Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies at Age 54
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, famous for his breakout role as John Coffey in the movie ‘The Green Mile,’ has died at the age of 54, according to the Associated Press.
Teen Boy Drowns at East Texas Lake
Officials at Holly Lake Ranch near Hawkins and Big Sandy recovered the body of a teenaged boy who drowned Sunday after he attempted to swim across the lake.
Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles, Banned from Cycling Forever
Lance Armstrong, who became a hero to millions after winning seven straight Tour de France titles following his battle with cancer, will lose all of his Tour championships and be banned from cycling forever, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Vote for Your Favorite Cake in the Taste of Home Cake Decorating Contest
The Taste of Home Cooking Show with Jamie Dunn is coming to Tyler on Sept. 6 at Harvey Convention Center, and leading up to the big show, you can vote for your favorite cakes in our cake decorating contest!
Report: Nicki Minaj Named Newest ‘American Idol’ Judge
Pop and hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj will be joining Mariah Carey on the ‘American Idol’ judges’ table for Season 12, according to a report from Us Weekly.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued for East Texas
The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings at several parts of East Texas, and residents are advised to exercise caution — especially driving home this evening during rush hour.
‘Dark Knight’ Copycat? Police Arrest Man With Knives, Guns at Ohio Theater
Police in Ohio have reportedly arrested a man who allegedly attempted to smuggle knives and at least one gun into a late-night showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at a Cleveland movie theater.
[Update] Victims in East Texas Double Homicide were Shot : Manhunt for Suspect Continues
Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Investigators say the couple found dead in their home last week died of gunshot wounds. A preliminary autopsy indicates Peter Shick, 74, and Latricia Shick ,55 of Ben Wheeler had been dead for several days before a family member discovered their bodie…
[UPDATE] Police Remove Suspicious Device, Give ‘All-Clear’
Longview police and bomb squad experts have removed a suspicious device from a newspaper stand at an IHOP in Longview, and have declared the situation safe. Police say the bomb squad determined the device was part of the mechanical workings of the newspaper machine. All streets in the area, and both…
Mariah Carey Joins ‘American Idol’ as Newest Judge
It has been speculated for a few weeks, but now it’s official: pop diva Mariah Carey is the newest judge on American Idol.
Movie Theater Shooting: Suspect Said He Was ‘The Joker’
James Holmes, the 24-year-old who surrendered to police after killing 12 and injuring dozens more at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., early this morning, told police he was “The Joker” when he was arrested.
Man Catches Little Girl Just in Time — And After a 30-Foot Fall [VIDEO]
As cliché as it sounds, talk about being in the right place at the right time.