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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday afternoon

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Cyclospora under microscope (Source: Wikipedia) Cyclospora under microscope (Source: Wikipedia)

Good afternoon! Hope this finds you having a great day.

Here are some stories we think you'll find interesting this afternoon:

1. Unfortunately, two cases of the serious stomach parasite cyclospora have been confirmed in Smith County. We are working on getting more details for you, and will also be joined live by infectious disease specialist Dr. Ed Dominguez to find out more about this "bug" that has affected hundreds of people across nine states over the past few days. Join us for that at 5.

 

Jackie Adams and babies

2. It was supposed to be a happy moment, the moment when young mother Jackie Adams saw her baby on the ultrasound screen; but the doctors saw something else: breast cancer. Three years later, she found the cancer had spread. Now, a group of citizens is having a fundraiser to help this young mom of five to pay for medical expenses. Find out more when our Summer Dashe visits with Jackie this afternoon on East Texas News at 5.

3. Here's your week in pop culture review: From a new English prince's birth to talk show host Jimmy Fallon's daughter's birth, babies have ruled the airwaves and social media this week. See more here.

4. A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks like dominos, killing 80 people and maiming dozens more, according to eyewitness accounts and video footage obtained Thursday. See the full story and video of the crash here.

 

5.  Here's our weekly list of what's going on in East Texas; from a grape stomp to live music to balloon races, there's a lot happening to keep you entertained this weekend!

6.  Pope Francis, dubbed the "slum pope" for his work with the poor, received a rapturous welcome Thursday from one of Rio's most violent shantytowns and demanded the world's wealthy end the injustices that have left the poor on the margins of society.

7. A 4-year-old Bowie County boy who lost his leg in a lawn mower accident earlier this year has come a long way in his recovery. Read this pre-K student's inspiring story here.

We hope you'll join us live at 4, 5 and 6 on KLTV.com if you're not near a tv this afternoon.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer

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