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WISDEF announces Innovators of the Year

WHITEHOUSE -- The Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation (WISDEF) has announced its Innovators of the Year. As part of the $100,000 awarded by WISDEF this school year, these recipients will each receive additional money to use in the classrooms to further enhance the educational experience for Whitehouse students, according to a news release. Wendy Turner, a Media Technology Specialist at Stanton Smith Elementary School, received a grant for “zSpace in Our Makerspace.” Mrs. Turner has transformed a portion of Stanton Smith’s ...

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Braum’s Opening New Tyler Store

TYLER -- A popular restaurant chain will soon add to its longtime presence in Tyler with a location on the bustling Old Jacksonville Highway. According to a news release, the Braum's store will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, January 28, at 6:00 a.m. The new store will host a grand opening celebration February 10-16. The location features what's termed "a very sleek and modern design with nearly 6,000 square feet, double drive-through windows and seating for ...

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Nine East Texans Arrested in Meth Case

TYLER -- Nine people have been arrested under a 42-count federal indictment on allegations of trafficking methamphetamine in Smith, Cherokee, and Rusk counties. They're named as Alexa Leigh Brown, 50, of Tyler; Stanley Wayne Hunter, 43, of Troup; David Raymond Lusk, 41, of Jacksonville; Johnathan Rudy Duke, 30, of Reklaw; Anthony Russell Hamilton, 42, of Tyler; Donald Ray Carr, 55, of Tyler; Justin Ray Carr, 32, of Tyler; Joseph Paul Melancon, 46, of Henderson; and Tonya Hudson Hammonds, 46, ...

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Longview Police Release Victim's ID, Vehicle Description in Fatal Hit and Run

LONGVIEW — Longview police have released the victim's identity and a vehicle description as they continue to investigate a fatal hit and run. John Garnett Page, 65, was killed after being struck by a vehicle just after 6:30 p.m. January 17 on N. 4th Street. According to our news partner KETK, officers said Page was attempting to cross the street in a wheelchair. The driver fled the scene. Page died after being taken to a local hospital. ...

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Fire Department Mourns Loss of Captain Stuart Weatherford

TYLER -- Tyler firefighters are mourning the loss of Fire Captain Stuart Weatherford, who died Friday morning at 57 after a long battle with cancer. According to a news release, Weatherford was hired by the Tyler Fire Department in July 1998. Well known for his physical fitness, Weatherford was the recipient of the department’s Gold Fitness Award for many years, and was a member of the department’s “Most Physically Fit Crew” in 2002. He also received the Outstanding Firefighter Award ...

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World

Why is Vladimir Putin racing to amend Russia’s constitution?
Cultural traditions, food and festivities mark Lunar New Year
North Korea names new foreign minister in likely shift further away from US talks
Scientists recreate the vocal sound of a 3,000-year-old mummified Egyptian priest
The youngest member of Mensa IQ society is 3 years old — and his mom says even she’s impressed
Six dead, two injured after family shooting in Germany, police say
Controversial facial recognition technology being rolled out by London police
Libyan man sentenced to 19 years in Benghazi attacks
US warns against travel to Chinese province as coronavirus death toll rises
US denies extradition request for woman who allegedly hit, killed British teen
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Business

Uber bringing fleet of self-driving cars to Washington, DC
Tesla overtakes Volkswagen for No. 2 spot among world’s most valuable carmakers
Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos
Gas-guzzling Hummer could make its comeback as an all-electric truck
Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment
Tinder is adding a panic button to its app for dating emergencies and cracks down on catfishing
Cashless stores and restaurants banned in New York City
Sin City changes famous ‘What happens here, stays here’ slogan
Zero-based budget helped woman pay off $215k worth of debt in four years
Boeing’s new CEO: ‘We were our own worst enemy’
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Political

Councilwoman reconciles with anonymous caller who left threatening voicemail
Trump amplifies attacks on White House official over impeachment testimony
‘Take her out’: recording appears to capture Trump saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired
Elizabeth Warren campaign lays out strategy for primaries and beyond
The evidence revealed since Trump’s impeachment but still in question at Senate trial
Democrats use videos to help make their case in Senate impeachment trial
Trump campaign launches new anti-impeachment TV ad amid Senate trial
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Pete Buttigieg remains optimistic as Iowans gear up to caucus in 10 days
Day 2 of Democrats laying out their impeachment case: 3 things to know
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Health

Does wearing a mask while traveling ward off illness? Here’s what experts say
Second coronavirus case confirmed in US
These insurance companies pledged $55M to lower generic drug prices amidst national crisis
College student quarantined in Texas with suspected coronavirus case
Insys founder John Kapoor sentenced for role in fraud, bribery scheme that contributed to opioid crisis
Mom of 4 who died after giving birth donates 12 of her organs: ‘We’re all proud of her’
Photo of negative pregnancy test after ‘1,200 days of trying’ hits home for thousands
Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause: Study
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Entertainment

Terry Crews insists ‘America’s Got Talent’ is “the most diverse place” he’s ever worked
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‘Joker’ director Todd Phillips says “intense” Joaquin Phoenix was “kind of light” on set
Move over, Kristin Bell: Brad Pitt might take your man to the Oscars
Experts say China’s coronavirus could make Hollywood’s bottom line sick
Necessary Ruff-ness: Animal Planet releases lineup for ‘Puppy Bowl XVI’
Ewan McGregor says Disney+’s pausing ‘Kenobi’ series “isn’t as dramatic as it sounds”
Fetch is back. Tiny Fey announces movie plans for ‘Mean Girls’ the musical
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Sports

Usain Bolt reveals girlfriend Kasi Bennett is pregnant
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Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty accused of punching boy during photo shoot
Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown
Scoreboard roundup — 1/22/20
Kansas vs. Kansas State basketball game ends with bench-clearing brawl
Derek Jeter, Larry Walker inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
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