Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you're all set for a safe and relaxing weekend.
Check out these stories as you count down to 5:00 p.m.:
1. Governor Perry is in Granbury this afternoon, surveying the damage that Wednesday's severe weather caused. Read the story and see video here.
2. A story that has been visited thousands of times on our website today: Troopers in MO say that this 16-year-old girl was killed on her first solo drive because of texting. Many are sharing the story to start a conversation with family and friends. Check it out here.
3. During a heated exchange in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday in regard to the Boston Marathon bombings, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert appeared to get flustered and said Attorney General Eric Holder had questioned his integrity and "cast aspersions on my asparagus." Rep. Gohmert explains his unusual remark here.
4. Sabrina and David Kimbley reached plea agreements on Friday that will land them in a state jail for four years. The Kimbleys are the parents of the toddler who was found dead in the septic tank of this family's Smith Co. home, though this jail time is not related to Jake's death. Read the story here and join us on East Texas News at 5 and 6 when our Melanie Torre will share what happened when she was in the courtroom today.
5.Four vehicles, including a minivan, were involved in an accident on Hwy 271 in Smith County today. One person had to be extricated from the van. More from our Jamey Boyum at 6pm on KLTV.
6. Texas has filed suit against BP for the 2012 Deepwater oil spill. Read the details here.
7. We updated the events list for this weekend; find something fun to do this weekend here!
Here's the link to our livestream on KLTV.com where you can watch our news LIVE at 4, 5 and 6.
We'll see you soon!
KLTV Web Producer