Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:18:23 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration says 51 people have suffered fiery deaths inMore >>
Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs and another recall on the Nap Nanny infant recliner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:41:31 GMT
(CNN) - A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloonsMore >>
A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloons into the stratosphere -- equipped with wireless technology that could create a truly global network.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-06-14 14:13:03 GMT
(CNN) - An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today. It's not a place you would expect to find an elephant, even a babyMore >>
An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today.More >>
Thursday, June 13 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-06-13 14:32:18 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook and functionalMore >>
In today's What's Trending report, #Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. More >>
Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-06-12 14:09:28 GMT
(CNN) - Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue fromMore >>
Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-06-11 13:50:52 GMT
(CBS) - Law enforcement from San Francisco and New York are holding a smartphone summit this week. They'll meet with representatives from Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft and urge them to create newMore >>
A smartphone summit gets underway this week to tackle the rise in gadget thefts and more than 300,000 Honda Odysseys are being added to a federal probe of faulty air bags.More >>
Monday, June 10 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:53:42 GMT
(CNN/KSDK) - A woman's chance of living at least five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer has gone up from 50% in the 1970's to 85%. But modern science doesn't get all the credit for the healing,More >>
A chair dubbed-- The Healing Chair-- helps seven women recover from cancer. The big brown recliner has been passed down by several ladies who were going through chemo and surgery.More >>
Saturday, June 8 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-09 03:48:40 GMT
(CNN) - An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday. Maybe you'll recognize her from appearances.More >>
An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday.
Thursday, June 6 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 18:16:46 GMT
(CNN) - In Entertainment News, Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized this morning. She's recovering after cutting one of her wrists. A family lawyer said Paris is physically fine. OneMore >>
Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized. More good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt, the actress is engaged.More >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:33:44 GMT
(CNN) - The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico. Americans flock to MexicoMore >>
The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico.More >>
UPDATE: TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - The Tyler City Council voted unanimously this morning to place local option beverage proposals on November ballots.
The council voted after the city clerk certified more than 9,000 eligible signatures. The proposal required 7,895 signatures.
"Buy Local First," the political action committee that initiated the petition drive, filed more than 19,000 petitions with the city clerk and county election administrator. The petitions were for the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Tyler and Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 and extended mixed-beverage sales in those jurisdictions.
Purchasing for off-premise consumption means beer and wine can be sold from store shelves inside the jurisdictions for customers to take home.
"Stand Strong for Tyler," an opposition group, is checking the city's verified list and members said the group has already identified ineligible signatures on the approved list.
At a press conference before the city council meeting, Stand Strong for Tyler attorney Norman Ladd said the group had not been given enough time to comb petitions for irregularities because the city failed to fully comply with a public information request.
The group has not filed a complaint with the state regarding the information request.
Ladd addressed council members before the vote and asked that they postpone the vote until Aug. 8 because the group found more than a dozen names it believes should have been disqualified by the city within the first 28 pages of more than 1,700 petition pages. Irregularities include, duplicate signatures, signatures from voters who registered after the petition drive began, and signatures of deceased people.
He said the group had also reached more than 300 verified signees by phone who said they had not signed the petition.
"We have cause for concern and we want to make sure we have time to verify the signatures are actual signatures of qualified voters," he said.
City attorney Gary Landers advised the council that state law requires the council deny or order the election "at its next regular session occurring 30 days on or after the petition was filed." Petitions were filed June 21.
Under the same state law that governs local option alcohol election, the deadline to call an election is "no later than the 78th day before the election," which Norman said should be Aug. 20.
After the vote, Ladd said Stand Strong for Tyler will continue its verification process and is prepared to file an injunction to stop the election if evidence supports action.
Billy Horton, a consultant for the group, said the company that gathered signatures has a history of providing invalid signatures.
"Why (the city) would rush the process when there is evidence of fraud makes no sense," he said.
For a signature to be valid it must be accompanied by the signer's printed name, date of birth, address, and date signed. The signature is the only information that must be written by the registered voter. Courts have waived requirements including full address and date of birth as being "unconstitutionally prohibitive," according to the law.
Bob Westbrook, a Tyler businessman and chairman of Buy Local First, said the opposition is attempting to "create the perception of doubt" on the process. He said the group understood that "overzealous" residents would sign the petitions. More signatures were gathered than needed to compensate for ineligible signees, he said.
Westbrook said he had "no concerns at all" that the group would be able to find enough ineligible signatures to recall the election.
"The city did its due diligence. I feel confident in that," he said. "Now (Tyler) voters will have the opportunity to vote for a choice."
Landers said the city will welcome any challenge to the election.
The Smith County Commissioners Court will consider a resolution to call an election in Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 on July 31.
UPDATE: TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - The Tyler City Council today unanimously voted to place on the November ballot a proposal for the legal sale of beer and wine within the city limits.
The vote came after the verification of signatures on a petition put together through a drive from local group Buy Local First.
Members of the opposition group, Stand Strong for Tyler, said it will continue to pour over the petition and believe they will find enough invalid signatures to stop the election.
City of Tyler:
TYLER (KYTX) - The Tyler City Council voted today to place the Alcohol election on the November ballot. This decision was based upon validation that the minimum number of signatures were present on the submitted petitions.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:50:52 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - One man is dead after being shot in a hotel room at 6:55 Saturday morning at the American Inn Motel. Tyler Police said a report of a shooting victim was called in to police. When officersMore >>
Tyler Police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to four men wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:07:12 GMT
(KYTX)- TYLER, Texas-A Tyler eco-tourism guide was discovered with something up his sleeve in August of 2012. U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has nowMore >>
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has now has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes into the country.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:38 GMT
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars." The Luscious Crumb filmed their episode back inMore >>
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars."More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:49:29 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) -- We're learning more about an investigation into an issue during STAAR testing at Tyler ISD. The school district isn't releasing much information but a spokesperson says the district wasMore >>
We're learning more about an investigation into an issue during STAAR testing at Tyler ISD.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:39:13 GMT
OVERTON (KYTX) - Sidewalk renovation in Overton , it's gone on for about a week in front of Sheryl Thornton's hair salon, The Barber Pole. Thornton says it has already made her lose some business. SheMore >>
Sidewalk construction causes headaches for an Overton business owner.More >>