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Local and National Headlines 1/24

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address tonight includes an appeal for the middle class. President Obama will make an argument for economic fairness for the middle class and say he is the one to deliver it. He is also expected to urge higher taxes on the wealthy, propose ways to make college more affordable and offer new steps to tackle the housing crisis. The address before Congress is 8 p.m. tonight.

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2011 Income Tax Forms
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Local and National News Headlines 1/23

If you have been receiving unemployment benefits, you could be in for a big surprise when you start filing your taxes. Bob Meighan, vice president at Turbo Tax, says unless filers asked that federal taxes be withheld from their jobless benefits, they will owe taxes on the income. On the upside, Meighan reminds the unemployed they might be eligible for tax breaks they didn’t get before, such as the earned income credit.

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Rick Perry Campaigns In Greer, SC
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1/19 Headlines: Rick Perry Drops Out of Presidential Race

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Just two days before the South Carolina primary, Rick Perry is dropping out of the race and endorsing Newt Gingrich. He says Gingrich "is not perfect," but adds, "who among us is?" He says Gingrich is a "conservative visionary" who is best suited to replace Barack Obama. Gingrich has been trying to unite conservatives around his candidacy in advance of Saturday's primary. He's urging Perry's supporters to take a look at his record.

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Local and National News Headlines 1/18

TYLER -- A Flint man suspected of attempting to rob and kidnap a woman from a Tyler grocery store is in jail.

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Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Runs Aground Off Giglio
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Local and National News Headlines 1/17

ROME (AP) — Get back on the boat. That was the order from the Italian coast guard to the captain of a cruise ship that turned on its side after hitting rocks along the Italian coast on Friday. On an audio tape that was made public today, an angry coast guard officer is heard demanding that the captain -- who was on a lifeboat at the time -- return to the ship to oversee the rescue and evacuation. The captain resisted. He's now in custody, facing charges in the wreck that has now claimed at least 11 lives.

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Martin Luther King Jr.
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East Texas News Headlines 1/16

 

Tyler,Tx - Parades, music and other events were held across Texas today to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. In Tyler, the 26th annual MLK Rally was held at the Downtown Square followed by a march down Broadway and concluded with a service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church. Texas joined the rest of the country in honoring King's memory 44 years after his death.

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UPDATE #4! Guess the Celebrity for Women’s Night Out and Win!

Hey ladies, get ready a Women’s Night Out that will rock your socks off. On March 31 at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, we’re going to bring in one of the biggest celebrity guests to ever attend Women’s Night Out. The big announcement is coming Monday morning, but until then, you have a chance to win an exclusive meet-and-greet with the celebrity! Details after the jump!

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oranje juice
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East Texas News Headlines 1/13

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say low levels of fungicide in orange juice aren't enough to cause safety concerns. The Environmental Protection Agency says it won't order that juice be taken off store shelves. Coca-Cola says it informed the EPA about levels of car-bend-azim in its juice and that of its competitors.

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East Texas News Headlines 1/12

Bullard -- A fire in the Bullard area this morning caused heavy damage to a home on Summerset Court. Smith County authorities say the blaze broke out around 4 a.m. Bullard, Flint, and Noonday firefighters responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

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East Texas Under Flash Flood Watch Until 4 a.m.

The National Weather Service says locally heavy rainfall is expected over much of the state today and tonight with widespread rain resulting in one to near three inches of rainfall. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible.

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Smoke in east texas
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Low Laying Smoke Reported in Most of East Texas

This morning in Lindale at 4am the smell of smoke was faint but still noticeable by the time I got in the car to leave for work at 7:15am the smoke smell was stronger.  The strong winds this weekend turned things from bad to worse when as local area Fire Fighters tried to keep local residents safe

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Friday Night Football Around East Texas

It's that time of year again folks. Friday Night Football is back! This is the time of year everyone looks forward to, no not going back to school, but football. East Texas is overflowing with football teams and talent, so picking a game to go to cant be easy. Well I'm about to make your life a little easier. I've got the list of all the games on tonight's agenda after the jump.

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