State and Defense rest in Tyler retired dentist murder trial

Good afternoon, and happy Wednesday to you all!

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

The State and the Defense both rested this afternoon following a busy day of testimony in the trial of retired dentist and accused murderer, Dr. Bobby Nichols. Nichols took the stand and shared a lot of detail about his life with his wife Rosalind, whom he confesses to shooting, and then a neuropsychologist took the stand as an expert witness to discuss Dr. Nichols' cognitive abilities.

And in happier news, during East Texas News at 4 we'll tell you about some high school boys who show how caring teenagers can be toward each other, and toward those with disabilities. We love to share stories like this !

At 5, our Shaley Sanders will join us from Jackson Elementary School where she spoke with school administration about what will happen now to the driver of the school bus, who is also a teacher, who ran over a toddler yesterday afternoon on her route. We'll hear more about that coming up this evening.

And at 6, we will share with you the story of a Texas Country Music legend, Tony Douglas, who passed away this morning. His wife spoke with us and said "the angels called him home today." Our Joan Hallmark spoke with Douglas several times over the years, and we'll share some of that video today in memory of Mr. Douglas. You won't want to miss that.

And Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto will join us today at 4, 5, and 6 from the KLTV StormTracker 7 Weather Center to fill us in on how long, and IF, this gorgeous weather will last for us in East Texas. And during the news at 4 he'll share his "Big Weather Stories" with us, which usually include amazing video from around the world.

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See you soon,

KLTV Web Producer