Hello, everyone, and happy Wednesday to you.
It's almost time for East Texas News at 4; here are a few stories that might interest you until then.
1. The wife of a Kilgore firefighter lost her battle with cancer shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night. Kim Baxter was diagnosed with cancer shortly after her husband, Jason, joined the Kilgore Fire Department. Their story here.
2. A four month fraud investigation conducted by investigators of the Tyler Police Department, FBI and other county and local police agencies has led to numerous suspects being charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. The list of names is lengthy; anyone you recognize?
3. Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto says we may break some longtime records over the next few days as an unprecedented mass of cold air moves into the area beginning tomorrow. Out ahead of this cold front we will see another warm day across East Texas today, with highs in the lower 80s. There will be a slight chance of an afternoon thundershower or two as well. Join Mark for the rest of the week's weather, and what to expect over your weekend, at 4, 5 and 6.
4. An East Texas district attorney has filed a petition to remove the sheriff of his county from office. The details about what he allegedly did to cause the petition for removal can be found here.
5. An East Texas man gets 20 years for robbing a Whataburger. "He's very respectful but it's almost like an impulse when he does these things," said Eva Luna, the man's mother.
6.The City of Tyler is celebrating our history and historic places with their landmark designation program. This years theme is See!Save!Celebrate! and the City of Tyler is doing exactly that, starting with what makes our city stand out: the brick roads.
7. It was announced to the city by the National Park Service that Mineola would be added to the National Register of Historic Places. This is a fantastic thing for the city in that the increased exposure will help local business and bring more people to town.
Make sure to join us coming up at 4 for East Texas News at 4 on KLTV7 and KLTV.com for the livestream. We'll be there for you at 5 and 6, too!
We'll see you soon,