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Texas junior colleges deal with financial cuts, look to next legislative session Video included

State funding for Texas community colleges has been on a decline for decades, but the numbers dropped significantly during the recession. As we get closer to a new legislative session, administrators are fighting to keep the little funding they have left.  More>>

Water Main Break Results In Overwhelming Flooding At UCLA

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WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Police officials are evacuating students and faculty from UCLA after a water main break resulted in massive flooding, that has rushed into campus.The call came in at 3:24 p.m. that the break was shooting water into the air and flooding the streets.The amount of water rushing out of the break was estimated to be at 36,000 of gallons per minute.Sunset Blvd has been closed in both directions, from Veteran to Hilgard.The break occurred directly next to Marymount High School... More>>

Children Are A Gift: Triston

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TYLER (KYTX) – "Triston is a very energetic and excited young man and he is looking to have an active life and have opportunities to chase his hopes and dreams," said Jerry Johnson with Child Protective Services. More>>

Visa backlog has North Texas family stuck in China

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DALLAS (WFAA) -– A glitch in the U.S. State Department website is delaying the processing of visas, causing headaches for families here and abroad. More>>

Ebola virus being studied in Galveston lab

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(KHOU)- The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest on the planet and the current outbreak is the worst the world has seen since the virus surfaced in the late 1970s. More>>

Walmart ice cream sandwich left in sun, doesn't melt

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HOUSTON (KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour.
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Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

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(CNN) -- Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. More>>

James Shigeta Dies at the age of 81

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(CNN) -- James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent said.
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ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney)- ESPN on Tuesday announced a one-week suspension for one of its most controversial commentators, Stephen A. Smith, in the wake of his widely-criticized remarks about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims. More>>

UPDATE: More than 100,000 pot plants removed in Polk County

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UPDATE: LIVINGSTON (KHOU) – After two days of working in the stifling heat, law enforcement officers and inmates have removed more than 100,000 pot plants from 29 fields in Polk County. More>>

FRESH Ideas: Watermelon Salsa

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Recipe for Watermelon Salsa More>>

Illegal immigration sparks second commissioners court debate Video included

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Illegal immigration took center stage for the second week in a row inside the Smith County Commissioners Court. Last week the issue was two resolutions attempting to declare that Smith County would not help people arriving illegally. More>>

Winona mayor submits letter of resignation

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Recently-elected Mayor DeDe Stroud submitted her letter of resignation to the city council this week after a rocky couple of months in office. Stroud's resignation will require the council's consideration and, ultimately, come to a vote. More>>

Collin Co. Man Guilty of Mail Fraud

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SHERMAN (KYTX) – A 35-year-old Allen, Texas man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud in in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More>>

Texas congressman credited with saving boy choking on chicken nugget

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(KENS 5) - A flight home Friday turned into a harrowing adventure for a mother from Helotes. More>>

Tyler teenager says amputee camp changed her life

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TYLER (KYTX)-Whitney Hemphill is a sophomore at Robert E. Lee High School and she's even on the pom squad. She was born with a club foot and had to have her leg amputated when she was nine, but Hemphill says that couldn't stop her. More>>

Juls Restaurant wins Beauty and Business award

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TYLER (KYTX)-Juls restaurant on Old Jacksonville Highway was awarded the Beauty and Business award from the Keep Tyler Beautiful committee this morning. More>>

Update: Body found in Gregg Co. identified as 40-year-old Longview man Video included

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UPDATE: LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A body found Monday evening a few blocks north of Longview has been identified as 40-year-old Donald Merrills of Longview. More>>

Longview man accused of setting girlfriend on fire Video included

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A Longview man who allegedly set his girlfriend on fire over the weekend remains jailed today. More>>

Bat found at Longview Apartment Complex test positive for rabies Video included

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A bat captured in Longview has tested positive for rabies. More>>

Family: 'Oceana has joined her daddy in heaven'

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UPDATE: Sarasota, Florida (WTSP)- The family issued the following statement on Tuesday morning More>>

Lufkin PD Investigating Gun Shot Reports

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LUFKIN (KYTX)- Lufkin Police Department officers are currently investigating reports of gun shots in the area of East Laurel Avenue and North Warren Street. More>>

FRESH "Some Like it Hot" Recipe Contest

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TYLER (KYTX)- FRESH by Brookshire’s is getting ready for the annual “Some Like it Hot” festival that celebrates all things spicy. More>>

Van Zandt Co. Judge to resign, accepts new State position

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(KMOO) - Van Zandt County Judge Rhita Koches announced her resignation Monday. More>>

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

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(CNN) -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. More>>

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

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(CNN) -- A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. More>>

Audit: VA manipulated vets' appointment records

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(USA TODAY) - Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases, intimidation of staff, to hide delays in medical care to veterans in in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA TODAY. More>>

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skin

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(USA TODAY) - Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop — seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons.
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A third of Americans delinquent on debt

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(USA TODAY) - More than a third of the country is in trouble when it comes to paying debts on time; 35% of Americans have debt in collections, according to a study out Tuesday from the Urban Institute, which analyzed the credit files of 7 million Americans. 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

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    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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