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 >>
SMITH COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Nick Pesina thought the Earth might open up and swallow him whole as he brushed his teeth Wednesday morning.
lives in an upstairs apartment next to the site where construction
crews are driving 46-foot, 3/8-inch-thick sheet piles to support dirt
while building the new addition to Smith County jail.
A pile driver does the work. About 6 feet of the sheet piles will be exposed when the machine stops hammering.
the hammering is causing vibrations, with each blow rattling dishes,
windows, shaking walls and making occupants of nearby downtown buildings
feel as if they are experiencing an earthquake. Some of the buildings
were constructed before 1900.
Pesina, a local attorney, said the
construction has caused noise and some vibrations, but beginning about
7:30 a.m. Wednesday the pounding caused dishes and windows to rattle
inside his apartment.
"I didn't know what was going on at first.
Then I thought ‘construction,'" he said. "I did think about (the
building falling around me) while I was brushing my teeth but not too
The descriptions by Pesina, and other neighbors within a
block of the site, are similar to those given by the U.S. Geological
Survey regarding earthquake magnitudes ranging from 3.0 to 4.9 on the
The U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards
Program description of 3.0 to 3.9 range from being felt only by a few
people, especially on upper floors of buildings on the low end, to being
felt quite noticeably by people indoors, especially on upper floors of
buildings with vibrations similar to the passing of a big truck.
4.0 to 4.9 magnitude earthquake is felt indoors by many, outdoors by
few during the day. A quake on the low end of the scale can awaken
people and disturb dishes, windows, doors and may cause cracking sounds
in walls, according to USGS.
The "sensation (is) like a heavy truck striking a building," the description said.
the high end of that range the quake is felt by everyone nearby. Some
dishes and windows are broken, and unstable objects can be overturned.
geophysicist Julie Dutton said the sensations felt by neighbors are not
comparable to an actual earthquake. Earthquakes begin from the center
of the earth, she said, whereas the seismic activity produced by the
pile driver is on the surface.
"The surface wave, if you are really close, you may feel the effects, but they're not correlative to an earthquake," she said.
Ms. Dutton said huge blasting sites where explosives are used to cut away rock typically only register around 3.0 on the scale.
Turner/HGR construction site manager Matt
Harris said the company expected calls regarding the noise, which echoed
around the square with each thud when the sheet piles were being set up
beginning last week. Harris said there was nothing in the environmental
impact site study or building specifications that directed monitoring
seismic impacts of the pile driver on nearby buildings.
type of work goes on near other buildings all over the state and
country," he said. "I am not aware that it was a consideration."
said the site safety manager contacted or attempted to contact nearby
occupants to discuss noise and possible impacts to living near the site.
staff also photographed the physical condition, including "stress
cracks," of neighboring structures prior to construction.
Neighbors and Harris said there is no way around the work. The pile driving is expected to finish today, he said.
downtown jail expansion will adjoin the downtown facility on the corner
of Fannin Avenue and Erwin Street. It will add a six-story building and
house 384 high/medium-risk, double-occupancy cells and cost between $25
million and $28 million.
The sound and vibrations of the pile
driver were noted by Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass during a city council
meeting at Liberty Hall, near the west end of Erwin Street on the same
block as Pesina's apartment. Salon Verve owner Jimmy Arber, whose
business is on the ground level of the building next to the site, said
everything in his office jumps when the hammer falls.
"It's like Godzilla is doing Riverdance," he said.
said it is a noise nuisance, but he worries the vibrations could cause
damage to the 19th Century building. He was contacted by Turner/HGR and
asked to report any damages to personal property or the building, he
The building's owner, John O'Sullivan, said the two-story
brick and mortar building on the corner of Spring Avenue and Erwin
Street, across the street from the site, was built in 1885. He said he
has not talked to Turner/HGR representatives but that the previous owner
of the building blamed construction — specifically the driving of steel
into the ground — of the original jail in 1984-85 for the collapse of
the building's rear wall.
The wall was reconstructed by
O'Sullivan. He said an engineered foundation and block wall was
constructed. He said he is not concerned about the new construction but
that the outer wall could sustain possible damage.
"We want the
jail. It's a good thing for Tyler and downtown, and the work has to be
done," he said. "I'm sure they have insurance, but it doesn't help if it
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 >>