Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:21:41 GMT
(CNN) - A tongue-in-cheek controversy is threatening to sink the reputation of a beloved cereal icon. Cap'n Crunch may have a mutiny on his hands! A disgruntled sailor -- okay, a writer at foodbeast.comMore >>
A tongue-in-cheek controversy is threatening to sink the reputation of a beloved cereal icon. Cap'n Crunch may have a mutiny on his hands! A disgruntled sailor -- okay, a writer at foodbeast.com -- pointed out something fishy is up the cap'n's sleeve: three stripes!More >>
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 >>
TYLER (KYTX) – "I didn't think it would turn out like this. It turned out better than I thought," said an adorable, dark-haired little girl.
Her story of finding her forever family is the stuff movies are made of. "I just love 'em!"
It all started when Ann and Randy Fedell of Tyler were considering having another child. They already had four children between then but wanted one together.
"I said, ‘If we do, I want her to look just like Randy,' cause I think he's so handsome. And I would want to name her Ali," said Ann.
But after some time passed, they wondered if having another biological child was in God's plan.
"Adoption really wasn't in our plans though," said Randy, despite Ann being adopted when she was 7-years-old.
But what would happen over the next nine months would test their faith. It was September, 2010 when we took this adorable foster girl to Piddlin' Pottery in Tyler to be featured on CBS 19's "Children are a Gift" report. It was Ann's last day to work at the pottery store when she had a chance meeting with the little girl. Ann called Randy to tell him about her.
"He said, ‘Do you know her name?" And I said, ‘I didn't even think to ask.' So I asked the caseworker, ‘Do you know her name?' She said, ‘Ali.' And I remember just being stunned and I think Randy gasped on the phone. He said, ‘That's her!' And I said, ‘That's who?' And he said, ‘That's our little girl. What does she look like?' And I said, ‘She looks just like you!"
The Fedell's children supported adding another member to their family. "Whenever they brought up the idea I was really excited," said Morgan, their 21-year-old daughter.
Their 18-year-old son, Colin, added, "At the end of every two-a-days practice at Grace our football coach asked if there were any prayer requests. We told him we were wanting to adopt a little girl and that we needed everyone's prayers."
So on a wing and a prayer they began the long adoption process. Randy said, "They kept telling us, ‘Don't get your hopes up for this little girl it just doesn't work that way.'"
Randy remained faithful despite frustrations and uncertainty but after months of waiting and wondering, Ann all but gave up. When her friends called to ask if they had heard anything about Ali she said, "Take us off your prayer list."
Then, on a day when bad weather would set in and Ann would be unexpectedly home from her teaching job, their phone would ring. "I remember a woman saying, ‘You've been chosen.' I thought she meant to make a casserole for a shut-in from church. So I said, ‘Sure, I'll make the casserole.' She said, ‘What are you talking about?' I said, ‘What are you talking about?' She said, ‘You've been chosen to be Ali's family.' I was shocked. I hit my knees to the floor with the prayer of thanksgiving. I was humbled actually because I did have doubt."
Randy knew in his heart this day would come. "God wanted her to be a part of our family."
Ali turned out to be a very important part of the Fedell family. Colin said, "She's amazing. You talk about how we bless her; I think she's the one who's blessed us more than anything. She's made a big impact on my life, my spiritual life."
Morgan said, "She means a lot to me. I always wanted to be an older sister to be an example to a little sister."
Looking at her new siblings Ali, now 11-years-old, said, "They're just really nice to me and they protect me. It makes me feel really good and nice and happy."
And there is nothing like impacting the life of a child. "That's really the most rewarding thing for us," said Randy.
They say Ali has lots of talent. She's creative, a good artist, a straight-A student, a fast runner and an aspiring singer. And, she's an inspiration to all who hear her story of adoption.
Ann explained, "One of them who heard her story said, ‘That almost makes me want to believe in God.' He wasn't a believer and we're like, ‘Absolutely! Don't doubt it for one minute. He's listening.'"
A little girl, with a big impact. "To me she's a gift. Its absolute evidence that God hears what's on your heart," said Ann.
Ali is grateful for her forever family. She said, "I like that I have siblings. I like that I have a forever mom and dad. Thank you!"
To learn more about adoption, join Gillian Sheridan for her "Children are a Gift" report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on www.CBS19.tv and www.tylerpaper.com. To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted call 903-533-4109.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:58:19 GMT
EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Foggy here in East Texas this morning with a dense fog advisory in effect until 10am. Otherwise, a stalled out front near Lufkin will provide a 20% chance of scattered afternoon andMore >>
Foggy here in East Texas this morning with a dense fog advisory in effect until 10am. A stalled out front near Lufkin will provide a 20% chance of scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms.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 >>
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:20 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:20:57 GMT
HENDERSON (KYTX) - Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near Henderson. Rusk County Office of Emergency Management reports the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday on State HighwayMore >>
State Highway 64 has been cleared and reopened from an accident that happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:17:22 GMT
(CBS 11 NEWS) - The smoke had barely cleared, after a veteran prosecutor was shot in broad daylight near the Kaufman County courthouse, when word spread about a possible prime suspect. Law enforcementMore >>
The smoke had barely cleared, after a veteran prosecutor was shot in broad daylight near the Kaufman County courthouse, when word spread about a possible prime suspect.More >>