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7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday afternoon

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James DiMaggio (Source: KGTV/CNN) James DiMaggio (Source: KGTV/CNN)

Good afternoon! Hope your midweek is going well.

Here is a list of stories of interest for you to peruse this afternoon:

1, The man who authorities say abducted a teenaged girl in California is reported to have told the girl that he had a crush on her. The man is a family friend, and is also wanted for murder and arson.

2. A contractor working at Tyler Pipe was killed this morning in an accident while he was driving a Bobcat compact tractor. We've been covering the tragic story all day and reporter Shaley Sanders will bring you updates from the scene tonight at 4, 5 and 6.

3. An East Texas man shot by a Bowie County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday is out of the hospital and behind bars, accused of attacking his mother with a knife and threatening to cut his 6-year-old cousin.

4. On a tight budget, police officers in Boston have found a very frugal way to deter crime. Officers with the Boston Police Department are getting their very own cardboard cutouts made. The cardboard replicas are posted in areas where petty crimes, such as bicycle theft, continue to occur.

5. What does your Texas drought look like? With more than 97% of Texas suffering from drought conditions, that's what the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Water Development Board and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department want to know. The agencies today launched an interactive public awareness campaign inviting Texans to submit personal photos capturing what the drought looks like for them and how it has impacted their lives. More info here.

6. Gregg County's first human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed, and our Bob Hallmark will tell you more today about what the health department will do now, and what it means for East Texans worried about a West Nile outbreak. Join Bob for that on KLTV7 News at 6.

7. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Wednesday morning officer-involved shooting that left a 46-year-old man dead.  Deputies were serving a "high risk" warrant on Kevin Koonce in the Etoile community, according to Sheriff Jason Bridges. A shootout then took place on the second bridge on Lake Sam Rayburn, heading east on State Highway 103.

Here's the link to our livestream so you can watch all our news programming on KLTV.com. We're here for you!

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer

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