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2012 NJCAA Div. 3 World Series Coming to Tyler

The 2012 NJCAA Division 3 Baseball World Series is coming to Tyler's Mike Carter Field. The series will take place this Saturday through next Thursday (May 19-24) and will feature eight teams playing for the national championship, including our own Tyler Junior College Apaches. 

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Paint Recycling Event Coming Up Saturday in Tyler

If you're anything like me, you've got several old cans of paint laying around the garage. You know, the stuff left over after you wife decides she doesn't like the master bathroom anymore and wants a complete makeover done to it! The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department is here to help you legally get rid of that old paint. They have a paint recycling event coming up this Saturday, May 19th!

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Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images
Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images
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National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off this Weekend with Events in Texas [VIDEO]

Boating is fun, but it is not without risk. Each year, approximately 500 people drown from recreational boating accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas ranks among the top 5 states for number of boating fatalities and boating accidents.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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World’s Fastest Skateboarding Dog ‘Throws’ Out First Pitch for The Rangers [VIDEO]

Tillman, the world's fastest skateboarding bulldog, delivered the first pitch during Bark in the Park when the Rangers played Kansas City on Wednesday.

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Is ‘All You Can Eat’ Really ‘All You Can Eat?’ [POLL]

CNN is reporting on a man, Bill Wisth, from Wisconsin who went in to an all-you-can-eat restaurant for fish. After serving the 350 pound man a dozen pieces of fish, the restaurant said they were running out of fish and cut him off.  They sent him home with eight more pieces of fish, but that wasn't good enough for Wisth.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Ohio Man Sets New World Record by Fist-Pumping for 16 Hours

The Guinness world record for fist-pumping may be owned by an Ohio man, who also created the category. 34-year-old James Peterson, (not the man pictured above), fist-pumped for 16 hours straight, beginning at 11am last Friday and ending at 3am on Saturday.

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YouTube
YouTube
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3-Year-Old Sleeping Kid Plays Air Drums to Nirvana’s ‘Breed’ [VIDEO]

Little guy is only 3 years old, but he's definitely got his head in the right place when it comes to music. His half-brother and sister are driving the car -- apparently they're Chilean, Norwegian or some of both. Either way, he's asleep in the car until Nirvana comes on. Then, he knows what to do.

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City of Longview Warns of Water Scam

The City of Longview has released a warning to customers about a scam going on that targets water utility customers and has already impacted some Longview residents. As part of the scam, customers are told that President Obama and the federal government will provide a credit or directly pay utility bills. The scammers will then give customers a fraudulent bank routing number with which to pay the bills.

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YouTube
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M.I.T. Grad Student Invents a Real Mario Kart [VIDEO]

M.I.T. grad student Charles Guan has converted the go-kart designs from Mario Kart into a real-life mini-vehicle that can hit 26 MPH.

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Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles
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Josh Hamilton’s Four Home Run Bat Heads to Cooperstown

Last week Josh Hamilton became the 16th player ever to hit four home runs in a single game, securing himself a place in the history books -- as if he hadn't done enough already. Now, the bat he used that night in Baltimore is headed to Cooperstown to forever live in the Hall of Fame. It broke last night in the Rangers' 13-6 win over the Angels, so now it can officially be retired to the Hall.

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Goodwill Opens ‘Computer Works’ Store to Sell Recycled Computers

Goodwill has opened a new store called 'Computer Works' which is a store that sells recycled computers at very affordable prices. Goodwill is accepting donations of old computers, monitors and printers that they will refurbish and sell in the store. If you've got a few old computers gathering dust in your attic or storage building, this is a great time to recycle them and help out Goodwill at the same time!

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Will The Rain Dampen Your Weekend Activites? Komen, Alleyfest Update

There is a ton of stuff going on in East Texas this weekend. Unfortunately, mother nature doesn't seem to care. KLTV 7 Meteorologist, Grant Dade, says there will be widespread rain until Saturday afternoon. After that, the rainfall will become scattered until Sunday. So, what does this mean for the Komen Tyler 'Race for the Cure' and Alleyfest in Longview? We've talked to officials from both events and they say the events are going on 'rain or shine!'

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