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 >>
(KBMT) -- A judge in Hardin County has made a decision concerning the controversy over signs used by the Kountze Cheerleaders at football games.
356th District Court Judge Steve Thomas Thursday granted the Kountze cheerleaders a temporary injunction. A trial date has been set for June 24, 2013.
Lawyers this morning presented their closing arguments and had a brief meeting with the judge after the hearing.
Closing arguments began at 8 a.m.and wrapped up shortly after 9 a.m.
The controversy began when the cheerleading squad at Kountze High School was ordered by the superintendent of the Kountze Independent School District said it had to stop displaying the banners because the district received a complaint. The complaint was lodged September 17 by a letter sent from Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, who said it was acting on behalf of someone who wished to remain anonymous.
The letter argued that the cheerleaders represent the school and therefore their speech has the same restrictions as the schools.
"Cheerleading for the school is undeniably a school-sponsored activity and the banners displayed by the cheerleaders take place during a school-sponsored event," says a statement from the foundation.
Acting on legal advice, school superintendent Kevin Weldon told the cheerleaders the banners had to go.
Some of the cheerleaders filed a lawsuit against the school district after the ban went into place, saying since they make the banners on their free time and pay for the supplies, they should not be denied freedom of speech.
On October 4th, Judge Thomas denied the cheerleaders a temporary injunction, but instead granted a 14-day extension of a temporary restraining order, allowing use of the banners until a decision could be reached in court.
The case has caught the eye of some Texas lawmakers and political leaders. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Tuesday filed a petition of intervention with the Hardin County District Clerk. The petition states he is intervening on behalf of the state because the defense in the case has implied that the Texas Education Code allowing students expression of religious viewpoints is unconstitutional.
Abbott says that since the cheerleaders make the banners with their own money, supplies and time, the issue is a matter of freedom of speech.
Those banners, which the cheerleaders independently produce on their own time with privately funded supplies, are perfectly constitutional. The State of Texas intervened in this case to defend the cheerleaders' right to exercise their personal religious beliefs – and to defend the constitutionality of a state law that protects religious liberties for all Texans," said
"As government leaders, we owe it to people of all religions to protect expressions of faith, to ensure everyone has the right to voice their opinions and worship as they see fit," Gov. Perry said. "During the upcoming session, we'll continue to find ways to preserve religious expression and explore ways to protect people of faith from this ongoing onslaught," said Perry.
"The reprehensible actions of the governor and attorney general are the very reason our founders adopted a First Amendment — to keep local majorities from tyrannizing the minorities, and government officials from using their offices to promote religion," says the statement.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:16:29 GMT
(KCEN) -- The hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan is today. The hearing is currently in recess but here is what happened today: The judge explained to Hasan and his defense their rolesMore >>
The hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was today.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:33:12 GMT
Texas Department of Agriculture: AUSTIN (KYTX) — In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the TexasMore >>
In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications to assist regional efforts to control feral hog populations. Grant funds are made available through TDA's new County Hog Abatement Matching Program, or CHAMP.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-06-18 17:09:08 GMT
VAN ZANDT COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A 26-year-old Van Zandt County man drowned while trying to save a 5-year-old girl in a Canton reservoir. Travis Williamson, of Edgewood, was swimming withMore >>
A 26-year-old Van Zandt County man drowned while trying to save a 5-year-old girl in a Canton reservoir.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:37:26 GMT
TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured. TylerMore >>
Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:24:16 GMT
(CNN) - Chrysler stated last week that it would not comply with the recall demand, arguing that the vehicles do not have a high risk of catching fire when struck from behind. It continued to claim TuesdayMore >>
Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday, giving in to the government's request in the final hours before a deadline.More >>