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Man and donkey say, "Will work for carrots!"

Happy Tuesday, everybody. Hope you're having a good one.

Here's some of what we're working on for you this afternoon in the KLTV newsroom:

Tonight, we'll tell you about a fellow you may have spotted walking along the roadside, or riding inside his wagon, being pulled by a donkey. We kept seeing him and were curious, so KLTV's Melanie Torre tracked him down today to get his story. He's a really interesting man, and we encourage you not to miss this interview! You'll see it at 6.

 

Even though many parts of ETX have recently seen rain and thunderstorms, Longview seems to really have taken a pounding. Fallen trees in the city are causing all kinds of havoc. We'll show you scenes from the area as KLTV's Samantha Jordan has spent the day visiting with folks in that area who are dealing with the aftereffects of the storms today.

Also, officials in Oregon are trying to figure out if a Craig'sList warning, claiming animals are being used for target practice, is real or not. More on that investigation at 5.

KLTV's Jamey Boyum was at the Federal Courthouse in Tyler today, camera in hand, as 78 new citizens were naturalized in a ceremony there today. He'll share their happy day with you at 5.

We'll also tell you about a tragic story that occurred near the I-20 overpass in Lindale. A good Samaritan helping a stranger died after falling off the bridge over 30 feet. Our Jena Johnson talked to some of his loved ones today, who tell us that he was always the first to help others in need. Join us at 6 for her interview about the short life of 26-year-old Steven Kloppe.

 

And on the web, we have a story about a dog who was apparently beaten with a baseball bat, was brought in to a vet clinic in Upshur County by concerned animal lovers who found her, and who was then helped by the vet there. Want to read her story? Click here.

And we know many of you have been following Jennifer Hines through her pregnancy, and tonight at 5 we'll share her news with you: her daughter is here! You'll see Jennifer and her little one and share their joy...only on 7.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Community Web Producer

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