East Texas Headlines
TYLER — One person is dead and three injured in a Tuesday morning collision in Tyler. At 7:22 a.m. Tyler police, fire, and EMS personnel responded to the two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 69 North near County Road 427. Accident investigators continue to determine why both vehicles struck each other in the turn lane. The driver of a 1995 Buick Century who was traveling northbound was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Quincy Beavers. He was identified as Tyler Steven Galpin, 19, of Whitehouse. The driver and passengers of a 2005 Nissan Titan, who were traveling southbound, were identified as Monica Cook, 45, of Lindale, and her two daughters, Kathin Cook, 16, and Paige Cook, 11. All three were transported to a local hospital by EMS.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report detailing the events that led up to an East Texas pilot crashing his plane in Gordonville, Texas. According to KETK, FlightAware logs indicated a plane left from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, en route to the Gordonville Airport. The fixed wing single-engine plane crashed just after 4:00 p.m. near the Texas-Oklahoma border. A witness at the scene says the plane hit a house and then crashed in the yard. The collision caused the house to then catch fire. The pilot, Robert Gentry, 61, of Tyler; Karen Christian, 51; and two minors identified as Gentry’s daughter, Annie, 14, and Colin Howell, 17, were on board at the time of the crash. The full report released by the NTSB can be read below: Read more …
LONGVIEW — A Longview man arrested last week for allegedly soliciting a minor, may have victimized other children. Longview police are encouraging anyone with additional information about Joey Huddleston, to contact Detective Audrey Wright at 903-237-1106. Huddleston, 34, a former Longview middle school employee, was arrested last week after being accused of soliciting a minor through the internet and text messages. During their investigation, officers learned other children may have been involved. Read more …
GREGG COUNTY — Deputies are investigating a reported oilfield theft in Gregg County. According to KETK, the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office says around 3:10 Tuesday morning, authorities responded to a theft and criminal mischief report at an oilfield location off FM 2012 near Highway 31. An oilfield operator told law enforcement he saw a person stealing copper wire and damage equipment at the site. As the bandit was leaving the area, he dropped the trailer he was pulling and rammed the side of the operator’s truck, causing some damage to the vehicle, according to officials. The operator followed the suspect to Rusk County before losing the man on County Road 138. Read more …
TYLER — Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are currently on the lookout for two suspects with outstanding warrants. The first suspect is Francisco Antonio Marquez Baldazo, described as a Hispanic male, 2, 6’1”, 125 lbs., with short black hair. He was recently seen in the Tyler area in a white passenger car. He has also been known to drive a maroon Ford Explorer. Baldazo is wanted in connection with an aggravated sexual assault which was reported Thursday in northeastern Smith County. Read more …
LONGVIEW — The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office says Paiglynn Raymond, 15, may have been seen at a Love’s Travel Center in Anthony, Texas, in El Paso County. According to KETK, a truck driver reported seeing a girl wearing the same clothing she was last reported wearing and had braided sandy blond hair with a nose ring. The girl said her name was Paige and asked for a ride to Colorado. An online photo of Paiglynn matched the girl at the truck stop, according to the truck driver. A manager at the business also believes the traveler could be the missing East Texan. Read more …
CANTON — The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal’s Office and Canton Police Department are seeking information relating to a series of what are termed suspicious fires in Canton. KETK reports those agencies have enlisted the assistance of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) with the investigation. Officials report a rash of fires since April 11 on Slaughter Street in Canton. The fires have been set to occupied and unoccupied homes, trash cans, and a vehicle. Anyone with information related to any of the fires is urged to call the Fire Marshal’s Office at (903)567-6026 or Canton PD at (903)567-4991.
TYLER — Bishop Edmond Carmody has announced his retirement as vicar general of the Diocese of Tyler. According to the diocese website, Bishop Carmody served as Bishop Joseph E. Strickland’s vicar general and chaplain of Bishop Gorman Schools since December of 2012. “The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Tyler were extraordinarily blessed to have Bishop Carmody serve as vicar general for the past two years,” Bishop Strickland said. “His tireless efforts, especially in the areas of Catholic education and our Bishop’s Annual Appeal, were of great and lasting benefit to the people of the 33 counties of the diocese.” Read more …
AUSTIN (AP) – Investigators say a hoist suspended from a medical helicopter, which was carrying a nurse and patient from a Texas hiking trail, was spinning just before the nurse fell to her death. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary report into the April 27 accident in Austin. The report says 46-year-old Kristin McLain secured the patient in a carrier and that the two were suspended from the helicopter when the hoist began to spin. The spin had almost stopped when the hoist operator inside the STAR Flight helicopter noticed that the nurse was riding lower than normal. McLain then fell from the hoist. The report does not say how far she fell. Travis County Emergency Services, which operates STAR Flight, didn’t immediately return messages Tuesday.
RICHARDSON (AP) – Police say a worshipper leaving a prayer service at a Dallas-area mosque was slightly hurt after being attacked in the parking lot by two men who fled. Richardson police Sgt. Kevin Perlich says investigators are trying to determine a motive in Monday night’s attack. He says no words were exchanged, no property was taken. Other worshippers at the Islamic Association of North Texas scared the attackers off. Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations want the attack investigated as a hate crime. Perlich says police are looking at all possibilities for a motive, including a possible hate crime. The attack came a day after two men were shot and killed in neighboring Garland after opening fire outside a provocative cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
AUSTIN (AP) – Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill passed Tuesday is the first abortion law to clear the Senate since Wendy Davis temporarily sidetracked sweeping restrictions with a nearly 13-hour filibuster in 2013. The Senate this time was a far different scene. The gallery was mostly empty and the bill quickly passed along party lines after Democrats raised only brief objections. About two dozen states already prohibit abortion coverage under plans purchased through the federal marketplace. Republicans say it prevents other insured Texans from paying for a procedure they believe is morally wrong. Unlike two years ago, abortion has been a relatively quiet issue in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session.
HOUSTON (AP) – States fighting President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of immigrants from deportation say they agree with a Texas judge who has temporarily blocked the president’s action. Texas is leading a coalition of states that filed a lawsuit opposing Obama’s move that could spare as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. In documents filed Monday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the states reiterated their argument that Obama’s action would force local governments to invest more in law enforcement, health care and education. The appeals court is considering a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to reverse a Texas judge’s decision to put Obama’s plan on hold during the court fight. Oral arguments are scheduled for the week of July 6.
ATLANTA (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is slated to be the keynote speaker for a dinner at the Georgia Republican Party’s state convention this month. The state party announced Tuesday that Cruz, a Texas senator, will address the convention’s dinner event on May 15. Cruz joins two previously announced convention speakers: presidential candidate and Florida senator Marco Rubio and potential candidate and New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Cruz is one of three Republican senators to formally enter the presidential race, along with several other candidates. Attendees also will elect state party leaders and consider resolutions during the two-day convention in Athens.
AUSTIN (AP) – Under a bill that has passed the Texas House, convicted drunken drivers whose licenses are suspended may still drive – but only while sober. Dallas Republican Rep. Jason Villalba’s proposal cleared the chamber 143-1 on Tuesday, but still needs Senate approval. Currently, a driver’s license is suspended after someone’s first conviction for drunken driving. Villalba said that doesn’t stop people from driving, though. His measure would require those wishing to drive with a suspended license pass a breathalyzer test administered by an ignition interlock device. It ensures a car won’t start if the driver trying to operate it is drunk. The change would only apply to first-time offenders with low blood-alcohol levels at the time of arrest. Ignition interlocks are already required for other convicted drunken drivers.
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(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
Swisher missed the first month of the season rehabbing from bilateral knee surgery that cut his 2014 season short last August. In a rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers, he batted .375 with two doubles, one home run and 5 RBIs across six games....
(NEW YORK) -- San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has openly endorsed intentionally fouling players that are poor free throw shooters, otherwise known as hack-a-Shaq. And now he's sounding off about the NBA looking to implement rules to put an end to the strategy.
“There will be a lot of discussion about the fouling,...
(NEW YORK) -- Another promising pitcher has to undergo Tommy John Surgery as Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino will miss the rest of the season.
"It was devastating news, but I want to be a part of this team this year," Ottavino told the Denver Post.
Ottavino was promoted to closer in mid-April an flourished in the role....
(NEW YORK) -- Just as he was nearing his return to the Majors, Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon suffered a strained oblique and will have to delay his rehab.
"We're gonna have to slow his progress down a little bit," Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters. "He's felt it for the last couple days, so we're going to have...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins went undrafted this year thanks to personal drama -- his pregnant ex-girlfriend was found murdered. But now that he has finished speaking with Baton Rouge Police officials, he is one of the hottest free agents on the market.
Collins, who was considered a consensus first-round pick, was not considered...
(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Texans have signed edge rusher Whitney Mercilus Monday to a four-year extension worth $26 million.
The Texans declined Mercilus' fifth-year option, instead opting to keep him around for another four seasons. Had the team picked up his option, he would have been scheduled to earn $7.751 million in 2016.
Last season, Mercilus was expected to take on...
(NEW YORK) -- After his loss to Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao will undergo surgery to repair a "significant tear" in his rotator cuff, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael.
According to Pacquiao, the tear in the rotator cuff occurred while he was training for the fight against Mayweather.
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in last Saturday's bout.
It was noted...
(ALBUQUERQUE) -- While former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones' freedom remains in doubt, his fighting career is equally as cloudy.
Jones turned himself into New Mexico police after slamming into a woman’s car and fleeing the scene. Jones was charged with felony hit-and-run after the woman was found to have suffered a broken arm.
(NEW YORK) -- NBA – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 1: Chicago Bulls 99 – Cleveland Cavaliers 92 (Bulls lead series, 1-0)
NHL – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 3: Washington Capitals 1 – New York Rangers 0 (Capitals lead series, 2-1)
MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 3 (13-14) – New York Yankees 1 (16-10)
Washington Nationals 6...
Dr Bob Peter's Forecast
Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/06/2015@0500C
ISSUED: 05/05/2015 1539C
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for mainly evening showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s, southeast winds 10-15 mph;
WEDNESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high near 80, southeast winds 10-15 mph;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s, south winds 5-10 mph;
THURSDAY: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s, south winds 10-15 mph and gusty;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s, , south winds 10-15 mph;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s, south winds 10-15 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SATURDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s.
SUNDAY NIGHT: cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s;
MONDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s.
MONDAY NIGHT: decreasing cloudiness with a 20 percent chance for evening showers and thunderstorms, low upper 50s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 70s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 5, 2015
(The report is for the twemty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fourteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 25.13
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 5, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 23.24
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 05/05/2015 1508C
We’re still looking at several more days of unsettled weather.
This afternoon, showers have developed along the moisture plume which supported a few
this morning. Meanwhile, activity is also developing about 300 miles west of us beneath the
upper air moisture plume and in association with a disturbance rotating around the Southwestern
states upper air storm. In the immediate area, showers and thunderstorms should see about 30
percent areal coverage, and should probably end after nightfall.
Scattered activity is likely tomorrow, with a decrease Thursday ahead of another increase
this weekend when a second upper air low crosses. There will be an attendant cold front with
that feature, and severe weather is possible then.
The cold front should clear the area on Monday, bringing the activity to an end and taking
temperatures back to normal values after running a few degrees above normal through the
At mid-afternoon, temperatures are near 80, with sunny skies and south winds in the 10-
15 mph range except higher near thunderstorms. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/05/2015 1524C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Wednesday MOSTLY CLOUDY 66/80 40%/30/%
Thursday MOSTLY CLOUDY 67/82 20%/30%
Friday MOSTLY CLOUDY 68/82 30%/30%
(CHELSEA, Mass.) -- Two children have been hospitalized with "significant injuries" in Boston after a giant tree fell on them as they played in a neighborhood public park.
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(ROME) -- Migrants keep pouring in to ports in southern Italy, with mild weather and calm seas leading to spikes in smugglers' boats from North Africa.
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(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to ever visit Somalia on Tuesday.
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"Visited #Somalia earlier today – honored to be first U.S. #SecState to do so. Met with government & civil society leaders there," he tweeted...
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(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. officials confirmed that President Obama will nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford, the commandant of the Marine Corps, to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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(DETROIT) -- As he stepped onto a stage in the Motor City to formally launch his presidential candidacy on Monday, conservative firebrand Ben Carson was greeted by a sea of white and blue T-shirts that read, “Win, Ben, Win.”
“I'm Ben Carson, and I'm a candidate for president of the United States,” he declared at...
(WASHINGTON) -- A State Department spokesman said on Monday that the department doesn't see any evidence that Hillary Clinton took actions as secretary of state that were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation.
“We are not aware of any evidence that actions taken by Secretary Clinton were influenced by donation to the Clinton Foundation or speech on...
(WASHINGTON) -- Just hours after former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced on Monday that she is running for president, another political outsider joined the race for the White House.
"I'm Ben Carson and I'm a candidate for president of the United States," Dr. Ben Carson told supporters in his hometown Detroit.
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(NEW YORK) -- The reason whales make taking a big gulp look so easy is because the mammals have stretchy nerves in their jaws that allow their tongues and mouths to nearly double in size.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia discovered the unique nerve structure and published their findings in an article in the journal Current Biology...
(NEW YORK) -- Patrick Roark has a lot to be thankful for. His heart stopped while he was driving on Iowa's most crowded highway and he survived, thanks to his teenage son, a state trooper and a passing nurse.
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(CRANE, Texas) -- A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer sexual education.
Several students in one Crane, Texas, school district contracted chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, according to a letter obtained by ABC News that went home to parents Monday....
(NEW YORK) -- An NFL player turned Prince Charming this weekend when he took a student battling cancer to her senior prom.
Jacksonville Jaguars player Sen’Derrick Marks accompanied Khameyea Jennings, an 18-year-old who has been battling cancer for two years, according to Dreams Come True, a local non-profit group that helped set up the dream date.
"I think I...
(NEW YORK) — While on deployment in the 1990s, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick ran into a problem: How do you maintain a world-class level of physical fitness without anywhere to train?
“You’ve got no gear, so you’re relegated to the same body-weight, basic calisthenics that the Romans were doing,” said Hetrick.
The solution began with a...
(NEW YORK) — Good for you, San Jose, California. Shame on you, San Jose, California.
In one of the most bizarre findings of any Mother's Day survey ever taken, San Jose ranks at the top of "mom-friendly" cities in the U.S, according to Teleflora and Sperling's Best Places. This means it offers the best quality of life for mothers...
(NEW YORK) — Summer means school's out and it's time to go on a vacation. Therefore, there's more opportunities to spend with family members.
With that in mind, FamilyFun magazine issued a small survey about what makes families happy and just how satisfied they are with their lives.
Among other things, the "Happy Family Playbook" reveals that vacations are...
(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Emergency room doctors may provide a valuable service they've never thought of -- getting people to stop smoking.
A Yale School of Medicine study says that smokers were two-and-a-half times more likely to stop their habit after an emergency room intervention than tobacco users who never benefited from an ER intercession.
In an experiment involving...
(NEW YORK) -- New research reinforces the idea that the tendency to sleepwalk may be inherited.
Researchers looked at 1,940 children in Canada over 12 years to examine the relationship of “night terrors” and sleepwalking, as well as the genetic predisposition to those syndromes, in a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
They found that sleep terrors,...
(NEW YORK) -- In 2012, more than 48,000 cases of whooping cough were reported in the U.S. – the greatest single-year total since 1955 – and researchers want to know why.
Now, new research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics indicates it may be that the “new” vaccine wears off after a few years, leaving kids once again...
(LYON, France) -- A global alert was issued on Monday by INTERPOL for an illicit and potentially lethal drug used as a dieting and body-building aid.
The warning about 2.4-dinitrophenol, which is also used as a raw material for explosives, was issued after one woman died in the U.K. and a French man was left seriously ill after taking...
(NEW YORK) -- There has been conflicting evidence regarding the effects of weight on longevity in people with type 2 diabetes, but a new study may tip the scales.
Researchers in the U.K. looked at 10,568 people with type 2 diabetes and followed them for over 10 years, according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine...
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- A University of South Carolina student is facing felony charges and possible jail time after allegedly being caught on camera spitting and pouring chemicals into her two roommates’ food in early February, police said.
Police say Hayley King, 22, can be seen in the video taken by her roommates Feb. 4 spitting into multiple...
(NEW YORK) -- Looking back and wondering if your life could have been somehow better if you'd only had the guts to do something or say something differently is an uncomfortable feeling. Whether it's your job, your marriage or a friendship, people are often paralyzed by fear.
So instead of taking an uncomfortable action, we take no action,...
(NEW YORK) -- After a bad day at the office, you might say something like, "Well, tomorrow's a new day." Well, while that optimism might be appreciated, it turns out it won't actually affect your job performance, a new study finds.
"I kept hearing about how optimistic mindset was so great," said researcher Elizabeth Tenny at...
(NEW YORK) -- Miley Cyrus' latest venture isn't a new movie or an album. On Monday, she launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, which aims to bring awareness to youth homelessness and other vulnerable communities, such as the LGBT community.
"I'm the one that can fix it," Miley said of the problems plaguing homeless and LGBT youth on Tuesday's Good...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Gosling is finally having that bowl of cereal.
A few years ago, Scottish filmmaker Ryan McHenry started creating Vine videos showing him holding a spoon of cereal in front of a TV screen featuring Gosling acting in some of his biggest roles. As Gosling recoiled or moved his hand on the screen, McHenry adjusted...
(NEW YORK) -- WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
Avengers: Age of Ultron ends with one of the team members falling at the metal hands of Ultron.
The movie opened Friday and, thus far, many have been caught off guard by the sudden death of Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, in one of the final scenes.
Now, Marvel producer Kevin Feige...
(NEW YORK) -- Ellen Albertini Dow died Monday at the age of 101, ABC News has confirmed through her rep Juliet Green.
Dow was best known for her work as the foul-mouth grandma in Wedding Crashers and performed "Rapper's Delight" in The Wedding Singer.
Dow was born in 1913 in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and had small roles...
(LOS ANGELES) — Actress Rumer Willis had a perfect night on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday. The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore received perfect scores from the judges for two performances.
The first performance required the six remaining celebrities and their pro partners to perform a dance style voted on by the viewers.
Each pair also...
(NEW YORK) — President Obama was in New York City Monday, but the real excitement in town was for the huge number of A-list stars who attended the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
The list of Hollywood stars at the Met event included George Clooney and his...
(NEW YORK) — One of the reveals in the new Vanity Fair cover story about Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is the character that is glimpsed in the teaser wearing head-to-toe chromed-out Stormtrooper armor.
The magazine also revealed her character is Captain Phasma, an officer of the First...
(LOS ANGELES) — Django Unchained actress Daniéle Watts and her boyfriend, who accused a Los Angeles police officer of mistreating the actress because she was black, pleaded no contest Monday to disturbing the peace.
Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office, tells the Los Angeles Times, that in exchange for their plea, Watts, 29, and her...
(NEW YORK) — Here's some news that will have fans of The Simpsons yelling, "Woohoo!"
Fox announced Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons.
The network released a "statement" from Homer Simpson that reads, “I've outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction.”
(PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.) — Seth Gilliam, an actor who appears on The Walking Dead, was arrested Sunday for DUI and other charges in Georgia.
Gilliam, known to fans of the AMC hit as the unstable Father Gabriel Stokes, was pulled over in Peachtree City, Georgia, after police say he was caught driving 107 miles per hour in...
(LOS ANGELES) — Bruce Jenner's sit-down with ABC's Diane Sawyer apparently wasn't the last word regarding his gender transition.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, Keeping Up with the Kardashians Executive Producer Ryan Seacrest teased the E! show's upcoming two-part special "About Bruce," in which Jenner was filmed coming forward to his famous family about his...
(LONDON) -- J.K. Rowling wants to make amends for one Harry Potter character's death -- Fred Weasley.
Over the weekend, she tweeted, "Today I would just like to say: I'm really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*"
She added, "I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary. Fred...
(NEW YORK) -- Could this be the start of Carly Rae Jepsen’s television acting career?
The singer will guest star as herself on an episode of Castle.
In the episode titled “Dead From New York,” Rick Castle and Kate Beckett are called in to investigate the murder of the creator of a long-running sketch comedy show called...
(NEW YORK) -- Get ready for the scariest-looking bunch of superheroes ever.
Director David Ayer has posted a first look at the cast of the much-anticipated film Suicide Squad, dressed in character.
"Task Force X assembled and ready," Ayer wrote on Twitter Sunday.
(LOS ANGELES) -- When Bruce Jenner told ABC News' Diane Sawyer last month that he’s transgender, he said that his family had been supportive.
However, it was tough for his ex-wife, Kris Jenner, to digest the information at first.
In a trailer for a special two-part episode of E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians to air later...
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For those who voted in a Democratic monopoly in Baltimore it’s worth asking: If you’ve done something for 50 years and it hasn’t worked, shouldn’t you at least consider trying something else?
You get an infection, you see your doctor who writes a prescription which you take and then you get well. But what if the prescription doesn’t work? What if the bug you’re fighting is a “superbug” that is resistant to the antibiotics your doctor prescribes? In the latest post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast infectious disease expert Dr. Jenna Benwill answers questions about drug-resistant bacterial infections. Visit the Health Connection website!
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