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Commissioners approve new budget, add jailers but Sheriff says he needs even more jailers Video included

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TYLER (KYTX)-Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith says he needs 54 additional people to adequately staff the new jail, but the budget only allows for 12 more. "I have no other alternative, even though we have the beds here then to carry those inmates to Henderson county or some other county we have a contract with to house them,"  More>>

District earns 22 STAAR distinctions; Ware Elementary makes big turnaround

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Seven Longview ISD campuses for the 2013-14 school year earned 22 total distinctions on the state-mandated STAAR, including three from Ware Elementary – itself an Improvement Required campus for the previous three years. More>>

Why hitting a bicyclist can be no worse than a speeding ticket

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42-year-old Kristin Blaise will be facing multiple surgeries for injuries all over her body. She was listed in "fair" condition at a Tyler hospital as of Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Big Tex is all dressed up and knows where to go

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DALLAS (DMN) -- At precisely 6:52 a.m., when a crew of 16 men pulled away the tarp spread over midfield at the Cotton Bowl, one troubling thought immediately came to mind.Somewhere, Big Tex was probably running around in his underwear.The cowboy's shirt and jeans lay across on the turf like a pupil's back-to-school outfit, previewing the new look that will greet fans at this year's State Fair of Texas.“We made a few tweaks,” said Karissa Schuler, the fair's public relations director. “He wasn... More>>

Ebola outbreak: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

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(CNN) -- "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.
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50 days later, ceasefire conditions in Gaza similar to those on Day 7

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JERUSALEM (NYT) — After 50 days of fighting that took some 2,200 lives, leveled large areas of the Gaza Strip and paralyzed Israel's south for the summer, Israeli and Palestinian leaders reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement on Tuesday that promised only limited change to conditions in Gaza and left unresolved the broader issues underpinning the conflict. More>>

East Texas woman survives lung disease; seeks to help others

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MINEOLA (KYTX) – Gina Phelps survived lung disease but knows the pain associated with that illness. Her dad and a family friend died in 2013 from pulmonary complications. Now the survivor wants to help others in East Texas.
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Airline loses grandma in wheelchair for 11 hours

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(USA TODAY) - A family is fuming mad after an airline employee parked a wheelchair-using grandmother for 11 hours at an airport, having apparently forgotten her. More>>

Teen held in death of Natchitoches student to be tried as an adult

Timmy Robinson, 16 / photo courtesy NPD Timmy Robinson, 16 / photo courtesy NPD
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NATCHITOCHES PARISH (KTBS) - The suspect held in connection with the death of a Natchitoches Central High School student earlier this week will be tried as an adult. More>>

F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

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(CNN) -- A pilot is missing after an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Virginia's Augusta County, authorities said. More>>

Online benefit for Longview man killed in pipeline explosion begins Wednesday night

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UPDATE: RUSK COUNTY – A benefit to help the family of a Rusk County man who was killed in a pipeline explosion will begin tonight, Wednesday August 27, 2014. More>>

City of Tyler wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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TYLER - The City of Tyler has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2013-2014 budget document.
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LBJ Library celebrates LBJ's birthday

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AUSTIN (KVUE) -- Wednesday marks what would have been former President Lyndon B. Johnson's 106th birthday. More>>

More than 7 miles of new sidewalks coming to Tyler

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TYLER (KYTX) - During Wednesday morning's regularly scheduled meeting, the Tyler City Council approved a design contract with Adams Engineering to provide design and construction phase services for new sidewalks using the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Transportation Enhancement Grant Sidewalk Project. More>>

Fatal accident claims life of Tyler man

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TYLER (KYTX) – A one vehicle accident early Wednesday morning has claimed the life of a Tyler man. More>>

Video shows instructor moments before student, 9, accidentally shoots him

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LAS VEGAS -- A 39-year-old shooting instructor accidentally shot by one of his 9-year-old students Monday morning has died, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Web Exclusive: Looking for Labor Day discount deals? Video included

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We're so close to the Labor Day holiday travel period and for many people, time on the road this weekend will be in search of holiday sales.  
But which deals should you target over the next few days and which buys may be best left for later?
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Scientists: Solar system inside a searing gas bubble

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(CNN) -- Ever feel like you live in a bubble?You do. We all do.Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. More>>

Two dead in North Dallas shootings; officer is involved

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Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person. It happened early Wednesday morning at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road.  More>>

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