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7 from 7: Stories for your Tuesday

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Bernie Tiede (Source: Panola County jail) Bernie Tiede (Source: Panola County jail)
Bernie speaking with KLTV reporter Melanie Torre in 2011) Bernie speaking with KLTV reporter Melanie Torre in 2011)

Good afternoon, everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful day.

Here are some stories for you to peruse this afternoon:

1. A story that grabbed everyone's attention in Texas some years ago, and then became a national sensation when it was turned into a movie starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey, is back in the news today. Bernie Tiede was convicted of shooting and killing Marjorie Nugent in November 1996, then hiding her body in a freezer. In 1999, Tiede was sentenced to life in prison for the Nugent's killing. Tiede has been in prison in New Boston, but was sent back to his hometown of Carthage today on a bench warrant. We're investigating and will bring you more information tonight on East Texas News at 5.

2. The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about a twist on an old scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement. The practice of third parties placing unauthorized charges on wireless accounts is called "cramming." Here's what you should know.

3. Two men arrested last week for their involvement in a Tyler auto burglary have now been linked to multiple auto burglaries across East Texas.
Tyler Police Department says the black Chevy Tahoe seized from 23-year-old Jonathan Burkett of Tyler and 20-year-old Jeremy Junkins of Whitehouse after a January 14 robbery has been connected to 35 open burglary cases.

4. A Tyler man outplayed over 1,400 others during an 18-day poker event in Oklahoma, and took home a nice chunk of change as a result! Tyler Morris won over $350,000; see more details here.

5. A new Arctic blast is on the way to East Texas on Wednesday night. The cold front will move through the region during the evening hours and winter will make a strong comeback behind the front. More details here...get your coats back out, y'all. Make sure to join Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto for the very latest and best forecast tonight at 4, 5 and 6,

6.A White House report highlights a stunning prevalence of rape on college campuses, with 1 in 5 female students assaulted while only 1 in 8 student victims report it. Nearly 22 million American women and 1.6 million men have been raped in their lifetimes, according to the report. Read what President Obama had to say about the study and his hopes for curtailing the problem.

7. Texarkana-area realtors are on alert for suspicious phone calls from a man reportedly posing as a police officer, trying to get female agents to meet him alone in remote locations. Megan Driver is one of those agents. "I asked him a little bit more about the property, but he really couldn't give me couldn't give me much information about it. He just wanted to know how quickly I could meet him."

Click here to watch our news at 4, 5 and 6 via our livestream on KLTV.com.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

Digital Content Producer


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