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Kristen Bell Live Tweets First Time Using Uber Pool

Kristen Bell Live Tweets First Time Using Uber Pool

Gregg DeGuire/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Bell accidentally grabbed an Uber that was a carpool option on Thursday. That's when the Frozen actress decided to live tweet the experience."Didn't know @uber had a carpool option, but my driver just pulled over and said "gotta pick ...

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Woman Who Wears Size Zero Gets Liposuction for ‘Pudgy Stomach’

Woman Who Wears Size Zero Gets Liposuction for ‘Pudgy Stomach’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Megan O’Brien is thin, petite and works out regularly -- but the 38-year-old Los Angeles woman says she has always had one problem area: her belly."When I would get my nails done or go to pick up ...

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Hudson River Kayak Case: Angelika Graswald Pleads Not Guilty

Hudson River Kayak Case: Angelika Graswald Pleads Not Guilty

New York State Police(ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y.) -- Angelika Graswald pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she intentionally killed her fiance, Vincent Viafore, on a kayaking trip on New York’s Hudson River last month.Graswald, 35, did not speak during her ...

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Dennis Hastert Nixed Statue in His Honor

Dennis Hastert Nixed Statue in His Honor

United States Congress(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- The Illinois state legislature scrapped plans to construct a statue of Dennis Hastert earlier this month after the former U.S. House speaker asked that the project not move forward.The Democratic speaker of the Illinois House, ...

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US Drops Cuba from State Terrorism List

US Drops Cuba from State Terrorism List

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department announced on Friday that Cuba is not a state sponsor of terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies.It has been 45 days since President Obama announced plans to remove ...

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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Child Injured in Florida Bounce House

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Child Injured in Florida Bounce House

Brandon Burchett(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- A civil lawsuit filed against Fort Lauderdale, Florida claims that one of the three children injured in the Memorial Day beach bounce house incident suffered physical and mental trauma due to the city's negligence.Brian Greenwald, ...

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Pediatric Cancer Patients Get to Celebrate Very Special Prom

Pediatric Cancer Patients Get to Celebrate Very Special Prom

Memorial Sloan Kettering(NEW YORK) -- Around 100 pediatric cancer patients got to enjoy their own version of prom thrown at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York Thursday, complete with makeup artists and donated tuxes and gowns.In its ...

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“Cruel Intentions” Cast Reunites

Cruel Intentions Cast Reunites

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- It has been more than 15 years since Cruel Intentions debuted in 1999, but the story is back in a new musical. And the cast of the movie came out Thursday night to celebrate the cult classic’s taking ...

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Longview Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Transgender Tylerite

TYLER -- A Longview man has pleaded not guilty in the murder of a Tylerite. 21-year-old Carlton Champion Jr.'s pre-trial hearing is set for June 26 at 8:30 a.m. in Tyler, with jury selection slated for July 7. Judge Christi Kennedy has set Champion's bond at $1,000,000. According ...

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Another Smith County Dam Breaks

SMITH COUNTY -- Another dam has broken in Smith County following a downpour of rain over the past week. According to KETK, county officials say the dam of a private pond failed Thursday night and damaged County Road 4114. The road is still passable. The road is ...

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Four More Test Positive for TB in Gregg County

LONGVIEW -- Four more Gregg County residents have tested positive for active tuberculosis following an initial confirmation weeks ago, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State and Health Services said Thursday. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, Christine Mann said "four close contacts" of the person ...

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Rusk County Prepares for More Rain

HENDERSON -- Rusk County and the city of Henderson continue their recovery effort following severe storms that included an EF-2 tornado. KETK reports county and city leaders met Friday morning to discuss the current state of their efforts to repair damage across the area. The Office of ...

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Sentencing Rescheduled in Tiede Case

CARTHAGE -- The judge presiding over Bernie Tiede's new punishment trial has moved it to January at the request of the special prosecutor and the convicted murderer's lawyer. That's according to KETK and the Longview News-Journal. Officials in the office of Panola County District Clerk Debra Johnson ...

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Crews Clearing Roads, Right of Way after Storms

TYLER – Crews around the Tyler District are getting back to their normal routines while continuing cleanup efforts following the latest storms, according to a news release from TxDOT. Several roads are undergoing emergency repairs after being washed out by storms which also caused a rock slide on FM ...

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Former Gladewater Teacher Investigated

GLADEWATER -- A former Gladewater kindergarten teacher is under investigation. KETK reports, authorities are looking into allegations that she injured a young student. The teacher is identified as Amanda Hickman. The boy's mother claims her son had permission to be under the teacher's desk to wind down when he ...

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Rusk County Prepares for More Rain

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:58 am

HendersonDamageRafaelCenturión_1432658935696_763111_ver1.0HENDERSON — Rusk County and the city of Henderson continue their recovery effort following severe storms that included an EF-2 tornado. KETK reports county and city leaders met Friday morning to discuss the current state of their efforts to repair damage across the area. The Office of Emergency Management says according to National Weather Service forecasts, additional rainstorms are expected to move through the area today which could bring one to two additional inches of rain​. Officials say this could cause additional delays in cleanup efforts or cause partially damaged trees to fall. Residents are asked to be extremely careful and aware of potential problems to avoid injuries. Read more …

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Crews Clearing Roads, Right of Way after Storms

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:15 am

FM 2689 Rock Slide3TYLER – Crews around the Tyler District are getting back to their normal routines while continuing cleanup efforts following the latest storms, according to a news release from TxDOT. Several roads are undergoing emergency repairs after being washed out by storms which also caused a rock slide on FM 2869 in Wood County. According to TxDOT, Mineola Maintenance continues to monitor flooding on FM 1804, and FM 1254 at Lake Fork Creek Bridge in Wood County while cleaning debris from the rock slide on FM 2869 near Lake Hawkins. The rock slide occurred in the early morning Wednesday and required closing FM 2869 at the location for the day. Crews were back there Thursday to remove any remaining loose rock and dirt with the roadway closed to traffic through Thursday. Read more …

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Longview Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Transgender Tylerite

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

CarltonChampion_1432916573974_870522_ver1.0TYLER — A Longview man has pleaded not guilty in the murder of a Tylerite. 21-year-old Carlton Champion Jr.’s pre-trial hearing is set for June 26 at 8:30 a.m. in Tyler, with jury selection slated for July 7. Judge Christi Kennedy has set Champion’s bond at $1,000,000. According to KETK, Don Martin with the Tyler Police Department says on January 29, police served a warrant on for the murder of Tyrone Lee Underwood, a 24-year-old transgender woman. Police say Champion and Underwood were, at some point, romantically involved. Read more …

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Sentencing Rescheduled in Tiede Case

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

a7e359128a720bc256d34acbde15a354_1432912981818_870402_ver1.0CARTHAGE — The judge presiding over Bernie Tiede’s new punishment trial has moved it to January at the request of the special prosecutor and the convicted murderer’s lawyer. That’s according to KETK and the Longview News-Journal. Officials in the office of Panola County District Clerk Debra Johnson confirmed Thursday that visiting Judge Diane DeVasto also moved a hearing to settle pretrial issues to Dec. 1. That’s about six weeks before Tiede is scheduled to be resentenced for the 1996 fatal shooting of 81-year-old Carthage widow Marjorie Nugent. That trial is scheduled Jan. 11 in the 123rd District Court in Carthage. Read more …

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Four More Test Positive for TB in Gregg County

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:15 am

thumb_Kilgore_CollegeLONGVIEW — Four more Gregg County residents have tested positive for active tuberculosis following an initial confirmation weeks ago, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State and Health Services said Thursday. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, Christine Mann said “four close contacts” of the person who initially was diagnosed with active TB tested positive and are being treated. She also said about 60 residents are being screened. They are people who had possible contact with an infected person. Kilgore College officials and the state agency recommended tuberculosis testing for some students and Gregg County residents after a case of the disease was confirmed at the college in mid-May. The identity and other information about the student with tuberculosis were not released, college spokesman Chris Craddock said. Read more …

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Former Gladewater Teacher Investigated

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:34 am

Gladewater School sealGLADEWATER — A former Gladewater kindergarten teacher is under investigation. KETK reports, authorities are looking into allegations that she injured a young student. The teacher is identified as Amanda Hickman. The boy’s mother claims her son had permission to be under the teacher’s desk to wind down when he becomes agitated or antsy. During this time the boy grabbed some candy from the teacher’s drawer. The mother said the teacher grabbed the boy by his feet and dragged him out of the classroom. School Superintendent J.P. Richardson told KETK charges have been filed against the teacher. The case was immediately turned over to the Gladewater Police Department.

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Another Smith County Dam Breaks

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:53 am

11391551_10153265045421352_883033386608924978_n_1432915292222_870406_ver1.0SMITH COUNTY — Another dam has broken in Smith County following a downpour of rain over the past week. According to KETK, county officials say the dam of a private pond failed Thursday night and damaged County Road 4114. The road is still passable. The road is located west of FM 1804, north of Lindale. This is at least the third reported Smith County dam to give way to floods.

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Charges Dismissed Against Marshall School District Employee

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:33 am

Paul Warren Smith-throwing puppiesMARSHALL — Charges have been dropped against a Marshall School District employee who had been charged with animal cruelty. Following his arrest, Paul Warren Smith, 61, a maintenance/pesticide technician with the school district, was placed on administrative leave. Yesterday, the Harrison County grand jury decided there was no probable cause to proceed with prosecution. Smith was arrested after a video showed him dropping puppies over a fence. Read more …

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East Texas Man’s Death Penalty Appeal Moves Forward

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:31 am

Robert Roberson III(AP) – A federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says it will look at arguments on whether the rights of Robert Roberson III were violated when his trial judge in Palestine refused to allow testimony from a neurologist. Roberson was convicted of the death of his daughter, Nikki Curtis, at their Palestine home. His attorneys contend the physician would have said Roberson didn’t deliberately kill her, a key element in his defense. The appeals court said late Wednesday the Supreme Court has made clear defendants are entitled to a meaningful opportunity to a complete defense. The 5th Circuit has ordered briefings to address the issue.

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Authorities: Henderson Co. Man Caught with Stolen Car

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:30 am

Shawn Smith_1432836189055_866234_ver1.0ATHENS — A Payne Springs man was taken into custody on Wednesday for multiple charges, including driving a stolen vehicle out of Tennessee. KETK reports authorities arrested Shawn Dyvene Smith, 27, following a traffic stop for no brake lights. During this time, the Payne Springs Police Department learned the car’s license plate is registered as stolen out of Maryville, Tennessee. The suspect was also wanted on five local warrants. Smith was arrested and booked into the Henderson County Jail. He is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and five outstanding warrants. He was released Thursday on $9,166 bond.

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Cowan Center Unveils 2015-2016 Season

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:31 am

thumb_uttylerTYLER — It’s another varied slate of offerings as UT Tyler’s Cowan Center unveils its 2015-2016 season. The Broadway Series features “Annie” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The Beach Boys, Trace Adkins, and a Christmas season show by Mannheim Steamroller are among the musical performances. Also on the schedule: “The Price Is Right Live,” the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. The coming season’s Distinguished Lecturers are UT System Chancellor William McRaven and columnist George Will. Go to http://www.cowancenter.org for all the details.

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New Flooding Death Reported near Dallas

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

flooding2DALLAS (AP/Staff) – The Dallas area joins the list of Texas communities reporting flooding deaths, and the area is seeing other problems as well. Authorities say a man drowned after his truck was swept into a culvert near Dallas, raising the death toll from recent storms in Texas and Oklahoma to 25 people. Mesquite Fire Department Capt. Kelly Turner says first responders found the dead man early Friday morning in his overturned truck, which was surrounded by floodwaters. He says the truck had been underwater for some time before they found it, and that authorities believe he was alone in the vehicle. Turner says people stranded on two cars that were also swept off the road told responders about the truck. The driver’s name wasn’t released. The recent storms have caused widespread flooding in the southern Plains, killing at least 21 people in Texas and four in Oklahoma. Texas has 14 missing people. Read more …

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Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost, But Work Remains for Republicans

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:38 am

thumb_gregabbott-1AUSTIN (AP) — Republican Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a pre-K boost that was among his top campaign promises but has underwhelmed educators. Abbott on Thursday also expressed confidence that lawmakers would work out a last-minute standoff over new Texas gun rights before his first legislative session ends next week. Powerful law enforcement groups want the governor to veto legislation allowing people to openly carry handguns if police can’t ask gun owners for their license. Abbott hasn’t taken a stand on that provision. Other major conservative issues, including tax cuts and a sharp increase in border security spending, are already settled ahead of the Legislature adjourning Tuesday. Abbott made the pre-K bill his first flagship education initiative. It gives more money to schools that agree to implement higher standards.

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Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

Open CarryAUSTIN (AP) — Texas state lawmakers negotiated on Thursday a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, easing concerns of police and priming it for a vote that would send it to Governor Greg Abbott. House and Senate negotiators said they stripped out language that sought to bar police from demanding to see the license of someone carrying a gun if they had no other reason to stop them. That provision had passed both Republican-dominated chambers by large margins, but later prompted angry rebuttal from law enforcement around the state. Police called it a “game changer” that would endanger officers and the public. A final vote could come as early as today. The legislative session ends Monday.

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Legislature to Reimburse County for “American Sniper” Trial

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

Chris KyleAUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle (pictured) and his friend. The House on Thursday agreed to pay Erath County $500,000 for the high-profile trial of Eddie Ray Routh, convicted in February of capital murder for the 2013 double-slaying. The expenditure was one of several tweaks the Senate made to a $300 million state budget that covers immediate costs. The measure now heads to the governor. Also included now is $4.7 million for the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Economic Geology. Earlier this month, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Pecos marked the sharpest quake ever detected in North Texas. Appropriations Committee Chairman Representative John Otto said the funding “could not wait.”

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Exoneration Commission Bill Clears Texas Legislature

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

Texas house of representativesAUSTIN (AP) — A bill establishing an 11-member commission to examine wrongful convictions is heading to Governor Greg Abbott. The House voted Thursday to accept Senate tweaks to a measure sponsored by Democratic Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. Its Senate sponsor, Democrat Rodney Ellis, said he’d spent years attempting to pass similar proposals. Abbott can now sign it into law. The commission would be named for Timothy Cole, (pictured) who died in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape. He was cleared 10 years after he died, and in 2010 became the first Texan posthumously pardoned. The commission will examine exoneration cases since 2010, and make recommendations to avoid mistakes in the future. Texas exonerated 39 people in 2014, the most nationwide. Most were drug convictions dismissed after lab results were found to be faulty.

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Search for Missing Girl Off Galveston Island Resumes

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

GalvestonGALVESTON (AP) — The search for a 12-year-old Houston girl who disappeared while swimming off Galveston Island continues after being suspended for the night. Houston media outlets report Samira Carlon was at the beach with a school group of about 20 from KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls in Houston on Thursday afternoon. Galveston Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis said the students when in the water in groups of five while supervised by two chaperones. He said two students from one group on a sandbar were having problems and a chaperone helped them back to shore. According to Davis, when the chaperone turned around, Samira had disappeared. The Galveston Beach Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard continue the search today.

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Pilot Injured in Small-Plane Crash on Hill Country Highway

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

National Transportation Safety BoardHORSESHOE BAY (AP) — A man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the single-engine plane he was flying crash-landed and burned on a highway in the Central Texas Hill Country. The crash happened about 2:00 Thursday afternoon on Texas 71, between U.S. Highway 281 and Farm Road 2147 near Horseshoe Bay, about 40 miles northwest of Austin. Burnet County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery told The Picayune of Marble Falls that the pilot apparently was forced to land on the highway about a miles west of the Burnet-Llano county line. The pilot was able to escape the plane before it ignited and was walking around. The wreckage closed the highway until around nightfall Thursday.

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10 Injured in Ammonia Gas Leak at Panhandle Chemical Plant

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

Agrium Inc. plant-BorgerBORGER (AP) — Ten people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia gas leak at a chemical plant in the Texas Panhandle. The incident happened about 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Agrium Inc. plant in Borger, about 40 miles northeast of Amarillo. Borger police Lt. Brandon Strope says the 10 people, all employees, were taken to Panhandle hospitals by ambulance and helicopter. He also says plant officials say the gas release is contained and poses no danger to the surrounding community. Plant manager Gill Craig says of the 10 taken to nearby Golden Plains Community Hospital, two were transferred to Northwest Texas Healthcare System hospital in Amarillo in stable condition. It was unclear if the other eight workers were admitted to Golden Plains. A message left with its spokeswoman Thursday night wasn’t returned.

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Central Texas Judge Pleads Guilty to Gun Violation

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 11:38 am

Tim Wright-Williamson County JudgeAUSTIN (AP) — €” A Central Texas judge has pleaded guilty to federal weapons and other charges for selling firearms to a felon. A U.S. Attorney’s Office statement says Williamson County Court-at-Law Judge Tim Wright also pleaded guilty in Austin on Thursday to making false statements to a federal agent. Wright was accused of selling 60 firearms without a federal license. Dozens of those weapons were sold to two people who were smuggling them into Mexico. Wright could be sentenced to up to five years in federal prison. No sentencing date has been set. After entering his pleas Thursday, the 70-year-old judge said he would resign effective immediately and surrender his licenses to practice law, carry a concealed handgun and engage in the manufacturing of federal firearms.

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What It Was Like When Golden State Last Reached the NBA Finals

Focus on Sport/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Golden State Warriors' defeat of the Houston Rockets Wednesday catapulted the California team to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/28/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chi White Sox 3, Baltimore 2 (first game)
Baltimore 6, Chi White Sox 3 (second game)
Boston 5, Texas 1
L.A. Angels 12, Detroit 2  
Oakland 5, N.Y. Yankees 4
Cleveland 5, Seattle 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 5
San Francisco 7, Atlanta 0

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US Soccer Voting for Sepp Blatter’s Rival in Upcoming FIFA Election Amid Arrests

FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland on May 28, 2015. (Photo by Fatih Erel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Soccer Federation will vote for the rival of incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Friday's election amid more than a dozen arrests of high-ranking FIFA officials...

Chicago Bulls Dismiss Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/27/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
San Diego 5, L.A. Angels 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 12, Texas 3
Chi White Sox 5, Toronto 3, 10 Innings
N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2
Minnesota 6, Boston 4
Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 0
Detroit 3, Oakland 2
Baltimore 5, Houston 4

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Colorado 6, Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 5, Miami 2
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Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast

Posted/updated on: May 29, 2015 at 4:51 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/29/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 05/29/2015 0451C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 84
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 74
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 85
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 72
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH WEST OF A PARIS-CENTERVILLE LINE THROUGH 12:00 NOON CDT SATURDAY! FLASH FLOOD WATCH EAST OF THAT LINE THROUGH 7:00 P.M. CDT SATURDAY!
TODAY: showers and thunderstorms–with heavy rainfall possible this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy, high lower 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, (80 percent probability for measurable precipitation), severe weather risk–marginal;
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
TOMORROW: showers and thunderstorms likely, otherwise mostly cloudy, high near 80, south winds 5-10 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon, (60 percent probability for measurable precipitation), severe weather risk–marginal;
TOMORROW NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s, northeast winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
SUNDAY: becoming partly cloudy late in the day, a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 80, northeast winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 60s;
MONDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 60s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 80s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 60s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low near 70;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 80s.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 28, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MAXIMUM 89
MINIMUM 70
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 11.08
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 36.21

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 28, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MAXIMUM 90
MINIMUM 72
PRECIPITATION Tr.
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 11.48
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 34.16

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
05/28/2015 1913C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 72 88 0
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 68 87 0.03
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 71 85 0
Corsicana Campbell Field 72 89 tr.
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 69 91 0
Dallas Love Field 74 89 0.05
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 71 88 tr.
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 73 91 0.02
Fort Worth Meacham Field 73 89 1.21
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 72 88 0
Greenville–Majors Field 72 88 0
Hallsville CWOP 72 89 0
Hawkins CWOP 72 89 0
*Henderson Texas A&M Forest Service 70 88 0
Houston Hobby Airport 73 89 0
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 70 88 0
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 70 89 0
Longview City 73 90 0
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 72 90 tr.
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 71 92 0
Marshall Harrison County Airport 73 90 0
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 71 86 0
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Field 70 88 0
Palestine Municipal Airport 70 88 0
Paris Cox Field 70 84 0
Shreveport Regional Airport 71 90 0.29
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 72 88 0
Terrell Municipal Airport 71 88 tr.
Texarkana Webb Field 69 84 tr.
Tyler City Office 70 89 0
Tyler–Pounds Field 72 89 0
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
a.m. CDT.
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 05/29/2015 0430C
A nearly solid line of thunderstorms is east of the IH-35 corridor early this morning, and
is moving eastward. Should it hold together, it would likely be just after sunrise when it gets
here. The line has caused considerable flooding because of heavy rains in both the DFW and
Austin metropolitan areas. The line should have weakened a bit by the time it reaches us, but an
inch or so looks to be a good bet.
Light strataform rain may follow the line, as the trailing edge of the rain is about 100
miles behind the leading edge. The could keep light rain going into mid-day.
Then, a cold front should be easing into our part of the country tonight. That will bring
another line of thunderstorms, but these should be fast-movers. Given the time of day I think
they’ll be here, I don’t look for a big severe deal.
We will then get a break with activity winding down on Sunday, and only isolated
activity for the first part of next week.
Any influence of Andres on us is still too far out to determine with certainty.
One good note: today’s upper air low (causing the present squall line) is the last one we
see in our southwesterly flow parade.
At 4 a.m., skies are cloudy, temperatures are in the 70s, and winds are southerly at 10-15
mph. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/29/2015 0446C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Friday THUNDERSTORMS 83/69 80%/50%
Saturday THUNDERSTORMS 80/64 60%/40%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 81/63 20%/10%

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Frank Micelotta/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Mariah Carey did not have a pleasant experience during her brief stint as a judge on American Idol. During an interview with an Australian radio show earlier today, she made her feelings abundantly clear, calling the competition series “boring” and “fake.”

When asked by hosts Kyle and Jackie O if she would consider appearing on ...

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Ben Affleck’s Batman Fighting Jared Leto’s Joker in “Suicide Squad”?

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Ben Affleck's Batman faced off against Jared Leto's Joker on the set of Suicide Squad, though it's not clear if the actors themselves were part of the action.

In pictures on Twitter and from the set, Batman is clearly on top of the Joker's car, trying to take down the villain and his accomplice Harley...

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David Oyelowo Unravels in HBO’s “Nightingale”

Dorothy Hong(NEW YORK) -- David Oyelowo stars on the small screen as Peter Snowden, a war veteran struggling to adjust when he comes back home, in HBO's Nightingale.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor in the single-scene film portrays a man clearly unraveling after he's committed a horrible crime against his mother. Oyelowo tells ABC Radio what else is wrong...

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Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Decision to Let Joan Go

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) -- After being in the hospital unresponsive for a week, Joan Rivers died on September 4 of last year. The comedic icon had been on life support, and now her daughter Melissa, 47, is opening up about the decision to take her off.

“She had a living will and an advance directive that was very specific. My mother’s...

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Lindsay Lohan Off Probation After Finishing Community Service

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan's probation stemming from a 2012 Santa Monica, California, traffic crash has now been terminated after her attorney provided proof she completed her community service.

The actress was not on hand for a progress report hearing Thursday, but she posted an Instagram picture of a TMZ story celebrating her finishing 125 hours of service for the 2012...

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is on the Market for $100 Million

Jason Kirk/Getty ImagesMichael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is on the market, and it can be yours for $100 million.

The property, located in Los Olivos, California, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” Suzanne Perkins, one of the realtors, tells the Wall Street Journal.

The amusement park rides are gone, according to the agents,...

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Movie Review: “San Andreas” (Rated PG-13)

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson an impressive action star? Yes and no. Lately, he’s had moments when it seems he’s on the verge of becoming an above-average actor. Then he backslides.

I found Johnson backsliding a bit in San Andreas, though I by no means think he’s bad. He’s charming and has excellent comedic...

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Bradley Cooper Among Stars to Present at Tony Awards

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- The Tony Awards have gathered Hollywood's best to present at this year's ceremony.

The film stars who will grace the stage later this month include Bradley Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris,Rose Byrne, Joe Manganiello and Taye Diggs. Small screen actors also will be present, such as Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale, Jim Parsons and Larry David, whose play, Fish in the Dark, is on Broadway...

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How Did Jake Gyllenhaal Physically Prepare for “Southpaw”?

Anthony Behar/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jake Gyllenhaal trained extremely hard to play boxer Billy "The Great" Hope in Southpaw. Not only did he hit the gym twice a day, but he immersed himself in the boxing world for the movie that is already getting Oscar buzz.

"I knew very little about the science, the techniques of boxing before we started," the Oscar-nominated actor told...

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Why “Game of Thrones” Star Emilia Clarke Won’t Google Herself Again

HBO(NEW YORK) -- It's safe to say that if you write something on the Internet about Emilia Clarke she won't read it. That's because the Game of Thrones actress refuses to search stories about herself on the web after the hit HBO series premiered in 2011 and she stripped down.

"I remember when everything first kicked off, I Googled myself. You...

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Here we go again with minimum wage. In places like Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where liberals have absolute control over every aspect of government, laws are being passed that raise the local minimum wage to near twice or more the federal minimum wage, which stands now at $7.25 per hour. The economic […]

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