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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday afternoon

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Good afternoon, and happy "Friday eve" to you. We hope you're having a good one.

1. Audio of Lt. Governor David Dewhurst repeatedly dropping his title while trying to get a family member out of jail has ignited social media. His political opponents, in particular, are speaking out about his actions. Our Melanie Torre spoke with one of them by phone today and has that report for you tonight on East Texas News at 5.


2. Fewer than 12 hours after a giant Louisiana sinkhole swallowed a section of land covered in trees, another tree has fallen victim to the slurry. We have some amazing raw video footage and photos of it at this link.

3. A high school senior football player has died of an apparent gunshot wound at a car wash in downtown New Boston.The teens involved reportedly found a gun in a truck they were getting ready to detail for a former school board member. The rest of the story here.

4. Is the incandescent bulb gone forever? Well, that will be the came starting in January, when manufacturers will no longer be allowed to make them. Get the details and find out how much upgrading your bulbs will cost you tonight on East Texas News at 6.


5. Here's your "awwww" moment for today: "It's a boy!" The newest member of the Fort Worth Zoo's elephant herd has arrived, and his name is Bowie. His mama, Bluebonnet, welcomes you to come visit them.

6. Keatyn Eitelman became Texas' 25th Elite Freshwater Angler—and the state's youngest—on August 2, 2013, fewer than two weeks before his eleventh birthday. He finished this task when he caught a 21.25-inch, 5.5-pound largemouth bass from Lake Texoma on July 23 and submitted it for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Big Fish Award.

7.Summer temperatures are rising and in dry areas of East Texas, we are experiencing some grass fires, which can spread and destroy homes and other buildings. The Kilgore Fire Dept. launched their "Ready Set Go" program which informs homeowners on how to proactively protect their homes from their fires. Tonight at 6, KLTV's Laura Sadler will show you how these steps can keep these fires from growing and help fire fighters defend your home. (see current burn ban list on this page)

Here's the link to get you to our livestream at 4, 5 and 6 on KLTV.com. We welcome you to join us for all our newscasts, live on our website.

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer

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