If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

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GREENVILLE, Tex. – Authorities have dropped murder charges against the man arrested for the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of six others at an Oct. 26  Halloween party on the outskirts of this northeast Texas city.

At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.”

Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.

PALESTINE, Tex. -- With more than 100 jail deaths a year, Texas leads the nation, and probably accounts for more than 10 percent of the U.S. total of in-custody

BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday declared vaping a statewide public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies, including those used to smoke marijuana.

Demonstrators hold a banner to greet President Donald Trump's visit to El Paso, Texas, Wednesday in the aftermath of the mass shooting there.

Mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have put pressure on Congress to pass stronger gun control laws.

A tornado emergency was declared for parts of Pontotoc County Monday night as severe storms were reported near the Hickory and Roff areas.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Police pulled over a New Hampshire driver with an air conditioner jutting from his car’s rear right window and the generator powering it atop the roof  -- but not for the reason you might think.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Hailed as a victory for cats, a statewide ban took effect in New York Monday banning veterinarians from declawing pet felines no matter the frustration of owners with scratched and destroyed furniture.

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

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RANDOLPH, N.H. – Grief and a search for answers as to the cause of a rural highway crash involving  a convoy of 10 motorcycles and a pickup truck gripped the scene of the horrific accident in this northern New Hampshire community Saturday.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Legislation adding New York to the roster of states legalizing recreational use of marijuana won’t be enacted into law this year.

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Obituaries

Funeral services for Dorothy Reece Tutt, 70, of Oakwood, who died on November 9th in Crockett will be held Saturday, November 16th at 1PM at Bethel Baptist Church in Crockett with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Crockett. Viewing will be on November 15th from 10AM to 6PM at Emanuel…

Funeral services for Vannette Lynn Jackson Jefferson, 58, who died on November 5th in Dallas at home will be held Saturday, November 16th at 11AM at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Palestine. Burial will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery in Palestine. Viewing will be held on November 15th from 10AM t…

Funeral services for Linda Jean Carter Link, 67, of Plano who died on November 11th, will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 10AM at Union United Methodist Church, Oakwood. Burial will follow on Monday, November 18th at 1PM at Richwood Memorial Gardens in Monroe, LA. The viewing will be o…