East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm
EAST TEXAS — East Texans are celebrating Independence Day with a variety of events. A number of communities are set to go with traditional fireworks displays and other activities. Go to http://www.ktbb.com/calendarofevents/ for a sampling of what’s on tap around the area. Meantime, Tyler police are putting out a traffic advisory detailing the 4th of July fireworks show at Lindsey Park. Officials also remind residents within city limits that discharging a firearm is illegal and so are all unauthorized fireworks. Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm
TYLER — The Tyler Police Department is seeking a missing person. 23-year-old Dvontae Tramond Oliverires was last seen at 1:30 Friday afternoon on foot in the 2100 block of West Erwin in Tyler. He is African-American, 5’ 11”, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing only a pair of black shorts with white stripes and socks. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm
LONGVIEW — A fund has been set up to honor an East Texas student-athlete who died this week. KETK reports you can donate to the Josh Warren memorial fund at any Austin bank location. The 16-year-old Pine Tree football player died Wednesday after becoming ill the previous day following a workout session. Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm
CHEROKEE COUNTY — Six members of the controversial Church of Wells are under orders to stay at least two hundred feet away from a Houston mega church. The six heckled Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen during Sunday’s services and were arrested and charged with trespassing. Wells resident Patricia Brotherton says they’ve been harassing town residents for years, screaming at people that they’re evil. She wants them to stop it. Brotherton says last year church members yelled at her granddaughter during the town’s homecoming parade and told the four year old she was doomed.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm
LUFKIN — A dump truck has hit and killed a man in a motorized wheelchair in Lufkin. Killed Thursday morning was James Rudolph Roy, Jr, 70, of Lufkin. The truck’s driver, Ronnie Eugene Grogan, 64, of Lufkin, was ticketed for failure to yield from a private drive. The accident on Atkinson Drive, remains under investigation.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm
TYLER — The Clerk of the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler, Cathy Lusk, has announced her retirement. After 20 years in the post, Lusk is stepping down August 31st. She said the decision was not made lightly. Lusk is a member of both the Appellate Court Clerks of the State of Texas and the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. She has served on numerous committees in both organizations. Lusk joins her husband, Mike, a former major in the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, in retirement. Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm
MARSHALL — Officials with Marshall-based Rio Ammunition have announced the opening of the company’s new manufacturing facility in Marshall and call it a boon to the local economy. In a news release, officials say the plant has added over 40 new jobs to the community and has the ability to double that in coming years. Rio is a subsidiary of the Spain-based MAXAM firm, and Spanish officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting at the new East Texas facility. According to the news release, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, and Gov. Greg Abbott believe the opening “also signals that the state is open for business to future international investment as well.”
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm
AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms expiring on May 31, 2016. Governor Abbott also appointed a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Among those named: Stephen F. Austin University-Nacogdoches student Ryan Brown-Moreno of Plano, who’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in general business.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas Supreme Court has set a September 1 date to hear the massive school finance case that has entangled the Legislature and hundreds of school districts for several years. A spokesman for the court announced the date Friday. A state district judge last year ruled that the way the state pays for public schools is unconstitutional. Judge John Dietz said the current state funding model unfairly distributes tax revenues among districts. The Texas attorney general’s office appealed Dietz’s decision, and the Supreme Court agreed to take the case earlier this year.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm
ORANGE (AP) – A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred. Orange County sheriff’s deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby about two hours later. Police said the man was swimming with a woman, but Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KFDM-TV in Beaumont that she only jumped from a dock after the man screamed for help. Price says a sign warns people not to swim in the area and that the man was bitten soon after he jumped in. The woman was not hurt.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to “break the law” over gay marriage. Glen Maxey, a former state legislator, wrote to the State Bar of Texas accusing Paxton of violating rules of professional conduct set out for lawyers. Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country, Paxton issued a non-binding legal opinion saying county clerks could follow their conscience and refuse licenses to same-sex couples. Most county clerks in Texas eventually did issue licenses, though some waited a day or more after the ruling. Maxey accuses Paxton of “misleading county and state officials based on a false premise.” A Paxton spokeswoman says the opinion was consistent with religious freedoms established by law.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm
WICHITA FALLS (AP) – Police have arrested a Wichita Falls couple on charges they tried to hire someone to kill their daughter’s boyfriend in a dispute over money. 58-year-old Jeffery Peyton was being held without bond Friday at the Wichita County jail while his wife, 39-year-old Christina Peyton, was being held on a $1 million bond. Both are charged with criminal solicitation to commit capital murder. The Peytons were taken into custody Thursday by a Wichita Falls police tactical team. Police said in a statement that the couple paid an undercover officer $500 to kill the boyfriend, who was unharmed. No other information was available Friday and the case remains under investigation. Online jail records did not indicate an attorney for the couple who could respond to the allegations.
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. government began handing out land to railroads to encourage development more than 150 years ago, but questions remain about how much control those companies have over the land. Union Pacific faces several lawsuits related to whether it had the authority to allow an oil pipeline to be built along its tracks in six states, including Texas — and who is entitled to the royalties that are worth more than $14 million a year. University of Florida law professor Danaya Wright says sorting out whether Union Pacific controls the land might require a detailed review to determine whether the railroad bought the land or received it as part of a federal grant. Union Pacific plans to defend itself against the lawsuits. The states are Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.
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(DALLAS) -- DeAndre Jordan is leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to join the Dallas Mavericks, according to a report by ESPN.
Jordan and the Mavericks agreed to a four-year maximum contract worth more than $80 million that includes a player option after the third season to allow the center to return to free agency in July 2018, ESPN reports...
(NEW YORK) -- Becky Hammon will coach San Antonio's summer league team in Las Vegas, the Spurs announced Friday.
She will be the first female head coach in summer league history. Natalie Nakase served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014.
Hammon became the first female full-time assistant...
(LONDON) -- Serena Williams was forced to three sets against Heather Watson in the third round of Wimbledon Friday, but managed to come out on top to continue her quest towards winning a Grand Slam.
Williams, the top-seeded player, beat Britain's Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
She will now play her sister, Venus Williams, in the fourth round....
(NEW YORK) -- An Indonesian teenager, who bravely survived a deadly tsunami as a young boy, is now fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.
When Martunis was just 7 years old, a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia on Boxing Day 2004, killing his mother and two siblings, according to ESPN.
Martunis was stranded on a...
(NEW YORK) -- After much debate, New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez will get the ball from his 3,000th hit on Friday.
Zack Hample, the fan who caught the milestone hit on June 19, will give Rodriguez the ball during a news conference at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 p.m.
In exchange, the Yankees will make...
(SYDNEY) -- Australia's sporting community is in mourning following the death of Phil Walsh, the head coach of Australian rules football team the Adelaide Crows.
Walsh's 26-year-old son Cy has been charged with his murder after police were called to the family home Friday and found Phil Walsh with multiple stab wounds.
Despite being treated by...
(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- It will be payback time for the U.S. women's soccer team on Sunday when it takes on Japan in the World Cup final -- a rematch of the 2011 championship game they lost.
The teams will face off in Vancouver's BC Place Stadium, where the Americans are hoping to win a third World...
(SAN DIEGO) -- The NFL offseason will be a bit longer for Antonio Gates.
The tight end with the San Diego Chargers is being hit with a four game suspension for performance enhancing drugs.
In a statement released by the team, Gates said he did not knowingly take a banned substance, but...
(LONDON) -- A low qualifier knocked off the might Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.
Nadal lost to Dustin Bround, ranked 102nd in the world in four sets.
Nadal, a 30-year-old journeyman, had to qualify just to get into the tournament.
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(LOS ANGELES) -- Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs will not face felony charges after he allegedly assaulted and threatened a coach with a kettlebell weight at UCLA, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
"We've referred the case to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration," the D.A.'s office told ABC News...
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Dr. Bob’s Weather Forecast and Report
Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 4:29 pm
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 07/04/2015@1030C
ISSUED: 07/03/2015 1629C
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 70s, southwest winds 5-10 mph;
INDEPENDENCE DAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 90, southwest winds about 5 mph;
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 70s, southwest winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s, south winds about 10 mph;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds about 10 mph;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, south winds 10-15 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: mostly cloudy, high lower 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 70s;
WEDNESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR JULY 11-17, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 3, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich
Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fifteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-one 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 39.94
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 3, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fifteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty-one 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 41.46
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/03/2015 1620C
Scattered thunderstorms have developed along and north of IH-20 this afternoon, and
these should move southeastward during the early evening. They are the result of a weak cold
front to our north and a crossing disturbance. Heavy rains have fallen this morning north of IH-
30, and there could be a few occurrences of that tonight and tomorrow farther south.
The final disturbance in the current series goes east of us on Sunday, and upper air high
pressure begins to ridge in. This will result in a very warm, humid, and dry week for next week.
At 4 p.m. today, skies are sunny at most stations, temperatures are near 90, and winds are
light southerly. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/03/2015 1627C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Saturday SHOWERS 75/90 40%/40%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 74/91 20%/20%
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 76/92 10%/05%
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The department was put...
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The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby canyon, according to ABC News...
(ATLANTA) -- A cellphone video that’s burning up the Internet Friday morning has led to the suspensions of three security guards seen repeatedly punching a shirtless 15-year-old boy outside the Stonecrest Mall south of Atlanta.
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(BOSTON) -- Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag.
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The 33-year-old father...
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The National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, estimates that about 400 Americans will die on the roads this weekend, with...
(NEW YORK) -- As beach season hits high gear this holiday weekend, some people in North Carolina are calling for beach closures amid a surge in shark attacks over the past month.
There have been 11 shark attacks off the shores of the Carolinas this year, most in just the last three weeks.
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The footage, released by the Broward Sheriff's Office, shows three customers and a baby present during the incident on Wednesday at a Metro PCS store.
The video starts on the exterior of...
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Anonymous donors have given $3 million to a scholarship fund for members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community after a massacre at the historic house of worship left nine dead.
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The Revolution: Interactive Guide
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(NEW YORK) -- The CEOs and founder of Whole Foods are apologizing for overcharging customers and offering free food to people in return.
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Berlin is looking into whether the U.S. was monitoring German journalists at places like the magazine Der Spiegel.
The White House's national security team didn't deny the reports, but said the U.S. only does surveillance when there is a national security or intelligence concern at stake.
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Well, President Obama suggested on Thursday that the GOP field has enough candidates to try it out.
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(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) -- Former Virginia senator and author Jim Webb will officially seek the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced on Thursday, acknowledging that he will face an uphill battle against Hillary Clinton.
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(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Perry was in Washington, D.C. Thursday, taking on the issue of race.
The former Texas governor told the National Press Club that the Democratic party has failed African Americans.
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(WASHINGTON) -- Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Thursday?
Read on below to find out their campaign schedules:
The Vermont senator will be in Iowa, where he'll hold town-halls at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge at 4 p.m. ET and Morningside College in Sioux City at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The New...Read more...
(FARGO, N.D.) -- A North Dakota man who wanted to keep his obituary short and simple chose to communicate the news of his death in just two words.
The 85-year-old Douglas Legler died on June 27. His daughter Janet Stoll told ABC affiliate WDAY-TV "he just wanted it short and sweet. He came up with it. He...
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"My dad is living with me," the 40-year-old Oscar winner revealed to HuffPost Live on Thursday. "I'm his sole caretaker right now."
Swank said she has even put work on hold in...
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"We asked 614 plastic surgeons from 20 different countries, and through a computer survey [of] what was their ideal shape of breasts were, and they were able to adjust the images," said Dr. Neil Tanna, a board-certified...
(NEW YORK) -- Jim Carrey has apologized to the family of a young child with autism after posting pictures of the boy without their permission during an extended Twitter rant about California's new vaccine legislation.
The Truman Show star tweeted his mea culpa Thursday night, apologizing to the family of Alex Echols of Eugene, Oregon.
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Allergies can be so frustrating -- and scary if they’re severe. But can they go away? Or worse, can they develop later in life?
Some say your immune system changes every seven years, and some don’t even know where most allergies come from.
I developed a life-threatening food allergy out...
(NEW YORK) -- The emergency medical services industry is trusted to save lives, but all of that can change when a worker dozes off behind the wheel.
A Good Morning America investigation discovered that EMS driver fatigue is an issue causing increasing concern in the EMS industry, with some calling for federal standards limiting shift lengths or addressing the...Read more...
(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- Officials are investigating the first measles death for the U.S. in a dozen years.
According to the Washington State Department of Health, a recent autopsy revealed a Clallam County woman died this spring because of an undetected measles infection.
A news release said she most likely was exposed during a visit to a local medical facility...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color.
People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
The study, published this week, examined genetic samples from 1,263 people...
(CARLSBAD, Calif.) -- A woman with amnesia and battling cancer who was found wandering in southern California has finally learned who she is after she and officials -- both at the local and international level -- spent months searching for her identity and family.
(NEW YORK) -- A new study is examining whether a single mass killing can be “contagious” -- and therefore lead to other violent incidents.
Researchers from Arizona State University examined data from mass shootings and looked for “clusters” of shootings that would indicate they didn’t occur at the same time by chance.
Sherry Tower, lead author of the study...
(CARROLTON, Ga.) -- A Georgia dentistry practice that’s under fire for using a restraint device on a child is defending its use of the so-called papoose board, saying every parent signs a consent form and is allowed to stay with the child during a procedure.
“[The] guideline is, if the child is moving a lot or crying or kicking,...
(NEW YORK) -- Singer Nick Jonas is taking on CrossFit after the company’s tweet about diabetes and an iconic sugary drink.
In a tweet on Monday, the extreme fitness company wrote: “Pour some out for your dead homies.” The comment was posted next to an image of a Coca-Cola bottle and the words “Open Diabetes” and with...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
I get questions from teenagers every day -- and not just in my own house from my own teenage children, but from my teenage patients.
I’ll get a text, a Tweet, a Facebook message -- even an Instagram message. But where do most teens get their health information?
(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Go ahead, have another drink — unless you've got blue eyes. Then you might want to switch to soda, according to a new study that claims people with lighter-colored eyes have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics.
As reported by Science Daily, researchers at the University of Vermont found Americans of European descent who had...
To some, the Fourth of July means the beach, beer and barbecues, but Daughtry will spend that day being reminded of the true meaning of the holiday -- they'll be performing for the troops at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. "It's just, like, the best crowd ever," says Chris Daughtry.
"That’s gonna be fun. We always love playing for...Read more...
Having written three best-selling cookbooks and hosting her hit show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, on the Food Network, it’s no surprise that Independence Day at Grammy-winning country singer Trisha Yearwood’s house sounds like it lives up to her culinary reputation. But the Peach State native says she tends to stick to family traditions, like her mother’s coleslaw. ...Read more...
One of Sesame Street's most beloved cast members is leaving the show.
During the American Library Association Annual Conference Monday, Sonia Manzano -- best known as "Maria" on Sesame Street -- announced she's stepping down.
"After 45 years on Sesame Street, @SoniaMManzano will no longer appear on the next season," the Library tweeted Monday.
Manzano, 65, has won...Read more...
After being dropped by NBC and Univision, Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant has found a home on the Reelz cable network.
“The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part...Read more...
Black-ish star Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, in a remake of the 1977 ABC miniseries being simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story, chronicling the life of Kunta Kinte, will be an original, contemporary production, combining material from Haley's novel...Read more...
Months after being named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman, Sandra Bullock is speaking out against what she calls the media's shaming attacks on women's looks and age.
"I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look or...Read more...
Ant-Man star Paul Rudd got a huge honor Wednesday: the 2,554th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Rudd seemed truly overwhelmed to get a star, saying, "This is incredible."
He was impressed that his Ant-Man co-star Michael Douglas showed up to say a few words. Douglas talked about not being impressed the first time he met Rudd...Read more...
Billy Joel made history with his latest show in his Madison Square Garden residency Wednesday night.
He performed his record 65th show at the famous New York City venue, surpassing Elton John for the most performances there by an artist.
Actor and fellow Long Island native Kevin James was there to raise a banner commemorating the achievement. "We...Read more...
While the set for his new CBS late-night program is being built, Stephen Colbert is apparently itching to get behind a chat show desk -- which, he explained, was why he recently hosted a Michigan public access show called Only in Monroe.
The footage was posted on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert YouTube...Read more...
Rapper Iggy Azalea insists that her supposed feud with pop singer Britney Spears is nothing more than a media creation.
Much has been made of Iggy's online comment regarding their duet "Pretty Girls," and how the two artists allegedly threw shade at one another. But on Tuesday Iggy said she is "really saddened" that the...Read more...
As America prepares to celebrate its independence July 4, country music superstar Tim McGraw continues to celebrate the veterans who've helped fight for the country.
So far, on the Shotgun Rider 2015 Tour he’s given away six mortgage-free homes to deserving soldiers, with 30 more members of the armed forces set to get new houses by...Read more...
A trailer for the latest film in the Rocky series, Creed, had debuted.
The movie stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's rival/pal played by Carl Weathers in previous Rocky films. The trailer features the return of Sylvester Stallone as the Italian Stallion himself, Rocky Balboa.
Creed, helmed by Jordan's...Read more...
When Ben Affleck thanked his now-estranged wife Jennifer Garner at the 2013 Oscars for working on their marriage for "10 Christmases," he apparently wasn't kidding. A source tells US Weekly magazine the couple nearly divorced three years ago, and was participating in regular couples therapy to try to salvage their marriage.
According to the source, the two were...Read more...
The General Lee will no longer race across your TV screens -- at least not on TV Land. The cable network has pulled re-runs of the show from its schedule, according to Entertainment Weekly.
TV Land hasn't revealed why the show was reportedly pulled, but the move comes amid the growing debate in the U.S....Read more...
Amber Heard is more than Johnny Depp's wife. The Magic Mike actress, who tied the knot with the famed actor in February, has been acting since the mid-2000s and has several movies out this year including The Danish Girl opposite Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.
But before meeting Depp and eventually falling in love, the actress, 29, dated...Read more...
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
If the shadow of the Confederacy is truly so pervasive and so dark as to be keeping black Americans from achieving economic success, let’s remove all vestiges of it.Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
It’s embarrassing, it’s inconvenient, it’s potentially a sign of other health problems. Urinary incontinence affects millions of people and it affects men and women for different reasons. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, urology expert Dr. Andrew Roberts answers questions about urinary incontinence in men and women. Visit the Health Connection website!
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324 - Battle of Adrianople Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats Co-Emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
683 - St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
987 - Hugh... Read more... | Visit HistoryOrb.com