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 >>
TYLER (KYTX) - It is not uncommon for a "ministry" to be become a "business", but it's not everyday someone opens a business designed to become a ministry.
In just a few days, "MOSS", located on Tyler's south side, will open. MOSS will be selling specialty flower and plant arrangements. But the shop's young owners pray their customers leave with a new outlook on how business should be done.
"Scary. A lot of doubt. A lot of excitement. And then expecting things to happen and then they don't happen the way you intend, so you just really have to rely on God," says MOSS Owner Meagan Lissner.
God and their faith in him says Meagan and Patrick Lissner is the only reason the doors of MOSS opened this week. The young couple left a safe and secure future working in a church ministry in Wisconsin to come back home to East Texas and live out their faith.
"It's like jumping off a cliff into nowhere and God saying don't worry I'm going to catch you. And so we take that leap of faith where we left a job that we loved. I mean there were no issues at my job where we were and it was providing for the family to zero income and starting a business with zero income and saying okay god you build it because we can't literally, we can't, you'll have to do this," says Patrick Lissner.
The Lissner's felt called to open a business that could also serve as a ministry. They felt lead to two. The tragedy of human sex trafficking and the issue of fair trade.
"So that's why we have an emphasis on fair trade because we believe Jesus cares about that. If he was living in our age now, he is but physically here now, he would be campaigning the very same things. And with human trafficking, something that is so detestable as that, we want to do our part with everything that we are," says Patrick.
Their business will help support "Refuge of Light- a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a long term safe home that provides physical, mental, and spiritual healing for victims of Human-Trafficking.
"Along with that, all of our products will be bought by ... it will either be "free trade" or benefiting an organization that we stand behind. We are not just going to go to market and buy a bunch of stuff. Everything we buy is because we want to give back to that organization. So it's just really fun," says Meagan.
Starting a business is difficult but a ministry and business at the same time has been a challenge for the Lissners. Even Paige McGuffey, Meagan's mom, has caught the vision and quit her job to join the new family business.
"I couldn't be more proud. I'm very proud of them. And there is a peace about it. I feel like it's the right thing to do," says Paige.
While Meagan and Patrick hope their new customers are pleased with their flower and plant arrangements, they are praying that when their customers leave MOSS, they will have a new perspective on the world around them.
"The biggest thing is that every purchase matters. To get people to start using their conscious, like a conscious consumer. Of saying what I buy is going to effect someone else's life. Whether that be a flower, a plant or a cup of coffee. It's going to effect someone else somewhere in the world. And I want to start thinking that way we want people to shift the mind set of the culture to say you can consume things in a healthy way and you can do that to benefit people," says Meagan.
A few minor construction delays has pushed back the open of Moss. They hope to be open sometime in late November.
If you know someone whose life changed because of their faith, let us know. Email your story to Clint Yeatts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 6:34 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:34:41 GMT
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to GameMore >>
The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:26:25 GMT
Tyler Police Department: TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Tracy Todd Smith, 45, who is a registered Sex Offender in Tyler. On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Smith appearedMore >>
Tyler Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Tracy Todd Smith, B/M, 02/19/1968, who is a registered Sex Offender in Tyler.More >>