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7 from 7: Stories for your Monday afternoon

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Good afternoon, everyone! We hope you're staying cool and hydrated in today's hot weather here in East Texas.

Here are some stories to peruse as you attempt to stay cool:

1. A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire.

2. Houston, Franklin, Anderson and Hunt Counties have been added to the burn ban list today. Here's the complete list.

3. It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacationers who were awakened from their rooms at a villa near Orlando soon realized that the building was starting to collapse - parts of it swallowed by a 100-foot sinkhole that also endangered two neighboring resort buildings. Read the full story here and join us on East Texas News at 5 for more.

4. The Lone Star State sizzles when it comes to finding homes for adoptable dogs and cats in 2013, according to new research. If you want to see where other states rank on pet adoptions this year, click here.

5. Six years ago Marianne Wilkinson and her husband were spending a quiet evening at home, watching tv, when the  doorbell rang. Marianne answered the door and came face to face with a gunman, who killed her instantly. That gunman has never been identified; now, though, police say that there may be a connection to East Texas, and they're asking for the public's help in solving this mystery. Read the story here.


6. The Cowan Center has announced its "mystery event." And if you're a fan of great comedy or '90s television, you will want to get your tickets as soon as they are available to the public.

7. A suspect arrested in connection with the murder of an East Texas man is set for release this week. According to attorney Joe Black, charges against 31-year-old William Penn Jones, Jr. will be dropped due to insufficient evidence. More on this story tonight at 6.

Here's the link to the livestream on KLTV.com, just in case you're not near your tv this afternoon. You can catch us on the go at 4, 5 and 6 on your computer or on our free iPhone, iPad or android apps. Just don't watch and drive. We want you to be safe!

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer


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