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Thursday Throwdown: Deep South ravaged by storms

The Deep South has taken another beating from Mother Nature. The Deep South has taken another beating from Mother Nature.
The driver of this truck was lucky to survive. Watch the video at 5. The driver of this truck was lucky to survive. Watch the video at 5.
Layron Livingston meets those impacted by this famous evangelist. Layron Livingston meets those impacted by this famous evangelist.
This homegrown hero is lighting up downtown Tyler this weekend! This homegrown hero is lighting up downtown Tyler this weekend!

Good Afternoon!

It's the deadliest tornado outbreak in 40 years. People from six states were killed, and the death toll just keeps rising. Tonight at 5 & 6, have a look at exclusive video as the disaster unfolds in the Deep South.

An East Texas couple says they had to climb out of their window when they realized their home was on fire. Samantha Jordan reports from the home that had been in the family since the sixties.

A very well-known author and evangelist died in East Texas yesterday. Tonight at 6 KLTV's Layron Livingston talks with those impacted greatly by this man's kindness.

Oil prices are up, and that means big bucks for the oil companies. The world's largest publicly traded oil company saw its profits jump 69% in the first quarter of 2011. Details at 5.

Could showering everyday actually be bad for you? Find out in the latest Med Team report with Dr. Ed

After a second opinion autopsy report, the death of an East Texas woman in the Gregg County jail remains undetermined. Bob Hallmark explains the details behind the case that was officially closed today. That's coming up at 6.

This morning, East Texas activists announced their endorsement of the Smith County Jail proposal, while denouncing another area activist group's opposition to the plan. We'll explain at 6.

Then, we'll have an update on the Henderson County man who was struck by lightning on Monday.

Also at 6, Miranda Lambert is hitting the square in downtown Tyler this weekend. If you plan to be anywhere near downtown, you won't want to miss this report!

Have a wonderful night,

Elizabeth Thomas
Director of New Media Content

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