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TxDOT's Weekly Roadwork Update

TYLER -- TxDOT has issued its rundown of construction and maintenance work scheduled throughout the Tyler District during the week of Feb. 18. In Henderson County, repairs continue on the SH 274 Bridge at the Cedar Creek Lake Reservoir Spillway. Work got underway the week of February 4 on the bridge, located between Trinidad and Tool. Barring any unforeseen issues, the project is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Motorists must use alternate routes along ...

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Miranda Lambert Reveals Secret Marriage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/Staff) - Lindale's own Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the star country singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband, Brendan Mcloughlin. She wrote that in honor of Valentine's Day, she wanted to share that she "met the love of my life. And we got hitched!" It's unclear when the marriage ...

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Body Found Inside Missing Woman's Vehicle in Cedar Creek Lake

LOG CABIN - Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse says deputies recovered a vehicle with a woman's body inside Friday afternoon at the Cedar Creek Reservoir in Log Cabin. But it still hasn't been confirmed that the body is that of an Addison woman recently reported missing. According to our news partner KETK, Hillhouse says dive teams from Kemp, Mabank, and Kaufman, along with an Illinois search team, assisted in the investigation. They found a 2011 Mazda inside the lake and ...

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Candidates Finalized for Tyler City Election

TYLER -- Friday was the last day to file for the May municipal elections in Texas, and the city of Tyler has issued a final list of the candidates for city council. The District 3 race is the only one contested. Shirley McKellar, Pamela Phoenix, and Dalila Reynoso will vie to succeed Ed Moore, who is retiring due to term limits. District 5 incumbent Bob Westbrook and current District 1 Councilmember Linda Sellers are unopposed.

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Golden Road Water Treatment Plant Remains Offline

TYLER -- The Golden Road Water Treatment Plant remains offline as the city of Tyler works to finish construction. According to a news release, officials are currently estimating four weeks before the plant can be brought back online, provided all work proceeds without complication. To further minimize the impact of the geosmin compound on water taste and odor during this time, the news release says staff continues to feed the maximum amount of ozone and powdered activated carbon at the ...

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TJC Considers Name Change

TYLER -- The name change debate continues for Tyler Junior College. The college is up for re-accreditation in 2021. And according to our news partner KETK, the accrediting body wants to know beforehand if TJC is going to change its name. So a survey was sent out to students, staff, and alumni, asking them about the Tyler Junior College name. More than 1,200 people responded to the survey. Because TJC offers four-year degrees and workforce programs, school leaders want to ...

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World

Fresh supplies of US aid arrive on Venezuela’s border awaiting delivery into the country
Brexit ‘preppers’ stockpiling supplies in case of a doomsday ‘no-deal’
US citizen detained in Egypt for over 5 years is dying, desperate for release
Richard Branson to hold fundraising concert for Venezuela relief
Chinese-born scientist accused of stealing trade secrets from Coca-Cola
Vice President Pence calls on European leaders to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader
US sanctions top Venezuelan security officials
Pence calls out European nations for not withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal
Alleged US Air Force defector walked into Iranian spy recruiting ground
Prince William visits men’s mental health charities in London
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Business

Richard Branson eyes Apollo 11 anniversary for his first trip to space
After a month-long fast, church pays off $100,000 in debt for 34 college students
Tips to save on rising grocery costs
The ultimate Presidents Day deals and what to buy now
Long Island City realtors still hopeful after Amazon pulls New York campus deal
‘They just took their ball and went home in a pout’: New York City bookstores respond to Amazon headquarters announcement
Amazon pulls out of New York headquarters plan
Tech firm warns of online dating scams, Nigerian connection
Major investor questioning conduct of National Enquirer’s parent company after allegations from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
New Starbucks zodiac chart finds the drink to perfectly match your personality
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Political

Six more years of President Donald Trump ‘would be bad for the country’: Potential 2020 GOP primary challenger Bill Weld
‘I think we do’ have enough votes to put emergency termination on Trump’s desk: Sen. Tammy Duckworth
‘Definitely and imminently’ filing lawsuit against Trump administration over national emergency declaration: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
New info may show Trump’s lawyers misled federal officials on alleged hush money payments, the House Oversight chairman says
High school students draft bill to uncover decades-old civil rights cold case records
Special counsel supports hefty prison term for onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
Trump’s case for a national emergency at the border: Fact Check
GOP Rep. Will Hurd says President Trump’s border wall is the ‘least effective’ border security measure
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller team
Trump inaugural receives civil subpoena from New Jersey State attorney general
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Health

5 ways to protect yourself from heart disease during American Heart Month
Medical emergency sparks panic, fear of shooter at ‘Hamilton’ show in San Francisco
Family of a 28-year-old Florida woman sues Lime scooter over crash that left her in ‘vegetative state’
Courteney Cox got candid about her decision to dissolve all her fillers
Dr. Ruth says millennials’ intimacy issues aren’t about sex
Ready to KonMari in 2019? Marie Kondo shares her six rules of tidying
Mom hopes to spark change with video of daughter’s walker getting stuck in sand at playground
Politics are playing a bigger role in millennial dating preferences
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Entertainment

Bette Midler to perform nominated “Mary Poppins Returns” song at Oscars
The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas
What’s the sitch? Kim Possible returns in live-action Disney Channel movie tonight
The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real
Regina King says she channeled her grandmother for her Oscar-nominated ‘Beale Street’ performance
‘Frozen 2’ is the most-watched animated trailer of all time
Harvey Weinstein’s new lawyers considering postponement of rape trial
Chicago police refute reports that Jussie Smollett staged his attack
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Sports

Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami
Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid resolve collusion grievances with NFL
Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extends triple-double record to 11 games
Scoreboard roundup — 2/14/19
MLB pitcher described as ‘walking miracle’ returns to the mound for spring training
Alexis Ohanian reveals what makes his marriage to Serena Williams work
James Harden’s 30-point streak now up to 31 games
Scoreboard roundup — 2/13/19
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