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7 from 7: Stories for your gusty Friday

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Good afternoon! We hope you're looking forward to your weekend and a little East Texas relaxation.

Here are some stories to tide you over until your weekend kicks off this afternoon:

1. Seven East Texas businesses were given citations recently for selling alcohol to minors. The off-premise minor stings in Longview checked 48 businesses. The seven who received citations included Rudy's #17, Food Fast #1089 and five others.

2. Bernie Tiede,  former director at a Carthage funeral home, will appear in a Panola County courtroom next week. Tiede admitted to killing his friend and Carthage millionaire Marjorie Nugent in 1996. He was convicted of Nugent's death in 1999 and sentenced to life in prison.

3. The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The finding is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states but is sure to further rankle environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama over his energy policy.

4. The East Texas man accused of fatally shooting another man outside of the Tyler mall was in court Friday, just a few weeks before his trial is to begin. Ricky Neal Jr. appeared before Judge Kerry Russell, where Neal's attorney, Buck Files, was granted a request to withdraw as his attorney for the trial.

5. It's that time of the week again that we all look forward to: the weekend! What's going on in East Texas? We've scoured the web to find out the things that we think you'll be interested in checking out. Check out our list here.

6. The Academy has rescinded the Best Original Song Oscar nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," from the movie of the same name.The disqualification comes after Bruce Broughton, who wrote the music, was found to have violated the Academy's rule to campaign in a "fair and ethical manner."

7. Talk about a journey, Hawaii's Peter Hernandez, better known today as Bruno Mars, will perform in front of the biggest audience of his career on Sunday. The Honolulu born musician will take the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey where the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks. Click here to see a picture of a young Bruno, plus a link to video of his early performance.

We are going to be live at 4, 5 and 6 for you on KLTV.com, just in case you're not in front of a tv this afternoon. You're going to want to hear Mark Scirto's weather forecast; another big change is headed our way! Be prepared.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer

 

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