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Jail Expansion
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Tyler,TX - Construction of the first phase of the Smith County jail expansion is now underway. A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday signaled the first leg of the 35 million dollar project approved by voters last year.

The expansion includes re-location of the kitchen and laundry facilities and will include a video visitation station that will improve security and safety at the low risk facility. Construction of the downtown section will start later this year.

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Tyler Implements Mandatory Water Conservation

The City of Tyler announced yesterday that they will implement “Step Two” of the cities Drought Contingency Measures starting today.

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Debate Rages On Prescription Status For "Plan B" Pill
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KNUE News Headlines 12.8

(AP) — It's the morning after and the controversy over how to sell emergency contraception still looms.

The order by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to stop the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves has shocked women's health advocates, a key part of President Barack Obama's Democratic base.

Major doctors groups also are stunned by the decision. They have argued that over-the-counter sales could lower the nation's high number of unplanned pregnancies.

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Police Shut Down Occupy Philadelphia Encampment
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KNUE News Headlines 12.6

Smith County Authorities are warning the public of a possible phone scam. The caller is asking citizens for donations to fund a Blue Santa Program. The caller is soliciting the funds on behalf of the Smith County Sheriff’s Department, Peace officers Association, and the Department of Public Safety. The law enforcement agencies do not solicit donations by phone and residents should always use caution when receiving solicitation calls for donations from any organization over the phone.

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KNUE News Headlines 12.5

Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to move across East Texas today. Some of the storms have produced marble to quarter size hail. The National Weather Service says an additional two to four inches of rain is expected in the area today.

Flash flooding is also a major concern and motorist are urged to use caution when approaching flood prone roadways.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Debate National Security Issues In Washington
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KNUE News Update 12.2

A lawyer for Ginger White, the woman who said she had a lengthy affair with Herman Cain, says he's trying to obtain additional cell phone records. Cain's own attorney, Lin Wood, is requesting those records and other documents so that Cain and his team can examine them. Cain has said he will decide in the next 'few days" whether to abandon his White House bid -- but not before he meets with his wife.

 

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New Study On Driving Drunk Or High

Okay here's a question for you guys - Is it more dangerous to drive drunk or high? I took a poll with my co-workers, at it was almost unanimous - drunk! Well that is the correct answer according to  new study that  suggests that legalizing medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities.

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Billy Graham Speaks In Kansas City
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News Headlines – December 1st

Evangelist Billy Graham remains hospitalized this morning after undergoing treatment of his lungs. A spokesman says Rev. Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Ashville, North Carolina after complaining of a cough and congestion. The 93 year old Graham was hospitalized earlier this month with pneumonia.

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College Tuitions Are Up – Check Out The Cheapest Colleges In The U.S.

Here's some pretty scary news concerning college tuition - The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center shows college funding by states dropped a national average of 7% in 2008. And if that isn't enough, over the next two school years, tuition jumped more than 35% on more than 30 state university campuses.

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Man Sues Wedding Photographer for the Cost of the Entire Ceremony

After Todd J. Remis of Manhattan got married, he was outraged to discover his photographer missed a few key moments such as the last dance and the bouquet toss, so he decided to sue.

He doesn’t just want the $4,100 photography fee refunded, though. He also wants $48,000 to recreate the entire wedding, including travel costs to fly the bridal party back to New York so the whole thing can be re-shot by another photographer.

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Man Attacks Woman With Pen on New York Subway [VIDEO]

New Yorkers are forced to deal with a lot during their daily morning commute: crowds, delays, traffic. But smoking on the subway? Well, that's a whole other story.

According to reports, a man lit up a cigarette while riding the downtown 3 train at about 9:15AM Tuesday morning.

Naturally, the woman sitting next to him complained. But to her horror, the smoker got so annoyed by her remarks, he pulled out a pen and stabbed her in the head.

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