Live from Hopkins Co.:The latest on the search for fugitives

Good Thursday afternoon; I hope you're enjoying your (possibly) last chilly day for awhile!

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

First, our Melanie Torre is in Hopkins county, gathering new information regarding the two fugitives who escaped from the Hopkins Co. jail. One is wanted for allegedly killing someone with a shoestring. Now we know that at least one of the men went into the home of an acquaintance for food and water. We'll tell you all that we've found out at 4, 5 and 6.

At 5, Justin Echols was sentenced to ten years in prison from a crash which resulted in the death of an East Texas woman, Michelle Allen. East Texas News' Bethany Moore was in court today and heard Michelle Allen's family's tearful last words to Justin Echols.

Then at 6, our reporter Lauren Callahan has been in Kaufman County today for the funeral of murdered Kaufman Co. DA  Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia. She'll bring you a report from the scene.

And our Mark Scirto will join us from the StormTracker Weather Center to fill you in on your weekend weather. It's almost the weekend! Good news!

Speaking of the weekend, here's a list of activities that are going on around East Texas tonight through Sunday. Check it out here.

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