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ETFB begins Summer Food Program with modifications

TYLER -- The East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program launched this week. On Tuesday, East Texas Food Bank's Lauren Barnes told KTBB, "Normaly we have a big kick-off event that is a community event that rally's everyone together. Normally our summer feeding sites are in conjunction with other programs targeted towards children...So a lot of those programs are canceled for the summer but we know even with these canceled programs there is a huge meal gap for these children." ...

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Teen that posted shooting and suffering of dog pleads guilty

CHEROKEE COUNTY -- Kimberly Diaz has pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals. Diaz is the Cherokee County teen accused of shooting her dog to death and posting the video to Facebook. According to our news partner KETK, Diaz made her plea Monday in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas. She admitted to participating in the shooting of her dog, filming the suffering, and posting it on Facebook. Diaz will serve seven years of unadjudicated ...

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Two new coronavirus cases, 31 active cases in Smith County

TYLER -- The Smith County Emergency Operations Center reported two new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, making the latest total 212 positive cases in Smith County. The current number of active cases is 31. There are 177 cases of recovery. No new deaths are included in the latest update, leaving that number at four. Re-opening resources are available to business owners from the State of Texas: just click the link. www.TDEM.texas.gov/essentialservices. Northeast Texas Public Health District The Northeast Texas Public Health District, in ...

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Hundreds gather on the square for prayer vigil in Tyler

TYLER -- Hundreds of people met on T.B. Butler Square in downtown Tyler Tuesday for a prayer vigil. Elder Orenthia Mason, North Tyler District, greeted the crowd saying, "To my brothers and sisters of all races, and all color, and all religions, and all political groups one of these days God is going to take that away too, the politics. He said we are all one in the Spirit, and one in the Lord. When I needed blood after I ...

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Chick-fil-A on ETBU Campus reopens as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Chick-fil-A on ETBU Campus reopens as COVID-19 restrictions ease

MARSHALL -- The Chick-fil-A on the campus of East Texas Baptist University will reopen to the public on Wednesday. The eatery has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The food chain, is located inside the Ornelas Student Center, and will be open to the public and campus community under specific precautions. Everyone will be required to wear masks and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance. The restaurant will serve a limited lunch menu Monday through Saturday from ...

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Tyler responds to George Floyd incident

TYLER -- East Texans are responding to the police-related death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has drawn reactions across the country and even overseas. According to the Tyler Together Facebook page, the Democratic Club of Smith County will hold a “Candle Light Prayer Night” Tuesday at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church on North Broadway. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be a drive-in service in deference to concerns about COVID-19. Speakers will include Pastor Marcus Hood and Dr. ...

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Gregg County COVID-19 cases grow

Gregg County COVID-19 cases grow

GREGG COUNTY -- Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases  to 295, as of June 2. 6 COVID-19 related deaths have now been reported. There are currently 63 recoveries. For current statistics for Gregg County, click the link. https://www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information

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Tyler firefighters put out downtown blaze

TYLER -- Tyler firefighters put out a large fire at Ye Olde City Antique Mall on Locust Street in the downtown area. Fire Marshall Paul Findley was on with our news partner KETK, "Thankfully this building as old as it is, has got some fire walls in it, and that has assisted us tactically in being able to get a handle of it." No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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El Charro on the Ridge in Tyler closing its doors permanently

TYLER -- The coronavirus has taken another local favorite, this time El Charro on the Ridge, a popular Mexican restaurant in Tyler. According to our news partner KETK, the owner of El Charro, Manny, released the following statement on their Facebook page: "First of all, I want to thank all the support, and prayers, not only during this COVID 19 crisis but for years of patronage and friendship. Our hearts and prayers go to all the victims of this worldwide ...

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World

Hope for prisoner swap fades as US deports Iranian scientist, but no Americans freed
George Floyd vigil in Iran leads to online backlash
George Floyd protests go international as demonstrations break out across the world
Coronavirus lockdown leaves hundreds of thousands of migrants without food in Russia
Sarah Ferguson posts message for Princess Beatrice on what would have been her wedding day
Thousands crossing US-Mexico border despite nonessential travel ban, COVID-19 threat
UK prime minister’s aide ‘might’ have broken coronavirus lockdown rules, police say
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China’s NPC formally approves proposal for Hong Kong national security law
US certifies Hong Kong has lost its autonomy to China, endangering its special status
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Business

Twitter removes account of white nationalist group posing as Antifa online
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Sephora upgrades loyalty program perks with free shipping, a bigger selection of samples and more
Cancelled FastPass and dining reservations: What to know about the Disney reopening
States explore keeping alcohol on-demand delivery permanent after COVID
New parameters for restaurants eager to reopen amid COVID-19
Distance vacations are the trend in ‘safe’ travel during COVID-19
Emeril raises $500K in COVID relief funds for local communities, restaurant workers and more
Arizona sues Google for location-tracking tactics
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Political

Doctor who advised Homeland Security testifies against COVID-19 protocols in immigration detention
Congressional Black Caucus to propose police reforms after George Floyd’s death
Congressional Black Caucus to propose police reforms after George Floyd’s death
Pentagon defends defense secretary’s call to ‘dominate the battle space’ in response to civil unrest
AG Barr ordered protesters to be cleared from park before Trump visit: Officials
Lawmakers react to crackdown on George Floyd protests
What is the Insurrection Act and why has it been invoked before?
Trump praises ‘overwhelming force’ and ‘domination’ in DC morning after peaceful protest broken up for photo op
Biden to address nationwide Floyd protests, condemn Trump church photo op in Philadelphia speech
POLL: 27% unlikely to be vaccinated; Republicans, conservatives especially
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Health

Physical distancing, masks can dramatically reduce COVID-19 transmission: Study
Mass protests could propel a second wave of coronavirus infections
In the race for a vaccine, children may be last to be vaccinated
In first federal count, over 25,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes
How parents can talk to their kids about racism, George Floyd protests
Having high blood pressure may make coronavirus more dangerous
Risk versus reward: How safe are popular summer outdoor activities?
Front-line doctors face a mental health crisis amid coronavirus: Can medicine overcome the culture of stoicism?
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Entertainment

Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spin-off writer after gun-toting threat to “light…up” looters
Warner Bros. offers free ‘Just Mercy’ rentals to encourage “systemic racism” education
John Wick series director Chad Stahelski teases ‘John Wick 4’, spills ‘The Matrix 4’ news
‘Glee’ co-star Samantha Ware accuses Lea Michele of making her time on the show “a living hell”
Mission: Accepted — Simon Pegg says ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ will start shooting again in September
JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot productions pledges $10 million to anti-racist organizations
Hollywood looks to start back up with post-COVID safety plan
Jennifer Aniston’s nude portrait is being auctioned off for COVID-19 relief
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Sports

Jasmine Jordan reveals what how her father shows his ‘fun and rambunctious’ side
NFL player Zay Jones reveals heartfelt encounter with white stranger amid George Floyd protests
Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and George Floyd’s friend: ‘Make these men pay’
Disney, NBA in talks to complete basketball season at Walt Disney World
NHL announces plan to resume season with amended playoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic
NFL player files lawsuit against United saying he was sexually assaulted on a flight
NCAA approves voluntary training activities for football, basketball starting June 1
Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans in the bleachers
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