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7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday

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Good afternoon! How is your week going along?

Here are a few stories of interest for you to peruse today:

1. The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.

The allegation raised questions of how and why he managed to insert himself into a supposedly secure event attended by scores of heads of state, including United States President Barack Obama.

2. Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction, which the newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927.


3. Your Week in Music: Garth Brooks out of retirement and ready to rock... or... twang, maybe. Either way, his multitudes of fans will be thrilled!  Read the details here.

4. An Upshur County man was nearly overcome by smoke in a house fire Tuesday night. The fire broke out in a 100-year-old house in the 4200 block of White Oak Road around 6:30 p.m.

5. Grammy Award nominees have been announced today;  the Grammys will air in late January. Click here to see if your favorite artists made the list.

6. A Longview police officer has been placed on leave after contraband was found in his apartment. Details we have so far are found here.


7. This weekend is our favorite winter weekend, for eight years now! It's time for Holiday in the Park! There will be 50 vendors, the snow hill and play area, games, a free movie, dance performances, and everyone's favorite, Santa Scirto! Click here for the details.

Click here to check us out live on our website for East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6 if you're not near your tv today.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer

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