7 from 7: Stories for your Monday afternoon


Welcome to your new week, everyone!

Check out a few of these stories we think you'll find interesting this afternoon:

1. Have you ever heard a buzzing sound in the walls when you're in a quiet room of your home? You may want to check inside the walls; one couple did, and they were shocked to find 40,000 bees! Their story here. Also, watch East Texas News at 4 to see the video of their find!

2. It reads like an episode of a crime drama, but it happened right here in East Texas. Court documents show that a Hallsville police officer contacted the Texas Rangers after learning that his co-worker's estranged and soon-to-be ex-wife, 24-year-old Amanda Smith, had met with a confidential informant and requested that he kill her husband. KLTV's Melanie Torre will have more on this story for you tonight on East Texas News at 6.

3. More details have been revealed about last week's standoff between Longview police and a former Good Shepherd Medical Center nurse. On Thursday, 38-year-old Candace Jackson was shot by police after a standoff that lasted almost four hours. Jackson was taken to GSMC where she died shortly thereafter from her injuries.  We'll tell you what we've learned tonight at 6.

4. A woman near New London says a company's oil well is leaking and a puddle of their oil is pooling on her property. She says they haven't fixed the problem correctly, but instead just keep piling more dirt on top of the pool. Our Mitch Goulding will take a look at the situation on East Texas News at 6.

5. With so much building and growth in Texas, much of our wildlife is getting displaced and having a more difficult time surviving and thriving. Want to learn how to make a "wildscape" for local wildlife in your backyard? Watch this!

6. An East Texas high school student has earned a coveted spot in NASA's Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program. "Hopefully I can be an engineer for NASA one day," said Omar Solis. Solis has dreamed of working for NASA since he was a little boy. Read his 'good news' story here.

7. Some people love her, some don't. But there's no question that Barbara Walters has been a trailblazer for women in media over the last five decades. Now she's just about ready to sign off.  Read about her retirement announcement here.

Make sure to join us for more news tonight at 4, 5, and 6 on KLTV and KLTV.com's livestream.

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We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier