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Arrest made in BP Gulf oil spill disaster

We hope you're having a great day today; here's some of what we're working on for you in the newsroom this afternoon:

A former BP engineer has been arrested in connection with the company's Gulf oil disaster two years ago. It's the first criminal charge the justice department has filed in the disaster. We'll tell you more about him at 5.

There has been continued interest over the past several months in the story about the Freedom From Religion Foundation and their desire to either remove the nativity scene from the Henderson County courthouse lawn, or to add their own display alongside it. KLTV's Melanie Torre covered the story for you back in December, and she has an update today from the Commissioner's Court as to whether or not the county has made a decision about the displays. We'll have that for you tonight at 5.

We have a beautiful video to show you tonight; you may remember last week when we showed you video of solar flares on the right side of the sun. Now they're lighting up the Minnesota sky! You'll see the purple and gold Northern Lights in this video, taken by tornado chasers, tonight at 5.

At 6, we'll tell you about a sex offender who was finally arrested after 10 years on the run. He's waiting for extradition back to Texas now; we'll give you the details in just a bit.



Also at 6, KLTV's Ian Smith will tell you about his visit today with some senior East Texans at Azalea Trails Assisted Living in Tyler. They discussed with him his story last week about two elderly ladies who accidentally drove their vehicle through the Dairy Queen at I-20 in Lindale. Some of their opinions about driving may surprise you!

And our Jamey Boyum will fill you in on what Cornell University ornithologists have to say about his story yesterday about an ETX man who thinks he may have spotted a rare ivory-billed woodpecker. Will he be able to collect the $50,000 reward?

And check out this story on the web:

ETX high school students rally around classmate who was injured in baseball warm-up.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Community Web Producer

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