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7 from 7: Stories for your Friday afternoon

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FBI Sketch of the "Teddy Bear Bandit" FBI Sketch of the "Teddy Bear Bandit"

Happy weekend, friends! We hope you're going to have some time to enjoy time with friends and family this weekend. See our events list, here, for ideas.

1.The FBI  needs your help to identify a robber who wore a rather unusual hat during a bank robbery – a "teddy bear hat." The hat has earned him the nickname of the "Teddy Bear Bandit." He's responsible for robbing the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank located at 4165 FM 1960 West in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013. If you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

2. An East Texas nurse who has served patients for more than four decades heads into retirement today. Nurse Shirley Dixon dedicated her life to caring for newborns and teaching new parents in the process. Our Francesca Washington will have her story at 5.

3. Three people are reportedly shot at a Santa Monica College in California. The victims were taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. It is unclear the severity of the victims' injuries. The gunman is in custody. California Highway Patrol told CNN police are looking for a second shooter.

4. The SPCA of Smith County has rescued the sweet boxer, Hilary, and have seen to it that she is receiving the medical care that she needs.Now they are looking for an adoptive family for the boxer. Read more about how to help or adopt Hilary here.

5. Authorities are on the scene of what was a fiery plane crash in Baker, LA. It happened just after 1 p.m. There was one fatality, sadly. Read more and see a video report here.

6. You'll find Eugenie de Silva, like most teenagers, behind her laptop or playing sports. But she's got more on her plate than the typical 14-year-old from Harrogate, TN. She's going to Harvard! Listen to what this amazing kid has to say and read her story here.

7. A big story has been developing all day about a woman from New Boston, Texas who has been charged with mailing a threatening communication in connection with the ricin investigation that brought federal agents to her New Boston home last week. She allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Washington D.C.-based gun control group. Shannon Richardson, the accused, is also an actress. Read more here, and tune in for our coverage on East Texas News at 5.

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We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer

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