out of the water.There were 476 people on board when the ferry sank Wednesday. At least 59 are now confirmed dead. More than 240 are still missing.Bodies came in...More >>
    (JINDO, South Korea)- Transcripts released Sunday show the crew ofthe ferry that sank off South Korea's coastwas crippled by indecision. That lack of action, authorities believe, was deadly.On Sunday, families of those still missing blocked the caravan of South Korea's prime minister, demanding answers, as divers began pulling bodies out of the water.There were 476 people on board when the ferry sank Wednesday. At least 59 are now confirmed dead. More than 240 are still missing.Bodies came in...More >>
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  • The Investigators

    The Investigators

    Here, you'll find investigative pieces from the Tyler Morning Telegraph's Kenneth Dean and CBS 19 -- The Investigators.More >>
    Here, you'll find investigative pieces from the Tyler Morning Telegraph's Kenneth Dean and CBS 19's Field Sutton -- The Investigators.More >>

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