Friday, December 6 2013 11:05 AM EST2013-12-06 16:05:41 GMT
(CNN/WAOW) - A highway department in Central Wisconsin is trying something unconventional that they say will help keep roads clear this winter. It involves a root vegetable. Beet juice, like the vegetableMore >>
A highway department in Central Wisconsin is trying something unconventional that they say will help keep roads clear this winter. It involves a root vegetable.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:32 PM EST2013-12-04 19:32:03 GMT
(CNN/WKRN) - It was supposed to be a lesson in social media and online use. An educator posted a picture on the internet to show her student's how quickly what you put online can spread across the worldMore >>
It was supposed to be a lesson in social media and online use. An educator posted a picture on the internet to show her student's how quickly what you put online can spread across the world wide web. Little did she know her lesson would go viral.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 3:14 PM EST2013-12-03 20:14:19 GMT
(CBS) - Americans took to their computers by the millions on Cyber Monday and went shopping. Early indications are that online sales were up more than 17% from 2012 on what was expected to be the busiestMore >>
Americans took to their computers by the millions on Cyber Monday and went shopping. Early indications are that online sales were up more than 17% from 2012 on what was expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.
Monday, December 2 2013 10:26 AM EST2013-12-02 15:26:46 GMT
(CNN) - The holidays are officially here, and that means your credit cards are likely getting warmed up for the month of gift-giving to come. But if you're going to pass your plastic over the internetMore >>
The holidays are officially here, and that means your credit cards are likely getting warmed up for the month of gift-giving to come. But if you're going to pass your plastic over the internet during cyber week, you'll want to be careful to keep the identity thieves away.More >>
Friday, November 29 2013 4:09 PM EST2013-11-29 21:09:12 GMT
(CNN/WFAA) - A U.S. Marine is working to bring smiles to the faces of sick children, one perfectly decorated room at a time. The terrible twos aren't so terrible inside the Perry home. They're a gift. "She'sMore >>
A U.S. Marine is working to bring smiles to the faces of sick children, one perfectly decorated room at a time.More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 4:29 PM EST2013-11-27 21:29:35 GMT
(CNN) - Thanksgiving is almost here. As a host, you may feel organized now, but the moment family descends and chaos ensues, all that organization often goes right out the door. And with it, your sanity.More >>
Thanksgiving is almost here. As a host, you may feel organized now, but the moment family descends and chaos ensues, all that organization often goes right out the door.
And with it, your sanity. Here are some tips on how to fail-safe your Thanksgiving dinner both in the kitchen and the dining room.
Tuesday, November 26 2013 9:48 AM EST2013-11-26 14:48:15 GMT
(CBS) - It might be time to toss the old sweat pants. Workout clothes for women are now a $30 plus billion dollar a year business. That's up 7 percent over last year. Yoga pants, and sports bras haveMore >>
It might be time to toss the old sweat pants. Workout clothes for women are now a $30 plus billion dollar a year business. That's up 7 percent over last year.More >>
Monday, November 25 2013 10:40 AM EST2013-11-25 15:40:21 GMT
(CNN/WDRB) - When you were a kid, maybe you were pretty handy with an Etch A Sketch, but maybe not as good as an artist in Louisville. A woman's work with a children's toy is drawing even more attentionMore >>
When you were a kid, maybe you were pretty handy with an Etch A Sketch, but maybe not as good as an artist in Louisville. A woman's work with a children's toy is drawing even more attention than her oil paintings.More >>
Thursday, November 21 2013 10:45 AM EST2013-11-21 15:45:27 GMT
(CNN) - Beginning next year, Abercrombie & Fitch will offer plus sizes in its women's clothing line. Currently, the retailer does not carry women's sizes above a 10. The shift comes as sales and profitMore >>
Beginning next year, Abercrombie & Fitch will offer plus sizes in its women's clothing line. Plus, one of Hollywood's bigger stars will soon have a new co-star in his real-life.More >>
Wednesday, November 20 2013 10:41 AM EST2013-11-20 15:41:52 GMT
(CNN) - Big changes in the technology world. A growing number of women are getting hired. In the past year, the tech industry brought on 60-thousand new workers and 36,000 are women. That's about 60%.More >>
Big changes in the technology world. A growing number of women are getting hired.More >>
By Tom Foreman
When the verdict came, it was as dramatic as anyone could have imagined.
A late Saturday night, a courtroom of breathless people, the accused
man standing, and finally the words: "We, the jury, find George
Zimmerman not guilty."
Zimmerman blinked and shook hands with his legal team. His mother smiled. His wife cried. It was over.
outside, the reaction was just beginning. In the crowd milling near the
court, some chanted, "No justice, no peace," while others spoke about
the disappointment they had dreaded.
An African-American man in a white shirt and gray vest stood with his arm around his young son's shoulders.
"I believe that there is a family whose heart was broken, who probably
believes once again the system has failed them," he told CNN's David
"We've been praying for both families because we know
that it has been a hard time for everybody that's been involved. But as
far as justice ... personally, I think that the system failed the Martin
Twitter erupted in disbelief.
Drive wrote, "What kind of world do we live in where an innocent is
killed, and the killer is found innocent?" Scotty tweeted, "America has
given a free pass to murder Black Youth."
A Twitter user by the
name Sam Is Dead echoed a common theme among those frustrated with the
decision, "Casey Anthony innocent ... Zimmerman innocent ... Mike Vick
Suspected racism in the justice system, deep-seated, secretive and historic, was the crux of the case for millions.
That was what made it a national story, instead of merely a local tragedy.
They did not believe it was just about a 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin being shot on a rainy night.
believed it was about generations of young black men targeted, stalked,
suspected and brutalized by police, security guards, neighborhood
watches and courts.
"It's something bigger because Trayvon Martin
is all of our sons. He's the son of all people who are African-American
and of those who are conscious of what it means to be black in
America," said Maurice Jackson, a Georgetown University associate
professor of history and African-American studies.
After the verdict, his message was somber.
"I feel for his parents," Jackson said. "This is a sad day for democracy and for justice."
much harsher statement came around the same time from another professor
who studies race at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
verdict was prepared from day one," George Ciccariello-Maher said. "From
the media campaign of demonizing Martin, to the selection of a nonblack
jury, to the instruction not to refer to race ... his was the chronicle
of an acquittal foretold."
On and on the outrage went.
'Tragedy for black families'
Reaction was swift, and varied.
ColorOfChange.org, an online civil rights group, said it highlighted a deep-seated issue.
"This is another tragedy for black families. .. the verdict sends a
clear message about the minimal value place on the lives of young black
men and boys everywhere," the group said.
Rev. Al Sharpton also weighed in.
"The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people," he said.
Not all agree
Despite the fury and frustration on one side of the verdict, others approved the jury's decision.
"The actual case against Zimmerman was weak. Jurors should be commended
for making the right call," Chicago Sun-Times columnist and author,
Richard Roeper, wrote on Twitter.
Doesn't mean Zimmerman is
'innocent.'" CaptYonah tweeted, "Fact is, the evidence PROVED Zimmerman
not guilty." GreeneBri wrote, "There is a reasonable doubt and I think
our justice system did what it's supposed to do."
Many trial watchers, who suspected it would end this way, argued this case should never have been about race.
would be unfair to make George Zimmerman pay for generations of racial
inequalities, no matter how real or painful those troubles may be, some
Some suggested it was Zimmerman who was being pilloried to
placate angry African-American voters and others who rallied to make the
killing a cause.
attorney Mark O'Mara, even while speaking highly of the civil rights
movement, said if his client had been black, "he never would have been
charged with a crime. It certainly would never have happened if he were
black because those people who decided they were going to make him the
scape goat would not have."
His partner at the defense table,
attorney Don West said, "I think the prosecution of George Zimmerman was
disgraceful. It makes me sad ... that it took this long under these
circumstances to finally get justice."
Reconciling the two wildly disparate views of this trial is not easy.
legal analysts noted in the months leading up to the testimony, so many
people made it so clear they saw the killing in substantially different
To one side, Zimmerman was at worst an overzealous citizen
just trying to make sure his neighborhood was safe. To the other, he
was a gun-toting predator, hunting, harassing, and provoking a fatal
fight with an innocent teen.
To one side, Martin was little more
than a child returning home after getting a snack. To the other, he was a
hulking young man who could have gone inside, talked with Zimmerman or
called the police, but instead decided to attack with his fists and paid
with his life.
And since people on both sides seemed to have
decided the case before the testimony was heard, the verdict was bound
to be disturbing no matter how it tilted. Simply put, preconceived
notions effectively had people watching two different trials, with every
bit of testimony and evidence producing different, and often opposing,
reactions in those dueling audiences.
Florida State Attorney
Angela Corey, while standing with the disappointed prosecution team,
seemed to tip her hat to that reality.
"I never could quite
understand people, even people with law degrees, who had not read all of
the police reports, who had not read all of the witness statements, yet
who came up with opinions one way or the other," she said.
But that is what happened.
So with the verdict, the winning side felt that justice was served. And the other? Georgetown's Jackson summed up his thoughts.
Trayvon Martin's father, my heart is broken. I am sad to say that I
expected this verdict," he said. "There is much to love about our
country, but there are also things that happen to black people every day
that make you want to put your head down and cry."
Friday, December 6 2013 4:58 PM EST2013-12-06 21:58:16 GMT
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY (KYTX) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested a Nacogdoches Man on Child Pornography charges after a search warrant was conducted on his residence. Sheriff Jason BridgesMore >>
Justin LeJeune, a former employee of Nacogdoches ISD, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 12:55 PM EST2013-12-06 17:55:46 GMT
LONGVIEW (KYTX) - One person is dead this morning after a train and vehicle collided in the 4000 block of EEstes Parkway in Longview. The incident happened around 3:00 Friday morning. Several lanes ofMore >>
One person is dead this morning after a train and vehicle collided in the 4000 block of Estes Parkway in Longview.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 12:48 PM EST2013-12-06 17:48:14 GMT
KILGORE (KYTX) - Bank robber, Randall Wikert, has plead guilty and accepted a 20 year prison sentence. His parole was also revoked. Mr Wikert robbed Bank Texas located at the Gateway Travel Center,More >>
Bank robber, Randall Wikert, has plead guilty and accepted a 20 year prison sentence.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 10:00 PM EST2013-12-07 03:00:23 GMT
(KYTX) - Tyler Police Department is responding to a call about a robbery in Tyler. Tyler Police tell us that the robbery was reported at 914 West Front St. around 6 p.m. Friday night. Details are limitedMore >>
Tyler Police Department is responding to a call about a robbery in Tyler.More >>
TYLER (KYTX) - With cold weather comes more problems for pets. Many cats and dogs not only could face cold nights with the freezing temperatures ahead. But so many stray animals have no where to go toMore >>
With cold weather comes more problems for pets.
Many cats and dogs not only could face cold nights with the freezing temperatures ahead.
But so many stray animals have no where to go to stay warm.