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7 from 7: Stories for your Monday afternoon

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Michael Ward and Tracy Lynn Mallewick (Source: Tyler Police) Michael Ward and Tracy Lynn Mallewick (Source: Tyler Police)

Good afternoon! Today is cloudy and rather dreary-looking, but we hope you're having a great day anyway.

Here are some of the stories we think you'll find interesting today:]

1. Investigators believe that 35-year-old Michael Robert Ward and 42-year-old Tracy Lynn Mallewick, both of Canton, are responsible for multiple burglaries of coin-operated machines in East Texas. Their latest burglary occurred Sunday night at the Holiday Inn Express located at 3247 W. Gentry Parkway.
The pair are traveling in a maroon two-door 2002 Mercury Cougar with Texas license plate number BM2M786. More details here.

2. According to Paris police, autopsies performed on each victim of an October 9 quadruple homicide have confirmed that the four men died as a result of gunshot wounds. Police continue to investigate the late night shooting of 18-year-old Romello Dewain Steward, 21-year-old Devante Larry Akins, 24-year-old Brijonne Rashad Woods, and 32-year-old Billy Charles Carey. Investigators have received several tips from various sources. 

3. What happened today in Texas history? October 14 - This is the day one of the U.S. Presidents who hails from our beloved state was born, and it's also the day that a baby girl in Midland became famous when she fell into a well. Click here for more!

4. If you or someone you know is searching for a job, there's a job fair at TJC tomorrow that may be helpful. We hope so! Click here for full details.

5. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week. Manziel was 31-of-39 passing for 346 yards and ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the Aggies' come-from-behind win over Mississippi to earn Monday's offensive honors. He surpassed 7,000 yards in total offense in his 19th game, the fastest in FBS history. He won another honor as well. Click here for details.

6. For the second year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5%, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975. Read more about it here.

7. A nonprofit aiming to help Gov. Rick Perry gear up for another presidential run says it will launch a national advertising campaign blasting Washington and promoting GOP governors. The group is called Americans for Economic Freedom.  Read what they're planning here.

Here's the livestream link on KLTV.com so you can watch our newscasts live at 4, 5 and 6 on your computer!

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer

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