Thursday Throwdown: Mass exodus of Gingrich campaign staff

Harrison County burns $5.5M worth of seized drugs. More @ 6
Harrison County burns $5.5M worth of seized drugs. More @ 6
SUVs are now safer than ever. Find out why @ 5
SUVs are now safer than ever. Find out why @ 5
We're live in Dallas talking about tonight's game. More @ 6
We're live in Dallas talking about tonight's game. More @ 6
A mother dies in a head-on collision in Jacksonville. More @ 5
A mother dies in a head-on collision in Jacksonville. More @ 5

Good afternoon East Texas!

There is bad news for supporters of Newt Gingrich for President, but potentially good news for supporters of Rick Perry. A mass exodus of Gingrich's campaign staff could mean big changes in the 2012 presidential race. We'll tell you more at 5 and 6.

The lives of a dozen East Texas children changed forever today. Jennifer Hines will fill you in on some kids getting the 'Gift of Love' at 5.

A former East Texas high-school teacher and coach has been sentenced for having improper relationships with students. At 5, you can find out who he is.

Two East Texans, including a young mother, are dead following a head-on collision just west of Jacksonville today. Find out what happened at 5.

Controversial New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is expecting his first child with his wife of less than a year. Will this affect his decision on whether or not to resign from Congress? See what you think, at 5.

KLTV's Coleman Swierc is at the American Airlines center in Dallas to fill you in on what a win in tonight's game could mean for the Mavericks. Tune in for his report at 6.

Speaking of basketball, who do you think will win Game 5 of the NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks or Miami Heat? Let us know by going to KLTV.com and participating in our web-poll on our home page.

Will we have a break from this hot weather anytime soon? Grant Dade will let you know at 5 and 6, or you can always visit KLTV Weather online.

You can see all of these stories and much more only from Your East Texas News Leader!

Have a great evening,