Good afternoon! We hope your day is going well and that you're enjoying (and driving safely in) the rain this afternoon.
Here are some stories for you to peruse this afternoon:
1. You may have heard that the Obama administration has a massive surveillance program, tracking phone calls made by millions of Verizon customers. You may wonder, "Why does the government even want my phone records, anyway?" Here's your answer, in a handy Q&A format. We'll also discuss it on East Texas News at 5.
4. Doctors gave Jordan Samples eight months to live when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2011. Jordan's mom says from that day on he lived by the acronym F.R.O.G., which stands for Fully Rely on God. Jordan's classmates have planted a tree in memory of the young boy, and one classmate says, "I'll miss him for a million years." Read more here.
5. The man whose home has been at the center of a federal investigation into ricin-laced letters being sent to public officials filed for divorce Thursday morning in Bowie County District Court. One that Shannon Richardson, who lives in the home, told police her husband may have sent the ricin-laced letters to President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Washington D.C.-based gun control group.
6. Two 16-year-olds were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection to the fatal shooting at a Tyler apartment complex. The arrests come the day after 19-year-old Ladarrius Devonte Warren and 18-year-old Earnest Deaurndra Jackson Jr. were arrested and charged in the crime. All four face capital murder charges of 21-year-old Joshua McGill. See the full story here.
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Thursday, September 11 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:21:40 GMT
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