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Cyclist who was hit by truck has a showbiz past

Hope you're enjoying this rainy East Texas day!

Here's some of what we've been working on for you in the KLTV newsroom today:

First, we all were sad to hear that a bicyclist was hit by a tow truck last night in South Tyler. Today we found that the man, Terry Knutson, who also goes by the name Terry Teene, claims to have helped create the character of Ronald McDonald, together with George Voorhees; this is according to Wikipedia. He recently told a member of our news staff he was the original Ronald McDonald, and has ties to Alice Cooper, The Kinks, and more. Join us at 5 for his story, and check out our web story about Mr. Knutson, too. You won't want to miss his interesting history.

Also, we are all watching the rain fall, and the temperatures right along with it. Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto wrote a brief update for you that you can check out here, and he will have  the up-to-the minute forecast from you in the StormTracker 7 Weather Center tonight at 5, 6, and 10. Also, watch for his weather updates on Facebook and, where you can sign up for ThunderCall; just look for the banner at the top of the weather page.  Also, make sure you search your iPhone, iPad or android app store for the KLTV 7 Weather app.  It's so helpful and has many helpful features and graphics. We love it.

At 6 tonight, KLTV's Bob Hallmark looks at gas prices; prices at the pump continue their roller coaster ride up and down, leaving some wondering what, if anything can be done to bring prices down. Bob will give us a look at a time, during WWII, and what some folks are saying could be a good lesson for us dealing with today's problem. Join Bob for that to get a few ideas that might work; who knows?

Spring Hill Athletic Director and head football coach Bill Poe is stepping down to take a position in Marble Falls; check in with us tonight at 6 for this and all the sports news you need. And have you visited our sports page on We have lots of sports news for you there, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a look!

We'll see  you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

We'll be livestreaming tonight at 5, 6, and 10; you don't have to miss a thing! Just go to and click on the LIVE banner near the top of the page.



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