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7 from 7: Stories for your frozen Monday

Photo by Jan Sheridan in Longview Photo by Jan Sheridan in Longview

Good afternoon, everyone! We hope your day is going well and that you are safe, warm and doing well today.

Here are some stories of interest to get you through your Monday afternoon:

1. Obviously we all have the weather on our minds today. Temperatures were especially cold this morning for us Texans who are not used to feeling temperatures in the teens! Here's what Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto says you can expect tomorrow morning (hint: it's still going to be cold, with a hard freeze warning in effect!) Join Mark on East Texas News 4, 5 and 6pm for the latest

2. Cold weather brought on this crime today:  Longview police are asking citizens to be on the lookout for a 2012 white VW Passat that was stolen this morning. The owner left the car running in her driveway while she went back inside to allow it to warm up before she left for the day. When she walked back outside, the car was gone.  The vehicle's tag number is DX9K793 and it has an L sticker and a Texas A&M sticker on the trunk near the left side of the license plate. It also has tinted windows. Please call Longview police immediately if you see the vehicle.

3. There are some simple precautions that a local builder says will help protect your home during hard freezes, depending upon which type of pipes your home has. Click here to read what he told us.

4. Do you have pets? Our friends at Pets Fur People shared some great tips for keeping your pets safe during freezing weather. We hope you'll click here to find out more. 

One simple thing they suggest is letting your pets stay inside until the freezing weather passes!

5. One more thing regarding cold weather: Who's responsible for damages when pipes in apartment buildings burst? Our Meagan Prejean will tell you what she found out during East Texas News at 6.

6. Last month, 27-year-old Joseph French, a former KLTV employee and local artist, was gunned down on his way home from a school Christmas party. French had moved to Honduras to teach English at a local high school.     

The medical flight to bring Joseph home cost thousands of dollars, and his family couldn't afford it on their own. However, East Texans answered their call for help, and Sunday morning Joseph was reunited with his family at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Read the story here.

7. According to Tyler Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home in the 700 block of West Harmony Street just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday in relation to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officials found Tommie Shackleford had been stabbed in the ear and head with a kitchen knife by his neighbor Vanessa Carr, 54. Carr was charged with aggravated assault and in Smith Co. jail on $200,000 bond.

We'll have much more for you tonight at 4, 5 and 6. You can watch live on KLTV.com at this link if you're not near your tv this afternoon.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer


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