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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday afternoon

Good afternoon! We hope your day has been good so far.

Here are some stories of interest for you to check out this afternoon:

1. If you're reading this, I will assume you aren't the person in Mt. Pleasant who won $1,000,000 in the Powerball driving last night, as that guy is probably busy figuring out what to do with all that money this afternoon. Congratulations, winner, whoever you are!

2. When Angelina County Sheriff's deputies arrested John Richard Burch Sr. for resisting arrest Wednesday, it was the 47th time the 51-year-old Lufkin man has been arrested in Angelina County. You read that correctly... his 47th arrest. Read more about Burch here. We also have a slideshow at that link of his many mugshots over the years.

3. The suspect arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of four people in two Dallas area homes is an East Texas native. Investigators arrested Erbie Lee Bowser, 44, formerly of Tyler, on Wednesday night at the second crime scene. Bowser is a 1987 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.  Join us on East Texas News at 5 for more on this story.

4. On Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released the 2013 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reveal that almost 93 percent of school districtsand charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard. Districts, campuses and charters receive one of three ratings under the new accountability system: Met Standard; Met Alternative Standard; or Improvement Required. Click here for more information and to see how your child's school did.

5. A warning from Mt. Pleasant Police Department: Several residential customers for electricity have received phone calls where the caller says that their electricity will soon be shut off if a payment is not made within a certain amount of time. The caller claims to represent a local utility company and aggressively demands payment requesting a credit card number. No matter where you live, take heed of this warning and contact your utilities department if you have any doubts about the legitimacy of a call. Don't give out your credit card number to people you are not sure about.

6. Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here is your weekly entertainment list!

7. An ETX police department has solved a string of burglaries with the arrest of one suspect, whose target was area churches. The burglaries took place over a two-month period starting in February. Our Bob Hallmark checked out these burglaries and will bring you the full story on East Texas news at 6.

Here's the link to our livestream so you can join us on KLTV.com for your latest news and best weather forecast in East Texas. We're live online this afternoon at 4, 5 and 6.

We'll see you then!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer

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