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7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday afternoon

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The Pride House (Source: Paula Youngblood) The Pride House (Source: Paula Youngblood)

Good afternoon! We hope your day is going along well.

Here are some stories of interest for you to peruse while you wait for "quittin' time":

1.The first bed and breakfast in Texas, The Pride House Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson, was destroyed this morning when a fire raged through the structure. The home was built in 1888. Read more about the fire here.

2. Wednesday at 1:17 p.m., multiple units from the Smith County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call on County Road 4142 after a homeowner caught several men in the process of burglarizing his house and reportedly held one of them at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

 

Alexandra Jane Jackson

3. The daughter of country music star Alan Jackson was arrested early Wednesday. Police said Alexandra Jane Jackson, 20, was arrested on charges of underage consumption, assault and resisting arrest. Wonder what dad's lecture was to his daughter afterward? Being a parent can be trying, no matter who you are.

4. A former teacher has to serve only 30 days for his guilty plea for the rape of a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide. Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, had all but a month's time of his 15-year sentence suspended Monday. You may be surprised what the Montana judge said about the victim, explaining why he suspended his sentence.

5. On a lighter note, there's some discussion on our Facebook page about this story's topic...which makes a better pet, a cat or a dog? No matter your opinion, check out the story to find out how to adopt either at various shelters across East Texas. Their facilities are full and they need your help.

6. By now, most folks have seen or heard about Miley Cyrus' memorable (for lack of a better term) performance on 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. Two days after an overwhelmingly negative response, a Memphis pastor wrote an open letter of love to the former Disney Channel star. That letter is going viral, and you can check it out for yourself here.

7. Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the "glorious patriots" who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King spoke during the March on Washington.

Check out our livestream on KLTV.com at 4, 5 and 6 if you're not near your tv this evening.

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer

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