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7 from 7: Stories for your sunny Monday

Hello! We hope you had a great weekend and that you're enjoying this gorgeous East Texas day.

Here are some stories for you to check out this afternoon:

1. How are you feeling? Influenza activity has been widespread in East Texas, and today a panel of medical professionals addressed prevention, protection, testing and treatment. Our Melanie Torre was there and she'll tell you what their recommendations were tonight on the news at 6.

2. Authorities have released the identity of a 79-year-old man who was found dead in his Rusk County home over the weekend.  The Rusk County Sheriff's Office says that the body of  Donald Lee Clark was discovered in his home  in Overton by a family member around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Clark suffered a gunshot wound. Investigators have been combing his home and property and adjacent land to find out what happened to Mr. Clark, and our Maegan Prejean was on the scene. She'll bring you more details tonight on East Texas News at 6.

3. An East Texas high school football coach has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with DWI on Sunday.

4.  Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has raised some ethical concerns. The women will soon try to become pregnant with their new wombs, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed. This may offer new hope to those who were born without a uterus or who have had them removed due to cervical cancer.

5. On Monday, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai announced that the FCC will be starting an inquiry to determine what steps can be taken to ensure that no matter where someone dials 911, they reach emergency personnel. This stems from the East Texas case of the mother who was stabbed to death in a hotel room and whose children couldn't dial 911 for help...they didn't know to dial 9 first to get a line out of the motel.

6. A two-year-old Angelina County child was flown to a Houston hospital Monday afternoon after it was revealed they had a blood-alcohol content of .18.

7. Looking for a furry family member? Our friend Gayle Helms sent us three who need homes, and of course she has many more. Check out Dexter, Smoke and Baby right here, or call Gayle for more information on other pets!

Make sure to join us for the best news and weather coverage tonight on East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6, and if you prefer to view online, here's the link to our livestream on KLTV.com.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer

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