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Afternoon Update: Wildfires scorch Texas

North Carolina took the brunt of the weekend storms. North Carolina took the brunt of the weekend storms.
Jena Johnson has this sad story tonight at 6. Jena Johnson has this sad story tonight at 6.
An elected official did this to his county-issued car! Story at 5 & 6. An elected official did this to his county-issued car! Story at 5 & 6.

Good afternoon. Hope you had a great weekend.

The weekend full of tornadoes, rain, and hailstorms that swept across the deep south has claimed the lives of 44 individuals. Almost half of those fatalities were in North Carolina. At 5 & 6, we'll have a look at the scenes of devastation.

Hundreds of thousands of Texas acreage are charred thanks to high winds and seriously dry conditions. More at 5 & 6.

Join KLTV's newest meteorologist Brett Collar LIVE from the StormTracker Weather Center.

Street racing on the way to school landed two Lufkin boys in hot water. Details at 5.

An East Texas prison guard has been killed in the line of duty. We'll have the latest updates in the case at 5 & 6.

From Seattle to Miami, air traffic controllers have been caught sleeping on the job, and that has prompted changes in their work rules. Find out what the FAA is doing to protect air travelers. That's coming up at 5.

It's a political strategy that seems to be increasingly popular among conservative critics of the president. Birtherism is back in the spotlight, as Donald Trump repeatedly calls for President Obama to present his birth certificate. Taylor Hemness delves into detail at 5.

It's the Angry Birds---well, almost. A flock of slender-billed Grackles are attacking patrons at a Florida bank. And, it's caught on tape! Check it out at 6.

If you or a loved one is wheelchair bound, we have some good news for you. There's a new company in town specializing in increased mobility. Jamey Boyum has the story.

Then in Med Team News, a new study shows that meat sold at grocery stores often have high levels of bacteria in them. Dr. Ed joins us LIVE via Skype at 5.

Have a great week,

Elizabeth Thomas
Community Web Producer

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