There is a lot going on in the news on this beautiful Thursday afternoon; let's get right to our list!
1. The Paris Police Department is investigating a Wednesday night
shooting that occurred at a residence on 6th
Street. According to police, a female called 911 around 11:23 p.m. to
report someone bleeding at the home. Upon arrival, officers found four deceased individuals in a front room of the house. The 911 call has been released. We'll also have more tonight on East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6 as KLTV's Melanie Torre will join us LIVE from the scene in Paris with more details.
3. Tyler police arrested 42-year-old Gerald Lee McMorris on Thursday. McMorris is accused of attempting to steal a purse from a woman at a Tyler Walmart on Tuesday night. Police say McMorris left Walmart on Highway 64 Tuesday night and followed a 60-year-old woman to her car in the parking lot, where he then attempted to steal her purse.
4. The federal government has cited the company that operated a Texas fertilizer plant that exploded in April and killed 15 people. The West Fertilizer Co. is being hit with 24 serious safety violations and a proposed fine of more than $118,000.
5. Salvaging roadkill for the dinner table is not only legal starting this month in Montana, but state officials plan to let drivers who accidentally kill big game to simply print out permits at home that allow them to harvest the meat. Later on, there will be an app for that.
7. A group of local heroes left Tyler Thursday morning on the trip of a lifetime, to see the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. Thirty East Texas World War II veterans were chosen to travel on a three-day, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. courtesy of the Brookshire's Grocery Company. But one aspect of this year's Heroes Flight will be different: Because the government is still shut down, many Washington, D.C. Landmarks are also closed.